Lill’s on 17th $$
815 W. 17th St., Kansas City
HOURS: Wed.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5–9 p.m.,
Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and 5:30–10 p.m.
COST: Most entrées between $10–20
If dining within the quiet luxury of Lill’s on 17th makes you feel as if you’re in someone’s house, well, that’s because you are in someone’s house. A converted house, to be exact, whose various dimly-lit rooms create cozy dining spaces perfect for group meals or more intimate gatherings. Servers at Lill’s are unhurried yet attentive, allowing guests to leisurely enjoy flavorful tapas or larger dishes.
Start your meal with a savory array of tapas from grilled garlicky shrimp to sumptuous bacon-wrapped dates. Then move on to the steak or seafood dishes, all perfectly seasoned and cooked.
The restaurant’s front and back patios are some of the best al fresco options in the city. If you happen to be traveling with a pet, four-legged friends are welcome on the two patios.
© Katy Ryan from Moon Kansas City, 1st Edition