Tavern In The Village

4.6
1605 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Tavern In The Village is a classic American styled restaurant that features great salads, sandwiches, seafood, steaks and pastas. It is our goal that individuals feel comfortable coming in for a business lunch, happy hour, dinner with the family or a night out with friends. We provide genuine hospitality in a warm and inviting yet stylish atmosphere.
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4.6
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4.4
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
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bobg
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and exceptional. Our waitress was very personal and attentive to our experience. We will be back soon

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vipJagh
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good. Not outstanding. Would go back!

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vipAvdtrvlr
Kansas City
36 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the menu is wonderfully different from other restaurants!

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vipRachelL
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved their brunch. The blueberry pancakes and monte Christo sandwiches were amazing.

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Sue1954
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and service was perfect! This place is consistently delicious!

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vipAnna
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We got a booth by a window and the fireplace- so we were pleased ! The food was good overall . The crab cakes were disappointing though - very tiny portion and slightly soggy. The Bloody Mary was just okay.
We frequent this restaurant and would like to continue the habit. The food needs to improve. Thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Hi. My friend got covi

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vipBerkeley
Kansas City
79 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Service, food, atmosphere …. A great restaurant.

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viplbuchner
Kansas City
37 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love this place for a nice and consistent lunch destination. The poke bowl, however, is uninspired and bland compared to other places around town. Wish it were better!

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AnnH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a good lunch and waitress. Recommend the Brie/Bacon sandwich except for the fat count. It is yummy!!!

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LoriH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our first dinner experience here. Food was absolutely delicious, and service was fantastic! Very cozy atmosphere. We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!! Drinks were a little slow in arriving.

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MaggieM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday dinner for my husband! Bruschetta appetizer, filet for him, pork chop for me, and finished with bread pudding! All delish! Our server Andy was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable with good menu suggestions. Home run!!

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Seekingfresh
Inverness
24 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite when I’m in Kansas City. The right balance of elegance and casual. Great menu with novel items but nothing too OTT!

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Roxanne
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch menu is awesome and our server, Stella, was so friendly and sweet and really took care of us.

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AlbertJ
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was full so it was noisy. Not intolerable, though. The menu is fantastic. A lot of delicious-sounding items and it was hard to decide. Service was quick and good. The meal was delicious. I’ll definitely be back again.

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LeeV
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Server was excellent - attentive, friendly and helpful. But even at a corner table the noise level was really high and distracting.

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Capecod58
Kansas City
42 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service… great recommendations… nice afternoon!

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BigTex
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and location. Big menus but all was quality.

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vipVS89
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

We ordered croquettes for appetizers and those were delicious!

We order the Chicken Spiedini on a bed of risotto and that could have been better.

The description says it's "flash-fried" and it felt like they did that but skipped the step of letting the excess oil drip onto a pan before putting it on the plate.

When you moved the chicken away from its original position, there was a bed of oil underneath it and my wife and I had to get spoons in order to remove the excess oil.

The risotto would have been fine, had there not been that bed of oil on top of it. Also, it was a bit heavy on the salt.

We loved the ambiance of the place and the fact that it's tucked away in Prairie Village, just wished the entrees were better.

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EEEE
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy this restaurant. Good food and service with a neighborhood feel.

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vipPortofino
Kansas City
91 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Tavern in the Village could use a refresh on the menu!!! We are regular customers and frankly struggle with choices. Also, the table tops are worn and sticky. The servers in the dining room are not on par with quality of servers in bar area, and turnover in dining area seems to be frequent.

The most important issue is a sewer type smell we are starting to notice in the Village shops and restaurants. It is problematic where food is being served.

Just presenting honest feedback. We want the Tavern to stay in the Village and again, we enjoy going there!!

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vipPortofino
Kansas City
91 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very inconsistent service in the dining room. The bar service is a well oiled machine. Overall, we love the Tavern and will continue to be good customers!

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Sue1954
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish tacos were delicious! Quick, knowledgable service!

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vipNanbury
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It was okay. We had a revervation but were seated at an uninspiring table in the back. That was disappointing. Our server was chirpy and attentive, and the food was good, but, I don't know, it was lacklustre. We ordered creme brulee and were told we snagged the last one, then she came back and said no, they're all gone. This at 8pm. Anyway, the table was odd, like, sticky? Felt dirty? It seemed like the polyurethane finish was coming off, and we both felt it was unpleasant. $100 dinner just not $100 enough.

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vipCindyJ
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service!

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KevinV
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Noise level way above "energetic ". Almost to the point of not hearing my dining companions

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience here! Food and service was excellent! Will be back!

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vipAnnie
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

There was a sewer smell in restaurant

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MaryP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is the fourth time I've eaten at the Tavern ... first time for brunch. I love this place!

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vipfannydunker
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested a booth and fortunately felt safely tucked away, it is a neighborhood gem.

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AllieS
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was amazing as always!

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vipTheresaS
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tavern is always good and no surprises. And its one of the few restaurants that isn't nerve-shatteringly loud.

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StaceyM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service Jay was outstanding!
It was my first time and I will definitely be back

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JulieZ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was deciduous and server was attentive and friendly. An enjoyable dinner all around.

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KeithR
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice brunch but fairly pricey for not being all-you-can-eat.

Food was,however, well prepared and very good.

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vipSueG
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. I typically don’t order the pork chop, but it seemed to have an interesting twist (honey, goat cheese, brown super, bourbon cherries, peaches) so I decided to try it. Absolutely amazing! Will go back and order it next time too!

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Kevin
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time at this restaurant, and it was quite a reasonable price and value and good food. We will be back.

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SherylT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

This is a highly overrated eatery
We were told it’s that since it’s so popular that reservations are necessary. I made reservations and found the best time on a Sat night

We were given a window seat that had MANY flies on it. We fought these flies during our stay. We told the bartender and he said “ I know!” * he may have been the manager as well.

Our server was super nice and service was quick

In fact, so many servers, each with a different responsibility. We thought there may have been a time limit in our stay. We were seated, served 4 courses in less than 1 hour.

The noise level was VERY loud.

I think this review is out of our complete disappointment that the eatery was more like an upscale Denny’s.

I don’t think we will be coming back on our own.

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SueT
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Always consistent with food quality.
Only feedback I would provide is the booth tabletops desperately need refinished!

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Tavern In The Village is rated 4.6 stars by 1605 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.

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