About Le Fou Frog
An eclectic French bistro tucked away in historic river city market area in downtown Kansas City is a local favorite serving 4 star traditional & contemporary food in a fun filled atmosphere. Chef/proprietor Mano Rafael works with seasonal ingredients to create an ever-changing chalkboard menu. The vast menu selections & wine list offer many choices for varying tastes & budgets. Check out La Fou Frog's reviews from Kansas City Star, Pitch Weekly, KC Magazine, Ingram's Magazine, the New York Times, Bon Appetit, Zagat & chowhound.com!
French, Contemporary French / American, European
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hour: Tuesday through Friday 4:30-6:30
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call for details.
Pull parking adjacent to Le Fou Frog.
Max - 5th & Grand
Private Party Facilities:
Le Fou Frog offers private dining on the patio, weather permitting, & semi-private dining in the restaurant. Restaurant buy-outs may be available on select nights, some restrictions apply.
Private Party Contact:
Barbara Rafael: 816-474-6060x
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
Le Fou Frog Ratings and Reviews
The whole Dining experience was so great ...
The whole Dining experience was so great that I hesitate recommending this place to my friends because they all will come and would want to dine at Fou Frog all the time and take my opportunity to do the same away from me!
The food was some of the best I've ever ...
The food was some of the best I've ever had. The server was very knowledgeable and helpful. The only puzzling thing was the presentation of my plate of fish was very lacking but that's really not a big deal. It tasted wonderful.
Exceptional meal! Could not have been ha ...
Exceptional meal! Could not have been happier. Wines were great, the food very creatively prepared and the atmosphere was amazing.
I'm from out of town and this was my sec ...
I'm from out of town and this was my second visit to Le Fou Frog. As with my first visit to years ago, everything was top notch. The food was perfectly prepared and served with friendly graciousness. I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great food in an elegant but informal atmosphere in the Kansas City area.
My wife, daughter, and I celebrated Fath ...
My wife, daughter, and I celebrated Father's Day at Le Fou Frog, one of our favorite restaurants. As usual, the food and service were excellent. I started with tuna tartare, had the stuffed branzino for the entre, and finished with crème brule. Delicious.
Wonderful service and incredible food!
Wonderful service and incredible food!
Food was great! I do think that the rest ...
Food was great! I do think that the restaurant was over staffed, even though it was full. We couldn't get through 1 full minute of our meal without someone stopping by to try to refill our waters, ask how our food was, whether we needed something, or even trying to clear our plates while we're still eating off of them. Our server stood incredibly close, went into so much detail about describing our meal - I thought she was going to put her hand directly into my plate (she almost did). It was honestly slightly stressful. I did not go to the restaurant to have dinner with the staff :) They clearly just want to do a good job, can't fault them for that, but easing off a bit to let people enjoy their meal would be greatly appreciated! Next time, I'll request a table outside on the patio - seemed to be a bit more relaxed out there.
The food was excellent , especially the ...
The food was excellent , especially the osso buco recommendation by our server Tracy. Service and ambiance great and what we've come to expect from this gem in the neighborhood. It's by no means cheap but you get incredible value in what you pay for!
Le Fou Frog is our special splurge dinne ...
Le Fou Frog is our special splurge dinner when we are in Kansas City each year for the AP reading. The food is exquisite and as soon as we finish dinner we talk about our next visit.
Charming French restaurant. Don't let t ...
Charming French restaurant. Don't let the outside of the restaurant fool you. Great place for special occasions. Food and server were both wonderful. Will be back next time I am in Kansas City.
Meal was fine, but nothing special. To ...
Meal was fine, but nothing special. Too expensive for just fine. We frequent other french restaurants that serve much more flavorful food.
I had an excellent first experience at t ...
I had an excellent first experience at the Frog! Michelle was our server and she did a fantastic job. All of the food was great and the cocktails were pretty decent. Will definitely go back.
Ask for Jean Pierre. Foie gras is fabulo ...
Ask for Jean Pierre. Foie gras is fabulous!
Absolutely one of the best restaurants i ...
Absolutely one of the best restaurants in KC. Impeccable service, staff is very accommodating, helpful and pleasant. One of our favorites.
What wonderful food with excellent servi ...
What wonderful food with excellent service - truly a memorable night and meal!
I've had the pleasure of dining here a number of times. The servers are efficient and knowledgable. The food never disappoints. Atmosphere is completely unpretentious. Every time I dine here, I find myself saying: "That was a great decision."
Best service, delicious food
We came here to celebrate an anniversary and everything was fantastic! Our server was wonderful, food on point, and wine recs were perfect. We will definitely return!
Fun place in the north end with a lot of ...
Fun place in the north end with a lot of character. Fun energetic waitstaff. Food was disappointing. We started with a meat and cheese platter which my husband did not really like. The asparagus soup was good and really rich. The lobster bisque was just ok. The escargot are canned which is inexcusable. The osso bucco was good but it was covered with cooked prosciutto and a huge blob of mozzarella cheese, very confusing for French food and really it detracts from the meat. French food should be simple with outstanding quality flavored which are perfected and not made unnecessarily complicated. The tables are close together which limits private conversations. Honestly it was just ok.
We're new to the area we always look for ...
We're new to the area we always look for the most recommended French restaurant and chose this one. We were not disappointed Ashley was our server and did a superb job. Can't wait to go back
Le Fou Outstanding
We went here for our 32nd anniversary. We ate like royalty. From my wife's Duck, to my Lobster and Filet, everything was flawless!
Always a special experience
My husband and I like to come here for our anniversary dinner. They have a wonderful wine list, which includes good choices of champagne. Most restaurants are limited in this area, which is disappointing for those of us seeking something bubbly. The food is always good with choices not found elsewhere, and the atmosphere is cozy and intimate. We have never eaten on the patio, but it is a nice space.
Went to Le Fou Frog for the first time l ...
Went to Le Fou Frog for the first time last weekend to celebrate our 38th anniversary. The food was outstanding, and the service was stellar. Sarah was wonderful and very helpful with making menu selections and catering to our likes. She sings later in the evening, and we will have to go at a later hour next time to hear her and cheer her on. Despite my husband's reluctance to try new restaurants, I think we now have a new favorite for special occasions.
Let Fou Frog - excellent
Great place. Super service. And our waitress was a peach. Great food, too.
Seared foi gras, calamari Caesar salad, ...
Seared foi gras, calamari Caesar salad, wagyu beef and sea bass were phenomenal. I can't wait to go back and try everything else on the menu! Our waitress was outstanding, she really understands how she elevates the dining experience . The restaurant is a quiet quaint place with a homey feel that adds soul to the meal. Great place I can't say enough about it all around !
The food is amazing and isn't that why y ...
The food is amazing and isn't that why you go to a restaurant? The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We had to eat in the bar because our reserved table sat there forever, but they treated us right for our wait. The seafood Gnocchi and Escargot are superb. Make sure if you go, you try something different!
This restaurant has always been a favori ...
This restaurant has always been a favorite of mine in Kansas City having dined there many over the years. Tonight's service was horrendous. The food, while good, did not meet my expectations of great. A huge disappointment on a special occasion. I'll think twice before going back again.
Good value for the quality of food. Ser ...
Good value for the quality of food. Service was good as well. Did not feel rushed. Waitstaff had good knowledge of menu and provided accurate description of the dishes. Not very expensive considering the wuality of food you get. Loved the Frog Legs. TheRack of Lamb was perfectly cooked, and almost too large of a serving, but was very much appreciated.
Dessert was substandard and not up to par.
OUR WAITRESS WAS EXCELLENT..s.HE WAS VERY ATTENTIVE AND COMPLIED TO OUR REQUEST.
great meal and wpnderful service and we ...
great meal and wpnderful service and we enjoyed our meals very much
Charming Amazing Unique Restaurant
Le Fou Frog is a Wonderful Unique Restaurant... Decoration Is Pretty and a Unique... Tables are set up Perfectly to have enough room between table and table to enjoy a nice conversation.... Ambiance is Tranquil, Enjoyable and Nice... Food is Very Tasty and Inventive. Portions are a Moderately served. They use High Quality Ingredients and Cook their Dishes to Perfection.... Staff is Outrageously Corteous and Friendly; they Excell at their job.... An overall Magnificent Experience...
Our anniversary venue
For the past fifteen years we've been going to LFF for our anniversary outing. We've never been disappointed. The venue is pleasant, the staff attentive without being intrusive, and the food is always excellent.
The yak was astounding. This is my new f ...
The yak was astounding. This is my new favorite place to eat. Sooo good.
Friendly staff, great food and two thumb ...
Friendly staff, great food and two thumbs up
Amazing date night!
We recently went on a date night here. It is romantic without being in your face romantic. The food is AMAZING and the wait staff is fabulous. Not budget friendly but for special occasion it's great.
Great Service and Food
What a special meal, the waitress was excellent in explaining almost every selection of the daily menu. Food was great, and the little surprises she kept bringing us was unbelievable. We will go back as the service made our evening fantastic!
I have never been to a restaurant where ...
I have never been to a restaurant where I feel like I am part of a family as I do at Le Fou Frog. From the servers, although Sarah is the best! To the bartenders, Judy!! And no one will ever beat Barbara and Mano the owners. The kitchen staff is amazing, not complaining when Mano gave me a cooking lesson at closing time. You all are the greatest!!!
The food was awesome. My wife and I had ...
The food was awesome. My wife and I had a rare date night and we had a great time. We absolutely loved the experience. It is a little expensive for us to be regulars, but certainly an annual thing.
The best meal I've ever had. They've ear ...
The best meal I've ever had. They've earned their reputation as the best restaurant in town. Pricey, but worth it.
The food was excellent - a lovely cozy p ...
The food was excellent - a lovely cozy place ... I highly recommend!
Great French food
We went with another couple. We had sea bass lobster bisque an escargot. We did not like the escargot but everything was great!
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