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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.
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: (816) 474-0000
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
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.
Work lunch with two co-workers on 4/27/2017. Was my second visit and their first. I still like it and they like it now. Wasn't too busy this second trip, but was my first time. Service was excellent as was the food. I had the Crepe Chicken (?) and I'll have it again.
This was our third or fourth experience at Charisse. Every time there is at least one detail that keeps it from being perfect. In this case, our steak entrees were not exactly cold but certainly not hot. I couldn't see the reason, they were not close to being crowded and the fries were very hot. The meal wasn't cold enough to send back and we had a schedule to keep so...
We will return but they need to play closer attention to timing, etc..
One of our favorite neighborhood spots. Chef Craine has a delectable menu with very tasty creations. I had the Bucatini Bolonegese - the fresh pasta noodles were a very nice surprise. The sauce was well balanced and wonderfully flavorable. The other entree enjoyed was the salmon dish. Perfectly prepared! The flash fried crispy kale was a nice addition. The Manhattan from the bar was excellent. All in all a wonderful visit! We'll be back soon.
I've eaten at Charisse for a number of different occasions from anniversaries to dinner with friends and have yet to have a bad experience. The staff is friendly and prompt and the food is creative and delectable. I would highly recommend to anyone seeking an outstanding dining experience!
We decided to give this place a try. I will say it wasn't a good start. The gentleman when we checked in was not friendly at all, marginally rude. No hello, welcome, do you have reservations (we did) etc. When seated took a while to get greater etc. We almost left. They were not busy at time either. Not a great start. Staff shouldn't treat customers like "what are you doing here?"
Food was ok. We had French onion soup, nothing special not much flavor, not much cheese. Carrot soup, too sweet.
Both had beef Bourguignon. Nice presentation. But not flavor I would expect, the sauce was too thick and was paste before finished eating. Potatoes had little flavor. Food was warm, meat tender.
Really not worth a trip downtown. Staff too rude. Too many other places to get average food.
I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. We had a terrible experience there. Our waiter James was extremely rude and looked like he didn't want to be there and assist us, or any of the customers in the restaurant as a matter of fact . My husband got the prix fixe menu and got to select 4 items from the menu - none of them were that impressive or good. I got the rabbit which was aweful -- far too salty! The items are overpriced, the food is not that great, the service is deplorable and the atmosphere is not enjoyable as people who work there make you feel like you are a bother to them. Save your money and go somewhere else - this place is definitely NOT WORTH IT!
Service was outstanding and food exquisite. Sarah really knows how to make her tables feel welcomed and is exceptionally attentive to their needs. The food has a flavor that is comparable to no other and would recommend the Salmon and Lamb to any and all. Be sure to pair wine with your food as it makes every bite more delectable.
The service was terrible, so we didn't leave a tip. The waitress then called us after we left and asked why we didn't leave a tip. We were honest, yet she was extremely rude that we thought the service was poor. It is unfortunate to be charged $130 for a meal that was fair and receive mediocre to poor service and then have to receive a phone call about the no tip. Extremely unprofessional and pathetic that they need to call because they aren't making enough money that they depend on our only tip to suffice them for the night. We will never go back and are so turned off by the behavior.
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