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Comment Archives: Locations: Restaurants: Continental

Re: “Avenues Bistro Brookside

We started dining at this restaurant one week after it opened and continued to do so - when the Mission Rd. location opened we were there at least twice weekly - there is nothing but good things to say about this place with Joe Birch and his gang of chefs, bartenders, waiters-waitresses - food is excellent - price - what more could you expect - we love this place and will continue to a part of it - Grant Scott and Noel

Posted by Grant/noel on 02/27/2013 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Avenues Bistro Brookside

Over-priced, medioce food, inept wait staff, watered-down drinks. Avoid like the plague.

Posted by DisappointedDiner on 12/13/2011 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Jasper's Restaurant

Look's as if someone cannot even write let alone enjoy food!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Robert G. on 10/15/2011 at 2:13 PM

Re: “EBT Restaurant

This restaurant seems to be on the downside of their popularity arch. The dated decor and openness of the room gave it a very hotel-esque feel. The service team was prompt but unenthusiastic about the menu, which clearly needs a makeover in addition to the atmosphere. Given the price of the food, the only logical conclusion is that people with money live nearby and are willing to sacrifice it for convenience. It is entirely too mediocre to spend $150 for dinner. Kansas City has great restaurants, however both the interior and the menu of EBT needs immediate updating to be considered one of them.
Rating Detail:
Food: 3
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 1
Overall: 2

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Jeff on 12/13/2009 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Shields Manor Bistro — CLOSED

My wife and I have visited Shield's Manor a half dozen times. This elegant, out of the way, bisto is great! The service is impeccable and the atmosphere is super. Food? Every meal we've had there is outstanding. With DeDe cooking and Max running the dining room, it is a great experience . . . and yes, you'll get to know them by their first names. I highly recommend it if you're looking for an elegant experience and great food!
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by Gerald Kinton on 01/02/2009 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Shields Manor Bistro — CLOSED

My wife and I have visited Shield's Manor about a half dozen times. This little, out of the way, bistro is really great! Service is impeccable, atmosphere is quiet and elegant. The owners are very visible, with DeDe doing the cooking and Max running the dining room. Yes, you'll all get to know them by their first names . . . it's that kind of place. Did I mention the food is excellent? I recommend it for any occasion, but especially when you want an elegant, romantic dining experience.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by Gerald Kinton on 01/02/2009 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Shields Manor Bistro — CLOSED

If you want a quiet, relaxed atmosphere where the food is magnificent and the service is great I recommend that you try this bistro. Not only do you leave fulfilled but you find yourself wanting to return for more. I have recommended this place to all of my friends knowing that they will not be disappointed.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by Linda on 01/02/2009 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Avenues Bistro Brookside

I have to say, I've never differed from a professional food critic's opinion on a fine eating establishment as much as I had when concerning "Avenues Bistro" in the Brookside area of Kansas City. I have never been so ignored or overcharged in all my days. For $30 you can recieve the so-called "Filet Mignon", which is nothing but an over-priced lump of charcoal-flavored cardboard, and served by waiters who are almost as attentive as said lump. In fact, the nicest thing about this place was how quickly I received my check. If you wish to waste your hard-earned money on a $120 meal, please go there. Otherwise, I highly recommend you go elsewhere. In other words..... DO NOT DINE HERE!!!!!!!!!!!
Rating Detail:
Food: 1
Service: 1
Atmosphere: 1
Value: 1
Overall: 1

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by George Costono on 11/08/2008 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Avenues Bistro Brookside

My husband and I ate lunch here for the first time and I was very impressed with the food. I had the Thai Scallop Salad and it was just right. My husband liked his Hot Brown Sandwich very much too. I loved the menu and want to go back so I can try everything on it. Attentive and friendly staff too!
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 3
Value: 4
Overall: 5

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tricia Allen on 08/14/2008 at 8:02 AM

Re: “Carmen's Café

I'm a recent transplant to KC, and I've fallen in love with Carmen's! I'd gone there one time before moving, and couldn't wait to get here to have some more! The Fra Diavolo is absolutely amazing, as is the Chicken Spidini...go here and you won't be disappointed!!
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 4
Value: 5
Overall: 5

Posted by Karen on 04/30/2008 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Jasper's Restaurant

We spent WAY more money than we intended, but everything was so fantastic, I barely noticed. We got the lobster ravioli appetizer, with a creamy tomato sauce, and it was so flavorful and delicious, we could have ordered round after round of that (with plenty of bread to soak up the delicious sauce) and would have been pleased. My entree was less than awe-inspiring, to the point that I don't really even remember what it was. Overall, though, with an impressive wine list, and excellent potential displayed by the appetizer, this restaurant is on my top-five already, after just my first visit.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 4
Value: 3
Overall: 4

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Amanda on 01/14/2008 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Avenues Bistro Brookside

My friend and I went to dinner at Avenues last night prior to going to a show. We had heard lots of good things so we were excited to try it out for the first time. Our first impression was so/so as the dining room is just a little too cute, and there is a bit of a strange vibe. The wine was big, but a little pretentious. It appeared to have been written by someone who wanted to make sure you knew he was more clever than you. The menu included many items that seemed to contain the same ingredients, and dishes that were very heavy especially for a summer menu. It didn't seem like bistro food, and for bistro fare it was very pricey. It noted that the appetizers were meant to be shared on the menu, but it didnt say by how many! :) We spoke with our waiter who recommended some items, and we ordered two of their most popular entrees. The lobster ravioli was gummy and so sweet we couldn't eat it. I will say the shrimp and lobster were cooked nicely, but they were so salty they had no other taste. We also ordered the steak au poivre, and the steak itself was mushy and had an "off" taste, and didn't resemble any strip steak I had ever seen. The sauce had little to no pepper, which usually balances the sweetness of the cognac and the cream, so again it seemed overly sweet. The greens that were served with the steak were hot and wilted, and the "pomme frites" were TERRIBLE. They were greasy and soggy, and were an embarrassment compared to what frites should be. When the gentleman came to clear our almost full plates, we mentioned that we were a little disappointed, but it fell on deaf ears. Our waiter came by and dropped off our check without comment (and without any offer for dessert). The bill was for two cocktails, two entrees, with tip $80. In summary, this was the worst $80 meal I never ate.
Rating Detail:
Food: 1
Service: 2
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 1
Overall: 1

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by stephanie on 08/17/2007 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Jasper's Restaurant

Last evening my wife, our daughter, and I dinned at Jaspers. Overall we were satisfied with our experience and may return at some future date. Several things spoiled what otherwise would have been a great experience. First, our waiter was overly attentive, returning several times to the table to inquire, “How is everything”. While some may appreciate this type of attention, after the third time it became annoying. Second, while décor/atmosphere was very nice and appropriate, the restaurant acoustics left a great deal to be desired. Because of reverberations, it was difficult, if not impossible, for the three of use to converse without raising our voices. After a while the noise level became tiring. The restaurant definitely needs to invest in some sort of sound deadening in the main dining room. Finally, we were disappointed with the sauce served with two of our pasta dishes. The sauce is question was a thin, sweet tomato sauce that was very reminiscent of Campbell’s cream of tomato soup – but with more garlic. We were definitely not impressed by Jasper’s tomato sauce. While the tomato sauce lacked character, the Bruschetta Alla Gaspare antipasto was excellent as were the dessert selections. One final note, the prices shown on Jasper’s online menu (http://www.jasperskc.com/menu.htm) appear to be out-of-date.
Rating Detail:
Food: 3
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 4
Value: 4
Overall: 3

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Frank on 08/04/2007 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Avenues Bistro Brookside

our favorite restaurant!
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by kathy Smith on 08/03/2007 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Jasper's Restaurant

Great, great place and atmosphere!
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 5
Overall: 5

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Lauren on 06/21/2007 at 9:18 AM

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