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1900 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108
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Ranked #65 of 1,213 Restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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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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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Get the tasting menu and have your dinner mate do the same. We got the 4 course tasting menu and got to try 4 entrees in the process - all incredible! Our favorites were the pork roast and short rib. If you're feeling European, get the cheese tasting for dessert!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great food with lovely presentation, in a wonderful open, well-lighted space. The Thursday night (Grande Notte) Italian specials are really special, and wines are half-price. There is a great selection of wines by the glass.

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I haven't been to a restaurant in Kansas City for 20 years, but my goodness things have changed and this place it really good! I was so delighted and Michael Smith seems to have got it just about right. The reception and service were spot on. Polite, knowledgeable and slightly reserved - not to friendly, which can be off-putting -... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I expected more. This was the second time we have eaten here. The first time, I was not impressed, but thought it deserved a second try. The location is great. The restaurant is hip, but the food is not outstanding. For these prices, I expect to be wowed by the food and the service. We were eating with a vegetarian,... More 

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157 reviews 157 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Ate here for a rehearsal dinner. Loved the ambiance and friendly hip staff. Very attentive service even though the dinner was paid for by our hosts. Food was exceptional! Savory sea bass and amazing rich bucatini with meatballs. I would definitely come back here to eat again!

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North Kansas City, Missouri
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have been here before and knew I was dining there that night between 1900-2000. I ate breakfast and lunch as well as a piece of fruit around 1700. I had the 8 hour pork roast and it was good and seasoned well. Menu is not all inclusive and you must pay for salad, vegetable and drinks etc. normal for... More 

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Liberty, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Additional Information about Michael Smith

Address: 1900 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone Number: 816-842-2202
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: American

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