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The Best Outdoor Dining in Kansas City

As we head toward fall, we look for the best dining options where we can enjoy a great meal outdoors. The comfortable daytime weather of September and early October begs us to dine alfresco with a friend or two. Check out these relaxing favorites for outdoor dining in Kansas City:


This Austrian-inspired restaurant is a popular destination for authentic flavors and hearty portions. This location is the second “Grünauer” restaurant to exist — the original was in Vienna.

The outdoor seating area allows you to feel the relaxed vibe of a European setting with a pretty arbor, cafe chairs, and bright blue sun umbrellas. Relax outside, starting with some suppen (soup) and salate (salad), and you just might feel like you’re on vacation. 

Don’t fret if it’s a rainy day. The interior of this restaurant is very appealing as well.

Cafe Trio

The back patio at this well-reviewed cafe is like a hidden gem. Covered with ample shading and lit up after sunset, Cafe trio is bold and interesting.

The “Trio” in the name of this restaurant represents the trio of fabulous local food, art, and live music. Come for lunch and try the Shrimp Linguine, or indulge in the Diver Scallops with a summer squash risotto for dinner.

During the day, you can enjoy unobstructed views of the park and fountain from the patio. Ope year-round, you can even enjoy the view of festive lights throughout the holiday season.

All in all, Fountain View on the Plaza is conveniently located close to the prime dining in Kansas City, Missouri. Contact us for more information about our neighborhood and residential experience. 

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