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Le Fou Frog

4.8
2565 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French / American, European
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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
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Phone number
(816) 474-6060
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mano Rafael
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Catering
Please call for details.
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Cross street
Oak Street
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Parking details
Pull parking adjacent to Le Fou Frog.
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Public transit
Max - 5th & Grand
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

La Fou Frog was a wonderful experience. We spent our 20 year anniversary there and Barbara helped make it special for us. She arranged my wife's favorite flowers to be on the table and recommended a great wine. She placed us in a great spot for a romantic evening. The food was amazing, beautifully plated and tasty. The table hostesses, the waiters, the entire staff was excellent. My wife and I had a wonderful time and highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

A neighborhood gem is the best description. Worth the drive if you aren't an actual neighbor. Co-owner, Barbara, captivated us with the restaurant location's history dating back to the 1940s. The somewhat cramped environment makes me feel connected to other diners giving the place a cozy, intimate appeal. You can dress casual but the atmosphere inspires me to kick the wardrobe up a notch. Adds to the fun. Oh, and the food is outstanding!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always a great service. Nice, interesting food. Romantic, comfortable atmosphere

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always a great experience at this restaurant. Service was excellent courtesy of Jean Pierre. Food was outstanding. Great atmosphere in the restaurant. It's pricey but well worth the expense.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

As always worth the effort to find our way to Le Fou Frog. This time with nephew and his girlfriend from out of town. They were impressed to say the least! Thanks, Frog! We will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We went there to celebrate a birthday dinner and spent 3.5 hours there enjoying the our conversation, the food, the ambiance, the entire evening. All of the food was excellent, the wait staff is very knowledgeable and the service was top notch. I am looking forward to the next time we can go!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food is always outstanding, delivered to the table fresh and hot! The atmosphere is lively for sure. Sometimes a little hard to hear but the intimacy and ambiance is worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We're all about memories instead of things - took special friends here as their wedding gift - and it did NOT disappoint!!! WOW! Our friends were blown away by the atmosphere, the decor, the wait staff and THE FOOD! Over the Top AMAZING!!! This is going down as my Number 1 BEST MEAL on the planet - and I've worked in Int'l Sales for 25 years!!! The Squash/coconut soup was a big surprise of the evening!!! Escargot the best I've ever had - Foie Gras, dreamy. The knock-your-socks-off show stopper though was the wagyu beef!!! Heaven!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing as always! The Escargot is a must for an appetizer

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Absolutely had an amazing time. Great spot and ambiance. Amazing food and service. Will be back and will recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Love this place. Small but great food!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Eating should be an experience, and this was definitely that. I would highly recommend the escargot and the mussels. The steak was cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth. Highly recommend!!!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Walked in and no one received us, we were quite lost. Would appreciate a better description of each dish.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My fiancé and I had an amazing dinner at Le Fou Frog. Food was top notch! Michelle, our server, had wonderful recommendations and was very knowledgeable with the food and wine. Additionally, Nick never allowed our water glasses to go empty and kept our table clean and ready for the next course.
A++++
Amazing experience. Will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

As this was my very first time at Le Fou Frog, I had no expectations. But what I experienced was incredible. I went with my date as we were celebrating an occasion, and I was pleasantly surprised at the ambiance. as it was dimly lit and very romantic. The service was beyond compare as our server described the evening in detail with each course being a presentation of color and aestheticism. And the food tasted just as good as it looked. I will very much look forward to my next return here.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Beyond Excellent.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Love this restaurant but was disappointed even though the food was as usual fabulous and service good. I go there for the lively ambiance, singing waiters etc. this week there was no ambiance, no singing. Very disappointing. But food was wonderful. I’ll go back but don’t stop doing what makes you special

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This place has fantastic french food. The menu is written in chalk on a small menu board and changes regularly. Our waitress was knowledgeable and fun, recommending really great wine for my husband and a great pheasant dish for myself. Biggest complaints are that the bathroom is incredibly dirty, and it is a dark restaurant making me wonder how dirty it is with the lights on. The tables are also too close together, making it uncomfortable for large or pregnant guests. The meals are on the pricey side, but very similar to a comparable meal elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We were there for a birthday celebration. The food was very rich, fabulous tasting. We loved the whole experience. The service was just right - attentive without being bothersome. Can't wait to return!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Fantastic atmosphere and amazing food. It was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Another great evening at Le Fou Frog. Service was excellent, the food without equal,
Sharing appetizers was encouraged. Need to remember to return more often.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We love the happy hour at Le Fou Frog with their great food and wine specials.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The food and service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great ambiance, wonderful food, classy service (handwritten note on table for birthday...sweet).

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Authentic French food and service. Pricey but worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

After coming here for 20+ years we are never disappointed!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Friends moving, getting together. Ashley was our server and she made it a great experience...food and wine perfect! Will for sure be back.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great meal

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Food is always excellent and service is excellent

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

As always , always worth the 4hr drive from Tulsa.Our primary reason fo a trip to KC.
We love you guys , Thank you, thank you.See you next time !

Judy and Caldwell OKeefe

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our server was knowledgeable and personable. Great service without hovering. Made excellent suggestions on the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was fantastic, service was great

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Have been going for years and haven't ever left a review. One of my favorites.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My husband and I were in town for an academic conference and wanted to have a nice dinner out for our last night in town. We decided upon French, as it's one of our favorite cuisines and not easy to find in the rural area we live. We found Le Fou Frog via Google and I was easily able to book a reservation online through Open Table. We were seated immediately upon arrival, and treated to an Amuse-bouche that was phenomenal. We shared appetizers of escargot and scallops. The escargot were excellent - a hint of wine and lemon added brightness and helped cut the butter, which in other escargot dishes I had made them too rich. The scallops were also very good, if a bit too heavy on cream and cheese for my taste. My husband had a lamb shank and I had an avocado and crab salad, which were both excellent. We both left the restaurant very satisfied with our meal. If we ever find ourselves in Kansas City again, we will certainly pay another visit to this excellent restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I love everything about this place. The staff treats you like valued guests in their home. The food is out of this world. The dishes we tried had delicate flavor combinations and fresh ingredients that made for a memorable & wonderful experience. I can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The experience was incredible, and I may met my next great love while dining there!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Wonderful dinner! Staff was pleasant, helpful and engaging. One of the best restaurants in Kansas City offering the best ingredients and a knowledgeable staff..

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The food at the Frog rarely disappoints. The menu has extensive specials and the atmosphere is that of an energetic bistro.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent! Food, environment, and service. The only negative would be the noise level - no fault of the frog, just as the room fills up, it's difficult to have an intimate conversation. The service was impeccable - with team service, you never were without. The creme brulee was the best I've ever had. Truly a memorable evening.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Gluttonous in the best way. Decadent, fun, and memorable.

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