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900 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111-3147
+1 816-561-1101
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
900 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111-3147
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not for picky eaters, however the staff are eager to please and willing to make adjustments to meet your needs. The food is beautifully prepared and different. I love this place and although may seem a little pricey, the food is on par with some...More

Thank Jean D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without a doubt, one of the finest restaurants in the Midwest. We were seated promptly and ordered a beverage while perusing the menu. The menu was customized and recognized my wife’s birthday...nice touch! Sean was our primary waiter but everyone assists and all introduce at...More

Thank Bankerwon
Reviewed 5 May 2018

While in town on business we chose to dine here on our last evening as a special treat. We are well-traveled foodies who have been fortunate to dine in several Michelin starred restaurants both in the USA and in Europe. We are definitely not food...More

1  Thank Michael Y
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We moved to KC a year ago and are discovering the city. Read reviews of Bluestem so decided to try it. Not very visible from the street - you could drive right by. Yes, parking is a problem - there's a conestoga wagon at a...More

Thank dshaw23
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This was my third trip to Bluestem over the past decade. In the past, I had summed up the experience as “all froth, no beer”—very small portions and lots of foam—leaving me hungry and slightly disappointed at the end of the evening. Whether the restaurant...More

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 10 March 2018

When I go out, I want good food at a good value and I don't want a hassle. I got the first, definitely felt gouged on the value front and completely screwed trying to find parking. Westport may be a hotspot, but I no longer...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018

We arrived early and we seated quickly. Our table was near the plating station, which was okay - it was fun to watch them work. The service was quite good, sort of a group effort as we had numerous wait staff check on us. We...More

Thank JayKathy G
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Bluestem is terrific - wonderful food and great wines (do a tasting menu with pairing; their sommelier knows what he is doing!) in a really nice atmosphere. Well worth a visit!

Thank AnniK_K
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great restaurant — what you would expect from a James Beard award-winning chef. Menu is always interesting and creative and food is consistently excellent. Go for the five-course tasting menu (the desserts are always superb and easily worth the calories!). The tasting...More

Thank Jim H
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Our Kids gave us this five course meal with wine for Christmas. We are not epicures and do not eat out too much, so this was something we would not have done on our own. We had a blast and the food was incredible. We...More

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JayKathy G
15 January 2018|
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Response from Megan G | Property representative |
Two hours is about the right amount of time depending on your pace.
20 October 2016|
Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
It is a fairly open dining room and tables are not on top of each other but close. If your group are foodies and it is more social this would be fine. For a regular business dinner, i would choose another place. If you go... More
20 October 2016|
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Response from Megan T | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Business happens there a lot. Tuesday - Saturday 5pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 900 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111-3147
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-561-1101
  • E-mail
Bluestem | Fine Dining in Kansas City Their dream became a reality when chefs Colby and Megan Garrelts opened bluestem in March of 2004. With Chef Colby's Progressive American Cuisine and Chef Megan's new varieties of American desserts, bluestem is dedicated to providing not only a meal, but a truly memorable experience. The restaurant's unadorned elegance, staff dedication and attention to detail allow you to simply settle in and enjoy your stay. Bluestem has received local and national accolades including being named as the James Beard Foundation's "Best Chef Midwest" in 2013 and a 2015, 2016, & 2017 James Beard Semifinalist for "Outstanding Restaurant" for an invigorating marriage of cuisine and hospitality. Chefs Colby and Megan invite you to experience all that bluestem has to offer, from cocktails and snacks in the bar, to a tasting menu in the dining room, or even late night drinks and dessert.
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