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.
Contemporary French / American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 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 covered free 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.
Private Party Facilities:
CHARISSE has a private room that accommodates up to 22 people for lunch or dinner. The entire restaurant is also available which will accommodate up to 125 diners. In addition, there is an atrium space which will accommodate several hundred. Please call for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Jason Craine: 8164740000x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
CHARISSE Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
We arrived at 5:15 for Happy Hour. We we ...
We arrived at 5:15 for Happy Hour. We were going to a play....
We barely got out at 7pm and had to cancel our dessert. Not many wait staff and he had a few tables but we waited 40 minutes for our entrees to arrive!!
Highlights were the Truffled fries and the Duck wontons. We both had steak which was good not great. Better service is needed here.
This was our first time at Charisse and ...
This was our first time at Charisse and it was a great experience. The atmosphere is modern and romantic. We were seated a few minutes past our 7 PM reservation, and loved that it was quiet and not bustling. Tables are close together, but it does goes with the ambiance of the restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend the duck wonton, lamb and espresso rubbed fillet (my husband shared a bite). This is definitely a place to go if you are looking for a quiet moment with friends, or a date-night with someone special.
We arrived 6:30 pm on Saturday-- and it ...
We arrived 6:30 pm on Saturday-- and it was barely occupied. Got a little busier as the night went along. It was a shame wasn't busier because the food was awesome, good waiter. We enjoyed the ambiance and would definitely come back. Was simply too quiet and not as bustling as it should have been given it's positive attributes.
Charisse has never disappointed to excee ...
Charisse has never disappointed to exceed our expectations. The creativity by the chef and kitchen is extraordinary. A neighborhood gem in a growing downtown neighborhood. Charisse is a great place to meet for lunch and a special place to celebrate an occasion for an intimate evening.
Service staff is attention with the knowledge of both their menu and extraordinary service. An earned five star restaurant.
Highly recommended and worth every minute / dollar to get to this wonderful downtown location.
Enjoyed the ambiance. Food was very goo ...
Enjoyed the ambiance. Food was very good but my salmon dish was quite salty. Was disappointed that most cocktails had bitters. Most people probably don't enjoy bitters. Would recommend having other options. Would come back again.
Charisse is one of the few restaurants c ...
Charisse is one of the few restaurants comfortably situated to attend cultural events downtown. We told the server that we had to make a performance and she put a rush on the order and we got out in plenty of time. The food is generally very good and we plan to return the next time we are in the neighborhood.
I've read very positive reviews about Ch ...
I've read very positive reviews about Charisse and although I wasn't disappointed it didn't quite reach expectations. Our appetizers, salads and deserts were excellent however our entrees weren't on the same level. My wife had the scallops which were cooked well, possibly a slight bit overdone but the rigatoni and sauce didn't match the delicacy of the scallops. The pasta was too heavy and the red/orange sauce didn't compliment the scallops.
I ordered the lamb which was cooked to a perfect medium rare and the risotto was outstanding, but like the scallops the sauce didn't work. It was overpowering and too salty. It wasn't off too far. It needs to be toned down to allow the lamb to be the star.
I hope the chef considers tweaking the sauces. They are undoubtedly the ingredient that can make or break a dish. Nevertheless I look forward to a second visit.
First of all, I didn't get any opentable ...
First of all, I didn't get any opentable points, Why?? I had a great salad, but my trout was very mediocre and what was served with it. My friends said oh, it's ok, nothing out of the ordinary . I was there once before and proved to be great. Not this time. I eat in other cities and food comes out very fresh looking, presentations are outstanding. Come on folks, if you want us back prove to us great meals.
First visit and not within or typical ta ...
First visit and not within or typical target zip code because it's located downtown, but there's no doubt we'll make the trip again. Appetizers (3) and entree's (2) were all terrific, and our waiter was professional yet friendly...and went out of his way to accommodate us with selecting appropriate wines. Btw, they have the largest and most diverse cheese/meat combo board in KC...and yes, this was one of our chosen appetizers.
We split the escargot to begin the meal. ...
We split the escargot to begin the meal. I told my friend that I thought they are the best in town. However, this trip I did find them a bit on the salty side but maybe that was because the ruby trout I had for dinner was also a bit overly-salted. It was all very tasty, but I do think a little less salt would have been the perfect answer to the meal! Overall, love the selections and the menu. I think it's a wonderful addition to the downtown locally-owned restaurant scene.
A group of friends who go to dinner mont ...
A group of friends who go to dinner monthly at new KC metro restaurants decided to come back to Charisse to celebrate 2 birthdays. We NEVER repeat restaurants, so there's your first indication that Charisse is great. And the double birthday dinner was fantastic. The server was very knowledgeable and helpful. Based on her insight, most of opted for the rack of lamb entree. Yum. We all loved our food. Charisse does an exceptional job. And the customer service went above the call of duty. Thanks, Jason (chef/owner)!
Positives are close to the downtown conv ...
Positives are close to the downtown convention center area and hotels. Nice interior casual yet chic. Good menu.
Negative was the over 2 hour wait for our food and a bolognese virtually absent pasta. They took care of us by comping the apps and the bolognese pasta issue. Additionally the phone # listed here did not work and our hotel could not find a working number for them.
We took a group there when we were atten ...
We took a group there when we were attending a convention in Kansas City. This was close enough to the convention center to walk, far enough away not to be packed (we did make a reservation), and the service was really quite excellent.
Everything thing was delicious! I espec ...
Everything thing was delicious! I especially liked the rounded egg noodle pasta and shrimp served with an 8oz. strip. Best Caesar salad I've had, with anchovies and an over easy egg on the top!! We did the pre fixe with wine pairings. A good deal!!
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