Make Reservations Now for Kansas City Restaurant Week!

I’ve got an answer for that annoying daily question…”what’s for dinner?”. Make plans now to participate in Kansas City’s annual Restaurant Week, January 13-22.

Restaurant Week began as a way to get more business into restaurants during a traditionally slow dining out period, but it also benefits local non profit organizations. This year, part of the proceeds from each meal will go to Cornerstones of Care, along with other organizations.

Here’s how it works: restaurants across the city offer special pre fix menu options for lunch ($20) and dinner ($40). You’ll find all kinds of cuisine choices, from casual to pricy; and you can order carry out, delivery or dine in. Web searches are easy–by cuisine, part of town, or special diet. Reservations are strongly recommended, especially for the most popular spots on the weekends. Download the app–it’s very easy to use; you’ll see menus and can check table availability. This is the perfect opportunity to try a new, locally owned place with friends or grab a quick lunch with co-workers. Many Brookside and Waldo restaurants are participating; here is a partial list, including Aixois, The Well, Boru, Charlie Hooper’s, Plate, Red Door Grill, South of Summit and Summit Grill.

Celebrate Kansas City Restaurant Week 2023–beginning Friday and running through January 2022!

It’s KC Restaurant Week-Make Reservations Now!

“Where should we eat tonight?”  How often do you hear this questions?  It’s easy to fall back to those familiar locations close to home, with food and service you know. Break out of the rut!  Kansas City Restaurant Week is almost here!

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KC Restaurant Week (January 11-20, 2019) is a citywide event, when area dining spots offer specially priced meals for lunch and dinner…and a portion of the proceeds benefit local non profit foundations.  This year, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City is the “Community Beneficiary”, along with three “destination beneficiaries”.  Stop in for lunch ($15) or dinner ($33) at a participating restaurant and you’ll get a great meal, at a discount, while helping out those local organizations.

What I like about RW is that you can scroll through the restaurants and be inspired to try someplace new! Quite often the special menus are posted at the site.  Although I’ve listed here  the participating Brookside/Waldo eateries, get out of your comfort zone and try someplace new, like Modern Farmhouse in Lenexa, Blind Box Barbecue in Shawnee or Cafe Verona in Independence. Most of the restaurants are locally owned and operated.

This year, over 195 restaurants are participating!   That’s the largest number ever.  Last year, the event raised $427,000.  This is the most boring time of year (in my opinion) …it’s easy to gather up a group of friends and have a new dining experience together. Make reservations early…many places fill up fast!

More info and menus (as they become available) at Kansas City Restaurant Week-dates again are Jan 11-20, 2019.  Here’s the list of Brookside/Waldo places offering specials :

Aixois                                                                          Red Door Woodfired Grill

Avenues Bistro                                                          Summit Grill

Brookside Barrio                                                      Waldo Pizza

Michael Forbes Bar and Grille                                The Well

Boru Ramen Bar                                                        District Pourhouse & Kitchen

Louie’s Wine Dive                                                     Summit Grill

Thank you for supporting locally owned business and KC Restaurant Week!


It’s Here–KC Restaurant Week Jan 16-25 2015

January…the most boring month of the year!  The weather is cold, trees are barren and everything outside looks gray and dingy..except for the bright, soft focus sunsets!  Hard to muster up the energy to go out after you are settled in at home…. 

KC restaurant weekThat’s why January is the perfect time for Kansas City Restaurant Week!  From Jan 16-25, we have  ten days of bargain priced meals at many of KC’s finest restaurants.  This is the time to try the pricier spot you may have heard about for the low price of $33 for a three course dinner ($15 for a two course lunch).  Many of the eateries are locally owned and and operated; and there are all kinds of cuisine offered–from pizza to boar meat!

All of the participating restaurants donate a portion of their profits to these three organizations:  Boys Grow, Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired and Cultivate KC. 

Below is a list of the Brookside/Waldo spots offering special menus during the week.  You can go to to see individual restaurant menus, make reservations and see a complete list of all the places throughout the metro area offering the prix fix deals. 

75th St Brewery                                   Louie’s Wine Dive

District Pour House and Kitchen       Michael Forbes Bar and Grill

Julian                                                    Waldo Pizza

Lew’s Grill and Bar                             The Well


Thank you for supporting KC Restaurant Week!  Reservations fill up fast so make yours today!