About Renee Kelly's Harvest
Shawnee, KS 66216
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.
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
The ambiance and food was enjoyable, as ...
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.
Fabulous restaurant! We met family frie ...
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 ...
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 arou ...
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 co ...
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 a ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 exc ...
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 tasti ...
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
Rather expensive but the server was exce ...
Rather expensive but the server was excellent. One person in our party had specific food needs due to allergy, and she was accommodated very well. My chicken was excellent but the sides were marginal. The atmosphere is lovely.
We just witnessed the first snowfall of ...
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 ti ...
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 ...
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.
The atmosphere was really nice. A quiet ...
The atmosphere was really nice. A quiet table in an historically old house was choice. The bar selections were very good but a bit pricey. The food selection was nice and all local, plus there was a great amount of food, almost like feeding farmhands, which was too much for us to finish all of it. However, in our opinions, the flavors were neutralized and without a great deal of taste. The syrup was thin and not sweet and the maple flavor did not stand out. The cherry jam served with the beignets was thick and too sticky, again not much flavor. My husband's eggs were cold and did not have much taste to them. The candied bacon was delicious as were the buckwheat pancakes. We will return as the food was good, not great, the choices were varied and the atmosphere historical. We would hope that the lunch or dinner menu would have more taste and not be so bland.
We dine here approx. 6 to 10 times per y ...
We dine here approx. 6 to 10 times per year. This was a bad experience. 6 of us. 3 brasied short ribs, 1 pasta, 1 duck and 1 grass fed strip. The only meal that was better than OK was the duck. Strip could not be cut easily with the knife provided, I realized it wasn't to be tender as corn fed but this was very tough even as med-rare. At $56 nor 59, I felt cheated for an evening out.
In addition, the duroc pork chop now isn't on the menu, it was the best item before. I will be back but it will be a while before I do and only after a snignficant menu change.
I was at Renee Kelly's Harvest on Friday ...
I was at Renee Kelly's Harvest on Friday, November 2. I lunched with three friends and none of us had been there before. We were charmed by the ambiance of the dining room and we all loved our meals. It was a very pleasant and relaxing lunch with excellent service. I will hurry to invite other friends to go and I hope to go sometime soon for dinner.
My girlfriend and I had a Sunday Brunch ...
My girlfriend and I had a Sunday Brunch reservation. The server, "Eric," was well informed and courteous and helpful in our Brunch selection. However, the eggs in my American Traditional order were not to my liking. Both eggs were overdone, and one of the eggs in my girlfriend's order was also overdone, we prefer that they be soft and open to "running" once cut open.
The bartender offered a complimentary autumn drink, and it was wonderful Apparently, the owner/chef, Ms. Renee Kelley was not in the kitchen on this Sunday - it would have been a different experience if she had been.
We will be back again (soon), most likely for dinner and hopefully, Ms. Kelley will be working that evening.
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