Fine dining and great service, highly recommend for business or romantic dinner
Fantastic. The Veal chops and the Pork roast were delicious! The Octopus appetizer and the Rabbit Gnochi were as billed (best Apps we’ve partaken. Service was as good as it ever gets! Great dining experience!
Always a delicious and exciting experience
Great experience! The staff was great - everything recommended from wine to dessert was spot on. It was great to see Michael Smith visiting with people and working right along with his staff. Love the option of having a smaller portion of pasta. We will be back!!!
Never had a bad meal here! Had the 5 course pasta tasting and I was happily full. Can't wait to go back soon!
Food Ok, expecting more fish options, more vegetables, but good. Window seat cold. Good wine selection.
Michael Smith has a fun and sophisticated atmosphere with delicious and creative food and a great wait staff, especially Shawn, who was both fun and professional. The conversation flowed as smoothly as the crisp white wine! Great date night restaurant!
Always a perfect menu. Probably the very best cuisine in Kansas City. Creative, Elegant, and always Delicious. Excellent wine list to accompany any course.
Absolutely amazing food! My palate was pleased and the service was phenomenal. Would love to visit again when we return to KC.
The staff, and the food was phenomenal! Michael came by personally to check on our experience. He made his way to every table.
I would highly recommend this establishment to anyone.
The most amazing dinner I had in years! Thank you for a great experience
I was not impressed with the menu. I felt there were more flavors added in the food than there was the food itself. we tried several items from the menu and would not order any of them again.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Food is always outstanding. Great wine selections as well as attentive, knowledgeable service.
Our server, Jessie, was so nice and the food was amazing. You definitely get what you pay for.
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!!
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!
Outstanding food and service
The constant creativity and combination of flavors combined with outstanding service keeps us coming back regularly
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.
By the appetizer, this had already easily been the most delicious meal of my life. I very much look forward to my next visit!
Food was amazing. I cannot believe I have not been before. It was amazing! We also loved our waitress.
Disappointed. Neither the food or the service were the higher bracket quality that we were expecting.-
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.
Great as usually, hope he can use more gastronomy techniques during restaurant week.
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.
Excellent as always! We had a business dinner on a Friday night and the service was impressive as was the food!
We went for New Year’s Eve dinner. Wonderful experience!! Wine pairings were magnificent!!
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.
Great balance of food, atmosphere, & service. They also carry Iberico bellota jamon (premier Spanish ham)
Will definitely go again!