In November, Kansas City welcomed one of the world’s best-known chefs when Gordon Ramsay was on hand to open Gordon Ramsay Steak in Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, where his team serves up Ramsay’s much-loved Beef Wellington and sticky toffee cake, among many other items. But that certainly wasn’t the end of new options for diners to try. In Leawood, Paros Estiatario offers modern takes on Greek classics made with sustainable seafood and local produce, while diners north of the river can sample authentic Vietnamese dishes at Linh’s Vietnamese Cuisine. In the Crossroads, fans of chef Michael Corvino no longer have to wait to try the menu from his upcoming fast-casual counter, Ravenous, as he has begun offering burgers, fried chicken sandwiches and mushroom sandwiches for delivery or takeout ahead of Ravenous’ official spring opening.

This month we also said goodbye to Jonathan Justus’ and Camille Eklof’s Black Dirt, though the two promise exciting news in the near future. Arthur Bryant’s at the Legends also closed its doors after 15 years (its original location remains unchanged), and Parlor’s Yaki-Ya, the Japanese okonomiyaki counter, also shuttered, the second of Parlor’s original concepts to close this year.

In December, diners and drinkers can anticipate the opening of Strang Hall, the talent-stacked Overland Park food hall in downtown Overland Park. Atomic Cowboy, the Denver-based bar affiliated with Denver Biscuit Co., is slated to open, with Denver Biscuit Co. to follow in January.


Gordon Ramsay Steak, located inside the Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, 1 Riverboat Drive, North Kansas City,

Linh’s Vietnamese Cuisine, 1447 Independence Ave., Suite 135, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.298.1552,

Paros Estiatorio, 10561 Mission Road, Leawood, Kansas, 913.544.1262,

Ravenous at Corvino Supper Club and Tasting Room, 1828 Walnut St., Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.832.4564,


Arthur Bryant’s, 1702 Village West Pkwy., Kansas City, Kansas

Black Dirt, 5070 Main St., South Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri

Yaki-Ya (located inside Parlor), 1707 Locust St., Crossroads Arts District, Kansas City, Missouri

Coming Soon

Atomic Cowboy, 4144 Pennsylvania Ave., Westport, Kansas City, Missouri,

Denver Biscuit Co., 4144 Pennsylvania Ave., Westport, Kansas City, Missouri,

The Big Biscuit, 4039 Mill St., Kansas City, Missouri,

Jerusalem Café, 515 Westport Road (moving from 431 Westport Road), Westport, Kansas City, Missouri,

KC Smoke Burger, 431 Westport Road, Westport, Kansas City, Missouri,

South of Summit Taqueria & Tequila, 512 W. 75th St., Kansas City, Missouri,

Strawberry Hill Brewing Co., 601 Central St., Kansas City, Kansas,

Strang Hall, 7301 W 80th St., Overland Park, Kansas,

Sweet Combforts & Wingman Café, 4117 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, Missouri

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