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Michael Smith

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1900 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108 (19th)
Just outside on Main.
816-842-2202
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
James Beard chef in Crossroads area of KC

My husband and I recently went to Michael Smith to celebrate his birthday. Having recently moved to the KC area from Chicago, we have been really spoiled with the great culinary options that Chicago has to offer. I must say that our experience at Michael Smith was on par with some of the best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Kimberly T
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Overland Park, Kansas
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Overland Park, Kansas
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I recently went to Michael Smith to celebrate his birthday. Having recently moved to the KC area from Chicago, we have been really spoiled with the great culinary options that Chicago has to offer. I must say that our experience at Michael Smith was on par with some of the best restaurants in Chicago! The restaurant is... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

When you have an elegant dinner in mind, Michael Smith should be your first thought in Kansas City. With an intimate dining room, the colors and views are muted to encourage focus on your company and the culinary delights at your disposal. We came for a dinner with family, ages 14-84, and spent over 3 hours enjoying our food, wine,... More 

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Midwest
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The food was very good, but both my husband and I had some part of it we didn't love, but not enough not to come back. It was our 35th wedding anniversary, and we were there very early as we were catching a show after that. There was hardly anyone else there, but there was a couple right next to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went for the 8th anniversary party and were not disappointed! The menu was beyond outstanding and we loved everything. The service is always outstanding. Nancy and Michael continue to show why Michael Smith's is one of the best restaurants in the country especially when you consider value, service, quality of menu, friendliness, and wine pairings!

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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Booked a table on a Tuesday night for 8pm. Was escorted to my table ordered a glass of wine and placed my order -- first telling the server, Alyssa, that I wanted a slow service since I wasn't in a hurry. Ordered the Seared Octopus as an appetizer, the artichoke and Bibb salad, and the Halibut entrée. The octopus and... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

One of the best restaurants in Kansas City. Michael goes that extra step to make sure everything is right and you enjoy your dining experience. We will be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

At Michael Smith's we did the tasting menu with wine pairings and would very much recommend this option. We had the opportunity to taste many very flavorful and unique dishes all of which were paired with a nice variety of wines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went for an anniversary dinner. The wine selection was amazing and everything we ordered was wonderful! We shared a few small plates and an entree. It was wonderful! The inside is beautiful and very cozy. We will return whenever we are in town.

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Kansas City, United States
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I love the out-of-the-way place and easy parking. Most excellent restaurants are difficult to get into and park. This is a gem that's easy. Great food, exceptional waitstaff, fine wines, and a downtown space that doesn't rely on its address. You won't be sorry.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This place was a total bust on a Saturday night back in May. The restaurant was half full and service was very slow. The first course was an artichoke soup, although flavorful, we discovered the flavor was from over-salting. The next day, we had 2 # of fluid retention and could not get our rings on. Portions, I had AUSTRALIAN... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1900 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108
    (19th)
  • Public Transportation: Just outside on Main.
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 816-842-2202

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?