KC American Bistro- Estero

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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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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service. I have enjoyed three different occasions there. The only downside is that when the room fills up it gets too noisy to hear conversation.

DB
Naples
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Greeted promptly and efficiently. Food was delicious and presented beautifully. Really enjoyed the black grouper. Nice bright atmosphere with comfortable booths. Noise level was low. Decor was a bit commercial looking but still nice. Service was excellent. Look forward to a return visit.

RG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything, service, food quality, etc., pleased me very much. However, noise, from conversations reverberating off walls, etc., made it difficult to carry on a conversation with my partner.

A
Naples
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Valentine Day dinner at KC Bistro was excellent in food and service. Even though the restaurant was jammed,the food was delivered promptly, all of our dishes were delicious and our server was pleasant and gave us a wonderful experience.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and loved the live music in the plaza while we dined on amazing food. The owner came out to check on us personally. Food was great - especially the grouper entree.

PO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the perfect evening celebrating our Friend’s 40th anniversary. Service was superb from the onset. Our meals were excellent ranging from luscious proseutto wrapped dates, perfect pork chops to delightful Bronzino. Stacey, our server deserves 10 stars! Attentive, outgoing, personable, professional and aware of our needs. Along with the outstanding food, Stacey helped make the night special.

A
Naples
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant . We thoroughly enjoyed dinner and their service and the restaurant manager showing personal interest

CG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time to try KC American Bistro. Food was very good, particularly the mushroom soup - outstanding. Noise was moderate, but on a very busy evening it could be a bit much. All things considered it was really very nice and a much needed (fine dining) addition to the local restaurant scene.

MA
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My first experience at the bistro was fantastic, so I was excited to go back. However my second visit was disappointing because food was delivered cold. And there were no specials for the evening.

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Noisey, would recommend noise reduction suspended sound absorbers. Ceiling is currently metal deck, sound/noise bounces back!

RE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Parking is difficult, you should have a back entrance & Exit, especially for handicapped or older clients.

BH
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes. However, the serving sizes were much smaller then when we visited 6 months ago.
Didn’t like how the beets were ground up and put on the salad.
Need to do something about the noise level.

o
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Kept reservation on time.
Did not provide the booth asked for.
Great presentation and quality of food served.
Excellent service provided.
Parking an issue.
will return.

r
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

needs sound proofing way to loud curtains and such

DD
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Family was here for vacation and we tried this on a wed evening. Dinners were good - especially the salmon, duck, and the mussels. Branzino was good but a little overcooked. Service was great. However a lovely evening was ruined by all the noise! Sounds seemed to bounce off the walls — to the point we could not even carry on a conversation. What a shame. Some noise muffling additions would be more than welcomed.

DM
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite, minutes to my house, great service (Jude is amazing). Owner makes you feel like he has know you forever and the quality of the food is outstanding.

N
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great meal and good service. Always enjoy an evening here, just note that some sodas such as coke do not have free refills - somewhat of a surprise!

b
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and drinks are phenomenal. Nice addition to this area

LM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in our area.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The meat had a lot of flavour but the soup wasn’t hot. The kale salad was bland and the beet salad was supposed to be red and gold beets but it was only gold

D
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The ambiance was great, the food was very good with the exception of the lamb which was ordered medium and was very well done. While our server was very nice, the service was slow. We were there for nearly an hour and a half before we got our food. The room is noisy, some mitigation ould help. We will be back. We feel these are kinks that will be worked out.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Finally a local restaurant that brings NY cuisine closer to Fort Myers without a drive to Naples; a little more attention to the dessert menu would fill out their overall performance given the otherwise exquisite menu; better lighting at the tables would improve the ambiance - most of the tables are simply too dark; finally, I have been there twice since December and the menu has remained unchanged although there was one special for the evening; more breadth would also be helpful for repeat visitors

L
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at KC BISTRO. The food was excellent and the service was attentive at just the right level. A good place for foodies and those who want to be able to hear their table mates!

M
Naples
51 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Way too expensive for a strip mall across from college dorms, shave ice & a gym. Food was good, but not great & if I’m going to spend $250 (including tip), I expect it to be great. We dine in downtown Naples once a week, don’t spend nearly that much (unless it’s Sails, which is Phenomenal!) and have better food. Plus the diners coming in are wearing flip flops, shorts, baseball caps (must be the college Professor crowd!)-the menu during restaurant week in December was much better.

P
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just great

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 4 on Monday at 7 pm. Seated immediately, 3 staff checked on us throughout the evening, excellent service, food presentation/flavor fabulous. Beet salad with goat cheese was excellent; mushroom bisque perfect; freshly baked warm bread was delightful; short rib over mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts was best ever; glazed pork chop perfectly cooked as requested to medium was massively good; salmon entree was devoured; creme brulee with a surprise orange scent was yummy; pineapple upside down cake with vanilla ice cream was perfectly moist with a crispy sugar finish. 4 meals with no errors or complaints! A rare gem of a restaurant! Looking forward to a repeat performance!

RD
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We loved the vibe at this restaurant. The staff was welcoming and helpful. The menu looked wonderful, and the food was attractive and delicious. Loved the beet and goat cheese salad. The pork and the grouper were delicious but a tiny bit overcooked. We will go back.

DS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service!!!

PB
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Beautifully presented items. Food quality is very good. Service is very good. We regularly visit the restaurant. The only detriment is the lack of parking close to the door for those with physical limitations. They are aware of this but the layout of the area kind of prohibits any rectification of the issue.

DM
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, Food, Service and Atmosphere. This restaurant ranks up with some of NY's finest restaurants. Unique menu, great wine list and beautiful atmosphere. I believe they are adding entertainment on the weekends. Check their website.

JH
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dinner with attentive staff and delicious food. The presentation and taste of the cuisine never fails to exceed expectations!

JD
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every member of the KC American Bistro team goes out of his/her way to ensure a wonderful experience at their restaurant, from the greeter/hostess at the front door to the manager, owner, chef and server, they all take an interest in your visit. The food is outstanding, Saturday evening, the "Dynamite Ahi Tartar" was fresh and delicious and custom made to accommodate my gluten free needs. My husband loves the"Romaine BLT Salad" and our guests raved about the "Hawaiian BBQ Ribs." My favorite entree is the "Pumpkin Seed Encrusted Wild Salmon, hard to find wild salmon, which was cooked to perfection, and the accompanying sweet potato gratin was amazing. The Branzino, "Slow Braised Short Ribs and Hoisin Glaze" and the "Fire Roasted Kurobuta Pork cChop" are always a huge hit. KC Bisto never disappoints, it's our 'home away from home."

S
Naples
31 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Parking at this location is a nightmare. Noise at this restaurant is the worst ever!

DD
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening - great food, great service.

PB
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wait staff. Deliciously prepared food. I have tried almost every entrée and all were prepared creatively. KC American Bistro serves the freshest and best quality ahi tuna I have ever eaten.
The Estero location is very convenient whether we are traveling from Naples or Fort Myers. It has become our "go to" restaurant.

PB
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food (Bronzino and the Salmon) and great waiter (Dallas). Same menu as the Naples location and better ambiance. Definitely a favorite!

KR
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely wonderful. Everyone in our party of 7 loved their dinner. There were a number of servers present - a factor that was both good and bad.

The food came out quickly, fresh and at the appropriate temperatures. But, upon serving, the servers were confused about which dinner went to which diner - leaving it to the guests to sort out.

One guest had to ask for their drink FOUR TIMES. Another guest had to ask for bread THREE TIMES. It seemed as though with so many servers a lot was lost in their communication with each other.

We ordered two bottles of a particular year of a nice wine. Two different years were brought and opened before we could return the wrong year.

The final irritation was that we were supposed to have 20% off our bill - but we all noticed after we returned home that we had not received the 20% as advertised.

Again - the food was truly EXCELLENT. All 7 of us would definitely return. However, these problems were inexcusable for a fine dining restaurant with such moderate to high pricing.

ML
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Service was impeccable, every morsel of food was absolutely delicious. We will become regulars here.

t
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time at this restaurant but it won’t be the last. The decor is lovely, the service spot on and the food is not only a work of art but outstanding as well. You won’t be disappointed here.

WB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I’ve been several times and always had a great experience