Brown & Loe

4.7
1156 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
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KansasFoodie
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent brunch and not too busy (though we went during a Chiefs game so that helps!) Lots of variety on the brunch menu and some unique options like hash with kimchi and the Hot Ham and Cheese with candied jalapenos. Good drink menu too. Service was attentive, but not overly friendly. Much better experience for brunch than the one time we've been for dinner. We'll go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a birthday with family! Enjoyed the outdoor seating next to the River Market.

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OffTheSchneid
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was just up a notch from what we expected. Monkey bread? Upside down with a sugar shell. Ham and cheese sandwich? Add pimento and bacon. Asian infused corned beef hash was fantastic too. A great place I can’t wait to come back to!

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MelissaK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience. Nice choice of food and wine. Patio is very nice and relaxing

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing experience tonight celebrating our 1yr wedding anniversary with my wife and parents. Service was great and the food was outstanding. Even the cocktails we had were delicious.

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great use of an old bank building. Food and staff were great.

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vipTimM
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have now eaten here twice, so our second visit was clearly based on a positive experience the first time. Visitors need to know that weekend visits are during the City Market, and parking is, at best, a challenge. Come prepared to look for parking, or park downtown and take the Street Car. Our visit was again very good. The food, service and ambiance are all quite good. This was the second visit in a row when they were having difficulty with coffee service, and nothing gets my attention more in a morning that being denied coffee. They did the best they could to substitute coffee drinks (e.g. Latte), but I am a black coffee kind of guy, and this was a downer to me. I also wonder about a problem to such a basic service that has been lacking twice. Can anyone spell "Mr. Coffee?" I am sure we will be back. It is a very old-school kind of place with a lot of charm. Our server was terrific.

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TerryF
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was our first visit to Brown & Loe. Our reservation was at 5pm because Open Table said it was full until 8pm. We drove from Topeka so we didn't want to eat late. However, there were plenty of tables open when we arrived at 5pm and when we left about 6:30pm. Service was great, food was delicious, and drinks were cold. We would eat there again and recommend to our friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Loud. Slow service. Forgot an appetizer.

KC
KCKim
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Table was ready when we arrived and waitress was attentive. Food was superb!

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AndreaW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a special birthday. Food was fantastic!

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vipSusanS
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. It feels like an old school diner in NYC. The atmosphere is very unique. My sister got the meatloaf and loved it. I had the fish sandwich with a side salad and it was excellent. I’ve been here twice before and will definitely be back!!

KC
vipKCRDP
Kansas City
39 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience all the way around. Sitting on the patio was perfect!

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vipDEEELISHUSSS
Kansas City
133 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful brunch selections on the patio on a slightly chilly but still beautiful Sunday ! Food was innovative and delicious - as always.

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Susie
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brunch with a friend. Service was great. Food is always good.

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LaurenP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always try something new when I’m at Brown & Loe and I’ve not been disappointed yet.

KC
vipKCTrvler
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic dinner seated outside on the porch. Started with Prosecco cocktails that were refreshing paired with calamari. The calamari was outstanding--nicely lightly breaded and crispy but not greasy. Main course was pork chop and salmon. Both were cooked perfectly and delicious. For dessert had the Lambic beer float that was exceptional. Great service and will definitely return!

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StacyA
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Went for brunch for my husbands birthday.. everything was good but not overly exceptional . Will try it again but as it was a bit of a drive from our home probably wouldn’t go out of our way to get there..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Server was walking away when we were ordering… it was odd. Couldn’t really hear her and she was not making eye contact either. Good food, beautiful place, crap service.
Beefy bartender on the other hand was a doll! He was so polite, so engaging… need more of him.

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vipReginaW
Little Rock
47 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best spot for brunch or any other meal in all of KC. The owner is the loveliest person always so sweet and kind. Food is always exceptional. The mushroom and goat cheese crepe, my husband had the German Chocolate Cake that looked like a dream and he rated it the best ever.

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KyleD
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brown & Loe is the perfect neighborhood brunch spot. Whether you want traditional brunch fare or a hamburger, there's something for everyone on the menu. Definitely try the Orange Creamsicle. It's light and not too sweet.

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ashleya
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful. The food was great, and had little touches making each dish unique. Happy hour prices of apps was our ticket to a schmorgesborg! Salmon cakes, poke nachos, meatloaf, and KC strip. Yum!

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ShaylaD
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent and she had a fantastic suggestion for our drinks which we loved. The Banh mi sandwich was so delicious. Can’t wait to go back

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CrystalF
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite places to eat in the city. This time we went with the meatloaf (my son), the hot chicken sandwich (my husband), and the spaghetti squash (for me). The ice cream of the day was peach with cinnamon and absolute perfection.

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Katie
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time trying Brown & Loe and it was Amazing!! I will definitely it let becoming back for more dinners and I will have to try out there brunch as well! I got their Spaghetti Squash, that was filled with delicious Brussels sprouts and Mushrooms and it was really good! Also I would highly recommend trying one of their delicious desserts! We got the Key Lime Pie! :)

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JackieG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Adorable historic building right by river market!!! Food was great and ambience awesome!!!

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melynn
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved it. Their menu is eclectic and delicious. I loved that there are some real old fashioned gems on it that you wouldn't get a chance to try otherwise.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

I chose to sit outside which was a wonderful choice! I tried the limeade and the salmon cakes for the first time and both were great! Ordered the smoked Gouda Mac and it was okay.. I’m sure cheese lover would enjoy it very much. Ordered the Russian Grand Duke (fave!) but it tasted like cough syrup!! The service was incredibly slow.. though the restaurant wasn’t very busy. I sat at my table from 11:40 until 1:15. Way too long for my liking. I wish my waitress had came by a bit more often and observed that I was obviously done and ready for my tab.
All love. I will be back for brunch!

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PhyllisO
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are many good choices but the menu isn’t overwhelming.

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IEAT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Go for the cocktails, stay for nothing else. Ambience is cool.

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Bill
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meatloaf meal and Lambic float for dessert.

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Larry
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stacey was attentive and friendly. Happy Hour ! Korean Short Ribs wrap was spectacular. Calamari was excellent. Chicken sliders were good and I would order them again, but not quite as delicious as the short ribs and calamari. Sat outside and it was pleasant. All glasses wines were $7, which was nice. Told 4 other people about it today. Will definitely return. Soon!

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Susan
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I have visited this restaurant before and had a good experience; however, this was not a good visit. I came with co-workers and the food quality and appearance was not inviting. The waitress was slow with the check and we left thinking we wouldn't be coming back anytime soon.

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vipMorristheCat
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience. Good was delicious snd atmosphere very nice. Historic building is cool!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. I always go when I want to treat myself to something nice

KM
KatieM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and an excellent shaded patio. Lunch for 9 was on time and attentive service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had something to eat

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OlStully
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
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!

BB
BeckyB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 1156 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.