Le Fou Frog

4.9
3252 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Welcome to Le Fou Frog - a bit of France and New York City tucked away on the corner of 5th and Oak in Kansas City's River Market. Chef/Proprietor Mano Rafael and wife, Barbara, invite you to experience fresh and elegant food, soft lighting, cozy tables, charming servers and an atmosphere that is relaxing, fun and totally unpretentious. We invite you to "be our guest!"
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vipAmyGB
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite special occasion restaurant. We usually celebrate birthdays and anniversaries here, and anything else we can come up with an excuse to celebrate. The food is consistently amazing, as is the atmosphere and the service. Even with fewer tables due to COVID, the essential character of the place has not changed.

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Andy
Kansas City
48 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could eat at Le Fou everyday! Between the staff, the food, and the environment, it is one of the best restaurants around!

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vipATCKellyR
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incrediable service and food and great distancing precautions. As always a go to incredible restaurant.

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vipEATOUTALOT
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Tables too close together. Lobster bisque was weak tasting. We could not hear the server when she was describing the specials and could not read the blackboard menu. The server taking care of the table right behind us spoke clearly and we could hear everything he said. Unfortunately, it was after we had received our food. Food was good but I would have ordered one of the specials if I had been able to hear what they were

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CaitD
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance amazing! We both felt just ok about our food but will definitely be back snd try something else! Wine was amazing, service was amazing, atmosphere was great. Still highly recommend for a date spot.

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MarkP
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nothing better than being able to travel in these uncertain times. This was like a trip to the South of France to be delighted by each course of dinner. Tasty soups, appetizer of world-class escargot, a surprisingly elegant salad made with artichoke, olives, carrots and onions that sounded kinda basic but was pure heaven due to its execution and dressing. Incredible fresh fish offerings, each with its own fresh reduction sauce, was enjoyed by all. If you get tired of that the wild game is beyond belief. Great cocktails and topped with traditional creme brulee. Travel to heaven is what it felt like.

All of this with good separation between guests and careful COVID protection as well.

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Cassandra
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came in for my partners birthday. We were seated immediately at small table that made us sit side by side. We thought it was a bit odd at first but ended up liking the intimacy of it. We had three starters, two off the regular menu and one off their extensive specials list. Both our entrees ended up being off their specials list as well. The starters were phenomenal, leaving us wanting more when the entrees came. Finished with two desserts, both very good. My partner had two glasses of red, I ordered a gimlet that was more of a martini so not what I was expecting. Overall we were very impressed. Will be coming back but want to order off their regular menu to see how some of their more perfected entrees are.

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vipPaulC
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy a meal at Le Fou Frog, just a simple lunch with friends feels like a special occasion with the knowledgeable staff, terrific food and surroundings.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the cutest restaurants I’ve ever been to in my life. The food was outstanding, the service was amazing, and the atmosphere was so cozy. I was in town for business and went to the restaurant solo, and had the most special date night with myself. The wine list is extensive, and the desserts are to die for

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StephanieS
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Le Fou Frog is a favorite to celebrate special occasions. The food is never disappointing! Unfortunately, our service was a little off this visit...

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JeffF
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent dinner with prompt and professional service. The menu provides a wonderful assortment of options and definitely provides the insight to the skill and creativity of the Chef and staff.

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vipHShores
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was wonderful. Food was average, nothing extraordinary. Found it odd that the lobster tails aren’t served split... makes for an unnecessary mess to eat and enjoy.

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ReneeV
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent! Not only a full menu to choose from but a complete list of starters and main dish daily specials. Our server was fantastic for us - perfect attention to detail and a sense of humor to make our dinner perfect. Will be going back again soon!

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Jimbo
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Experience was just ok. I thought it was somewhat overpriced.

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DonaldG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Fou Frog was highly recommended by clients so I decided to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary here. What an experience! The service was great! The food was excellent! Loved everything about Le Fou Frog! Most definitely will return and highly recommend to others!

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PhillipC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. My wife and I had our anniversary dinner there and it was delicious.

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ElizabethM
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We had a charming outdoor table under a tree. The ambiance was a 10. Unfortunately the food was about a 5. I had the scallops which were served in a scallop shell that was full of water. No crispy outside sear. The gnocchi side was bland and the mushroom sauce very thin in consistency. This was my first time back since the reopening. Disappointing, especially since this place isn't cheap.

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mattr
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat. Impeccable service and food. Highly recommended.

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Nana
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. 3 girlfriends catching up and celebrating a birthday. The music was a tad loud but everything was wonderful.

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vipPhalPhoto
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic. A KC icon! Don't miss the foie with Sauternes. Seriously. The whole menu is fab but that dish is perfection!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Maybe because it was a Sunday evening, service was fair. A member in our party has dietary issues with certain vegetables, requested a substitution and was assured there would be no problem. The meal arrived without the agreed upon substitution. It was pointed out to the server at that time, we were told he would take care of it and never did.
Empty plates and glasses remained far too long on a too small table for 4, and were only removed when food was brought.
Server began clearing the table before everyone was finished eating.
Seated outside and staff and their friends were in 'their area' too close to be smoking. Being down wind we were very aware

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely outdoor dining experience with delicious food and wine. Made even better by fantastic service.

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vipChristi
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the patio extension, sitting outside under the trees and lights is magical. Everyone is amazing, friendly, attentive and want you to have a fantastic experience. Whether you want a quiet, romantic dinner or share a great meal with friends, this is your place!

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vipIvanH
Oklahoma City
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Our server, Erin, was outstanding. Her food and wine recommendations were spot on! Great service, food, and atmosphere. Highly recommend for fine dining quality food and wine in a relaxed bistro setting.

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vipMichelleK
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience! Food, service and ambiance are amazing! My favorite KC restaurant 😍

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GeoKat
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first lunch experience & it did NOT disappoint! So good to see Barb & Mano and enjoy the lovely patio & delish lobster bisque and artichoke salad!

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Loca
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and were nicely distanced from other tables. The food was amazing, as always. Our server Dale was very attentive and had great recommendations for wine pairings. This is our favorite place to dine in Kansas City.

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vipShari
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing as always NEVER had a bad time at Le Fou!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful girls night out! Food was delicious as always, Susie was our spectacular waitress and the owner serves our steaks!

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vipEricaH
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. The quality of the food and the value is phenomenal. As good as, if not better than, the food we had in Paris.

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GypsyeL
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful seasonal specials, comfortable and safe outdoor seating, attentive service.

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Chaz68
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard great things about this restaurant so I took my girlfriend for her birthday.

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vipsteveb
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Seems weird with only 50 percent capacity or less , but still a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erin was such a great server. She really made our evening so wonderful. The food was nothing short of impeccable. The atmosphere was calm and intimate. The drinks were delicious. It was our first time dining there and we will definitely be returning soon!

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vipnjkschick
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Frog never disappoints! The food is beautiful and delicious, the service is professional and friendly, the outdoor dining option almost makes you think you're in France.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience here was phenomenal. My girlfriend and I, visiting Kansas City from out of town, sought a somewhat upscale dining experience. We were astonished by absolutely everything in our time here, from an exceptional server, Brian, to the absolutely incredible food. Anytime I return to Kansas City, this restaurant will be a must.

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RonaldS
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent!

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vipEdHooker3
Washington DC
112 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great dinner. Friendly staff. Awesome menu.

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JoyD
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a stop when we are in KC. Staff and service exceptional

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JeffS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. The outdoor dining area was peaceful. The food was great and the staff were all friendly.

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