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/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Le Fou Frog Ratings and Reviews
From the outside I was a bit concerned. ...
From the outside I was a bit concerned. The building seemed a bit run down and once inside it was a little dated...not sure if that added to the charm or just seemed untouched for awhile. Once our server finally made it to us, things improved a bit. The food was great, the mussels in the spicy tomato broth were absolutely delicious. The stuffed sea bass was also amazing and the duck was just okay....not a lot of flavor to it. Between the slow service and desserts that were just a bit on the disappointing side, I am not exactly rushing back, but glad to have made it once.
What can I say, but Le Fou did it again! ...
What can I say, but Le Fou did it again! We come here every anniversary, and more. The crew is always lively and friendly, food always superb, and the experience exceptional! They have a "standard" menu, as well as their daily menu written on chalk boards. Their chalk board menu has many things you won't find in many other restaurants, and I have yet to be disappointed in any of my choices. The dining room is a bit smaller than other places, but that just adds to the atmosphere. While dining, you will often be entertained by a staff member or two singing and interacting with the guests, as well as other surprises. The Happy Hour is phenomenal, as food and drink are reduced significantly, but still just as delicious. Don't forget to reserve your spots for the special events they have, either!
I have already recommended Le Fou Frog t ...
I have already recommended Le Fou Frog to three people since I was there on Friday night. I took my mother in law and she loved it. Our food was excellent. All of the waitstaff made us feel like old friends. Loved the impromptu opera aria from a former staffer as well as everyone singing Happy Birthday. Le Fou Frog is simply the BEST! I won't be staying away for long.
Outstanding food and service as usual. I ...
Outstanding food and service as usual. It can get pretty loud and crowded, so it's not a quiet romantic place but still a perfect date spot if you don't plan to discuss private matters - you may have to raise your voice! The patio is great as well and often quieter. It can be difficult to make a choice on food but everything I've had has been wonderful. Lobster bisque, escargot, halibut with perfectly creamy risotto, duck, filet mignon, all excellent. Every last bite down to the few carrots on my dish were some of the best I've had. Treat yourself to an indulgent meal and save room for the creme brulee!
Ambiance reminded me of one of the many ...
Ambiance reminded me of one of the many cafes in Paris - including the noise level and small tables. Booths around the edges would be the most comfortable choice.
Good variety of food and cocktails. Well prepared and displayed. Not a bargain, but nice for a special meal.
The menu was amazing with something for ...
The menu was amazing with something for everyone. My daughter has some dietary restrictions and my son in law is a chef. The server was very helpful and we were delighted with our choices. Wish we had requested to dine outside as was a bit cool inside but who knew that the weather would be so nice that night. Will definitely be back👍
Been there three or four times and this ...
Been there three or four times and this was my last time. For the prices I really wanted to like the food but it's just not that good. I ordered the New York Strip and first of all the thing was absolutely HUGE (what ever happened so small French portions). Second, it was really tough. I almost cried. For $35 I wanted at least a good steak. One 1/3 that size but a better cut would have made me really happy. There are two much better French restaurants in the Kansas City area, if you want French food, I would highly recommend either of them.
Our family of 5 (2 adults, 3 teenagers) ...
Our family of 5 (2 adults, 3 teenagers) dined at Le Fou Frog as an end of summer treat. The food was amazing, the wait staff was attentive and very kind, and we had a wonderful evening all around. My 16 year old son ordered the steak au poivre - it was beautifully cooked and a very generous portion. Our other entrees included the two lobster tails, scallops and the seafood gnocchi. It was all glorious. We will be back- hopefully very soon.
The food is well known as fine dining bu ...
The food is well known as fine dining but LeFou Frog is so much more than just the food. Chef roams the dining room to visit, waiters break into song, the patio is a wonderful option and I have not had a dish that wasn't prepared perfectly!
We were a little early for our reservati ...
We were a little early for our reservations, so we grabbed a drink at the bar. Our bartender was great and very friendly, she made us feel right at home! We got to our table and it was a few minutes before our waitress was able to get to us. It was not her fault, as she had a lot of tables and you could tell she was hustling as fast as she could! She was very friendly, answered all our questions, and recommended some great wine to pair with our meal. I wish I remembered her name because she was great, she was a younger girl with dark hair and tattoos. We started with the tuna tartar and it was amazing! We will for sure be ordering it again! All our food was amazing, I had the sea bass and my husband had the Kobe beef. After dinner they let us go out to the patio for coffee and dessert. The patio was nice and quite and a great way to end the evening. We will be going back soon for sure!
The owners and staff made our first time ...
The owners and staff made our first time experience more than a memory. Top this with food that tasted so phenomenal that every bite was only exceeded by the next. I can't say when we have ever had such an overall experience like this. Le Fou Frog has captured our heart and taste buds. An absolute gem for those wanting the best in service and taste.
The food was good but a little pricy. Th ...
The food was good but a little pricy. The service was mediocre at best. I felt bad for our server. She was stretched very thin. She was responsible for the large outside patio area, the bar area and the two tables in my area. She was very apologetic and reluctant to except my tip. For the money spent I doubt I would try this place again.
My husband I needed a date night. We're ...
My husband I needed a date night. We're so glad we picked Le Fou Frog for it. Our server Kathleen was knowledgeable and very friendly. We both adored her. Though we declined the after dinner absinthe at the bar, we're glad we didn't pass on the recommended escargot. Delicious. My scallops were the best I've had and my husband enjoyed his halibut entree, too. Great night, great experience. Such a charming place!
This was our first time at Le Fou Frog a ...
This was our first time at Le Fou Frog and it will definitely not be our last! Everything about our dining experience was wonderful! The food is outstanding. We went with two other couples and all six of us were incredibly impressed with every item brought to our table. We all had appetizers, soup, entrees and dessert, we shared appetizers and desserts and tried each others entrees, everything was so good. I highly recommend the French onion soup and the Filet Le Fou. Both were to die for. Save room for dessert... the creme brulee and chocolate mousse are excellent! Our waiter was also wonderful, I can't say enough positive things about this place!
We went to Le Fou Frog for my wife's bir ...
We went to Le Fou Frog for my wife's birthday. We had a fabulous meal. The ambience is terrific and the service superb. The dishes we ordered were delicious and very visually appealing. We absolutely loved this restaurant and will definitely. We want to try out the patio when it is a bit cooler.
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
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