I just called over to Krause Dining to try and get a reservation for this Sunday night (closed, BTW), and asked for a KC recommendation, and Robert let me know what's happening over at Starkers Reserve.
Apparently, the owner, an excellent chef in his own right, just (like in the last week) hired a new chef. this guy comes from a farm background, knows his product, and has a really intimate approach to food.
We will definitely be there this weekend!!
201 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64112