Discover the Top Kansas City Date Night Restaurants


While date nights are pretty important for a relationship, they can be hard to come by. It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day that you forget to take some time off and focus on your relationship. When you do finally get some time to reconnect, you definitely don’t want to waste it on some subpar food! If you’ve been looking for the best ideas for your next night off, I would love to give you a list of my favorite Kansas City date night restaurants. With all six, you’ll have a fabulous meal to kick off your evening. 

Kansas City date night restaurants

Reconnect And Have Some Alone Time With These Kansas City Date Night Restaurants

Bacaro Primo

323 E 55th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64113

Bacaro Primo is an Italian restaurant that offers small dishes and delicious entrees in Kansas City. Kick off your meal with some cured meats, aged cheese, and a glass of wine. For their main menu, you can order meals such as bucatini, lobster spaghetti, and scampi alla primo. 


2101 Central Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Lazia has been making waves in the culinary world by taking old-world Italian classics and serving them up with a modern twist. They treat every visit as a unique experience with moody candelabra lighting and classic hip-hop playing over the speakers. They also have a great wine and cocktail menu. If you want to make your date a getaway, book a stay at the attached Crossroads Hotel for a truly luxurious night. 

Kansas City date night restaurants


3933 Main Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Tailleur is a refined Kansas City restaurant that offers individual entrees as well as a chef’s tasting menu perfect for date nights. You can kick things off with a bread basket, fried risotto rice balls, mussels, or steak tartare. For the main entree, try their grilled rainbow trout or their coq au vin. They have an excellent wine menu and will help you find the ideal pairing for your meal. 

Wandering Vine

12401 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kansas 66216

Wandering Vine is a restaurant built into Kansas City’s historic castle. Everything from the unique setting to the wine flights will create an unforgettable experience. They have small plates featuring brie and bacon crostata, blue crab canape, mini charcuterie boards, and oysters on the half-shell. For your main entree, they offer beef cheek ragu, pan-seared scallops, and herb-crusted racks of lamb. 

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Cafe Provence

3936 W 69th Terrace, Prairie Village, Kansas 66208

Cafe Provence has been voted the top restaurant in Kansas City as well as one of the top 10 French restaurants in the United States. Because of their popularity, they recommend that you book a reservation ahead of time. They offer French classics such as filet mignon sauce bordelaise, ravioli au trois fromages, and les escargots de bourgogne. Every Tuesday, you can stop by for a four-course prix fixe dinner. 

North Italia

4579 West 119th Street, Leawood, Kansas 66209

North Italia offers scratch-made dishes and house-made cocktails for your date night. They feature house-made pasta as well as entrees such as grilled branzino. Stop by on the weekends for some delicious Italian-style brunch.

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These Wonderful Kansas City Date Night Restaurants Also Make A Perfect Post-Photo Session Treat!

If you’re looking for the perfect way to elevate your next evening out, try out these Kansas City date night restaurants. No matter your tastes, I’m positive you’ll find a meal you adore! 

If you’re looking for more local recommendations, you’ve come to the right place! I’m a Kansas City photographer as well as a busy mom. I know how hectic life can get, and I want to make sure you can enjoy every chaotic and beautiful minute. If you’ve been considering booking a session for your family, let’s chat so you can decide whether I’m the photographer for you. Contact me today to find out more!

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