Ingram’s 2021 Best of Business Kansas City Winners

July 2021



Wining and Dining

BEST BARBECUE

1. Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue
2. Joe’s Kansas City
3. Q39

BEST BAKERY

1. McLain’s Bakery
2. Best Regards Bakery & Cafe
3. Dolce Bakery

BEST BREWERY

1. Boulevard Brewing Co.
2. Martin City Brewing Co.
3. KC Bier Co.

BEST BUSINESS BREAKFAST

1. First Watch
2. Classic Cup
3. Eggtc.

BEST BUSINESS LUNCH

1. Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social
2. The Capital Grille
3. J. Alexander’s
Nick & Jake’s  (Tie)

BEST BUSINESS DINNER

1. The Capital Grille
2. J. Gilbert’s
3. Stock Hill

BEST BURGER

1. Five Guys
2. BRGR Kitchen + Bar
3. Westport Flea Market Bar & Grill

BEST CATERER

1. Lon Lane’s Inspired Occasions
2. PB&J Restaurants
3. Brancato’s  Catering
     Grandma’s Office Catering   (Tie)

BEST COFFEE HOUSE

1. The Roasterie
2. Black Dog Coffee House
3. Messenger Coffee

BEST DELI

1. Jason’s Deli
2. d’Bronx
3. Milwaukee Delicatessen Co.

BEST FAMILY RESTAURANT

1. Stroud’s
2. Corner Café
3. Nick & Jake’s

BEST GROCERY STORE

1. HyVee
2. Price Chopper
3. Hen House

BEST HAPPY HOUR

1. Houlihan’s
2. Summit Grill
3. Hereford House

HEALTHIEST MENU

1. The Mixx
2. True Food Kitchen
3. Enjoy Pure Food + Drink

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

1. Gram & Dun
2. Rye
3. Trezo Mare Restaurant & Lounge

BEST PIZZA

1. Minsky’s
2. Waldo Pizza
3. d’Bronx

BEST PLACE TO TAKE
OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS

1. Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue
2. Joe’s Kansas City
3. Q39
MOST ROMANTIC RESTAURANT

1. Le Fou Frog
2. Café Provence
3. Pierpont’s
Chaz on the Plaza  (Tie)

BEST SEAFOOD

1. Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social
2. McCormick & Schmick’s
3. Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar
Eddie V’s  (Tie)

BEST SPORTS BAR/GRILL

1. Johnny’s Tavern
2. Nick & Jake’s
3. Coach’s Bar & Grill,
Brooksider Sportsbar & Grill  (Tie)

BEST STEAK

1. The Capital Grille
2. 801 Chophouse
3. J. Gilbert’s

BEST SUNDAY BRUNCH

1. Bristol Seafood + Steak + Social
2. Nick & Jake’s
3. Pierpont’s

BEST NEW RESTAURANT

1. The Stilwell

BEST SERVICE

1. The Capital Grille

BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT

1. Bo Ling’s
2. Blue Koi
3. P.F. Chang’s

BEST FRENCH RESTAURANT

1. Café Provence
2. Le Fou Frog
3. Aixois

BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT

1. Garozzo’s Ristorante
2. Bella Napoli
3. Cascone’s Italian Restaurant

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT

1. Jalapeno’s
2. Manny’s
3. Ponak’s / Margarita’s  (Tie)

Entertainment and Culture

BEST ART GALLERY

1. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

BEST CHARITABLE EVENT

1. Jazzoo
2. Treads & Threads
3. Big Slick

BEST Theater

1. B&B Theaters
2. Starlight Theatre
3. AMC Theaters

BEST DAY TRIP

1. Weston, Missouri
2. Parkville, Missouri
3. Kansas City Zoo

BEST FAMILY OUTING / VENUE

1. The Royals/Kauffman Stadium
2. Topgolf
3. Kansas City Zoo

BEST GOLF COURSE

1. The National Golf Club of Kansas City
2. Blue Hills Country Club
3. Canyon Farm
Loch Loyd  (Tie)

BEST JAZZ OR BLUES CLUB

1. Green Lady Lounge
2. The Phoenix
3. Knuckleheads
Chaz on the Plaza  (Tie)

BEST LOCAL ENTERTAINER

1. Tech N9ne
2. The Zeros
3. Outlaw Jim and the Whiskey Benders

BEST PERFORMING ARTS VENUE

1. Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
2. Starlight Theatre
3. Folly Theater

BEST SPORTS EVENT TO ENTERTAIN CLIENTS

1. The Royals/Kauffman Stadium
2. The Chiefs/Arrowhead Stadium
3. Sporting KC/Children’s Mercy Park

BEST TEAM-BUILDING VENUE

1. Top Golf
2. Main Event
3. Chicken & Pickle

BEST WEEKEND GETAWAY

1. Branson, Missouri
2. Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
3. Hermann, Missouri

 

Business Services

BEST ACCOUNTING FIRM

1. CBIZ
2. KPMG
3. BKD
Deloitte  (Tie)

BEST ADVERTISING Agency 

1. Barkley
2. VMLY&R
3. Trozzolo Communications

BEST ARCHITECT/DESIGN FIRM

1. HNTB
2. Helix Architecture + Design
3. Burns & McDonnell,
Hollis + Miller Architects  (Tie)

BEST BANK

1. Commerce Bank
2. CommunityAmerica Credit Union
3. UMB
Central Bank of the Midwest  (Tie)

BEST LARGE COMMERCIAL CONTRACTOR

1. JE Dunn Construction Co.
2. Burns & McDonnell
3. McCownGordon Construction

BEST SMALL COMMERCIAL CONTRACTOR

1. Centric
2. Neighbors Construction
3. Straub Construction

BEST COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FIRM

1. Block Real Estate Services
2. AREA Real Estate Advisors
3. Reece Commercial

BEST DRY CLEANING

1. Pride Cleaners
2. Hanger’s Cleaners
3. Tide Cleaners

BEST Engineering FIRM

1. Burns & McDonnell
2. Black & Veatch
3. Henderson Engineers

BEST GROUND TRANSPORTATION

1. Overland Chauffeured Services
2. Agenda: USA
3. Kansas City Streetcar

BEST HEALTH CLUB

1. Planet Fitness
2. Orangetheory Fitness
3. LifeTime Fitness
Genesis Health Clubs  (Tie)

BEST HEALTH INSURER

1. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
2. Humana
3. UnitedHealthcare

BEST HOSPITAL/MED CENTER

1. Saint Luke’s Hospital
2. AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
3. University of Kansas Hospital

BEST Janitorial service

1. City Wide Maintenance
2. Woodley Building Maintenance
BEST HOTEL

1. Intercontinental Kansas City on the Plaza
2. Loews Kansas City Hotel
3. The Raphael

BEST LAW FIRM

1. Polsinelli, PC
2. Spencer Fane
3. Stinson

BEST MEETING FACILITY

1. Overland Park Convention Center
2. Loews Kansas City Hotel
3. Kansas City Convention Center

RESIDENTIAL REAL Estate FIRM

1. ReeceNichols
2. RE/MAX
3. Keller Williams

BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

1. John Knox Village
2. Bishop Spencer Place

BEST SMALL BUSINESS LENDER

1. Country Club Bank
2. Commerce Bank
3. Avest Bank

BEST SPA

1. bijin
2. Par Exsalonce
3. The Elms Hotel & Spa

BEST WEALTH MANAGER

1. Creative Planning
2. Mariner Wealth Advisors

BEST WIRELESS CARRIER

1. Verizon
2. T-Mobile
3. AT&T

 

Business Products

BEST AUTO DEALER (DOMESTIC)

1. Olathe Ford Lincoln
2. Cable Dahmer Chevrolet
3. Bob Allen Ford

BEST AUTO DEALER (FOREIGN)

1. Aristocrat Motors
2. Molle Toyota
3. Baron BMW
Jay Wolfe Acura  (Tie)

BEST CORPORATE GIFTS

1. Halls
2. Best of Kansas City
3. Mano’s Wine

BEST FLORIST

1. Trapp & Co.
2. Tobler’s Flowers
3. Fiddly Fig
Studio Dan Meiners (Tie)

BEST JEWELER

1. Meierotto Jewelers
2. Tivol
3. Helzberg Diamonds
Shane & Co.  (Tie)

BEST LIQUOR/WINE SELLER

1. Lukas Wine & Spirits Superstore
2. Gomer’s
3. Mike’s Wine & Spirits

BEST OFFICE FURNISHING FIRM

1. Scott Rice Office Interiors
2. John A. Marshall
3. Trilogie

BEST MEN’S APPAREL

1. Michael’s
2. Halls
3. Nordstrom

BEST WOMEN’S APPAREL

1. Nordstrom
2. Halls
3. Dillard’s