There is a part of Kansas City that I feel like does not get a whole lot attention. It is sad because there are a lot of awesome treasures in this part of town. The River Market, or formally the River Quay, is filled with so many restaurants, and a handful of coffee shops such as Quay Coffee. This part of Kansas City has the best Farmer’s Market in town, at least in my opinion. The Farmhouse is located just outside of the Farmer’s Market off of 4th Street and Delaware. This is a farm to table, tail to tip restaurant opened it’s doors in 2009. I have heard so many great things about this place that I needed to give this place a try. I also love that everything that is on their menu comes from a farm no further than 100 mile radius, well except for the fish that was on the menu. Which is awesome!
My friend and I decided to go to the Farmhouse this Thursday evening. We had a very lovely server that was able to answer any of our questions that we had about the menu or specials. My friend had the Pan Seared Steel Head Trout. It had a ginger and mint rice wrapped in rabe greens like sushi with the perfectly cooked trout and a apricot chili sauce. The fish was so beautifully tender and flaked with the fork. The apricot chili sauce was great. It was sweet, and had a subtle spice from the chilis. The flavor combination was not something that I would ever think of. Guess it’s time for me to start experimenting. The mint ginger rice was a nice compliment to the fish. A meal that was filling, but light like a nice spring meal.
I enjoyed the Hanger and house cut fries. We were informed that the hanger steak was aged for a full 365 days in an attic. That it was going to be cut off the grain and tender. Had the steak cooked medium, although if I were to have it again, I would probably have it cooked to a medium rare. It was such a beautiful steak. To me this is a great sign that a restaurant knows what they are doing when they can cook a steak. This steak was also topped with a blue cheese butter and pickled onions. If you have not had a steak with blue cheese, you need to. I had it once at a Brazilian restaurant in Colorado, and it was the best thing I had paired with a steak. The fries were house cut and served with a house made hot sauce. The fries were delicious, but slightly over seasoned for my taste, but my friend loved them so much that she was eating them as I was writing my notes onto my phone.
The pricing is a little bit on the pricey side for maybe most, about $15 – $20 per entree. Honestly you are getting what you pay for, especially here, at Farmhouse. Everything you are eating it local, within a 100 mile radius of the restaurant, and they even have a black board in house of all of the farmers they get their products from, which is amazing to me. Tasting the legacy of the hard work in the food that is well prepared and represented of the farmers. I would recommend checking this place out. Especially on a date, or a celebratory dinner, or just as a treat for yourself.
Address: 300 Delaware, Kansas City, MO 64105
Hours: Monday – Tuesday: 11:00am – 3:00pm; Wednesday – Thursday: 11:00am – 10:00pm; Friday: 11:00am – 11:00pm; Saturday: 9:00am – 11:00pm; Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm