The food was good, but the wine pairings really put this dinner experience over the top.
Have been going to Bluestem with my wife for many years. It never disappoints; always beautiful and taste exceeds expectation every time.
The dinner was amazing and great for a special occasion. My husband and I ordered five courses and we both received a different item for each course allowing us to try everything. The food was creative and beautiful.
We had a lovely evening at bluestem. The service was excellent. We loved the small courses and slow pace of the meal. The wine pairings were also excellent. Several of the courses were outstanding, a couple were disappointing. I simply can't embrace the trend of barely cooking meats. I also felt at times that the dishes were trying a little too hard to be unusual or unique. That said, I would return and thoroughly enjoyed the majority of my meal.
An amazing meal!
Excellent service, very attentive but not over bearing. Excellent knowledge of the spledid food choices and wine. A comfortable, laid back but exquisite dining experience
This was our first full experience at Bluestem and it was fantastic. The menu had items that I wouldn't normally chose, but I decided to go for it and it was well worth it. We went with the 5 course option and each of the 5 courses was delightful. The portions were just right, for me, my partner was full after the 3rd course, but she powered through. The servers were great, very kind, helpful and personable. My date went for the wine pairings which were presented by the manager, Taylor, and she was very pleased with the whole experience. Our entire meal, with drinks, was quite pricey, for me at least, but I feel that the value is more than there. The quantity and quality of food was worth every penny. I would highly recommend Bluestem.
My husband and I have been to Blue Stem for their tasting menu many times over the years. It has always been amazing. This time, however, it was good but not great. Certainly not what I would expect at this price point.
Awesome as always. Taylor the wine steward/director was great.
My son and I went for his birthday, and they made the evening very special. This is probably the 6th time I have been here, and it never fails to impress!
We went for Valentine’s Day and heard rave reviews. We aren’t afraid to spend money on good food. When we got there, we were prepared to drop $$, but we weren’t drawn in by the menu, so we got the 3 course meals. It was good, and we enjoyed it. The food was quality, but I didn’t think we felt like it was worth the value. Neither my wife or I were satisfied with our meal to the price point. The service was solid, the wine selection was great.
This is my absolute favorite restaurant in KC.
Always the best for romance, holidays, special occasions and anyone who truly appreciates top notch food and service.
We went for Valentine’s Day. Magical evening - everything was perfection! Bluestem never disappoints, it’s a GEM!
Overpriced for both quantity and quality. This was for valentines day dinner with a set menu. Drinks were exceptional and best part of meal
Food, service and wine were great. My only complaint was that we were a little rushed. Seatings event on Valentine's should not be scheduled 90 minutes apart. 2 hours should be the bare minimum.
Lovely, just lovely. Pricy, but lively.
The service and food were some of the best I have ever experienced. We celebrated our anniversary here and the ambiance was perfect for a romantic occasion. This was our first time at Bluestem but the service made us feel right at home. For such high quality cuisine it was a very relaxed setting and in no way intimidating. We had all our questions about the meal and service answered. We knew that we were going to embellish so be prepared to enjoy without concern for the bill.
This is one of the best meals I’ve ever had, and that’s high praise coming from me. I’ve travelled extensively and have experienced top notch dining from acclaimed chefs and restaurants including several on the “World’s 50 Best” list. Who’d have thought I would find such tremendous food (that’s not BBQ) on a weekend trip to KC. Execution and presentation were world class. Bonus: try the Thai spiced whiskey hot chocolate if available at the bar and prepare for the best whipped creme you’ve ever tasted (this was a fortuitous accidental drink order).
sat on the restaurant side. good service, hit or miss cocktail menu, overall small portions and unimpressive flavor for the money. soup starter decent, rabbit cacciatore starter good, pike and scallops just ok, pork belly bland, sirloin very good, chocolate tart very good. in this price range, there are better options. I've heard the bar side offers better food and maybe better value.
Great chefs! The tasting menu was full of flavor and unique. I have celiac disease and they did a great job accommodating my gluten free request, and I still had many options! Our only complaint was it was confusing finding the entrance!
Server was dull but educated. Food looked great but slightly underwhelming, just needed some salt.
The service is poor and I was expecting fine dining with polished service. Waitress accidentally knocked glass of water but did not apologize. The host yells out thank you from somewhere in the back instead of being at the door. Just poor manners.
Great dinner. Wait staff were at bit grumpy and not too happy when we asked to move because our table was very cold. Seems because of that all other tables received a selection of little cookies with their bill. Not us!!!! A bit troublesome for me Such great inventive food deserves a more professional staff. I will still go back but maybe when the weather is warmer
Excellent everything. The best restaurant in Kansas City hands down. Perfect for a romantic evening.
Fantastic experience at Bluestem celebrating a birthday! The attention to detail in the food, wine selections, attentiveness of staff, and everything from start to finish was unparalleled. A truly understated and fantastic dinner!
Worst value in the city. The Amuse Bouche not amusing at all (2 out of 3 items deep fried and if I want sth deep fried there are much better places in KC for that), and despite the provincial opinion: Liverwurst is nothing fancy (you get a pound for 2 dollar at Aldi). The rest of the dishes, so la la, nothing excites the palate above average. The soup way too sweet, the pork belly way too fat, the steak almost well done (!), the dessert subpar, the service just o.k (had to refill my wine glass once myself). The only really good dish was the scallop dish. Kudos to this one (but one out of seven that is a terrible hit rate for a 100 dollar per person excluding drinks bill). Again despite the provincial opinion just because you use forceps when arranging a dish and the portions are small, that makes it not automatically fancy. It needs to excite the palate which means other aromas then just salt and fat. Makes me miss the “American Restaurant” even more. Go only if you don’t have to pay yourself, but even then there are much better places in KC than this one. Wine list ok, but no great deal either to make up for the food.
Always a fantastic meal at Bluestem. They seemed a bit short handed and service was a bit slower than normal - but just gave us more time to enjoy our evening.
This was our second time, the first time was fantastic all around, this time was underwhelming experience especially for the price. We chose the 7 course menu with wine pairing for a special birthday. Cost was $190 per person + additional for pre dinner drinks and + of course more for tax/tip. The food was very good, the wine was OK especially given the cost. Not sure if the 2oz pours are worth cost/glass on average especially since we thought wine was mediocre (we have the list and we looked up those we liked ..). Enjoyed our time there but felt as though it did not live up to what we were expecting overall (cost, service etc).
Hadn’t been here for several years and it was phenomenal all the way around. Food and professional staff were top notch. The rabbit is an absolute must try. Few, if any, restaurants on this level of cuisine in Kansas City. Will be back.
My brother and I's birthday was made unforgettable by our experience at bluestem. Thank you so much!
I had the foie and the pork belly the birthday lady had the rabbit and the loin. All the food was excellent and works of art.
Staff was incredibly helpful, food exceeded all expectations, and the overall experience was truly exceptional. We will be back next time we are in town.
This is the best restaurant in Kansas City. Phenomenal food, superb service, and not pretentious or stuffy. First rate experience.
Loved Bluestem! We went there for our second anniversary since I knew it was more expensive and had true courses. We did the 5 course meal and I did the wine pairings. The food was excellent, it was everything I had heard of and more.
Great evening! Food was excellent and service was good.
Food was good but not spectacular.
For the price you should be blown away.
We were not. The best thing in the menu and I would go back just for this was the house made pasta and rabbit. Spectacular!
We had the 5 course meal with wine pairing.
One wine was so horrible it tasted like medicine.
The cost 170.00 per person.
Alas we will not return.
We've been to Blue Stem before and they never disappoint. The food is always outstanding and we always enjoy a 5 or 8 course meal, with wine pairings of course. This is definitely a place for foodies if you love, appreciate, and are willing spend some money on great and unique food. We've even seen other notable KC chefs dining there. There's no doubt we'll be back.
We had excellent service and the food was wonderful. Big highlight on the menu was the ricotta cappelletti with braised rabbit, but all of the courses were tasty and beautifully presented. We had some diners with food allergies, and our server was happy to check with the chef to make sure there were no problems. At the end of the meal, I asked if they did a chocolate martini (which they do). This was perhaps the best mixed drink I've ever had (but maybe tied with Cafe Trio's espresso martini?), enough so that I let everyone at the table try it!
Really amazing dinner. We all got the tasting menu with the wine pairings and all the courses were fantastic. How is it even possible for all 7 courses to be so good?! We left full but not stuffed and looking forward to another occasion for a splurge dinner at bluestem.