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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

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)
+1 816-842-2202
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 148: English reviews
Leawood, Kansas
Level Contributor
123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here several times over the years and always enjoyed, but this trip was by far the best. Perhaps it helped to have gone in the company of two people who eat at Michael Smith VERY OFTEN and are treated as honored guests! In any event, it rubbed off on us. Great warm service, a comped appetizer when... More 

Thank mrb394ever
Victor, New York
Level Contributor
105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter took me to Michael Smiths for my birthday. There was 5 of us for dinner and once again Michael didn't disappoint! It happened to be restaurant week so we stuck with their offerings of the week. They were a good indication of what he does normally. We also ordered a bottle of wine, also restaurant week pricing, but... More 

Thank Kathleen56_11
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
87 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been here a few years ago and had a wonderful meal. Last week we went and were extremely dissappointed. I had a marinara chicken that was extremely burnt, my husband had a bolanaise pasta dish that had no flavor. Our waitress took my meal off of the bill. However, I did not expect such poor quality food from... More 

Thank Robinkh
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2017

I've taken my wife for our anniversary and would definitely recommend. We choose a 7 course dinner and where very pleased with each course. The wine pairings where perfect. This is fine dining so expect to pay for the quality.

Thank ajones2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
Level Contributor
162 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

My husband and I have been here about 3-4 times and each time was excellent. Michael Smith won the James Beard award in 1999 and has an extensive menu that varies with the season. My husband always gets the pork roast and I alternate between that and the scallops (both able to be made gluten free). We also discovered our... More 

Thank Julie L
Kansas City
Level Contributor
69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

I am not sure what has happened to this place over the last three or four years. We first ate at Michael Smith about eight years ago and we loved it. We were last here about four or five years ago and it was still very good. On a whim last Saturday we decided to celebrate Valentine's Day early. I... More 

Thank dmkansas
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
207 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited with a group of friends for a Xmas party. The restaurant is very nice and relaxed. The staff very knowledgable and provided great service. The food was excellent. All dishes delicious. Special mention of the scallops and octopus. Our group all come from London and this was on a par with great restaurants we eat in there. What was... More 

Thank MrsBWooster
Lawrence, KS
Level Contributor
85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2016

My wife and I visited this restaurant recently with a group of friends. The menu is fairly limited and the prices are relatively high. That said, the food itself was uniformly outstanding, as was the service. Would definitely return here again, and would highly recommend this restaurant, for special occasions.

Thank plainsrunner
Level Contributor
140 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Last night was not your ordinary wine dinner. It was also Michael's birthday - happy birthday Michael! As is typical of the Wine Dinners, the five course menu and wine pairings were outstanding. It is impossible to explain each course other than to say they were second to none, and I mean on an International scale. Michael and his team... More 

1 Thank Bankerwon
Bentonville, Arkansas
Level Contributor
280 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016 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

Travelers who viewed Michael Smith also viewed


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
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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: +1 816-842-2202

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Michael Smith and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
4 months ago

See all questions (1)

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?