Le Fou Frog

4.8
2871 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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Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy the food and service here.. Dale was outstanding. A unique gem in KC

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BG
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I have never had an experience at Le Fou Frog that wasn't amazing. The best food in Kansas City!

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DS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is fantastic but you’re very close to neighboring tables so not a place for confidential conversations

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Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for our wedding anniversary and brought an infant in a car seat. Although the restaurant isn’t really set up for infants (small booths and no car seat slings) the staff were very accommodating and made sure to make us feel welcome. Everyone said hi to the baby and one nice man went and cleared a table in the bathroom so I could use it as a changing table. The food was amazing and coursed well. We had escargot and calamari salad and mussels and lobster with risotto. They gave us a complementary dessert as well! Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

I booked this restaurant for our 22nd anniversary as we have gone here for years on our special day. We always request Jon Pierre a French waiter that makes the experience o e if a kind. When I called to check on his availability the women that answered the phone says, and I quote, “are you sure you want Jon Pierre?, I taught him everything he knows”. After kindly explaining that was our tradition she basically agreed to make a note of it and hung up. When we got there Friday night, we were sat in the woman’s section. She was abrupt and cold. I approached the hostess and she made sure that Jon Pierre took over our table. Unfortunately he was stretched too thin with other tables because of this miscommunication and we were waiting forever for drinks and bread.
Jon Pierre is the best, and this restaurant is famous for its quirks. But this women put a bad taste in our mouths. Too bad.

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e
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful evening at LFF.
Great food, the rack of lamb was world class.
Nice Bordeaux wine and perfect service.

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Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fantastic as always!

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S
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A Beautiful French culinary stronghold in the depths of the River Market. Impeccable cocktails and phenomenal dishes will bring even the most distinguished palate to the table. Come hungry and leave hungry for more. The lighting is a bit dim expect to pay for an exquisite night that will whisk you away to visions of the Eiffel tour and the Seine River lit by Paris on a spring night. Great service team, although the bustling little bistro can roar a bit during a busy service. Will note, I didn’t see a single phone out in the entire restaurant and that speaks volumes for how impressive dinner can be!

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EG
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I have enjoyed every evening I have spent at Le Fou Frog. Usually for special occasions, this time I was exposing someone new to MY spot. I was not disappointed as the food and drink was outstanding. I had my favorite Rack of Lamb (fantastic) and tried a different appetizer the Scallops and was very delighted. My Ginger Julep was ice cold and perfectly mixed. We enjoyed the evening and look forward to the next time.

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Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, grand choix de menu et tout était excellent. Nous étions un groupe de 9, tous étaient enchantés. Merci

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Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful. I travel for work and after a busy weekend my coworkers and I like a good meal. We have been incredibly fortunate using OpenTable to find amazing restaurants that will let us overorder and share excellent food.
We were seated and brought beverages that were quick and tasty. Then a lovely amuse bouche of tuna. Over ordered the following appetizers, mussels, oysters, artichokes, baked brie, foie gras with the spiced bread, and tuna tartare. Everything was wonderful. Then the soups and salads; french onion, lobster bisque and the mulligatawny soup, the beet salad. Again all excellent. :)
For my entree, I ordered the crown of lamb. So perfect. Stone ground mustard crust, perfectly seasoned and cooked. So perfect. I am rarely this happy with everything on the table.
Dessert was just as wonderful. Pear tart, chocolate mouse, profiteroles, creme brulee and the passion fruit souffle. The passion fruit coconut souffle was tender, sweet and tart. I almost died by eating too much.
I look forward to next year.

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DR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Kansas City. Perfect mix of ambiance, confident service, creative well executed menu and kitch. How can you not like a handwritten menu of daily specials on a personal slate that lists more fishes than the standard menu. This place is an event dotted with chef tastings, great wine list and, opera singing staff.

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LH
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good, but rather pricey for what you get. The vegetables weren't cooked, but the dessert was amazing.

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Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Le Fou Frog never disappoint! My girlfriends were blown away (I knew they would be). Thank you for a memorable evening with friends!

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RD
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Kansas City! The food and service is great!

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LP
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really excellent waiter, nice cocktails, delicious food and beautiful wine suggestions.
Love this place.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a marvelous time at Le Fou Frog. Everything...food, service, attention to detail, ambience...was excellent. They were quite accommodating and were spot on with recommendations. We enjoyed the evening immensely and will definitely be back.

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CD
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

INCREDIBLE FOOD! Great service and a great environment. Very expensive but 100% worth it. We were extremely impressed.

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Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum yum frenchy

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1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was over the top! It’s a very quaint place. Don’t be surprised if you end up in conversation with other folks around you. We had a wonderful anniversary dinner and our server Michelle made it even better!

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K
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This may be my favorite restaurant in Kansas City. Lots of choices, wonderful, creative food. And one of the wait staff even sang!

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AB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure going to this restaurant - wonderful food and service!

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t
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best restaurant in Kansas City. I’ve been here close to 30 times. From the staple menu to the daily chalkboard of specials, you’ll find something delightful. Dimly lit, solid music and a diverse crowd makes this a homerun.

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FR
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special dining experience. Great service with knowledge and class. Food cooked to perfection. Can’t wait for the next special occasion!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great service and outstanding wine list

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LH
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Fou Frog has the best food in Kansas Ciy. Everything is wonderful. The onion soup is by far the best I have ever tasted. The salad with the goat cheese and the fig compote is fabulous. The foie gras on the main menu is unforgettable. The rack of lamb was cooked to perfection and the presentation was impeccable. The service is excellent and it is quiet so you can actually talk with your companions.

I recommend the Le Fou Frog as the best Kansas City has to offer. Expect to spend money, but it is worth every penny. My family always celebrates birthdays at Le Fou Frog.

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Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always!

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We would recommend to friends. It's a bit pricey for the quality of the food, the presentation was great. Taste a little bland. Atmosphere was really nice. Overall we enjoyed the experience. Probably a restaurant that we're glad we came, but won't probably return for a 2nd visit.

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AF
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always! Osso Bucco was back on the specials list, wife loved the wolf fish! Service was personalized and attentive. One of our favorites.

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DK
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Waitress wasn’t all that helpful. Very loud, couldn’t even hear across the table. Not a great place for an Anniversary. Steak was tasteless, tasted boiled. Corvina was over cooked.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. There's always something new to try on the menu and I love that I can get things at this place that I can't get any where else in the city.

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B
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a good time. The service is great. The food is even better. Everything was done proper and the way we ordered it. The foie gras was perfect. A little loud but well worth it.

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JC
Kansas City
44 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice evening. Food was good. Have enjoyed this place a few times. Very much like dining in a small cafe in France.

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LA
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great ambiance. We loved our meal at Le Fou Frog. We will be back soon!

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BH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

If you’re looking for something different.. this is the place. Just walk in with an open mind and an empty stomach. They’ll handle the rest. Chilean Seabass is amazing.

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Kansas City
45 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2 anniversary couplesenjoyed luscious cocktails and appetizers (Brie and foi gras). The meal entrees were excellent (fish and sweetbreads). Dessert and champagne were great finish, as was the port wine. Service was exquisite. Wonderful evening!!

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GF
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance!

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy the charm of a French bistro right here in KC, without the air travel. The staff is great, low key and casual but they take the dining experience seriously. Great parking too!

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant I've ever been to. Never have I really been to a fancy restaurant and we were treated amazing. Amazing service. Definitely coming back

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful service. Best restaurant in KC.

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