Interesting menu, excellent drinks, great service. Not your standard date restaurant. Highly recommend the pork soup!
This is our favorite place for a romantic dinner or with friends. The food is different and amazing. When the smoke turnip soup is on the fall menu it is an absolute must. The drinks are wonderful and the staff is very laid back and fun!
We had an awesome evening at the Rieger. Attentive service, amazing menu...overall a perfect dining experience. Thanks!
Our party of 6 really enjoyed the cocktails at Manifesto prior to dinner. Great atmosphere! Dinner was another story. We had a 7:15 reservation and were not seated until shortly after 8. I realize the restaurant staff cannot hurry along slow diners but this seemed an excessive time to wait, with a reservation. The restaurant staff did not make any moves to seat us until we began to get impatient, like any hungry horde, and said something to the host. This was a special occasion for us and the delay in seating interrupted the momentum of the evening. Once seated and ordering began, the charcuterie platter was a hit! Great combo of exotic meats. Among our dinners, the best meals were the chicken, catfish and steak. The rabbit pie was dry and the soft-shell crab dinner was skimpy. The Chef comped an order of potato rolls for the delay in seating us. They were ok, but we already had plenty of bread on the table and maybe a comped dessert would have be nice since the restaurant staff knew our celebration was a birthday. I'm sure The Rieger could care less, as business was booming on Saturday night, but we will probably not visit again.
Good place. A tad disappointed in the rabbit pie, it was a little dry and bland. Great service
Our server Joe was outstanding. He seems to truly enjoy his work and this reflects on his rapport with the guests.
Thank you for a great evening
Loved the creative menu and wonderful narrative from a very well informed waiter. Food was delish and beautifully presented!
Chef Howard is a gem in Kansas City, he's worked with the best in the world and we are lucky to have him. His touches on every dish assure an authentic translation of his vision every time. The creativity is limitless and we are reminded every time we go just how special the place is.
Too loud. Crowded. Tables close together which made it difficult to have a conversation. Food was good but small pasta portions. Decent wine. Hard to park.
Early 20th Centrury charm, great food, inventive menu. I had butter humus, rabbit pie, and blackberry compote with mint ice cream. My wife had chicken liver mousse, pasta, and olive oil cake. It was all great.
Great service & excellent drinks !!
Waitress was fantastic!
The flavors are amazing and the cocktails very inventive. Would recommend for any occasion or just a really nice dinner.
The drinks are very well crafted.
The food is amazing. Pork soup is always fantastic. The steak was perfect and my wife's fish was superbly prepared.
The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.
I love the relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant.
A jewel in the downtown KC area.
This place never disappoints.
First time at the Rieger. Very interesting menu. Terrific cocktail menu. We enjoyed a leisurely meal with cocktails and would likely return.
Absolute delicious appetizer (trout toast) and dessert (grits thing). Our main courses weren't great (specials: lamb ribs and grilled softshell crab). Yummy cocktails
Colby was hosting and despite my request to sit somewhere other than in the middle of the restaurant, he said there was no availability and sat my partner and I in the middle. I had a reservation and it was only 6pm. I then watched as a dozen other, perhaps more 'traditional' couples, were ushered in and sat at more desirable tables. Disappointing treatment Colby.
Cocktails were great. Very different! Service was spot on both at the bar, and for dinner.
Perfect for foodies, but menu I felt was limited. I had the scallops, one of their specials of the day, along with the beet salad. It's a very small venue, and it was noisy on a Friday night. Great for girls night out dinner.
Great menu and cocktails are delicious. Wait staff is very helpful. Overall great experience!
The overall noise level made it nearly impossible to have a conversation. The special of the day pasta appetizer tasted too strongly of anchovies. The rabbit pie was dry. The ribeye steak of the day was very good.
This was our first time dining there; we chose it to celebrate an anniversary because we had heard great things from friends. It was a fun date & we really liked the drink menu. All of the food we tried was tasty and all of the staff were very welcoming, kind, and helpful with recommendations. Will return and recommend.