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Le Fou Frog

4.6
4.6
2908 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, French

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (816) 474-6060

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mano Rafael

  • Catering

    Please call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Le Fou Frog offers private dining on the patio, weather permitting, & semi-private dining in the restaurant. Restaurant buy-outs may be available on select nights, some restrictions apply.

  • Private party contact

    Barbara Rafael: (816) 474-6060

  • Neighborhood

    Kansas City

  • Cross street

    Oak Street

  • Parking details

    Pull parking adjacent to Le Fou Frog.

  • Public transit

    Max - 5th & Grand

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Les Soupes

  • Soupe à L'Oignon Gratinée$10.00

    Traditional French Onion Soup sweetened with Port wine enriched with Veal Stock & topped with Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses

    • Bisque de Homard$12.00

      A rich soup made of lobster stock flambéed with Cognac and thickened with rice, tomato paste, cream and a touch of cayenne

      • Soupe du Jour$10.00

        Prepared from the season's freshest Ingredients. Please Inquire

        Les Salades

        • Salade de la Maison$8.00

          Mixed field greens tossed in a tangy citrus Dijon vinaigrette and topped with carrot ribbons

          • Salade de Betteraves et Roquette$10.00

            Quartered beets dressed in lemon vinaigrette paired with orange segments, candied pecans, and spicy arugula tossed with balsamic vinaigrette

            • Salade de Chevre Chaud Avec Figue$14.00

              Warm goat cheese atop a crouton, fig compote, roasted peppers, field greens, and citrus vinaigrette

              Les Hors D'Oeuvres

              • Tartare de Thon*$21.00

                Hand chopped sushi grade Ahi Tuna, shallots, soy sauce, Tabasco, sesame and chive oils, wasabi with seaweed salad and sesame seeds

                • Baked Brie En Croute$16.00

                  Baked Brie served in a puff pastry with seasonal compote

                  • Escargots Provençales$15.00

                    Half dozen Helix Snails baked in Butter, Tomatoes, Garlic, and Herbs

                    • Foie Gras Frais$22.00

                      Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, veal demi-glace, coffee, vanilla, macadamia liqueur, macadamia nuts, with mango and raspberry coulis

                      • Confit de Canard$19.00

                        Hudson Valley Duck leg quarter cured in pink salt, lemongrass and fresh herbs, cooked crispy, served with cold lentil and mixed field greens salad with a raspberry vinaigrette

                        • Moules Marinières$18.00

                          Prince Edward Island Mussels steamed in a broth of white wine, bay leaf, mustard and cream

                          • Coquilles St. Jacques$17.00

                            Bay Scallops, leeks, and mushrooms in a creamy white wine and Gruyère cheese sauce

                            • Pommes Frites

                              • Small$10.00
                              • Large$15.00

                            VÉGÉTARIEN VEGAN

                            • RAVIOLIS MAISON À LA COURGE MUSQUÉE$28.00

                              Housemade Ravioli filled with butternut squash in a sage brown butter sauce served on a bed of Harvard beets and braised red cabbage

                              • PANISSE, RATATOUILLE, SAUCE VIERGE, TAPENADE $28.00

                                Chickpea fritter with ratatouille, sauce vierge, tomato, carrot, onion and an extra virgin olive oil emulsion topped with an olive, caper and garlic tapenade

                                Les Poissons

                                • SAUMON ÉCOSSAIS $30.00

                                  Pan seared Salmon with a creamy gooseberry sauce, orange confit topped with spicy arugula and served with fried potatoes

                                  • DOVER SOLE MEUNIÈRE   $56.00

                                    Whole Dover Sole with a butter parsley sauce, deboned table side served with Parmesan risotto and sautéed vegetables

                                    • GNOCCHI FRUITS DE MER SAUCE ARMORICAINE   $29.00

                                      A Seafood medley of mussels, crayfish, shrimp, and bay scallops in a shellfish, tomato, cream sauce with potato gnocchi

                                      Les Viandes Et Volailles

                                      • SUPRÊME DE POULET JP$28.00

                                        A suprême of Chicken Breast stuffed with sun dried tomatoes, goat cheese and spinach, wrapped in bacon, pan seared, finished in the oven, sauced with dark chicken stock, goat cheese and crème fraîche, and served with mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables

                                        • MAGRET DE CANARD INCRUSTÉ DE POIVRE NOIR CONCASSÉ ET D’UNE RÉDUCTION DE BOUILLON DE CANARD AUX FRAMB$32.00

                                          Pan seared Mulard Duck encrusted in cracked black pepper, with a raspberry, duck reduction sauce, served with wild rice and sautéed vegetables

                                          • MÉDAILLONS DE PORC ENROBÉ DE BACON$30.00

                                            Pork Loin Medallions wrapped in bacon, reverse seared with a shallot reduction, served with mashed potatoes and sautéed vegetables

                                            • OSSO BUCO DE VEAU SALTIMBOCA  $46.00

                                              Braised cut Shank of Veal, topped with Buffalo Mozzarella and Prosciutto, on a bed of creamy risotto with a Marsala and sage au jus

                                              • STEAK AU POIVRE* $53.00

                                                Kansas City Strip Steak pan seared, flambéed in Cognac with Madagascar green peppercorns, veal demi glace and cream, served with pommes frites and mixed field greens

                                                • FILET LE FOU*  $62.00

                                                  Filet Mignon paired with Lobster meat with a Boursin Sabayon, served with Dauphine potatoes and grilled asparagus

                                                  • PAPPARDELLE AUX CHAMPIGNONS SAUVAGES ET TRUFFE DANS UNE FOND DE VEAU CRÉME   $34.00

                                                    Ribbon pasta with Burgundy Truffles and wild mushrooms in a creamy veal stock sauce

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                                                    What 2,908 people are saying

                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                    4.6
                                                    4.6 based on all time ratings
                                                    • 4.6Food
                                                    • 4.6Service
                                                    • 4.4Ambience
                                                    • 4.4Value

                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                    1. AG

                                                      AmyGB

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      26 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      26 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 1, 2021

                                                      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.

                                                    2. A

                                                      Andy

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      48 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      48 reviews

                                                      Dined on December 13, 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!

                                                    3. AT

                                                      ATCKellyR

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      Dined on December 12, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    4. EA

                                                      EATOUTALOT

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      28 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      28 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 15, 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

                                                    5. CD

                                                      CaitD

                                                      Nashville

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 14, 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.

                                                    6. MP

                                                      MarkP

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 9, 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.

                                                    7. C

                                                      Cassandra

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 8, 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.

                                                    8. PC

                                                      PaulC

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      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.

                                                    9. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on November 5, 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

                                                    10. SS

                                                      StephanieS

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      16 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      16 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...

                                                    11. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 1, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Special place.

                                                    12. JF

                                                      JeffF

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      8 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.

                                                    13. HS

                                                      HShores

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      16 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      16 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 30, 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.

                                                    14. RV

                                                      ReneeV

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      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!

                                                    15. J

                                                      Jimbo

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on October 19, 2020

                                                      overall3food4service4ambience4

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

                                                    16. DG

                                                      DonaldG

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      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!

                                                    17. PC

                                                      PhillipC

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on October 17, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    18. EM

                                                      ElizabethM

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      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.

                                                    19. m

                                                      mattr

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 16, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    20. N

                                                      Nana

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      7 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.

                                                    21. PP

                                                      PhalPhoto

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      6 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!

                                                    22. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      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

                                                    23. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on October 11, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    24. C

                                                      Christi

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      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!

                                                    25. IH

                                                      IvanH

                                                      Oklahoma City

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 10, 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.

                                                    26. MK

                                                      MichelleK

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      23 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      23 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 9, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    27. GK

                                                      GeoKat

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 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!

                                                    28. L

                                                      Loca

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      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.

                                                    29. S

                                                      Shari

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on October 4, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    30. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      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!

                                                    31. EH

                                                      EricaH

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      4 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.

                                                    32. GL

                                                      GypsyeL

                                                      Charleston

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 30, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    33. C

                                                      Chaz68

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on September 28, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                    34. s

                                                      steveb

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      31 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      31 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 28, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

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

                                                    35. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 27, 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!

                                                    36. n

                                                      njkschick

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      34 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      34 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 27, 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.

                                                    37. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on September 27, 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.

                                                    38. RS

                                                      RonaldS

                                                      Kansas City

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 26, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Consistently excellent!

                                                    39. EH

                                                      EdHooker3

                                                      Washington DC

                                                      126 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      126 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 25, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                      Great dinner. Friendly staff. Awesome menu.

                                                    40. JD

                                                      JoyD

                                                      Little Rock

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 25, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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                                                    Additional information

                                                    • Cross street

                                                      Oak Street

                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                      Kansas City

                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                      Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                    • Cuisines

                                                      Steakhouse, Seafood, French

                                                    • Dining style

                                                      Casual Dining

                                                    • Dress code

                                                      Casual Dress

                                                    • Parking details

                                                      Pull parking adjacent to Le Fou Frog.

                                                    • Public transit

                                                      Max - 5th & Grand

                                                    • Payment options

                                                      AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                    • Executive chef

                                                      Mano Rafael

                                                    • Additional

                                                      Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                    • Phone number

                                                      (816) 474-6060

                                                    • Catering

                                                      Please call for details.

                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                      Le Fou Frog offers private dining on the patio, weather permitting, & semi-private dining in the restaurant. Restaurant buy-outs may be available on select nights, some restrictions apply.

                                                    • Private party contact

                                                      Barbara Rafael: (816) 474-6060

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