Verbena

4.5
311 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Whether you’re in the mood for an intimate upscale dinner, a casual lunch on the patio, or simply a drink and bite at the bar, Verbena offers an unforgettable experience.

Enjoy seasonally inspired cuisine with a focus on fresh seafood, an extensive wine list, craft cocktails, and exceptional service.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 311 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSandyM
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first time there we met friends for dinner the food was delicious and the service was wonderful we will be back

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vipArmyWife
Kansas City
65 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent. Delicious food, appealing atmosphere, helpful staff, and brilliant service.

Everything we ate was fresh and delicious. The chefs use the best quality ingredients to produce dishes that are simply delightful. The restaurant also offers a wonderful drink menu, and they offer one of the best wines in the region. The drinks are pricey but surely worth sampling.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Service was very slow. Drinks were great but took a VERY long time. Mushroom risotto was delicious! The Caramelle pea pasta was absolutely delicious, but for $23 I expected a dinner size portion, not an appetizer. Husband got the lamb chops with pearl couscous and enjoyed it. Wish the menu had more options, like beef filet or chicken. Overall we enjoyed out meal and the ambiance, but felt it was a tad overpriced and slow service.

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LaurieC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a lovely place with excellent service and delicious food! I will definitely be going back.

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vipRudolfW
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cod was awesome! Salad was wonderful. Miss the clams casino.

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vipPortofino
Kansas City
79 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaspar and crew are doing a great job! We hope to start visiting more often. Some training still going on with younger staff but all going well. Food is spectacular and the restaurant is really beautiful!

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RobinO
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening. Our server Emma was fantastic. I wish the caesar salad had not changed, the one I had a week earlier at Verbena was the best in the city! The rest of meal was very good!

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Jemma
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the patio - perfect lunch spot!

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Theresa
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first visit to Verbena and it exceeded my expectations! Fabulous service, very friendly staff, and absolutely delicious food (I had the grilled salmon with whipped parsnips) ~ will definitely go back soon!

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BobL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, excellent food, excellent service. Perhaps a TAD pricy for value received but so are all higher-end restaurants.

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vipCindyJ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service and ambiance! A new go to restaurant in KC.

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PetiteFleur
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delightful. The ambiance is charming and warm at the same time.

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vipJaninaC
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, superb service, and amazing ambiance and background scenery

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vipClientX
Kansas City
33 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was excellent and service A+.

we were admittedly pleasantly surprised this far deep into the JoCo suburbs.

by the way, it's darn expensive.

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MerMaid
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We dined outside on the lovely patio to celebrate our Anniversary. We had made reservations two weeks in advance for 7:00 PM. After being seated our server approached us and asked if we were celebrating anything special and we told her it was our Anniversary. As it was our first time at Verbena we were very excited to explore the menu. Although a rather small menu, there were several things we were interested in. When our server returned we ordered two drinks and asked some questions about the menu. She told us that one of the entrées was already sold out (at 7:15). We ordered lobster bisque, a salad, the mussels and the salmon to share. In about five minutes she returned to the table to tell us they were out of the bisque. We ordered an additional salad instead. When she brought the salads we were told they were now out of the mussels. Again, disappointed, we added the lobster mac and cheese to come with our entree. We also ordered the Parker House rolls for $7 as there was no complimentary bread. After finishing our tasty salads the server brought our entree without the substitution we had requested. She apologized and said she would get it. After completely finishing the delicious salmon entree, the potatoes arrived. At this point, we were not interested in eating them as we were already looking forward to dessert. After waiting a full 30 minutes expecting the server to offer us a dessert menu and coffee or an after-dinner drink, we flagged her and asked for a dessert menu. After having two items from our order becoming unavailable and not getting the side we had ordered in time to eat it we truly expected to be offered a complimentary dessert especially because we were also celebrating our Anniversary. But, no! In conclusion, the restaurant and ambiance are lovely and everything we ate was delicious! However, the service wasn’t up to the standard expected at the price point of the menu and when dining at 7:00 PM on a Wednesday night things should not be sold out

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JenniferM
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So beautiful and the food was delicious! You must give this place a try.

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vipsandrab
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating with beautiful views, excellent food ( lobster, Texas toast, and soft boiled egg was amazing), and friendly service.

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diannep
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was lovely. Great server with personality. Lamb was not as tender as we would like but tasty. Going back in a couple weeks

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LaurieC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. The service was excellent too.
The atmosphere was perfect for our anniversary

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MttM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Dined for lunch. Food was very under seasoned. Lobster roll tasted like water, celery curls on roll were stringy and water logged. Steak was over cooked. The bites for an appetizer were very salty, Salt Cod Croquette was just potato with very little salt cod itself and very salty which was confusing.

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BrettG
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall, this was a good mixture of quality and price. The food was really well done and at the price range (20 - 30$ entres) you never know if the price will meet the quality standard. This place definitely delivered in that area. The ambiance is very nice as its attached to a newer boutique hotel in Prairie Village. Definitely a nice spot to take a significant other or family.

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KKJ58
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was superb and innovative, as was the presentation. Love the ambiance at Verbena. Management is very attentive! French cuisine at its best!

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vipRudolfW
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baked clams are wonderful as is the wine list

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son’s birthday

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JaniceM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Service was nice and a very clean restaurant.

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vipCindyJ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fabulous! Atmosphere and decor is wonderful. Food is spectacular! My favorite restaurant in KC.

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Bayla
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Disappointed... Lots of hype. Food was good, not great. Waitress seemed preoccupied.

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and food but a bit overpriced. Really small portions on appetizers and salads.

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Alix
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here for my birthday and it was my first “in-restaurant” experience since before Covid and it really was such a great. It’s a gorgeous area and we sat on the patio. Really enjoyed it. I am only knocking off 1 star on the service because my sprite was empty and the waitress kept asking my dad if she could refill his soda water. Just wasn’t SUPER observant. And also we had to remind her we had a birthday, even though both the reservation and my mom called about it. But food was great and I loved the patio and views. I look forward to going again!

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vipkcfoodie
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Mother’s Day Lunch....will definitely return and hopefully on the patio👍

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DonaL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a beautiful space, both inside and out. Great views from the patio. The service is always good and the food is excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Overall, it was a good experience. I really enjoyed the ambiance and vibe! What was strange is that no one gravitated towards anything on the dinner menu. We all ended up getting the same thing and splitting. Our server disappeared for long periods of time, so we chose to skip dessert. I will definitely go back to try their lunch/happy hour menu because I do love everything I have tried at the Market, and I know the quality of the food is 100% amazing. I want that lobster roll! :)

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KristinH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it!!! The hotel and the restaurant was amazing!!!

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LexieA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a little mixup with the hostess on our reservation request to sit outside. But other than that, service and food were outstanding. Can’t wait to go back.

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Nana
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice interior $35 for a Caesar and a glass of wine kinda pricey but a special occasion so ok but not an everyday place.

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vipMSils
Kansas City
27 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and reasonably priced for such a nice restaurant . Will our waiter was the perfect balance of attentive and responsive to our needs without sitting on top of us . He was knowledgeable about the items on the menu and helpful in making suggestions. The setting outdoors was beautiful.

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Sharon
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale dining but enjoyed all of it!

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RhondaG
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious, but the service was lacking. Our reservation was at 5 p.m., so it wasn't that busy.

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LauraS
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire evening was a treat! From the spectacular spring cocktails, the lobster roll, a lovely beet salad and delicious entrees, it was an evening to remember. The only issue was we were too stuffed for dessert! Thank you Verbena for a wonderful launch back into "in person" dining for us. We'll definitely be back.

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Phobe
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience5

The ambience was very nice. The decor was a successful meshing of traditional and contemporary styles. A clean patio very relaxing with pleasing views of expansive lawns and flowers. The quality of the food was above average but servings were quite small, especially considering the price. Example, our server brought the bread service to our table of four, it was a miniature basket containing four thin slices of a baguette. The amount of bread in the basket would have been a meager serving, at best, for one person. Probably won’t go back.

FAQs

Verbena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (913) 329-7800.

Verbena is rated 4.5 stars by 311 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.