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le fou frog

I would call Le Fou Frog Kansas City's best kept secret, if it weren't for the hundreds of awards and accolades they've received. Well known throughout the country, if it weren't for the constant praise you would never guess that 5-star fare awaits you inside this tiny pink brick stand-alone in KC's River Market. 

But upon stepping inside, it's clear you're in the most authentic French restaurant in the Midwest. The staff is entirely French, and will great you accordingly. And treat you accordingly, too– just try order the Moulard Duck with raspberry au jus medium instead of Jean-Pierre's recommendation of medium rare. See what happens. And although the atmosphere of candlelight, roses and, of course, frogs, certainly sets the French mood, it is clear they only care about one thing here: the food. However, their culinary photography was not nearly up to par with the quality of dishes they serve here. I was so pleased to be able to come in and photograph their food so that their website content could be reflective of their highly regarded offerings. 

French staples such as the Steak au Poivre are executed perfectly. Mussels, escargot, sole limned– all the classics are present. However, if the plentiful permanent menu isn't enough for you, you're in luck. Each night, Le Fou Frog offers up a gigantic array of specials, writing all fifteen of them out by hand on a chalkboard set at each table. Take a look at some of their mouthwatering offerings: 

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