Le Fou Frog

4.8
2808 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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Dallas
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fine, no ambiance

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

Everything was absolutely amazing! We were supposed to have a date night on Friday but the snow kept us from leaving our home. Instead date night was moved to Sunday, and our daughter got to join us. The second we walked in we were welcomed by the hostess, she knew which reservation was ours and we had the perfect booth. The food was outstanding, service was wonderful! My one year old devoured her escargot! My husband had the duck and I had scallops and short ribs, it was all fantastic. While we ate another server (Susie) walked around the restaurant with our daughter, which was really heartwarming. The Princess Stephie was delicious as was the espresso martini! We can not wait to come back!

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LM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most delightful time at Le Fou. The meal was beyond fabulous and the ambiance was enjoyable.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s

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AW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time for me and it was just as amazing as the first! The food is delicious, the atmosphere is perfect!

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TS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent! Always enjoy our visits and dining experiences here.

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CA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second time there. If I recall correctly the food was better this time. The foie gras and escargot were delicious. My steak tasted a little off. Overall the place seems a little dirty. Service was below what I would expect. Having said that, I'm pretty sure I will return in the future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Valentine's Day dinner at our favorite restaurant. Romantic setting, creative food descriptions to match the evening, and a free blindfold! Wow. The scallops were out of this world; they just melted in your mouth. Desert was great as always along with the free chocolate truffles.

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SK
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great ambiance, wonderful service. Took my mom here for her bday and it was a success with the entire family.

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BA
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner and were so impressed with the restaurant, the food and the wait staff. Best waiter ever! Excellent cocktail menu and the duck on the special Valentine's Day dinner menu was superb. We shared the Salade de Chevre Chaud Avec Figue and it was the perfect salad starter. We both love oysters on the half shell, so we started with a dozen fresh ones. Highly recommend.

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BG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a unique place. Great staff, great wine list and incredible food.

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DD
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and such a fun evening! They were celebrating ValentinesDay and had a great singer perform. Our party of 5 all had different entrees and loved them all. Will be back soon

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food! This is the best place to spend your Valentine’s Day! With the amazing aphrodisiac menu and entertainment from the staff you won’t want to go anywhere else.

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BB
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, Le Fou Frog proved to me why it is the best restaurant in Kansas City. The food was wonderful, the service was excellent and our group had a great time! I recommend this place with great enthusiasm!

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PS
Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here every Valentine's Day (and New Year's Eve and other occasions). We love this restaurant. And, on V Day, Barbara gets very creative with the menu descriptions.

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time we went to Le Fou Frog; the first time we went on a Valentine’s Day. The special event menu was full of amazing options and was hilarious and entertaining. The staff was delightful, authentic, and helpful. The food was unique, beautifully plated, and delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I go to Le Fou Frog every time we can. We love that it’s small, intimate, and of course amazing food. This time they ran out of the lamb dish he wanted but we still both had amazing meals. The filet mignon I had was some of the best food I have ever tasted. Since it was the day before Valentine’s Day a server even serenaded the restaurant which was exciting and super well done.

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EW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dining experience, food and service was top notch

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g
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Le Fou Frog and have for years. Wonderful for special occasions. Great menu and large portions.
The best French restaurant in the region and we think in the country.

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JH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This by far my favorite French restaurant in town. Food is always amazing, ambiance is perfect for a romantic evening out.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Le Fou Frog for a pre-Valentines day celebration. Dale our server was excellent!!!!! The tuna tartare is outstanding as is the French Onion soup. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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DF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

With a menu that is genuinely French, but includes influences from other cuisines, the food is fantastic.

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DS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful first visit! It was a romantic place and it was perfect for a couple but I would go with friends too. The food kept surprising us, it was so excellent. They gave us a sample of the best hummus we've ever had. Even the salad with the vinaigrette was surprising with how wonderful it was. The bread seemed like it wouldn't be too exciting, but we couldn't stop eating it. My boyfriend had the duck with the raspberry sauce and said it was amazing. I had a whitefish with risotto and both were fabulous. We didn't talk hardly at all during the entrees because we were so enthralled. The server was great, but he didn't check on us during our meal and I didn't mind much because I didn't need A THING. I'll still ask for him next time. My companion had wine and I had a cocktail and we even had dessert and yet it was about $80. To me, that was unbelievable. I know you could spend a lot more there but with the quality, $80 was a steal! Can't wait to go back.

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LA
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Fou Frog was absolutely magnificent. The food was probably the best we’ve ever had. Our server was sweet and so knowledgeable. He even sang the restaurant a song! Please visit this restaurant!

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DW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a fan for many years and always have an exceptional experience. The food is lovingly and expertly prepared from fresh ingredients combined in creative ways. The service and ambiance are top notch. A true Kansas City treasure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Kc!!!

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E
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable food! The lobster bisque was exquisite!

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MS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The rooms are way too dark. I couldn't even see my menu without the flashlight on my phone. Otherwise, it was great.

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LH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This retaurant is perfect for special occasions. I think it is the best food and most creative menu in Kansas City. The service is as good as the food. Unlike so many restaurants, their is no noise. It is cozy and you can hear each other talk. We had the best bread pudding ever.

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Frog is where I always take grandchildren or friends for special occasions. This was a 26th birthday and I'm sure added to the noise level. The food was exciting, so many new things to try: escargot, rack of lamb, The only drawback was a lack of vegetarian choices. Fortunately our vegetarian eats fish, so a wonderful night was enjoyed by all 4 of us. (the drink choices are amazing. Oh that Coffee L'Orang!!)

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JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for restaurant week. Everything was fantastic from food to service. Waitress was a rock star she new the whole menu and explained each dish with great detail. Everyone was fantastic. Good definitely go back!!! Only downside was the Chiefs lost.

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KC
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Kansas City. When you walk in you feel like you are in a Paris bistro. Service is superb and the food always meets my rather high expectations.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant Week!

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Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I’ve heard good things about Le Fou Frog, so I was really sad at how disappointing it was. I’m not sure if it was because it was restaurant week but, the quality of the Corvina fish was just not there. I was unable to finish the meal and unsure if I will ever return.

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OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing experience.. food was delicious, and the waitress is an amazing singer. We will definatly be back soon.. i would highly recommend anyone to go dine here

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MK
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Le Fou Frog, the food and service is always amazing!!

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MO
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service and an intimate unique setting. Definitely worth checking out for a date night!

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EL
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambience is intimate and classy but not pretentious. The service is always on point and many of the servers are French. The food is some of the best in town and worth the money! Highly recommend the scallops. Photo is of restaurant week pork loin.

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ST
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went during restaurant week and we will definitely come back.

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B
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, could be considered a little pricey, terrific wait staff

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