Verbena

4.5
359 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 359 people are saying
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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dgiu
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and it was lovely. Great little hidden gem in JoCo

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MaxC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Perhaps they are still ironing things out with plating since our dishes were unimpressive with the exception of the Caeser salad and fresh-squeezed orange juice mimosas.

Our steak came with a small slab of Mâitre d' Butter that made the strip taste nutty and so we asked for steak sauce or Grey Poupon to liven it with some acidity, but they only had ketchup and malt vinegar. It was only later on at night that I was looking through the menu online for our next dish to try, that I saw our dish was supposed to come with a Béarnaise Sauce.

Another gripe I have was the deceptive naming of Clam chowder, the soup was predominantly porky in its flavor profile and should have been called Ham Chowder.

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vipPhil
Kansas City
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Saturday, which means brunch. We like to try different menu items. We started with duck meatballs. They were so good, my daughter asked for more after she finished her waffles. My wife and I both had the Eggs Benedict and it was the best we’ve had in town. The eggs were poached to perfection. Thai was not our first time at Verbena and it won’t be our last. They are consistently good. A real gem.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were great. But it was so loud.

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vipFoodlover
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

After being seated and greeted by the server, it took over 10 minutes to get our cocktails. The food was good and service was ok. The Parker house rolls were hard as a rock and quite a mess with “everything bagel” seasoning on the top.

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Lyndyloo
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ambience great!
Service...could have more attentively, checked in with us for water needs and satisfaction levels.
Food...the burger was the best value and enjoyed by my guest. Fish and chips, were not served as described on the menu. I had to request malt vinegar. Fish was mostly batter (albeit good) and hardly 2 mouthfuls of fish. Broccoli was burnt. Definitely not worth the price.
Deserts were delightful.

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Megan
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and the sommelier were excellent. We loved our experience for our special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The restaurant and location are awesome. It’s a new build but it feels historic so they’ve done a nice job. The food was good but too salty on the scallops and French onion dip with chips. Cocktail was outstanding. The waitress seemed a little hurried, more like we were numbers to move along rather than people to serve. I would recommend and attend again but would order something else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Beautiful patio as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Amazing food and in house drinks.

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vipLoriT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food quality. Loved the ambiance - great business lunch/dinner or special occasion venue.

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Dianne
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

A beautiful setting, lovely decor. We thought the servings were very small for the price. Fabulous desserts.

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vipJohnsonave
Kansas City
32 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were incredible. Server was attentive but not interfering. The ambiance is relaxing and intimate and the noise level is vibrant but not loud. Would defiantly recommend for a special occasion or just an evening out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a nice table by the window. The atmosphere was very nice with lovely chandeliers over the bar and nice plants throughout. Our food was served in a reasonably timely manner and it was quite tasty. The presentation was nice, too.

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Jellydos
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food: good quality and attractive presentation, but not a lot of variety. I was disappointed in the $19 cheese tray appetizer that was made up of very small samplings of three cheese varieties.
Atmosphere: We went early in the evening so it was relatively quiet.
Prices: I felt the prices were high for everyday dining; it will probably be a for a special occasion if and when we return.

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JustineG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Small menu and not very friendly to substitutions, but what we did have was very good. Beautiful interior.

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TimC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and fun. Portions a touch small (only 3 scallops).

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SueM
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio was a nice space. We’ll covered in case of rain. Staff friendly and gracious

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vipJeanH
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were great! Food was high end and the atmosphere very good for conversation! Loved it!

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Wanderer
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant, beautiful dining venue with tasty, filling food.

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vipashlil
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night happy hour followed by dinner. Did not disappoint!

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vipsweetpea
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My only complaint was the entrée arrived before we completed our appetizer.

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AustinW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The food felt over priced for what you got. We were also charged for the birthday dessert that they offered.

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Capecod58
Kansas City
40 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was superb! The food was delicious and fresh and the setting is crisp and attractive.
It's a delightful place to dine!

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RuthanneP
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I was so pleased with Verbena until lately. Your menu has changed to the point that all of my favorites have been taken off the list. Example: Lobster Mac and Cheese - Fish and Chips - etc. I have brought many people to Verbena but due to the menu changes I'll think twice due to the food changes. So sorry.

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WilliamF
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent some one on one time with oldest adult son; we enjoy trying new places, Verbena did not disappoint. Table on the Veranda, great waitress, bottle of French Rose’, and a tasty lunch that was stunningly presented. We felt like we’d been transported to maybe Georgia or the Carolinas.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lunch was fine. One of the guests wanted a burger and you were out of meat. That was surprising.
Clam chowder outstanding as were the desserts.

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SaraB
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience! The food was delicious and the ambiance perfection.

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PattiF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, excellent service, lovely atmosphere

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vipMelis
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had hear mixed reviews. Our lunch couldn't not have been any better from food to service to ambiance. I will return!

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RaymondR
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The small plate with the scallops was not what I expected, but it was good and I enjoyed it. I had the Cod which was cooked perfectly. However, the greens that came with it were tough and bitter. I also found the Fingerling potatoes to be rather boring. My wife's chicken dish was good, but not inspired. The asparagus that came with it was burned and un-edible. The atmosphere was really nice. We really enjoyed the space. Just one issue with the room. There was a door to the patio that would let out a squeal every time it was opened and closed, really annoying over two hours. So overall, for $200 we expect a little more.

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vipJimDob
Little Rock
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome anniversary dinner. Food and service were top notch!

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JenniferP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the round booth near the windows at this quaint restaurant with beautifully presented and delicious food. I don't mind paying a little extra for exceptional service and quality food. The butter lettuce salad is to die for!

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vipPeterB
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Verbena never fails to impress. Prompt, attentive service, delicious food, great cocktails, and an interesting wine list. What else could you ask for?

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MindyH
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great presentation and perfectly done scallops! Will go back!

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DanS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great restaurant for my wife and I as we celebrated our anniversary together. The staff was great and the food was delicious!

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anita
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The smoked salmon breakfast open faced sandwich was TOO SMOKY. The toast it was on was SO hard, like it had been toasted a while ago. Very hard to cut. I missed the vegetarian dish they had on the menu a month or so ago. It was exceptional. There is nothing much on the menu now that sounds good. I will go back to try to scallops, but it has slipped from one of my favorite restaurants to just an OK one. Some friends had dinner there the other night and a few had a bad food experience.

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vipTimothyH
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Emma. The kitchen has assembled a varied and delicious menu. The chicken and cod are especially notable

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vipTwo4dinner
Kansas City
43 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprise find Recommend for lunch

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vipExpectantDiner
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

So so over priced.

FAQs

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

Verbena is rated 4.5 stars by 359 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.