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Michael Smith

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1900 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1918 (19th)
+1 816-842-2202
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Lawrence, KS
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited this restaurant recently with a group of friends. The menu is fairly limited and the prices are relatively high. That said, the food itself was uniformly outstanding, as was the service. Would definitely return here again, and would highly recommend this restaurant, for special occasions.

Thank plainsrunner
Level Contributor
98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Last night was not your ordinary wine dinner. It was also Michael's birthday - happy birthday Michael! As is typical of the Wine Dinners, the five course menu and wine pairings were outstanding. It is impossible to explain each course other than to say they were second to none, and I mean on an International scale. Michael and his team... More 

1 Thank Bankerwon
Bentonville, Arkansas
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233 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Ate here with friends who love this restaurant. Cool ambiance with polite staff. Halibut was a big hit . Perfectly cooked. Star of the night was the 8 hour cooked pork. So moist and great flavor. Trio of sorbet to finish this wonderful meal. Meeting Micheal Smith was a treat too. Such a humble gentleman.

Thank jams4golf
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Everything was amazing. Food and service were perfection personified. Nancy and Michael Smith are Rock stars !! Ox tail with house made pappardelle is incredible Never over cooked always perfect See Berto for great Angels Envy cocktails He is the best!! Try the rye ... Hints of butterscotch Great as an after dinner drink Experience could not have been better.

Thank Giovanna S
Shawnee, Kansas
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Michael Smith, his wife Nancy and the entire staff really know what it takes to be a 5 Star restaurant. The wine list is impeccable and the menu always seems to impress all. Every time we eat here it's a wonderful experience. LOVE!

Thank Robin R
Independence, Missouri
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to celebrate our raises. We are a young couple that has never been to a restaurant like this. The atmosphere was excellent a d our service was second to none. We did the four course chefs choice. With them bringing separate dishes for each of us, we were able to try 8 dishes. The food... More 

Thank d_carman_03
Bloomington, Minnesota
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119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

A group of us were in KC to celebrate a special occasion and we visited this restaurant on our first night. Great choice but then hard for the restaurants that followed to compete with this experience. The food was amazing as was the service. The chef/owner visited with us during our visit which added to the experience. We shared a... More 

Thank Cindy W
Neosho, Missouri
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Michael Smith has quickly become our default restaurant in KC. There is a consistency in both the food and service that is rarely found at such an affordable price. Listen to the specials, they are almost always the right choice. The lone exception is the 8 hour pork roast. A good wine list, that could be improved upon. The service... More 

1 Thank OnTheSquare77
Kansas City, Missouri
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Whether you go to the baron the right or the restaurant on the left you can't go wrong. A hands on chef, a patio, on the streetcar line. This is a favorite destination

Thank dick2479
Olathe, Kansas
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This is, of course, my own personal opinion, but I've decided I can't do squid ink. You might love it. It really had a very subtle flavor, but I felt like my teeth were turning black the same way it was turning the skatewing black. The skatewing, on the other hand, was light and perfectly seared - just a touch... More 

Thank tinnamarie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1918
  • Public Transportation: Just outside on Main.
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-842-2202

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?