UPCOMING EVENTS

Chappellet Wine Dinner

Thursday, September 22nd | $125 per person ++ | Reservations Required Sicilian Shrimp Salad, calabrian chiles, Chappellet Chenin Blanc, Stracciatella and Corn Ravioli, chanterelle mushrooms, local squash blossoms, Chappellet Chardonnay, Grilled Black Sable, amatriciana sauce, Chappellet Mountain Cuvee, Roasted Bison Loin, smoked carrots, […]

BIG NIGHT EVERY THURSDAY!

Italian Food & Wine Tasting

Michael Smith Restaurant in the crossroads now offers La Grande Notte (The Big Night) every Thursday. A new Prixe Fixe Italian chef’s tasting Menu will be offered each week in addition to the regular full menu at Michael Smith. The $45 tasting menu will change every week and all Italian wines will be offered at ½ price to accompany the Big Night menu […]

WINE RESERVE

Contact us today for a list of our current wines.

OUR STORY

MICHAEL SMITH

…His mother, a restaurant manager, familiarized him with the daily grind of the kitchen — from peeling potatoes and shrimp to cleaning bathrooms and washing dishes — as the family moved from town to town after Michael’s birth in Gettysburg, South Dakota. After earning a degree in Psychology at the University of Southern Colorado, Michael began work at Chateau Pyrenees, a French restaurant in Denver, where he studied under Jean-Pierre Lelievre and, later Georges Mavrothalassitis. In 1985, he traveled to the South of France to cook and while in Nice and Cassis he discovered the traditional European approach of artisinal products made from the freshest local ingredients. Fueled by this resonating impression, Michael returned to Chicago in 1987 to work as Sous Chef at Charlie Trotter’s. Not satisfied with his European training, he returned to Nice, France in 1989 to be the Executive Chef at L’Albion. Upon his return to Chicago in 1991, he worked as Co-Chef at Carlos’ in Highland Park and then Executive Chef at Gordon until 1994.

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DINNER HOURS:

Tuesday – Saturday : 5pm to close

Restaurant Michael Smith is open Tuesday through Saturday except for major holidays. The restaurant is closed on Sunday and Monday but is available for private functions 7 days a week. Contact Nancy to book a private event.

LOCATION:

1900 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: (816) 842-2202
Fax: (816) 842-2206