Red Door Woodfired Grill Leawood Kansas
Red Door Woodfired Grill Leawood Kansas is just outside of Kansas City – about 15 miles south of KC. It’s in this cool, little shopping center near Leawood Town Center, where there are lots of restaurants and retail stores.
We are on a mini vacation this week from taking our daughter off to college at KU. My goal was to write at least 5 blogs, but I didn’t specify if I was going to make all of them myself, or if Clint and I were going to venture out and try a lot of different restaurants during that time. We found Red Door Woodfired Grill in Leawood Kansas a few weeks ago.
Without Wood, things just don’t taste the same
It was apparent from the start they pride themselves on smoking things with different kinds of wood. I am a huge fan of that. It’s so interesting how a different choice of wood can send any item over the top in flavor. Cherry does something different to chicken, than apple does to fish or ribs. It was evident they were wood smoke scientists! The sign hangs proudly over the bar area.
For the firs time, we went on a Monday night and knew instantly that we had found a great place. It was packed, it was loud, it was full of life. I think that night he got a burger, and I got the Chilean Sea Bass. We also got the wings as an appetizer. I want to say the Royals were playing, so we were pretty enthralled in the game, but the nightlife was a close second. The wings were ah-mazing. The smoke flavor came through and they were so flavorful and messy. Just how you want your wings to be. The sea bass was incredible also. It was melt in your mouth delicious -as was his burger.
The second time we went (a couple of days ago), we decided on calamari as the appetizer. I am a HUGE fan of calamari.
My favorite kind of calamari is on the kind of crunchy side, thinner and that perfect consistency of crunchy and a tiny bit chewy. Red Door Woodfired Grill’s calarmari was the only negative thing (and I mean minor) negative thing about both experiences. It was a little on the thick side for us. It was also very chewy. The two sauces that complimented the calamari were delicious. We just weren’t fans of how they serve their calamari. No big deal though.
Next came our entrees. Clint had the fish and chips and I had a reuben. Red Door Grill’s reuben was one of the best reubens I have ever had. I have lived in New York, Florida, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Texas, and now Kansas. One of the best I have ever had. The beef was delicious, the bread amazing, and the ratio from dressing to meat to sour kraut was perfection. It was steaming hot, it was melty, it was amazing. Usually greasy diners corner the market on reubens and patty melts, but I would take this one over a diner any day. It was THAT GOOD.
Clint loved his fish and chips also. HUGE (as you can see) chunks of fish fried in a light, crispy, beer batter. The fish was delicate and juicy. So good!!
We really enjoyed our meals both times we were there and will be returning to Red Door Woodfired Grill Leawood Kansas many more times. It’s a really cool, trendy spot where they take pride in putting out amazing quality ingredients, and delicious dishes. The artwork throughout is pretty cool, too!