Where to Eat around The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
Collected by Westin AFAR
During the Roaring 20s, Kansas City was known as the Paris of the Plains, and its dramatic urban revitalization has brought that adventurous spirit back to the Heartland. KC is an arts, food, music, and sports hub—big-city amenities with a friendly, Midwestern vibe.
101 W 22nd St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Grünauer is an authentic Viennese gasthaus, located in the historic Freight House. The impressive building matches the menu and the cocktail list, both of which are impeccably conceived. Expect familiar items like goulash, bratwurst, and schnitzel...
4141 Pennsylvania Ave, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
Converted from a trendy food truck to a new restaurant in the Westport area, Port Fonda serves up authentic Mexican food and drinks, including over a dozen mezcals, Mexican beers on tap, and some of the best cocktails in the city. Focusing on...
1644 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
The Webster House is one of Kansas City’s most unique locations. At once, it’s an artisan restaurant with a local seasonal menu, an antique shop, and a boutique specializing in European fashions. Originally a schoolhouse from the 1880s, the house...
1610 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Not only does Anton’s have one of the most extensive beer menus in Kansas City, owner Anton Kotar is committed hormone and antibiotic free meats and grass-fed beef. Steaks are aged in house, and cut to order. The menu changes frequently, but...
1900 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
One of Kansas City’s four James Beard Best Chef Midwest winners, Michael Smith operates both Michael Smith and its sister restaurant, Extra Virgin, in the same building in the Crossroads District. Michael Smith is a full menu restaurant, offering...
1663 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Talk about local: Once near closing time, Chef Nina Gann came out of the kitchen to offer the table a honeysuckle ice cream she just whipped up using flowers picked from across the street. A farm-to-table restaurant just up the 17th Street hill on...
417 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
If you want to sample several of the Crossroads Arts District’s best eateries with a group of friends, try the Taste of Kansas City Food Tour. Covering about one and a half miles in three hours, the Tour includes stops at upscale restaurants,...
Owners Enrique and Chela Gutierrez hail from Teocaltiche, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Rather than leaning toward Tex-Mex fare, their menu remains loyal to their family recipes. Try the carne asada (grilled meat), carnitas (pulled pork) tacos,...
1700 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Up a small hill in Kansas City’s Westside neighborhood, you’ll know the Blue Bird Bistro by the blue front with the yellow door on the corner of 17th and Summit. Everything is locally sourced, and the Blue Bird is one of the most vegetarian...
Coming Soon, 1919 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
In a city famous for barbecue, FüD holds its own and brings to the Kansas City foodie scene raw, organic, locally grown vegetarian and vegan dishes. Try the gazpacho-like raw "süp" for starters. The carnivore set can chomp into a vegan version of...
2801 Holmes St, Kansas City, MO 64109, USA
This little place serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch (it's open 7 a.m.–3 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m.–2 p.m. weekends), and has built a loyal following based on a fresh menu, homey atmosphere, and friendly staff. They have traditional American...
300 Delaware St, Kansas City, MO 64105, USA
Nestled into a corner building just off the historic City Market, The Farmhouse specializes in farm-to-table, mostly organic ingredients in classic American dishes—some of which come directly from the Farmer’s Market across the street. On the...
101 W 22nd St #300, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Kansas City is most famous for its barbecue: Bring up the topic, and locals will declare loyalties and dig in. If you’re downtown, the best barbecue experience is Fiorella’s Jack Stack in the Freight House District across the tracks from Union...
200 E 25th St #400, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Four different James Beard Best Chefs Midwest have helmed The American, which features an ever-changing menu of four-star meals at the upscale dining experience in Kansas City. New Executive Chef Josh Eans has put together a summer menu of seafood...
30 W Pershing Rd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Kansas City’s Union Station is most notorious for 1933 shootout between Pretty Boy Floyd (allegedly) and the FBI and KCMO police (supposedly the bullet holes still exist). Today, Union Station has been restored to its architectural glory, hosting...
900 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
2013 James Beard Best Chef Midwest winner Colby Garrelts heads Bluestem, an unassuming boutique restaurant in the Westport neighborhood south of downtown. The best way to enjoy Chef Garrelts’ wares is the five course menu, which gives you...
333 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Aka "Love Central," Cafe Gratitude is a place where food and good karma come together. Inviting guests to "enjoy being someone who loves your life, adoring yourself, accepting the world, being generous and grateful every day, and experiencing...
1819 McGee St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
Look for the Orange “E” between 18th and 19th on McGee Street for a divine chocolate experience. Christopher Elbow’s bold flavors don’t overpower the chocolate, but each different piece is a new experience. Linger on the painted artistry before...
400 E 5th St, Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
One of the most romantic restaurants in Kansas City, Mano and Barbara Rafael’s French bistro in the River Market brings Paris to the Paris of the Plains. Start with the traditional French Onion soup (sweetened with Port), but leave room for one of...
412 Delaware Street A, Kansas City, MO 64105, USA
True, Kansas City probably isn't the first American city that comes to mind in the debates over "best" and most "authentic" pizzas in the United States, but don't tell that to Erik Borger, chef and owner of Il Lazzarone, or his loyal customers......
1701 American Royal Court, Kansas City, MO 64102, USA
From Oct. 1 to 4, 2015, hungry barbecue fans will want to be in Kansas City, Mo., for the finale of the competitive barbecue circuit, the American World Series of Barbecue. Aside from the thrill of watching a good old-fashioned contest, attendees...
1900 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66046, USA
"From barn to plate" might be the unofficial motto at Hank's, where butchers and cured meat connoisseurs revive traditional techniques of preservation for a new generation of meat-eaters. Customers can walk from Hank's to a nearby bread baker's...
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