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About Michael Smith
Michael Smith is an Upscale Contemporary American restaurant in the crossroads district of Kansas City.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking in the Michael's lot across 19th Street during dinner hours only. Street parking is available for lunch.
Just outside on Main.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Michael Smith Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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