In recent years, Kansas City's exciting and evolving restaurant scene has landed on numerous travel and food 'best' lists. Its chefs have also received nominations and awards from the illustrious James Beard Foundation. Out of the area's restaurants, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations among independently owned operations or those with only a few locations. Many chefs also have ownership in their restaurants. And plenty of them are dedicated to using fresh, seasonal ingredients purchased from small producers that operate within a short drive from the front door. You'll also find a wide variety of ambiance, from farmhouse cozy to chic, contemporary surroundings or old-school elegance. Whether you choose to dine at a classic, long-established restaurant or want to check out a more recent entry to the scene there's no shortage of great choices for memorable meals. You'll also find some well-priced and expansive happy hour menus, sumptuous brunch offerings and chef or prix fixe dinners that offer a terrific value; add pre-set wine pairings to create a mouthwatering dining experience. Here, Kansas City's enormous restaurant selection down to 10 popular spots offering a taste of the city that you just can't miss.
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