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Bluestem

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900 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111 (Roanoke)
+1 816-561-1101
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12:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 12:00 am - 10:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    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
Surprise! Bluestem excels

It took us FOREVER to make it to the much-lauded, award-winning Bluestem. Sure glad we did, however, as EVERYONE working there with whom we had contact was friendly, competent and professional. The sommelier steered us to a heavenly Mt. Etna red that wasn't on the wine list (but was a scant $26 on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
winetast3r
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Kansas City, Missouri
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Kansas City, Missouri
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It took us FOREVER to make it to the much-lauded, award-winning Bluestem. Sure glad we did, however, as EVERYONE working there with whom we had contact was friendly, competent and professional. The sommelier steered us to a heavenly Mt. Etna red that wasn't on the wine list (but was a scant $26 on happy hour discount), the fries were great,... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant with exquisitely prepared food, and customers know that. All tables were full by 6:30. The kitchen is open at one end of the restaurant, and we sat at a table right next to the kitchen, which was great fun. Ask for a table at that end, so you can watch the staff prepare the food.... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

There is no better restaurant to experience.... Foodies can't miss it, it is a divine experience for the palate. Sophisticated dining at its best. Charming staff, attention to detail, ultimate service. Expensive but worth it. The wine pairing is low key entertainment in itself. If you want to experience it on a lower budget, eat in the bar. Best food... More 

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I usually eat in the dining but was alone so I ate at the bar. Menu had multiple options - very good salad, burger, steak, and several cheeses for desert. Service was very good - nice place if you have to eat by yourself, want high quality without formality.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Everything we had was wonderful. Our favorites were the rabbit tortellini (never would have thought I'd try rabbit!), scallops, and beet/cucumber salad. Wine pairings and service were excellent. The ambiance is definitely a little pretentious, so I would give Novel the edge there. Other than that I have no complaints and hope to visit again.

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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Bluestem offered on the best meals I've had in my entire life. We did the 10 course dinner with the accompanying wine pairings. Each course brought a new set of delights for our senses. Beautifully presented fare with wonderful aromas and amazing flavors. The service was outstanding with multiple staff members sharing with us various bits of information about the... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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422 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Service is wonderful - menu had a lot of interesting choices and complexity. Wine list is very good and reasonable prices. So why not a 5 circle rating? Couple of things - in a restaurant of this quality I do look at the price vs experience. What I would prefer to see is a menu that has a mix of... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I've always like the Bluestem but we don't go very often because of the price. It is clearly one of the most expensive restaurants in town and the menu is very limited. They offer a 3, 5 or 10 course meal with only 2 options per course. Last nights meal was one of the best experiences I've ever had in... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My husband and I had brunch at Bluestem on a Sunday. Made reservations and were seating right away. The food was perfect. My husband had the omelet of the day. Bacon, cheese and broccoli. I had eggs Benedict. We split a cinnamon roll. Service was great and food was wonderful. Can't wait to return.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My fantastic wife Beth treated me to a celebratory dinner here for my graduation from Walden University. We had the ten-course dinner with wine pairings and were completely satisfied with everything! The service was impeccable, the atmosphere was warm and welcoming on a cold and snowy night. We started with the celeriac, green apple, red beet with dijon mustard salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 900 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
    (Roanoke)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-561-1101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 10:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?