Brown & Loe

4.7
1120 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1120 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had something to eat

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OlStully
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the mushroom toast and the korean short ribs. They were both fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and strong drinks! I love Brown and Loe!

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BeckyB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Highly recommend. The River Market is a fun location too!

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Fred
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Food was great, service too. Can’t wait to come back. On this trip construction noises from upstairs soured the ambience.

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KimR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, wonderful service! The Italian cream soda was perfect.

JC
JimC
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice meal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in for brunch and everything was delicious! The orange juice for the mimosas was freshly squeezed! The chicken and waffles were crispy and the buttered corn meal waffles paired perfectly with the hot chicken. My friends ordered the breakfast tacos, the mushroom and cheese crepe, and the biscuits and gravy. We will be back!

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jbinkc
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was an interesting menu (watermelon salad), the calamari was a happy hour special and quite good. Our server Hannah stayed very busy with a sizable crowd on the patio, but she always presented a cheerful smile, and kept my water glass full.
We'll go back.

JR
vipJoyceR
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Loved our cocktails! Good Service!

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Rockarina
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari is a shockingly good appetizer, the best I’ve ever had!
I had the meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans! SO GOOD! My guest had the steak and asparagus! You only needed a butter knife to cut!

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vhoffman
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu has a nice array of choices, but is limited enough that each dish is done very well. Loved the Chef’s Board app - perfect for two to four people. Great service and beautiful outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a date after the market!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Still a little under staffed, but the food is AMAZING!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and awesome vibe! #KC

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vipRick
Kansas City
39 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A restaurant that is consistently good. BL has the largest chefs board in the world, loaded with meat, cheeses and compliments. Bring a crew if you order it.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. I had the spaghetti squash and it was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend this place for a casual lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All was good except we were seated by a credit card machine, fan and other restaurant supplies when there was plenty of space to seat us in a nicer area with better ambiance.

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vipfoodie
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Have always loved the fun cocktails offered at B & L. Unfortunately, the ones we received this time were packed with crushed ice and very little else. More like a slushee but without any flavor. Disappointing start to special night out.

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DanR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have had great food here, especially as it isn’t expensive. The tuna poke is fantastic and my personal favorite is the Nashville hot chicken sandwich.

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AmandaF
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal at Brown & Loe. There was great food and awesome service.

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KathyE
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktail prices and appetizers. Nice ambiance in a historic building

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Laura
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Little twists on basic diner foods. Spicy mayo on a tenderloin. White BBQ sauce on a Nashville hot.
Skip the gyro (overwrought) and fondue (sour wine, overpowering) get the crispy tender tenderloin, crispy sprouts, gouda mac or if you're at brunch, get the Loco moco. I hope they bring back the MOJO pork next season.
Happy hour is 👌 compared to the many bars around. You can get a rye pbr boiler maker for 4 bucks.

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Frequentdiner1
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Interesting menu that’s not overwhelming but something for most pallets. Good service. Good spacing between diners.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasure!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! Everything we ordered was delicious. Oysters and Korean short ribs were my favorite!

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PamS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite place! Everything was great from service to menu items. They also have outdoor seating if desired.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in KC!. Great location, great vibe, amazing food. My go-to!

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vipEPfromKC
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with out of town friend and a local woman we had not seen in some time. Excellent Rye Manhattan, very tasty entrees, and overall fun afternoon. Able to talk without shouting 😉

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vipTheGrillCalvary
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Seriously every single time we come everything is amazing. The consistency of the great food, service and experience is fantastic. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I got the hot chicken and waffle and it was amazing! Not spicy but savory and sweet and delicious.

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vipDEEELISHUSSS
Kansas City
133 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, historic space with an interesting menu of delicious food served by great wait staff.

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ErinP
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! I love that there is a variety of mimosa options. Food was tasty and the restaurant is adorable!

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JWil
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! The staff was amicable and helpful. The food was delicious and well priced for what you received. This is a great restaurant and in a cute part of town.

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ajewellcampbell
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a beautiful location and I love the food and drinks every time.

JG
vipJGuerra
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out door patio was perfect.
The weather was a big part of that of course, but the tree canopy and the suspended shade added to the perfection.

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Georgena
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I had the hot ham and cheese sandwich and I guess I was expecting it to be more cheesy and melty. It was subpar, wasn’t a huge fan of it. The deviled eggs app was delicious though. The chicken and waffles is still my favorite brunch item. The cutest buser and seating hosting helped our waitress out, the owners son is adorable!

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Johnna06
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was ok. There was a hair in my daughters fruit. My aunts glass had stuck on dried food. She got another glassware, but when we brought it to the managers attention she got a little defensive and said she didn't see anything on the glass. The waitress seemed a little overwhelmed and we had to remind her of things we asked for. Cocktails were good.

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Luncher
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is my go to lunch place with friends in all seasons. The servers are kind and efficient, the food is well prepared, delicious and arrives at the right temperature. The menu has good variety, something for everyone.

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a wonderful experience on a beautiful afternoon on the B&L patio. Kudos for the food, service and a great time.

FAQs

Brown & Loe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 472-0622.

Brown & Loe is rated 4.7 stars by 1120 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.