The first Argentinian steak house in Kansas City has a world-class view. Located in a new building on a hill, Piropos has windows on almost every side, offering a panoramic view of quaint downtown Parkville, the Missouri River, the Park University spire and, in the distance, the sparkling lights of downtown Kansas City. The food is just as exciting, especially the luscious, certified Angus steaks, which are served with three distinctive sauces: a creamy garlic aoli, a salsa-like criolla
(made with peppers, tomato, celery and vinegar) and that terrific Argentine staple, chimichurri, a parsley-and-pepper concoction blended with vinegar, oregano, paprika and olive oil. The restaurant doesn't reserve the window tables, so you'll have to arrive early or wheedle the manager, Sam Silvio, for one. But for sheer romance, there's nothing quite like it. In Argentina, a piropos is a compliment to a woman. At Piropos, gazing off into the distance is a compliment to the art of living well.