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About Michael Smith

Michael Smith is an Upscale Contemporary American restaurant in the crossroads district of Kansas City.

1900 Main
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
19th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 842-2202

Website:
http://www.michaelsmithkc.com/

Parking Details:
Parking in the Michael's lot across 19th Street during dinner hours only. Street parking is available for lunch.

Public Transit:
Just outside on Main.

Executive Chef:
Michael Smith

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Michael Smith Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (37)
Special Occasion (35)
Good for a Date (32)
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Creative Cuisine (32)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Romantic (26)
Notable Wine List (22)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Tasting Menu (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Authentic (12)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Business Meals (7)
Cozy (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Casual (6)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Seasonal (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Our experience at Michael Smith was exquisite! Exactly the fine dining experience we were looking for. Haven’t found another state-side restaurant that serves iberico ham! Having Michael and Nancy so accessible made our evening very personal. Delightful.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 13, 2018

A very nice dinner on the evening before Valentine's Day. Food was very good, we both had the eight hour pork roast .
It's a quiet and sophisticated reasturant, enjoyed the experience!

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was overpriced for the quality and quantity. We have eaten in Michelin starred places for less.

On a brighter note, the rabbit gnocchi was extremely tasty and the hands down favorite of our party.

Service was stellar, as well was wine/drinks selection.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Love eating here! It is our go to for special occasions and just a great time out. Only thing we dislike about the whole experience is the long booth seating. The booth is kind of tall for short people. Otherwise perfect!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

visited for a pre-symphony dinner date. we knew the food would be delicious, but we were absolutely blown away by how yummy everything was. the prosciutto di parma, rabbit gnocchi, and chicken piccata were supreme. our server Ashley was helpful guiding us through both the wine list and the menu. she was nice and attentive without being overbearing. we truly enjoyed ourselves and look forward to our next visit!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Sean was superb! All of his recommendations were spot on. Saffron crab pasta is a must. Filet and scallops were fantastic. Atmosphere is fun inviting and refreshing. Lighting is perfect.
These may seem inconsequential but for the perfect romantic date night, its a must.
Ask for SEAN for the perfect evening.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was outstanding. This was one of the best meals we've had in a long time. I went to compliment the chef and learned that he and Nancy were out of town. The restaurant didn't miss a beat.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food is always outstanding. Great wine selections as well as attentive, knowledgeable service.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our server, Jessie, was so nice and the food was amazing. You definitely get what you pay for.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Was a great atmosphere and it was a great experience dinning at the restaurant at this level... the taste menu with wine pairing was a journey I will travel again!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

What a beautiful evening! Food was outstanding, staff were pleasant and not pretentious, and I'm not gonna lie - it was pretty cool to get to shake Michael Smith's hand. Culinary rockstar!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Outstanding food and service

The constant creativity and combination of flavors combined with outstanding service keeps us coming back regularly

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I wanted a quiet charming evening so I made a reservation on a Wednesday night. I only went to PUBLIC school but I KNOW most people go out on the weekend so if I don't want to be in a busy restaurant I shouldn't make a reservation during a time most people go OUT! THAT way I'm not mad. No one writes a dumb review about a restaurant being "too noisy" or being "overly crowded". I was AWARE of my needs and met them MYSELF like an adult. Going on.... everything was elegant and blissful. Food is inherently human. Machines are precise and robotically accurate. So when HUMANS participate in HUMAN activities one should constantly strive to understand the essence of HUMANity. The host was pleasant. The server (yes people don't say "waiter", "stewardess" or "dialup" anymore) was pleasant so WE out of natural reaction to a kind person were ALSO pleasant. We decided beforehand to indulge in the 6 course tasting. The SERVER was attentive and inquired about any dietary needs which was not applicable since the SERVER isn't a DOCTOR. Forgive me, I tend to say "the" server because no one is "mine". THEY are their own person. "My" server, "my" drink, "MY" meal... THAT meal is the artful sum of a complex and symphonic equation interwoven with ideas, schedules, passions and responsibilities comprised of farmers, culinary educators, architects, immigrants, dreamers, angry people who didn't want to get up at 4 a.m. and make deliveries! What COULD follow would most likely sound like a review inspired my various food writing Google searches. You've read that. Flowery descriptions of silken reductions, notes of pencil shavings, and terms such as "eats like". As in... this review reads like a marginalized servers manifesto. Thats because it is. Life's short. Don't be a jerkface.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I think Michael Smith restaurant is one of the 2 best restaurants in town. The food is innovative and well-prepared and the portions are reasonable. I love dining here because it's such a treat to read the menu and to hear what the servers recommend, and then to find that the dishes are every bit as good as they promised.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We were early and enjoyed a pre-dinner glass of wine at the bar in Extra Virgin. We were seated early and received service immediately. We all chose from the Restaurant Week menu. The rigatoni alla Amatriciana was outstanding! Our group tried all main courses. The chicken piccata was good. The 8-hour pork was delicious. Dessert of apple turnover was enjoyed. The sticky toffee pudding was okay, not really delicious. We would try this restaurant again. That it was in front of a streetcar stop was a bonus for ys.

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food4
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Anniversary

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 17, 2018

By the appetizer, this had already easily been the most delicious meal of my life. I very much look forward to my next visit!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Food was amazing. I cannot believe I have not been before. It was amazing! We also loved our waitress.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Disappointed. Neither the food or the service were the higher bracket quality that we were expecting.-

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 16, 2018

A superb restaurant with excellent decor, wonderfully prepared food, with and excellent menu and reasonable wine list. The service was also superb. One of the best restaurants in Greater KC.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great as usually, hope he can use more gastronomy techniques during restaurant week.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We went to dinner for Restaurant Week and we loved it from the moment we were seated. This is the third year we have gone and we are never disappointed. We started with drinks at the bar at Extra Virgin. When our table was ready next door, the hostess sat us at a lovely table by the window and it was a quiet place. The ambience set the mood for an enjoyable dinner. I started with the lobster bisque and my husband started with the rigatoni. The bisque was creamy and delicious and the rigatoni was a large portion and pleasing to the palate. For an entree, my husband had the eight hour pork which melted in your mouth. I had the torchio pasta which was creamy and wonderful. We ended the night with amazing desserts. He chose the apple turnover with cinnamon ice cream and I chose the sticky toffee pudding cake which was extremely delicious. It was so rich that I had to share the other half with my husband. Everything was scrumptious. We will definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent as always! We had a business dinner on a Friday night and the service was impressive as was the food!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Our waitress was very knowledgable and friendly. The problem was the long wait between visits to the table. After we finished our entree, it was over 15 minutes before she came by. We had decided that due to the wait, we would not be asking for dessert as we were worried it would take too long.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Year’s Eve dinner. Wonderful experience!! Wine pairings were magnificent!!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A very memorable meal! Full on flavor! Fun and quircky service style with impeccable timing. Listen to the staff recommendation to get value and best paired flavors.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great balance of food, atmosphere, & service. They also carry Iberico bellota jamon (premier Spanish ham)

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Will definitely go again!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our meals here are always prepared precisely as they should be. From the temperature of the beef tartare to the precise texture of the anelletti to the softness of the gnocchi everything will be enjoyable to your palette.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was just ok, nothing to rave about. Service was great drinks were good.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Just great cuisine! Always creative and consistently perfectly presented. Faboulous wine list. Best restraurant in K C Metro. And always such a friendly atmosphere and staff. The team and Michael have certainly found Guido!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Healthy, Casual
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Just like Merry Poppins... practically perfect in every way. The food was stunning, the ambiance romantic and elevated. And to top it all off... craft cocktails to die for (one made with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal milk).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Everything was phenomenal. The torchio pasta with king crab is a must!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We truly enjoyed our meal at Michael Smith's. The waitstaff was nice enough to accommodate our requests (one vegetarian, two pasta tastings, and two original tastings), which made the night perfect. My favorite was the Rabbit Gnocchi.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had a large party and we all had the Chefs tasting experience. We had a great experience and the food was fun.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We were a group of four and ordered the 5 course tasting; it was a wonderful experience! Everyone had something different, so it gave us the opportunity to try all of the wonderful items on the menu - exceptional!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our dinner was excellent! Great service too! We were big fans of 40 Sardines...we just don’t get downtown very often. I would highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I thought the food from appetizer to dessert was absolutely outstanding as did my wife.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Michael Smith has successfully reinvented his restaurant, again....and kept it fresh, interesting and delicious. The service staff is always spot on, and the food has consistently been among the most consistently great in the city. It's always a pleasure to dine at Michael Smith's.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Annual. Hristmas birthday celebration for good friends. We did the Italian tasting menu which was delicious and an abudance of food. Michael Smith visited each table and service was excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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