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Diners' Choice: Great for outdoor dining restaurants in Kansas City / Kansas

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are great for outdoor dining in Kansas City / Kansas? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.8
4.8 (1839)
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Downtown / River Market
About the restaurant
In the beginning. Tapas is a daily event in the life of the Spanish culture. Mainly a Northern Spain, Basque regional tradition, it has grown to signify a way of eating and socializing. It is said that tapas originated centuries ago. In Spanish, the word tapa or the verb tapar means to cover. Tapas represents the Spanish custom of placing a piece of bread over the glass of wine. It is a custom that dates back past the 1500's. Traditionally, the exact food served is less important than the social occasion. Tapas is a way of life. It signifies leisure, camaraderie and good humor. In Spain, Tapas are almost always accompanied by wine. They are not so much about talking as they are about eating and drinking. The wine is the medium that holds the conversation with friends and the food together. You make time to enjoy the moment in an unhurried way. The threefold purpose of snacking on tapas is to dull any hunger pangs that have built up since the previous intake of comestibles.
Top review
LRFMPF
Dined 7 days ago
Take a trip to Spain! Excellent prepared Spanish food choices, outstanding service, order a few different tapas for your party to pass around to share different food experiences. Beautiful interior sitting as well as very nice extensive outdoor patio sitting. Pleasant crossroads atmosphere! Highly recommend to give it a try for yourself! Very reasonable priced for the quality and atmosphere!
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4.8
4.8 (1056)
$30 and under
Seafood
Lawrence
About the restaurant
Mass Street Fish House and Raw Bar’s menu features a rotating blend of boutique oysters, fresh fish entrees, daily specials, crafted cocktails, and sparkling wine.
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BeckyM
Dined on May 10, 2024
Fantastic restaurant! Service is superior!! It’s our favorite restaurant in Lawrence.
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4.8
4.8 (1014)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Kansas City
About the restaurant
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.

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Ringleyvip
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent service & perfect meals Wonderful atmosphere
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4.7
4.7 (4526)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Plaza / Brookside
About the restaurant
Gram & Dun brings culinarily-driven fare, while paying special attention to pairing food with libations. It's a place “for the people” where you can relax and enjoy the neighborhood vibe while we test theories of food, drink and the evolution of good times. Our local owners and staff bring a unique, modern environment to this ideal Plaza location where we have revived the best patio in town, making Gram & Dun an enticing landmark for locals and visitors alike. In addition, Gram & Dun honors the traditional by bringing revered dishes to the forefront and adding our own special touch, and welcomes seasonality as the year progresses, all in an effort to provide the best to patrons with exquisite taste. Gram & Dun: sophisticated, soulful and crafted.
Top review
Craig
Dined 6 days ago
Food was excellent. Little pricey, but I guess that is the norm now.
A photo of Red Door Woodfired Grill - Overland Park restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1331)
$30 and under
American
Overland Park
About the restaurant
Red Door Grill is the best little upscale neighborhood joint in Overland Park, where great food, great friends and great fun come together. Join us for a cocktail in the bar, dinner next to the grill or appetizers on the patio. We have one piece of advice — come hungry! From our legendary Woodfired Wings to the best Kansas City Strip you’ll ever eat, prepare yourself to take a tender, juicy bite of perfection. From Happy Hour to Burger Mondays, and Fried Chicken Thursdays to Weekend Brunch, there’s always something special going on at Red Door Grill every day of the week. What are you waiting for? Get in here. You’re always in good hands at the Door. 🔥
Top review
CrazyChefvip
Dined 5 days ago
Always love coming here. The grilled salmon is my favorite. I wish you would include some type of bread with it so I don’t have to order it separate and of course I never remember when ordering so have to wait after I get my entrée. 
A photo of Paros Estiatorio restaurant
4.7
4.7 (923)
$31 to $50
Greek
Leawood
About the restaurant
Paros Estiatorio is an elegant 65 seat restaurant located in Mission Farms, Leawood. Our dishes are simply prepared and passed down from generations in order to provide you with and authentic Mediterranean experience. Sit back, relax and allow us to transport you to the sun-drenched Greek islands while you enjoy the company of friends and family.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 10, 2024
Food is great. The acoustics inside the restaurant are not great. You can hold a conversation at your table with repeated questions and a little shouting. You cannot hear what a waitress is trying to tell you over the noise level of the rest of the restaurant.
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4.6
4.6 (16)
$31 to $50
Greek
Lawrence
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
TravelingPalate
Dined on Apr 26, 2024
Traveling palette had former Lawrence residents visit and The Mad Greek was high on their list to renew old acquaintances. We all loved the extensive variety of foods available for the luncheon special. On this Friday late morning the place was packed and already very noisy. Moussaka was perfectly portioned for lunch with sirloin and rich flavors. Everyone ordered the side of Greek green beans which clearly was a favorite with perfect seasoning and cooking. Who could not go to a Greek restaurant without having pita and tzatziki? One of our troop loves the vegetable plate. Before we could order dessert, flames erupted at the table next to us which turned out to be cheese rather than a flambé with a the always special exclamation “Opa!” The tiramisu was creamy and sweet. Looking forward to future adventures at downtown Lawrence’s The Mad Greek!
A photo of Red Door Woodfired Grill - Brookside restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1413)
$30 and under
American
Plaza / Brookside
About the restaurant
Red Door Grill is the best little upscale neighborhood joint in Brookside, where great food, great friends and great fun come together. Join us for a cocktail in the bar, dinner next to the grill or appetizers on the patio. We have one piece of advice — come hungry! From our legendary Woodfired Wings to the best Kansas City Strip you’ll ever eat, prepare yourself to take a tender, juicy bite of perfection. From Happy Hour to Burger Mondays, and Fried Chicken Thursdays to Weekend Brunch, there’s always something special going on at Red Door Grill every day of the week. What are you waiting for? Get in here. You’re always in good hands at the Door. 🔥
Top review
GregL
Dined 6 days ago
We enjoyed our mother's day brunch. The mini beignets were delicious as an appetizer. The service was friendly and fast though the neglected to clear used dishes making the table a little cluttered. Overall a very good experience and would recommend for families.
A photo of Va Bene Italian Eatery restaurant
4.3
4.3 (431)
$30 and under
Italian
Prairie Village
About the restaurant
We are honored to begin serving the community -- whether you are a local or a new visitor, it is our pleasure to host you. We look forward to welcoming you to Va Bene!
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 9, 2024
Lovely patio, fun vibe. Delicious pasta. Attentive service.
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A photo of Houlihan's - Lees Summit restaurant
4.2
4.2 (551)
$30 and under
American
Lee's Summit
About the restaurant
Since 1972, we’ve believed in quality ingredients, cooking from scratch and having fun. From our famous ‘Shrooms and Stuffed Chicken Breast to our unique burger blend and ahi tuna, we believe in celebrating the small things and that every moment deserves a toast in its honor. So grab a drink (perhaps our signature Long Island Iced Tea), enjoy some great conversation and let us serve you an excellent meal.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
We were seated quickly. Our server was very attentive, courteous, friendly. She kept us updated with everything. Her timing was perfect with every part of the dinner. It was a very pleasant experience.
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