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Freshwater - Midtown

Post by KCLofts » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:54 pm

New regional, sustainable fish restaurant targeted to open March 2017

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Post by WSPanic » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:12 pm

Looked like they had some sort of trial run last night. The space looks like it has some work to be done, but they seem to be working aggressively towards a March date.

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Post by WSPanic » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:20 am

I went to a soft opening event at Freshwater tonight and the food was fantastic. Can't wait for the opening. It was a pre fix menu with wine pairings for each course.

Charcuterie, Striped bass crudo, Sunchoke soup with pickled mustard seek (amazing), smoked trout "salad", potato/onion/rosemary dish, braised pork ravioli, steak delmonico/sweet potato side, Green Dirt cheese course, apple pastry dessert, Messenger coffee.

It was $50 and worth much more. Service was outstanding and the staff knew the menu well. I really hope this place can overcome any perceived challenges of the location, because they are doing things right. The interior is pretty sparse, but tasteful. I assume it's a work in progress. The back will be a bar and has a ton of potential.

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Re: Freshwater - Midtown

Post by WSPanic » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:54 pm

Freshwater officially opened yesterday.

Open Tue-Saturday, 4p-12a.

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Post by brewcrew1000 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:17 am

I plan on going Thursday, I really hope its a success. That location is just horrible. You almost need one of those Liberty Tax Statue of Liberties or a sign holder to know something exists in that strip

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Post by kcjak » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:14 am

They've installed a sign on the top of the building that alerts northbound drivers to parking behind the building - at least it should help a little bit.

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Post by brewcrew1000 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:28 pm

Has anyone been? I think its pretty decent. I won't say top notch, the large plates we had were just so/so. The Watercress soup was divine and was the best thing we had. I really loved the service and the pricing was very good. Bottles of wine for under 20 and overall the dishes were very reasonably priced but they were on the smaller side (Which they tell you upfront). The place doesn't really have a bar though which is kind of odd and the tables and chairs just seemed like cheap IKEA stuff. The Chef was very personable and he came out and asked everyone how everything tasted, everyone was super friendly. They also have tables right in the kitchen area. The entire setup is kind of odd.

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Post by WSPanic » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:34 pm

I went to a soft opening and stopped in for a few small plates last weekend. I think you nailed the review brewcrew. Good, but not great food (yet). Pricing makes it worth it. Service is very good.

I think they will eventually use the back room as a bar. They have a bar there, but it's more of a serving station right now - which isn't a great use of the space. If they get the bar going, I will definitely stop in for some small/shareable plates and a few drinks semi-regularly.

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Re: Freshwater - Midtown

Post by WSPanic » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:30 am

So.... this place was completely destroyed by a drunk driver last night. I'm on a phone out of town, or I'd post a link, but it's in the news. So sad.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:16 am

WSPanic wrote:So.... this place was completely destroyed by a drunk driver last night. I'm on a phone out of town, or I'd post a link, but it's in the news. So sad.
http://www.kansascity.com/news/business ... 43514.html

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Re: Freshwater - Midtown

Post by shinatoo » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:56 pm

Thank god it was closed.
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Post by earthling » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:22 pm

Sigh, on several levels.

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Post by Highlander » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:56 pm

Glad to hear the owner wants to rebuild but it's got to be tough as it involves a loss of income for himself and all employees during the process. It's unfortunate that there is absolutely no buffer between the restaurant and what is one of the main traffic arteries of the city from south to north - essentially a highway with lights. There is really no space to fix the problem.

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Post by mykn » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:30 pm

Highlander wrote:Glad to hear the owner wants to rebuild but it's got to be tough as it involves a loss of income for himself and all employees during the process. It's unfortunate that there is absolutely no buffer between the restaurant and what is one of the main traffic arteries of the city from south to north - essentially a highway with lights. There is really no space to fix the problem.
We could make it less of a highway.

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Post by taxi » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:41 pm

You mean, like a trafficway?

I hope the owner has sense enough to relocate somewhere else.

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Re: Freshwater - Midtown

Post by earthling » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:44 pm

Wasn't a good location to begin with. Westport Bank building would be perfect! &

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Post by Highlander » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:02 pm

mykn wrote:
Highlander wrote:Glad to hear the owner wants to rebuild but it's got to be tough as it involves a loss of income for himself and all employees during the process. It's unfortunate that there is absolutely no buffer between the restaurant and what is one of the main traffic arteries of the city from south to north - essentially a highway with lights. There is really no space to fix the problem.
We could make it less of a highway.
I was looking at Google maps thinking how this would be possible. There is street parking allowed on that side of the Trafficway except between 7-9 AM so it's not like 3 lanes are really needed at all times. I wonder how badly 3 lanes are really needed during rush hour? The only other way to make it less of a highway is to use speed dampening devices such as bumps. If they open in the same spot, I wonder if the chance of this happening again will hurt business? It's only happened once as far as I know in the life of the building.
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Re: Freshwater - Midtown

Post by mykn » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:26 pm

taxi wrote:You mean, like a trafficway?

I hope the owner has sense enough to relocate somewhere else.
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Re: Freshwater - Midtown

Post by town cow » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:58 am

The property owner is Damon Abnos, btw.

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Re: Freshwater - Midtown

Post by brewcrew1000 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:46 am

I really wish that road would go down to 2 lanes and just have parking on the streets, the road serves no purpose for its own residents, its just a crosstown expressway to get people from Downtown to the Golden Triangle and Ward Parkway

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