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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
The food was absolutely delicious. We had a party of seven and sampled a good cross-section of the menu. Everything was outstanding. The service, on the other hand, was very poor. Our server was much more interested in chatting with a couple at a 2-top than he was in bringing food from the kitchen. I'll try Renee Kelly's again for the food and ambiance, but won't utilize that server again - ever!
This was our first visit to this restaurant. We had a very nice lunch, in general, but I was somewhat disappointed for having spent $100 there.
It took over 1/2 hour for our lunch to arrive, and not once during that time were we offered any bread or an apology for the wait so I would suppose that's normal. We didn't order anything super complicated, or off menu. It was good, but not great - as I had expected. We may return but would go for dinner not lunch.
We took my Mom there for dinner to celebrate Mother's Day and it did not disappoint. From our server to the menu choices - everything was absolutely spectacular. I love that the menu changes and that it's a farm to table menu.
It is a little pricey but the overall experience is SO worth it. I would highly recommend this to our "city folk" who want to take a walk on the wild side in the burbs.
Truly amazing cuisine.
Loved, loved, loved the ambiance ... what a beautiful, historic building. The patio is also expansive and nice. Lilac bushes in full bloom greeted us in the parking area. Wine options were good and cheese plate was fantastic. The pork chop was out of this world ... ended up we all shared it, it was so good. The pasta option was good, but perhaps a touch salty. Overall, we had an amazing evening!
It's really impossible to overstate how terrific a job Renee Kelly and her team do. After numerous visits I've gotten used to being continually delighted and amazed by their consistency and dedication to their craft. I've never had a bad experience and the staff makes every visit a real treat -- always providing excellent food and wine recommendations (as both are constantly changing).
On this particular outing I enjoyed what might be the best pork chop I've ever had (succulent and juicy, expertly prepared and cooked) but let's face it -- Renee does everything well and whatever you order you'll be in heaven.
Renee Kelly's Harvest is a true gem and easily one of the best restaurants in Kansas City -- or anywhere else.
Danielle, our server, was outstanding!! We went here because I love farm to table and who doesn’t want to eat inside a "castle." But, everything needed salt!! And, I do mean everything. The woman next to us was extremely displeased with her "simple salad" and just lifted the pile of greens off her plate to show there was minimal dressing. I felt bad for her as she clearly was disappointed and no item is cheap at this establishment. I have zero complaints about the front of the house or the ambiance. I considered the food and wine to be overpriced. Maybe it was the menu for this month as I understand it is ever changing. But, for a $200 dinner for just 2 people there needs to be something memorable. Unfortunately, the only thing I will remember is to pass the salt. So disappointed. 🙁
We went to Renee Kelly's Harvest for a dinner date night with another couple as we get together at least once a month and try somewhere new. Certainly not disappointed here. Wonderful remodeled castle and excellent food. Sat at the bar first for a drink before our table was ready and enjoyed a conversation with the bartender. Seating in the big room near the fireplace was delightful and the ambiance was spectacular. What a lovely place. Food was delicious, as was the dessert! Highly recommend!
This place was delicious. We went for my Birthday, so we did it up right with drinks, entrees and desserts. It's a little pricy, but totally worth the cost. We were well attended to but not hovered over. Overall, we will definitely be back and have been telling people about our amazing dinner ever since.
We love, love, love going to Renee Kelly's. You won't find an atmosphere as unique as Renee Kelly's anywhere in Kansas City. The menu is so creative we have never ordered the same thing twice and all of our dishes have been fantastic. We especially love the service and warmth that Katie and Jim provide. Renee Kelly's is lucky to have these two working for them. We can't wait for our next visit.
I always enjoy eating at Harvest because the food is delicious and it's a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind historic property--one of the few of its kind in Johnson County. I like to think of Harvest as the Webster House of Johnson County, minus the antique shopping but far more interesting. The service at Harvest isn't the fastest, but that's just fine with me. It gave our party lots more time to take in all the details of the property and get (re)acquainted with the place. Our waiter was outstanding and very attentive. I also appreciate that Harvest's dining room is fairly quiet. As for the cuisine, Harvest does a great job of working with local producers and our food reflected it--very fresh and satisfying.
First let me start by the beginning, my wife and I had made a reservation on St Patrick's day evening (which was extremely slow!). The hostess seemed to be confused as she looked very surprised !
Then we choose to sit on the empty patio ( maybe another table), after few minutes we got a huge sewer smells brought by the wind...
The waiter brought us the menu and I will say by reading the menu the chef is all over the place no actual consistency on any style of cooking. Disappointing, definitely.
We did order a cheese plate, which arrived with maybe 5 little bite of different cheeses with a brioche which they called bread!!!!( REALLY!) and charged 18$ ! Whoa Nuts!! Then my wife choose the short ribs and i did take the quail which were very tasty.👍🏻👍🏻. We preferred stop on a good note so we skipped dessert and went to get somewhere else. Just wanted to vent this special day which was our first date for over two months!!
This was the first time that my wife and I have dined at the Renee Kelly Harvest. It was one of the best overall experiences we have had. The service ( Danielle) was great. The food was superb. My wife had the bass and I had the fettuccini with pulled rabbit. The atmosphere was wonderful.
I have been several times, and the experience has become less satisfactory each time. Wait staff is excellent, but the food is less than average. My meal was actually refunded, not at my request, but because I did not eat it. My friend's rib eye steak cost $52.00 ( a special) and could barely be cut with a knife. He did order it medium well...which is likely asking for a decidedly "tougher" steak. He said the flavor was good, and so he did consume most of it.
I couldn't find the menu in the internet... would it be nice to have it in advance... the food is amazing, but probably difficult to appreciate it by a kid under 13... I think the quality of the food and the place is fabulous, however I don't se a place to take my kids with me... again, not that I wish it would have a family environment, however it would've be nice to know in advance.
Overall, the atmosphere at Renee Kelly’s is nice but noisy. The main seating area is on the first floor of a stone mansion in a residential neighborhood--very pretty to look at, and plenty of free parking. However, the noise level inside is too high to be considered romantic in my opinion, and there are no booths or tucked-away tables for those who prefer a quieter experience. You will need to speak loudly to converse with your party due to the high noise level, particularly on weekend evenings. Again, the interior is visually charming, and there are equally attractive private areas and outdoor seating available in season.
The food quality, preparation, plating, and flavors are solid, but the dishes are expensive, and the portions are small. You won't be "getting full" or packing leftovers at this restaurant ("farm-to-table" doesn't mean farm-sized portions in this case). Service was calm, professional, and understated.
Be prepared to spend a minimum of $70 average per person for an entree-based (or tasting menu) dinner, after tax and tip. It goes up from there if you want more than one drink per person, or if you add appetizers or desserts.
Renee Kelly’s is your place to make an impression: An unusual and impressive venue, fancy small-portioned plates that look and taste impressive, and a check that will impress your date or party when you offer to pay.
Romantic, filling, quiet or cozy? NO.
A great value? NOPE.
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.
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