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“Large group holiday dinner”
Review of Michael Smith

Michael Smith
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Ranked #104 of 1,519 Restaurants in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 19th
Transit: Just outside on Main.
Reviewed 8 April 2013

They did a very good job accommodating a large group during the holiday season. We had several set courses that were sampled ahead of time. The bar was handy next door while they were getting our tables ready. Most agreed that we liked everything except that last course (duck). We enjoyed all being together in one room, great atmosphere.

Thank careswell
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

We enjoyed a late lunch here so most of the tables had cleared out. The food was excellent; service good. Sits on a busy corner so lots to watch outside the windows. Within walking distance to both the downtown KC area and Crown Center. We will go back.

Thank brodgekc
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Reviewed 15 March 2013 via mobile

When Michael Smith opened up I avoided going as it was "the place," and frankly I'm beyond that!

So last weekend we used a purchased Groupon expecting it to be "ok but just ok."

My wife had the stripsteak and I had the pork roast, a meal I would not normally order out. The presentation was impressive and the taste, texture, sauces and temperature were outstanding.

The lobster bisque was ok but Costco ok-
If you've had their bisque.

But overall, including an excellent NZ sav blanc we will be back.

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Thank Breathdoc
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

Took advantage of Kansas City Restaurant Week to eat at Michael Smith. The decor of the restaurant is very modern and the chef is definitely on hand. We noticed him clearing tables, seating patrons, and visiting with diners. My wife and I enjoyed the pork tortellini, it was fantastic, while the main dishes (fish and pork roast) were both delicious. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and non-assuming.

We are definitely happy to have a James Beard award winner as a chef in Kansas City. We look forward to returning and enjoying another nice meal or perhaps visiting "Extra Virgin" next door.

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Thank KCL78
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

I recently ate lunch at Michael Smith. I didn't know much about the place before I went there. The restaurant was about half full on a weekday during the lunch hour, which isn't a great sign for a restaurant in the business district. Nonetheless, the clientele was movers and shakers -- several KC leaders in the house. Service was impeccable. Food was very good. It wasn't the best thing I had ever eaten, but was what I expected for a "modern American fusion" or whatever the heck we are calling trendy restaurants these days. Portion sizes were just right. Biggest disappointment -- the dinner rolls! Like sandpaper. Prices are reasonable. A good choice for a business lunch in the downtown area.

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Thank grenille
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