About Renee Kelly's Harvest
Renee Kelly's Harvest is an approachable upscale farm-to-table dining experience, all wrapped up in a castle. Our food style is a few simple twists on your favorites.
"The earth provides us with anything we need at any given part of time for optimum health, nutrition and flavor." Each ingredient is purchased from our local growers, farmers and artisans 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. 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.
Shawnee, KS 66216
Contemporary American, Organic, Farm-to-table
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
Parking is available in front of the building, on the west side and in the back. Overflow parking available on Caenen street. Please be mindful of traffic.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, 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 ordered the sea bass with quinoa. We went at 6pm on a Saturday and they were out of the quinoa (one of the reasons I ordered this dish). The dish was rather bland. My husband ordered the strip steak and said it was extremely salty. Beautiful building and loved the atmosphere but for those prices, we'd rather eat elsewhere.
We were excited to dine here but left underwhelmed. First the high notes...I had an excellent mixed drink and the waiter was good. Now to the ok to bad....The cheese platter was good though the toasted bread served with it was burnt. Table bread service was unremarkable. The warm bacon dressing on the arugula salad was just okay at best. Gnocchi was way over cooked. The risotto was over salted but delicious. The short ribs were the absolute worst we've ever had. Talk about tough. My hubby thought he had hit bone and it was the meat. Every other short rib dish we've had, the meat has fallen apart and melted in your mouth. This $38 main dish was awful. We will not be back. It's a place with promise that just falls short.
We went to Renee Kelly's Harvest for the first time with high expectations but we came away disappointed overall. It was Sunday brunch so mostly breakfast food but we were good with that. Everything on the menu sounded fabulous! The complimentary beignets with chocolate ganache were good but our meals left a lot to be desired. At our table, we had French toast, a frittata, and biscuits and gravy with a side of fried chicken bites. All of it seemed overcooked, but was served barely warm and everything except the French toast had an odd seasoning we didn't care for. When we asked for salt and pepper, we were given a small bowl of a seasoned pepper blend and then we knew where the odd flavor came from. Having said all that though, we will probably give it a try for dinner some evening, in hopes that it was an aberration. The atmosphere is lovely and worth experiencing at least once. If the food is better than what we had, it would be perfect for a romantic evening out.
The salads and entrees were very good. The service was excellent.
The environment is good and it is quiet. We commented that the patron's weren't on their cell phones. Lots of conversation at the tables, but it was nice and quiet.
The desserts were disappointing to us. We each chose a different one and they were both disappointing. The only thing we would have done differently was to skip dessert.
All in all, a very pleasant experience.
Menu was limited, and that's fine. But if your limiting the offing, the product should be prideful. I can not say that about my experience. Very little creativity and flavor to the product served. I read reviews before my visit and knew the portions were going to be small and that's ok too. I keep going back to the flavor. Farm to table can be creative and tasty. Effort need to be put forth in this area. We were so demoralized by the dinner we didn't even attempt desert. Actually ashamed to say left and went to sonic for a chilli cheese dog and shakes. Can't think of a single reason I would go back, so much more in KC to choose from.
First time we dined at a Farm to Table restaurant. While the menu appears limited (as it changes often) the specials do a good job of filling out the choices. Just about something for everybody. Our server was great and answered all our questions. One of the specials was an appetizer but they turned it into an entree for us. The ambiance was great, the service was great, and the food was wonderful. Not an inexpensive place to dine but we were pleased with the value. One additional thought - it's obviously an historic place but we had to look up the history on our cell phone.
My niece and I were pleasantly surprised by the castle decor, the natural wood and stone inside and out. The food was unique and delicious. The waiter was appropriately attentive. I was first impressed by the courteous, professional, personable, and prompt lady making our reservation and changing it twice for me without any problems. I recognized the same beautiful lady escorting us to our table.
Went for brunch. Food was good - not great. The beignets were doughy and should probably be called fritters. Poached eggs were way overcooked. Chicken that came with the waffles was overdone as well. Wanted to like it and will probably be back. Kitchen might have just had a bad day.
Visited during restaurant week, which was our reason for trying a new place. We were psyched to like it, due to Renee Kelly's reputation and persona. Food was not good, and the serving sizes were laughable. Instead of a 3-course meal, it was more like a partial tasting menu. Husband's pasta had to be sent back due to excessive salt. Carrot cake was dry and non-exceptional. Left hungry and went to another restaurant.
The ambiance and food was enjoyable, as we have found in the past. The food offerings and presentations are outstanding, but don't come too hungry because the portion sizes are more like tastings, yet at 5 star prices. Wait staff was overly friendly to the point of interrupting table conversation. It was still an enjoyable evening though.....just not a good value for the money.
My wife liked her pasta dish; otherwise, the food was unremarkable. I had the chicken and waffles. The chicken was OK, for chicken nuggets, but the waffle was thin and underdone. The salad I received for the first course was about the size of a garnish. Not impressed.
Fabulous restaurant! We met family friends that we had not seen in a long time and we were not pressured to order or leave quickly. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. The brunch items were large and delicious. I live 3 hours away, but will plan to go again when I'm in the area.
The "farm to table" menu is always full of options for diverse tastes. A "flavor explosion" is the best way I can describe many of their creations. The wine list offers excellent choices no matter your taste and the hand crafted cocktails are some of the best I've found in Kansas City. The setting is very cozy and sound level is medium. There is a beautiful wine cellar downstairs that looks perfect for private functions and dinner meetings.
We went for a special dinner. All around very enjoyable experience. Loved the castle. The food was a little pricey but totally worth it. We tried a variety of appetizers and side dishes tapas style and had the short ribs. We all agreed everything we tried was excellent. Service was very good as well. Can't wait to try lunch and brunch.
Arrived at 6 pm...left at 10:03. Food courses came out of kitchen spaced far apart. "Sassy Red Head" spent mosf of the evening talking to a party of 4 at another table, not managing kitchen/flow of restaurant. Server was good .. but one of only two working that night, so was challenged. Food and ambience was very good, just had not planned on a 4-hour meal.
We met a friend whom we hadn't seen in awhile for lunch at Kelly's Harvest. We had a very leisurely lunch in a quiet restaurant; we stayed for about 1 1/2 hours while eating yummy food and catching up with one another. This is the 4th or 5th time we've had lunch here, and we've never been disappointed. The petite fromage is a bit different every time, the pasta of the day was delicious, and the pork cheeks were very tender and tasty (don't be put off by the name of the dish -- believe me, the dish was fantastic. Reasonable portions of quality food served by an excellent wait staff in a quiet, relaxing historical setting -- that pretty well sums it up!
The venue had lots of ambiance, with the stone walls and rustic wood. However, the pop music playing on the restaurant's audio system seemed ill-fitting for such a high-class (read: expensive, but worth it) business. We went on New Year's Eve at 5:30, before heavy service times. Each dish on the Carnivore Club menu (special NYE menu) were carefully composed and delicious, save the fact that both the fish and beef courses were slightly warmer than room temperature (both mine and my other half's) I made it through the the fish course (striped bass) and thought it was odd. I enjoy my food hot, but thought perhaps it was customary for that dish to be less than. Both our scotch filets came out at the same temperature. I'm not one to send dishes back, so I ate it. I realized my other half's filet had a beautiful brown sauce/glaze, which mine was missing. I asked the server if the temperature on both dishes was standard. She said it was not normal and I should have told her. She also said they may not have been hit because "there were so many dishes coming out of the kitchen." For the price and reputation, my expectations are far greater than the service I would receive at a less professional restaurant. I would expect my food to be the correct temperature. I shouldn't have to send something back because the kitchen and/or server can't send out a hot meal. It was very disappointing, because the food was clearly prepared beautifully, with levels of flavor. I will say the server's timing was nice, as there was always enough time between courses. Nothing was forced on he table while you were still eating. The lemon blossom martini was phenomenal.
Beautiful restaurant with great food. My only issue was noise from a nearby large table as their voices carried and drowned out our conversation. That's not something you can really plan for though so it's not the restaurant's fault.
We definitely plan to return!
Beautiful historic facility. Service excellent. Fromagge plate excellent. Fellow diners had herbed chicken, duck, and pasta carbonara which was good by all accounts. I had the scotch filet which was a mignon size/shape piece of prime rib with fat removed and wrapped in prosciutto ordered med-rare. In hindsight not sure this is a good method for cooking prime rib as the cut was tough and difficult to consume. Server noted i did not finish the meat and insisted on comping my meal. Wish we had room left for dessert. Overall we loved the place and will return to try other culinary creations or the sampling menu.
I have been here before for a wine tasting and our friends have been here before for brunch and said it was outstanding. I was not at all impressed with the food - my friend and I had the Scottish filet which was very grizzly and tough. The knife would hardly cut it. We only ate 1/4 of it. I thought the prices were high for the quality
We just witnessed the first snowfall of the season from the luxurious dining room at Harvest. We love the place, the food, its gardens and the people. We always feel welcome and spoiled at the same time. It's perfect for a business lunch, Sunday brunch or romantic dinner. It's our favorite destination restaurant in the city.
My husband took me here for the first time on Valentine's Day several years ago. We have come for special occasions often since then. We love it. The wait staff is friendly, professional and helpful. The bartender is very good. We love the ambience and the food is not only presented beautifully, but tastes wonderful as well. The pace is relaxed, the dining room is lovely. It's always a treat to treat ourselves to this restaurant and invite others to join us.
It was our first visit and we hope to be back again soon. We have a tradition of lunches with friends and we enjoy trying places we have never been before. The food was wonderful as well as the service. We appreciated the chance to sit and talk and eat in such warm environment. We plan to come back in warm weather for outdoor dining.
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