Brown & Loe

4.6
743 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Set in Kansas City’s historic City Market, Brown and Loe Restaurant’s inviting atmosphere is a blend of “big city” bistro with the welcoming casual flavor of a neighborhood favorite. Housed in a former Merchant’s Bank constructed in 1920, the restaurant honors the architectural details of the two-story building which features a façade of plate glass and verde marble floors and walls.
In the 1940’s, Brown and Loe was originally a produce broker with offices on the second floor of the Merchant’s Bank building. The new Brown and Loe Restaurant celebrates the techniques of curing, pickling and smoking meats, beautifully interpreted into marvelous American comfort cuisine. This is a true local venue, evidenced by the restaurant’s allegiance to the resident farmers and food artisans who supply most of the restaurant’s fresh ingredients.
Brown and Loe Restaurant is the second dining concept introduced by Harry Murphy, owner of the City Market’s popular Harry’s Country Club.
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Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration!

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PF
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! Really interesting menu. We sat on the patio as it was a beautiful day. So pleasant. Service was great. We will return!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect day with a wonderful meal on the outside patio!!

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MR
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

We had a reservation Saturday morning at 11 and were seated on time outside. There was six of us, they were not busy but definitely had a steady flow of customers. There are no tables seated next to us. About 10 mins later there were three tables that were seated next to our table. Our server was slow to greet us and took forever just to get our drink orders. The three tables seated by us had their drinks and their food before we even received our drinks. Our servers name was Irene or something close to that. She disappeared for very long periods of time and her hands were shaking, I'm unsure what was going on with her. When we received our food five people's food came out, the sixth person's food which was eggs benedict came several minutes later and it was cold. So between very bad service and a cold breakfast it's hard to give a good rating.

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A
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant and entire staff was great and very accommodating. Most of the food is made to order and the chef made adjustments to meal due to a no pork diet. The restaurant was clean and the ambiance allowed for genuine conversation.

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AM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love that I can make reservations here! The location is great, food is always great as well as the service. They are also always changing their menu and offer some unique dishes as well as traditional style dishes.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the Atlantic Seabass special and it was amazing. My wife had a steak which was good but the goat cheese mashed potatoes were the best.

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Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great lunch just girlfriends. The place is comfortable and modern at the same time. We had the chicken salad sandwiches and shrimp and grits; both were great! We highly recommend Brown and Lor

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the food and atmosphere, but what puts this place over the top is the cocktails and service.

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have visited Brown & Loe several times and have never left disappointed. I had the B&L salad and it was delicious! Looking forward to my next visit.

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JA
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Appetizers were great. Entrees were terrible. Scallops were not seared, steak was served grey and raw in the middle, boar ribs were way over cooked.

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F
Kansas City
323 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great space. Excellent salad options. Get here early for lunch as it gets crowded.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great spot with great food. A little loud.

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LL
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed the fresh spin on classic comfort food dishes. Very good cocktails. The only issue, though not terrible, is the acoustics. Fairly loud noise level even when not super busy.

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JF
Kansas City
68 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

People were nice and friendly! Food was quite good! Fun place to go to

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O
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved this restaurant. Good food, quiet and very convenient. We will definitely be back.

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OT
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

De licious portobello mushroom sandwich! They seemed a little shorthanded which made it hard to get out of there on time. Noise level was moderate but there are lots of hard surfaces so I can imagine it would be loud in there if it was really packed!

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The server seemed rushed. We had to ask for the specials. The scallops were very small and the hush puppies weren’t fully cooked on the inside. Drinks were good and the atmosphere is nice.

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visitors and the brunch is excellent. Portions were large and the service was great. Definitely need to try the Italian soda.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Good date. Service was good!

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TC
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

They were clearly under-staffed. Our server was nice but clearly had far too many tables. It took 20 minutes for him to come get our initial drink order. When we got our salads, we had to ask the staff person who brought our food about our drinks because we had not yet gotten them. We got our main course when we were only halfway through our salads. We ordered a second glass of wine each and it took far too long to get them. The food was decent, but I would not go back.

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SS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere although noisy! Menu was limited but enjoyed the special. The service was great!

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F
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Mac and cheese was amazing. Our waitress was very friendly, efficient, and fun! We walked right in and made it to our concert on time!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place

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AI
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband wasn't crazy about his fried chicken. I loved my meal.

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JB
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We really like Brown and Loe. I will say, every time I’ve been the service has been QUITE slow. So not a place to
To go if you’re in a hurry but if you want a non-hurried leisurely dinner it is wonderful. The food is fantastic. Both comforting and imaginative at the same time. We will
Go back again and again.

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CC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved sitting in the old vault. Two people in our party are hard of hearing so not having noise behind them was wonderful for them!

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MW
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

We will give B&L another chance, but our initial experience was a bit of a disappointment. While our reservation was for Sunday afternoon at 1, we expected to select from the full menu since no brunch menu was featured on the web site.
The brunch menu was not as impressive as the menu we saw online and when we got our food it was just ok.
The service was hit-miss: I think we were assigned a primary server, but at least 3 or 4 different servers brought our food and drinks and checked on us. Some items were brought right away and others we had to wait for.
The atmosphere is terrific! We're hoping to go for dinner some evening to see if we have a better experience.

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AM
Kansas City
61 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We visited Brown and Loe for brunch with our brunch booklet. I ordered a Bloody Mary to drink and it was delicious. My husband and I split the biscuits and gravy and the moco loco, per recommendation of our server. The biscuits and gravy were delicious. The moco loco was fine, but I wouldn’t order it again. Our service was fantastic! As many other reviews say, it is noisy, but I think the old building makes the acoustics what they are.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and we’d go back. Really enjoyed our brunch.
Very tasteful.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Kansas City!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The acoustics are very poor when the restaurant is busy. Couldn’t even hold good conversation because of the intense background noise.

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JP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Hush Puppies - tasty
Fallen Apple Cocktail - tasty
Meatloaf - ok, wouldn't get again
Shrimp & Grits - ok, wouldn't get again

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CP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love to dine here! Food has always been fabulous. Tables were a bit close this time though... but at least our dining neighbors were sweet.

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B
Kansas City
69 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was so so....I have been there before but the food is not my favorite place to eat. I met a friend and she loves it, so we went. I love the servers and the ambiance and really like to people watch and shop after.

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AV
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. We had a variety of appetizers and main dishes. From the salmon to salads to scallops, everything was top notch.

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AG
Kansas City
32 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the butter lettuce side salad to start and it was amazing! My husband had the kale salad and he really enjoyed his as well. We ordered the entree spaghetti squash and added the salmon as the protein. It was so amazing that we can't quit talking about it! We can't wait to go back and have it again! You definitely need a reservation as there were people waiting for our table.

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our experience was amazing. Sophie our server was top notch. She recommended a great dish to why wife. My only thing was place felt cold. Product of the old building I assume. We will come back most definitely.

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D
Kansas City
124 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had been to Brown and Loe twice before and found it good, but this time, as someone who is gluten and lactose intolerant I found very little I could eat. Making some adjustments I had the field green salad and found it pretty good, but a main course was hard to find. I chose the spaghetti squash but couldn't eat the molasses dressing and the one that I thought might work was so vinegary I found it inedible. Also, we knew this restaurant was noisy, but this evening it was not really acceptable. I understand that a restaurant has little control over the noise, but we decided it's not for us.

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NW
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Will be back in the near future. Thank you.

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