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Wood and warm colors create an inviting environment inside this one-time drugstore, on Smithville, Missouri's tiny town square. Detail-oriented servers plus an award-winning bartender enhance meals.... Read More
Wood and warm colors create an inviting environment inside this one-time drugstore, on Smithville, Missouri's tiny town square. Detail-oriented servers plus an award-winning bartender enhance meals. The Kansas City Star, Bon Appetit and Time Magazine have praised this restaurant for Midwestern dishes that deliver inventive and tasty twists on seasonal ingredients. Dozens of farmers and staff-forages help to create fresh flavors, year-round. Fall offerings have included Smoked Bass and Egg on Brioche, as well as Local Duck Breast with leek/potato puree, superbly prepared skirt steak, or Berkshire Pork 2 Ways. Try Freshwater Hybrid Bass and Crawfish, or the complex Horseradish Blue Salad, featuring arugula, parsley, mustard/horseradish, blue cheese, tomato gelée, crispy new potatoes, potato glass, and caramelized white chocolate. For a sweet ending order delicious desserts such as Carrot Cake Beignets, fried apple pie and daily ice cream or sorbet.
- Best Restaurants: "Once relegated to warm weather dining, only, the Bar Side Menu has become a well-priced year-round staple. Think an Eastside Reuben, Duck Fat Preserved Chicken Gizzards, house-made hummus or an Olive Bowl with marinated peppers and potato chips made on-site."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: At the end of a long drive from the heart of Kansas City, MO, enjoy Midwestern ingredients and flavors prepared with loads of TLC.