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Le Fou Frog

4.8
2559 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French / American, European
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Happy Hour: Tuesday through Friday 4:30-6:30
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Phone number
(816) 474-6060
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mano Rafael
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Catering
Please call for details.
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Cross street
Oak Street
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Parking details
Pull parking adjacent to Le Fou Frog.
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Public transit
Max - 5th & Grand
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We went there to celebrate a birthday dinner and spent 3.5 hours there enjoying the our conversation, the food, the ambiance, the entire evening. All of the food was excellent, the wait staff is very knowledgeable and the service was top notch. I am looking forward to the next time we can go!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food is always outstanding, delivered to the table fresh and hot! The atmosphere is lively for sure. Sometimes a little hard to hear but the intimacy and ambiance is worth it.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We're all about memories instead of things - took special friends here as their wedding gift - and it did NOT disappoint!!! WOW! Our friends were blown away by the atmosphere, the decor, the wait staff and THE FOOD! Over the Top AMAZING!!! This is going down as my Number 1 BEST MEAL on the planet - and I've worked in Int'l Sales for 25 years!!! The Squash/coconut soup was a big surprise of the evening!!! Escargot the best I've ever had - Foie Gras, dreamy. The knock-your-socks-off show stopper though was the wagyu beef!!! Heaven!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Amazing as always! The Escargot is a must for an appetizer

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Absolutely had an amazing time. Great spot and ambiance. Amazing food and service. Will be back and will recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Love this place. Small but great food!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Eating should be an experience, and this was definitely that. I would highly recommend the escargot and the mussels. The steak was cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth. Highly recommend!!!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Walked in and no one received us, we were quite lost. Would appreciate a better description of each dish.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My fiancé and I had an amazing dinner at Le Fou Frog. Food was top notch! Michelle, our server, had wonderful recommendations and was very knowledgeable with the food and wine. Additionally, Nick never allowed our water glasses to go empty and kept our table clean and ready for the next course.
A++++
Amazing experience. Will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

As this was my very first time at Le Fou Frog, I had no expectations. But what I experienced was incredible. I went with my date as we were celebrating an occasion, and I was pleasantly surprised at the ambiance. as it was dimly lit and very romantic. The service was beyond compare as our server described the evening in detail with each course being a presentation of color and aestheticism. And the food tasted just as good as it looked. I will very much look forward to my next return here.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Beyond Excellent.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Love this restaurant but was disappointed even though the food was as usual fabulous and service good. I go there for the lively ambiance, singing waiters etc. this week there was no ambiance, no singing. Very disappointing. But food was wonderful. I’ll go back but don’t stop doing what makes you special

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This place has fantastic french food. The menu is written in chalk on a small menu board and changes regularly. Our waitress was knowledgeable and fun, recommending really great wine for my husband and a great pheasant dish for myself. Biggest complaints are that the bathroom is incredibly dirty, and it is a dark restaurant making me wonder how dirty it is with the lights on. The tables are also too close together, making it uncomfortable for large or pregnant guests. The meals are on the pricey side, but very similar to a comparable meal elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We were there for a birthday celebration. The food was very rich, fabulous tasting. We loved the whole experience. The service was just right - attentive without being bothersome. Can't wait to return!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Fantastic atmosphere and amazing food. It was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Another great evening at Le Fou Frog. Service was excellent, the food without equal,
Sharing appetizers was encouraged. Need to remember to return more often.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We love the happy hour at Le Fou Frog with their great food and wine specials.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The food and service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great ambiance, wonderful food, classy service (handwritten note on table for birthday...sweet).

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Authentic French food and service. Pricey but worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

After coming here for 20+ years we are never disappointed!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Friends moving, getting together. Ashley was our server and she made it a great experience...food and wine perfect! Will for sure be back.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great meal

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Food is always excellent and service is excellent

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

As always , always worth the 4hr drive from Tulsa.Our primary reason fo a trip to KC.
We love you guys , Thank you, thank you.See you next time !

Judy and Caldwell OKeefe

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our server was knowledgeable and personable. Great service without hovering. Made excellent suggestions on the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was fantastic, service was great

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Have been going for years and haven't ever left a review. One of my favorites.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My husband and I were in town for an academic conference and wanted to have a nice dinner out for our last night in town. We decided upon French, as it's one of our favorite cuisines and not easy to find in the rural area we live. We found Le Fou Frog via Google and I was easily able to book a reservation online through Open Table. We were seated immediately upon arrival, and treated to an Amuse-bouche that was phenomenal. We shared appetizers of escargot and scallops. The escargot were excellent - a hint of wine and lemon added brightness and helped cut the butter, which in other escargot dishes I had made them too rich. The scallops were also very good, if a bit too heavy on cream and cheese for my taste. My husband had a lamb shank and I had an avocado and crab salad, which were both excellent. We both left the restaurant very satisfied with our meal. If we ever find ourselves in Kansas City again, we will certainly pay another visit to this excellent restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I love everything about this place. The staff treats you like valued guests in their home. The food is out of this world. The dishes we tried had delicate flavor combinations and fresh ingredients that made for a memorable & wonderful experience. I can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Wonderful dinner! Staff was pleasant, helpful and engaging. One of the best restaurants in Kansas City offering the best ingredients and a knowledgeable staff..

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The food at the Frog rarely disappoints. The menu has extensive specials and the atmosphere is that of an energetic bistro.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent! Food, environment, and service. The only negative would be the noise level - no fault of the frog, just as the room fills up, it's difficult to have an intimate conversation. The service was impeccable - with team service, you never were without. The creme brulee was the best I've ever had. Truly a memorable evening.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Gluttonous in the best way. Decadent, fun, and memorable.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Three ingredients make this a memorable dining experience: menu, service, and the atmosphere. Receiving our menu on a chalkboard let us know the chef is giving something unique. We had a hard time deciding between the caviar, escargot, and oysters but went with escargot and oysters. The escargot came with a fantastic presentation and was full of earthy flavors. They serve the oysters with a side red wine-based glaze that you can enjoy without, but adds an extra kick to what the oysters already bring. The number of entrees was great - we choose the scallops with beef tips and rack of lamb. Again, these were fantastic and easily the best meals that we have ever had in KC. I will say that I thought the price on a few items was a bit high, but that’s forgivable considering the quality. Our bill was $130 when all said and done. Our waitress helped us choose and brought out samples of wine to help us pair with our entrees, which is a considerate gesture I can’t say I’ve had elsewhere. Our waitress was attentive to our table, but gave us privacy to enjoy our romantic evening. What brought the evening together was the relaxing atmosphere. One would expect a restaurant offering food and service as great as the Frog to be quite formal, but that’s not the case. The closeness of the tables to each other, French jazz, and vivid haphazard decor didn’t demand suit and tie and allowed us to simply enjoy ourselves as ourselves the entire night. I recommend this restaurant for a couple looking for a unique date with great, memorable food.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Definetly the best restaurant in Kansas City.

It is expensive but worth every penny.

I had soup, appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. It was incredible. The server was excellent and very helpful with selections.

I took my boyfriend for his birthday and it is the perfect gift.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Weekend out. It was a great night. Met new friends and enjoyed every part of the experience.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The service and food were excellent. If you are a foodie like I am you will love this restaurant. The combining of food and ingredients are so unique and tasty. We had green bamboo rice which was yummy and i'd never had. So much fun! Plus wine selection is excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Went on a Friday night. Reservations at 6:45 PM via Open Table but seated around 7:15. Enjoyed time in the bar. Food was great from beginning to end as was the wine. A little crowded but what you would expect for a popular restaurant. Wait staff was great! I will definitely go back but not for a while as the bill was a little expensive.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

This is my favorite happy hour in town. Great French wines for less than $5 and many reasonably priced, authentic French bistro dishes. A little bit of Paris in KC.

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