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The Classic Cup

400 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

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Dining Style
Fine Dining
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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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Cross street
47th Street & Wornall
Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.2  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

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.

vipBaconsMom (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2016

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.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
4.0  Dined on October 9, 2016

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

vipMikeD (Denver)
5.0  Dined on October 8, 2016

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2016

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

vipDianaD (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on October 2, 2016

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!!

vipTrisha (Kansas City)
1.0  Dined on October 1, 2016

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.

vipJGuerra (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on September 11, 2016

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2016

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.

jbinkc (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on September 1, 2016

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.

vipHappyDiner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on September 1, 2016

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

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on August 28, 2016

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.

Beth (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on August 28, 2016

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.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

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.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on August 24, 2016

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!

KCDM (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on July 17, 2016

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.

vipYummy (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on July 13, 2016

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

JackG (Kansas City)
1.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

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.

vipETKT (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on July 9, 2016

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

GinaS (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2016

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