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Outdoor Dining Guide: Kansas City 2020

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By Sophie Brochu
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Affäre

Crossroads

This is your destination for seasonal German fare and eclectic wine to pair with it. Book a courtyard reservation to enjoy dishes like charcuterie, schnitzel, pretzel bread, and apple strudel.

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The Antler Room

Downtown

“We wanted people to remember what they ate when they left the restaurant,” says chef Nicholas Goellner on the opening of The Antler Room, which he runs alongside his wife, Leslie. The menu is Midwestern meets East Asian with Mediterranean flavors. Enjoy it on the patio.

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Ça Va

Old Westport

This approachable and ultra-charming bar is known for its French flair and Midwestern heart. Reserve a table on this garden patio for a delightful French dinner or a classic French brunch of quiche, crêpes, and pastries.

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Cafe Trio

Midtown - Westport

Great local food, art, and live music. This is the ultimate trio. You can expect all three at this local gem. There’s a little bit of glamour, a friendly staff, and a large outdoor terrace that’s excellent for people watching.

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The Campground

Downtown

Join The Campground for patio bites and beverages. The menu features build-your-own cheese and charcuterie boards, epic smashburgers, aperitivo cocktails, funky beers, and natural wines.

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Club 27 Restaurant

Overland Park

The award-winning, open-air restaurant at the Overland Park Golf Club features American-style cuisine with a modern twist. The patio lends itself to spectacular views of the sunrise in the morning and shady, comfortable seating by noon.

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Extra Virgin

Crossroads

You’re going to want to sip sangria on this patio. At Extra Virgin, chef Michael Smith specializes in Spanish-style pintxos, cured meats, and handmade pasta. Fill the table with a delicious spread.

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Golden Ox

Downtown

Kansas City’s iconic steakhouse is back with hardwood grilled steaks and traditional sides. And the courtyard patio is in full swing with limited seating. Go for the premium steaks, classic sauces, and oysters on the half-shell.

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The Homesteader Cafe

Downtown

The Homesteader Café offers a gathering place with true farm-to-table dining and chalkboard specials. It’s run by a husband and wife team that treats the restaurant as an extension of their home. Join them on the sidewalk patio.

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Julep Cocktail Club

Old Westport

Join Julep Cocktail Club for great drinks and bites on their charming street cafe patio. Here, you can enjoy impeccable cocktails, an impressive whiskey selection, and delicious daily specials.

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Michael Forbes Grille

Morningside

This ultra-comforting, family-friendly bar and grille has been serving globally-inspired American cuisine since 1985. The sidewalk patio is open for lunch and dinner.

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Percheron Rooftop Bar

Crossroads

This lively rooftop beer garden has outrageous city-sweeping views. Take it all in while sipping on a creative cocktail or craft beer. The team is also slinging some pizze, antipasti, and dolce from the hearth.

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The Restaurant at 1900

Mission Woods

Award-winning chef Linda Duerr’s modern American cuisine combines influences of her native New England with the flavors and techniques of Italy and France. Book a table on the stunning patio.

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The Rieger

Crossroads

Downhome cooking intersects with rustic hospitality on Main Street. With the motto, “beautiful food for the people” this restaurant pays homage to Kansas City’s rich history. Kick back on the patio with classic dishes and hand-crafted cocktails.

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Rye

Multiple Locations

Rye is a celebration of midwestern recipes, traditions, and culture. There are two locations (Plaza and Leawood), both of which offer sidewalk dining on a first-come, first-serve basis. Save room for a slice of pie from the bakery.

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Sabor Latino

Lee's Summit

This menu is influenced by the flavors of Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Costa Rica. There are just a couple of tables outside. Make a reservation and request the patio upon arrival.

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Summit Grill

Waldo

This neighborhood restaurant has a casual vibe and a chef-driven menu. They serve brunch, lunch, happy hour, and dinner. Dine alfresco under the massive tent.

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Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen

Crossroads

It’s either a wine-obsessed restaurant or food-obsessed wine bar. The contemporary American cuisine is locally sourced, seasonally inspired, and meticulously prepared, while the wine list is vast and inclusive. We’re talking Hungarian whites, Greek reds, Georgian ambers, and more.

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Third Street Social

Lee's Summit

Make yourself at home at the comforting Third Street Social. Here, you’ll find a three-season patio, where you can enjoy a chef-crafted Midwestern heritage menu.

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Voltaire

Downtown

Join Voltaire on their front patio for European-style fare and excellent wines. You can also book a picnic in the park to experience a meal in the picnic area just behind the restaurant.

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Westport Cafe

Old Westport

This quaint, French-owned Parisian-style bistro offers modern French cuisine, craft specialty cocktails, as well as a diversified wine list. Enjoy steak frites and escargots on the patio.

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