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About Le Fou Frog

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!

400 East 5th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French / American, European

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

Cross Street:
Oak Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 474-6060

Website:
http://www.lefoufrog.com/

Catering:
Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Pull parking adjacent to Le Fou Frog.

Public Transit:
Max - 5th & Grand

Executive Chef:
Mano Rafael

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Le Fou Frog Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (73)
Special Occasion (64)
Romantic (61)
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Good for Anniversaries (61)
Good for a Date (58)
Creative Cuisine (56)
Authentic (52)
Neighborhood Gem (45)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Cozy (38)
Notable Wine List (32)
Worth the Drive (30)
Fun (27)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Casual (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Business Meals (8)
People Watching (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Seasonal (4)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Live Music (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Overall great experience with my husband. Quaint and charming atmosphere. Would definitely come back!

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined 3 days ago

Very Enjoyable. Will definitely return. Friendly owner.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food and presentation are always good at Le Fou Frog. The lobster bisque was delicious. We were disappointed in the quantities, however. It was restaurant week, but we felt they were skimpy to perhaps reflect the fixed price? Never had that happen before. Not sure, but not a good way to promote the restaurant.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Went for restaurant week. The service and the food were excellent. It's a small space, but expands with outdoor seating in warmer weather. I loved the charm and will definitely be back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic, authentic french food. Absolutely delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Always excellent food and superb service, would recommend this restaurant anytime.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Always an exceptional experience here for a fun date night or a special occasion. We love the gluten free options. Great wine selection.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Adorable restaurant with romantic atmosphere. We've wanted to try the food for some time given the positive feedback we've heard, and it was spot on. Food and customer service is fantastic. Best escargot we've ever had, cocktails are great, and all dishes tried for restaurant week were cooked to perfection. We'll definitely dine again.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

THE " Crazy Chef's" wife seated us and was so gracious and down to earth. She highly rec'd HH!
Amaxing Amuse Bouche, mussel w?.. Entree was scallop on delish gratin topped w Wagyu beef. Divine! My salad w sliced apple & duck was Perfect! Chocolate Mousse from Heaven! Panna Cotta also perfect & they brought chocolate truffles to us! Bartender made great bourbon drink.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

This was our first time visiting after hearing many good reviews from friends and the experience lived up to reviews!

The food was excellent, with a more laid back atmosphere than anticipated. The restaurant was full/busy during KC Restaurant Week but the waiter and other staff was still attentive and knowledgeable when we asked questions.

As a young couple, we generally eat at home but go out for special occasions. The best review that I can leave is the guarantee that we will return very soon!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

My son and I always enjoy Le Fou Frog and enjoy bringing new people with us. I brought a couple that had not been there before and as expected they enjoyed it immensley. We started going there for special occasions about 20 some odd years ago and it never disappoints. The waitress was especially good this time.

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

The food here is exceptional. We went during restaurant week, so don't know if the portion size is any different. The staff was very helpful and accommodating, attentive but not intrusive. The regular menu is rather pricey, however, but once in a while, worth it. Probably wouldn't go before theater since it is more fun to savor the moments. We do love French food!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 7 days ago

The best dining experience I've had in KC! Food was great, drinks were wonderful and the server really made us feel welcome during Restaurant Week - which I know is a stressful time. Next special occasion, I will definitely be returning!

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

The food here is of excellent quality. The service was wonderful, timely, and the food was perfect. My only negative is that in typical French fashion the portions are much smaller than what is typically found in America, yet the prices are on par with those found at high end steakhouses for quality steak and sides.

For those with money to burn and in search of unique offerings, Le Fou Frog delivers. If you want leftovers to take home you might want to keep searching elsewhere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

This is a charming and cozy place with excellent french food and a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Everyone in the city should come here at least once in their life, it is an icon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was amazing and the portions were just the right size. Our server was very good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was fantastic and the service was perfect. I highly recommend

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food was excellent and service was also excellent. I went during Restaurant week and the portion was very small. Left hungry. We were told it was better to just order off menu and I would advise that if you are expecting dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Glad to revisit Le Fou Frog after many years of absence. Excellent food, well prepared and beautifully served. Restaurant Week choices were varied - I especially liked the wild boar.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

We cam here for restaurant week and definitely will be back. Food is outstanding, service is good, nice bustling place. I can't say enough about the quality of food, one of the best I ever taste.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Had a reservation but had to wait 30 minutes for a table. The restaurant was more crowded then we anticipated and it made it very noisy. The restaurant was very dark which would have been perfect if you wanted to have a romantic candlelit dinner but it wasn't great for an evening out with friends. The poor lighting made it difficult to actually see our food and appreciate the amount of work that went into making it.

It was a nice experience to try but we won't be going back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

If this is a contender in your search, look no more - book it now! We tried this for restaurant week and it was amazing. Food & service were excellent. We will definitely be coming back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Ate there during restaurant week this year. The food was simply phenomenal. My boyfriend is currently expanding his culinary horizons and this was his first high end meal. He is now hooked. Thanks guys for a great night.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We went for Restaurant week and I had never been before. The atmosphere and food were incredible! Definitely recommend everyone visit!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Restaurant week...so probably a little louder and less special than normal, but still awesome

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food and drinks! Will always be the top of my list for a date night or special occasion!!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

our favorite anniversary or special date restaurant, fabulous service with incredible food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our Birthday Celebration at Le Fou Frog was so special. The food was so tasty, filling, and perfectly made. The restaurant is charming and the staff are all genuinely warm and kind.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fabulous New Year’s Eve celebration at le Fou Frog! Our server was fabulous and so was the food!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I was there on a special New Year’s Eve date. It had been several years since I had dined at Le Fou Frog. I was so delighted to see that it was still as charming as ever with exquisite food and service. Even on a popular and busy night such as New Years they made us feel so special! I hope to be back soon and more often and will be suggesting it to friends and family!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had friends in town for New Years Eve and decided to try out Le Fou Frog. It exceeded our expectations with food and service. The cozy ambiance was perfect for a special occasion and talking with great friends. Our server, Jill, made excellent food and wine recommendations. We will certainly be back again.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is our 'go to' spot for New Year's and Valentine's, as well as other occasions. Food and service are always great, even during special occasions.
The Filet Le Fou and twin lobster tails in champagne sauce are my favorites, as is the lobster bisque, but I don't think you could go wrong with anything on the menu. The Mousse au Chocolate and Creme Brulee are always great too.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Le fou frog is my favorite restaurant in KC. It's a hidden gem. The patio is lovely in good weather. I would recommend it to everyone

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Didn’t look like much from the outside but when we got in and seated it was great. Great food and service. I had the rack of lamb and it was awesome. My friend had the sea bass and she felt the same. I would defiantly go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very nice French authenticity, ala carte style menu with a great wine list.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We introduced our son and daughter-in-law to Le Fou Frog while they visited us over the holidays. The food was amazing and unique.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great Food. Was very busy and reservations are recommended. Quirky atmosphere but charming for what it is. Very unpretentious for the cost and quality of the food. The wine list has good options from value to high end. We went for our anniversary and it was a little loud/rowdy for this occasion but the food is amazing. We will go again but maybe not for when we want a quiet and romantic evening out. Would be a great place to go with another couple or friends and order several dishes to share. The quality is incredible and I wish we could have tried more items on the menu. The portion sizes are a lot more generous than I would have expected for the quality and type of food. For my wife's first experience with authentic French food it was tremendous. I will get her to try the Escargot next time I am confident that the quality will be there so that she will have a good experience. The Service could have been better but it was very busy so I try to be a little more forgiving in that situation. It didn't seem like neglect it really seemed like too much going on. For the price and quality I would have expected the wait staff to have fewer tables so the could focus more on the patrons. It was a weeknight and it is possible that it was busier than they expected. Overall it was a good experience but I wouldn't recommend it for a romantic evening out as I don't think that is really their forte. Next time we will go with friends and not worry about the atmosphere. Hopefully this doesn't sound negative because I can't say enough about the food part of this experience.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My girlfriend and I went here for a date. So cozy and vibrant inside, feels like a New York City restaurant. Halfway through dinner, the whole restaurant sang Noel Noel together as we dined on the 23rd. Overall, a wonderful experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Le Fou Frog is always fantastic! Great food, great service - it never disappoints! Would recommend this restaurant highly!!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Foie gras was incredible. Tuna app is a must. Filet Le Fou if you enjoy surf and turf.
Jean Pierre was a delight.
The evening was topped off by a joyful song.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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