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The Classic Cup

4.2
4.2
400 Reviews
$30 and under
American

The Country Club Plaza is the place to see and be seen in K.C., and this European cafe.

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4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.0Value

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92% of people would recommend it to a friend

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Very nice experience overall. I had a business lunch, so we needed a somewhat quite place to meet. Great atmosphere, food was very good and service was wonderful. I had the bison sliders, the best bison burger I have ever had to this point.

  2. BM

    BaconsMom

    Kansas City

    102 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2016

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Three of us went for Brunch on Saturday morning at 10. The restaurant was crowded (it was a lovely day and everyone was out people-watching). We had a reservation and were seated promptly. The English muffins in the Eggs Benedict were a little difficult to cut, but the dish was delicious and the potatoes were great. We'd definitely go back.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Classic cafe in beautiful neighborhood. Great service. Extensive menu. Great pancakes!

  4. MD

    MikeD

    Denver

    244 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    244 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Nice place on the Plaza to meet friends. Lots of sunlight. Busy but not noisy. Good salads and eggs benedict. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Allowed us to sit and talk after dining without signaling we should leave.

  5. JG

    JohnG

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Breakfast is dependable, coffee always good, allows for private conversation.

  6. DD

    DianaD

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Another great brunch with friends at Classic Cup! Always enjoy going here for the Sunday Brunch. Even better when my friends order something different so I can share some of theirs and enjoy more than one of my favorite dishes!!

  7. T

    Trisha

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2016

    overall1food2service1ambience5

    This was not my first time dining at Classic Cup. Usually it is wonderful. Last Saturday afternoon, it was awful! Service was bad; hot food was cold & cold drink (Mimosa) was room temperature. Food / flavor was not up to par that day either. I hope this was just an off day for them.

  8. JG

    JGuerra

    Kansas City

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Not the Classic Cup I remembered. A life long KC resident we used to always pick Classic Cup for special events. It had been awhile and I was looking forward to dining outside. The hostess wasn't pleased to be there. No gracious greeting. Our server was very sweet, but clearly we were her first or second table. Did not know the menu and came back multiple times to get our order right. All that I appreciated, she did her best, but I felt a restaurant of this caliber, or one I used to know, would have better training support for their staff.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great Country Club Plaza staple. Generally consistent service, food, and presentation. Expect a wait during peak times but other than that, fairly easy to get in.

  10. j

    jbinkc

    Kansas City

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2016

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    We dined to catch up with old friends from out of town. We wanted a place to gather for some quiet conversation. On a gorgeous summer evening, the inside seating was empty, except for our table... And even the outside wan't full, to our surprise. The food we had was fine, though I had the Caesar salad, with added Salmon for a topper, and I was surprised at what seemed like an unusually small Salmon portion. We could have had our quiet conversation, except for the SCREAMING motorcycles on the street in front of the cafe. We literally jumped in our seats when the cycles raced by. This is not the restaurant's fault, but I suspect it must impact their business. I think we will hesitate to come back when the sidewalk windows are open, due to this noise. So, the Cup is a pleasant space, in a great location, hampered by motorcycle noise.

  11. HD

    HappyDiner

    Kansas City

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2016

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Great value. Waiter was not as attentive as we would have wished. Had to request water refills repeatedly before getting them.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2016

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    As regulars, we've come to expect a consistently great breakfast experience at CC. Not today. Many missteps: seated my husband and I back by powder room and kitchen, despite request for seating on side. Husband's chair was bumped every time server dashed by, no apologies. Bloody Mary too spicy or too bland, inconsistent (did someone new try their hand at bartending today?). Pancake "anemic, " not cooked through, cold and rubbery - clearly had been sitting out for a while (end of breakfast shift). Manager brought out food and presentation did not appear off to him. It was clear from conversation of other guests around us that we were not the only ones who thought something was off today. Nonetheless, we know this is not the norm and will return. Normally, we love it and it's one of favorite restaurants.

  13. B

    Beth

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2016

    overall4food4service2ambience2

    Food was very good but ambiance was not. The table next to us was so close when the lady sitting At the next wanted to get out we had to move our table. Very noisy and the waiter was not very courteous, we have eaten there numerous times and always been quite pleased. This time we were a bit disappointed. We wil give it another try.

  14. HK

    HermanK

    Kansas City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The evening was just great. We had the hanger steak in red wine reduction, and it was the best we had ever had. We are always pleased with the food and service at CC. Also you have a very nice wine list, which includes wines which are reasonably priced, but delicious.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    I chose Classic Cup for a business luncheon/meeting. I know how busy it gets and chose to reserve an early time. Everything was just great!

  16. KC

    KCDM

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2016

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Hostess was inundated and disregarded me once I made my way to the hostess station - after waiting in line, another customer jumped ahead of me and was seated immediately. When our turn came to be seated, she made me get rid of coffee I had purchased elsewhere, saying it was against health codes. However the table right next to us had coffee cups from another source sitting on their table. A portion of our order was cold when it arrived. Not a good birthday brunch experience.

  17. Y

    Yummy

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely loved it. All perfect! Keep up the great work ….

  18. JG

    JackG

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    The sea bass was really bad, served over and under a cover like a hash house sauce. The aspargras was not fresh. Will not go back. Years past it was a fine place to enjoy. That is now past.

  19. ET

    ETKT

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2016

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Not the same experience we have had in the past. Probably will be our last time there.

  20. GS

    GinaS

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time there and will definitely be back. Fantastic food at great prices!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2016

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    The food was pretty good, but service was lackluster. After watching all the people around me get waited on, I finally got to ask for drink order. The waiter was brief and unwelcoming, which is frustrating because my company frequents Classic Cup for lunch and service is usually a little better. Hopefully my experience will be better next time.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the Classic Cup! Our fave brunch spot

  23. TF

    TrinaF

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great. Food was delicious. Everyone was courteous and helpful. Our out of town guests found it charming and affordable

  24. D

    Derek

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a great brunch on a Sunday morning. I reserved a table for two and was received by the restaurant at the exact time I had reserved. They had outdoor seating and indoor seating. Unfortunately due to the hot weather, the indoor tables were all taken. My girlfriend and I ended up taking a table outside with a view of the plaza facing the Buca side. Service was prompt and very good even with a full house of guests. The food was evenly portioned and the pricing was not bad at all for what they were serving. I would visit this place again if I was interested in brunch within the Plaza area.

  25. MW

    MichaelW

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Overall, a good meal with nice atmosphere. Service was a little below avg., but server was new. Manager was very helpful and covered where needed. Will go back.

  26. HK

    HyyK

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Always a great place for brunch, so many options ranging from their world famous griddle cakes to their salmon-egg benedict. Classy and courteous servers, with seating out front and out back, with fabulous cocktails and a full bar - something for everyone.

  27. h

    hankk

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always recommend The Classic Cup for guests from both in and out of town. It is a wonderful gem in the middle of many chain restaurants.

  28. S

    Serendipity

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our concert ended earlier than expected, and the restaurant was able to take us earlier than our reservation. We much appreciated their flexibility.

  29. t

    thecook

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent Service - wonderful food. I'd definitely recommend it for bruch. Very crowded - but with a reservation we got seated immediately.

  30. CC

    CaryC

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite breakfast spot. Excellent service and great chef inspired menu. Follow it with a walk around the Plaza.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Came here for brunch with some friends and was very pleased with everything! Our food was delicious and we had a great time!

  32. SB

    SBBKC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Menu is terrific. Service, ambiance and atmosphere is always spot on!

  33. N

    Nancy

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2016

    overall3food4service1ambience1

    It was really hot. Service was terrible.

  34. RW

    RichardW

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a must-do for brunch when in the Kansas City Plaza area. Amazing plates. Our group had the daily quiche, french toast, and salmon Benedict. Smiles all around. Elizabeth was a friendly and attentive server!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2016

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Went for a birthday dinner and were very disappointed. The entre' selection was limited and what we did order was either bland and at the worst cold. For an "institution" that has been on the Plaza for years, they have just become tired and overpriced. Will mark this one off as an overall bad decision.

  36. CG

    CapitalGrillLetDown

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    For a place that is known for brunch, especially a holiday weekend, way below par! It took over 15 minutes to get drink after we ordered at bar, then seated. Bartender was rude and was inconvenienced by our asking for a mimosa with cranberry juice, instead of orange juice. I can't drink orange juice! Food was overlooked for seared to medium rare. It was done. Trying to get check so we could leave took longer! Will never visit this place again. I have given it too many tries!!

  37. MB

    MegBaz

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2016

    overall2food5service1ambience2

    The waitress hardly checked on us and we had to ask several times to have our drinks refilled and coffee too.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2016

    overall2food1service4ambience5

    I have been for lunch and the food was amazing but our recent visit for dinner was not good.

  39. H

    Heidiv

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love going to classic cup! Always great service! Love the menu!

  40. SD

    SDVisitor2014

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent place for a relaxing, hip, classic Sunday brunch in KC.

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