Food
12:20 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Food Critics: The Best Fish In Kansas City

Our food critics recommend the best fish entrees on Kansas City menus, spring 2014.

      

  It's Lent, and whether you observe the Catholic fast or not, it's a great excuse to eat fish.

Kansas City restaurants offer plentiful selections of the under-water variety. On today's Central Standard the food critics recommend their favorite fish entrees in town.

Will Monsieur and Madame be having osteichthyes? Yes, please. Leave the frozen fish sticks at home.

  • Lutfi's, multiple locations
  • Mad Jack's, 1318 State Avenue, Kansas City, Kan.
  • Fish n' Chips - Michael Forbes Bar and Grill, 128 West 63rd Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • The Bristol, 51 East 14th Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • McCormick & Schmicks, 448 West 47th Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • 801 Fish Grill, 11615 Rosewood Street, Leawood, Kan.
  • Red Lobster, multiple locations
  • Lobster roll - Capital Grille, 4740 Jefferson, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Fish tacos - Cafe Sebastienne, 4420 Warwick Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Fish tacos - Rudy's Tenampa Taqueria, 1611 Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Fish tacos - El Patron, 2905 Southwest Boulevard, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Octopus - Story, 3931 West 69th Terrace, Prairie Village, Kan.
  • Octopus - Extra Virgin, 1900 Main, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Tuna tower - Bo Ling's, multiple locations
  • Tuna salad - Gram & Dun, 600 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Fish tacos - Chuy's, 209 West 46th Street
  • Novel, 815 West 17th Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Shrimp n' Grits - Rye, 10551 Mission Road, Leawood, Kan.
  • Shrimp n' Grits - Bluestem, 900 Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Shrimp n' Grits - Webster House, 1644 Wyandotte Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Shrimp n' Grits - Genessee Royale, 1531 Genessee, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Bagel and Lox - Record Bar brunch, 1020 Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Scallops - Room 39, 1719 West 39th Street, Kansas City, Mo. and 10561 Mission Road, Leawood, Kan.
  • Voltaire, 1617 Genessee, Kansas City, Mo. 
  • Mestizo, 5270 West 116th Place, Leawood, Kan.

Listener Recommendations:

  • Oysters - Jazz on 39th Street, 1823 West 39th Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Shrimp cocktail - Chelly's Cafe, 214 West 85th Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Salmon - J. Alexander's, 11471 Metcalf, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Avalon Cafe, 608 Main Street, Weston, Mo.
  • Baked Neapolitan clams - Jasper's, 1201 West 103rd Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Salmon salad - Grand Street Cafe, 4740 Grand, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Fish n' Chips - Red Robin, multiple locations
  • Fish tacos - Teocali, 2512 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Shrimp, scallops and squid ink pasta - Affare, 1911 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Scallops - Cafe Europa, 323 East 55th Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Parmesan crusted fish quesedilla - The Cactus Grill, 11849 Roe Avenue, Leawood, Kan.
  • Lox plate - Urban Table, 8232 Mission Road, Prairie Village, Kan.
  • Sol Cantina, 408 East 31st Street, Kansas City, Mo.

New & noteworthy:

  • The Bite, sandwich shop, 23 East 3rd Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Barrel 31, 400 East 43rd Street, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Ca Va, champagne bar, 4149 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Alehouse, 4128 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Cucina della Regazza, 301 Westport Road, Kansas City, Mo.
  • The Rieger, new happy hour/no longer serving lunch, 1924 Main, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Grand Street Cafe has a new Lenexa location, 8815 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kan.
  • El Burrito Loco, 900 Swift Avenue, North Kansas City, Mo.
  • Vivalore, 10815 Winner Road, Independence, Mo.