6 of the Best Restaurants to Visit in Kansas City for Your Next Business Meeting

There’s a lot to see and do if you find yourself visiting Kansas City while on a business trip. While the midwestern city is known for its barbecue, there are plenty of other food options for the discerning palate. When your business meetings leave you famished, look to these restaurants suitable for business travelers.

1. Bluestem

Undoubtedly one of the top restaurants in Kansas City, Bluestem offers a selection of progressive American dishes with an emphasis on exquisite and interesting desserts. The restaurant is located at the heart of Kansas City, in the Midtown-Westport area. The modern decor is light and airy and allows conversation to flow, making it an ideal business meeting venue in Kansas City. Guests can order from a variety of set menus, making the choice for yourself, your colleague or your client a simple one. The restaurant is particularly flexible with its private dining options. For a smaller business meeting a private room can be booked, or for a larger group the whole restaurant can be booked out. Read their Yelp reviews here. Make a reservtion here.

2. The Oliver

The Oliver combines old and new, drawing on the history of old American taverns and using inventive ideas and techniques to bring it into the modern-day. One of its key attractions is its locally sourced ingredients and regularly changing menu. The atmosphere is slightly more relaxed than other business meeting restaurants in Kansas City, and the prices are slightly lower, but the food and the ambiance are of the very best quality. While The Oliver does not offer private dining rooms, its large round tables are perfect for the business traveler looking to entertain their clients in a more laid-back environment. Read their Yelp reviews here. Make a reservation here.

3. Piropos

Piropos is situated on the outskirts of the city, but is well worth the short drive for its views of the city that can be seen through its floor-to-ceiling windows. This restaurant is well-suited to the business person who is looking to host a business meeting in Kansas City that is unique and slightly more unusual. Piropos offers a taste of Argentina in a fine-dining style, serving food that is uncomplicated and delicious. The Argentinian decor is sure to delight clients, as is the warm atmosphere. Usefully the restaurant is available to book for larger events -- its combination of food, fun and fine-dining surely makes it one of the best meeting locations in Kansas City. Read their Yelp reviews here. Make a reservation here.

4. Novel Restaurant

As the name suggests, Novel offers many original and interesting flavor combinations on its menu. It takes classic American dishes and turns them on their head, surprising and delighting its guests. This "novel" approach to food is juxtaposed by the cozy and warm decor that results in a quiet and reserved atmosphere, which is perfect for business discussions. Located on the West Side, the restaurant is easily accessible from anywhere in Kansas City. In addition, its varied but small menu has dishes to suit every taste. The more adventurous guests might wish to try the pig's head pie! Read their Yelp reviews here. Make a reservation [here].(https://www.opentable.co.uk/r/novel-kansas-city).

5. 901 West, The Fontaine Hotel

There are two things that stand out about 901 West . First is that it is situated on the top floor of the Fontaine Hotel, such that guests can enjoy stunning views over Kansas City. Second is its unique blend of American, English, French and Mediterranean cuisines. After enjoying a fine dinner in the elegant and modern dining room, you and your guests can move to the adjacent 901 cocktail bar to enjoy their wide range of drinks and cocktails. There is the added convenience of the ability to stay in the luxury Fontaine Hotel. A visit to 901 West could well be the highlight of your business trip to Kansas City. Read their Yelp reviews here. Make reservations here.

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