Le Fou Frog

4.7
2770 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
An eclectic French bistro tucked away in historic river city market area in downtown Kansas City is a local favorite serving 4 star traditional & contemporary food in a fun filled atmosphere. Chef/proprietor Mano Rafael works with seasonal ingredients to create an ever-changing chalkboard menu. The vast menu selections & wine list offer many choices for varying tastes & budgets. Check out La Fou Frog's reviews from Kansas City Star, Pitch Weekly, KC Magazine, Ingram's Magazine, the New York Times, Bon Appetit, Zagat & chowhound.com!
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MK
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Le Fou Frog, the food and service is always amazing!!

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MO
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service and an intimate unique setting. Definitely worth checking out for a date night!

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B
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, could be considered a little pricey, terrific wait staff

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BM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Escargot are the best. Fish was fresh and perfectly cooked. Lobster bisque was some of the best in the city.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Dale was phenomenal! We were there for Restaurant Week so the value was great and he guided my friends who had never indulged in French cuisine through the menu and his recommendations within the limited Restaurant Week menu.

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K
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week
For food allergies they will accommodate and had options on their restaurant week menu as well as the regular menu that were gluten free and dairy free
The waitress was knowledgeable and helpful
Service was good and staff were attentive despite being fairly busy
Someone came out to sing at the end of the night 🤷‍♀️

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KD
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week, Anniversary

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SM
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good selection for restaurant Week and otherwise. I’ve been here before and food is good.

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MD
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service and setting wonderful. Portions were small. My entree was not as good as I had hoped it would be or up to the high standards I expect from this fabulous restaurant. The food is generally beyond perfect. My beet salad was awesome though.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for Restaurant Week and it was a nice selection. It’s a very small place, homey and warm. The waiters really know the menu, wine and food, and I’m glad I took his advise. The lamb was perfectly cooked. It’s a bit about my usual price point so I’m glad I was able to experience it. It’s a good Special Occasion place, and i would recommend everyone to try them.

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M
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Had new server Dale. Very nice person and server.

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MD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisit cuisine. Wait staff knowledgeable/ professional / accommodating. LeFouFrog is worth experiencing over and over again. C’est tres bien!

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a celebration dinner. We had a cheese plate as an appetizer that was great! I had the duck an it was perfectly cooked.

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RO
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

My husband and I have been to Le Fou many times and have never received such disrespect as we did during our most recent visit. While the food is good, the service was so poor which I feel really defines a restaurant. From start to finish, we received poor service with our server even saying that he “wasn’t on his game”; however, he never even attempted to improve. He just handed us off to two more servers. A very weak attempt at trying to be a somewhat “authentic” French restaurant. What a laugh!

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JG
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food. True French wine list and menu. Reliable over 20 years of being patrons.

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GR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been regulars since Mano & Barbra opened about 25 years ago. Always great food and great fun.

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h
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service great atmosphere very nice place for dinner.

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p
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place for dinner. Our server, Dale, helped to make it enjoyable.

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A
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Fou Frog is a hidden gem with a sophisticated, interesting menu. It has the vibrancy and energy of a Paris or New York restaurant.

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WZ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great ambiance over the holidays. Food was great with exception of mashed potatoes that were a bit off in taste and color - not sure why. Ratatouille was perfect!

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PT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We were early for our reservation but they found a table away from the door right away. Service was excellent. The food was pretty good - quibbles include white wine that wasn’t cold enough and soup that wasn’t hot enough. Two of us liked our entrees, third had halibut but said it was tasteless. Dessert was wonderful-a chocolate cake roll.

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OT
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. We had heard that it was incredible food for a surprisingly great price but still were amazed. Great wine list by the bottle or the glass. We will be back again very soon. Butternut soup and the Walleye were our highlights. You can’t go wrong with any of the salads.

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J
Kansas City
45 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have experienced Le Fou Frog many times. ( and it is an experience!) This was the best service we have had there. Michelle is an exceptional server. She times the order and courses and makes your dining experience extra special. We enjoyed the tomato brothed mussels, split a beet salad and entrees of Lamb Shank and Veal Osso Bucco. All well prepared and delicious. Our drinks were long in coming and delivered to the wrong table. The restaurant made of for this and gave us a bottle of wine to take home.

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun evening with great food. Staff was friendly, nice, and great to deal with.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kathleen was the absolute best server! Crab tartare is not to be missed!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place ❤️ Thankyou for amazing experience. Jean Pierre gave us the best experience and the food was extraordinary. Grateful !!!!

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AK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the service was outstanding. We had a great time; thank you Le Feu Frog, you rock!!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always !!!

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MF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My guest was vegan and the chef whipped up a beautiful dinner for him. Very kind. All were welcoming!

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BK
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great. Server was annoyed by questions, responsible for too many tables, and wasn't genuinely excited about helping us make great choices. Also, I had indicated on the reservation...and again in person that it was my girlfriend's birthday. That fact was not acknowledged in any way...not even a heartfelt birthday wish.

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food good but not great
Have had better French food when visiting KC
Slightly worse than food on top cruise line restaurants

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our absolute favorite restaurant in the city, and the special occasion Christmas dinner did not disappoint. We took our two teenage daughters here for the first time, and had a wonderful evening! The traditional 13 course meal was beyond fabulous, each course was better than the last. A great family atmosphere signing Christmas carols rounded out our experience. Looking forward to next year!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The live Christmas music performed by the staff was impressive! Our server, Sarah, was outstanding.

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OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. So much fun during the holidays. Great singing by the servers.

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DW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

With all the new restaurant that are opening, there are so many to try. Unfortunately this prevents us from too many return trips to results that we have had a good experience with. However, one exception for us is Le Fou Frog. This is a restaurant that we really enjoy and have made several return trips to over the years. While the food is excellent with a great variety, it is the friendly, attentive service that puts this restaurant over the top for us.

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OT
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Had a wonderful evening last night. Food is amazing as always. We even got serenaded by one of the servers. made the night really special!!!

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DT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

So dark you need the flashlight app on your phone to read the menu.

Waiter serenade during dinner was a nice touch.

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EK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, service and atmosphere. The experience is a classic in KC if you like the way the french do it. outstanding!!!

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A
Kansas City
38 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Le Fou exceeds in food and service! The staff is beyond friendly and welcoming. The food is out of this world, and always something new to try. My mouth literally waters just thinking about going! I would recommend this place to anyone - especially now if you have guests from out of town. Not exactly a "vegan spot", but there are options if needed. Cannot wait for next time!

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TG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We dine here at least one or two times a year and has always been a favorite of ours. However this visit was disappointing, mostly due to very slow service and very disappointing meals. Only one in four of us enjoyed our meal.

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