Brown & Loe

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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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ST
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was pretty good, our server was not. Too busy assisting others. The wait staff was great. Had the Nashville chicken and swordfish tacos and both were good..bar service very slow.

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

Awesome food and drinks. Great service!

OT
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and the food was incredible. Our server was fantastic and everything was very timely. Also love the space!

ZG
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The cornmeal trout was lovely, presented on sweet creamed corn. Total comfort food. My friend's sorta with mole dipping sauce was yummy, too.

BF
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and great environment but service was slow. We will be back though!

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

Service was a bit slow, we were sat at 6:15 and were there until almost 8. Food was top notch though. They just seemed a bit short staffed for a busy Fri night

PS
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

This was my first visit to Brown & Loe and I was really excited to go there as I liked the menu when I read it online. Unfortunately I was disappointed. Our table started with the Fried Beets and we all thought they were tasty and a unique twist on beets. The curry sauce that was served with them is a nice contrast. Then I ordered the soup of the day which was minestrone. It was different from any other minestrone I have ever had, which is fine, but it tasted like a spinach soup that had been cooking all day. It was very flavorful but not tasty enough to order again. For my main course I ordered the veggie grain bowl. Since it was on the menu under Mains, I thought the grains would be warm. Unfortunately they were straight out of the refrigerator. The veggies on top were warm, but the ratio of grains to veggies was off...way too many grains and not enough veggies.

Our server was new and she was nice and attentive. I really liked the atmosphere and would return with friends for one more try and hope to have a better experience with the menu.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Sunday brunch with a friend. Perfect weather for patio dining which was exquisite.

OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our server seemed to be very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was great, but awfully messy. The crushed ice in my cocktail made it a real B to drink.

MK
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

There were some flies in the room The noise level was a little high. Food and service were excellent.

H
Kansas City
59 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had breakfast tacos as a “trial” for the day and they were excellent! Hopefully they will make the menu. Only issue we had was the waitress did not separate our tickets as requested so one person had to treat as we both had cards for payment. We will return in spite of the error.

k
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. We had special of dry aged beef and chicken/dumplings that were both delicious! And key lime dessert, house made mint chocolate chip ice cream great way to top off meal. Beautiful old building, nice that it’s at City Market. Plan to return and try brunch

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to meet with an old friend. Friendly staff and the salmon was delicious!

W
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have recommended this to several friends, but would prefer to keep this hidden gem a secret. I love the outdoor patio during good weather. The inside is bright and feels historic.

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

Cool vibe, great atmosphere, solid food, great service. This is a nice place to chill in a casual atmosphere. The open concept makes for a lot of noise, so don't go expecting a nice romantic meal. Also looked like it would be a tough place to go with kids--the menu and seating really don't support that.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Awesome location

BT
Des Moines
17 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and it was delightful. The food was very good as was the service.

L
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food here never disappoints! I had a spinach salad with grilled salmon and the salmon was cooked perfectly.

NW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose this restaurant because of previous experience. It is the perfect place to have a business lunch or a nice dinner with your spouse or significant other. Great ambiance, great people, and always great food.

BW
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere, good food, and excellent service. Will visit again.

AK
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun night on the patio! Martin, our server, was a delight!!

RD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Great service, food, drinks and place! Highly recommended!

K
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was too salty. Too much salt ruins the taste.

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

LOUD. Tablecloths or something to absorb some of the noise would be welcome. High ceilings and a huge room make conversation difficult, you have to scream to be heard. The upside: cocktails are great, food is great -- deliciously prepared and a few surprising offerings in a city where a lot of menus are on repeat. Good service, overall a bit less upscale than I initially thought (observation, not criticism). Wonderful area to stroll before or after dinner.

BK
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute terrific experience! From the service to the food! You won’t be disappointed.

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening and meal.

R
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Brown & Loe. My wife can’t wait to go back for their smoked chicken salad sandwich and house made buttermilk chips. Delicious!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat in the vault - everything was delicious, perfect! My mom had a great birthday!

GL
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent as was the food! There are so many wonderful places to eat in the City Market, but don’t forget about this one! It was a great experience.

T
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Loved the ambiance of this place. Great location in the City Market and the food and environment was very cool.

DB
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat outside on a Sunday afternoon. Service was attentive, but not intrusive. Food was great, interesting and to overpriced.

MC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I categorize this restaurant as "ok." I would never say to friends, "OMG! We have to go to Brown & Loe." Over-priced for portions and quality of food. Service was just "ok" as well. And the restaurant was WAY TOO LOUD.

EL
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great area, great food and great service! The options to sit either inside or outside is nice and there was plenty of parking in the River market!

JW
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the meal. Quick service and great food.

OT
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The out on the patio. Sophie was very attentive. Had special chicken fried chicken. Great mashed potatoes came with large wedge salad. Also had salmon on coconut rice with mango salsa. One of the best salmon dishes I had. Very friend,y bar staff. Definitely recommend

DS
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for Sunday brunch. Great atmosphere, coming back to try outside seating

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friends in from out of town. They were staying at The Phillips. Invited them to meet at Brown and Loe!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was very very good. Took some friends and we all will be back!!!

SO
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I loved the atmosphere it was adorable and cute. The restaurant was a little loud but the host allowed us to sit in a booth away from the parties which I liked. The patio looked fabulous. The food was phenomenal. The drinks took a long time to arrive but were great. Overall some things seemed over priced bit

O
Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The hostess’ pleasant greeting when we arrived set the tone for our brunch. The waiter was attentive and quite prompt despite a busy area. We started with the donut holes and stout ganache dipping sauce, graduated to the spinach salad (for which our waiter suggested bringing the large one rather than two small ones, for a $2 saving,) and the Summer Squash soup. All were beyond just good. The entrees — Benedicts and potato cakes — equally so. A visit to the restrooms was encouraging: they were spotless — always a good sign the whole place is kept clean. All in all, a good place to dine on all counts.

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