The Classic Cup

4.2
400 reviews
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$30 and under
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The Country Club Plaza is the place to see and be seen in K.C., and this European cafe.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 10:30am; Brunch: Saturday: 8:00am - 11:00am; Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Saturday: 8:00am - 11:00am; Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
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Phone number
(816) 753-1840
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Turner
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
47th Street & Wornall
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1
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4.2
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4.0
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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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BM
Kansas City
99 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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MD
Denver
238 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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JG
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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DD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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!!

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T
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

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.

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JG
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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j
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

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HD
Kansas City
36 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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

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OT
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

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.

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B
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

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.

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HK
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

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KC
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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.

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Y
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

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.

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ET
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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

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GS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Classic Cup! Our fave brunch spot

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TF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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D
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MW
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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HK
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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S
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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t
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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CC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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SB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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N
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

It was really hot. Service was terrible.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

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CG
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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!!

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MB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2016
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

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

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

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

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H
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SD
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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