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10Best Restaurants by Type


10Best Restaurants by Cuisine


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Best Kansas City, MO Restaurants

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    The Farmhouse - Kansas City

    From rabbit ravioli and beet salad to pork confit or chicken with quinoa, The Farmhouse places a premium on locally and regionally sourced, seasonal...

    Photo courtesy of Alistair Tutton
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    The broad menu at this Northland restaurant has an Argentinian flare reflected in grilled meats and seafood as well as fresh salads and vegetables with a...

    Photo courtesy of Piropos
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    Michael Smith

    Michael Smith restaurant offers a seasonally inspired menu with creative preparations. With previous experience in Denver, Chicago and France restaurants,...

    Photo courtesy of Lisa Waterman Gray
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    Port Fonda

    Inventive food and fresh seasonal ingredients create a contemporary twist on authentic Mexican flavors. Once owner of a wildly popular food truck, Patrick...

    Photo courtesy of Port Fonda
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    novel kansas city

    Novel's owner/chef, Ryan Brazeal, once worked in New York City restaurants. Today his Kansas City restaurant delivers understated, yet creative cuisine made...

    Photo courtesy of Paul M. Ingold, Photography by Ingold
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    The Rieger Hotel Grill and Exchange

    Once a favorite hotel for traveling salesmen, railroad workers and others, this renovated classic 1915 building still retains many original tile floors, and...

    Photo courtesy of The Rieger Hotel Grill and Exchange
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    French and Italian influences infuse Story's menu with fresh, local and seasonal ingredients that are used whenever possible. Since opening in May 2011 the...

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    Justus Drugstore

    A delightful surprise located on Smithville, Missouri's tiny town square, this highly respected restaurant is definitely worth the trip from Kansas City,...

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    Elegant and urban without feeling fussy, the restaurant offers a fixed price menu of New American cuisine with three, five or ten courses created under the...

    Photo courtesy of Bonjwing Lee

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