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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    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
One of the Very Best in KC

I have always had good experiences here. Our last meal was consistent with past visits. The setting is soft and quiet, the service is attentive, and the food almost always sublime. My wife had the sea bass, perfectly cooked, and accompanied with lentils, mushrooms and sunchokes. I tried one of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Jays911
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Omaha, Nebraska
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Prairie Village, KS
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went on a very slow Tuesday night. A majority of the tables were empty, which was perfect. Most of the crowd was on the other side at the Extra Virgin bar and patio (no outdoor seating at Michael Smith). Our server was great, which really made for an enjoyable evening. Solid wine recommendations, knowledgeable about the menu and how... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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354 reviews 354 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I have always had good experiences here. Our last meal was consistent with past visits. The setting is soft and quiet, the service is attentive, and the food almost always sublime. My wife had the sea bass, perfectly cooked, and accompanied with lentils, mushrooms and sunchokes. I tried one of my two favorites on the menu, the arctic char. It... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stopped in on Friday night. My husband had the rabbit gnocchi and he thought it was really good. I had the chicken and thought it was good. It was perfectly cooked with 2 sides, Brussel sprout slaw and Gratin. The brussel sprout slaw was my least favorite of the sides. To me the flavors in the slaw did not... More 

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Bergamo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Being an Italian, I am used to avoid Italian restaurants abroad, therefore I was not confident when a friend of mine invited me for "The Big Night" with Italian menu at Michael Smith. I had excellent food, much better than in a lot of restaurants in Italy, at a decent price (the fixed price/menu formula is really convenient), a good... More 

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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148 reviews 148 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We visited for my 49th birthday. I started with the sautéed bay scallops and then moved on to the sea bass and eight hour pork roast. I finished up with the apple tart. Everything was delicious. The scallops were excellent and my favorite. I love this place. Very nice for a quiet adult dinner. The staff is helpful and answers... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Went to Michael Smith with another couple on a visit to KC. Great setting, amazing wine list, very very good food. The Smiths are very involved and we got to meet and talk with both of them. We shared plates and enjoyed everything - the rabbit gnocchi, black truffle pasta, and pork cheeks were amazing. Great evening!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My mother and I went to Michael Smith's for "Restaurant Week" but upon seeing the regular menu, we opted for the six course tasting. When you select this option, it's Chef's choice, however the waitstaff will inquire as to whether you have any preferences or food allergies. We started with an amuse bouche of Salted Cod pate with a delicate,... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

It's wonderful when you go gourmet and the food and service make it worth the money. We'll be back to Michael Smith. Loved the robust flavors of the beet salad, boiled egg with truffle, arctic char, eight hour pork roast and gnocci rabbit. Suggest you eye the room and ask for a table location for more privacy as our table... More 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We enjoyed every part of this meal! Standouts were the pork roast, beet salad and potato soup. Each had a very unique combination of flavor. Wine list and service were also very good. Decor is modern and very nice. We will definitely go back! If you go as a family, know that the prices are a little on the high... More 

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Dallas Center, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

New to us anyway - we've since learned that many of the locals love this Crossroads gem and it's sister 'small plate' restaurant next door. The menu was varied with a lot of interesting flavors. Everything tasted so fresh and bright. The decor was elegantly modern, but not noisy. We had a great pre-New Year's dinner before heading to see... 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, Entertaining clients, 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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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?