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Wandering Vine at The Castle, Shawnee, KS

Wandering Vine at The Castle

4.8
4.8
910 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The extraordinary wine and dining experience in the most romantic setting in Kansas City! Voted Best Wine List in Johnson County and Open Table Diner's Choice Award.

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2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (913) 379-1300
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Hannah Winnett
  • Neighbourhood
    Shawnee
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 910 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Best Ambience

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Great for fine wines

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Romantic

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    American

  • Kansas City, KS

    Best Overall

  • Kansas City, KS

    Best Service

  • Kansas City, KS

    Best Ambience

  • Kansas City, KS

    Great for brunch

  • Kansas City, KS

    Great for fine wines

  • Kansas City, KS

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Kansas City, KS

    Romantic

  • Kansas City, KS

    Good for special occasions

  • Kansas City, KS

    American

910 Reviews
  1. BryanM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined for brunch on 2/25/24 for the 1st time there, WOW!! what a great experience. The interior was beautiful, service was the Best I've had in many years!! Gaylen was or sever...amazing conversation and education of the menu and history. Brunch was amazing to say the least, homemade breakfast sausage was out of this world.. What a wonderful experience overall, definitely a hidden diamond in the KC metro for sure. The owners are wonderful folks that interact with guests.

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  2. Casey

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience, celebrating my mother’s birthday. I will definitely be back.

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  3. JuileP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing place! We are definitely going back. The food was amazing!

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  4. BethP

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it! The wine, the food, the staff, the ambience; just everything was fabulous. Even decided to book Mother's Day there. The menu had me wanting multiple apps, salads, meals, etc, and definitely had me wanting to return before they swap out their seasonal menu. The Lobster bisque was a great way to start and had me excited for the rest. I got the Beef cheek ragu- excellent, and my husband the fillet with a ceaser salad - he was in heaven. I'd recommend to anyone, and cannot wait to check out their High Tea!

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  5. RebeccaF

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there for my husbands birthday and I'm so glad we did! Beautiful restaurant, exceptional service (Thank you Calvin!) and very delicious food! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  6. DuaneinKC

    Kansas City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are foodies that dine out a lot, and this dinner stands out as one of the best! The atmosphere, service and food were tremendous! We will be recommending to our family and friends and will definitely be back. One of the best places to eat in the KC Metro for sure!

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  7. Isaiah

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and wine were amazing. Portion sizes were excellent for the price point. It exceeded our expectations- we would definitely come back again, especially for that beet salad!

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  8. ForrestW

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique atmosphere with old world feel. The menu is modest in size with great choices. The chef/s prepare dishes with amazing presentation. It's reasonably quiet making it a great venue for a romantic evening or business event where it might be important for conversation. They have a great wine selection and the waiter was knowledgeable about the wines and intimate with the food choices. Great overall experience.

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  9. KevinK

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wandering Vine at the Castle features superb food in an elegant setting. The service is gracious and we are often greeted by Carla, the owner of the restaurant. The food's presentation is always first-rate and it is clear that the Castle (as the staff calls it) strives for perfection in every detail.

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  10. Kiki

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasant restaurant and brunch was really good. Patio appears to be quite lovely and will consider coming back in the Spring when it is open

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best eggs Benedict I have ever had. This was my birthday breakfast, and it was wonderful. We will be eating at this restaurant again.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful brunch visit! We will definitely be back for dinner.

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  13. AshleyS

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and fabulous service! A little on the pricey side though.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service & great atmosphere. A nice & quaint place to dine.

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  15. CallieW

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place exceeded my expectations x 10000. Beautiful venue, atmosphere and ambience. Service went above and beyond. They treated me like a queen on my birthday!

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  16. Bryce

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Owners greeted us and wished my better half a Happy Birthday. We ordered a couple Wine Flights, and greatly enjoyed trying them. The food was amazing! We had the Oysters, and Brie and Bacon Crostada as Apps, then had the Chicken Pot Pie and Filet as our mains. The portions were great, and we actually brought some home! The food is just as good warmed up. We ordered the Sticky Toffee Pudding and Chocolate and Carmel Tort to go, and enjoyed them later in the evening, again they were Phenomenal. Would highly recommend this place!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal. Everything was perfect. Would not change a thing.

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  18. NancyL

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and atmosphere in Shawnee Kansas. Such a delight

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  19. RachelS

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding, the scallop entree was one of the best things I’ve eaten and beautifully presented. Steak was perfectly cooked. The duck entree was a bit overcooked/dry and lacked in seasoning. Entrees are a bit expensive. Loved the atmosphere. Overall, one of the best dining experiences we’ve had in KC.

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  20. KarenS

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience in old castle-like structure. Food and service were excellent. Celebrated grandchildren birthdays.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great meal. We had the duck and flank stake and my wife and I loved it. Great wine selection and the atmosphere was outstanding.

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  22. wess

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made reservations for our 31st anniversary and where pleasantly surprised with the overall experience. The owner visited our table several times to assure we had what we needed and giving us the history of the castle and details about wines and events they hold. She was very entertaining to visit with and attentive with all her guest. We are already planning on the next visit.

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  23. JanetR

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a girl's lunch, for my niece's 30th birthday. The staff was top notch, and the food was AMAZing. We loved it.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The brunch breakfast potatoes are amazing. Period..nuff said

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  25. LeslieR

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The owners are fantastic and made our visit spectacular. The food is out of this world.

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  26. MeganP

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cannot say enough great things about this place! Carla (one of the owners) was so nice and welcoming, Calvin (our server) was excellent, and the ambiance was perfect. Food and drinks were also top notch. Highly recommend!

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  27. TiffanyJ

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Good food and service. The owner comes around to talk to your table a little too much. A simple hello is fine but the storytelling is a bit intrusive. My biggest complaint is that it's cramped. Tables are placed WAY too close together and it's quiet so you feel like everyone around you can hear your conversation. It felt awkward and uncomfortable. It didn't have as much of an interior "castle" atmosphere as I expected

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  28. michellek

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place! Beautiful setting. The food was great, a little pricey but very tasty. The owner came to our table and was super nice and had a few surprises for the kids.😀

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  29. SaraR

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's a beautiful, quiet and historical location that oozes charm paired with service that was so kind and welcoming, it truly made this an amazing experience. We went for brunch and enjoyed the food as well.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was fantastic except the steaks we ordered,they weren’t the temp we requested but overall phenomenal dish, potatoes arguably might’ve been the best I had because of the chipotle aioli sauce.

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  31. PeterB

    Kansas City

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a surprise! Attentive service, extensive wine list, and inspired food. We will be back.

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  32. BartD

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from being seated by the owner, and all servers were great. Everything we ordered was delicious. So many different flavors with simple ingredients. All fresh. And the portion sizes are more than adequate, especially if you compare it to similarly priced restaurants. The setting is just warm & inviting. Just a perfect date night location.

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  33. ChrisB

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best meal and dining experience my wife and I have had in years. Can’t wait to come back!

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  34. CameronL

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was absolutely wonderful! Took my significant other here for her birthday and it was such a lovely place to celebrate!

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  35. ValerieV

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent venue for a special occasion. Nice sized portions although I wish there were smaller portions for lesser appetites. Will keep in mind for future if menu updates occasionally.

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  36. Smdcoo28

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dine here for many special occassions and are never disappointed.

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  37. TyeshaM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I went for my 39th birthday, it was a very intimate setting, could hear only the people at my table and the setup was beautiful, the power came to take our pictures for us in front of the tree and was so pleasant and helpful. I can’t wait to return.

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  38. PatK

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place, good Caesar salad, excellent chocolate martini. Food was just above average and strip steak was about 1/3 fat. So that was not acceptable. We had to ask for wine list and drink options. Server started by recommending the special but didn’t take a drink order until we flagged her down. She brought wrong wine flight and forgot to bring a salad. Also did not provide a steak knife until requested. Overall the server was a big detractor from our experience with not great food. A bit of a bummer but would consider trying again.

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  39. MichelleP

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was beautiful and food was wonderful.

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  40. RichardC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Carla, the owner, has a very caring and nurturing way of taking care of her dinner guests. It feels like you are eating in her beautifully decorated home. The singer/guitar/harmonica player add to the ambience. Food is uniquely delicious.

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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
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Wandering Vine at The Castle offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (913) 379-1300.

Wandering Vine at The Castle is rated 4.8 stars by 910 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Wandering Vine at The Castle

12401 Johnson Dr, Shawnee, KS 66216-1949

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Shawnee
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Hannah Winnett
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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