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900 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111-3147
+1 816-561-1101
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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900 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111-3147
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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!

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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

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 December 2017

what a great time! the service was wonderful and the food was superb as usual. Always above and beyond my expectations.

Thank kimbiOverlandPark
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The food was wonderful and the service outstanding. Before dinner we had a drink at the bar. Kyle, our bartender was very friendly and attentive to us. We will definitely be back.

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 15 November 2017

I have been waiting to try this restaurant since moving to Kansas from San Francisco. The restaurant has a james beard award which does put it into a special class. We opted for the 5 course with wine pairing. Cost $170.00 per person before tax...More

2  Thank sanfranjoe
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I was celebrating my birthday so I chose the Bluestem. We chose the 5 course meal with wine pairing. I am a wine novice so it was great to have the pairing. I can tell you my taste buds were stimulated throughout the entire meal....More

Thank L L
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Mandy and I celebrated our wedding anniversary in Kansas City while visiting family. We made reservations at Bluestem based on TA reviews and were glad we did. The ambiance is modern, but unlike many modern restaurants, Bluestem provides diners with an easy on the ears...More

Thank Miamimangomike
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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