Parkway: Social Kitchen

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Parkway’s mission is food with a sense of community. Offering elevated comfort foods and an intimate atmosphere channeling rustic elegance. Join us in the airy main floor dining space for brunch and bottomless mimosas. Stay for lunch out on the patio and split our famous pepper jack-stuffed tater tots with a friend, then save some room for our favorite apple bourbon-glazed pork chop straight from the wood-fired oven. In the evenings, enter the red velvet-adorned downstairs lounge to the sounds of live Kansas City musicians.
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food... and we were there early enough it wasn’t loud.

TH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good but not great.

RF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

I was upset with how it went. Would not recommend.

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

Sunday morning brunch was excellent in every way possible. Service provided by Kit was exceptional for the four adults and one 4 year old very curious boy. Suggested by my daughter (mid-30's) and my son's girlfriend (mid-20's) who both highly recommended Parkway, No I can to (mid-60's).

M
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Biscuits cold made day old
Cinnimum role from a can

GB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. I had the brussel sprout salad with salmon, and loved it. I can't wait to come back to get it again. My kids had standard stuff (chicken tenders and hamburger) both of which were good portion, and looked like good quality. Good drink selection.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was very loud and they were busy with only two servers working so service was a bit slow for my liking

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Beautiful place. Food was pretty good but not great. Like bright booth by window. Waiter came by way too often.

JJ
Springfield
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great server. Really liked the food. Small restaurant. We had obnoxious people right next to us at bar (we were at a table). I wish manager had controlled them more. This is a weird place to just drink. I am all for drinking but weird place, weird time.
The tater tots are not all that. More like fried mashed potato balls. The scallop special was amazing. Trout was great. Cilantro shrimp great. Chicken strips good as well.
I would return to this restaurant. I like the feel of the restaurant and the food.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday event

S
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service but we did not enjoy the dinner after the restaurant opened the windows and the restaurant was flooded with the 85 degree heat and humidity. It was not a comfortable environment after that. It really effected my family’s ability to enjoy the time we spent together at the restaurant. Too bad.

T
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service very slow. Waiter didn’t know very much about the menu and wanted to compare this restaurant to Houston’s. We didn’t go there to eat at a Houston’s “wanna be” chain. We were looking for something local and unique.

MJ
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and the waiters were all very friendly. Our kids loved it and we all had a good time. Cool environment as well.

OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. The tater tots and gourmet grilled cheese were the choices of the evening, and they did not disappoint! Our service was wonderful and the wine selection was plenty. We loved our time and I can’t wait to come back and try more of the amazing options on the menu!

Parkway: Social Kitchen
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thank you so much for all of the love! Look forward to seeing you again!

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KC
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A quiet Sunday evening with a guest from out of town, this was the first time I have dined at this location since it changed ownership or name. We were pleasantly surprised with the meal trout blackened and the beer selections were local and cold! I would have liked to have draft beers but the bottled beer were fine. I would recommend as the location is great in the Kansas City Plaza.

Parkway: Social Kitchen
Responded on July 2, 2019

Blackened Trout is delicious! Thanks for joining us on your night out on the town, we can't wait to have you back!

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OT
Kansas City
83 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Took my husband to Parkway: Social Kitchen for Father's Day brunch. We enjoyed the ahi tuna appetizer and split the prime rib sandwich. They were delicious but the best, in my opinion, was the flight of peach-flavored bellinis. :-) We decided to try sitting on the patio for our next visit.

Parkway: Social Kitchen
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thanks for the glowing review! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Stay tuned in for our seasonal selections of Mimosas on our brand new flights!

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AA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Paul was wonderful! So attentive and friendly, I cannot recommend Paul enough. The kitchen was slow but when our food did finally come, it was surprisingly good. Paul really did steal the show, thank you Paul for such great service!

Parkway: Social Kitchen
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thanks for the input, we are very proud of our service staff and positive growth we have seen since we opened in 2017. We are striving to achieve and deliver the best service and experience available on the Country Club Plaza and your feedback helps us stay on track. Stop by soon and feel free to request a table in Paul's section, cheers!

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AC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

This review is about dining (as a late night bar, I hear the music scene is fun). I ate early on a Sat evening, they had the Guns and Roses turned up as if it was a bit later.. The food was very ordinary (brussell sprout salad, and grilled salmon entree). The server was pleasant, but messed up the order (forgot to submit one of the entree orders and brought the wrong cocktail), so I waited for the late entree and let the other folks dig in. 15 min later, I received my flash cooked salmon. It was nicely browned on the outside, but raw in the middle. It was cooked completely differently than the other salmon entree that showed up on time (it appeared that that heat had been turned up and cooked a lot more quickly). And no, despite the multiple order screw-ups, there was no attempt to comp and/or acknowledge the poor service/food.

SC
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The whole experience was alright, but not outstanding. I made the reservation as a Birthday celebration and nobody acknowledged that it was my husband's birthday when we got there. The server's attitude was "meh" about just about everything. When he finally said anything, it was a tepid "oh, happy birthday" right when we were leaving. There were gnats in the ahi tuna dish. The bread on the turkey apple brie sandwich was way too thick. The sandwich itself was an amazing mix of tastes, but there was too much bread. If it was very thin panini style bread, it would have been outstanding. The fig old-fashioned was fabulous, according to my husband. Can't say we're going to hurry to go back. It was a "meh" experience.

GR
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food! Waiter was friendly and attentive! Crowded and a bit noisy but a wonderful dining experience

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to get a booth next to the open window wall and it was fantastic. As someone who can’t have dairy, our server was knowledgeable in the adjustments that could be made for each dish. And the bartender made a mean Aperol Spritz! I would go back anytime! The roasted sweet potatoes were perfect! I ended up ordering a salad (because it sounded good) and I was impressed.

DA
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly accommodating staff. Great service and food, varied menu, sat outside which made for a good atmosphere. Total bill in line with expectations and enjoyment. Will definitely return.

Parkway: Social Kitchen
Responded on May 27, 2019

Hello DineAround! We love that you had such a 5-Star experience! Thank you so much for the glowing review. If we can help with any future private event, large reservation or reserve your next visit, please reach out. Looking forward to your return! -Bryan, Parkway Social Kitchen (816) 214-5616

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cool place and good food but never quite gets to Houston’s level.

OT
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, big portions and our server was super friendly!

Parkway: Social Kitchen
Responded on May 16, 2019

Thank you for the glowing review! We look forward having you back--and if you haven't visited our Lounge, that's a great opportunity to do so! Great for a weekend dinner reservations or private events.

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BB
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Go for the bar and live music on Friday and Saturday; but I won't be going back for food/service.

JF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

This place has good food, management is on top of everything and very dedicated to your experience/needs. The atmosphere is classy, nice place to eat and have a conversation exclusively. Establishment is clean and sanitized.

T
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Average experience. Good customer service with average food. We had the burger, the tots, the crab cakes, and the chicken tacos. Everything was good, but nothing stood out. I doubt we’ll be back with so many better restaurants nearby.

k
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love that it’s Houston’s chefs!!!

t
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at Parkway Social Kitchen several times and each time the food , service and atmosphere was
great . It’s good to make reservations , they do get busy , but if you decide at the last minute you can often squeeze in the bar area . Try Parkway , you won’t be disappointed !

Parkway: Social Kitchen
Responded on May 6, 2019

Hello travelnow, Thank you so much for the glowing review! Indeed the bar can get busy, we'll do our best to squeeze you in for sure, even if we have to add extra bar chairs! We look forward having you back in the bar, restaurant or for a private event in our Lounge. Contact me for events or reservations alike! -Bryan

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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Loved the stuffed tots and the prime rib tacos

Parkway: Social Kitchen
Responded on May 6, 2019

We do love those Pepper Jack cheese stuffed Tater Tots too! They remain our number one seller, hands down! *Nom nom!*

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D
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

All food was cold- prime rib sandwich and chicken tenders. Bad experience. Won’t be back.

CM
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a nice relaxing Easter lunch at Parkway Social and were glad we chose it. I was glad all the lunch options were available, as I don't love breakfast foods. The Brussels sprouts salad was delicious.

Parkway: Social Kitchen
Responded on May 2, 2019

Hi Carol! Thank you so much for the glowing review! We welcome you back for lunch, brunch, dinner or happy hour anytime. Thanks again for choosing Parkway to celebrate your Easter. -Bryan

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MK
Kansas City
49 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall an OK experience. The service was slow but the food was good. A bit pricey on brunch drinks. 50/50 on whether we will go back again.

TG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 4

We selected Parkway Social Kitchen for our weekly night out because they claimed to have live jazz music in their basement lounge Thursday through Saturday evenings.

The food we ordered for dinner upstairs was adequate, but not exceptional; the setting was lovely as the window walls were open and a gentle spring breeze filled the space; and the service was great.

So, given all that, how can the overall rating be so low? Because after dinner, we went downstairs to listen to the live jazz, only to find one guy with a guitar playing bad covers of all types of music with the exception of the advertised jazz.

Kansas City has many great places to hear live jazz, but Parkway Social Kitchen is not one of them.

LS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We picked Parkway Social for brunch based on their online menu. When we got there this menu was not available And bottomless mimosas were not available, although advertised online.
Our waitress seemed confused about the availability of options and the service was not great. Do not intend to return for brunch!

JP
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the environment and the staff was super friendly. I had soup which was delicious but my friends had entrees and they looked fantastic! Will definitely return.

JT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had a small committee meeting and this was the PERFECT spot! Great happy hour/drinks/food, and the service was exceptional. My only thought; more signage because a couple people walked right by at first.

c
Kansas City
26 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! We will be back! Jeff did a great job!

MS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We sat at a terrific table with windows open to the street. After finally being noticed by our waitress, we did get a couple of great cocktails. However, that was the highpoint of the dinner. I ordered a "starter" of soup. It came out with the entre. I ordered a $44 steak that was poor quality, was over cooked, was cold and WAY over priced for what it was. Side dishes (sweet potato and broccoli) were both cold. My dinner guest ordered a burger and fries. Both were cold. When I complained to the server, she contacted management who seems to be clueless about the concept of an appetizer or soup being served first or what to do about the quality of the food and how it was prepared. The meal was awful....and the place wasn't even busy. Won't go back. Too bad. We went for an anniversary and it was pathetic.

GW
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A bit too noisy for conversation
Damon excellent taste but burnt on one side
Drinks pricey as well but a decent pour

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