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117 W. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $28
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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.

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Washington, Missouri
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96 reviews 96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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Blue Springs, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Burgundy steak and smoked chicken dip both are outstanding. They cook a tasty med-rare steak perfectly each time. Last time we were there (mothers day) we met one of the owners (think there are two) and she was working just as hard as everyone else. They work the room as a team never neglecting anyone. PS, if you plan to... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My Ruben arrived at warp speed. It was quite good, but the coleslaw was unique and memorable! Was very pleased with my meal, but since it was only a sandwich, I couldn't say it was one of the best meals I've had in a restaurant. Probably the best coleslaw, though! The décor was simple and tasteful, and staff were friendly... More 

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Additional Information about Ventana Coffee House

Address: 117 W. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Phone Number: 816-630-8600
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Excelsior Springs
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 28

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