Best Kansas City, MO Restaurants

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    10. Avenues Bistro

    You may feel like you've traveled across the pond amid the European white linen atmosphere of Avenues Bistro. It's a restaurant where pretty presentations may include dots of dark rich balsamic vinegar, artfully...

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    9. Port Fonda

    With a menu that reflects the seasons and focuses on fresh ingredients, Port Fonda serves dishes featuring authentic Mexican flavors and contemporary twists. At the helm is Patrick Ryan, a food truck veteran with a...

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    8. The Farmhouse - Kansas City

    The Farmhouse places a premium on locally and regionally sourced food, purchasing many ingredients from Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. Billed as a 'farm-to-table, tip-to-tail homestyle restaurant,' there's a small though...

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    7. The Rieger Hotel Grill and Exchange

    This classic 1915 building once served many traveling salesmen, railroad workers and others as a hotel. When the current owners opened The Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange, in 2010, they retained many of the...

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    6. Piropos

    South American flair meets Midwestern cuisine at this popular Argentinean spot, which serves a tantalizing blend of grilled meats and seafood that diners rave about. Try a flaky, fried empanada stuffed with chicken...

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    5. Michael Smith

    Thanks to its celebrated, eponymous chef, his inventive approach to superb food, and his admirable drive to get ingredients from local sources, this well-received restaurant has gained much prestige. Its menu, simply...

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    4. Story

    Ever since Story opened in May 2011, people have flocked to this sleek, modern restaurant offering dishes with French and Italian influences. A 2013 James Beard semifinalist nominee for Best Chef Midwest, Chef Carl...

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    3. Justus Drugstore

    It's definitely worth the 25-minute drive from Kansas City, MO for dinner at this highly respected restaurant inside an old drugstore building full of wood and warm colors. With stellar reviews from the Kansas City...

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    2. The American Restaurant

    The American Restaurant has consistently received AAA Four Diamond ratings. With its panoramic urban views, The American is also a favorite among the nation's top romantic restaurants. Executive Chef Michael Corvino...

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    1. Bluestem

    Exquisitely prepared and presented New American cuisine served in an elegant, urban setting can be difficult to find in Kansas City; since opening in 2004, Bluestem has filled that culinary vacancy with aplomb. Only...

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