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707 Edmond St, Saint Joseph, MO 64501-2268
18167494433
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 41
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Meal, Interesting History

We drove up from Kansas City after seeing a Groupon deal for this place, and the drive was worthwhile. The restaurant is in an historic area of Downtown St. Jo (as they call it), adjacent to a fabulous old movie house that appears to have been restored recently. The restaurant, according to a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Smithville, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

While visiting family we decided to eat here this evening and I can only say that I wish we had more of this in my hometown!!!! When food comes to you in five minutes you know that it's bagged and krap but the care they put into from the side dishes to the meats (all organic too!) was nothing less... More 

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I ate dinner here last weekend with my family and I have to say that the food and service exceeded my expectations. The staff was friendly and went out of their way to make sure that we had everything we needed. I would strongly recommend if you are want a fine dining experience in the downtown St. Joseph area that... More 

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Thank H B
Saint Joseph, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I have eaten here numerous times over the years it has been open through the different owners. While the food is always exceptional, the overall experience is lacking for the price.That is unfortunate as the restaurant space is has potential for such great atmosphere. The courtyard area has the coolest ambiance and yet, the night we were there is was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

6 of us Had reservations and they didn't know where to seat us with a half empty restaurant. Could not get our drink order correct. No prices on the menu and it took an hour to get our food. When the bill came they didn't charge for some of our drinks and it was still $100.00 per couple. The food... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

I ate here a month or so ago with my mother from out of town. My boyfriend is a native st joeien and has never been to bad art. Wanting him to try something new, I dragged him inside. His hesitation was justified. Even though his pockets were fat with cash they treated us like we were dirt. We walked... More 

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kansas city
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We drove up from Kansas City after seeing a Groupon deal for this place, and the drive was worthwhile. The restaurant is in an historic area of Downtown St. Jo (as they call it), adjacent to a fabulous old movie house that appears to have been restored recently. The restaurant, according to a knowledgeable wait staff member, is perhaps the... More 

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1 Thank deputysher
Saint Joseph, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Bad Art Bistro has the best, freshest and most interesting food in St. Joseph! The service is very attentive and the New Infused Cocktails are GREAT! They are now featuring Live Music on most weekends and it is a Great Place To Go for a WONDERFUL EVENING in Historic Downtown St. Joseph!

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1 Thank Stanleydale3
east sussex
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

What a great place to eat, the owner really takes pride in his cooking and it shows. We were there for lunch and the menu was limited but a fair selection considering this is in downtown st jo so not the busiest area during the day. I had the house special blt and it was definatly the best i ever... More 

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1 Thank coppinpr
Tigard, Oregon, USA
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I am disappointed to report that what could have been a good dinner with friends ended up being a frustrating evening where I actually had to walk back into the kitchen in order to get the food for our table.... Let me start at the beginning: we arrived at our reservation time and were seated promptly and given water. Then... More 

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Thank pauleklund
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This will teach me. We last dined here a little over 2 years ago, and adored it so much we came back the next night. So we thought we'd make a trip and take advantage of their New Year's Eve special. We were not aware that the ownership and chef had changed. Bad mistake. I should have read the reviews... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 707 Edmond St, Saint Joseph, MO 64501-2268
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Joseph
  • Phone Number: 18167494433

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, American

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