Michael Smith Restaurant
Celebrated spot for New American fare
American · $$$
The Zagat Review
"Not all interesting cuisine is east of the Mississippi or in California" declare fans of this Crossroads New American (sib to the adjacent Extra Virgin), a "metropolitan" standout where "daring" yet "refined" dishes are all the rage; a staff offering "spot-on" recommendations oversees the "minimalist, soothing" space ( "more business than romantic" ), and though some grumble about paying "double the price for half the food" , many prize it for "special occasions."
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hours Open Today · 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
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
location 1900 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA phone +1 816-842-2202 website www.michaelsmithkc.com directions Get Directions
Known For
Private rooms
Business dining
Celebrity chef
People watching
Special occasions
Zagat Mentions of Michael Smith Restaurant
Google Reviews
It was our first experience at Michael Smith. Nancy was very nice and flexible with our tasting menu choices. She was also excellent with wine pairings. The swordfish was my favorite dish - very succulent and flavorful. Melted in your mouth. The fried scallops were also delicious. A couple of dishes came out that were like warm, that’s why I give four stars. We would definitely go back!
Amanda Horne · February 17, 2018
Michael Smith is probably the best restaurant in KC. I would have given 4 stars based on the food alone, but I am Italian and I am very picky about restaurants saying "Italian cuisine". Knowing the effort they put into it, the ingredients that are clearly of superior quality, the staff that is super extra nice, including his wife, me and my wife loved it! Let me be clear...by 4 stars for the food I am being extra picky. Still, this is a place to try and go as often as possible, since their modern take on Italian food is really unique in the area!
Fabrizio Filippini · January 17, 2018
A cornerstone in the Kansas City culinary scene, the restaurant and chef are currently playing with an Italian theme that is delightful. The menu reflects thoughtfulness and expertise, and the staff is warm and welcoming. I would highly recommend the dinner special on Tuesday nights; it offers fantastic food at an amazing value.
Liam Reilly · January 14, 2018