One of America’s Top 100 Restaurants Is in the Kansas City Area
One of America's top 100 restaurants according to the diners of Open Table is in the Kansas City area. Just be sure to bring your wallet and a love of French cuisine if you want to dine.
Café Provence in Prarie Village, Kansas has been named one of America's Top 100 Restaurants for 2021 according to Open Table. It's not the first time the restaurant has been named one of America's best either. They've won this award seven other times. Along with making Open Table's list of the top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America in 2018, 2019, and 2020. And Open Table's list of The Best 100 Restaurants in America for Foodies.
According to their website, Café Provence doesn't consider their place a "fancy" restaurant. While they acknowledge white tablecloths, they say they, "Create distinct, delicious, comforting food that combines the fantastic culinary resources of the Midwest with classic French tradition. Just as important, our award-winning service staff always strives to provide you with a remarkable, unpretentious dining experience whatever the occasion."
Bring your wallet too. Their locally sourced food isn't cheap. Items on the lunch menu range from around $10 dollars for an appetizer, to around $20 for an entree. Dinner entrees range from $20 for a petite plate to around $30. Soups, salads, and sides are extra.
Every Tuesday the restaurant offers a seasonally inspired four-course meal for $48 dollars per person.
Café Provence is located at 3936 West 69th Terrace in Prarie Village, Kansas in the Shops of Prarie Village. The restaurant's lunch service is Monday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM CST. Dinner is served Monday - Thursday 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST and Friday and Saturday until 10:00 PM CST. The restaurant is closed Sunday. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Open Table analyzed more than 10.5 million reviews from restaurants across America to determine their list.
If you're looking for a more casual, and inexpensive option you can try their French Market. It's located right around the corner from the restaurant and they offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as grab and go options.