Restaurants and Fine Dining in Kansas City

As a local small business we support independent restaurants whose ambition is to enhance the culture and charm of Kansas City with local fare and genuine service. From Kansas City’s legendary barbecue and local steak houses to many of the finest restaurants you will find in the Midwest, we have assembled a list of local favorites for you to consider.

Please click here to access a map showing the location and link for each of these fine establishments. For a listing of other restaurants you may wish to visit Kansas City Originals or Country Club Plaza.


Plaza Area (Walkable – 5-10 Minutes)

  • Café Trio
  • Grand Street Café
  • Gram and Dunn
  • Fiorella’s Jack Stack BBQ
  • Plaza III Steakhouse
  • Bo Lings
  • Café Sebastian

Main Street Corridor(South of the Inn – 5minute Drive)

  • Spin Pizza
  • Glace’ Ice Cream
  • Osteria Il Centro
  • Stock Hill

Westport (North of the Inn – 5-10 minute Drive)

  • Potpie
  • Blue Stem
  • Westport Café and Bar
  • Cucina della Regazza
  • Q39

Brookside (South of the Inn – 5-10 minute Drive)

  • Avenues Bistro
  • Aixois
  • Café Europa

Crossroads (North of the Inn – 15-minute Drive)

  • Lidias
  • Pierponts
  • Michael Smiths
  • Extra Virgin
  • Grunaur
  • Novel
  • Tannin Wine Bar
  • Affaire

Downtown (North of the Inn 20 minute plus Drive)

  • Garrozzos
  • Le Fou Frog

Other Notables

  • Justus Drugstore (Located in Smithville, MO 45 minute drive north of the Inn)
  • Rye (Leawood 30 minute drive)
  • Story (Prairie Village, KS 30 minute drive)
  • Strouds (Fairway, KS 15 minute Drive)
  • Joe’s Kansas City (the restaurant formerly known as Oklahoma Joe’s) (Fairway KS 15 minute drive)

“We had a blast in KC and staying at the Southmoreland!  We will definitely recommend it to everyone we see.The food was great! The Plaza was great! We enjoyed the Nelson art museum which was amazing! We had fun riding the gondola and the horse drawn carriage. We didn’t take any pictures. We just relaxed and ate our way through Kansas City. Look out! We’ll be back!”

-Kerry & Kevin H.