Feeling clueless when it comes to planning the perfect anniversary date night? These five unique date destinations will spice up any special occasion and help you reach #relationshipgoals status.
1. Kauffman Center Dining Experience, Downtown
If you want to really wow your partner, treat them to dinner and a show at the Kauffman Center. Located in the Founders’ Lounge (just within the south doors of the Kauffman Center) the restaurant features a modern-American, three-course prix-fix menu (just $33!) and full cocktail bar. Guests can choose from seasonal selections such as: Roasted Spring Vegetable Terrine sprinkled with almond crumble and lemon gel, Hanout Lamb with couscous and apricot chutney, and Lavender Angel Cake with blueberry mousse.
Kauffman Center Dining Experience
Kansas City, MO 64108
2. Lifted Spirits Distillery, Crossroads
Not into the traditional dinner date? Toast your true love at Lifted Spirits. The Crossroads Distillery makes its own gin and vodka, which they use in their selection of seasonal cocktails. The Saturn cocktail is a personal favorite – made with gin, lemon, passion fruit, falernum and orgeat.
In addition to tastings and tours, the distillery offers free monthly spirit classes on topics like: how to use infusions, plant your own cocktail herb garden and create your own shrubs. Check out Lifted Sprits Facebook page to sign up for their next class.
Lifted Sprits Distillery
1734 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO
3. Corvino Supper Club, Crossroads
When fine dining, craft cocktails and live music meet under one roof, it’s a recipe for the perfect date night. Newly opened in March, Corvino Supper Club has quickly become Kansas City’s most sought after dining destination. The sleek, 5,000+-square-foot space combines a main dining room, bar, private tasting room and a club stage for live music performances.
Chef Michael Corvino’s menu is made up of mostly family-style plates ($8-15) with options like: crab fried rice, chicken liver mousse and fried chicken (above).
Corvino Supper Club
1828 Walnut St.
Kansas City, MO
4. The Antler Room, Hospital Hill
For a surefire way to impress your partner, choose dinner at The Antler Room. Chef Nick Goellner serves up a stunning selection of Mediterranean-inspired small plates, pastas and larger dishes, such as smoked pork shoulder. And the setting? Just as impressive. Patterned cedar plank walls, a concrete bar, copper accents and floor-to-ceiling windows create a simple yet striking space.
The Antler Room
2506 Holmes Road
Kansas City, MO
5. Tavernonna (inside Hotel Phillips), Downtown
There’s nothing more romantic than eating Italian, am I right? That’s why Tavernonna is the perfect place to enjoy your anniversary date night dinner. I suggest celebrating with Nonna’s Meatball (pictured above) and the restaurant’s selection of homemade pastas. Hint: You can’t go wrong with the Rigatoni with bolognese and braised beef chuck or the Tagliatelle with clams. Finish out the evening with a nightcap at P.S. Speakeasy, located just steps away inside Hotel Phillips.
106 W 12th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
Have some great date night ideas you’d like to share? Add to this list by telling me your picks in the comments below.
And stay tuned for more restaurant round-ups like this. I’ll be talking about additional date night destinations as part of a blog series with CommunityAmerica Credit Union that features affordable, special occasion dining destinations right here in Kansas City. Yay!