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Bad Art Bistro

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707 Edmond St, Saint Joseph, MO 64501-2268
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    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
kansas city
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

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 

4 Thank Alisonbellsmile
kansas city
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48 reviews
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 

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!

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 

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 

Thank pauleklund
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

2 Thank Angus W
Chippewa Falls WI
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Located downtown, this restaurant offered a delicious eclectic menu and great service. Our waitress recommended a new wine which I thoroughly enjoyed and everyone in our party liked their meals. I recommend.

2 Thank samkristy4
Overland Park, Kansas
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308 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I found this place from other reviews on Urbanspoon. I was there on early for dining at first I was the only one there which was a bonus. I had an opportunity to meet the executive chef of the restaurant and get a bit of history as well as an explanation on how my meal was prepared. I suspect on... More 

Thank Carol D
Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I am from Seattle and had a stop over in St Joe. Based on the last few reviews I almost did not dine there. I am glad I did. The new owner-chef Andrew Clark is changing the name to Exchange Kitchen. My wait person, Alyssa was in tune with good suggestions. I started with the Seafood Puff Pie which was... More 

Thank Bud D
Lone Jack, Missouri
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We choose this resturant because its location near the theatre. There speality drinks were very good and the foood was ok. I took my family and they said they could make something for my 5 year old, what they did not tell me was it was going to cost $12 for mac and cheese. I would go here again for... More 

1 Thank Ryan S

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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: 816-749-4433

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  • Cuisine: International


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