Le Fou Frog

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$30 and under
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French
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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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BarryB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderfully charming restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious and the service friendly. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Le Fou Frog several times and always phenomenal food, staff, and ambiance every time. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have lunch there now! Food was excellent and so was the service

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my friend to dinner for her birthday and it was also the first night the Frog was open since COVID-19. It was perfect!

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SteveM
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was wonderful as always and guest had never been there but really enjoyed the hosts telling about restaurant and offered to allow guest to decide over soups and recommendations made with menu. Served food quickly at first but gave us a minute or so to finish second course before putting in dinner order. Not crowded that night as it was night before restaurant was closed due to city emergency. It was a good night and good food with great friends.

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vipChrisB
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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CharlesH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurants feel as well as the food. Brian was an excellent waiter and new the menu extremely well. Will look forward to coming back to this restaurant in the future!

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vipGaryF
Kansas City
40 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my newest favorite restaurants in KC...not that it's new, but new to me. Twice in the last 3 months...probably make it a once every 3 months kind of place. Pretty expensive but worth it if you are into great food. We did veal sweetbreads, ribeye, trout & halibut and all was delicious. (including the started salads / soups)

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SamalaD
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night or special occasion or no occasion at all. Lovely and very knowledgeable wait staff and affable host (chef’s wife). Would definitely go again

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and experience. Would go back

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vipRick
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This my favorite Kansas City restaurant and has been for years

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ChandraM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Being our first time, our waiter was super helpful in suggestions of wine and very informative in the specials. Which helped in making some great decisions on what we ordered.

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vipDEEELISHUSSS
Kansas City
128 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Kathleen is an amazing server - very knowledgeable, professional and conscientious. The food was definitely top-notch too! Always a great experience. Thanks again to the fine staff at The Frog!!

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vipThomasT
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful experience. Food was excellent, service very attentive and incredible ambiance and vibe. Great solo by server to cap it all off.

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WayneB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, Fou Frog does not disappoint in their food! We went for our daughter’s birthday and Fou is one of her favorite restaurants. We had arugala beet salads, goat cheese salad for appetizers and filet, shrimp and lamb for main course. All done to perfection. Dessert was special carrot cake with pineapple topping - WOW that was good! $$$$ cost but you go away feeling it was worth every penny...or dollar.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre concert old friend reunion.

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CindyPS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dine at Le Fou Frog on average 2 X a week...a reminder of all that is amazing about France. Elegant , enchanting, delightful.

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vipLeviG
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service. Hands down some of the best french food in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please do not visit KC MO or live in KC without eating at Le Fou Frog!! This place is a unique gem in the “River Market” district and it will not disappoint. Fun and eclectic interior ambiance paired with an impeccable menu served by a warm, almost family like staff. Chef and his wife Mano and Barbara Rafael have established one of those “part of the fabric of the city” places that you cannot help smile about. Bon Appétit!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent an amazing post-valentine’s day evening at Le Fou Frog. Their VD menu was incredible and the atmosphere was delightful. We really enjoyed it!!!!

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vipBobB
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outside looks like a run down building. Inside is decorated in a naughty French decor but it is also run down. Rest room had chairs stacked in it.


Food and service was excellent!

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vipMsMom
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to le Fou Frog for many years. Many. We go every year for Valentines Day and it never disappoints. Lovely service. Beautifully overdone French ambience for Valentines Day. And the food is spectacular. Take your time. Have a glass of sparkling rose at the bar first. We love the lobster bisque, the caviar/smoked salmon set up, the goat cheese salad. All amazing before the main course even arrives. The my husband loved the scallops with brisket and my filet mignon over lobster in a Boursin sauce was to die for. Then there is dessert. Never pass up dessert at le Fou Frog. Whatever you order, it’ll be amazing. Enjoy et Bon soir.

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vipkcbadboy
Kansas City
45 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Valentine's Day at Le Fou Frog is a tradition with us. They never disappoint. The food and service is wonderful. I think their tuna tartare is the best I've ever had.

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vipPhilS
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service, as always. Staff is very friendly. We were there for Valentine's Day and Barbara's menu for the day is always entertaining. I highly recommend Le Fou Frog.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Amazing service. Bad piece of fish.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food, service and parking were great. 2-top tables are jammed in there so tightly that there is no way to have a private conversation.

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DanG
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful. Great fish. Restaurant reflected a lot of love.

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vipOutOfTowner
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This French restaurant in the River Market area of Kansas City is a great gem. The menu is more extensive than what you will find on their website... and the little "blackboard" they give you often has specials that really are surprising.. We were there for dinner at five with a party of six and two hours later while the restaurant was filling up, it was never noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary and it was perfect!
The staff went out of their way to make our evening perfect and enjoyable. We loved it and plan to make Le Fou a regular celebration location

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vipTwo4dinner
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here
My salmon was not cooked to my satisfaction
No vegetables on plate
Returned to kitchen
Chef came out to apologize
Second attempt was perfect👌

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint is that I lived in Kansas City for 7 years before eating the amazing food at this wonderful restaurant. But, I'll have to take that up with myself. Can't wait to return!

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2diningwell
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service makes this one of our favorite restaurants.

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vipRick
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites! A must try for anyone wanting the feel of a real French bistro

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Yuminmytum
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The portions are a little too Americanized. Also would expect attention to detail in such places. The butter needs to be whipped or something for the bread. How do you spread hard butter on bread?! Thaw it for 2 hours?! Sorry being sarcastic but the French are know for their attention to detail hence !

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vipInternational0913
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service in an intimate space.

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vipiluvfood
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn't been to Le Fou Frog in a very long time. We went for my birthday and it was wonderful in every way!

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Marie
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing, we had the Mussels, Steak, Port Tenderloin, Osso Buca, Pasta, all was wonderful !!! the deserts are fabulous. Our server was very kind and helpful picking our entrees. Noise level was a little high but Will go back soon.

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vipexcellent
Kansas City
51 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening. Food great and atmosphere was outstanding.
Also, a special treat by a singer performance.

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