2019 Best Restaurants with the Best Food in Kansas City Area

Top Rated Restaurants
in Kansas City

When it comes to reviewing and recommending restaurants, we believe that what is on the plate is by far the most important factor. We rate the food on a 20-point scale. Our take on the décor, service, ambience, wine list and other factors are explored within our full reviews, which are simply a click away.

Presented in alphabetical order, these Top 10 Restaurants earned the highest food ratings in Kansas City.
 
Bluestem
15/20
Chef Colby Garrelts delivers contemporary American fare to his chic Westport restaurant. See More

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Classic Cup Cafe
13/20
Truly a classic, this Plaza mainstay offers power breakfasts, quick lunches and romantic dinners. See More
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Em Chamas Brazilian Grill
14/20
Kansas City's first Brazilian churrascaria is an easy fit in meat-loving Kansas City. See More
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Jess & Jim's Steak House
14/20
Worth the 45-minute drive from Kansas City for good steak. See More
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Le Fou Frog
14/20
There’s always ooh-la-la fun at Le Fou Frog, where Frenchman Mano Rafael serves up authentic fare. See More

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Lidia's Kansas City
14/20
Lidia Bastianich’s first outpost outside New York is a destination Crossroads restaurant. See More

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Michael Smith
14/20
Chef Michael Smith prepares elegantly rustic fare at his restaurant in the Crossroads Arts District. See More

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14/20
The Sushi House concept fits right in at Leawood’s Town Center Plaza. See More

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14/20
Locally-owned Tavern in the Village offers a comfortable upscale environment, ideal for celebrations. See More

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14/20
This refined, seafood-minded crowd-pleaser also offers a weekday lunch option. See More
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