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Discover why the The Town Company is the talk of Kansas City. With its exceptional menu and cozy ambience, The Town Company has been featured in various press outlets, showcasing its commitment to providing the ultimate dining experience. Don't just take our word for it, read on and see for yourself why it's a top choice for city goers.
The Pitch KC
Seven KC-area chefs named as 2023 James Beard Award semi-finalists
“This year, seven Kansas City-area chefs, bakeries, and restaurants are semi-finalists for the James Beard Awards, one of the most prestigious recognitions in the culinary arts. One local chef, Johnny Leach of The Town Company, was even chosen as an ‘Outstanding Chef’ semi-finalist. Leach is known for elevating classic midwestern recipes and fueling his rotating menu with local ingredients.”
Kansas City Magazine
The Greatness of Town Company is the Excuse You Need to Get Back to Fine Dining
"The best new Kansas City restaurant of the last two years stands out from the crowd by trading “concept” for intentionality."
Town Company and Drastic Measures Headline KC’s 7 Beard Award Nominations
“Chef Johnny Leach of The Town Company is up for outstanding chef – not just in the Midwest, but the whole country. He’s up against top destinations like Meridian in Dallas, the Walrus and the Carpenter in Seattle and Llama Inn in Brooklyn. We’re not surprised, having named Town Company our Restaurant of the Year in 2021 and putting it at number two on our list of the city’s best last month.”
In Kansas City
Kansas City Proves to be a Place for Foodies as Home to Seven James Beard Award Semifinalists
“Johnny Leach, executive chef for The Town Company, is the third Kansas City chef in history to be named as a semifinalist for the Outstanding Chef award, which pulls nominees from across the country (Michael Smith and Colby Garrelts have been nominated in the past). Located in Hotel Kansas City, Leach’s menu at The Town Company offers small plates inspired by Midwestern, fare made with locally sourced ingredients.”