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The Dining Experience

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Welcome to the Dining Experience at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts where the Center invites you to enjoy a gourmet meal freshly prepared and served in the comfortable and sophisticated Founders’ Lounge. Located just within the south doors, the Founders’ Lounge offers you a sweeping view of Kansas City in a sleek and sophisticated atmosphere. Arrive ahead of the crowds and indulge in a relaxing meal just steps away from your seats.

Available prior to performances, the Kauffman Center invites you to sample one of the gourmet artisanal meal combinations offered in our signature Marquee box. The Kauffman Center has crafted an exclusive modern-American dining option featuring exquisite yet casual gourmet cuisine.

Please note, the Dining Experience is by reservation only. Reservations can be made up to 48 hours in advance of performances online or by calling 816.994.7222. During the reservation process you will be able to select and purchase your entree in advance.

The Dining Experience is available prior to all performances. Price is $40 per meal inclusive of a cold, non-alcoholic beverage. Taxes, gratuity and dessert are separate.

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Reservations are also available via Open Table or by calling our box office at 816.994.7222

The Dining Experience menu changes seasonally. Please call 816.994.7222 or email for questions or additional information.  The Dining Experience cuisine, crafted by Executive Chef Philippe Lechevin at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, incorporates fresh, seasonal and local ingredients in a unique artisan culinary design.