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About Room 39 - Midtown

Room 39 opened in November 2004 to rave reviews. Focusing on seasonal, fresh and locally grown ingredients, Room 39 is the premiere location in Kansas City for seasonal American food. We are proud to support local agriculture.

1719 West 39th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7-3
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11-3
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30-10

Cross Street:
Bell

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 753-3939

Website:
http://www.rm39.com/

Catering:
Catering Available

Executive Chef:
Ted Habiger & Andy Sloan

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Room 39 - Midtown Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (28)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Local Ingredients (19)
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Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for a Date (16)
Cozy (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Romantic (12)
Authentic (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Casual (9)
Fun (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Seasonal (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Organic (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Business Meals (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Room 39 is one of KC's hidden gem restaurants although they have been around for 13 or 14 years. It's located in the hip 39th street district. They offered some unique cocktails along with favorites and an extensive wine list. The service was top-notch, friendly and informative. We did the tasting menu which was plenty of food and a good value. I like that most items are sourced locally and the menu changes frequently.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Room 39 has been a favorite restaurant for years and will continue to remain on my top 5 in KC. I've been many times and have never been disappointed. Service is delightful, food is divine, atmosphere is just what I want--cozy and a little lively.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

One of the very best places in KC; relaxed atmosphere w tasty varied menu and warm, wonderful service and ambience.

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We dined here on a recent Friday night. It was nearly full which is always nice to see. We did the tasting menu, so we had several dishes. I had the pumpkin soup and my companion had the clam chowder. He had the gnocchi and i had the risotto, then pork chop and steak for entrees. We each had nice glasses of wine. The food was well-prepared but the choices were somewhat limited and several items have been on the menu a long time, so the menu seems a little stale. Our service was excellent as always and we had a nice dinner, but not as different as we were hoping for. Parking can be a challenge, so plan for that.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Room 39 is divine... The service, ambiance and food is exquisite.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

So wonderful. Love 4 course tasting & wine pairing. Love trying new wines. The goat cheese gnocchi was divine! First Time I’ve had gnocchi that compared to a small family restaurant in FL, about 25 years ago. Ricotta gnocchi was the lightest, most flavorful I’ve had, until Sat night.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We’ve eaten here several times now and we love it in every way. Small, quaint, eclectic, intimate, different, great service, great food for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner too. We have been very pleased with all aspects of Room 39. You will not b disappointed.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was good. place is relatively small with tables close together. It was full at lunch time and the noise level was quite high. Not good for a business lunch.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I LOVE this place! The food is FANTASTIC and presented beautifully. The chef has a special way of putting ingredients together and the staff is absolutely TOPNOTCH! The wine selection and suggestions from our waiter was perfectly paired with our eclectic dinners.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Ate at Room 39 for our anniversary. We had a tough time deciding on what to order because everything sounded so good, so our wonderful server recommeded the tasting menu. It was a great value, and we left satisfied but not over-full.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Every time I eat at Room 39 (Midtown), it's always superb. Most recently we sat at the bar (Andrew was excellent to us), enjoyed mixed drinks, nice wine, great recommendations by Andrew; the food was creative and excellent; desert was incredible. The people at Room 39 (Midtown location) are always so pleasant and accommodating .. we had some last minute changes to our reservation and they were quick to accommodate (I realize that can't happen every time, but they were happy to accommodate us). I HIGHLY recommend Room 39 (Midtown location).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great spot. Service exceptional and great room.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Excellent dining experience! Highly recommended for all reasons above.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Even though they had issues fulfilling our reservation their service made up for it! We will continue to support Room 39 as our local brunch spot!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I think this is one of the best places for breakfast in Kansas City.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Always wonderful. David especially good. Milagro cocktails--almost too good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Parents visiting for the weekend and wanted to share the best brunch in town

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

We love dining at Room 39. It is a lovely, inviting place and the food is spectacular. We will go there again and again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wife's bday wknd

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Never a disappointment--Room 39 is simply bliss. One of us started with our favorite, Milagro Cocktail, and the other enjoyed the seasonal Pear Cider (delicious). On to a fabulous pork/poleta/okra plate of totally comforting food with a beautiful wine--and frankly, I don't remember what my husband had, but I know he just loved it. Play list also excellent and added conversational topics for two people who never run out of things to discuss. Thanks and we'll see you soon.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Great restaurant with good music and wine. Would recommend for any occasion.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Delightful experience for our anniversary! Prompt, courteous service only adds to the enjoyment of the dining experience. Meals were spectacular and the Room 39 Manhattan was to-die-for! Highly recommended dining destination. Enjoy the 39th Street corridor ambiance as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

One of the best meals I've had in Kansas City in some time. Room 39 never disappoints, highly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We ate here on a Saturday night. We go here for the food because we get menu items here that are different and delicious. And that's what we got. We did the tasting menu and started with potato soup. I had the salad with black walnuts and my companion had the potato gnocchi, one of his favorites. I had the duck entree and he had the pork chop entree. Both were delicious. For dessert i had paw paw bread and he had the chocolate panna cotta. Everything was perfectly prepared and sized appropriately. Service was excellent. Wine selection is pretty diverse. Parking can be a challenge. There's a small lot and then on-street parking, so allow time. But it is always worth the trip.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great atmosphere with exceptional service. The food is phenomenal with it's freshness, flavor and quality. You can tell they have alot fun with desserts(wow inducing) and overall plating. The cocktails and wine selection rivals anywhere. If you're not dining here, you are missing something special.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Healthy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 14, 2017

We reserved a table for a party of 5; without a hiccup, the staff adapted it to a party of 6 at the last moment. The host was pleasant and efficient; our waitress even moreso, on both counts. During the evening, several small but special requests were made; our waitress, Alex, handled them with aplomb and a smile. The food was excellent. Most of the items--by my eye, to the fullest extent practicable, were locally grown/produced, and of superb quality. The menu was pleasingly eclectic, bordering on mildly unusual, and without fail pleasingly and intriguingly so; items included locally caught bass, paw-paw bread (with espresso gelato, for dessert, and a divine concoction), hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, a splendid risotto, and much more. The menu included excellent wine recommendations with each entree. Cocktails were consistently well-prepared--my Negroni was, in my opinion, exactly what one should be. (One small drawback--their selection of liquors, while not poor quality, lacked breadth, and in some cases (e.g., the scotches) none of the choices were of the same level as the rest of the establishment's production would suggest.

There were only one or two minor quibbles with the food--for instance, the gnocchi were served at lower temperature than optimal. Flavor was good, but hampered by the improper temp.

The whole experience was, as it should be, greater than the sum of its parts. Room 39 has a well-earned reputation for quality and a well-crafted touch, as well as encouraging local producers. It is now high on my list of restaurants to recommend in Kansas City.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Excellent food, and impeccable service! This was our first visit, but definitely won't be the last.

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Delicious food - as always - and the best gnocchi EVER! David is an excellent and knowledgeable server as is all the staff. Still our very favorite KC restaurant (and that's saying something when considering all the great restaurants we are fortunate to have in KC)!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food. But no espresso machine? Really ?? It was out of order during our visit.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We always have a great experience when we are @ Rm 39 in midtown. Food and service is always top notch!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Room39 never fails. Excellent food and service. Once you go there you'll need to return.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Had not been to this place in awhile and we were glad we did. food was delicious! Still had our fav chicken liver appetizer. Service and atmosphere very nice romantic.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 31, 2017

The food continues to be amazing. We were with two foodies who agreed that some of the best food in KC. we were seated right away in the quiet corner we had requested. We have to remember to go there more often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Delicious food and excellent service. It was quiet when we arrived at 11:30 but got very loud. Might be difficult for business meetings mid-day.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We met friends for a special evening and Room 39 did not disappoint. The service, ambiance and food were simply outstanding. Great fresh ingredients prepared in a delightful manner. Can't wait to come back

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Room 39 is a quaint venue with excellent food. The risotto and steak were delicious. The melon salad was ridiculously amazing. Overall, a great meal and a pleasant restuarant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Always a treat for dinner and the menu varies based upon local ingredients and availability. We often do the tasting menu which allows you to enjoy four courses. Especially fun if you each agree to different items so you can taste them all. The service is always very good. It is a fun atmosphere and a fun way to relax and visit with friends and family. Their brunch menu is also a fun way to experience Room 39. Enjoy!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Nothing special here. The cappuccinos were lattes. The frittata was cold and the waffle was bland (TJ'S frozen waffles are better!!). The potatoes (?) that came with the waffle were good. Not much more to say.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Room 39 serves excellent food, with a great atmosphere, and service. It is a place everyone should try.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

The food here is excellent. My date and I both got a different type of pasta and after trying both, I can say they were some of the best pastas I have ever had. The goat cheese gnocchi was rich and flavorful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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