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
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!!
My mother, sister and I dined at Chariss ...
My mother, sister and I dined at Charisse before a show at the Sprint Arena. The menu selections were outstanding and included French dishes not regularly available at other restaurants. The French onion soup was delicious. I ordered the Bucatini Bolognese, which was OK, but heavier than I expected. My mom ordered salmon, which was perfectly cooked and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. My sister had the house salad, which she said she liked very much. The wine selection was excellent and I enjoyed a basic Bordeaux wine with my meal. Service was professional, although they could have used another server. The ambiance was charming. I will definitely go here again!
The food was delicious. The service was ...
The food was delicious. The service was not good. We had reservations for our wedding anniversary. We stood at the hostess stand for nearly 10 minutes before someone greeted us. The woman seemed put out to have to seat us. We waited about 10 minutes before our server greeted us. It took another 10 minutes to get our drinks. The simple, uncooked appetizer took about 20 minutes to get to our table. The server only filled our water glasses once even though they were empty often. The server did the bare minimum for a full service restaurant. My husband was very upset with the poor service on our special night and said he never wants to go back.
We did the prix fixe menu. We each got ...
We did the prix fixe menu. We each got an appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. This was extremely good deal as they didn't cut back on the portions by much. The escargot was amazing as were the two salads we got (goat cheese and shrimp). Our entrees were the filet and KC Strip. The filet was very good and the sides that were paired with it were perfect. The strip was overcooked a little but it came with a very large portion of Shrimp Scampi Bucatini. This was excellent and very generous with the shrimp for not being the feature of the plate. I didn't ask but the pasta tasted homemade. The creme brulee and flowerless chocolate cake were a great way to finish off an excellent meal.
We both felt we had plenty of food for $50 a person prix fixe menu. The craft cocktail menu was elaborate as well. This is definitely a place we would return to.
Our company is in the neighborhood so we ...
Our company is in the neighborhood so we eat at Charisse at least once a week and recommend it often to clients. This was special business lunch and everything was very, very good as always.
Thank you for being there!!!
I happened upon this spot a few months b ...
I happened upon this spot a few months back and I love it. We live in the burbs but love to take the drive Downtown to eat here. You can't go wrong, we had 3 different appetizers, everyone ordered a different entree, and had the feather cake for dessert. Love this local restaurant, and you will too. The service was great, friendly, and prompt, and the food, really make a reservation right now!!!!
The beet salad and caesar salad were exc ...
The beet salad and caesar salad were excellent. The scallop dish and the crab cake and shrimp special were both too spicy for our taste. The bolognese was also quite spicy, but that guest likes a lot of heat. All in all, didn't have the subtlety we expect in French cuisine.
Great meal for 8 of us
We were in town for a family reunion with 8 of us dining the night before the reunion including my 91 year old father. Excellent French angled choices of fish and meat sent most of our group to the rack of lamb, a choice they thoroughly enjoyed. Also very good trout on root vegetable salad. We were served very efficiently and with patience for my father. This was a delightful choice which we're glad we made through Open Table.
We really enjoyed this restaurant! This ...
We really enjoyed this restaurant! This was our second visit and we felt it was even better this time. My husband had the halibut with gnocci and it was incredible - my pork tenderloin was done to perfection and so flavorful. Drinks were great and our server, Sarah, took the time and effort to make blue cheese stuffed olives for our martinis! We had the escargot and it was served in a little mason jar - so fun and so delicious! We will be back very soon!
Prix Fixe the right way
Wow, what a meal. Went here for my birthday and left wondering why I had waited so long to try this restaurant. My girlfriend and I each had the four-course meal and were not only surprised that we could choose anything from the menu, but also by the portions that we were served. Many places will give smaller portions for each course, but Charisse gives you the regular size. Whoa! By the end of the salad course, we were stuffed! The food was excellent and the hostess/waitress was attentive and pleasant. We will be coming back...after a three day fast.
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