Le Fou Frog

4.8
2624 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
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 2 days ago

I'm fortunate that I get to dine all over the world (and use opentable to do so) and regrettably infrequently do I write a review...I've dined at Le Fou Frog a few times and every time the food/ambiance/service has been outstanding...It is genuinely one of my favorite French restaurants in the US...including New York, Chicago and San Francisco...Truly outstanding

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

What an evening! It was not a meal, it was a dining experience!

To show this is not a fake review, I've included a couple negatives at the bottom... trivial as they are.
Although we had to wait 40 minutes for our table, in the restaurant's defense, our anniversary falls during Bastille Day celebrations, so the place was obviously hopping. The food was delicious, the staff impeccable and VERY attentive. If something needed to be done, like the removal of a finished plate and our waitress was at another table, another staff member would cordially ask if they could help. The restaurant has live music, with staff & owner taking turns singing songs. They hand out lyrics sheets so patrons can join in, and encourage patrons to participate, but they're not pushy (my wife & I are a bit shy, & they picked up on that quickly). The owner even has a short question/answer question session regarding a random "French" topic, and she hands out cute little "prizes" to the patron who answers correctly first. I HIGHLY recommend this dining experience!
The only negatives we encountered: With all the revelry, it's hard to hold a conversation, so it's probably not the best place for a first, get-to-know-ya date, and the escargot - while delicious - were smaller than we've had in the past.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

As always, I am never disappointed when I come to Le Fou Frog. Michelle is by far the best waitress ever. Bastille Day celebration was over the top. Fabulous food.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We always enjoy an evening at Le Fou Frog. Their Bastille Day Celebration is not to be missed! Great food, great entertainment!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed Bastille Day with friends. The food, fun and festivities were amazing! Our waitress Sarah was perfect for our group of 6 on this fun night.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Great food, great wine selection and very helpful server.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Our dinner experience was just perfect. Squid Caesar salad, wonderful and would have been enough for a lunch meal. The scallops were perfect! all the food was just perfect. The service was friendly, very knowledgeable and the surprise was when I ordered an absinthe after dinner it was served with a proper table vessel of ice water and spoon .. the whole shebang . Lovely all round.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Feels kind of like a nice dive place. Have been there twice and the food is great. I really like this place

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Food that is certainly worth a splurge. Every bite is like heaven.
I want to return for their happy hour.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

When we entered the restaurant, I was immediately transported to a friendly neighborhood style cafe in Paris. We were warmly greeted by Kathleen and promptly seated in the dimly lit dining area that was decked out in eclectic wall coverings and art. The close-together tables ring the room and in the center are tables as well. The overall feel of the decor is that of a charming mismatch and set a relaxed atmosphere. Dale, our server, was attentive and went out of his way to describe dining choices and put us in the mood for a dining experience. Throughout the evening, the restaurant filled with patrons and the really nice observation of our group was that while the restaurant was full, we could easily carry on a conversation without feeling interrupted by other diners. The regular menu is supplemented by a chalkboard menu of evening specialties. What can you expect from the food being served? Prepare yourself for skilled French cooking that will absolutely delight your taste buds. We dined on salmon, Dover Sole, crown rack of lamb and a filet mignon. The wine list was extensive and reasonably priced. Throughout the evening, we experienced quality service and a dining experience we rave about. Save room for dessert as you simply cannot leave without trying the crime brûlée or profiterole.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, friendly service. White wine scallops for hors d’oeuvres, crown rack of lamb for main course, and creme brulle for dessert; a perfect meal. Top it all off with a complimentary truffle that is to die for.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

What a wonderful gem this place is. So adorable, and just superb food and service. There’s nothing like it in KC, truly one of a kind. We will be back often!!!

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2.0Dined on July 3, 2018

The restaurant was uncomfortably hot and the booth was very small. Not a good combination. When I voiced my discomfort I was told "it's an old building so it's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. The wine was too warm and served in "joker" glassware. Not what would be expected in this type of restaurant. The wine list was good. My salmon had a strong taste and my husband's meat was dry. Our friend's onion soup was just fair, she only ate half of it.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Michelle is a wonderful person who took care of us. Her service is outstanding. David sang a wonderful song. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Fabulous as always.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Fabulously delicious, as always! Thanks for a wonderful evening!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Everything was amazing. It’s a must try

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We had an amazing dinner with friends. Our evening started with Barbara helping us to make some wine selections; offering us several options to try. She was very passionate and helpful and even made some suggestions for dinner entrees. Ashley our server also did an amazing job with entree and wine selections; top notch service! We will definitely be back. The food was absolutely amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Love love love this place. Go there and thank me later!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We had a really great time and they gave us free dessert for our anniversary!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Great server—attentive but not overly so. Food was delightful.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Wonderful dining experience with well thought put dishes. Amazing service.
Without a doubt we will be returning!

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4.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Great service, food was very delicious too, we definitely enjoyed the sauce of every dish, very savory

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This was a Father's Day dinner for my husband. He has been wanting to go there for quite awhile. Neither of us was impressed given that it was a costly dinner. His dinner was better than mine, but didn't warrant the cost. The wine was ok but again didn't warrant the cost (but there aren't too many restaurants out there that charge a fair price for a bottle of wine!). We felt rushed. Twice we had to keep waiters from taking food plates that we hadn't finished yet! The salad was just a large plate of greens with some dressing that was ok, but not great. The only thing really, really good was the little chocolate at the end of the meal. Probably won't go back....

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This place never disappoints. Our favorite spot in town!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Symphony night

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Everything was perfect. Wish more Parisian music was played.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Went for early Father's Day celebration and this Friday night was crowded and lively! Always fun to be here, great appetizers, plenty of entrée choices, everything you would ask for to make it a wonderful evening!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Friendly service, good ambience, and great food selection. Their seasonal ono was phenomenal. Would definitely go back there again!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Our 44th anniversary was made very special by our waitress Jill! Loved the food,wine and atmosphere, will definitely go there again!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Everything was delicious and a terrific ambiance. Perfect for a date night, impress out of town guests, or just to make your day Way better.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Perfect for a date night or special occasion! Great food and wonderful service.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

It was a Friday night and they were busy but they were really in a hurry to get us served and out of there!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This is my favorite place in all of Kansas City. Fantastic food and superb service. What more could you ask for

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

First time here. Everything was excellent. The food was great, our server was outstanding, and the ambience was perfect. The portions were large (not a complaint, just beware). We will definitely be back. Thank you for a great experience.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Our 51st anniversary dinner!!
Server knew her “stuff”...maybe a bit rushed...next time I won’t give full order at start of meal:-) OR I can tell server to sloooow down, too!!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

The food was amazing and the service was top notch! I would recommend this restaurant to any and everyone in the area!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great as usual.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

It was a wonderful experience for our anniversary. Could not have asked for better service, the food was magical.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My gal and I absolutely love this place. Amazing staff and service with 5 star quality dinners and desserts. Will return for years to come.

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