With a record 193 participating restaurants in this year’s Kansas City Restaurant Week, it’s hard to choose where to go! Fortunately, the restaurants participating in 2018 KC Restaurant Week span the entire metro area, so chances are there’s one within minutes of your front door. But Restaurant Week is also the perfect time to get out and try something new, too! Below is a curated list of some Restaurant Week menus that tempted our taste buds and put these restaurants on our Restaurant Week dining schedule.

KC Restaurant Week runs from Jan. 12-21, 2018, and 10 percent of the proceeds from all KCRW meals will benefit three local organizations: Kansas City Community Garden, the Kansas City Regional Destination Development Foundation, and the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

kc-restaurant-week-2018CONRAD’s Restaurant & Alehouse

Wedge Salad – Artisan Romaine with Roasted Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onion, and a Blue Cheese Fondue

Dry Aged Duroc Pork Chop – Served with Stockyards Rye Porter Demi, Sweet Potato Pave and Asparagus

Vanilla Crown Royal Crème Brûlée with Macerated berries

Cupini’s Italian Deli

House Salad – mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, onions and provolone cheese

Chicken Prosciutto Tortelloni – handmade Tortelloni stuffed with chicken and prosciutto in a marinara and cream sauce

Cheese Tortellini – homemade four cheese tortellini in a white cream sauce

Cannoli – pastry shell filled with sweet ricotta, chocolate chips and topped with powdered sugar


Insalata Casa – iceberg and romaine lettuce with crushed artichoke hearts, red onion, pimentos and Parmigiano, all tossed in a red wine vinegar and olive oil

Pasta Vitale – whole wheat rotini, Italian sausage, kale, in a tomato cream sauce and topped with eggplant chips

Chicken Vella – lightly breaded and sautéed with fontina cheese, mushrooms, garlic and onions and finished in a spicy Cognac cream reduction. Served with linguini in olive oil and garlic.

Jack Stack

Rack of 3 Onion Rings – sweet colossal onions, hand-breaded

Spinach Salad – strawberries, maple spiced pecans, bacon, feta, red onion, sweet vinaigrette

The Sampler – BBQ Chicken, Pork Spare Ribs, Burnt Ends

Mom’s Carrot Cake


Manny’s burrito dip – a classic mix of Manny’s favorites, our frijoles , pork chilli and your choice of queso

Legendary Fajitas – a sizzling masterpiece loaded with onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and your choice of steak or chicken! Served with guac, pico, lettuce, frijoles, yellow cheese and your choice of piping hot tortillas corn or flour.

Michael Forbes Bar & Grille

Crispy Shrimp – in red chili aioli

House Salad – tomatoes, cheddar jack cheese, red onions, chopped egg, carrots and croutons

Steak Gorgonzola Rigatoni – sautéed marinated steak, mushrooms, red onions and tomatoes tossed in a garlic cream sauce, topped with crumbled blue cheese and toasted bread crumbs

Osteria Il Centro

Mixed Green Salad – with Roma Tomatoes, cucumber and carrots

Lamb Chops – Five marinated and grilled lamb chops topped with a rosemary brandy sauce. Served with rosemary-garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables.

Gelato Ball – Wild berry gelato, coated in dark chocolate, covered with fresh raspberry sauce


Ensalada Caliente – Romaine lettuce with Dried Cranberry and Golden raisins, Grape tomatoes, tossed in a Tri-colored Pepper Ranch Dressing

12 oz Grilled Rib-Eye Steak – with melted Maytag Blue Cheese, served with Sun Dried Tomato Mashed Potatoes & Grilled Asparagus

Creme Brulee – with Camus Cognac

Summit Hickory Pit BBQ

BBQ Trio – Slow smoked pork spare ribs, tender burnt ends and sausage medallions. Served with hickory pit signature beans.

The Lucky Taco

Guacamole – fresh avocado, roma tomatoes, diced onion, jalapeno, chopped cilantro, and fresh lime juice. Served with corn tortilla chips.

Lucky’s Street Tacos – four soft corn tortillas filled with your choice of ground beef, chorizo, asada beef, al pastor pork, or carnitas pork, topped with fresh cilantro and onion. Served with our signature charro beans and rice.

Images courtesy ofAnna Petrow Photography.