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Michael Smith

1900 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108
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Ranked #72 of 1,201 Restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 19th
Transit: Just outside on Main.
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94 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Liberty, Missouri
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

If you have the money to spend, the chef's tasting is an amazing experience! I went with my husband, two brothers and their wives. We had so much fun! After asking each one of us if we had any special preferences (for example, my brother is lactose intolerant), the waiter loges and talks to the chef. You don't order anything... More

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Colony, Kansas
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Was here on Valentines Day. The food was very good but for the portions a bit to pricey. The filet was ok( I can make better at home on the grill) great atmosphere and great service but for what we spent it just seemed high. Traveled to Europe and spent half as much and food was better

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Omaha Ne
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were in KC to celebrate our anniversary and Michael Smith Restaurant did not disappoint. The food and service were both very good. Michael was table hopping that night so we got to visit with him since we were recommended to him by a chef friend of his in Omaha. He was very friendly. The room is nice and on... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went here using a groupon, and it still was not enough. The menu was interesting, and had many selections. The food was artfully prepared, but not as amazing as the reviews led me to believe.

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Lincoln, NE USA
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

5 of us ate here and everyone was delighted with the service, food quality, selection and the wine. I ordered a wine off the list, and as often happens when I find and interesting value, quality wine, they were out of it. The waiter suggested three others with which I was not familar, and we ordered two and both were... More

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Peculiar, Missouri
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As a frequent diner here, I can't say enough good things about the place. The food, the service, and the operation are all excellent. The menu changes frequently to take advantage of seasonal offerings, and the Chef's tasting menu is always fun to try. If you like wine, let them pick one for you. They always get it right and... More

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Sophisticated yet down to earth. Prompt service, knowledgable service and great flavors! It's always risky business ordering fish in the Midwest but my halibut tasted fresh and light. My husbands pork was tender. Portions just right It was a little noisy but not enough to take away our great experience!

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The menu will take a while to read through, because every dish is a unique creation. Masterfully paired and prepared food are a delight to the palette. Nothing on the menu looks familiar, but every mouthful is outstanding. I would at here daily if I could ...

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I love great food and great atmosphere. The atmosphere was excellent but the food was not. Based on the reviews and the reputation of the chef, I had very high hopes. My fiancé and I ordered the seared sirloin which came with potato and carrot hash, and onion rings. When served there is a very small portion of the hash,... More

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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116 reviews 116 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife, daughter, and I went to Michael Smith before a concert at the Kauffman Center. Every one of the dishes served to us was spectacular. Prices here are quite reasonable, and the ambience is inviting and comfortable. Service is just as good as the food - first cabin all the way.

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