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Brown & Loe

4.7
4.7
1509 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Set in Kansas City’s historic City Market, Brown and Loe Restaurant’s inviting atmosphere is a blend of “big city” bistro with the welcoming casual flavor of a neighborhood favorite. Housed in a former Merchant’s Bank constructed in 1920, the restaurant honors the architectural details of the two-story building which features a façade of plate glass and verde marble floors and walls.
In the 1940’s, Brown and Loe was originally a produce broker with offices on the second floor of the Merchant’s Bank building. The new Brown and Loe Restaurant celebrates the techniques of curing, pickling and smoking meats, beautifully interpreted into marvelous American comfort cuisine. This is a true local venue, evidenced by the restaurant’s allegiance to the resident farmers and food artisans who supply most of the restaurant’s fresh ingredients.
Brown and Loe Restaurant is the second dining concept introduced by Harry Murphy, owner of the City Market’s popular Harry’s Country Club.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (816) 472-0622

  • Payment Options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Aaron Salinas

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown / River Market

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,509 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Kansas City, MO

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Kansas City, MO

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Kansas City, MO

    American

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  1. Brunchy

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Out of the crab cakes at 12:00 on a Saturday 😭 sandwich I had was ok.
  2. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great outdoor patio to enjoy a great meal and view of the Rivermarket.
  3. Mccad

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful early dinner on the delightful patio! Food and drinks, as well as service, were all perfect! Will definitely be back!👍👍
  4. ErinG

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Loved it! Great brunch! We will definitely be back!
  5. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was definitely not expecting for me to love this place so much. I guess I was just surprised that it is not advertised more. Perfect for date night, and perfect location. I loved the ambiance and just the overall feel of this place. Our waitress was amazing! I am so sorry, I forgot her name but the meatloaf is her favorite and it was so good. Thanks for a lovely evening!
  6. BobL

    Kansas City

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Broan & Loe consistently impresses with thier well thoughtbout seasonal menu and great staff.
  7. WesleyM

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Solid choice for lunch. Had a great and generous meatloaf, mash, and side salad. Would definitely return.
  8. KimC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service, Great Food...Parking was a little challenging, however I should of know better since it was the weekend and the farmers market was going on.
  9. YumDelish

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was delicious. Mimosas were too. Good service. Short wait on food.
  10. Roxane

    Kansas City

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food was great. However, apparently the power went out and it took a long time for our meal. Breakfast became a 2 hour event. Would have been nice to offer us a discount or additional Al drinks as we waited. That was disappointing.
  11. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a great selection on the menu and their special of fried catfish was fantastic. My jerk chicken was dry which is hard to do for a chicken thigh. But it was way over cooked or precooked too long ago. Rest of the experience was great and our server was amazing.
  12. BettyH

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was terrific. A great place for brunch!
  13. DaBigEasy

    Kansas City

    158 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    158 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Mothers day breakfast was good. My favorite items are their cocktails.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a special little place carved out of a corner in City Market. We’ve been here a handful of times now and it’s always for a celebration. We have absolutely nothing bad to say about the service or food. Sitting out in the patio is such a treat! It’s beautiful out there next to the small nursery that hugs the patio.Highly recommend stopping in for a delicious cocktail and brunch. Its a true KC gem!
  15. Pickyeater63

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a fun experience. Good food but not crazy about the dressing in Arugula salad- no taste.
  16. Voyacomer

    Kansas City

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Brown and Loe, but am sorry you took the spicy shrimp noodles off the menu! :(
  17. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brown & Loe keeps the menu fresh and the meals delightful!
  18. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Very creative dishes and flavor was excellent. The building was beautiful, there were so many things to look at.
  19. Kristen

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great atmosphere. Love the food!! Drinks were spectacular!!
  20. Luncher

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Brown & Loe is my go to favorite for meeting friends halfway between the Northland and South metro area. The staff is always friendly and efficient, the food excellent. My only issue during my last visit was that the food wasn’t warm, almost room temp. In spite of that it was still delicious. When crowded, it gets very noisy and the tables are close together but the staff has always been accommodating and helpful in seating us where we are comfortable.
  21. CassidyT

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were extremely knowledgable about the items on the menu. The food was incredible and it was a very welcoming environment.
  22. LaurenZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting from out of town, and this was a recommended restaurant. We made reservations using OpenTable. The staff was friendly and attentive. It was cool that they kept the building's history by preserving original architectural details. However, I think this led to the higher noise level because of the acoustics. Now to the most important part, the food. It was prepared perfectly. I had the rib-eye, a sizeable portion seasoned beautifully with scrumptious sides. My family members had pork chop and salmon plates and were equally impressed. I only wish we had more room for dessert, but I plan to return, so I have something to look forward to!
  23. AndreaR

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved eating outside! Wine selection was nice for half price wine day too!
  24. SheilaW

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had so much fun with great foods and drinks for a Sunday brunch
  25. tallyho

    Kansas City

    347 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    347 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappointed here with the food, atmosphere and service. The meatloaf is a fave and the servers are friendly and fun.
  26. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit to Brown & Loe and it was great as usual. Wonderful food and service, highly recommend!
  27. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    only gripe is we sat there for about 15 min until someone greeted us, i understand i may not “look” the part but i pay and tip just as well as any white man
  28. MikeB

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, Service is outside food is really good really like the comfortable space overall this is a great place to go to
  29. AdamN

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food tasted great with a good selection of options. Cocktails were all very good with some nicer options that are not going to be available everywhere. Sat outside on the patio as it was great weather and the outdoor patio space is situated in a spot that is great if you want to people watch. This is especially true if you go on a day the farmers market is operating. Service was very good and waitress was on top of things but could have checked in a bit more initially as we were sat. However, we were waiting on a person to arrive so I understand we were not a priority. Pricing is reasonable for the food, drinks, and atmosphere that is provided.
  30. CindyB

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remembering my late son, who introduced us here. We ate outside on a beautiful nite. The food and service was wonderful!
  31. LesaV

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Nice ambience, service, food and drinks. Went for Sunday brunch but enjoyed the atmosphere as much as the service and food. Clean and unique, not a huge menu but done so well. Cannot wait to return. Have the breakfast flip—brandy style. So good!
  32. JenniferM

    Kansas City

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the morning at the river market and brunch on a bussling beautiful Saturday, one of my daughters very favorite thing to do, and seemed fitting for her birthday. Made reservations, and arrived sooner than expected and the hostess team was very kind and help us get in to our table. We opted for the vault room but we very loud with the big party outside our room, their loud voices echoed into the vault. The food was good - I ordered the croquet and it was incredibly spicy- and didn’t see anything about that on the menu so unfortunately I couldn’t eat it. I will know better next time. Appreciate the hospitality.
  33. Scott

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place all the way around! New favorite in City Market.
  34. JEFFREY

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and very nice server. The affogato is outstanding.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience. Awesome energy. Waitress was knowledgeable and provided excellent recommendations. Food was creative and delicious.
  36. Mitch

    Caribbean

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They bill themselves as “American cuisine”, and it is, but the spicing and inventiveness borrows from countries all over the world. The split pea-spinach soup with yellow curry was excellent. The calimari and sauces superb; deviled eggs sublime. Coffee cake dessert and blueberry-banana sorbet very unique and delicious. Jameson was a great server. Highly recommend!
  37. JeffB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch menu offered good variety for everyone in our party. Service was exceptional. The food was delicious.
  38. SuziB

    Kansas City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved our meal at Brown & Loe last night. Our server was adorable, very personable and attentive. We had a problem with one of our meals and it was taken care of right away.
  39. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Everything was really great with tasty drinks and food. I simply did not like our seating so close to the door on such a cold night. Especially since we were crammed right next to the hostess stand we could hear that even though others didn’t haven’t reservations like us, they got what would been preferred seating.
  40. jwgfoodie

    Kansas City

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful venue (former produce bank) for a wonderful dining experience. Service is outstanding. Knowledge of the menu and specials was outstanding. The food- exceptional - each entree chosen exceeded expectations. Highly recommended - from appetizers through dessert , all items are uniquely Brown & Loe’s and delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Brown & Loe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 472-0622.

Brown & Loe is rated 4.7 stars by 1509 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for Brown & Loe

429 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64106

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown / River Market

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Aaron Salinas

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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