All-time high 191 restaurants to participate in 9th annual Kansas City Restaurant Week, Jan. 12-21

Kansas City’s premier 10-day dining event will support local charity Kansas City Community Gardens and look to increase the $1.75 million it has raised for local charities since its inception

KANSAS CITY, MO. – Kansas City Restaurant Week (KCRW) presented by Sysco Kansas City kicks off Friday, Jan. 12, with a record 191 participating restaurants across the metro area. The 2018 event, concluding with dinner service on Sunday, Jan. 21, marks its ninth consecutive year in Kansas City.

KCRW 2017 participants will offer lunch and dinner menus under two price tiers - $15 and $33. The two prices are interchangeable, allowing each participating restaurant to customize a lunch and/or dinner menu that best represents its dining experience. To browse menus or make reservations, visit KCRestaurantWeek.com, or download the free KCRW app for iPhone and Android. Both platforms continually update with new participating restaurants and available menus. Additionally, both the KCRW website and app feature a search option for special dietary restrictions such as gluten free, nut-free, vegan and vegetarian.

Continuing its commitment to the Kansas City community, 10 percent of proceeds from all KCRW meals between Jan. 12-21 will benefit three, local charitable beneficiaries. Over the course of its first eight years, KCRW has raised more than $1.75 million for local charities.

2018 Kansas City Restaurant Week Beneficiaries

Kansas City Community Garden (www.kccg.org) – The mission of Kansas City Community Gardens is to assist low-income households and community groups in the Kansas City metropolitan area to produce vegetables and fruit from garden plots located in backyards, vacant lots, and at community sites. KCCG supports Kansas City’s gardeners as they work to transform the food system, along with their nutritional habits, in backyard and community garden spaces throughout the metropolitan area.

Kansas City Regional Destination Development Foundation – Administered by Visit KC, the foundation focuses primarily on the identification, development and advocacy of tourism products in Kansas City and its surrounding communities. The KCRDDF oversees the Heartland Tourism Ambassador training program and provides career development opportunities in tourism, with specific interest in at-risk populations, including youth, minorities and seniors. 

Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association Educational Foundation – Administered by the GKCRA, the foundation seeks to promote the restaurant industry in the greater Kansas City area by offering scholarships to students pursuing a career in the hospitality industry. 

Participating restaurants and sponsors, pages 2-8

2018 Kansas City Restaurant Week participating restaurants:

  1. 1889 Pizza Napoletana
  2. 37 Steak (Harrah’s Casino)
  3. 801 Chophouse
  4. 801 Chophouse
  5. Affäre
  6. The Ainsworth
  7. Aixois Bistro
  8. American Slang Modern Brasserie (The Intercontinental)
  9. ASA Sushi & Hibachi Lounge
  10. Avenues Bistro
  11. Bar Central (Kansas City Marriott Downtown)
  12. Barley’s Kitchen & Tap
  13. Barley’s Kitchen & Tap
  14. Beer Kitchen
  15. Blind Box BBQ
  16. Blue Bird Bistro
  17. Blue Moose Bar & Grill
  18. Blue Moose Bar & Grill
  19. Blue Moose Bar & Grill
  20. Blue Sushi Sake Grill
  21. Blvd Tavern
  22. Bo Lings
  23. Bonefish Grill (KCMO)
  24. Bonefish Grill (Leawood)
  25. Bōru Ramen Bar
  26. Brewbakers Bar & Grill
  27. Brewery Emperial
  28. BRGR Kitchen + Bar (KCMO)
  29. BRGR Kitchen + Bar (Prairie Village)
  30. BRGR Kitchen + Bar (Leawood)
  31. Brio Tuscan Grille
  32. Bristol Seafood Grill (KCMO)
  33. Bristol Seafood Grill (Leawood)
  34. Brown & Loe
  35. C. Frogs BBQ | Steak | Whiskey
  36. Café Sebastienne at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
  37. Café Trio
  38. Café Verona
  39. The Capital Grille
  40. Char Bar
  41. Charleston’s
  42. Chaz on the Plaza (The Raphael Hotel)
  43. Chicken N Pickle
  44. Classic Cup Café
  45. Cleaver & Cork
  46. Coach’s Bar & Grill
  47. Coco Bolos
  48. Conrad’s Restaurant & Alehouse
  49. Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
  50. Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room
  51. Cupini’s Italian Deli
  52. The Dining Experience at the Kauffman Center
  53. District. Pour House + Kitchen
  54. Drunken Fish
  55. The Dubliner Irish Pub and Restaurant
  56. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
  57. Em Chamas Brazilian Grill
  58. Extra Virgin
  59. Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue (Country Club Plaza)
  60. Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue (Freight House)
  61. Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue (Lee's Summit)
  62. Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue (Martin City)
  63. Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue (Overland Park)
  64. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
  65. Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
  66. Garozzo’s Ristorante (KCMO)
  67. Garozzo’s Ristorante (Overland Park)
  68. The Gaslight Grill
  69. Gordon Biersch
  70. Gram & Dun
  71. Grand Street Café (KCMO)
  72. Grand Street Café (Lenexa)
  73. Great Plains Cattle Co. (Ameristar Casino)
  74. Grunaüer
  75. Harvey’s at Union Station
  76. Hereford House (Independence)
  77. Hereford House (Leawood)
  78. Hereford House (Shawnee)
  79. Hereford House (KCMO)
  80. Hogshead
  81. The Homesteader Café
  82. Houlihan’s (Fairway)
  83. Houlihan’s (KCMO)
  84. Houlihan’s (Leawood)
  85. Houlihan’s (Lee's Summit)
  86. Houlihan’s (Olathe)
  87. Houlihan’s (Overland Park)
  88. Ignite Wood Fire Grill
  89. J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood
  90. The Jacobson
  91. Jax Fish House
  92. Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen (KCK)
  93. Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen (KCMO)
  94. Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen (Independence)
  95. Jess & Jim’s Steakhouse
  96. JJ’s Restaurant
  97. The Journey Wood-Fired Steaks (Argosy Casino)
  98. Krokstrom Klubb & Market
  99. La Bodega (KCMO)
  100. La Bodega (Leawood)
  101. Le Fou Frog
  102. Lidia’s
  103. Longhorn Steakhouse (Belton)
  104. Longhorn Steakhouse (Independence)
  105. Longhorn Steakhouse (Leawood)
  106. Longhorn Steakhouse (Lee's Summit)
  107. Longhorn Steakhouse (KCK)
  108. Longhorn Steakhouse (KCMO)
  109. Longhorn Steakhouse (Olathe) 
  110. Louie’s Wine Dive (KCMO)
  111. Louie’s Wine Dive (Overland Park)
  112. The Lucky Taco (Argosy Casino)
  113. Maggiano’s Little Italy
  114. The Majestic Restaurant
  115. Manny’s Mexican Restaurant
  116. Maru Sushi & Grill
  117. McCormick and Schmick's
  118. McCoy's Public House & Brewery
  119. The Melting Pot
  120. Mesob Restaurant
  121. MetropolitanKC (Kansas City Marriott Downtown)
  122. Michael Forbes Bar & Grille
  123. Michael Smith Restaurant
  124. Murray’s Tables & Taps
  125. Nick and Jake’s (KCMO)
  126. Nick and Jake’s (Overland Park)
  127. Nick and Jake’s (Parkville)
  128. North Italia
  129. Novel
  130. O’Dowd’s Gastrobar
  131. O’Neill’s Restaurant & Bar
  132. The Oliver
  133. Ollie’s Local
  134. op1906 Bar & Grille (Sheraton Overland Park)
  135. Ophelia’s
  136. Osteria Il Centro
  137. Parker at The Fontaine
  138. Parkway Social Kitchen
  139. Pierpont’s at Union Station
  140. Pig and Finch
  141. Pinstripes
  142. Piropos
  143. Plaza III Steakhouse
  144. Port Fonda
  145. Porto Do Sul
  146. Pressed Penny Tavern
  147. Providence New American Kitchen (Hilton President)
  148. Q39 (KCMO)
  149. Q39 (Overland Park)
  150. RC’s Restaurant & Lounge
  151. Red Door Woodfired Grill (KCMO)
  152. Red Door Woodfired Grill (Leawood)
  153. Red Door Woodfired Grill (Overland Park)
  154. Red Rock Canyon Grill
  155. Reserve Restaurant & Lounge (Ambassador Hotel)
  156. Room 39 (KCMO)
  157. Room 39 (Leawood)
  158. Saints Pub + Patio (Independence)
  159. Saints Pub + Patio (Lenexa)
  160. Seasons 52 Fresh Grill & Wine Bar
  161. Stock Hill
  162. Story
  163. Stroud’s (Fairway)
  164. Stroud’s (KCMO)
  165. Stroud’s (Overland Park)
  166. Sullivan’s Steakhouse
  167. Summit Grill and Bar (KCMO)
  168. Summit Grill and Bar (Lee's Summit)
  169. Summit Hickory Pit BBQ
  170. Taco Republic
  171. Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen
  172. Tavern at Mission Farms
  173. Tavern in the Village
  174. Tavernonna (Hotel Phillips)
  175. Ted’s Café Escondido (KCMO)
  176. Ted’s Café Escondido (Lee's Summit)
  177. Ted’s Café Escondido (Overland Park)
  178. Third Street Social
  179. Trezo Mare
  180. Urban Table
  181. V’s Italiano Ristorante
  182. Waldo Pizza (KCMO)
  183. Waldo Pizza (Lee's Summit)
  184. Webster House Restaurant
  185. The Well Bar, Grill & Rooftop
  186. Westport Café & Bar
  187. Westport Flea Market
  188. Winning Streaks (Harrah’s Casino)
  189. Yard House
  190. YaYa’s Euro Bistro
  191. Zocalo

Founding Partners:

  • Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association
  • Visit KC

Presenting Sponsor:

  • Sysco Kansas City

Platinum Sponsors:

  • Constellation Brands – Meiomi Coastal California Wines, Kim Crawford and Robert Mondavi Private Selection
  • Kansas City Star / Ink Magazine

Gold Sponsors:

  • Country Club Plaza
  • Joyal Marketing
  • Kansas City Power & Light District
  • KC Streetcar
  • Mize Restaurant Group
  • The Monarch Room

Silver Sponsors:

  • 435 Magazine
  • Excel Linen
  • FEAST
  • Hot 103 Jamz
  • The Independent
  • KMBC 9

Silver Sponsors continued:

  • Open Table
  • Outfront Media
  • The Pitch
  • Smithfield
  • Steel City Media – 94.1 KFKF, KC102.1, Mix 93.3, Q104

Friends of KCRW:

  • Anna Petrow Photography
  • KCUR 89.3
  • Yelp

About Kansas City Restaurant Week
Kansas City Restaurant Week (KCRW) is KC’s premier dining event founded by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and Visit KC in an effort to support the regional restaurant community. 2018 marks the ninth year for the 10-day dining event, spotlighting KC as one of the country's premier dining and vacationing destinations. Each year, KCRW partners with local charities to raise funds for deserving causes. In 2017 alone, 182 participating restaurants boosted the event’s eight-year charitable total to more than $1.75 million. For more information, visit KCRestaurantWeek.com, become a fan on Facebook at Facebook.com/KansasCityRestaurantWeek, follow on Twitter at @RestaurantWeek or Instagram at @KCRestaurantWeek.
 

About Kansas City Community Gardens

Kansas City Community Gardens (KCCG) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that has been working with low-income families and community groups to grow their own food for over 35 years. Having established over 600 Community Partner Gardens, Schoolyard Gardens, Giving Grove Orchards, and Youth Gardens, KCCG is increasing access to fresh and nutritious foods for Kansas City residents living in food deserts and on limited incomes. Each year over 25,000 households work with KCCG to harvest more than a half a million pounds of fruits and vegetables, empowering them to take control of their own food system, their communities, and their health.

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