Friday, December 10, 2010

5 ½ Kansas City Restaurants to Wine and Dine Your Clients

Whether you're looking for a quaint café on the sidewalks of the Plaza, an energetic brewery near the Power and Light District, or the perfect cup of coffee in the Crossroads, Kansas City seems to have it all.

But with so many terrific breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, there is one major problem: making a decision!  That's why I have narrowed down the 5 ½ best restaurants in Kansas City to wine and dine your clients.  So, if you're looking to meet a client for lunch, take an important prospect out for coffee, or want to wine and dine a client with a classic Kansas City dinner, these restaurants are guaranteed to help any small business owner impress their future customers.

1.  La Bodega
The environment of La Bodega is as unique as its food.  From the fresco paintings on the walls to the authentic Spanish tiles, La Bodega is a restaurant like no other.  Take your client to La Bodega for exquisite tapas and blow them away with an amazing atmosphere for lunch or dinner. 

2. The Capital Grille Restaurant
To truly put your client in a state of "awe", take them to Capital Grille in Kansas City.  Although this restaurant is pricey, it also serves some of the best food that Kansas City has to offer.  Be sure to wine and dine your client at Capital Grille and try the famous Lobster Macaroni and Cheese.  It's to die for!

3. Grand St. Cafe
Tucked away just east of the Country Club Plaza is the Grand St. Cafe.  This restaurant features an innovative menu of regional, all-American favorites with its own creative and professional twist.  Your client is sure to be impressed by the Grand St. Cafe's sophisticated, stylish, and unique atmosphere with a breath-taking Plaza view. 

4. Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue
This Kansas City restaurant guide would not be complete without a Kansas City barbecue original!  I have chosen Jack Stack barbecue, one of my favorite restaurants in the city.  With many locations and a wide variety of barbecued meats and finger-licking sauces and sides, Jack Stack is sure to "wow" any client who is looking to try out some real (and famous!) Kansas City barbecue.

5. Lidia's Restaurant 
Lidia's Restaurant, located on 22nd Steet, features both a brunch menu as well as a lunch and dinner selection with first, second and third course options.  Lidia's Restaurant has a refreshing and beautiful atmosphere and has become famous for its selection of freshly made breads and bakery items.

5 ½. Classic Cup
The Classic Cup, located on the Country Club Plaza takes our number 5 ½ spot on this list.  Why 5 ½?  Because we recommend The Classic Cup for wining and dining your clients for breakfast (or should we say "coffeeing and brunching"?).  This European style bistro is famous for its outdoor dining, contemporary cuisine, and homemade desserts.  If that's not enough to get your client's mouth watering, I don't know what is! 

Did we leave your favorite KC restaurant off of the list?  If so...

Please comment below and let us know where you like to take your clients for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Written by Allison Way.  Allison is a writer and videographer for Think Big Partners and bizperc, two of Kansas City's newest entrepreneurial resources.  To read more of Allison's work, check out the Kansas City Entrepreneurship Examiner. 

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