Best Of Business Kansas City 2015 • Winners List




BEST BARBECUE
1.    Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que
2.    Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue
3.    Q39

BEST BURGER
1.    BRGR Kitchen + Bar
2.    Five Guys Burgers and Fries
3.    Blanc Burgers + Bottles

BEST BUSINESS BREAKFAST
1.    First Watch
2.    The Classic Cup (tie)
2.    Eggtc. (tie)
3.    Harvey’s at Union Station

BEST BUSINESS LUNCH
1.    The Capital Grille
2.    Rye KC
3.    Panera Bread

BEST BUSINESS DINNER
1.    The Capital Grille
2.    McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks
3.    J. Alexander’s

BEST CATERER
1.    Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions
2.    Brancato’s Catering (tie)
2.    Jack Stack Kansas City Catering (tie)
3.    Blue Pot Catering

BEST CHEF
1.    Michael Smith
2.    Colby Garrelts
3.    Carl Thorne-Thomsen

BEST COFFEE HOUSE
1.    The Roasterie
2.    Starbucks
3.    Coffee Girl’s Café

BEST DELI
1.    d’Bronx Authentic Deli and Pizzeria
2.    Carollo Gourmet Grocery & Deli
3.    Jason’s Deli

BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT
1.    Stroud’s
2.    Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue (tie)
2.    Nick and Jake’s (tie)
3.    The Corner Café

BEST GROCERY STORE/CHAIN
1.    Hy-Vee
2.    Price Chopper
3.    Cosentino’s Market

BEST HAPPY HOUR
1.    Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
2.    Red Door Woodfire Kitchen & Bar
3.    Gram & Dun

HEALTHIEST RESTAURANT MENU
1.    Seasons 52
2.    The Mixx
3.    Blue Bird Bistro

BEST OUTDOOR DINING
1.    Gram & Dun
2.    Trezo Mare
3.    Rye KC

BEST PIZZA
1.    Minsky’s Pizza
2.    Waldo Pizza
3.    SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza

BEST PLACE TO EAT WITH A GROUP
1.    Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue
2.    Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que
3.    Hereford House

BEST PLACE TO TAKE OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS
1.    Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que
2.    Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue
3.    Arthur Bryant’s

MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT
1.    The American Restaurant
2.    Story
3.    The Majestic Restaurant

BEST SEAFOOD
1.    Bristol Seafood Grill
2.    McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks
3.    Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar

BEST SPORTS BAR/GRILL
1.    Johnny’s Tavern
2.    Tanner’s Bar & Grill
3.    Nick and Jake’s

BEST STEAK
1.    The Capital Grille
2.    801 Chophouse
3.    Hereford House

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
1.    Q39
2.    Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
3.    JJ’s (tie)
3.    Cleaver & Cork (tie)

BEST SERVICE
1.    The Capital Grille

BEST OVERALL RESTAURANT
1.    The Capital Grille
2.    Story
3.    Gram & Dun

BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT
1.    Bo Ling’s
2.    Jun’s Japanese
3.    LuLu’s Thai Noodle Shop

BEST FRENCH RESTAURANT
1.    Le Fou Frog
2.    Café Provence
3.    Aixois

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT
1.    Cascone’s Italian Restaurants
2.    Garozzo’s Italian Restaurant

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT
1.    Cactus Grill
2.    Mi Ranchito
3.    Port Fonda

BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH
1.    Nick and Jake’s
2.    Bristol Seafood Grill
3.    Harvey’s at Union Station


 

BEST ART GALLERY
1.    Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
2.    Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
3.    Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

BEST CHARITABLE EVENT
1.    Jazzoo (Kansas City Zoo)
2.    Dream Gala (JDRF)
3.    Big Slick (Children’s Mercy)

BEST CASINO
1.    Ameristar Kansas City
2.    Harrah’s North Kansas City
3.    Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway

BEST THEATER
1.    AMC Theatres
2.    Starlight Theatre
3.    Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

BEST FAMILY OUTING/VENUE
1.    Kansas City Zoo
2.    Kansas City Royals
3.    Union Station

BEST GOLF COURSE
1.    Hallbrook Country Club
2.    The National Golf Club of Kansas City
3.    Shoal Creek Golf Course

BEST JAZZ OR BLUES CLUB
1.    The Phoenix Jazz Club
2.    Green Lady Lounge
3.    Knuckleheads Saloon

BEST MUSEUM
1.    Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
2.    National World War I Museum
3.    Museum at Prairiefire (tie)
3.    Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art (tie)

BEST NON-PROFIT
1.    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City
2.    Ronald McDonald House
3.    Children’s TLC

BEST LOCAL ENTERTAINER
1.    Tim Whitmer
2.    The Patrick Lentz Band
3.    Joe Cartwright

BEST DAY TRIP
1.    Weston, Mo.
2.    Lawrence, Kan.
3.    Columbia, Mo.

BEST WEEKEND GETAWAY
1.    Lake of the Ozarks
2.    Branson, Mo.
3.    Hermann, Mo.

BEST PERFORMING ARTS VENUE
1.   Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
2.    Starlight Theatre
3.    Music Hall

BEST SPORTS EVENT TO ENTERTAIN CLIENTS
1.    Kansas City Royals
2.    Sporting Kansas City
3.    Kansas City Chiefs


 

BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM
1.    BKD
2.    KPMG
3.    CBIZ MHM

BEST SMALL ADVERTISING AGENCY
1.    Trozzolo Communications Group
2.    Callahan Creek
3.    Muller Bressler Brown

BEST LARGE ADVERTISING AGENCY
1.    VML
2.    Sullivan Higdon & Sink

BEST ARCHITECTURAL/DESIGN FIRM
1.    HOK
2.    TK Architects International
2.    BNIM

BEST BANK
1.    UMB Bank
2.    Commerce Bank
3.    Missouri Bank

BEST SMALL COMMERCIAL CONTRACTOR
1.    Centric Projects
2.    A.L. Huber General Contractor
3.    Kelly Construction Group

BEST LARGE COMMERCIAL CONTRACTOR
1.    JE Dunn Construction Co.
2.    Clarkson Construction
3.    McCownGordon Construction

BEST COMMERCIAL REAL-ESTATE FIRM
1.    Newmark Grubb Zimmer
2.    Reece Commercial Real Estate
3.    Karbank Real Estate

BEST DRY CLEANING
1.    Pride Cleaners
2.    Hangers Cleaners
3.    Arrow Fabricare Services

BEST ENGINEERING FIRM
1.    Burns & McDonnell
2.    Black & Veatch
3.    HNTB

BEST GROUND TRANSPORTATION
1.    Overland Chauffeured Services
2.    Uber
3.    Agenda: USA

BEST HEALTH CLUB
1.    LifeTime Fitness
2.    Prairie Life Fitness
3.    City Gym

BEST HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDER
1.    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City
2.    Coventry Health Care
3.    Aetna

BEST HOSPITAL/MEDICAL CENTER
1.    University of Kansas Hospital
2.    Saint Luke’s Hospital
3.    North Kansas City Hospital

BEST HOTEL
1.    InterContinental Hotel Kansas City
2.    Hotel Sorella
3.    The Raphael Hotel

BEST IT CONSULTING FIRM
1.    NetStandard
2.    Accenture
3.    BalancePoint

BEST LAW FIRM
1.    Polsinelli, P.C.
2.    Lathrop & Gage
3.    Stinson Leonard Street

BEST MEETING/CONFERENCE FACILITY
1.    Overland Park Convention Center
2.    Kansas City Marriott Downtown
3.    Ritz Charles

BEST PRINTER
1.    Soli Printing
2.    Alpine Litho-Graphics
3.    Print Time

BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
1.    Brookdale Senior Living
2.    Bishop Spencer Place
3.    John Knox Village

BEST SPA
1.    Par Exsalonce
2.    The Elms Hotel & Spa
3.    Rajeunir Medical Spa

BEST WEALTH MANAGER
1.    Creative Planning
2.    Waddell & Reed
3.    Commerce Trust Co.

BEST SMALL BUSINESS LENDER
1.    Missouri Bank
2.    Commerce Bank
3.    Country Club Bank

BEST JANITORIAL SERVICE
1.    City Wide Maintenance
2.    Woodley Building Maintenance

BEST WIRELESS CARRIER
1.    Verizon Wireless
2.    AT&T
3.    Sprint


 

BEST AUTO DEALER (DOMESTIC)
1.    Dick Smith Ford
2.    Bob Sight Ford
3.    Overland Park Jeep Dodge Ram Chrysler

BEST AUTO DEALER (FOREIGN)
1.    Aristocrat Motors
2.    Hendrick Lexus
3.    O’Neill Honda

BEST CORPORATE GIFTS
1.    Halls Kansas City

BEST FLORIST
1.    Trapp & Company
2.    Toblers Flowers
3.    The Fiddly Fig

BEST JEWELER
1.    Tivol
2.    Helzberg Diamonds
3.    Mazzarese Jewelry (tie)
3.    Joslin’s Jewelry (tie)

BEST LIQUOR STORE/WINE SELLER
1.    Gomer’s
2.    Lukas Liquor Superstore
3.    Rimann Liquors

BEST MEN’S APPAREL
1.    Baldwin Men’s Shop
2.    Nordstrom
3.    Jos. A. Bank

BEST WOMEN’S APPAREL
1.    Nordstrom
2.    Standard Style
3.    Ann Taylor

BEST OFFICE INTERIOR FURNISHING FIRM
1.    Scott Rice Office Works
2.    Encompas (tie)
2.    Contract Furnishings (tie)