Le Fou Frog

4.8
2964 reviews
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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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AG
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant. If we can be there for Bastille Day we always try to make it. Next to New Years' Eve -- it's the best time to go. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is super fun!

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KS
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bastille Day- w beau and his mom.

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KG
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect anniversary dinner on Bastille Day. Le fou frog never disappoints. The food is wonderful and the service is even bette. Merci mes amis.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time enjoying Bastille Day.

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R
Kansas City
76 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the Bastille Day celebration - so much fun! The food was delicious (as usual) and it was such a fun and festive atmosphere. I would definitely recommend!

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SW
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful Bastille celebration complete with cabaret performance snd tarot card readings! And, of course, exceptional food.

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

The best meal/experience any of us has had for a long time. Favorite restaurant in KC!

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

My mom and I finally were able to visit Le fou frog for their Bastille Day celebrations and what a treat! The menu was incredible, but the entertainment from the staff was phenomenal! All the staff wore costumes and they each sang their own songs and the patrons were strongly encouraged to participate. I expected to enjoy the evening but was blown away by how fun that made the festivities for everyone. Thanks so much for a great first experience!

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JK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Years ago my friend Bob Smith recommended Le Fou Frog. I've dined on several occasions but our last visit was superb in every way. The atmosphere, food, and delightful service were truly magnificent. I would like to know where I could purchase the wonderful wine that was served. Sancerre Grandmontains.

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t
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice special occasion spot. Decor could use some updating. All the paper and chalk boards are daunting but the bisque was yummy and we enjoyed our meals.

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PP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

The quality of food was extremely disappointing! The baked Brie was cold and solidified with no accompaniments-no fruit or bread or anything! The pate had the consistency of flaky cat food and was served with potato chips. Charcuterie board completely sub par. Will definitely not be returning. This is a high end French restaurant but what a joke.

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JB
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good. I try and eat here 2-3 times a year. I love that someone usually stands up and sings while people are dining. This place is getting very popular due to their good food and service. It tends to get a little noisy, but not overwhelmingly so.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date night. Amazing service and food!

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BT
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there with my family for a pre-event dinner and it was wonderful. Service was prompt, cocktails, wine and food were outstanding. I can't think of anything that would improve the meal. I would guess that it gets noisy later in the evening when the restaurant is full.

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JD
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was great!!
The dinner and services are excellent.

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CC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Not fancy but cool. Not pretentious but perfect! Great staff. Great food.

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DH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, romantic atmosphere, and incredible service. Celebrated my birthday here and as a special touch there was a hand written card on our table wishing me happy birthday and thanking us for celebrating with them. They also wished me happy birthday several times throughout the evening. Was such a thoughtful touch.

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NB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at the Frog and it couldn't have been better. Excellent little southern French restaurant in KC. While it's a French restaurant the portions are definitely American sized, which our server was kind enough to point out so that we didn't over order. If you like European style dining this is the one place you can sit back relax and enjoy 2 plus hours for dinner without ever feeling like the staff wants to get you out the door and turn the table, in fact the staff recommend you enjoy your time and not rush. The wait staff also doesn't hover over you every 2 minutes like most American restaurants making sure you're always doing well, instead it was very french service where you mostly only see them when they come to bring you food and take it away.
Great specials menu and very good wine list that isn't the size of a small novel with some really good provençal bottles you don't often find. I'd highly recommend the calamari caesar salad to start served in a fried shoestring potato basket. Big enough for 2 to share. The monkfish stuffed with smoked salmon, dill and wrapped in bacon was outstanding. We also enjoyed the vol-au-vent duo which consisted of 2 very generous pastries, one filled with the best beef stew like mix, and another with a crab and cheese sauce that we could have made a meal out of on it's own. Can't recommend this place enough!

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R
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite special occasion spot - we had a wonderful time seeing all our friends!

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t
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant, we visit every year for our anniversary.

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BB
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at Le Fou Frog. Had an overall amazing dinner! Food was amazing, and service was great. The only thing was that it was pretty hot in the dining room. Other then that wonderful experience! I’ll be back.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in the city! Highly recommend the wagyu rosini

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CW
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still, my favorite restaurant in KC. The ambience is quaint and the food is always spectacular. Wonderful hosts, attentive and knowledgeable staff, fresh market menu, creatively inspired chef, and an extensive happy hour menu. Don't miss this historic gem when in KC. A MUST!

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ME
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful place to go to celebrate with friends from out of town. Everything about our meal would be ranked five stars!

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C
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful Sunday evening meal with family and friends. Attentive staff, eclectic menu and all executed with sincere concern for the guests. If you have not been here, please do patronize a KC gem.

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OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed it and ordered the last bottle of Krug (best champagne in the world) they have. The food, service, and warmth was really top notch. We arrived a bit later in the evening and never felt rushed. I own a wonderful restaurant in St. Louis and I was happy to see the same sort of attention to detail as my own. A superlative experience I encourage you to try it.

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LF
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our friend is coming back tonight to increase Dale"s tip. He did a great job

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for father’s day, but the food/service was so good I’d go back anytime

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in KC. Period.

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t
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was wonderful. Probably the best quality rack of lamb I have ever had.

We would like a larger scallop in the Coquille St Jacques . I was not the star of the dish.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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t
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great spot to try something different! One of the servers had an improtu performance. Food was very well prepared and not overly priced. I had the sea perch and it was great! It was a little warm in the restaurant, but we were close to the patio door. Will definitely be back!

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TM
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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A
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! I cannot remember the last time I enjoyed such a grand meal, with such a stunning ambiance. The staff were so kind and helpful, additionally they were very informative. I adore this restaurant and have boasted about it to all family and friends.

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A
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding, matched only by the food. We went early (5:30) and it was pleasantly quiet. The pistachio/raspberry eclair was unbelievable!

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S
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never expected to find this gem of restaurant in the city of BBQ. Food and service is as good as NYC, Paris, etc. Mussels, Fois Gras, Dover Sole are superb. Service is outstanding.

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SW
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent Service. Festive atmosphere. Always wonderful!

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening- great service, delicious food. We will be back!

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U
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming here.

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KB
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and service was fantastic
Love this place

The only negative observation— I indicated it was our wedding anniversary when I made the reservation- but there was no acknowledgement- why ask if it does not get recognized?

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