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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Kansas City / Kansas

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Kansas City / Kansas? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Elderslie Farm restaurant
4.8
4.8 (591)
$50 and over
American
Wichita
About the restaurant
Elderslie offers an exceptional dining experience in a beautiful, peaceful country setting.

Our menu showcases ingredients sourced locally in creative, seasonal dishes that are flavorful and interesting as well as beautiful.

Dietary requests are happily accommodated; make a note in your reservation or give us a call.

Reservations are strongly recommended. A credit card secures the reservation but is only charged (50%) with less than 24 hrs notice of cancellation or a no-show (100%).

Elderslie Creamery cheese is available to take home; ask your server. Gift cards are also available for purchase.

We are happy to wear masks when serving you. Please make a note in your reservation.

Top review
PhilipW
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
We celebrated another wedding anniversary at Elderslie last night and both of us agreed this was one of our favorite menus. Thanks to all the staff and chefs for continuing to make Elderslie one of the top dining experiences in the Wichita area.
A photo of The Westside Local restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1796)
$30 and under
American
Kansas City
About the restaurant
The Westside Local offers seasonal comfort food with class, sourced as locally as possible. Enjoy it all with extensive beer and wine lists in our historic wood-beam and brick dining room, grapevine covered beer garden, or dashing little bar. Or just order some Carry out for that quiet evening at home.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
We had a party of 6 and a Vegan, Vegan GF person. And one person with Celiacs. Our waiter was very patient and informed and an awesome server!
A photo of JJ's Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1753)
$31 to $50
American
Plaza / Brookside
About the restaurant
Contrary to popular belief, JJ's Restaurant is not named for popular owner Jimmy Frantzé. In 1985, Jimmy purchased JJ Malane's from his former business partner and the saloon's namesake. Malane's went away, but JJ's remained, and a West Plaza fine dining icon was born. Jimmy invested his enthusiasm and passion for exceptional contemporary American food, steaks and wine to build one of the finest restaurants in Kansas City just a block west of the Country Club Plaza. He helped create an environment that attracted and kept one of the most professional staffs in the region. He inspires so much loyalty that when the new JJ's reopened 18 months after a 2013 fateful fire, almost all of his staff re-joined him.
Top review
johnvip
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
The pork chop was delicious. Out group sat outside with fans blowing in the patio. It was very pleasant.
A photo of Scratch Gourmet Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (118)
$31 to $50
American
Prairie Village
About the restaurant
Enjoy a night of fine wine, mixologist made cocktails and elevated comfort food at a locally owned casual fine dining restaurant in the Shops of Prairie Village. From humble beginnings as a small catering company we have transformed into a one-of-a-kind small boutique restaurant that provides a private and intimate dining experience focused on the food at the table and personal interactions with our team. Come experience the culinary expertise of Chef Taylor Hindman alongside 2024 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine program featuring more than 165 unique wine selections curated by our owner Tyler Morrison.

Scratch is a small gem of a restaurant that provides a surprise and delight as we continue to grow. Since our opening in 2021, Scratch has been awarded Best New Restaurant in Johnson County in 2022 by The Shawnee Mission Post, 2023 Best Caterer in Johnson County, Finalist for Best New Restaurant by KC Magazine, and 2023 Yelp's "People Love Us".

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
Absolutely amazing food and service, a combination that can be challenging to find at times. We will be returning very soon!
A photo of Seasons 52 - Kansas City restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4997)
$31 to $50
American
Plaza / Brookside
About the restaurant
Seasons 52 is a Fresh Grill and Wine Bar offering a seasonal menu that is naturally lighter and always flavorful. Our seasonal menus feature ingredients at their peak of freshness, oak-fire grilled or brick oven roasted (without a fryer in sight) to be naturally lighter and more flavorful. We also offer an extensive list of wines by the glass and bottle. Here, you'll always feel free to enjoy every bite, every sip, every moment. Lunch and dinner daily with happy hour Monday-Thursday from 3-6PM.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Scott was an awesome waiter Bright and attentive The bar booths are excellent Hopefully they will change their unattractive desert menu Lots of craziness in a shot glass Let’s have REAL desserts
A photo of Martin City Pizza - Mission Farms restaurant
4.9
4.9 (458)
$30 and under
American
Leawood
About the restaurant
Our newest location offers an extensive selection of MCBC beers, stone-fired pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and more. Enjoy patio seating and one of our signature cocktails only available at this location.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
Lots of interesting pizzas. Food came quickly and was delicious. We are here on vacation and will definitely return on this or future trips to Kansas City.
A photo of Wine Dive + Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (687)
$30 and under
American
Wichita
About the restaurant
Wine Dive + Kitchen prides itself in providing the ultimate dining experience for our guests. Wine Dive + Kitchen combines fun social dining, amazing dishes, and unique wines in a relaxed ambiance.
Top review
BrendaR
Dined 5 days ago
Absolutely loved the food here. Prices were reasonable. Best dinner during our 3 day stay in downtown Wichita.
A photo of Blu Hwy restaurant
4.6
4.6 (110)
$31 to $50
American
Plaza / Brookside
About the restaurant
The name "BLU HWY" is inspired by the book Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon, who travels through America using the less-traveled roads of the blue highways. On old maps, the back roads were colored in blue. Similarly, our menu celebrate America and its many influences...with a BLU HWY twist. The chef-inspired dishes will evoke a sense of comfort and familiarity, but at the same time maintain a focus on current nutritional and dietary preferences. Presented to you by the culinary team and creators of La Bodega, BLU HWY is located right off the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO. We offer lunch, brunch, dinner, and happy hour! Join us for live music on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. And don't forget about our weekly $20 lunch prix fixe!
Top review
ScottM
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Great dining experience! Staff was very welcoming! Ambience was very good and the food was fantastic! Will definitely be back!
A photo of Wandering Vine at The Castle restaurant
4.7
4.7 (970)
$31 to $50
American
Shawnee
About the restaurant
The extraordinary wine and dining experience in the most romantic setting in Kansas City! Voted Best Wine List in Johnson County and Open Table Diner's Choice Award.
Top review
JeanetteM
Dined 7 days ago
You couldn’t eat at a more inviting restaurant. Food and service over the top.
A photo of Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Lee’s Summit restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1469)
$30 and under
American
Lee's Summit
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
KristyAvip
Dined 4 days ago
Casey was our amazing server for our Mom/ Daughter night out! Everything arrived perfectly as always. The newest peach dessert for July / August is spectacular!
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