12 Food And Drink Date Spots in Kansas City
1/ Green Lady Lounge
1809 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108
Kansas City’s rich history of talented jazz artists and musicians continues to thrive at Green Lady Lounge. The venue showcases some of the best live jazz performances in the city every night of the week with no cover. The full-service bar does offer a few appetizers—but for the real experience just grab a few drinks, relax with your date and let the live jazz show provide the perfect date-night ambiance.
2/ The Westside Local
1663 Summit St., Kansas City, MO 64108
If you’re looking for a date experience that celebrates Kansas City’s roots, this restaurant is the ultimate destination. Staying true to its name, The Westside Local not only offers delicious food and drinks, but all of its produce and ingredients come from local farms, businesses and breweries. Their impressively diverse cuisine is complemented by equally enticing drinks and a delightful beer garden.
1617 Genessee St., Kansas City, MO 64102
This cozy, brick-walled restaurant features entrees and appetizers that are as delicious as they are beautifully presented. Guests are welcome for brunch, dinner, happy hour or late-night drinks. And with a bar that offers more than 75 different kinds of whiskey, a dozen beers on tap, plus a wide selection of bottled beers, spending date night at the bar sounds well worth it.
4/ Tapcade Bar
1701 McGee St., Kansas City, MO 64108
For a more laid-back date night check out Tapcade Bar’s assortment of classic arcade games, consoles and vintage board games. The venue offers $5 unlimited plays for guests, daily specials on food and drinks, a full restaurant with traditional pub food and a variety of craft beers—more than 80 between their drafts and bottles.
5/ Ça Va Champagne Bar
4149 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO 64111
For a date spot with a less-traditional drink menu, Ça Va Champagne Bar offers a fun variety of seasonal and classic cocktails, plus red and white wine from literally all over the world. In addition to the food, dessert and Sunday Brunch menu, the highlight of the venue is, of course, their amazing champagne selection. Guests can order bubbly by the glass from Germany, Italy, France and South Africa, or by the bottle, with more than 30 different options to choose from.
6/ Webster House
1644 Wyandotte St., Kansas City, MO 64108
Located in a restored Romanesque-style school building and overflowing with old-fashioned charm, Webster House gives guests a unique dining and shopping experience. The locale sells everything from clothing and jewelry to 18th- and 19th-century antiques. They also serve lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch, plus a lengthy wine menu. This restaurant also features fresh ingredients from local Kansas City producers and a monthly organic farmers’ market the last Thursday of every month.
7/ Amigoni Urban Winery
1505 Genessee St., Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64102
This fascinating local winery features quality wines made from Missouri-grown grapes harvested annually, which are then processed, aged and bottled in the West Bottoms neighborhood of Kansas City. Their $6 daily wine tastings offer a fun, classy, laid-back pre-dinner date spot with no reservation needed. There’s a new wine selection every week, plus a variety of local beers on tap and several appetizers featuring local cheeses, breads and spreads.
8/ Le Fou Frog
400 E. 5th St., Kansas City, MO 64106
This distinctive restaurant features a traditional Bistro menu with considerable quirk. The authentic French-style fare offers plenty of romance and excellent food and drinks that you and your date are sure to enjoy. In addition to a top-notch happy hour selection, Le Fou Frog boasts a considerable wine menu, sure to please every wine-lover’s taste.
9/ Blue Stem
900 Westport Road, Kansas City, MO 64111
This award-winning, nationally recognized restaurant is the crème de la crème of elegance in food presentation. And while the food is stunning, their drink list should not be overlooked. With more than 100 different wines to choose from, plus a selection of beer, scotch, seasonal cocktails and more, their happy hour could be the ideal date destination to experience world-class luxury on a budget.
10/ Julep Cocktail Club
4141 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 104, Kansas City, MO 64111
Treat your date to an exceptional variety of distinctive cocktails and dishes at the Julep Cocktail Club. Known for their extensive collection of whiskey and memorable hospitality, this restaurant also offers a selection of beer and wine in addition to daily drink specials, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert.
11/ Osteria IL Centro
5101 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64112
Named “Most Romantic Restaurant in Kansas City” by Feast Magazine and given the “Best of Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator Magazine, this Italian restaurant is sure to provide you and your date with a fabulous, intimate evening. Osteria IL Centro also offers high-quality vodkas, bourbons and specialty drinks served by skilled bartenders.
12/ T. Loft
200 W. 47th St., Kansas City, MO 64112
If you’re interested in treating your date to a different kind of “drink”—maybe something health-conscious, sans alcohol—T. Loft offers tea, smoothies, pressed juices, protein shakes and a full menu of healthy and delicious foods made with fresh, all-natural ingredients.
Featured image courtesy of Osteria IL Centro.