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Ventana Coffee House

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117 W. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
816-630-8600
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Located in a historical downtown district. Bistro type atmosphere with...
Located in a historical downtown district. Bistro type atmosphere with original wood floors, tin ceiling, and brick walls. Owned by two sisters who have brought great flair to their menu with family recipes and ingenuity that appeals to everyone. Serving steaks, pastas, burgers, seafood, and homemade desserts, you will want to come back over and over.
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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quaint cafe

Food and service was good. Love the old building and the care the owners took to restore it. Price was good for the amount of food served.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Roseanne O
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Kansas City, Missouri
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Food and service was good. Love the old building and the care the owners took to restore it. Price was good for the amount of food served.

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ASSARIA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We arrived early for dinner after having the restaurant recommended twice: by a local merchant and by our hotel spa concierge. They were so very right! Our server, Kattie, was excellent. We here having trouble deciding and she made some fantastic suggestions. She also made a marvelous peach Long Island Tea (not for those faint of heart!). We ordered the... More 

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Washington, Missouri
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98 reviews 98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is one of our favorite stops in Excelsior Springs and it is a must visit while you are there. The staff is incredible and the food is the best!

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Liberty, Missouri
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

This is a cute, family-owned restaurant, and i really wanted to like it. The atmosphere was nice with a pianist playing throughout dinner. The owner also was very nice. But I wasn't overwhelmed by the food. Dinner was just OK, although the cheesecake was fabulous. I think it may be worth trying it again, but for now Im disappointed.

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Overland Park, KS
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The ambiance of the restaurant was decent. Food was not of great quality. Hubby's steak was not cooked to order, my chicken looked kind of rubbery. Portion size was pretty good though.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

There are very limited restaurant options in Excelsior Springs, especially on a Monday. We stumbled across this place while wandering around downtown after staying at the Elms. My husband was a little reluctant as there were mostly older women eating there and he thought it would be kind of like a tea room where he wouldn't have a hearty lunch.... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had a lovely dinner at Ventana recently on a Friday evening. The building was charming. The food selection was great. My husband and I both enjoyed or meal very much.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was impressed with the variety of men options. I got a chicken salad sandwich which was delicious--it was the Waldorf style, so it had grapes and was on the sweeter side. The staff is friendly, and happy to answer any questions and make recommendations.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It was totally dead at 5pm on a Saturday. Weird. So many staff there, we had three different people checking our drinks every couple minutes. Pasta entrees were really good and reasonably priced. Restaurant was very clean. Spinach artichoke dip was 90% cheese.

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Washington, Missouri, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

When at The Elms and exploring the surrounding town, visit Ventana for their wonderful homemade Alfredo sauce on their Pasta! Also enjoyed the Tomato Basil soup!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 W. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Excelsior Springs
  • Phone Number: 816-630-8600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28

Description

Located in a historical downtown district. Bistro type atmosphere with original wood floors, tin ceiling, and brick walls. Owned by two sisters who have brought great flair to their menu with family recipes and ingenuity that appeals to everyone. Serving steaks, pastas, burgers, seafood, and homemade desserts, you will want to come back over and over.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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