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shopgirl26 Feb 28, 2008 07:57 AM

Can I get some recs for a nice sit down-not a chain restaurant in this area? Something for everyone kind menu-Bistro, Italian, or even a brew pub would be good. Thanks in advance!

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    chileheadmike Feb 28, 2008 08:22 AM

    You're right in the middle of chain-hell but there are a few options
    40 Sardines is at 119th and Roe.
    Bristol
    Spin Pizza
    I really like Chosun at 127th and Metcalf for Korean

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      Jakevol2 Feb 28, 2008 08:40 AM

      If you don't mind spending a mint (even though it is totally worth it) Amour Brazillian Fiery Steakhouse is right there. It works out to be about $50 a head before tip but you won't leave hungry

      1. heatherkay Feb 28, 2008 09:40 AM

        Sounds like you are looking for Yia Yia's EuroBistro, at 119th and Roe, about a mile west of Metcalf (http://www.kansascitymenus.com/yiayias/). Nice, but not too nice, with a range of price points. Nothing too exotic, but well-prepared. It is part of a chain, but it's a local chain

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          shopgirl26 Feb 28, 2008 10:10 AM

          I actually love Yia Yia's, but there's one close to where I live, so we eat there a lot. Have any of you tried Korma Sutra?

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            zataar Feb 28, 2008 10:45 AM

            Korma Sutra is very good, but small.

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              heatherkay Feb 28, 2008 12:54 PM

              I remember Ruchi, at College and Antioch, as being a little bigger. Also excellent Indian.

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            SonyBob Feb 28, 2008 12:35 PM

            Isn't Roe east of Metcalf??
            Bob

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              heatherkay Feb 28, 2008 12:52 PM

              whoops -- yes it is

          3. heatherkay Feb 28, 2008 12:57 PM

            I just did a quick Google Maps of the area, and this place looks interesting

            Cassis KC (http://www.cassiskc.com/) -- another French bistro type place at 117th and Roe

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              amyzan Mar 6, 2008 09:09 AM

              Yeah, I took my mom to Cassi for lunch on her birthday last year. Great food, good service, nice atmosphere. I imagine it'd be pricey for dinner, but maybe if you're in a different income bracket than me...

            2. amy_rc Mar 3, 2008 05:57 AM

              Some great recs no doubt, but no brew pubs. If you decide that is the route you want to take, I recommend Barley's Brewhaus at 119th and Quivira (a few minutes west) of your location. I really like the Buffalo Wrap, my brother-in-law LOVES the fish and chips (but I've never tried them). It is part of a local chain, but I think that the food is all made in house. They also have 99 beers on tap.

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                FergMePleez Mar 5, 2008 09:45 AM

                Paddy O'Quigley's 119th and Roe.. Part of chain, but they have excellent brew pub style food.

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                ccbraley Mar 6, 2008 06:56 AM

                If you are willing to go about 7 minutes south, to 135th & Metcalf, you will have some additional options.

                I like Nick & Jake's at 135th & Metcalf (north-east corner of the intersection). They are half-bar, half-restaurant and locally owned. Everything I've had there has been great. They also operate the restaurant next door, Wil Jenny's, which is Steak, BBQ and Mexican food (quite possibly the strangest combo of food I've seen, but again, all good!)

                There is also a wonderful new Indian restaurant called "Paradise India" (or India Paradise, I can't recall). A LOT like Korma Sutra food-wise (a buffet), but bigger location and more variety of food. They don't tone-down the spicy on the food and it's delish. Their chai is amazing.

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                  shopgirl26 Mar 6, 2008 03:34 PM

                  Thanks for all the recs! We ended up at Free State Brewery for lunch and then at Ingredient for dinner-both in Lawrence.

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                    Milt Mar 8, 2008 03:21 PM

                    I love Free State. On our first trip, there were ten of us. We ranged in age from 8 to 63 with a native of South Africa and Mauritius in our party. Every one of us seemed to thoroughly enjoy what we ordered. I was impressed by that alone. The menu covers a wide range of tastes and apparently it is all very good. We have returned a few times on subsequent visits to Kansas and have been similarly pleased with each item on each trip - a rate experience indeed!

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                      shopgirl26 Mar 11, 2008 09:27 AM

                      It is always a faithful standby for sure-it's always good.

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