Food and Drink
11:15 am
Fri March 20, 2009

The Food Critics: News, Reviews and Fabulous Seafood

The Food Critics return to share restaurant news and recommendations. From minnows to octopi, and all the other delicious things you might find in the big blue sea, we learn where to find a good bite of fish in the Kansas City area.

Kansas City , Mo. – This week's Food Critics:

Charles Ferruzza, The Pitch

Chris Becicka, Ingram's Magazine

Gloria Gale, 436 South Magazine


Bad News

Poco's on the Boulevard
3063 Southwest Boulevard,
Kansas City, MO 64108

Poco's has closed, but will continue to offer catering services.

Great Seafood

Peach Tree
6800 Eastwood Trafficway,
Kansas City, MO 64129
(816) 923-0099
Great Catfish.

Jazz
1823 West 39th Street,
Kansas City, MO‎ 64111
(816) 531-5556‎
Wonderful blackened catfish.

Stroud's
5410 North East Oak Ridge Drive,
Kansas City, MO 64119
(816) 454-9600
Great catfish.

McCormick & Schmick's
448 West 47th Street,
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816)-531-6800
Sword fish to cut your teeth on.

Edokko Japanese Restaurant
8615 Hauser Street,
Lenexa, KS 66215
(913) 888-8878
Whole red snapper.

Tropical Palms
9331 Hillcrest Road,
Kansas City, MO 64138
(816) 761-0333
Fish to die for.

Anglers Seafood House
1004 Massachusetts Street,
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 856-3464
They use sustainable fish sources.

Bamboo Hut & Steakhouse
4555 South Noland Road,
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 353-9472
Delicious deep fried catfish.

Stroud's
5410 North East Oak Ridge Road,
Kansas City, MO 64119
(816) 454-9600

Ricky's Bar B Que ‎
1000 North 82nd Street,
Kansas City, KS 66112
(913) 299-8788
BBQ smoked catfish.

Lidia's Kansas City
101 West 22nd Street,
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 221-3722
Wonderful, warm octopus salad.

City Tavern
101 West 22nd Street # 200,
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 421-3696
Seafood pot pie, with pastry lighter than air.

Bristol's Seafood Grill
51 East 14th Street,
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 448-6007
Great mussels.

NoRTH
4579 West 119th Street,
Leawood, Kansas 66209
(913)-232-5191
Great scallops.

La Fou Frog
400 East 5th Street,
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816)-474-6060
Blow the 401k, ask for the caviar platter.

Jazz, a Louisiana Kitchen
1859 Village West Parkway,
Kansas City, KS 66111
(913) 328-0003
Try the blackened catfish.

Tatsu's
4603 West 90th Street,
Prairie Village, KS 66207
(913) 383-9801

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Applebee's
3404 Rainbow Exit,
Kansas City, KS 66103
(913) 236-4224
Fabulous salmon salad

Mike Kelly's Westsider
1515 Westport Road,
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 931-9417
The best fish and chips in town.

Ruth's Chris Steak House
700 West 47th Street # 115,
Kansas City, MO 64112
(816) 531-4800
Crab cakes; it's all crab and no filler.

Pierpoint's at Union Station
30 West Pershing Road # 900,
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 221-5111

China Wok
6048 North West Barry Road,
Kansas City, MO 64154
(816) 741-2888
Walnut Shrimp

Other Restaurants Mentioned on Today's Show

Zest
10681 Mission Road,
Leawood, KS 66206
(913) 381-5678
Very pretty surroundings.

Happy Gillis
549 Gillis Street,
Kansas City, MO‎ 64106
(816) 471-3663‎
Mile high breakfast sandwich.

Chaz on the Plaza
325 Ward Parkway,
Kansas City, MO‎ 64112
(816) 756-3800‎

Avenue's Bistro
338 W 63rd Street,
Kansas City, MO 64113
(816) 333-5700
Best brunch going.

JP's Wine Bar & Coffee House
1526 Walnut Street,
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816)-842-2660

Classy Chocolate
18 W Kansas Street,
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 781-2260
Real good cookies.

Justus Drug Store
106 W Main Street,
Smithville, MO‎ 64089
(816) 532-2300‎

Vantana Caf?
117 W Broadway Street,
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
(816) 630-8600
Magic bread pudding; the recipes a secret.

Wil Jenny's
6700 W 135th Street,
Overland Park, KS 66223
(913) 897-1114
Awesome chardonnay chicken, reasonably prices as well.

Gyro House
240 E Linwood Boulevard,
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 531-5535
Huge sandwiches.

Blue Bird Bistro
1700 Summit Street,
Kansas City, MO 64108
(816) 221-7559

Reasonable Family Dining

Red Robins
18810 East US-40,
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 795-5678

RC's
330 East 135th Street,
Kansas City, MO 64145
(816) 942-4999