Tannin Wine Bar and Kitchen

4.6
1136 reviews
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Contemporary American
Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen is your local, urban destination located in the Crossroads Art District, just 2 blocks away from the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Enjoy a glass of wine from the well researched and extensive; wine list. We offer wines by the taste, glass or bottle to satisfy everyone’s palate.

Our cuisine features fresh, seasonal ingredients. The lunch and dinner menus include cheese plates, small bites and entrees. The kitchen is open until 1am Monday - Saturday and midnight on Sunday.

Visit our website for information about upcoming events including happy hour specials and wine events.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers!
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DD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a wonderful wine bar with a large list of wines, low lighting, and delicious food. Would make the perfect location for a romantic date, or a fun girls night out!

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J
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a group of 8 - Jim was fantastic!
Food was so good!

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LA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were a group of four seated at a high top that was really only big enough for two people if eating, which we were - I didn’t think that made good sense.

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OT
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent as usual. My only complaint was that we were charged full price for wine after being told it was still happy hour. Did a great job of getting us through in time for the theatre.

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NF
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Christmas dinner

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s
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, outstanding wine list and perfect service.

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MS
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always head here for the expansive wine selection and appetizers - especially when the patio is open. We rarely think to go for dinner, but I don’t know why not! It has been consistently delicious every time we eat a full meal. The scallops and the lamb were perfectly cooked. The seasoning was well balanced and the sides were great accompaniments. We wrapped up with our go to affogato. Ask to add a shot of Licor 43 to it- you can thank me later! We’ll definitely be adding Tannin in to the regular rotation.

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HW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

not the best experience sent private note to Tannin will wait for response.

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OT
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little spot for a fun evening! Tasty food and even more tasty wine!

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A
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was s-l-o-w and the food did not make up for it. Our server showed up quite awhile after we were sat, and after pouring our wine didn’t show up to our table for so long that we had to flag someone down to order food. A different server brought our food (which is fine), but when we immediately realized that our pommes frites were not salted our server never showed up to ask how our food was. Eventually I had to walk up to the bar to ask for a salt shaker. Server essentially showed up at end of meal to collect the check. Food was meh for a $100 bill, and poor service was simply inexcusable.

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TV
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Made reservation ahead of time because it was my wife's birthday but the couldn't find our reservation which meant there was no sense this was a special occasion. Parking was terrible. Had to park a long way Way even though we dined early, 5:00. Our waiter brought us plates , I think it was for bread but we never got bread. The plates and butter knife just sat there for the whole meal. Our waiter seemed a bit distant from us, like it was a job. The food was good. My steak was supposed to be medium well but was pretty charred on the outside. You do cater to a pretty broad group of people which was good. My experience wasn't the best though.

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RR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Apps were good but very expensive for the small size.

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RS
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Disappointed that salmon had been taken off of menu. Tuna was good and not over cooked. Salad was good. Burger was over cooked.

Service was pleasant/good.

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SS
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I surprised my husband with a nice dinner before going to the ballet. We had a lovely dinner, the food was amazing, and the service was on point. We would definitely go here again for another splurge-y dinner. It was a little pricier than what we normally do, so perfect for a birthday dinner or special occasion without feeling out of place or under dressed.

They also brought some wine for a toasting for Ben's birthday which was a thoughtful touch.

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MK
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I was looking forward to a bd night out with friends. We got what must have been a new server. Everything we asked him was 'I dont know'. Shareables were small but tasty, so was my wine flight. Service and price were disappointing this time but I will be back, the cozy booths are great for groups.

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WM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there before a concert at Sprint center. Great little hang out place. Food and wine were great. Very nice for a date night spot...not noisy. It's a cool renovated building downtown. Will definitely go back.

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DM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I highly recommend Tannin. We went to celebrate our anniversary. We were pleasantly surprised to receive a complimentary glass of champagne to start dinner. We were seated in a private booth, which was another nice surprise. The ambiance was intimate and our server was attentive and personable. He knew the wine menu well. We ordered off the prixe fix menu and everything was wonderful. The crab dip and kale salad were both very good. The KC Strip was tender and cooked perfectly. The peanut butter stuffed cookie was delicious and really completed the meal. Great experience. We are looking forward to a return visit!

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JP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was awful. Strip was fatty (not rendered), lamb chops butchered, asparagus burnt. Aranchini bland, chocolate tart burnt (seriously, the chocolate of the tart was burnt). Glad it wasn’t a first date, or it would have been the last. Definitely not worth the time spent there.

Good wine though.

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CG
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I came here for date night and it was lovely! We heard about it because of our friend, Hubbard Savage (an amazing local KC artist) who has his art featured at the restaurant.
I had their wagyu beef burger with a spinach salad on the side - and it was absolutely delightful. The burger was cooked perfectly to order, and was not your average burger. It was spectacular. The vibe is modern classic, with candles lit on every table, and quiet enough for my husband and I to have great conversation over our meal. They have an EXTENSIVE wine menu - since we don't know anything about wine we asked our server and he was very helpful in offering suggestions that paired with our meals. He even knew the back-story of some of the farms/families the wines came from!
I would recommend Tannin to everyone!

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MC
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barry and his staff are both very knowledgeable and friendly.

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P
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We have eaten at Tannin's at least 3 or 4 times a year and had good experiences. This visit, the service was slow, the wine pour was very stingy and the front of the restaurant was very cold. They had no space heaters and no other accommodation for the cold weather. When we asked to relocate to a warmer table, we were told none was available, so stayed in our seats in the bar area. Later, when using the facilities, it was noted that numerous tables were available in the rear which were not offered. I spoke to the waiter about this and was advised that the tables were reserved, but not for 30 minutes after our departure. There are too many good choices in KC, to accept this poor of an experience.

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m
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great date night spot! Although I enjoy a good glass of wine, my better half prefers a beer. I thoroughly enjoy the ability to try many options by the glass, to get recommendations and to sample before ordering. What a great experience. All the servers were super friendly, not at all snobbish and very helpful. The food was also fabulous - from happy hour bites to entrees. Sadly we were too full for dessert. Next time!

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MT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love heading here. Great win selection.

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R
Kansas City
108 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is very good to excellent, but the wine list is outstanding.

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OT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael was a fantastic server. Overall, the food was unique and delicious. The pacing was perfect. When we arrived, the restaurant was full so they opened another room to accommodate us.

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M
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Tannin for my 40th birthday. They went above and beyond with everything. I highly recommend the cheese flight (we went with domestic cheeses) the tomato jalapeño jelly that comes with the flight is so delicious. I wish I could buy it in bulk. The entrees were also amazing. We will definitely go again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Took advantage of the half off wine bottle

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OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to Tannin and I must say I was quite surprised how good the food was. Great wine selection and the burger was out of this world! Don't miss out on trying the peanut butter fudge cookie. Amazing.

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FN
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice place. Food had good flavor but wasn’t hot temperature wise. Asparagus was a little soggy as well. Service was great but wine is a little pricy to have more than a glass or two. Light pours.

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TO
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first dining experience here and I was blown away by the food and wine, will definitely be back.

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j
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

KC Strip steak was amazing, cooked perfectly, and flavorful! Second to none service!

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DT
Austin
50 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s farm to table with a nice setting. The food was great but it took 40 minutes to get our food and we arrived early, only the 2nd table to order.

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JF
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fun place. Quaint and good wine selection. Fabulous food. One of my favorite downtown KC restaurants and meet ups.

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t
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tannin is one of those places I tend to forget about but every time I've been, it's always been an enjoyable experience. They have great food, their service is consistently good. They have an extensive wine list and their servers are very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend this place. It's tucked away just off the noisy downtown area and has limited outdoor seating which is great for people watching.

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MT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great birthday dinner this weekend. Shared several small plates and enjoyed a great after dinner Sherry recommended by out fabulous server. Will definitely be back!

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FN
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice little gem in KC. Wine pairings were well thought out, fun and interesting. An enormous wine list. Small bites were fab! Our server was attentive. Atmosphere was intimate yet casual. The only “beef” was that our main course (steak) left much to be desired.

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SF
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The wine list is definitely a draw. My husband and I were put at a table in a dark section of the restaurant near the kitchen and it was rather dreary.

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J
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect for comfortable atmosphere to catch up with friend. Excellent service

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m
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Tannin is always a favorite

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A
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing everyone was beyond friendly. Will be coming here for years to come.

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