A go to spot for a business lunch. Food is consistently well prepared and served and the noise level low enough to carry on a normal conversation.
Really enjoyed the 4 course meal,price was worth the delicious food.The waiter was friendly
I forget how much I love the food here. The $48 prix fixe menu is well worth it. We had the beet salad, salmon, and the ribeye. All was phenomenal as was the service. If you haven't eaten here yet, you need to. It is well worth the trip!
One of my "go to" spots for a business lunch. Food and service are consistently very good and quiet enough to carry on a conversation. Staff understands that quick service is important for a business lunch. The lunch menu is varied enough for everyone to find something that they will enjoy.
Food was excellent
The food at CHARISSE restaurant was excellent, however, the server we had was rude and not very pleasant. It's too bad, because we would've told all of our friends that they needed to GO to this restaurant downtown.
The Four Course tasting menu was great. Everything had great flavor and was served promptly
The waiters were working like dogs to make up for there not being a bartender or hostess. They did their best but didn’t have the support they needed. I suspect this was the case for the kitchen, too. Every dish had a lot of potential but didn’t quite hit the mark.
A friend had recommended this place, so I met a colleague there for dinner. They seated us in a less noisy area, so we could actually carry on a conversation. The waiter was helpful in choosing a wine to go with our beef bourguignon. The escargots was a bit different, mixed with quartered mushrooms in a garlic sauce and served in a covered clear glass pot with toasts. My colleague's salad was quite a healthy one that she seemed to enjoy. The selected bottle of wine, a Bordeaux was delightful with the excellent beef bourguignon that was perfect for a cool evening with lots of beef, whole carrots, and a pleasant sauce that was not overpowering. For dessert we had the creme brulee and pot de creme were both perfect desserts. The creme brulee was crisp on top with creamy custard inside, and the pot de creme had a light cream topping on decadently rich dark chocolate. We never felt rushed and the service was quite good.
My friend and I came here unplanned and were pleasantly surprised! We decided to do the tasting menu and were so pleased with the quality and amount of food you got for your money. I have spent almost double at other fine restaurants in KC and I think the food was comparable. Also they are very generous with the wine pairing. I was given 4 full glasses of wine with my tasting menu. Will go back again!
They really make an excellent quiche.
We had a reservation and were seated in the middle of the row of tables along the window. It is difficult to converse at these tables since they're so close to other diners - plus it was particularly loud this day. The wait staff seemed to have too many tables and weren't particularly attentive - this seems to be the case fairly often.
Charisse is one of our favorite restaurants the food is always excellent
Wonderful evening, great service and incredible food! Loved it
Was disappointed in the Filet mignon. $29.00 for a piece that was maybe 3 ounces.
A bit outside the usual neighborhoods, but easy to find. Crab cakes were really good, and other menu items were quite tasty. Nice Valentines Day dinner!
Wow! What a wonderful time we had this weekend at Charisse! This was our first visit here, and we are ready to return. Kansas City has some great French restaurants, and I'd rank Charisse right near the top. The food was superb (especially the escargot. and the mussels. and the beet salad. I could go on). Service was top notch and we had a great time.
Food was amazing and the service was incredible. If you want a fresh take on some classic French cuisine then you have to try this place.
First time there. Started out waiting a bit to give our order but after we did the service was fast. This was clearly one of the best meals I've had. The beet salad was so flavorful but the filet Mignon was the Best!!! It was seasoned perfectly and so tender I didn't need a steak knife. Profiteroles topped off a perfect meal.
Wonderful food and atmosphere. Server was top notch.
One of the best restaurants in KC. A gem that should be better known.
The food is always excellent and the staff is very knowledgeable plus you can hear the person you came with without having to yell at each other
Nice place, quiet - good for conversation. Waiter had a bit of an attitude that put a damper on the meal.
Great food, great atmosphere. Would for sure go back.
Wonderful little jewel in downtown KC... parked at 11th and Main garage .. entrance easy to find... food spectacular and service superb.... I had a quinoa spinach salad and added shrimp.. also had a chicken pot pie at the table.. can’t wait to go again!
Everything was amazing! The food, the service, the ambiance! We can’t wait to go back and try more of the menu! We had lamb, beef, salad and salmon and desserts.
I have been going to Charisse for evening meals when we go to a concert since it was Aixois Bistro and the current owner was the chef. Alas, no more. On my Open Table listing it says "Gluten free, lactose free." Good restaurants like Story pay attention and can always accommodate me. In the past, I enjoyed the trout on the Charisse menu, but unfortunately that is no longer available. One main course, the Faroe salmon, was listed as GF but it included sweet potato gnocci. I asked the server if that was GF. She said it was not. So why is that entrée listed as GF? When I asked what she could substitute, she said "a vegetable." What vegetable, I asked. "Chef's choice." Why chef's choice? Why not mine? I looked at other entrees and saw "pommes puree," or mashed potatoes. I asked for that. Instead, she brought me pommes frites, French fries, which is a side with a price. She agreed to bring me mashed potatoes but insisted on leaving the French fries on the table until I asked that they be removed. Her excuse was that "they don't usually allow mashed potatoes as a substitute." Either the server or the restaurant has its priorities screwed up.
Everything was amazing! Loved the pot pie! Service was also outstanding!
Always a good option for lunch downtown. Entrees are fresh and served hot. Servers are friendly and turnaround from ordering to receive your meal is reasonably prompt, making it a good choice for a quality lunch. Their cheese burger and frites is always a great choice. They have a great bar and several great local options on tap. Enjoy!
Was an awesome experience. They do service industry discounts on Mondays for 50% off that made it really affordable.
Brought a friend who had never been to the restaurant and she was very impressed. Jason and crew did a great job and she’ll be coming back. Thanks!
Chicken and Kale soup is great on a cold day! Attentive wait staff and reasonable wait time for food. Everything was very tasty, will be going back.
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.
Very quite and low energy. We were there on a Saturday night for a 7:30 reservation and there were only about 10 diners in the restaurant.
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.
This was just not a meal but an experience. My fiance and I loved every second of this delicious dinner. Great atmosphere and a great menu. Had so much fun and cannot wait to go back