Brown & Loe

4.6
686 reviews
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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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RJ
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

B&L is our favorite restaurant in Kansas City. The food is always great as is the service. We really love the decor.

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GK
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable quiet atmosphere for Valentine’s Day dinner.

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GW
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine's dinner for two; special menu and everything we had was excellent. Atmosphere was intimate and portion sizes were perfect. Will go back.

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OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ambiance of the old neighborhood and building made for a beautiful and romantic evening. The food served was great and large portions .
We would definitely go back again

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GH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great. Wait staff was working very hard. Our wait was minimal despite the fact that the restaurant was packed. You’ll definitely need a reservation because they were at max capacity. Some portions are small (3 scallops for $25), but most are generous. Overall, great.

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JR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were good as usual . It never disappoints!

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j
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal and great service. We cant wait to go back!

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l
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious ... well designed and well prepared. A true bouillabaisse! Hot and fresh blue corn crab fritters. Creative salads.

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S
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The B&G is amazing! Brunch at Brown & Loe is a great spot.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Ambiance was nice but food wasnt good. Coffee was bitter. Overall I wouldnt return.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Cozy spot with decent drinks and food. The scallops weren’t great (and only 3 of them?) but the rest of the food was solid and prices were reasonable. Our server (Martin, I believe) was fantastic - a real pro.

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KF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very noisy on a Friday at prime time. Server was great. Food tasted good, though I felt $24 for 3 scallops was a bit pricey. Would be very selective on which friends I referred.

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S
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Senior Girl Gang lunch. The food and food choices were amazing from squash to chips to tenderloin & burger. Going back to try more. And right in the middle of great local market shopping.

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NT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First timers at Brown & Loe and we're looking forward to returning. The pimento cheese toast appetizer was the bite of the night! My wife raved about the grilled salmon with goat cheese risotto. It was the perfect sized entree. I enjoyed the meatloaf and had enough for lunch the next day. We couldn't decide on desert so had both the plum cobbler and the stout brownie. Not sure we won't choose both of them next time. Lots of great choices on the cocktail menu. The Rye Manhattan is what I've seen referred to as a Black Manhattan with Averna instead of vermouth. They also made a very nice French 75.

The atmosphere was lively, but not too loud.

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RM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, outstanding service.
Our group tried bison sloppy joes, meatloaf and shrimp & grits. All were excellent

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 4

Server was so nice and attentive! Food was ok-husband had a cold burger and I did not care for my portobello sandwhich.

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JP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Absolutely wonderful! Tried some new things this time! Meatloaf was amazing and my husband had the special. . seafood gumbo! Spicy but delicous! Great atmosphere with a 1940/1950 feel! Also great cocktail and wine selection!

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SN
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

I ordered off of the RW menu and swore it said "butter lettuce " was served iceberg lettuce instead & was never told they were out & needed to substitute it.. The shrimp & grits tho flavorful I really wish the shrimp had been grilled but it was the same texture as "ready to eat" shrimp you buy in the supermarket.. Just a Tad bit let down

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l
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Parking is terrible in the area. We were sat near the front door and the cold air coming in made it so cold that I wore my coat thru the meal. Portions were small. Food was rather bland

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PD
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite breakfast/brunch place in KC. Even better their brunch was part of restaurant week. Attentive, but unobtrusive service, delicious food and a great atmosphere.

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BC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We visited for KC Restaurant week and the place was packed. We had a 7:45 reservation, showed up on time and we were seated immediately. Our server was great and took awesome care of us. My only complaint, and it's really nitpicking, was about the Shrimp and Grits meal that I had. I feel like if you are going to have shrimp in a dish that you will be covering with a thick tomato based sauce, the shrimp tails should be removed. My wife had a steak and it was cooked to perfection and had great flavor. We would definitely go back for another round outside of KCRW.

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MG
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined at B & L for the first time during restaurant week and everything was wonderful!

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L
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Very disappointing KC Restaurant Week experience on a Saturday evening. This spot is in a really cool 1920's bank building. It is setup more like a diner though. It is not a fine dining establishment and was a very poor value at $33/person for KC Restaurant Week dinner. For $100 + tab we expected more. Not to be seated in a middle section with people's butts in our faces that were seated at the bar. Not to have a Shrimp and Grits entree with only three tiny shrimp. Not to have a grilled sirloin that was more like mystery meat. I would try it one more time for breakfast/brunch if visiting the City Market on a weekend. But this is way too loud of a spot and not comfortable for a date night dinner. It's right on the streetcar line, so appeared to be a popular destination for drinks and apps at the bar before moving on for the night.

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L
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our absolute favorite brunch spots! The biscuits are HEAVENLY.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Wanted to try something new for our date night. My old fashioned while we waited was good. The service was good and the food tasted great. Timing was good, we didn’t have too much time between courses. I had the rye manhattan during dinner and it was good as well. The only dislike we had was that it was very loud.

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MR
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was superb but it’s load, which we expected. The steak that I had for restaurant week was tough and tasteless. However, the salad, side and dessert were excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was slow. Food was alright.

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OT
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful downtown restaurant with very thoughtful, well trained staff and serves and a gem of a manager, Josh!

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GJ
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive and friendly staff. Our waitress was always smiling and seemed to care that everything was perfect. The food was cooked exactly as requested and tasted great! Definitely coming back!

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OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 5

Brown and Loe is a great place to get drinks and apps, but the entrees fall a little short of the bar. The service and atmosphere is fantastic though!

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JR
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! The food and service were delightful. We will be back!

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OT
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant Week dinner menu was awesome!

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BB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We liked our lunch. My only complaint was that it was the temperature was cool when we first arrived.

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BH
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved trying this for KC Restaurant Week! Great vegetarian options, and great dirty martini! The smoked gouda Mac and cheese was amazing. Was a little loud, but it's to be expected in an upscale diner-like place. Will be returning!

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S
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall, the experience here was good. The food was fine. The service was fine. I would not go out of my way to go here again. The pretzel is pretty basic and the butter lettuce salad is nothing special. The grits were the best part of our meal -- fluffy and light. The bison sloppy joe tasted like just chili between bread. The desserts were my favourite part of the meal -- the brownie and bread pudding were both not too sweet or heavy, making it the perfect ending to the meal.

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ML
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Restaurant Week 2019 ordered the shrimp and grits, very lack luster. The description listed spanish chorizo, shrimp, greens and roasted tomato sauce.. I hate no chorizo, and 3 shrimp which none of it was seasoned. I usually enjoy lunch there but not this time

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V
Kansas City
35 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went to Brown and Loe for restaurant week. The service was fair (nice waiter however, waited a long time for food even though there were not a lot of people there). Menu was heavy on pork, and RW menu did not have a vegetarian option. The pumpkin soup was really good, the chicken sandwhich was greasy.

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T
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, great food and service
Shrimp and grits were a favorite

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VK
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was fancied up burger type place. The prices were way out of line for the offerings. The restaurant was clean and upscale and the service was great.

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