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Cascone'sCascone's
857 reviews
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Italian | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

We went to eat at Cascone’s. We made reservations and when we arrived we were seated immediately. The place was full. Food was excellent. Great atmosphere and everyone was very friendly and helpful. I think best Italian food in Kansas City. You won’t be disappointed. More

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Eddie V's - Kansas CityEddie V's - Kansas City
1319 reviews
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Seafood | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Amazing. The best!!! More

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CHARISSE RestaurantCHARISSE Restaurant
532 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

We had dinner before a show at the Music Hall and we let our server know as soon as we got seated that we had a time frame to work with because of the show. We asked about ordering the prefix menu (we allowed ourselves 1 1/2 hours for dinner) and whether or not the kitchen would be able to handle that or if it would take too much time. Our server said the kitchen would be fine, it would just be up to us if we would eat fast enough. Against my better judgement, we took his advice and each ordered the prefix menu. The food was fabulous, but the service was not timely enough to enjoy that meal in the time we had allotted. I really wish the server would have just said that the prefix menu is better suited to a 2+ hour dinner and is not meant to be ordered otherwise..... Bottom line - the food is fabulous!! More

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La Bodega - Kansas CityLa Bodega - Kansas City
945 reviews
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Spanish | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

I love La Bodega! It is one of my favorite Restaurants in KC. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. More

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The Westside LocalThe Westside Local
1185 reviews
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American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Westside Local is my current favorite restaurant in Kansas City! It is good for specials occasions as well as a weeknight dinner out. Service is always perfect! More

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FarinaFarina
188 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Absolutely the finest. Fresh Italian as you would get in Italy. Bravo! More

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City Barrel BrewingCity Barrel Brewing
13 reviews
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American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

I love City Barrel, always have, but this trip I took my notoriously picky Nana and my vegetarian Mom with me. Both of them loved it. It's rare I find a place both of them will eat and not complain about the menu or the service, but City Barrel has done it! 10/10, would recommend. More

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37 Steak - Harrah's37 Steak - Harrah's
435 reviews
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Steak | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Amazing surf and turf, would highly recommend if your looking for delicious seafood in the Midwest. More

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Café SebastienneCafé Sebastienne
1229 reviews
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Contemporary American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Very satisfied. Will be back and I will highly recommend it my family and friends. More

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Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Kansas CityCooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Kansas City
3154 reviews
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Contemporary American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Love Cooper’s Hawk! We’ve been to several in different cities and the food is always excellent as well as the service. More

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Freshwater (Fine) DiningFreshwater (Fine) Dining
114 reviews
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Contemporary American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They offered the 10 course tasting menu, but we decided to make our own and landed on 8 dishes. Everything was phenomenal. Truly an excellent evening, from the ambiance to the food to the service. We will absolutely be back. More

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Great Plains Cattle Company - Ameristar CasinoGreat Plains Cattle Company - Ameristar Casino
438 reviews
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Steakhouse | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

It was our first time there and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed it from the bread to the last bite of steak. More

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Summit Grill - NorthlandSummit Grill - Northland
485 reviews
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Contemporary American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

The food was delicious, the wait staff prompt and knowledgeable, and the pastry chef extremely talented. More

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Yard House - Kansas City, MOYard House - Kansas City, MO
373 reviews
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American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

I recommend the Yard House to friends. This restaurant exceeded my expectations. Yes, it is a bar with typical bar food, but it is much more than that. This is a very large restaurant. Seating at tables, hi-tops, booths and at the bar is comfortable. In addition to the typical bar food such as burgers and fish & chips, you will find shrimp jambalaya, Asian fusion entrees, Nashville spicy chicken, plus much more. More

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Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom - Shoal CreekOld Chicago Pizza & Taproom - Shoal Creek
12 reviews
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American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

They seated us 20 minutes late for our reservations, but overall this place is one of our favorite places to eat and drink near Liberty, MO. We will be back to Old Chicago. More

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P.S. SpeakeasyP.S. Speakeasy
41 reviews
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Speakeasy | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

The Langston & Prototype Band never disappoints. They compliment the space and create an engaging and enjoyable experience. More

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Drunken Fish - Power & Light DistrictDrunken Fish - Power & Light District
1241 reviews
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Sushi | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Good food and ambiance. Will return. Nice bar selection including plum wine and Japanese beer. More

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The Savoy at 21cThe Savoy at 21c
300 reviews
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American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

The server, bartender, and other helpers were SO nice! The brunch was absolutely delicious. They even surprised us with a complimentary glass of champagne for our anniversary. We will definitely be repeat customers. More

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Blue Bird BistroBlue Bird Bistro
1103 reviews
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Organic | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

We went to the Blue Bird for the first time for breakfast. I had the biscuits and gravy which came with mushroom gravy. The biscuits were hard and I prefer soft and puffy. The gravy was spiced in a way I am not a fan. Still, based on other reviews, we will try again for lunch. More

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Johnnie's Jazz Bar and GrilleJohnnie's Jazz Bar and Grille
12 reviews
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American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Had a great ambience. The staff was amazing, food was great, and the music was fantastic More

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Buca di Beppo - Kansas CityBuca di Beppo - Kansas City
1495 reviews
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Italian | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Much better experience than a year ago when we were seated & no waitstaff came to our table for at least 30 min. This time we sat in the bar area & had the best service. More

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Louie's Wine Dive - LibertyLouie's Wine Dive - Liberty
100 reviews
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Contemporary American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Interesting menu. Food was delicious. Enjoyed the outdoor patio. More

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metropolitanKC - Marriott Hotel Kansas CitymetropolitanKC - Marriott Hotel Kansas City
114 reviews
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American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Excellent experience. Food was delicious. Wonderful selection. Only tasted a few but felt selection matched price. Staff & service were exceptional. We were seated immediately. Staff was friendly, courteous and professional. It was a great experience! More

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Burger Theory- Holiday Inn Kansas City AirportBurger Theory- Holiday Inn Kansas City Airport
7 reviews
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American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Great Burger!! More

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The Oaks Bar and GrillThe Oaks Bar and Grill
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American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

The Oaks Bar & Grill is conveniently located between Carrollton and Chillicothe and has been family owned and operated since 2000. The Oaks Bar and Grill operates inside the finest North Missouri shotgun shooting sports complex, Pin Oak Hill. The restaurant received its own name and logo in 2017.The Oaks Bar & Grill restaurant has the look and feel of a hunting lodge. You will always be sure of a friendly welcome as you join your fellow diners. When you settle in for your meal, you will be surrounded by the unique scenery of the beautiful Missouri countryside.Whenever you join us for dining, you will find a wide variety of quality dining options. Our kitchen ensures our menu is seasonal with the freshest of ingredients. If you are just looking for a quality meal at home, use our “To Go Menu” and have your meal specially made and packaged for you!More

Trago Bar & TapasTrago Bar & Tapas
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Tapas / Small Plates | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Our mission for Trago is to provide an eclectic, fun, and upscale, but not pretentious, bar where people can mingle and socialize while experiencing custom cocktails and tastings, as well as unique and delicious, shareable foods (tapas).

Our vision of Trago is a place to meet your friends and co-workers to drink, eat, and listen to great music, a date night where you can sit in the lounge area and forget about the stresses of the day, or a girls' night out sharing a pitcher of sangria. It's a vision of sharing, community, socializing, and energy.More

Zavino KCZavino KC
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Italian | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Welcome to Zavino KC!More

Homeslice Pizza & PintsHomeslice Pizza & Pints
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Pizzeria | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Homeslice Pizza & Pints is a proud Kansas City Pizzeria located just off Truman Rd and Grand Boulevard. Try our diverse selection of beer pints too. More

Zebra RoomZebra Room
3 reviews
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Continental | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Very attentive staff! We enjoyed Nick’s stories about the history of the hotel and service was prompt and food was good with generous portions! More

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The Flying Horse TaproomThe Flying Horse Taproom
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American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

No need for reservations -- just call or come on in!

Brookside East’s first neighborhood taproom! We are serving up 20+ taps of local Kansas City craft brews and quality wines from around the world! With a constant rotation of our barrel aged collaborations with local breweries, even the biggest beer nerd will be satisfied. Handcrafted cocktails are made with locally distilled spirits and hard to find bourbons line the liquor shelves. We are a casual hangout with a handcrafted bar, open dining room, and our outdoor patio makes Flying Horse the perfect place to grab lunch, meet friends for happy hour or watch a Chiefs game! We do not take reservations.More

Taco RepublicTaco Republic
31 reviews
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Mexican | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Taco Republic does not use open table. I put our name on the waitlist only to arrive and be told they do not use it at all. Not sure why they are still on there, but don’t use the waitlist feature and expect to get a seat. More

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Grinders High NoonGrinders High Noon
Reviews Coming Soon
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American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Welcome to Grinders High Noon!
Located in the heart of historic Leavenworth, serves up great food and drinks seven days a week. Check out our specialty New York-style pizzas, authentic Philly cheese steaks, homemade burgers, deli sandwiches, fresh salads, house-smoked specials and world famous Death Wings.
Wash it all down with one of our soon to be award winning craft beers or choose from one of the most eclectic beer lists in the county. Grinders High Noon, features live bands most weekends, one of the largest event spaces in the area, big screen TV's so you can watch your favorite NFL games all season.More

Family Bistro & Sushi BarFamily Bistro & Sushi Bar
2 reviews
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Sushi | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Food & service were both excellent, as always. More

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Kansas City Diners' Choice Winners

Kansas City's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Eddie V's - Kansas CityEddie V's - Kansas City
1319 reviews
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Seafood | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Amazing. The best!!! More

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CHARISSE RestaurantCHARISSE Restaurant
532 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

We had dinner before a show at the Music Hall and we let our server know as soon as we got seated that we had a time frame to work with because of the show. We asked about ordering the prefix menu (we allowed ourselves 1 1/2 hours for dinner) and whether or not the kitchen would be able to handle that or if it would take too much time. Our server said the kitchen would be fine, it would just be up to us if we would eat fast enough. Against my better judgement, we took his advice and each ordered the prefix menu. The food was fabulous, but the service was not timely enough to enjoy that meal in the time we had allotted. I really wish the server would have just said that the prefix menu is better suited to a 2+ hour dinner and is not meant to be ordered otherwise..... Bottom line - the food is fabulous!! More

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FarinaFarina
188 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Absolutely the finest. Fresh Italian as you would get in Italy. Bravo! More

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Cascone'sCascone's
857 reviews
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Italian | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

We went to eat at Cascone’s. We made reservations and when we arrived we were seated immediately. The place was full. Food was excellent. Great atmosphere and everyone was very friendly and helpful. I think best Italian food in Kansas City. You won’t be disappointed. More

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City Barrel BrewingCity Barrel Brewing
13 reviews
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American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

I love City Barrel, always have, but this trip I took my notoriously picky Nana and my vegetarian Mom with me. Both of them loved it. It's rare I find a place both of them will eat and not complain about the menu or the service, but City Barrel has done it! 10/10, would recommend. More

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The Westside LocalThe Westside Local
1185 reviews
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American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Westside Local is my current favorite restaurant in Kansas City! It is good for specials occasions as well as a weeknight dinner out. Service is always perfect! More

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La Bodega - Kansas CityLa Bodega - Kansas City
945 reviews
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Spanish | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

I love La Bodega! It is one of my favorite Restaurants in KC. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. More

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37 Steak - Harrah's37 Steak - Harrah's
435 reviews
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Steak | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Amazing surf and turf, would highly recommend if your looking for delicious seafood in the Midwest. More

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Café SebastienneCafé Sebastienne
1229 reviews
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Contemporary American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Very satisfied. Will be back and I will highly recommend it my family and friends. More

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Freshwater (Fine) DiningFreshwater (Fine) Dining
114 reviews
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Contemporary American | Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They offered the 10 course tasting menu, but we decided to make our own and landed on 8 dishes. Everything was phenomenal. Truly an excellent evening, from the ambiance to the food to the service. We will absolutely be back. More

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Discover Kansas City

Kansas City is one of the most storied cities in the United States, and many of those stories are connected to food. There are several specialty dishes that are associated with Kansas City by virtue of including the name in the title, such as Kansas City-style chili that boasts a bold tomato flavor. Kansas City is also home to several barbecue restaurants that exhibit the Kansas City flare that is so distinct to the region. And, of course, the Kansas City strip steak has been well-known across the country and is still a primary focus for many visitors. This doesn't even address the multiple foreign cuisine establishments. When all of the choices are put together, the biggest difficulty becomes where to eat and whether you can find a seat.

Discover Kansas City

Kansas City is one of the most storied cities in the United States, and many of those stories are connected to food. There are several specialty dishes that are associated with Kansas City by virtue of including the name in the title, such as Kansas City-style chili that boasts a bold tomato flavor. Kansas City is also home to several barbecue restaurants that exhibit the Kansas City flare that is so distinct to the region. And, of course, the Kansas City strip steak has been well-known across the country and is still a primary focus for many visitors. This doesn't even address the multiple foreign cuisine establishments. When all of the choices are put together, the biggest difficulty becomes where to eat and whether you can find a seat.