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  1. Distance: 0.19mi
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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

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (31)
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Creative Cuisine (23)
Romantic (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Tasting Menu (16)
Authentic (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Local Ingredients (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Business Meals (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Good for Groups (6)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Seasonal (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Organic (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Hawaii)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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food3
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

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 14, 2018

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

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 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 6, 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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·Dined on January 6, 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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food5
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service3
value3

 
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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food5
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 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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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Will definitely go again!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 28, 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 28, 2017

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

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 28, 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 28, 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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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 28, 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 24, 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 21, 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 20, 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 17, 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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·Dined on December 17, 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 16, 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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food5
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 15, 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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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This was a first time visit. Service was prompt and attentive. Menus options were great and the food excellent. Will come back soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Michael Smith's restaurant is probably our favorite in KC. The portions are moderate in size, and always well seasoned and well prepared.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service was the worst I have had in a long time. The pasta dishes are appetizer portions and the server said that should be plenty filling especially since we ordered appetizers. We told her we would start with one round of pasta and order more if the table was still hungry. However once the food was delivered, our server never asked us how it was or checked in again until she offered dessert menus which took her 15 minutes to bring the menu. Very disappointed, I would not return or recommend.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We ordered the 6 course tasting menu and each course topped the one before. A couple of the courses I would have never ordered if I had the choice, but I am glad to try. I cannot say one negative thing about our experience.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Someone from players in the food is excellent the ambience is very nice. Maybe it was just that night but it felt like there was a little less staff then we're accustomed to.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were looking forward to a new menu at Michael Smith - our prior experiences were good at this place, but never great. In the end - we paid quite a bit for very average food - a very much unedible dessert and ok service. We had appetizers - Tuna - how do you mess it up? You put seemingly expired gray pieces of tuna mixed in with some pink ones with white beans - a pairing so awful that it confusing to comprehend. Some of the pastas were ok, my cocoa pasta with duck was fine - yes, it was handmade, and it was unusual - but was it wonderful? No. My wife's chicken piccata was cooked well but tasted unbelievably bland. The dessert - we tried almost everything they had - was just god awful. I can't understand it - why would the chocolate tort be so rich, and yet so flavorless. The tiramisu was decent - probably the best thing we had all day. We got some drinks from the bar at Olivers - they were good. Overall - I want to like this place - the setting is nice, location is great - but I can't.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wonderful evening. Met with the chef. Delightful conversation. Food & service outstanding. Our new special dinner spot.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Absolutely spectacular !! 3 best pasta dishes we may have ever had. Rabbit gnocchi, linguine carbonara & spinach orecchiette. Wow, unbelievable. And very nice touch that Michael Smith delivers one dish and has a little friendly chat, much appreciated.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 22, 2017

As always this restaurant doesn’t disappoint. The new pasta menu was so creative and we tried several of the and everything was delicious. Angie was our server and she is the best in the business!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Birthday dinner. Very nice. Food was awesome

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The staff at Michael Smith made our family's celebration of our mother's 80th birthday an absolutely extraordinary and lovely affair. The food is delicious! We sampled all parts of the menu and loved everything. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had one of the best meals we have ever had in KC! The food was outstanding and every plate was wonderfully crafted.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Michael Smith's is one of the very few really great Kansas City restaurants. I wasn't able to spend as much as I would have liked this time (I stuck to soup and salad), but the food is beautiful, creative, extraordinary. One of the soups I've had there revolutionized my cooking at home--one of the nice things about Michael Smith's is that if you ask questions, people will find out for you what that spice is, how this or that was done. Michael Smith also greets his guests frequently and you get a chance to ask him questions, too. I've been looking for a new restaurant since The American closed, and of course, Michael Smith spent seven years there himself. He keeps those standards today as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Outstanding! Outstanding Service and the food was fabulous. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough. It is a gem to be praised again and again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food and service are fantastic! Great Tuesday deals as well!! Chef came out and met with us, which was a nice touch!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The service and food was amazing! Highly recommend!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

in a premium restaurant.. we had an expectation of a higher level of service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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