JP Wine Bar
It may be a wine bar, but JP‘s Leawood location most definitely serves lunch. In fact, the food coming out of the kitchen at noon and in the evening rivals any of upscale dining experiences around town. I have been on several occasions to both locations, for small plates, cheese plates and entrees, but this was my first time trying the lunch menu.
We had a friendly, easy-going server, and were unfortunately her only table. When we asked about the lack of customers, she explained that people don’t associate a wine bar with food, much less lunch. I’m happy to spread the word because we had a great meal. The hamburgers, both beef and pork, were substantial and well dressed. The grilled cheese was outstanding, undoubtedly due in part to the use of the same artisan cheeses found on the creative cheese plates. And, the french fries are definitely going on my “Best of Kansas City” list.