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

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great meal offset by too fast service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Mike W
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Hawthorne, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We were there for a wedding rehearsal party and were in a private dining room with a fixed menu. Our salad had a light lemon dressing and was paired with a delicious white wine that enhanced the flavors of the salad. The choices for dinner were steak or halibut. Everyone raved about their dinners and the wines that were paired... More 

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Prairie Village, KS
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57 restaurant reviews
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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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326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 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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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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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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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

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