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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

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (29)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Local Ingredients (23)
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Good for a Date (22)
Cozy (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Great for Brunch (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Casual (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Romantic (12)
Healthy (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Authentic (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

We went here for a late Valentine's dinner. We enjoy the food and the atmosphere and it didn't disappoint this time, either. We did the tasting menu, but after i tasted my duck confit risotto, i found myself wishing i'd ordered a bucket of it. That good. I enjoyed the other dishes, but that was memorably good. My companion had bass and loved it. There are nice selections in wine by the glass. The service is always friendly and welcoming. The restaurant was full most of the time we were there. We like the atmosphere. You can actually have a conversation with other people. Parking is on-street and can be a challenge, so keep that in mind.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

The service that we have EVERY TIME is amazing. We were an hour early for our reservation and sat at the bar and devoured the charcuterie plate. It ws so delicious. Perfect timing and we were seated for dinner which was spectacular. We have had David serve us many times. He is so well informed about the wines and we always learn something new. The entire staff is welcoming and courteous.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

The food and staff at Room 39 are beyond wonderful. Cannot say enough about that place! ♥️

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was outstanding, with just the right amount of time between courses. My date and I had reservations, but we still had to wait a little bit for an open table. We then waited at the bar, and took almost 10 minutes to be noticed by the bartender. It was obvious they were really busy on Valentine's Day, but I think a little more could have been done to be more responsive to us. Overall though, a truly wonderful meal.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Great food and unobtrusive service- perfect combo!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazing food, drinks, and waiters.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Great laid back spot for lunch, but also a wonderful white table cloth spot for a romantic dinner. I have yet to order anything I haven't loved (I frequent them a lot!).

Tags: Organic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The Tasting Menu was delicious and had wonderful creatively prepared options. Excellent!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is one of the best restaurants in Kansas City. The selection is great and the atmosphere feels like a French café. Not pretentious and very accessible to the palate. A consistent quality experience every time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This place was good, but it left me wanting something more. I expected better food. I got the Local Bass which was very fishy. The beans in the kale mix were not done enough and a little crunchy. The Jalapeno sauce was really good though. The place was extremely loud and I would not recommend if you want to go to have a quiet dinner. All in all, I wanted a cheeseburger when I left.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious Food. Warm Hearted Service! :-)

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great service, personable and helpful. Good recommendations on food and wine. Presentation and originality of dishes was outstanding. Good selection. Incredible range of wines. Lot of local spirits. Knowledgeable bartender. Top choice for KC.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Room 39 is my favorite restaurant. Love this place! Feels like a second home. I highly recommend the quiche for brunch, and my fried trout at dinner was amazing!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I love eating creatively prepared dishes that aren't different for the sake of being different. My meal at Room 39 was delicious, beautiful, and full of great complementary flavors. The service was friendly and at just the right level of attentiveness.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We went for breakfast-did have a 9:00 reservation on Saturday. Did not need reservation but by 9:20 seating which is limited was filling up. Great service. Unique breakfast choices including the standards. Pricing from 8 to 9 to 14. The physical surroundings appeared to be very clean. The staff were very friendly and had their act together. Note the servings appear to be quite large- I ordered the croc madame -(misspelled !) very good but a lot of food,my wife had the baked eggs on a special bread with cheese and a special sausage. Most breakfast entries include potatoes.
The menu for lunch and dinner looks exciting and we will return!

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We love Room39, unfortunately this was not a great experience. I'm hoping it was because it was Restaurant week and things were more hectic than normal. My husband and I go here about once a month and get the same things just about every time. We love the shrimp bisque but this time it was not good and we both did not barely eat any of what we were served. We then had the Bolognese and while the sauce was great, the past was extremely underdone. We love al dente pasta but this was just plain not cooked at all. My husband had the wagyu and I had the pork chop, they were ok. We hadn't had those before so we couldn't compare them but I think I prefer the duck to what either of us had that night. We also usually have such a great server and the lady we had this time was nice just not personal at all and we missed that.
With all that said, we will go back. We truly love dining there an I am going to chalk up this one negative experience to it just being an overly hectic restaurant week. They have such a great atmosphere and the food is usually very amazing especially for the cost.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Once again, Room 39 did not disappoint! I was so pleased to share this special place with my sister and niece. We flew from Oregon to have a 'girls' weekend in KC and Room 39 was the only reservation we made. It was the one place I knew we HAD to go. David, our waiter was wonderful and despite being extremely busy made time to make us feel special. (Thank you!) I'll be back again (as always) in November for the annual WSA convention. It's become a tradition for my customers and I - Friday night at Room 39.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We were a party of 3 for Restaurant Week. The soup and desserts we chose were wonderful and service was too--especially on such a busy night. We each chose one of the three entres offered. The fish and beef dishes were excellent (I tried bites of both) but the vegetarian flatbread was tough and scarcely covered by the vegetables. So disapppointing. I made the poor choice that night.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 17, 2018

My wife and I have both dined at this restaurant in the past. Our current visit happened to coincide with restaurant week, however we were not dining there specifically for that reason. I felt that the ambience was outstanding. This is one of the high points of the restaurant. The wine selection is excellent. The food selections were very good as well. I wish that they had more vegetarian options , as well as saltwater fish options, but other than that, our dining experience was terrific, and one of the best dining experience weeks we’ve had thus far this year. This restaurant is in our freezer rotation and will continue to be Sue. We would also definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an elevated dining experience.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We went in for restaurant week and the food was so delicious! Our server was awesome too! Will be back ASAP for the food and service.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 17, 2018

My friend & I went to Room 39 for KC Restaurant week. I'd heard good things about the menu from friends and we were not disappointed!! Our server was very friendly, knowledgeable and didn't let our drinks get empty. I had the mussels, Swordfish & apple struedel which was all amazing. I have already told a few friends how amazing it was!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great cocktails and great food. Loved the small dining area and setting. Will go back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Always a great dinner service with excellent food and and well composed dishes.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 16, 2018

I ordered the quiche and they brought me the wrong kind. They fixed this which was good but then it came out cold.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We loved Room 39! They have the best food and excellent service. I would definitely recommend to a friend.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A true KC gem! Always impressed. Food and wine list top notch. Thanks David.

Tags: Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was fabulous as always.Ruby is an excellent server:)

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This is such a cozy, quaint place for a delicious memorable meal. Anna, our server, was absolutely charming and took care of our every need. She made excellent recommendations and we thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Room 39 Midtown!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 19, 2017

My wife and I both tried the 4 course meal, and love it! Food was spectacular, and the service was phenomenal!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Good food as always, and our waitress was awesome! What more could you ask for.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

A gentle and pleasant out to dinner experience. Highly recommend.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Room 39 midtown is always a pleasure. The food is great, the atmosphere warming and inviting, the service exceptional. It's among our favorites. We can't recommend it enough...

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was exceptional. We had salad, a small plate, split a main entree and, dessert. All had exceptional qualities and flavors! Compliments to the chef and kitchen. Always a delightful experience.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 9, 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 8, 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 8, 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 1, 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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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 25, 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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