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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (60)
Romantic (53)
Special Occasion (50)
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Good for a Date (50)
Good for Anniversaries (46)
Authentic (45)
Creative Cuisine (43)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Cozy (30)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Worth the Drive (28)
Fun (25)
Notable Wine List (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Bar Seating (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Casual (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
People Watching (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Seasonal (6)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service. The atmosphere/building is a little run down

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Never disappoints! Dishes were fantastic. We had the short ribs...falling off the bone, very flavorful and perfect accompaniment of mango chutney. Filet Le Fou was delicious too.

Had the tuna tartar app for the 1st time...wasabi infused roe...must try.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 7 days ago

This is our favorite Kansas City restaurant. The food is always fabulous and we love the ambiance. This visit was especially enjoyable because of our attentive waiter, Calvin. Thank you, Calvin. You made us feel so special.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We were celebrating our first official anniversary, and we could not pick a better place! The atmosphere, the crew, the food - everything was so fantastic! It's no place to bring your vegan friend, but they have some of the best French food we know of. Quaint and unsuspecting from the outside, inside you're welcomed into a friendly place with character, and a staff to match. The food is filling, with a standing as well as daily updated menu. I highly recommend the escargot to start, I have yet to find an entree that wasn't superb, and the deserts can meet all pallets. This was just our visit this time, but they also have an unbelievable happy hour! I cannot praise Le Fou enough, and looking forward to our next visit!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always a perfect meal. Great wine list, wonderful appetizers, main courses plus specials are always perfect. The Christmas dessert is something you have to experience to believe. Cannot describe how tasty it was.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

this restaurant never disappoints. Food is very good; wine reasonably priced and good. Service is wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful ambience. The onion soup was flavorful, perfect with the warm bread. The seafood special options were difficult to choose from. Loved the Sole Cardinal! The Bouche de Noel was a delightful treat!

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was our first time there and it was absolutely wonderful! We were in France last summer and it compared beautifully.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Haven’t been in awhile. The food is still wonderful!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was good, but not as good as we expected.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent dinner with my lovely wife. The ambiance was cool, like being back in Europe (kind of a hole in the wall feel). The service was incredible, authentic, and timely. The food was outstanding! Compared to other nice dining venues that serve small portions, Le Fou served hearty portions and we left with excellent leftovers. This will likely be one of our go-to venues for evenings out without the kids. Well done Le Fou Frog.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Le Fou Frog is the cozy French Restaurant that has it all. If you want steaks - the steak au poive is excellent, or better yet try the Le Fou filet. Seafood - it's always unique. The menu always changes but you can count on this - it's a fun place with good wine, great food, and great service. By the way, don't be afraid to ask the servers a question about the menu. They are there to help. Our waiter said, "Relax, we're in no hurry, it's French".

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Fantastic experience. The tuna tar-tar and baked Brie were incredible as was the salamon in a saffron sauce and the desserts!!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We have dined there often and have always enjoyed the experience. This week was good but we had one minor issue. The Dover sole was excellent but by the time that the table side presentation was completed, the fish had cooled too much to enjoy halfway through dining. Not hot when it left kitchen? Cool plate?
Of course, we'll be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Outstanding birthday celebration spot for dinner with friends for my husband. Cozy and perfect for a holiday date-night-getaway dinner, too. Sea bass was so perfect, as was every dish.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent as always. This has been my favorite place to eat since moving to KC 8 years ago. I adore this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was delicious! We will be back for sure!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great fun. Nice down to earth French place with a lot of character.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Never had a bad experience here. Don't get me wrong, this place is great, but this time it wasn't $200 great. Perhaps my expectations were too high.

Tags: Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always terrific food. Le Fou Frog is one of our favorite restaurants - the food and service are always outstanding. Great atmosphere. Ashley is terrific!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Awesome food and great service. Love to support local restaurants!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great atmosphere and service. Attentive waiters willing to take basic order and customize it to a reasonable extent. Very close tables so makes confidential discussions a bit difficult but workable. Nice wine selection and excellent desserts. Chef's surprises are delightful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Le Fou Frog is phenomenal. Warm and inviting. A fabulous menu, with their year-round menu, and a supplemental one on a small chalkboard of local and in-season foods that they leave at your table. It is not inexpensive. But it is a memorable meal, unrushed, in a space that is moderately noisy at peak times, but with enough walls and soft surfaces that a good table conversation can be held.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The restaurant came highly recommended. The Escargot was one of the best. The choice of wines by the glass was extensive and reasonable. For the price $$$ The entrees were ok...lamb shank and another lamb dish. The service was wonderful. I would try the fish on another visit.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Outstanding service and outstanding food. The restaurant is wonderful

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

It doesn't get any better than this place. The food is awesome. Who else can offer the variety of wild game as well as multiple fish options, each with their own amazing reduction sauce. It is always a place to enjoy a special meal with a friend

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As a 1st time customer, this was a lovely experience. The restaurant is smaller than I initially thought, but that did not really matter. Saturday night looks like it gets busy, as our server took a little while to get our order started after she initially introduced herself. The food was absolutely marvelous, and went really well with the bottle of wine we got. Overall, I would highly recommend trying Le Fou Frog. While the service could definitely improve, the food is by far some of the best we've had in KC. Will be back soon for round 2.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

An excellent dinner. Good food. Good service. The duck was a shade tough but all in all it was an excellent dinner with an attentive waitress.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Consistently awesome!!! Some of the best country French food in the country.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Incredible. As always, Le Fou Frog did not disappoint. Our waitress was wonderful. She made the celebration and evening that much better. The food was delicious. Do yourself a favor, get a reservation, plan for a couple hours, and sit back to enjoy every single bite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Never disappointed at Le Fou. The food is amazing with impeccable service. Recently had dinner with a total of six people. Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and provided the perfect amount of attention. Love Le Fou Frog!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Best Foie Gras in KC.....fun place. Great service, great food. Just a great place.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love!! Everyone there knows it is a special occasion especially the staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Still my favorite place in Kansas City! Love the food and the staff is wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went for my mother's 79th birthday. She wanted French and lives in NKC, so I thought Le Fou Frog would be perfect. Made a reservation through Open Table. The day before, they confirmed with us. Good experience there. The restaurant is very cozy and feels vibrant on a weekend. It's a bit loud, but the energy is amazing. Everyone is there to have a good time. Our server, Jean-Pierre was truly outstanding. He made excellent recommendations on food and wine, brought out complimentary pate and spoke Spanish to my Spanish-speaking mom (at a French restaurant)! He made our experience so much more fun, and his food recommendations were delicious. The cuisine is French and everything was prepared to perfection. We got appetizers, entrees and desserts and all of us cleaned our plates. We left feeling full and very happy. All in all, everything you could wish from a night out.

Prices are a bit on the high side, but in this case, you really get what you pay for. It's worth the investment in delicious food and a wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food and service were excellent. They offer a taste of wine by the glass if you are unsure of a particular wine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We always love our meal and our experience here!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A wonderful restaurant. Amazing French dishes that reminded me of my time in France. The foil gras was heaven sent and the chef adding a taste of Sauterne could not have been better. Very good service even on a busy Saturday night. We were there for a special occasion and there were personalized notes welcoming us to restaurant and wishing us well. It’s a small thing but much appreciated. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food is always delicious. Great service and atmosphere. (Ashley was our server.) We have never had a bad experience at Le Fou Frog and highly recommend it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I used to frequent Le Fou Frog many years ago. I have not been back for a number of years. Maybe that is why I was disappointed! But it did not live up to my memory. It was just so average. The sides were over cooked and my all time favorite, Lobster Bisque was bland!! It was a very special occasion and I was really underwhelmed across the board 😕

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