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Bluestem

4.6
4.6
1763 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Welcome to Bluestem, where award winning Chef/Owners Colby & Megan Garrelts invite their guests an unforgettable culinary experience with an intimate dining room, inviting bar and lounge and exquisite cuisine remarkable service. The unique menu features Progressive American cuisine and new varieties of American desserts. Bluestem strives to constantly evolve the menu making this restaurant one of the top restaurants in Kansas City.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (816) 561-1101

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Colby Garrelts

  • Catering

    bluestem restaurant offers numerous possibilities - whether you like to entertain a select group of guests, host a large event throughout the entire restaurant or bring the bluestem experience to your home. Please contact megan@bluestemkc.com for catering information.

  • Private party facilities

    The bar at bluestem can accommodate up to 40 guests for a standing reception. The bar is also a perfect setting for your pre-dinner reception prior to a seated dinner within the dining room. The bar is a cozy space with comfortable banquet seating, small cocktail tables and seating throughout. The bluestem bar stretches the length the entire room, perfect for serving guests during the evening. bluestem’s dining room seats up to 40 guests for an exclusive lunch or dinner party. The dining room at bluestem is perfect for an intimate gathering with walnut table tops, candlelight, and an open kitchen. May you wish to expand the use of the entire restaurant arrangements can be made for additional tables to be set-up in the bar to accommodate more guests for a seated dinner within both rooms. bluestem can accommodate 80 guests when arrangements are made in both the lounge and dining room for a seated event.

  • Neighborhood

    Kansas City

  • Cross street

    Roanoke

  • Parking details

    A private lot is available directly behind Bluestem with access off of Roanoke Street. Ample street parking is also available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,763 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. M

    Meandmyshadow

    Des Moines

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Reviewed on January 18, 2020

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Excellent everything was outstanding. Expensive but well worth the money.
  2. t

    tropicalia656

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Reviewed on October 18, 2019

    overall2foodserviceambience
    Beautiful but absurdly over the top. Especially for Kansas City, don't go here if you're starving. But the presentation is Instagram worthy if your into that sort of thing.
  3. CB

    ChefBert

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Reviewed on October 14, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    American premier dining, unsurpassed pies and comfort food.ChefBert
  4. KC

    KelleyC

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Reviewed on September 17, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    One of the best restaurants in the city. NOT inexpensive, but worth every dollar!
  5. TC

    TimC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on August 6, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    Love this place. The bar has great drop-in dining.
  6. JJ

    JulieJ

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Reviewed on July 22, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    The bar is a different but super great experience. Bartender is awesome and food great. On the multi course side it is the best restaurant in KC
  7. RT

    RitcheyT

    Dallas

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We travel to a lot of different city’s and we love and know good food. Bluestem is our favorite place anywhere we go. The food and service is 5 star. Taylor and his whole staff are top notch. Ritchey Terry Paris Tx
  8. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Day dinner. Best restaurant in KC
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was wonderful
  10. MP

    MaxP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere for celebrating a special occasion or a nice evening with friends. Glad i was able to celebrate my buds birthday at this location and everything was great. Service was excellent and the servers where knowledgeable and patient with us newbies. Definitely stopping by again in the near future to check out the bar side.
  11. AP

    AmandaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I ate there for the first time last weekend. We were so impressed with the level of service and how delicious all the food was. It was seasonal, fresh, and the menu took us on a culinary journey. We had a great experience watching the kitchen create the dishes. We will absolutely be eating there again.
  12. M

    Michael

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience. Went for our anniversary based on a recommendation. Food was AhMAZING!
  13. EC

    ElizabethC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    World-class food at special occasion prices. A special night for sure!
  14. WS

    WilburS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the five course meal and they had a best food I’ve ever eaten. I was trying everything and enjoying types of food I normally dislike. This place is well worth every penny I spent.
  15. RC

    RoxC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent bartender and fun, creative drinks. I didn't really enjoy sitting so close to other tables, it got pretty loud. There is only one coed bathroom. It was awesome to be able to see the chefs working. We chose the 7 course menu without the wine pairing. It took about 2.5 hours to be served/eat everything. A lot of the items were really rich in flavor. I took my husband here for his birthday and they had it printed at the top of the menu, and they let us take the menu home. One of the desserts was surprising...it was a cheese dish. But not a sweet cheese dish, so it was kinda weird. But it was still good, just took us by surprise. We would eat here again.
  16. RW

    RodW

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The restaurant didn't seat us until more than 30 minutes past our reservation time. They would have charged us $65 dollars per person (x4) if we cancelled but didn't even offer a free glass of wine for not meeting their end of the deal. Kind of leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
  17. KM

    KathM

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine dining: creative menu and beautiful presentation. There were 2 couples + 1 baby. Had 5 course menu, and we all chose different menu, which allowed us to taste all the menu options.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We were seated 50 minutes after our reservation time. It created a very late night. The food was good and interesting but the kitchen was very slow with each course.
  19. EO

    ErinO

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    They told us to leave because they were waiting for the table. We spent $1000. Very disappointed. Probably won’t be back.
  20. M

    Mike

    Kansas City

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In a class all their own. Our 5 course menu was exceptional from start to finish. Wait staff was superb. When all menus across town start reading the same (and they do), head to Bluestem for innovative dishes, impeccably prepared, and a refreshing dining experience.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    All was great except the scallops. When I pointed out they were not properly cooked nothing was done.
  22. MQ

    McQuade

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is truly a dining experience! We got the 5 course with wine pairing and every detail was amazing. This is an excellent place to go for a special occasion. The dining room is small and intimate.
  23. P

    Parker

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always fantastic and this visit was no exception. Wonderful!
  24. B

    Bitsy1

    Kansas City

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, as always! Food, presentation, wine pairing, service, all unrivaled. Comfortable, relaxed, not stuffy atmosphere. I will try the three source next time as seven and five left me with several take home boxes!
  25. ES

    EdwardS

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    If you have a 6:30 reservation, plan on finishing your meal by 8:30. We were ushered out of the restaurant at 8:30 so our table could be turned. Fortunately, our party of four had ordered the three-course menu. Had we chosen the five-course, we would have eaten only the first three courses. Otherwise, we had a good experience.
  26. M

    Marshabud

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This restaurant, for the most part, provides the quality of food I was accustomed to when dining at the American. That's remarkable, because so far, I haven't found anyplace else that does. My dinner date found the fois gras stunning. The caramel cremeaux was a work of art. Lots of attention to tiny details, the plating is beautiful. The service is low key but everything was done perfectly. The dress is business casual, but you can dress up if you want. Always choose the seven-course tasting, you don't want to miss anything. I'm booked for another dinner in a couple of weeks, and I'm excited to try a couple of things I missed this time.
  27. C

    Chris

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Creative unique flavors for a great foodie experience.
  28. SC

    SteveC

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and the service was fantastic. It was our first time there and it exceeded expectations! It was a great place to take my wife for her birthday! Thank you for making it a special evening!
  29. LH

    LaurenH

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Quite the event, creative food, beautiful presentation, wine pairings, great service...but I believe they had an "off" night towards the end. Felt rushed at the end because main dish was late, sommelier was busy serving food, wine pours became less informative, dirty glasses left on table, dessert dish picked up before I was finished. Spending too much money for the evening to end this way. But I'm glad I tried Bluestem. For the right reason I would think of coming back.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a true foodie gem. The tastes are amazing. This was probably our sixth visit over the past many years. It’s about a 4 hour drive from home to KC, so when we find ourselves heading to the Plaza, we always try to add a visit to Bluestem and they never disappoint. We were able to enjoy the five course and wine pairings and consider ourselves blessed to be able to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary here. Great service and an incredible dining experience.
  31. g

    gschwarz

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food! It was a dream to taste so many amazing combinations of foods! Service was wonderful!
  32. JE

    JimfromEstes

    Denver

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful evening with my wife and a friend from out of town. We all enjoyed dining there very much. We had the 5 course meal, each a taste delight. Great place for a special occasion. Wonderful service with a knowledgeable staff.
  33. N

    Nathan

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Bluestem a number of times and it has become our traditional place for anniversaries. Every time it is nothing less than exceptional and this time was no different. The food is phenomenal and the service is every bit what you would expect of such a tremendous restaurant. We did the 5-course tasting menu with wine pairings, as we usually do. Never disappointed with anything from Bluestem.
  34. KP

    KeithP

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! Great experience.
  35. AB

    AnthonyB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    It was very expensive and the 5 course meal was all over the place, a very tough slice of prime rib, apeared to be canned duck, horrible, crazy little candies for desert, it was just awful
  36. LB

    LuvBrunch

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every detail was perfect and the food was amazing. I’m a picky eater but loved everything! Can’t wait to go back
  37. DT

    DarlaT

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as usual!!!
  38. MC

    MicahC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Exceptional food for those in search of a fine dining experience. Service is excellent and since there is a limited number of tables the service team really operates as a team. Food taste and presentation is fantastic, but this is not for the person(s) that rate their favorite restaurants by the volume of food they are served. This is truly for the foodie that wants to focus on quality over quantity and doesn't get sticker shock over paying more than $200 for a meal for two; without alcohol. If you are into fine wines along with fine food, expect to pay in the area of $400 for a dinner for two. It is nice but will not be on my regular places to eat list; only special, special occasions.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful evening with amazing and creative cuisine!
  40. k

    kcnj

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came here a 2nd time after an anniversary/birthday trip back to KC 10 years ago - even better than we remembered. Tasting menus are creative, lovely, tasty. A special evening again, one of the very best in Kansas City. Expanded since we were last there, view of kitchen is a nice addition.

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Bluestem is rated 4.6 stars by 1763 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Roanoke

  • Neighborhood

    Kansas City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    A private lot is available directly behind Bluestem with access off of Roanoke Street. Ample street parking is also available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Colby Garrelts

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (816) 561-1101

  • Catering

    bluestem restaurant offers numerous possibilities - whether you like to entertain a select group of guests, host a large event throughout the entire restaurant or bring the bluestem experience to your home. Please contact megan@bluestemkc.com for catering information.

  • Private party facilities

    The bar at bluestem can accommodate up to 40 guests for a standing reception. The bar is also a perfect setting for your pre-dinner reception prior to a seated dinner within the dining room. The bar is a cozy space with comfortable banquet seating, small cocktail tables and seating throughout. The bluestem bar stretches the length the entire room, perfect for serving guests during the evening. bluestem’s dining room seats up to 40 guests for an exclusive lunch or dinner party. The dining room at bluestem is perfect for an intimate gathering with walnut table tops, candlelight, and an open kitchen. May you wish to expand the use of the entire restaurant arrangements can be made for additional tables to be set-up in the bar to accommodate more guests for a seated dinner within both rooms. bluestem can accommodate 80 guests when arrangements are made in both the lounge and dining room for a seated event.

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