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Kansas City Food City

Ask any barbecue lover and they’ll tell you that Kansas City is the place to find the best barbecued bovine. One of the marks of a great culinary city is its chefs: standouts include Michael Smith of Michael Smith Restaurant (JB award for Best Chef 1999); Celine Tio of Julian (JB award for Best Chef 2007); Jonathan Justus of Justus Drugstore; Colby Garrelts of Bluestem (JB award for Best Chef 2013) and Lidia Bastianich of Lidia’s Kansas City. Room 39 Chef, Ted Habiger, Among Semifinalists for James Beard Best Chef Midwest 2013

Kansas City area has three James Beard semifinalists 2016: Bluestem, Patrick Ryan and Jonathan Justus

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Here are suggestions where to dine in KC!


Affare: serves modern german dishes created from fresh, seasonal, and local products.
Arthur Bryant’s:
The whole place represents an Old School KC BBQ Joint that doesn’t really exist anywhere else anymore.
Blvd Tavern is a modern American tavern that celebrates the crafts of cooking and service in comfortable casual setting.
Charisse  is a chic urban space that is perfect for a lively happy hour.
Fiorella’s Jack Stack BBQ: Most popular restaurant in KC 2012 & highest rated barbecue in the country by Zagat survey.
Grunauer is a classic Viennese style restaurant with Central European influences of German, Hungarian, and international specialties.
Majestic Restaurant: KC’s classic downtown steakhouse and jazz club.
La Bodega: Spanish restaurant has a variety of tapas split between two people.
Le Fou Frog: A “true cast of characters” “with a sense of humor” serves up “fantastic” French fare since 1997.
Margarita’s: has been a long time favorite in KC since 1985. Serving original family recipes, Margarita’s has won numerous awards over the years not only for its Mexican favorites but for its namesake drink – Margarita!
Michael Smith: is an Upscale Contemporary American restaurant in the crossroads district of Kansas City.
Novel innovative cooking.
Pierpont’s at Union Station has been called “the culinary jewel” of Kansas City with food and service as memorable as the historic setting.
Tannin Wine Bar offers wines by the taste, glass or bottle, to satisfy everyone’s palate.
Webster House:  This is a place the locals love, and travelers would, too, if they knew about it. Built into a beautiful old brick schoolhouse just south of the new performing arts center. The ground floor is an antique store, the restaurant’s on the 2nd floor.


Classic Cup offers well-prepared food, extensive wine list in a welcoming atmosphere
Jax’s Fish House and Oyster Bar offers guests a chance to experience something truly unique.
JJ’s Restaurant achieves that rare balance of elegant fine dining with an inviting and romantic ambiance.
Julian: is the vibrant little gathering spot on the corner serving beautifully prepared, feel good food and drink all week.
Plaza III: Voted Best Place for a Business Lunch.


Johnson County

Bo Ling’s: Fine Chinese Cuisine uses only the freshest, most top quality ingredients to create our authentic, gourmet Chinese menu.
Cafe Provence: serves progressive French cuisine prepared with seasonal, local ingredients.
Hereford House: great tradition of serving absolutely the best steak in Kansas City!
Story.: Story is an elegant, upscale neighborhood restaurant serving fresh, local, seasonal creative American cuisine with Spanish, French and Italian influences.
Tatsu’s French Restaurant has been pleasing patrons for more then 20 years, providing elegant and masterful interpretations of French cuisine in a relaxed and intimate setting.


Kansas City North

Eighty Eight: Savor rustic American Midwest fare prepared using fresh ingredients sourced from local farms, as well as vegetables and herbs harvested from The Elms’ own raised-bed gardens.
Em Chamas Brazilian Grill (Churrascaria) brings you traditional Brazilian Churrasco from the Pampas region of Southern Brazil
Justus Drugstore – A Restaurant
Jonathan and his wife Camille returned to Smithville from France in 2006 and turned the empty building into a sophisticated restaurant specializing in exquisitely prepared dishes made from regional meats, fruits and vegetables.
Piropos The foods of its capital city, Buenos Aires, are grilled meats, seafood, fresh salads and vegetables.
Smokehouse Bar-B-Que is Kansas City’s best choice for traditional, hickory-smoked barbeque that can be enjoyed in a nice, family atmosphere


Bluestem Progressive American cuisine using cutting edge technique and new varieties of American desserts.
Room 39: Focusing on seasonal, fresh and locally grown ingredients

Kansas City East

Cafe Verona: Drawing inspiration from art, history, and culinary tradition, Café Verona offers a dining experience that will stimulate the senses and satisfy appetites.
Ophelia’s: casual fine dining, an eclectic menu featuring steaks, seafood any many other delectable items.

Kansas City South

Jasper’s Restaurant has been a Kansas City icon since 1954. Jasper Mirabile Sr. opened the namesake restaurant serving his family’s hearty and delicious old-world recipes.