About Renee Kelly's Harvest
Renee Kelly's Harvest is a farm to table restaurant aiming to change the food system, one plate at a time. We use local farmers and growers whenever possible. Every dish Chef Renée creates is prepared according to strict code of culinary conduct. "I use only locally grown, farm-fresh foods, organic if possible," she says. "The earth provides us with anything we need at any given part of time for optimum health, nutrition and flavor." Each ingredient is purchased for immediate use.
Renee Kelly's Harvest at Caenen Castle is the only real, restored castle, right here in Kansas City, where you can enjoy fresh cuisine. Like most castles, this one comes complete with a classically trained chef; a wine cellar fit for a king; and a staff ready to fulfill your grandest plans. Not only does Harvest specialize in local, farm to table dining, we also work with corporate retreats, weddings, rehearsal dinners, cooking classes and more special occasions.
Contemporary American, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch/Dinner Wednesday-Friday 11:00am-10:00pm
Dinner: Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We cater farm fresh food on site and off site, corporate lunches, fully catered dinners and private chef occasions. Just ask and we will tailor your event for you
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Dinners and other special events like Breakfast with Santa arrive every quarter. Watch Facebook or sign up for our e-mail list for the details.
Renee Kelly's Harvest Ratings and Reviews
I can only give ** for an overall value. ...
I can only give ** for an overall value. We had 6:30 reservation and two of the 5 entrees were already sold out. The waiter was very pleasant but not remarkable. Even the bread and butter (which we had to ask for) was strange; not really sure it was even butter.......
Realizing it's a personal choice, grass fed beef is not to our liking. Just seems "precious" and trendy.
We were greeted promptly and seated. St ...
We were greeted promptly and seated. Staff is ver friendly. The wait for the first drinks was long and wasn't very busy. But the server knew the menu and specials and gave suggestions. Food was beautifully plated and excellent!!
When I was in town, I wanted to take my ...
When I was in town, I wanted to take my mom out somewhere special for her 79th birthday. She had never been to Renee Kelly's Harvest and had always wanted to go-- so that made the decision easy for me. We had a wonderful meal and a wonderful evening. Even though it was a Friday night, we were able to take our time with the meal and never felt hurried. I had a prosciutto wrapped filet and my mom had a chicken dish. We had salads to start (the watermelon salad was amazing) and desserts to finish. All in all, it was a fantastic dining expereience.
Harvest has fully redeemed itself from t ...
Harvest has fully redeemed itself from the horrible hostess experience I had about one year ago. Today the experience was nothing but outstanding. Our server, Neal, was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was delicious and enjoyed by all. I look forward to returning for another fabulous meal soon.
The food and cocktails never fail to del ...
The food and cocktails never fail to deliver. The menu is not run-of-the-mill but is also not so foofy to be unrecognizable. The atmosphere of dining in a place that looks like a castle (but located in Shawnee, KS) makes it extra special. We love having cocktails outside before dinner. My wife had a pork chop that was melt in your mouth good. I had a steak that was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant. It's a little on the pricey side, but always delivers the quality.
This place has vaulted to the top of my ...
This place has vaulted to the top of my list in KC. My wife had the grass fed strip and it was outstanding and I had the pork chop, which was the best I've ever had , bar none. We are not talking about some dry piece of pork, but rather a double cut heritage pasture raised pork chop of yesteryear, the way pork like is supposed to be. The appetizer, fried chicken pieces wrapped in a thin waffle was killer. The presentation of the meals was the best I've seen in the city in awhile and the many favors and fresh ingredients sourced from local farms was simply stellar. Did I mention dining in a historic castle home built in the early 1900's ? The service was superb with a very knowledgable server who is clearly a fellow foodie. Not very busy for a Thursday night, which makes no sense to me. A short drive from Leawood for us and we will be back soon for sure without a doubt. If you have not been here, you must give it a try. A real gem .
There was only the four of us in the din ...
There was only the four of us in the dining room. We were dissappointed that it took 50 minutes to serve our food, which was the Friday special. Prime beef burger and fries and a salad. Our server was attentive, we just felt that the long wait for our food, kinda put a damper on our first time there.
5:00 reservation. First to dine. Bar w ...
5:00 reservation. First to dine. Bar was dirty and dishevelled, maybe pre-shift meeting but not cleaned up. Empty dining room but was placed in the tight corner where the hosted said if the air vent was too cold she could put a menu cover over it. We adjusted the table and chairs to squeeze in and then asked for the menu cover for the vent. My direct view was straight to the mops and service area of the kitchen. We were pleasantly greeted by our server who shared the specials for the evening. Very large on the menu was the Chef's Tasting Menu, starting at $45. When the server returned to take our order we ordered the Tasting Menu but was told it wasn't available that evening because they had a big catering on the grill and couldn't prepare it. Should have mentioned that when the specials were presented. We placed our starter and entree order and received the starters quickly. Beet salad very bland and minimal. Pork belly and grits was a tasty and creative plate. Waited for our entree about 55 minutes from time of order... herb chicken and wrapped filet. Beef filet was ordered medium rare to the rare. Received it well done, terribly dry and inedible. The chicken was dry, also. Since we had waited so long, we had to leave to attend a movie and didn't have much to eat. Manager came to table to apologize and removed filet from check. Bill was quickly presented, we paid and left. Upon exiting there we no pleasantries or acknowledgement. For a restaurant with an expected average check of over $50, it was extremely disappointing on all accounts. Tried a NewSpot for us, but will not return.
The pasta special was one of the very be ...
The pasta special was one of the very best pasta dishes I have ever eaten. I would order it again and again. Service was good, friendly and accommodating. While the prices prevent me from eating at the restaurant more frequently, our meals were worth every cent we paid. And it is our "go to" place for special occasions and celebrations.
We are so glad to have a fine dining restaurant in Shawnee with such a relaxed vibe.
Pretentious and way overpriced. Our serv ...
Pretentious and way overpriced. Our server was very nice, but clearly overworked and was rushing around, making us feel stressed out and as if we were at a diner, not a fine dining establishment. We had to ask for refills of drinks, for dessert, and afterwards thought it probably would have been nice to be asked if we wanted coffee or an after dinner drink. The cheese board was wonderful, the simple salad was a handful of the greens I can buy at any grocery store - but was charged $7.00. The steak was ok, but after dropping them off at our table the server announced that she would come back with steak knives, then returned with two table knives. It wasn't a complete fiasco, but 3 cocktails, 1 appetizer, 2 salads, 2 entrees, and 2 desserts cost more than $200.00.
Unfortunately the food here was not fit ...
Unfortunately the food here was not fit for a king, although the castle setting had great anticipations of a royal feast. Everything was just killed in too much salt enough to give you a cardiac arrest. Almost seems like the Chef has lost his or her taste buds. The wait for the food was a bit longer than expected as well.
Food was fantastic! Service was good, bu ...
Food was fantastic! Service was good, but a little slow toward the end despite the fact we were the only people in the dining room. We went for Sunday brunch at 12:00. We took my kids (age 5 & 8) but I would not take them at dinner. My kids loved their pancakes, bacon and eggs. Cocktail list was great also. I can't wait to try it for dinner. I think the noise might be loud when the dining room is full, but since we were the only ones there it was fine.
The meal was delicious, but it was overs ...
The meal was delicious, but it was overshadowed by the poor service. Our server was as nice as she could be, but was unsure of the menu, confused about what to serve when. The cocktail I ordered was described as having basil, and there was no basil at all, not even a hint.
Do the tasting menu. Chef is amazing at ...
Do the tasting menu. Chef is amazing at producing the best, in-season foods. Order the Smores dessert if it doesn't come with your meal. You won't be disappointed. I've also heard the carrot cake is good, though I didn't have any.
My husband and I were exited to celebrat ...
My husband and I were exited to celebrate our 18th anniversary. We had heard wonderful things about Harvest. I'm not sure if we just had an off night or what. Our server was very slow, did not offer us bread (I had to ask for it), and we ordered a bottle of wine based on what we were planning to order only to find out too late that they were out of 2 items in their very small menu. 2 small salads, 2 entrees and a bottle of wine for $145- I expect MUCH better service. Not sure we'll give it another go.
We went for dinner 5/20/16. The food was ...
We went for dinner 5/20/16. The food was varied, not something you'd get elsewhere, and obviously time was spent on flavor and presentation. The server was a bit of a flake (chatty and too forthcoming about her own life), but friendly and did her job well. Very interested in trying brunch sometime.
The only restaurant I go to in the west ...
The only restaurant I go to in the west of KC/Shawnee area. great work with local seasonal ingredients. Every time I bring new colleagues here they are blown away. The food is always well prepared and the dishes are creative but accessible. Renee just keeps doing top shelf work and I just keep enjoying eating it. It doesn't hurt that the bar is putting out righteous cocktails.
Overall it was a good dining experience. ...
Overall it was a good dining experience. The cocktails and wine were very enjoyable. The food was mixed. The chicken dish was dry and the pork belly was "interesting" while the other dishes were very good to excellent.
great food not so great price
We really enjoyed the farm to table concept and the creative way the food was presented, but I really expected more than 7 finger sized carrots for $12. We ordered as a group several items so we could try a variety. the cheese board had the best selection of savory and sweet choices and was our favorite of the bunch. Someone didn't share with the chef what we were doing and a couple of plates came out with the salad on one side of the plate and an empty spot on the other. Beautiful design, growth needed in the dining selections.
Fri Eve visit
We came with another couple to have dinner. The weather was great for the patio so we could have a quiet time. Sevice seemd quite slow. It appeared that there may not have been enough staff for the fairly busy evening. The food was very good and we had an enjoyable time.
Farm to table - GREAT FOOD in a castle!!
My son and I met for an early Mother's Day Lunch. We sat outside on the beautiful patio. Farm to table food was VERY GOOD. Service staff was very helpful and accommodating. I would highly recommend the steak and the meatloaf!
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