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Michael Smith

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1900 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108 (19th)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Independence, Missouri
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

Beautiful restaurant in reconverted building in up and coming neighborhood. Staff was very friendly and there is a wide variety of selections on the menu. Food was excellent. My rabbit gnocchi was top-notch, flavorful and not too rich. Nice clam chowder as well. Extensive, extensive wine list. High end but not stuffy. Will return most definitely.

Thank MitchytheKid
Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The prices would indicate "fine dining" however the Food was very average to poor and expensive, $32.00 for a 4inch square of fish is ridiculous!! Very skimpy portions and not well presented!

Thank GiovanniKC
Shawnee, Kansas
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Chef Micheal Smith has a way of expressing his love of food into an excellence culinary experience. The menu is always fresh and locally seasonal. Their wine selection is paring genius. Ambiance is spectacularly simple yet warm. My favorite is when they host a local gardener in with their product.... and Michael creates several dishes with that item. Amazing!

Thank Robin R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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
  • Public Transportation: Just outside on Main.
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: 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?