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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!
Kansas City, MO 64106
French, Contemporary French / American, European
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 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
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Pull parking adjacent to Le Fou Frog.
Max - 5th & Grand
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Le Fou Frog Ratings and Reviews
Great atmosphere and service. Attentive waiters willing to take basic order and customize it to a reasonable extent. Very close tables so makes confidential discussions a bit difficult but workable. Nice wine selection and excellent desserts. Chef's surprises are delightful.
Le Fou Frog is phenomenal. Warm and inviting. A fabulous menu, with their year-round menu, and a supplemental one on a small chalkboard of local and in-season foods that they leave at your table. It is not inexpensive. But it is a memorable meal, unrushed, in a space that is moderately noisy at peak times, but with enough walls and soft surfaces that a good table conversation can be held.
The restaurant came highly recommended. The Escargot was one of the best. The choice of wines by the glass was extensive and reasonable. For the price $$$ The entrees were ok...lamb shank and another lamb dish. The service was wonderful. I would try the fish on another visit.
As a 1st time customer, this was a lovely experience. The restaurant is smaller than I initially thought, but that did not really matter. Saturday night looks like it gets busy, as our server took a little while to get our order started after she initially introduced herself. The food was absolutely marvelous, and went really well with the bottle of wine we got. Overall, I would highly recommend trying Le Fou Frog. While the service could definitely improve, the food is by far some of the best we've had in KC. Will be back soon for round 2.
Incredible. As always, Le Fou Frog did not disappoint. Our waitress was wonderful. She made the celebration and evening that much better. The food was delicious. Do yourself a favor, get a reservation, plan for a couple hours, and sit back to enjoy every single bite.
Went for my mother's 79th birthday. She wanted French and lives in NKC, so I thought Le Fou Frog would be perfect. Made a reservation through Open Table. The day before, they confirmed with us. Good experience there. The restaurant is very cozy and feels vibrant on a weekend. It's a bit loud, but the energy is amazing. Everyone is there to have a good time. Our server, Jean-Pierre was truly outstanding. He made excellent recommendations on food and wine, brought out complimentary pate and spoke Spanish to my Spanish-speaking mom (at a French restaurant)! He made our experience so much more fun, and his food recommendations were delicious. The cuisine is French and everything was prepared to perfection. We got appetizers, entrees and desserts and all of us cleaned our plates. We left feeling full and very happy. All in all, everything you could wish from a night out.
Prices are a bit on the high side, but in this case, you really get what you pay for. It's worth the investment in delicious food and a wonderful experience.
A wonderful restaurant. Amazing French dishes that reminded me of my time in France. The foil gras was heaven sent and the chef adding a taste of Sauterne could not have been better. Very good service even on a busy Saturday night. We were there for a special occasion and there were personalized notes welcoming us to restaurant and wishing us well. It’s a small thing but much appreciated. Will definitely go back.
I used to frequent Le Fou Frog many years ago. I have not been back for a number of years. Maybe that is why I was disappointed! But it did not live up to my memory. It was just so average. The sides were over cooked and my all time favorite, Lobster Bisque was bland!! It was a very special occasion and I was really underwhelmed across the board 😕
My husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary and our evening could not have been better. All of the food was amazing, drinks were delicious, and the service was wonderful. They even gave us a free dessert to celebrate. We can't wait to go back and would recommend it anyone!
Absolutely fabulous restaurant. If you have any beef with them being too busy, or needing a reservations, I kiinda feel like that's on you. We had a great waiter, who is French, really gave the place the authentic feel. The main menu is small, but very robust - and their daily specials menu is very extensive and has something for everyone.
We had not dined here in several years and our memories had been good. This evening was disappointing however. Food was unremarkable, particularly the lamb loin and risotto. Apple tart desert was just fair. Dover Sole was very good. For the price, better quality was expected.
Food and server were awesome. Prices were not over priced as well. I would recommend cleaning up the exterior of fountain as we dined outside. Maybe remove the lock and chain while open and place back on when closed. Hide electrical outlet as well. Flower petals in water a nice touch!
Tremendous daily dishes that are not on the posted menu, such as wild boar, venison, lamb, and kangaroo make this THE place to go in KC for a food experience that goes beyond the every day gourmet.
My wife and I have been here a couple of times, but nowhere near as often as we should. I find it difficult to believe that you can find a better place to eat in Kansas City.
This was our second time at Le Fou Frog and once again the food and service (Ashley) were both outstanding. The foie gras was excellent, as were the entree and dessert. I'm looking forward to trying new dishes. We plan on dining there again in the near future.
Once again, Le Fou doesn't disappoint. The "chalkboard" menu had a great variety to choose from. The tuna dish I had was delicious with a generous portion of tuna, shrimp and scallops. My wife had the filet which was cooked perfect with excellent flavor.
Service was great and an outstanding musical performance during dinner as well by the hostess.
Fantastic experience. I stumbled upon this restaurant's website as I was looking for a nice place to celebrate a year of being with my lovely girlfriend. Knowing she enjoyed fun, unique foods, I decided that this place seems nice and upscale with a menu she would like.
Upon arriving, we were immediately seated at a reserved table and tended to. The restaurant had written us a nice card, wishing us a happy anniversary! The atmosphere was a tad loud, but it didn't interrupt conversation. The food was to die for - smaller serving sizes, but worth every bite. Very romantic atmosphere. Dessert was chocolate mousse, and I'd give anything to be tasting that one more time. Great place!
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