Quality Inn & Suites Kansas City I-435N Near Sports Complex
1051 N. Cambridge
Kansas City, MO 64120
Phone: (816) 483-7900
Fax: (816) 483-8887
Located at the Ameristar Casino Hotel, Great Plains Cattle Company offers you a cozy atmosphere in which to enjoy delicious American fare. The decor fuses characteristically Midwestern barn timber and rustic chandeliers with cozy seating and classic paintings to create an aura of understated elegance. Apart from the variety of steaks, the restaurant has some seafood delicacies for you to relish. On the wine list, you will be sure to find something to complement your meal.
Kansas City is famous for its barbecue, and this restaurant is one of the reasons why. Arthur Bryant's has been serving up slabs of slow cooked pork and beef since the 1930's. The small building is nothing fancy and resides in a somewhat disreputable part of town, but diners do not necessarily come for the ambiance. Nevertheless, Mr. Bryant has a couple of other locations around town. Casual dining is an understatement here, where guests line up, sometimes waiting up to 30 minutes just to order at the counter. Be sure to order a plate of greasy, delicious fries, and be prepared for huge portions.
This Italian restaurant features a full bar and lounge, as well as outdoor seating. Dim lighting, soft music and elegant décor inside make this a great place to dine for romantic occasions. In fact, booths contain plaques that include the names of couples who became engaged while dining at this restaurant. Menu items include Veal Parmigiana, seafood fettuccini and lobster tails. Waiters dressed in black and white give a touch of class to an already sophisticated dining establishment.
In the River Market area, this is an upscale restaurant which doubles as a happening concert venue. Opened in the year 2002, the restaurant quickly caught up on the nightlife in Kansas City, with the ever active dance floor which hosts hip hop, jazz, reggae. Food and drinks to accompany an eventful evening is a wonderful combination for chilling out. Occasionally it holds events like the 'Monthly Wine and Dinner' which are usually monthly events.
Using fresh, seasonal produce, The Farmhouse serves you American cuisine that makes your mouth water. Your meal at this restaurant starts with items like butternut squash bisque, assorted local cheeses and sweet potato croquettes, after which you can move on to various sandwiches and entrées like vegan moussaka, smoked pumpkin risotto and soft carrot polenta. Happy Hour is between 3p and 6p, Wednesday to Saturday, and is the perfect time to enjoy various wines and beers on tap.
Also known as 'Lil' Jakes Eat it and Beat it', this tiny restaurant follows just that principle. It gets so packed that once you've feasted on some barbeque, you got to leave as it seats only around 18 at a time! Known for their delicious sandwiches, you have got to try the favorite thick-sliced, Hickory-Smoked Brisket Sandwich. If the spicy Texas style sauces get too hot for you, balance it out later with a thick, gooey homemade brownie. Yum!
Vinino Wine Bar & Bistro has a warm ambiance with art on the walls and often with musicians playing in the background. The dishes are mainly Italian and Mediterranean, and your waiter can suggest the perfect wine or cocktail to complement your meal. There is also a nice dessert menu.
Established in 1954 by the Cascone family, who still own and operate what are now three locations, this restaurant offers a full dinner menu and a cocktail lounge. Etched glass windows at this location create a cozy atmosphere and give diners privacy. The service is excellent. The restaurant offers a full array of appetizing pasta dishes. Although a popular place for intimate gatherings and business luncheons, it is also a place where families feel at home.
For all the entertainment that you needed after a boring day at work, the Crossroads KC at the Grinders provides it all. Friends get together at this intimate setting to enjoy a diverse range of music from reggae to rock, and blues to hip hop. And as the zesty live music sets the ball rolling, the very famous Grinders pizza and chilled beer are an added spice to the delightful experience. A music lovers haven, this hip place definitely turns out to the best entertainer in downtown.
Started by a prominent Kansas City sculptor to help revive the Crossroads Art District, Grinders is now the premier spot for great food, art, music, and fun. Interesting daily specials include a Hungarian food night, half off Death wings, and cheap mimosas. Live music by big name bands can be seen in the field behind the bar, which doubles as a sculpture garden. All shows are kid friendly. More sculptures, paintings, and prints are inside to view or to buy. Other events occur year round, such as beer tastings and BBQ competitions. Catering is also available.
Fine cigars pack the humidor directly inside The Cigar Box, a bar and restaurant specializing in authentic Italian food. The chicken alfredo is delicious, and they have a great happy hour Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm. The clientele is a mixture of businessmen, women in evening gowns, and mid-twenty-year-olds in jeans and t-shirts. A Wayne Newton-ish deejay hosts karaoke Wednesday through Saturday. Classier than a bar next to a strip club should be, there is still a touch of good-natured seediness to this place, so parents might not want to bring their kids along. -Robin Sontheimer
John's offers three floors of fun in downtown Kansas City. The first floor is geared to the sports minded, with multiple televisions and a big wooden bar. The second floor is more action oriented, with pool tables, dartboards and video games to keep drinkers busy. The third floor is actually a roof top deck that hosts live bands from March through October. The music, ranging from rock to jazz to blues, features local and regional favorites. The menu is filled with the usual bar fare at reasonable prices.