Plate, which opened in Kansas City’s Brookside East neighborhood in November, is so modern and stylish that you’d never guess it’s housed in a 100-year-old building. Owners Christian and Andrea Joseph rewired, repaired or rebuilt almost everything in the space to make it sexy enough for date night, casual enough for family dinner and convenient enough for happy hour.
A wooden bar grounds the space as you walk through the front door, with sleek nautical light fixtures. A wall of reclaimed wood adjoins with the front of the bar with a television for catching the news. The vibe is convivial and conversational, especially at the bar. Plate’s drink menu carries a solid selection of local beers on tap, wines by the glass and reasonably priced bottles, plus a seasonally rotating list of house cocktails. After happy hour, grab a seat in the intimate dining room and try executive chef Brian Mehl’s modest, modern Italian menu.
Written by Jenny Vergara. Photography by Christopher Smith. This article appears courtesy of Feast Magazine. Feast Magazine is dedicated to broadening the conversation about food and engaging a large, hungry audience of food lovers.
Plate, 6201 Oak St., Brookside East, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.492.5551, platekc.com