We are headed to Kansas City for a tournament and will be staying downtown. Does anyone have a favorite restaurant? I keep hearing about the food and don’t want to end up at chains.
This one’s right in my wheelhouse, folks. I was born and raised in KC. My suggestions:
Michael Smith’s (James Beard award winner, nominated in 2009)
bluestem (best meal I’ve ever had in KC, another JB nom)
The Bristol (also in Power and Light, and OMG, the biscuits!!!)
Lidia’s Kansas City (Lidia Bastianich outpost in Union Station. So good).
Jack’s Stack (BBQ, baby. there’s one in Union Station, near you).
The Plaza is currently overrun with chains, but it’s still worth checking out. The American Restaurant in Crowne Center is also a favorite of many, but I found the dining room outdated and too formal for my taste).
I’ll let others get into the BBQ debate, if they wish (Arthur Bryants, Gates, and Oklahoma Joes are favorites). Any other suggestions?