We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Michael Smith

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1900 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1918 (19th)
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 139: English reviews
Bentonville, Arkansas
Level Contributor
234 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with friends who love this restaurant. Cool ambiance with polite staff. Halibut was a big hit . Perfectly cooked. Star of the night was the 8 hour cooked pork. So moist and great flavor. Trio of sorbet to finish this wonderful meal. Meeting Micheal Smith was a treat too. Such a humble gentleman.

Thank jams4golf
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Everything was amazing. Food and service were perfection personified. Nancy and Michael Smith are Rock stars !! Ox tail with house made pappardelle is incredible Never over cooked always perfect See Berto for great Angels Envy cocktails He is the best!! Try the rye ... Hints of butterscotch Great as an after dinner drink Experience could not have been better.

Thank Giovanna S
Shawnee, Kansas
Level Contributor
40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Michael Smith, his wife Nancy and the entire staff really know what it takes to be a 5 Star restaurant. The wine list is impeccable and the menu always seems to impress all. Every time we eat here it's a wonderful experience. LOVE!

Thank Robin R
Independence, Missouri
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to celebrate our raises. We are a young couple that has never been to a restaurant like this. The atmosphere was excellent a d our service was second to none. We did the four course chefs choice. With them bringing separate dishes for each of us, we were able to try 8 dishes. The food... More 

Thank d_carman_03
Bloomington, Minnesota
Level Contributor
113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

A group of us were in KC to celebrate a special occasion and we visited this restaurant on our first night. Great choice but then hard for the restaurants that followed to compete with this experience. The food was amazing as was the service. The chef/owner visited with us during our visit which added to the experience. We shared a... More 

Thank Cindy W
Neosho, Missouri
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Michael Smith has quickly become our default restaurant in KC. There is a consistency in both the food and service that is rarely found at such an affordable price. Listen to the specials, they are almost always the right choice. The lone exception is the 8 hour pork roast. A good wine list, that could be improved upon. The service... More 

1 Thank OnTheSquare77
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

Whether you go to the baron the right or the restaurant on the left you can't go wrong. A hands on chef, a patio, on the streetcar line. This is a favorite destination

Thank dick2479
Olathe, Kansas
Level Contributor
60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is, of course, my own personal opinion, but I've decided I can't do squid ink. You might love it. It really had a very subtle flavor, but I felt like my teeth were turning black the same way it was turning the skatewing black. The skatewing, on the other hand, was light and perfectly seared - just a touch... More 

Thank tinnamarie
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

This was not our first trip to this highly rated restaurant in Kansas City. I have always heard wonderful things about it. About 2 months ago we went there. The food was good, not great. We decided to try again on a Italian Night, since they Timpano, which you don't always find. I have had this for years, but usually... More 

Thank chisoxhack
Thessaloniki, Greece
Level Contributor
45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

I had lunch in this restaurant with a friend who lives in Kansas City. I had the bone narrow appetiser (!) and the rib eye that was excellent. They have a nice wine list too.

Thank Apostolos T

Travelers who viewed Michael Smith also viewed

Kansas City, MO

Been to Michael Smith? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1900 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1918
  • Public Transportation: Just outside on Main.
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 816-842-2202

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Michael Smith staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?