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Party Size
For 2
Fri, 2/23
7:30 PM
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Booked 15 times today


1893 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Romantic (18)
  • Good for Anniversaries (13)
  • Good for a Date (13)
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 & new varieties of American desserts. Bluestem strives to constantly evolve the menu making this restaurant one of the top restaurants in Kansas City.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dining Room: Tuesday - Saturday from 5:00pm
Bar: Tuesday - Thursday from 4:00pm to 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - Midnight
Happy Hour: Tuesday-Friday 4:00-6:00pm
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Phone number
(816) 561-1101
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Colby Garrelts
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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 for catering information.
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Cross street
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Parking details
A private lot is available directly behind Bluestem with access off of Roanoke Street. Ample street parking is also available.
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Special events & promotions
Our event manager will work closely with you to tailor an event according to your dining preferences and our seasonal menu selections. bluestem has several menu formats available for private events ranging from our hors d’ oeuvres selection and 3, 5, 7, or 10 course tasting menus. If you would like more information on event coordinating please contact Susan Kane, our event manager at When requesting more information, please provide the following details so that we may better serve your private dining requests:

Telephone Number
Email Address
Date of Desired Event
Event Occasion
Estimated Number of Guests
Additional information regarding your event that may assist in event planning
Preferred Event Location (Bluestem, Rye Plaza, Rye Leawood, or Off-Site)
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1893 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

An amazing meal!

OpenTable Diner (Key West)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Awesome as always. Taylor the wine steward/director was great.

vipThePotholeQueen (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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!

ScottB (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

vipbrewedbehavior (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always the best for romance, holidays, special occasions and anyone who truly appreciates top notch food and service.

Amour (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went for Valentine’s Day. Magical evening - everything was perfection! Bluestem never disappoints, it’s a GEM!

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Overpriced for both quantity and quality. This was for valentines day dinner with a set menu. Drinks were exceptional and best part of meal

vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Lovely, just lovely. Pricy, but lively.

Ace1 (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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).

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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!