Genessee Royale Bistro

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by grovester » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:25 pm

We did their Stockyard Supper last week. Great French dinner, Leeks w/ soft boiled egg, Coq au vin and puff pastry for 25 bucks. All well done and kick ass cocktails for a breakfast joint. The space at night is quite nice.

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:32 pm

why don't they just open for dinner, say, one night a week on a regular basis?

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by grovester » Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:06 pm

Was hoping this might happen when he sold Happy Gillis. As it is, Stockyard Supper is once a month and I think they might be open First Fridays for a happy hour.

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by grovester » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:12 am

From their FB page today:

"Don't forget, we now stay open until about 8:30 on Friday nights for small plates and beverages."

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by DaveKCMO » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:14 am

grovester wrote:From their FB page today:

"Don't forget, we now stay open until about 8:30 on Friday nights for small plates and beverages."
yay!

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by Highlander » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:48 pm

Is this the same place that's in the old gas station diagonal to Kemper Arena?

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by grovester » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:40 pm

yes

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by grovester » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:32 pm

Closing apparently. A bummer as they have been pretty solid for a long time.

Always wished they had kept regular evening hours, but suppose that was a lifestyle choice for the owners.

Whiskey and Donuts was a great event!

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by WSPanic » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:45 pm

grovester wrote:Closing apparently. A bummer as they have been pretty solid for a long time.

Always wished they had kept regular evening hours, but suppose that was a lifestyle choice for the owners.

Whiskey and Donuts was a great event!
I was at that Whiskey and Donut event - it was great!

This seemed inevitable after the sale of Happy Gillis and then demise of Speak. It's a shame, but hopefully something will jump in there.

*fixed mistake of saying "demise" of happy gillis - don't want people not going there!
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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by taxi » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:54 pm

There was no demise of Happy Gillis, they just sold it. But I agree it is a bummer, especially with so much happening in that vicinity – new apartments across the street, Kemper Arena re-use, Golden Ox. I will miss them.

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by longviewmo » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:48 pm

Third launch is a charm? Doesn't exactly inspire confidence.

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by warwickland » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:54 pm

damn. this was on my kc rotation...havent been back to KC in THREE YEARS and was looking forward to breakfast here next month.

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by rxlexi » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:18 pm

damn. this was on my kc rotation...havent been back to KC in THREE YEARS and was looking forward to breakfast here next month.
Bruh, I was in STL last a month and half ago. Why U slackin'? :)

RE: recent-ish West Bottoms stuff, I would advise checking out Stockyards Brewing and the Ship. Haven't tried the new Golden Ox yet.

Brown & Loe in City Market does a decent breakfast/brunch, complete with long countertop and low wait times. Bonus - extremely well located under market sign and across from streetcar stop.

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by warwickland » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:50 pm

rxlexi wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:18 pm
damn. this was on my kc rotation...havent been back to KC in THREE YEARS and was looking forward to breakfast here next month.
Bruh, I was in STL last a month and half ago. Why U slackin'? :)

RE: recent-ish West Bottoms stuff, I would advise checking out Stockyards Brewing and the Ship. Haven't tried the new Golden Ox yet.

Brown & Loe in City Market does a decent breakfast/brunch, complete with long countertop and low wait times. Bonus - extremely well located under market sign and across from streetcar stop.
i just marked stockyards brewing as a must visit and was checking out brown and loe. might do a pre-dinner mini bar crawl on genessee...

I DON'T KNOW WHY I HAVEN'T BEEN TO KC ENOUGH LATELY. all of my weekend trips have been taking me east of the mississippi for various reasons... milwaukee/louisville/cincinnati/lexington/nashville/etc.

now i'm like way out of touch with kc!

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by rxlexi » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:54 am

Glad you're making it back Warwick. Nothing wrong with a few rust belt detours (oh how I love Cincy!). There have been a lot of positive changes in the last 3 years or so, which are especially obvious downtown, from City Market to Crossroads. Utilize the streetcar!

Stockyards Brewing is definitely worth a stop, if only for the awesome restoration of the old Golden Ox bar. Amigoni Winery also (if you haven't been), a block or two away, for a tasting in the old Drover Telegram building.

Veering off-topic, I still think the best brewery in KC (certainly my fave) is Crane, in Raytown. Weird location and not physically impressive or anything, but man if you're into sours, goses and the like they have been doing some really really good stuff.

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by chrizow » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:16 pm

rxlexi wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:54 am
I still think the best brewery in KC (certainly my fave) is Crane, in Raytown. Weird location and not physically impressive or anything, but man if you're into sours, goses and the like they have been doing some really really good stuff.
as a raytown native, it is still surreal to see something cool thrive under the "rickety old bridge" in the raytown downtown/industrial zone.

Lucky Boys and Voltaire are also worthwhile spots in the WB.

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by grovester » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:05 pm

Everything's good in WB. The Ship, EJ's, Lunchbox in addition to the previously mentioned.

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by FangKC » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:23 am

Speaking of Genessee Royale's location, I saw this old photo recently of that block.

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and today:

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Re: Genessee Royale Bistro

Post by TrolliKC » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:51 am

Thanks for the photos, so sad

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