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Nov 18, 2008 11:32 AM

KC First Night - where to eat

I am going to be in town for KC first Night in Dec, what are my eating options?

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  1. Well it all depends, do you have a car & are you familar with the city, what do you want to spend, what type of food would you be wanting?

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    1. re: kanders54

      We will have a car, and are somewhat familiar with the area, but we want to stay where the galleries are. I know Michael Smith is nearby.

      1. re: malibujessi

        The closest ones include Lidia's - KC, Jack Stack, The American Restaurant in Crown Center, or the Peppercorn Duck Club in the Hyatt.. All four are good, although the American is pretty pricy.

        If you get hungry late, do dessert at the Ultra Chocolatta Bar at the Peppercorn Duck Club until 10PM. Or all night you can grab a burger or chili at Town Topic.

        1. re: malibujessi

          Besides the ones listed by KansasTravel, Le Fou Frog (RiverMarket area), the Bristol for seafood & 801 Chophouse for steaks (Power & Light District). And as stated the American is pricey but worth the $$$ I was there a week ago. Google...Restaurant Guide of Kansas City and the website will list by location the various restaurants & their menus.

          1. re: kanders54

            kanders54, please tell us about 801 Chophouse. Is it a chain?

            1. re: KansasTravel

              They started out in Des Moines, then opened one in Omaha, now KC. High end steak house, on the other end of the block that Bristol is on. We ate there last Friday night and it was a very good dinner and the service was perfect.

              1. re: KansasTravel

                I live in Des Moines, and was unaware that 801 had branched out. Located at the top of Des Moines largest building , 40 some stories I think, the address is 801 Grand Ave. Hence the name, 801.
                Known mostly as an expense account type place, I've never eaten there, But I have it on good authority that the Delmonico is a great steak. It is supposed to be great beef. In Des Moines it is not hard to find good steak, so if this is considered great, I envy those who have had it. If you try it, please let me know what you think.

        2. Are you referring to First Fridays?

          1. I love La Bodega. The food is great and I love the atmoshpere; it's loud and fun. It's close to the galleries and not over-the-top expensive.


            1. 1924 Main. Really great fixed price menu and close to all of the galleries. In my view, much better than Michael Smith.