The restaurant is this awful, sterile white. Very hospitial like. Service is ok, equals part nice and oblivoius. The selection has gone down hill rapidly and the lack of taps is annoying. they have a couple unused tap handles and maybe one or two things on draft. Very import heavy bottle list. Nothing really creative. I always end up getting frustrated and ordering something Ive had a bazillion times that i wish I was having on draft. The high overall rating this place has to be partially from when it first opened in westport. The burgers are still good, but this is not a beer destination at all anymore.
Blanc has a pretty limited draft selection, but a pretty nice bottle selection. However, I donít know if I would consider it one of the better beer places in Kansas City. I would consider it a good place to grab a "fancy" burger and beer. I live just a couple blocks away from Blanc, but I never go there just for beer. The burgers and fries are really tasty, but somewhat pricey. And the atmosphere is a little too trendy and bubbly white for me to want to hang out and drink beers.
First time here, cool little trendy place on the Plaza. Food looks amazing, waiting on my $100 burger now. If its half as good as it sounds I will be happy. Pretty good selection of 100 bottle or so plus 3-4 on tap. Decent variety of craft and import (including one from Kenya), and different styles. Seems to be reasonably priced too.
theisti (826) Kansas | December 20, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited on a busy Friday night with the family. I was glad I had booked a reservation on OpenTable, as the place was jammed with people waiting to get in. As with the Leawood location, interior is modern and designed to be loud. There is also a nice little patio out front. Beer selection is really solid, particularly for the immediate Plaza. This location also features four or so draft beers, which is nice. I always find the burgers well above average, and the sides are equally good. The only beef I had on this visit was our serverís lack of knowledge around the draft beer list. Of the two she read off, I was completely confused as to what they were. Eventually, I just went up to the bar to figure out that "Anchor Steam Winter Lager" equals "Anchor Our Special Ale". I know thatís quibbling, and an honest mistake (I am sure she was thinking Sam Adams Winter Lager) but still this is symbolic of what keeps a place like this from being a serious beer destination. Regardless, Blanc is always a great spot for a fun meal with an above average beer.
70 = ★★Ĺ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
This place has a great list of beers and great list of burgers. Problem I ran into was the beer choices my group made went 3 for 8 on our choices. Could have been just a busy time where they ran out of beer, or could have been they were just about to get a shipment in. Either way, enjoyed the beer we got and we had a great time.
Pretty good selection of beers and great, but pricey, burgers. The ambiance is a bit too sterile retro chic. Nevertheless, worth a stop for the "$100 burger" (actually $15) and a bottle of beer served in proper glassware, when you have extra cash to spare.
Groovy baby. The retro cool of Blanc almost slaps you in the face when you walk in. Hidden away in an underground lair, youíre not quite sure what to expect. But the vibrant colors and minimalist throwback design make you immediately comfortable. Great selection of bottles (as one would expect), but their food selection is inspired. Small shopping carts are used as a delivery vehicle for various foods, all fried of course. The burgers are all cooked to perfection, and among the best Iíve ever had. Wonderful place for a burger and a beer.
Finally went here and probably wont return, its not bad just nothing about it appeals to me. It is WAY TOO LOUD. The decor is nice but it seems like something that should be on Sprockets. Bottom line its a lot of bottles, normal markup for a restaurant, but nothing interesting. Food is fancy burgers, while good, not the best. So, I would rather pick up beer at a store, make my own burgers, and turn up the sound on my TV to recreate the experience.
Thoroughly modern atmosphere and decor, lots of white and neon. Beer selection is, as the name suggests, primarily limited to bottles, but some effort has been put into optimizing the selection, for certain. My wife and I split a mini shopping cartsí worth of the Truffle Fries, which sounded a little better than they turned out to be. Burger was pretty good, not the best Iíve had around town, though. I donít recall having any complaints about the service. Given that I donít hang out in Westport much any more, I probably wonít visit this place, really, because its not worth a special trip, in my opinion.