Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature dishes really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. Kansas City has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for Seafood. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular J. Gilbert's Wood Fired Steaks or at JJ's, a major player in the field. Make sure you see what all the fuss is about!

Country Club Plaza

Named a "Grand Award" winner by Wine Spectator for its superb vintages, this KC favorite also earns high marks for excellent service and intimate atmosphere. Steak and seafood make strong appearances on the menu, but you'll also find great...  Read More

Bristol Seafood Grill

This classy restaurant is a near-perfect seafood standard. The dining room features a gorgeous, stained-glass dome that's only part of the restaurant's claim to fame. A visit to Bristol wouldn't be complete without at least a nibble of the sweet...  Read More

Pierpont's At Union Station
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Named after railroad magnate John Pierpont Morgan and located in refurbished Union Station, this fine restaurant is an excellent choice any time of day. At lunch, try a crab cake melt sandwich, a grilled shrimp spinach salad, or even a "small...  Read More

J. Gilbert's Wood Fired Steaks
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One of the best reasons to visit Overland Park is to frequent this famous steakhouse, whose attractive setting creates a memorable impression with diners. Stone accents, weathered brick walls, wood flooring, and historic photos of local...  Read More

Sun Ray Café

A favorite with downtown's westsiders, Sun Ray Café offers an inventive repertoire of Greek and Mediterranean specialties, placing particular emphasis on fabulous seafood. From trout and mahi mahi to calamari and octopus, chef-owner Yianni...  Read More

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant
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Dark woods, crisp white tablecloths, and deep, comfortable booths contribute to this restaurant's upscale, elegant atmosphere. More than 30 types of seafood are flown in daily, resulting in incredibly fresh dishes and an ever-changing menu....  Read More