Here are a few of my favorite date nights in Kansas City, Missouri:
A little hidden gem in Kansas City is known as Pot Pie, (www.kcpotpie.com). This restaurant has amazing character, is subtly intimate and offers delectable dishes. The menu is written on a chalkboard in the back of the restaurant. In addition to their signature pot pies, the restaurant offers meat and fish specials and a nicely priced wine list. Finish the night at Boozefish wine bar (www.boozefish.com). Only a few blocks away from Pot Pie, Boozefish has a great atmosphere for conversation and cuddling up with your special someone!
A Date of Culinary Delights
If you are feeling a little adventurous, start the night at Manifesto, a self-styled speakeasy in the Crossroads Arts District. The underground lounge features cocktails such as “The Tempest” and “Rose Rouge,” sure to set the mood. Within walking distance is Chef Michael Smith’s Extra Virgin, (www.extravirginkc.com). The extensive menu of innovative, yet simple Mediterranean tapas taste fabulous and are a great conversation piece. If available, sit outside on the beautiful patio and sip champagne or one of their signature cocktails.
A Jazzy Date
A trip to Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza can make for the start to a special evening. Stroll through the plaza and admire the beautiful scenery and shops.
Have dinner at Café Trio’s, (www.cafetriokc.com) new location just off the Plaza. After dinner, make your way to Jardine’s, (www.jardines4jazz.com) for live Jazz and a spectacular wine list. Jardine’s has performances every Friday and Saturday night.
A Day at the City Market
A less traditional but still exceptional date would be a day at the City Market, (www.thecitymarket.org). The City Market is open from 6:00am-3:00pm on Saturday and from 8:00am-3:00pm on Sunday. We suggest starting the morning with one of Lollicups’s (www.lollicup.com) 170 unique drinks including flavored teas, coffee and blended beverages. Take a stroll through the market and enjoy the wonderful aromas of fresh vegetables, fruits and spices. On most weekends there are a variety of festivals and activities to choose from. Walk through the cute boutique shops and enjoy the live entertainment sprinkled throughout.
An Extravagant Date
The husband and wife team of Megan and Colby Garrelts, regularly cook up a culinary masterpiece at Bluestem (www.bluestemkc.com). Click the link to see the beautiful pictures of the menu items – the thumbnail on the left is just a teaser!
We suggest the cocktail lounge as the perfect romantic ending to your evening.
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