KC American Bistro- Estero

4.5
57 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Chef Keith sources the freshest seasonal ingredients to create a cuisine that reflects the variety of indigenous foods from around the country. The character of each dish represents the history, culture and ethnicities that influence a particular region: the Heartland, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and Pacific.
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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am stingy with my stars, but this place earned them. Great menu selections combined with cooked to perfection skill made this a true winner. The service was above and beyond superb. They know what they are doing and it shows.

D
Naples
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a find. Great decor, excellent food and superb service. Will be back for a third time.

G
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Biggest rip off in SW Florida. No Happy Hour. Price for a small Dewars, mostly rocks, TWELVE DOLLARS! Outrageous. Food mediocre. Lamb chops tiny. Rip Off. Bill for two INCLUDING ONE FREE ENTRE over $160. Avoid this place. Dreadful parking too.

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Naples
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I enjoyed both of our fish selections very much. I had the swordfish which was excellent. We shared the beet salad. A real winner for aesthetics and taste. My pinot noir was excellent. Great restaurant, although pricey, i walked away thibking it was worth it.

j
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My pork chop was good, but my wife and friend’s food came out cold. The owner came around and asked how our meal was. My wife and friend asked the owner to warm their food. 15 minutes later their food came out warm, unfortunately everyone else at the table was finishing up their entree. The owner, and also the waiter never offered an apology let alone offered any dessert or anything to make up for our disjointed dinner.
We live 1 mile away from the restaurant and would’ve loved for it to be a winner so we could be frequent patrons there. I’ll give it 1 year before they close their doors. For us... one and done.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner....

OT
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice menu, very good service. Only issue is parking for the resturant. Must park a distance away and walk through a courtyard to enter the place. Overall, good experience.

F
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

KC American Bistro is a gem in this area! You will not be disappointed. Fine dining at its best. Delicious food, fantastic wine list and beautiful atmosphere! The whole package.
Try it. You’ll love it!

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

I can’t say enough about how wonderful this place is! So happy you are in Estero. The pumpkin seed salmon was perfect! Vanilla Stoli martini!!! Service was impeccable.

SM
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service was very attentive- we will go back !!

S
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good service. We will go back.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went here for our anniversary, and we were not disappointed! The staff was terrific, John waited on us and was very attentive, our food was delicious, and the entire experience was wonderful. They even had a nice dessert for us for our anniversary. We will definitely be back! Thanks to all for making our anniversary evening so special!

JS
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious f. Best pork chop I’ve ever had. Impeccable service.

DI
Naples
73 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We are so happy that KC's has opened near us. Long a favorite of ours, now we have the good stuff right in our own backyard. Food is always fresh and attractively presented. Atmosphere and service are relaxed and attentive. Chef always makes an appearance to see if we are satisfied. Such an upscale addition to little 'ol Estero!!

n
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance and wonderful. I’m happy to have a restaurant of this caliber in Estero.

NH
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We went on a Saturday night and the restaurant was full. Although everyone had a reservation, the management did not think to bring in enough servers. Consequently the service was extremely slow. In addition, the noise level was off the charts. If you want to have a conversation with the person sitting with you, do not go to KC American Bistro. The food was ok but nothing special-certainly not worth the annoyance of poor service and the loud noise.

BC
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The restaurant hasn’t been open long and they need to get it together. The food took awhile to come out and it was only warm. Wanted an after dinner cordial and was told there working on getting them

r
Naples
46 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Estero! We have been there 4 times since they opened and eat at 5pm. Great food and service and it is very peaceful . Each time we try a different entree but always have the beet appetizer. That and the bread are to die for !

J
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service, moderate prices. We would return

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So impressed with KC’s!!! First time in the new location, and it’s stunning Always love our Naples location, but this is excellent as well !!!

SC
St. Louis
32 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Another great experience.

SB
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar and ended up having dinner there as well. The ability to seat a lot of people is a major plus. Estero needs more good restaurants in this area, otherwise, the only option is to go to Ft Meyers or Naples, because most places in Estero die at 8:00.

c
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great contemporary atmosphere, the entree presentation was 5 star, everyone raved about the food, the mushroom soup is to die for, our group had the Encrusted Salmon, Encrusted Black Grouper and Short Braised Ribs, all were GREAT. My new favorite place!

LM
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We were there Saturday evening and the restaurant was absolutely full and very noisy. The food was tasty, but only warm, not hot. We were disappointed in the food as we had visited a week earlier and the food was excellent. I am not sure the restaurant was prepared for the number of customers that evening.

OT
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Incredible food and service. The grouper was top notch. My friend had the ahi which was soooo good too! Yummy Hawaiian ribs as an app. I cant wait to go back. This place is the real deal! A little pricey but considering the great experience it is worth the splurge.

J
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really, really good high end restaurant in Estero. No need to go to Naples.

R
Naples
71 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable. Good crowd. Good cocktails. Good food. Second time there in two weeks. Will keep returning. (Owner/chef came out after dinner to schmooz. Nice touch. nice touch.)

JP
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable. We will definitely return. The menu was delightful.

Y
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The new KC American Bistro proved to be an excellent spot for three couples to enjoy outstanding food in a modern, bright, open dining room.

SC
St. Louis
33 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food for our 2nd visit! This is a new favorite!!

JM
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I would recommend KC's, but I would caution people that it is very noisy...difficult to converse at a standard-size table of 4 without yelling. Food is very good. Presentation is very good. Service was very good also...just attentive enough. Servings are moderate in size. Entree prices range from the high $20s through the $30s to low $40s for a steak dish. Given the "strip mall" ambiance, college campus adjacent location, and high noise level I view KC's to be too aggressively priced.

HL
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

After reading the outstanding restaurant review by Jean Le Boeuin the Naples paper, I immediately made a reservation with high expectations.

The service was very poor! We waited in excess of 20 minutes and went in search of waitstaff to take a drink order. We were waited on by the reservation host and not a waiter. It took another 20 minutes to have our order taken. When the food arrived and it was mediocre at best. No one asked how our meal was. The only saving grace was that there was a 2 for 1 promotion. The restaurant was jam packed and there was not enough staff to handle the crowd. The noise level in the restaurant made it difficult to have a quiet evening. We will not be returning.

It would be interesting to know what night the f



The month-old Estero bistro is the kind of place you go home raving about. The place that springs to mind when someone asks, "You been anywhere good lately?"

D
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Confusing layout to development in which restaurant is situated. I noticed patrons with canes and difficulty walking looked worn out by the time they arrived. The place was busy and loud, not energetic. The bread and honey truffle butter was wonderful as well as the duck and scallops. I had mushroom soup ( needed salt) and lobster slider/ not rubbery and seasoned perfectly. The prices are high but the food is worth it. Because of the noise lever, we would not return however.

t
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant does everything very well.Service is outstanding.Food is excellent.
The noise was a little bit too much.
The other problem which is not their fault is the parking.The mall owners did not arrange any handicapped parking where it is convenient for disabled people..

SP
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the grouper & my husband had the short ribs. Both meals were fabulous!

SS
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

From the time we ordered our entrees it took an hour to receive them. My husband’s salmon was dry and over cooked;although my scallops were terrific. The lamb chops our friend ordered were not hot. The server was helpful, but based on tonight’s experience it is unlikely we will dine again at KC American Bistro-Estero.

s
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are outstanding! We're happy to have a more upscale restaurant at this location.

LH
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dining at either of KC’s two bistros is always an absolute dining pleasure. One does not have to go to 5th Avenue or Old Naples for fine dining. Ambiance, Service and Cuisine are all 5-Star!!

DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, good quantity and presentation. Great ambience, but wish happy hour was in place for drinks !!!

SC
St. Louis
33 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a very good restaurant! Definitely a special occasion destination. Small menu, but delicious!

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