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Bluestem

900 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 561-1101
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Ranked #4 of 1,182 restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Roanoke
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English first
Overland Park, KS
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Our party of 3 enjoyed a magnificent 3 course prix-fixe dinner at Bluestem in Westport, preceded by a cocktail in the comfortable bar area where James Beard award chef Colby Garrelts came over to see how we were doing. It was our first experience at this fine dining establishment, but we can't wait to return. From the starting warm cheese... More

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Virginia, USA
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98 reviews 98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The food was excellent. We were there with 24 people and they put us in a back room together, so we had a great time. There are locally grown items and good, healthy delicious choices on the menu. Service was a little slow for some of our group, but I think we had a brand new waitress. All the staff... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We met another couple for dinner - good thing we had reservations! The staff were knowledgeable and friendly, the atmosphere funky and fun. We were all impressed with the amount of information the staff willingly shared with us on the fare and wine pairings. We took our time and enjoyed the experience. The only reason this is not a 5... More

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Kansas City
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I absolutely love this restaurant. There are a lot of restaurants where you can get an excellent meal, but what makes Bluestem stand out from the rest is that they are not just serving food, they are serving art. Every piece that comes out of their kitchen is an artwork that has been lovingly and laboriously prepared. For that reason... More

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Iola, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Have the 10 choices for tasting with the wine pairings. It is not just a meal, it is an experience3.

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greenville, sc
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

This is a very greative, innovative place with a good vibe. Wine served in various size glasses for tasting. Cheese tray fantastic with pairings.

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Shanghai, China
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My wife and I went there for dinner to celebrate our anniversary, and it was a great venue. It was a surprise for her, and we were both visiting Kansas City for business so I wasn't sure what to expect. This place is comparable to top places anywhere in the country. It is definitely upscale and caters to people who... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I went to brunch at Bluestem; the food was delicious and the coffee was strong. The atmosphere was great and I would definitely recommend it. I would like to try their dinner the next time I visit Kansas City. They definitely put a lot of care into their dishes. The potato soup side is one of the best things I... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I'm typically more furtive about reviewing restaurants if I have only visited once. In my opinion, a fair assessment is generally offered in at least two visits. However... I ventured out of Country Club Plaza (a very quick cab ride) with my wife to BlueStem. I am sure glad we did. In my opinion, this is the future of Kansas... More

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Brooklyn, New York, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

This place has a great vibe. Great coffee. Great Bloody Mary. Get the skillet for brunch - it's delicious. Don't get the burnt end hash.

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