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About CHARISSE Restaurant
This downtown setting is a chic urban space that is perfect for a lively happy hour, early dinner before seeing a show at the many nearby theaters, a special occasion or just a fun and casual dinner with friends.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Contemporary French / American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
CHARISSE is available for catering smaller events, usually 75 or less. Box lunches are also available for business meetings and events. Please call for more information.
CHARISSE has free covered parking in the garage located at 10th and Main. There is also street parking on Walnut.
There is a bus stop across from the parking garage at 9th and Main.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
CHARISSE Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We were the only guests there for an early dinner, when another couple arrived they were seated right next to us. It was very odd. They actually asked to move but were told no. The first few courses were good, but the main course was not great. My steak was cold. Not just lukewarm, but cold enough that the butter did not melt on top.
With all the other great places in KC we will not be going back to Charisse. But try it for yourself- maybe it was an off day. The food was not bad, there are just much better places around.
I was really looking forward to having some incredible food, however it was very disappointing to order chicken & kale soup that was mostly onions & cubed chicken. Not a lot of flavor. Even more disappointing was the quinoa & veggie salad. Almost no seasoning, would have loved some garlic or lemon to enhance the flavor of of the veggies & quinoa. And at $15 for a salad with no protein, i really would have expected more.
Food is always excellent! Service is wonderful with our only complaint being that when we mention we have a show to go to after dinner, they don't really seem to factor that into our evening. During our last 2 visits, we've had to take our dessert to go one time and the other time, pretty much eat our dessert as we were paying and walking away. If they could just do a better job of timing the meal when there is a time constraint, they would be one of the best restaurants that Kansas City has to offer!
I think the food is well prepared and the staff courteous and informed. However, the last two times we went it seemed there could have been another wait person or bar tender. In other words service could have ben speedier, although our waiter did his best to get our food to us when we told him our time crunch.
Great location for going to the Sprint Center. Quiet, lovely ambience. Great Pinot and Cab. The steak was done exactly as I'd requested. The scallops and risotto were perfectly prepared. We began the meal with the crab cakes—tasty and enough to share. It was busy, but still felt intimate. Unfortunately it was understaffed. We waited 20 minutes to order coffee and dessert. Finally decided to skip because we wanted to be on time for the concert .
Charisse continues to be a great find for lunch or dinner. Downtown. The food is superb!
Best French fries. Wonderful salads and delicious entres. All with good service and good location downtown. Easy parking on street or in garage. We went before a concert and were out in plenty of time.
They also have a great private dining room.
Our expensive "filet mignons" were not filets, but rather some other type of beef steak that had been cut to kinda sorta look like filet mignons. They tasted good but they were not filets. The other dishes we ordered were not up to par either. Except the pommes frites and the profiteroles. Those were both delicious. The kitchen's been going downhill here for a while but this was beyond the pale and so it is the last time we'll visit. It's unfortunate because it's a nice place with a well curated wine list and at one time it had very good, if rather expensive, food.
Very well prepared dishes with an interesting touch! Escargot sautéed with mushrooms, served in a jam jar with crusty crackers - clever and delicious. Lamb was slightly over-rare, but better than overdone! Salads (Caesar with fried egg on top - very tasty!) and chevre salad were both delicious. Profiteroles with option of hazelnut ice cream - total yum!!
Stopped in with family on a weeknight and had a perfectly lovely meal in the bar area. I like the atmosphere and the staff is always pleasant. We have eaten here many times and I always order the Caesar salad. Their version is one of my favorite salads in KCMO, and I have eaten in a goodly number of restaurants here. We also had an order of French fries for a starter, along with main courses of trout and salmon, all dishes were terrific. Cocktails are also very good. Just a short walk from the streetcar line. Highly recommend Charisse.
This was my first visit to Charisse and I was a bit disappointed with the service and wait. I met a friend for lunch at 12:15 we had to wait to be greeted, we waited 20 minutes or more to place our order (shame on us). It was very busy with business diners but only two people working the front. That being said the food was delicious, probably the best Quiche I've ever had. I might try this place again but on a weekend
The staff was very attentive and kind. The restaurant was not busy for a weeknight (I am sure they do a huge lunch business) ~ however we were more than cared for with such a light crowd. I will definitely go here before a Sprint Center event or other nearby entertainment before going to the usual spots in Power & Light, as the food was absolutely wonderful!
Looking for new places to try in KC area. We had 6:30pm reservations and everyone had planned to do the tasting menu. First thing after we order, no crab cakes or crème bur lee. They were not busy and out of stuff at 6:30pm. Service varied from good or fair. Our server was the host, bartender and our server - spread too thin to show his best . The wine pairings seemed to be only the wines by the glass. Also our friends malbec and pinot noir came out so cold they fogged up the glass basically had to sit through dinner waiting to drink after warmed up. Portions were a bit small but was fine. Food was good not over the top.
We were looking for a really good place for dinner in KC and were pleased to find Cherise!
We loved the "French" bistro style and what the menu had to offer. My husband started with the French onion soup and it was crusted over with cheese just the way he likes it. My Cesdar Salad was just terrific. I loved the addition of bacon and a fried egg on top. What really made it special was a lemon? vinaigrette bursting with flavor. We split the Rack of Lamb for dinner and it was excellent. It was easily enough to share and plated with beet fettuccini which was perfectly fine but not really to our taste. We shared an excellent creme brulee for dessert.
Our server was excellent, answered questions and made recommentations which we followed.
My husband and I are foodies, and I couldn't believe how almost every single thing we ordered off the menu was so PERFECT! Everything was very good, and while I've had some of the items better elsewhere, MOST of the food was the best I've ever had anywhere. Amazing. Service was very good, and we LOVE the location being right downtown. Unfortunately, we were a little concerned because it wasn't very busy -- and for a Friday night, we thought it really should have been. I hope it lasts!! Highly recommended. We'll definitely go again.
My third visit to this place for daily work lunch. The menu changes seasonally. Please forgive me, but I ordered the Pot du Creme for dessert and I could have sworn I was eating Ready Whip over Nutella. I Googled it and most commentary implies the finished project shouldn't be so thick. I held my spoon straight up!
Downtown French bistro with below average service, I ordered the quiche lorraine with mixed greens + French onion soup. I was pretty disappointed to hear they do not offer escargot during lunch ....not a traditional French bistro. They offer a great daily special with reasonable prices. Based on this day; our server was below average but the food was good. I will try this place for dinner and hope we get a more attentive server.
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