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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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