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Kansas City Restaurant Openings & Closings: January / February 2017

Now open


The Big Biscuit, 5502 N.E. Antioch Road. Serving breakfast daily - Restaurants also are under construction in Lee’s Summit and Olathe.

Farmer’s Pick Buffet, Isle of Capri Kansas City, 1800 Front St.

Kabuki, formerly of Crown Center, has reopened at 333 W. Meyer Blvd.

Kansas City Taco Co.  520 Walnut St. in the City Market.

Red Door Wood Fired Grill, 6324 Brookside Plaza.

Taco Luchador, 101 Armour, North Kansas City

Tavernonna Italian Kitchen, 106 W. 12th St., Kansas City, Missouri  816.221.7000


Carma, 11526 Ash St. Leawood
801 Fish has closed 11615 Rosewood St., Leawood.
Houston’s restaurant, Country Club Plaza
Kansas City Restaurant Openings & Closings: December 2016


Aep, 1815 W. 39th Street, Kansas City, focusing on Thai Cuisine with seasonal menu. aeprestaurant.com 

Brewery Emperial, 1829 Oak St., Crossroads Arts District, 816.529.8008, breweryemperial.com

Café Europa, 2980 Gillham Road, Union Hill,  cafeeuropakc.com 

Summit Grill, 520 W. 75th St., Waldo, KCMO  816.361.9788, summitgrillkc.com - Classic American Fare

Stock Hill, 4800 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri, 816.895.8400, StockHillKC.com

Sweet Siam, 4130 Pennsylvania Ave., Westport, KCMO 816.492.6196, sweetsiam.com - Thai Food

Kansas City Restaurant Openings & Closings: November 2016



Plate Restaurant -  6201 Oak St., Brookside, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.492.5551, platekc.com - Italiano Moderno.

Trago Bar & Tapas, 9261 NE. 83rd Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri, tragokc.com - Spanish influenced foods and cocktails

Stock Hill, 4800 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri, 816.895.8400, StockHillKC.com  - Kansas City Steakhouse


Kansas City Restaurant Openings & Closings: October 2016


The Antler Room, 2506 Holmes, Kansas City, Missouri, theantlerroomkc.com Inspired by travels abroad and love of unique flavor pairings, The Antler Room’s drink menu allows guests to stop in and enjoy a local ale as much as a classic Burgundy wine with their meals.

Eddie V’s, 700 W. 47th St., Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.531.2537, eddiev.com - Fine seafood expertly prepared and a charismatic vibe that words are powerless to define. Fine seafood expertly prepared and a charismatic vibe that words are powerless to define.

Manila Bay Ihaw-Ihaw, 4800 E Bannister Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.379.8754, valleybroasters.com Valley Broasters is a family owned and operated Genuine Broaster Chicken restaurant based out of Grain Valley that also serves authentic Filipino food.

Mason Jar Brews & Burgers, 941 N. 74th Drive, Kansas City, Kansas, 913.242.8165, masonjarkc.com The Mason Jar is a family friendly bar and grill located at 74 th and State Avenue. We are a from-scratch kitchen featuring fresh burgers, hand-made pizzas and jumbo wings. We offer 25 beers on tap and over 50 in bottles and cans.

McLain’s Market, 10695 Roe Ave., Overland Park, Kansas, 913.242.8222, mclainskc.com- Bakery, small selection of appetizers and desserts with a glass of wine or local beer. Open for lunch.

Kansas City Restaurant Openings & Closings: September 2016


Berbiglia’s Roost, 8725 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, 913.222.1400, berbigliasroost.com - Kansas City’s favorite menu items — barbecue and fried chicken.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill, 4705 Rainbow Blvd., Westwood  bluesushisakegrill.com - unites creative ingredients with energetic vibes, premium cold sake with happy moments to give you a fresh and fun new way to experience sushi.

Mason Jar Brews & Burgers, 941 N 74th Drive, Kansas City,  913.242.8165, masonjarkc.com - Bar & Grill

SoT, 1521 Grand Blvd., Crossroads Arts District, 816.842.8482, sotkc.com - Cocktail bar


Thomas Restaurant, 1815 W. 39th Street, Kansas City

August 2016


Brown & Loe, 429 Walnut, City Market, 816.472.0622 - inviting atmosphere is a blend of “big city” bistro with the welcoming casual flavor of a neighborhood favorite

C. Frogs, 3935 W. 69th Terrace, Prairie Village, Kansas, 913.601.5250 - is an upscale BBQ steakhouse and whiskey bar.

Crown Point Tavern, 2631 NE Vivion Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.399.4210
was founded by brothers Nate and Titus Bond in an effort to provide excellent, made from scratch food and a wide selection of craft beers and cocktails

Neighborhood Café, 7531 Wornall Road, Waldo, 816.701.6981 still serves the home-style favorites everyone has come to love and, more importantly, carries on the cinnamon roll tradition!

The Rockhill Grille, 2000 Grand Blvd., Crossroads Arts District, 816.389.5800 is a classic American grill restaurant and bar that features freshly prepared food, a classic bar menu and superior service.


Frida’s Contemporary Mexican Cuisine, 7200 W. 121st St., Overland Park
Magnolia’s, 9916 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri
July 2016


99 Hops House, Argosy Casino Hotel offers 99 different bottles and draft beers to some beer-infused dishes.
Boulevard Brewing Co. 2534 Madison Ave., 816.474.7095, boulevard.com New Visitor Center guests may visit the Beer Hall to eat, drink and relax without taking a tour.

Pizzeria Locale, 6455 W. 135th St., Overland Park 913.851.5975, pizzerialocale.com


The American Restaurant will close its doors at the end of the year. Only open for party.

June 2016


1889 Pizza Napoletana, 2876 W. 47th Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, 1889pizza.com

Calibration Brewery, 119 Armour Road, North Kansas City, calibrationbrewery.com

The Oliver, 4807 Jefferson St., Country Club Plaza, 816.384.2500, theoliverkc.com

Third Street Social, 123 SE Third St., Downtown Lee’s Summit, Missouri, 816.384.2123, thirdstreetsocial.com

West Bottoms Kitchen, 1623 Genessee St., West Bottoms, 816.878.9694, westbottomskitchen.com


Barley's Brewhaus, 5031 W. 135th St., Leawood, Kansas, 

República, 4807 Jefferson St., Country Club Plaza

April 2016
Shio Ramen Shop, 3605 Broadway, Midtown, provides a cozy New York-style feel, noddle food. https://www.facebook.com/ShioRamenShop

75th Street Brewery, 520 W. 75th St., Waldo, Kansas City, Missouri
March 2016
Cacao - Bringing the flavors from the streets & markets of Mexico
5200 W. 95th Street   Prairie Village, KS 66209 913-296-7485


February 2016
Leinenkugel’s 1323 Walnut Street - 877-697-5347

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, 2816 W. 47th St.  gusfriedchicken.com 

Krokstrom Klubb & Market, 3601 Broadway,  816.599.7531, klubbkrokstrom.com will transport you to Scandinavia through seasonal small plates and cocktails

No Other Pub, 1370 Grand Blvd. 816.541.2300 is a one-of-a-kind sports bar, gaming parlor, and social lounge in downtown Kansas City’s Power & Light District.

Bloomsbury Bistro, 4801 West 83rd St., Prairie Village, KS
January 2016
Meatball District Kitchen + Bar, 1806 1/2 W 39th St., 816.226.7888, meatballdistrict.com - Meatball District dedicates itself to creating amazing meatballs!

 Prime Sushi, 4980 Main Street, South Plaza, KCMO, 816.931.4829, primesushikc.com
December 2015
Doughnut Lounge, 4117 Pennsylvania, Westport, KCMO, 810.938.7897,
Garza’s Goodies, 8011 Wornall Road, Waldo,  816.569.0278, garzasgoodies.com Minsky’s Pizza, 3063 Southwest Blvd., KCMO, minskys.com
Bonchon Chicken, 1740 Northwest Chipman Road, Lee's Summit, MO
Espirito do Sul is now open in Johnson County!
Espirito do Sul brings the traditions of a Brazilian steakhouse to southern Johnson County. 11900 Metcalf Avenue Overland Park, KS 66213 Ph. (913) 283-9180
Grimaldi's is now open in Prairiefire!
This NY-style pizzaria has been scouting out KC for some time now and just opened in Prairiefire. The pizzas and calzones are cooked in a coal-fired brick oven, ensuring perfectly crispy crusts . 5601 W. 135th Street, Suite 2240 Overland Park, KS 66223 Phone: 913-851-5062
November 2015
Bob Wasabi, 1726 W. 39th St., KCMO, 816.753.5797, www.bobwasabikitchen39.com   
BrewGallery, 10000 Marshall Dr., Lenexa, www.BrewGallery.com
Long-Bell Pizza Co., 3386 SW Fascination Dr., Lee’s Summit, 816.599.2234, www.longbellpizzaco.com 
Magnolia’s, 9916 Holmes Road, KCMO, 816.521.6803, www.magnoliaskc.com 
Port Fonda, 900 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, www.portfonda.com 
Ollie’s Local Now Open on Martini Corner
Ollie’s Local, 3044 Gillham Rd., Martini Corner, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.945.2271 Cozy and comfortable restaurant makes for a great spot to catch a game.
September 2015
Local Pig – Westport, 510 Westport Road, Westport
Hobo's Grill & Bar at 1036 North Agnes

Papa Keno's Pizzeria 415 Westport Road KCMO 64111 (816) 599-4704
Blind Box BBQ, 13214 W. 62nd Terrace, Shawnee, Kansas, 913.268.4227
Michael Forbes Grille  128 West 63rd Street Kansas City, MO 64113 (816) 333-4355
Howard's Grocery, Cafe & Catering, at 1708 Oak Kansas City, MO 64108. 816.509.9619
The Ruins, 1715 Main Kansas City, MO 64108 (816) 599-6667

The restaurant group behind BRGR, Taco Republic, Urban Table, and Gram & Dun, has opened a Spanish-themed eatery on 4807 Jefferson Street, named Republica.  Open for lunch: Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner daily from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.  816-384-2500
Month of August
Chocolate Frog opens in Prairie Village - 0722/2015
Leap Hospitality has absolutely transformed the former Standees Restaurant space in the Prairie Village Shops, into their new family-friendly, wallet-wise and totally-tasty concept called the Chocolate Frog Cafe. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. 3935 West 69th Terrace (913) 601-5250
Sister of Bangkok Pavilion
The owner of Bangkok Pavilion in Overland Park, has opened a new Asian restaurant, 2417 Burlington, North Kansas City, Missouri, called Spices Asian Restaurant. (816) 221-0981 - Main focus is authentic Thai food.
Bulldog Restaurant & Bar closes June 5
Read more:
Kansas City Club closed suddenly, building is for sale.
Read more: http://ow.ly/NsPJt 
Stroud's set to open in Independence - May 12
The iconic chicken pan-fried chicken restaurant opens today at 19700 E Valley View Parkway in Independence. 816-709-3637
Heirloom Bakery & Hearth opens Saturday, May 9
Heirloom Bakery & Hearth is opening this weekend at 401 E 63rd Street (816)492-7259
Japanese ‘hot pot’ restaurant opens in Zona Rosa 03/23/2015
Q Hot Pot Japanese Fondue & Asian Tapas Bar opened in Zona Rosa - 8610 N.W. Prairie View Road (816) 741-5773 Hot pot, or shabu shabu, is similar to a melted pot concept, but features a Japanese twist. At Q's Hot Pot, patrons can choose from a variety of broth bases, such as Mongolian, pho and kimchi. Food is cooked tableside in the hot pot filled with broth, and patrons can choose from a variety of thinly sliced meats, seafood, vegetables, and noodles and rice. Q's Hot Pot serves Asian tapas, or small plates, including items such as spring rolls, egg rolls, sushi and shrimp ceviche salad.
Il Lazzarone - River Market 03/23/2015
Il Lazzarone has open March 11 in the River Market - authentic Neapolitan-style pizza and what it took to get a 6,000-pound, wood-fired oven inside the space on Delaware Street. Monday-Saturday 11am-1:30am and Sunday 11am-12am. 412 Delaware St - Kansas City, Missouri (816) 541-3695
A ‘nice neighborhood sports bar’ opens in Lenexa 03/23/2015
Saints Pub + Patio has opened a second Lenexa location and rolled out a new menu for all of the area. locations. 9720 Quivira Road, Lenexa, Kansas (913) 492-3900
Blvd Tavern 03/16/2015
Blvd Tavern is a modern American tavern that celebrates the crafts of cooking and service in comfortable casual setting. (816) 421-1023 - 320 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108
Cleaver & Cork sets Thursday opening in the Power & Light District 02/23/2015
Cleaver & Cork is a gourmet butcher-driven gastropub, featuring Midwestern influenced offerings with fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Read more
Two Johnson County Japanese restaurants close. 02/23/2015
Kaiyo Authentic Japanese Restaurant recently closed in Camelot Court after nearly nine years of operations at 4308 W. 119th St., Leawood.
Sushi Gin Japanese Cuisine recently closed after nearly 20 years in a 2,957-square-foot space in the 96 & Nall Shoppes at 9559 Nall Ave., Overland Park.
Plaza's Ingredient closed, will reopen as República 02/17/2015
Bread & Butter Concepts — the local restaurant chain that operates Gram & Dun, Urban Table, BRGR and Taco Republic — announced that it had signed a lease for 4807 Jefferson and plans to turn the venue into República, serving Spanish-inspired cuisine. The new restaurant will open in late summer.
Foodoo Vegetarian Restaurant has closed - January 2015
A little more than seven months after opening at 3605 Broadway, Foodoo has closed.
Blvd Tavern will open in the former Shiraz/Nica’s space. - Downtown
BBlvd Tavern, a locally-owned gastropub, plans to open at 320 Southwest Blvd. in mid-February.
Asado Urban Grill is open in the Hilton Airport - December 2014
There’s a new look and menu for the restaurant at the Hilton Kansas City Airport (8801 NW 112th Street). The hotel’s restaurant is now called the Asado Urban Grill. Read more
Jax Fish House and Oyster House - Plaza
4814 Roanoke Pkwy
Kansas City, MO 64112
Ph. (816) 437-7940
Located in the Polsinelli Building