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Check out the 4 top spots in Kansas City's CBD Downtown neighborhood

Check out the 4 top spots in Kansas City's CBD Downtown neighborhood
Banksia. | Photo: Laura H./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on January 07, 2020.

Spending time in CBD Downtown? Get to know this Kansas City neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an Australian eatery to a jazz club.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in CBD Downtown, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Banksia

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Topping the list is bakery, breakfast, brunch and Australian spot Banksia. Located at 105 W. Ninth St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 193 reviews on Yelp. 

Start your meal with a dish like corn, zucchini and cilantro fritters, along with avocado toast. Then sample an Australian dish, such as beef and red wine pie, from the menu.

2. BRGR Kitchen + Bar

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Next up is bar and traditional American spot BRGR Kitchen + Bar, serving burgers and more, situated at 11 E. 14th St. With four stars out of 505 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

The eatery offers a variety of burgers, including the Knob Hill with Wisconsin cheese, special sauce, grilled onions and a parmesan-crusted sourdough bread. Not in the mood for burgers? Try the "All Things Chicken" menu, featuring the G-bird (a spicy fried chicken sandwich) or fired-up chicken wings.

3. The Majestic Restaurant

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Steakhouse, jazz and blues spot, The Majestic Restaurant is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 931 Broadway Blvd., four stars out of 378 reviews. 

Specializing in dry-aged Kansas City steaks, the restaurant is also the home of the Kansas City Jazz Club. On the menu, expect to find mussels and fries as a choice, along with salmon sausage flatbread. Also look for the Majestic steak, a pan-seared filet mignon and the Golden Rule Meats ribeye. (See the full menu here.)

4. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Mainstreet

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Mainstreet, a cinema, bar and dinner theater spot, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 302 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1400 Main St. to see for yourself. 

Check out the BBQ Chicken pizza, along with the grilled jerk chicken sandwich, from the menu. Also look for the braised brisket mac & cheese and the grilled pork burrito. 


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