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Thomas Restaurant

4.3
297 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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About

Thomas Restaurant is a bistro and bar known for its contemporary American cuisine, cocktails and lively music. The restaurant has an intimate setting with brick walls and long hanging, stylish lamps on the bar counter and all of its tables. The ambiance is warm and casual, suitable for having meals with friends and family. There is a full bar as well where customers can order from a wide range of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.

Thomas Restaurant has separate menus for lunch, dinner and wine. Some of its highlights are burgundy beef tip salad, goat cheese marinara, firecracker shrimp, flat iron steak and Thomas Diablo pasta. Customers can enjoy live music during the evening throughout the week, and avail the free Wi-Fi facility. Thomas Restaurant has an outdoor seating area for customers who like eating in open air. The premises is wheelchair accessible and kid friendly.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:00am -4:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm.
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Phone number
(816) 561-3663
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Thomas Restaurant can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
our Private Dining Coordinator: (844) 268-7201
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Cross street
State Line Rd.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on July 14, 2016

Closed For Remodeling!
We had made reservations through OpenTable for lunch today at Thomas Restaurant on 39th Street in Westport near State Line. It is a minute 30 drive from our house to get there. But upon arrival, low & behold the front door sign read “Closed for Remodeling”!! There was NO indication of that on their web site OR on OpenTable. We were not happy. There also was no indication on the sign as to an expected re-open date.
At least the management could post a notice on their web site that they are Closed for Remodeling, AND have been courteous enough to notify OpenTable not to accept reservations!
We will probably try Thomas Restaurant once they re-open, but we will definitely call first before driving in vain. (At least Room 39 down the street was open and they have great food.)

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1.0Dined on July 11, 2016

When I arrived for my birthday dinner with 9 people, the windows were covered over and there was a sign on the door that said "closed for remodeling". In the past, the food, ambiance, etc... has been really good. I went to their website before booking the table and it didn't say anything about being closed. That would have been helpful. We had to scramble to find somewhere else to go with kids in tow.

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1.0Dined on July 9, 2016

Arrived for our July 9th 7pm reservation only to discover restaurant is closed for remodeling? We had made plans for lovely anniversary dinner. Restaurant does not respond to emails and voicemail mailbox is full and not taking any more messages. Would leave zero stars if I could.

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1.0Dined on July 9, 2016

Made reservation on OpenTable, received verification of reservation via email, arrived at the restaurant Saturday evening and found it was "Closed for Remodeling". I hope this is not the dreaded "remodeling" that never ends and means the restaurant is going out of business. We have always enjoyed dining here. Nonetheless, while we were parked at the restaurant we saw at least four other parties arrive at the door of the restaurant only to see the closed sign and leave. OpenTable should have been notified by the restaurant that reservations were not being honored.

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1.0Dined on July 9, 2016

Reservation made via OpenTable. When we arrived at the restaurant it was closed for renovations. I would have expected that reservations would have been disabled for the duration of the renovations.

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1.0Dined on July 9, 2016

We made reservations for dinner at 6:00 tonight. When we arrived, a sign on the door said it was closed for remodeling. How did we even get to place a reservation? So disappointing! We drove an hour to get there and had to find somewhere else to eat. Pretty frustrating!

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1.0Dined on July 7, 2016

I made reservations on Open Table, I received confirmation, and arrived at the appropriate time. The windows were papered over, the door was locked and a sign said "Closed for Remodeling".

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2016

Went there for our Anniversary. Pan Seared Scallops for appetizer were excellent. Duck Breast was very good as was the spring salad. My wife had the mussels and a Ceasar salad, both of which were very good. We had a bottle of wine - all of their wines were reasonably priced.

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2016

Our server was great! Food was good but not spectacular. Nice atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2016

Hoseth was an awesome server we have never had bad service. The food is always consistent in perfect the only thing that I would not recommend is the steak but we have had everything else on the menu and never been disappointed The drinks are creative delicious and strong

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2016

The food was great. It is kind of a home cooked meal scene and not fine dining like I expected. The live music was great restaurant music.

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4.0Dined on May 31, 2016

Good food. Loved their musician Vincent!

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2016

Thomas was referred by a friend. The seared scallops were excellent! We decided to share off the small meal menu and was quite satisfied with room for dessert.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2016

We celebrated three graduations at once at Thomas Restaurant. The waitstaff took good care of us and the food came out promptly. Our large group appreciated the great experience.

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2.0Dined on May 16, 2016

Monday nights can be slow just about any part of town and I was happy to find Thomas open for business. I'd heard good things and looked forward to the evening. We had an early reservation for four people at 6:45pm. The place was practically empty when we arrived, including an absence of staff. We waited a good while before anyone approached us and offered "pick a seat". The menu reads well but the food does not have a lot of imagination. The wine list is uninspired, clearly geared by price. I had the duck which was prepared perfectly. My dinner partners had a spinach salad and the daily risotto--the spinach salad looked like something from Applebee's and the risotto was just ok. Other nearby restaurants have same price point but offer better service, ambience, wine selection, and more imaginative and creative cuisine.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2016

Always delicious and the service is outstanding

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2016

Have dined at Thomas a number of times and have never been let down by the food - the food is great but everyone should try their signature dish - the buttermilk chicken. It is amazing. We eat out often and have never had anything like it anywhere. It is our go-to meal at Thomas. That being said-great steaks, pork chops as well as burgers. They offer great appetizers - the cheese and fruit platter is a wonderful choice as well as the scallops.
A big shout out to Vince-who entertains at the piano-such a great talent and a wonderful voice! Enjoyed visiting with him and talking about music before his set!!! This place is such a gem!!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2016

Great food for what you pay. Would definitely recommend this place.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2016

A fun little place. Good for a group of friends, or a romantic night. Nice but not presumptuous. Began the night with radiohead as the sound track and ended with live piano music. Excellent unique food at a decent price. For those who want something nice but are also up for a bit of an adventure; this is the place for you.

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2.0Dined on May 9, 2016

Our group went on Monday evening. There were few patrons, service was slow to moderate and 2 of 3 bottles of selected wines on the menu were not in stock. The piano player was not perform that evening, so the noise level rating of moderate is skewed. The food was lackluster and far from "foodie rating". Should I try the venue again, it would be for a drink only during the time the pianist is in house. We were disappointed.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2016

Met another couple here and had a great evening. Enjoyed the piano player. He provided nice background music. The good that everyone had was good, especially the salmon. Service was good.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2016

Both entrees we ordered were delicious. My wife and I appreciated the wonderful service and the setting was quiet. Will definitely go back again.

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2016

Was disappointed that there was no fish available for our dinner. Hadn't realized fish wasn't offered on Mon. night. Most of us ended up getting the beef tips...but most came cold or lukewarm...we expected it to be hot, or warm at least! And I'd asked that we needed something special for 2 birthdays. Nothing was offered, and we weren't even asked of we wanted the dessert menu. Was disappointed in pretty much everything, as I had been the one to recommend it, and no one in our party was blown away by their experience at Thomas.
And we were told the piano player would start at 7:00....when we left at 8:00, there was still no piano player. Could've been a better evening...

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2016

Everything about our experience was wonderful. Our server, Megan was THE BEST! She never rushed us and was extrememy attentive to our many questions. The food was superb. Megan recommended the scallops as an appetizer and they were scrumptious. Our entrees were perfectly prepared and delicious. You can't go wrong with this choice for dinner. And the piano player was terrific. I thought James Taylor was singing!!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2016

The atmosphere was pleasant. Our server did a fine job. The unexpected treat was the piano player. His playing; as well as his singing were enjoyable. The menu had a nice selection of choices. We felt the prices were fair. I have already recommended it to friends.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2016

Always a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2016

Had dinner for my husband's birthday...very nice. Server was pleasant & friendly. Will go back.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2016

Excellent food and service. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Noise was an issue due to being seated by piano, but they kindly accommodated our request to be moved. Brian was our server and he took great care of us!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2016

We started coming to Thomas Restaurant about once a month for our date nights. The food is incredible - and this is coming from two foodies who rarely cook.

What we enjoy most though is Vince - the piano player. Its great to send him requests to see how he comes up with his piano version of our favorite songs.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2016

Restaurant called me when we were in the middle of dinner telling me that I forgot my reservation. We did check in but they must not have communicated that to each other!!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2016

The food is always great, and the pianist helps make the atmosphere terrific.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2016

We really enjoyed this experience. Waitress was very helpful. Piano player was really good and it was not to loud so you could enjoy listening or conversation. Colorful surroundings and great for people watching. Comfortable surroundings. Would go there again and recommend to others.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2016

Fabulous craft cocktails, amazing food & service love the piano player/singer

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2016

Thomas is definitely a great place to eat. The duck was wonderful with its cherry sauce. And the chocolate cake at the end was divine - and I'm not a big chocolate fan, but it was perfect. Nice menu choices. The restaurant would be good for a date, or dinner with friends or just with your spouse. Nice atmosphere, friendly service. I would definitely go back next time I'm in Kansas City.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2016

We always have a wonderful experience here. The food is amazing and the service is great. My favorite part about coming here is the live music, and the atmosphere. Everything is so unique including the flavors in the vibrant mixed cocktails that are served.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2016

Good food & enjoyed the piano music. Will be back.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2016

Food was great, waiter was so nice, but he forgot our salad. Piano player was really talkative and nice, not annoying.

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2016

Been here several times, previously loved it. After ordering drinks, we were told 4 of the appetizer options were unavailable due to a "busy Valentine's Day". No mention at that time that the menu itself was also out of steak, pork chops, seafood, and duck. Only options left were salad and chicken. The food was good, but very unimpressed with the service and lack of a menu. Also frustrating that we were not told several menu entree options would be unavailable until after we had ordered drinks and an appetizer. No discount offered, only an excuse.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2016

Thomas is a quiet restaurant with great food. Martinis are extra special with blue cheese filled olives and the Happy Hour menu is worth investigating. Always a winner especially the Buttermilk Chicken. Our waitress was so helpful as my wife has a gluten allergy, she made a special martini for her. Our experience has always been one to go back for.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Good, prompt service, good drinks, good food, great atmosphere and great live piano.

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