The name "Aixois" comes from the home town of the maitre chef, Aix-en-Provence. He's opened an authentic bistro in the Aix style here, and it's become one of my favorite places in K.C. You'll love the seafood specialties here, prepared in delectable "southern french" manner that will put you in the mood of Provence. They have a full menu - salads, poultry, usually some kind of game dish - but I always eat seafood here, and I've never been disappointed. On a pleasant day, it's quite nice to sit outside on the patio overlooking Brookside Boulevard. Good wine list, too.
One of my favorite restaurants in K.C, I love both the food and the ambience. Interesting food well-prepared - with a touch of Alice Waters influence. Good wine list. the decor is delightful even if your are not a big fan of contemporary art. The walls of the main dining room are covered with amusing caricatures of well-known paintings, everything from Mona Lisa to Nighthawks to Andy Warhol's soup can.
Located within Kansas City's world class art museum, the Nelson-Atkins Gallery is the Rozelle Court Restaurant, a local favorite spot for lunch. Lighter fair prevails, but you can always find something interesting and tasty. Well known for unique salads, quiche, that sort of faire. It's a popular destination for Sunday brunch.
Fashioned after an Italian courtyard, the Rozelle has been called "the prettiest restaurant in the midwest" by Travel Holiday * magazine. Live music (usually jazz) on Friday evenings - the only night the restaurant is open, and during the Sunday brunch (usually chamber music.)
Favorite Dish It's been a long time since I last ate at the Rozelle, so I don't remember the food as much as the ambience.
This restaurant has a great reputation for steaks and chops, but has a varied menu. It offers an elegant setting, a wonderful view of Kansas City's mid-town area, and painting's by Thomas Hart Benton, one of KC's best-known artists.
Favorite Dish To be honest with you, this place is way out of my price range, and the only time I have eaten there was Sunday Brunch on a special occasion. It turned out to be extra special. The food was terrific, and there were so many choices that we absolutely over-indulged. Especially on their incredibly rich deserts. If this kind of thing is in your budget - go for it!
Sunday Brunch 10 am to 2 pm.