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
Excellent food and really cordial wait s ...
Excellent food and really cordial wait staff! Out doors would be great, if it were not so hot...its a darling patio, but nobody could sit out there. Inside is eclectic, a bit close for me. But if you want a dining experience that's really different and superb food, this is the place.
For us, the restaurant was pretty differ ...
For us, the restaurant was pretty different. We live in Olathe with our two young boys. Even though it's been in KC for 20 years, it was new for us. It was a small adventure, great dining experience, and a little different, but not out of our comfort zone. It was just right!
Interesting menu but the food just didn' ...
Interesting menu but the food just didn't measure up to expectations. It's a small cozy restaurant, perhaps trying too hard and it shows in the food and the prices. I don't mind the prices if the food measures up to it, but it just doesn't.
I was disappointed that the MC didn't sh ...
I was disappointed that the MC didn't show up for the Bastille Day event on Saturday but these things happen. The food was excellent as always, the staff friendly as always. I haven't had brunch or lunch at Le Fou Frog so can't comment on it. I'm sure it's wonderful.
Everything is alway excellent at Le Fou ...
Everything is alway excellent at Le Fou Frog!! This occasion was Bastille Day and the staff was in costume and put on quite a great, musical show! As well as achieving the usual excellent level of food and service!
This was our second time at Le Fou Frog' ...
This was our second time at Le Fou Frog's Bastille Day celebration. A highlight of my year. Love the owners, staff and food. The songs and silly costumes add a je ne sais quoi to the experience. If not France exactly, I always feel like I'm on vacation. XO
Once again Le Fou Frog meets expectation ...
Once again Le Fou Frog meets expectations. Filet Le Fou is magnificent. If you aren't a fan of asparagus and don't want the starchy potatoes, they will likely sub the sides...if the kitchen isn't too busy.
Favorite spot to sit is actually at a table in the Bar.
The best meal I have had in KC and I hav ...
The best meal I have had in KC and I have lived here since 1973. Karli said the same thing. Outstanding food. My wife and I celebrated our 12yr. anniversary and it was the greatest!
Michelle was our server, the best server we have ever had, anywhere!
I was surprised by the bill, I expected it to be at least 30% higher, So we shared our good fortune with our server.
Bob & Karli
This is one of our go-to favorites - esp ...
This is one of our go-to favorites - especially for a special occasion. The food is always outstanding. Ashley (our server) does a terrific job. We love the atmosphere, food, service, etc. Thanks for another great evening!
We not usually adventurous, but wanted ...
We not usually adventurous, but wanted to try something different for our anniversary. The waitress was very helpful explaining what items were popular, what the item included, and gave her own recommendations upon our request. We liked everything we tried and will be back again!
Have not been there for years, but we do ...
Have not been there for years, but we don't intend to wait long before we go back. Four of us had wine, salad or soup, entrees, and shared a dessert. We spent most of our dinner time raving about our food. Everyone shared bites and loved their dinner. Service was upbeat and appreciably languid, making for a relaxed experience. We left planning our next evening there.
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.
While traveling for work the week of 6/2 ...
While traveling for work the week of 6/20/16. Le Fou Frog was recommended to me by my bar tender Renee at Gram & Dun. She spoke very highly of this place. I was not disappointed. The intimate atmosphere was great! My fish soup and red snapper dinner were flavorful and the seasonal Rose wine was a bright complement to my meal. My server was informative and friendly and knew of other places to go around town. If you are into well appointed french cuisine then this is the place for you.
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.
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!
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