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Michael Smith

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1900 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108-1918 (19th)
+1 816-842-2202
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Kansas City
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Lawrence, KS
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82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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260 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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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
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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
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16 reviews
10 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 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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
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19 reviews
12 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Romantic, Business meetings, 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

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