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Best Kansas City Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in Kansas City.


 

Aixois French
12/20
301 E. 55th St.
Kansas City, MO 64113
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Charming neighborhood bistro woos guests with classic French cuisine and family-style deals. More...

Classic Cup Cafe American
13/20
Country Club Plaza
301 W. 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
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Truly a classic, this Plaza mainstay offers power breakfasts, quick lunches and romantic dinners. More...

Grand St. Cafe Contemporary
12/20
4740 Grand Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64112
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Grand St. Café anchors Bill Crooks and Paul Khoury's PB&J Restaurants. More...

Justus Drugstore, a restaurant Modern American
14/20
Dining Room at Justus Drugstore, a restaurant, Smithville, MO 106 W. Main St.
Smithville, MO 64089
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Fresh, local ingredients are the foundation for dishes at this Smithville destination. More...

Le Fou Frog French
14/20
Dining Room at Le Fou Frog, Kansas City, MO 400 E. 5th St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
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There’s always ooh-la-la fun at Le Fou Frog, where Frenchman Mano Rafael serves up authentic fare. More...

Lidia's Kansas City Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Lidia 101 W. 22nd St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
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Lidia Bastianich’s first outpost outside New York is a destination Crossroads restaurant. More...

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant Seafood
13/20
448 W. 47th St.
Kansas City, MO 64112
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Some of the freshest seafood to be found in the Heart of America. More...

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