flyingember wrote:it's in a bad spot for anything less than the rave about best. it takes more driving knowledge and interest to not go down Wornall or Brookside, especially since Main is not a through street for that segment. and who can survive as a neighborhood destination next to the Plaza. Too much competition.
the perfect restaurant for the area is positioned for students to want to frequent it. because if they want to go, it becomes a spot
50th and Main needs something way more "airy" than a tavern.
^There are many restaurants in 50th/Main area that do well and have been around a long long time. That particular spot hasn't had good success but it's probably just about food and feel of place. I tried last two places once but wasn't good enough to go back. The last one tried too hard, overly complicated - tried to be a Plaza restaurant. Also didn't have a good 'hangout feel' for a B&G. They need to redesign the place a little and make it more comfy or something.
51st/Oak needs to cater to UMKC. This spot could cater to entire Bside/Plaza/UMKC area residents. Needs to have a better neighborhood feel, not try to be a metro destination restaurant. 51st/Main area is a good un-Plaza non-chain altie spot for those who don't want Plaza chains. It could use more ethnic eats like Thai, Ethiopian, Indian or contemp Asian fusion like Blue Koi. These are very big on the coasts and many who live S Plaza to Bside are either from the coasts or lean more adventurous eaters and seek that.