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What to do and where to eat around Country Club Plaza?

Spending a 2 night weekend in Kansas City in May. It's going to be a girls weekend and we're staying in Country Club Plaza.  We will have a car and we do like live music, gambling, shopping and museums. Average Budget, not too high end. 

4 Answers

answered by
Anicia from Newark (Delaware)

If you are staying on Country Club Plaza you will not need a car to shop, drink, eat or listen to great music. Everything is within walking distance.

answered by
Brian from San Diego

It's been awhile since I've been back home (2004). So, I'm quite sure there's a lot of changes. If your at Crown Center, then there should be plenty of night life activities there.

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  1. Crown Center (attraction)

answered by
amber from Kansas

Classic Cup Cafe or Gram & Dun on the Plaza are both great brunch places.  Classic Cup has a nice outdoor patio if the weather is nice.  Westport is near the plaza and has a lot of great bars and local restaurants - where the plaza has more chain-type restaurants.  The art museum - Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - is located near the plaza and has free admission (donation suggested).  I would definitely recommend checking out some BBQ while in town, as well as visiting Union Station Kansas City, Inc. and the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial.  Take in a Royals game or gamble at the "boats" while in town.  Power and Light District district downtown often has free concerts during the summer which is worth checking out.

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Classic Cup Cafe (restaurant)
  2. Gram & Dun on the Plaza (restaurant)
  3. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (attraction)
  4. Union Station Kansas City, Inc. (attraction)
  5. National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial (attraction)
  6. Power and Light District (attraction)

answered first by
Jacey & Scott from Fort Collins

I have eaten at several restaurants while staying near the Plaza as well.  If you are looking for great Tex-Mex, give Chuy's a try.  It is now a pretty good chain, but the original is in Austin, TX.  Will probably always be a favorite of mine.  Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant has excellent food, their own wine and a fun little gift shop.  O'Dowd's Little Dublin has a great atmosphere, go for fun not food!  Zócalo has high end Mexican street food and an excellent tequila selection.  And I loved Gram & Dun on the Plaza for really fresh, creative food.

Just north of the Plaza, I enjoyed brunch at Bistro 303.  And for authenticly good French food, give Westport Cafe and Bar.

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Chuy's (restaurant)
  2. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant (restaurant)
  3. O'Dowd's Little Dublin (restaurant)
  4. Zócalo (restaurant)
  5. Gram & Dun on the Plaza (restaurant)
  6. Bistro 303 (restaurant)
  7. Westport Cafe and Bar (restaurant)

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