Californos is elated to host a Valentine's Day dinner on the eve of our 30th Anniversary! Californos bistro is a romantic spot for a first date, intimate dinner or fun evening out! This Valentine's Day we offer dining reservations in the bistro with live jazz. Performers this evening include Peggy Chilson Trio and Eddie Moore Trio, followed by the Westport Jazz Jam until 10:30 pm. Walk in and enjoy a seat at the bar or call ahead to reserve a table for two or more persons this evening! Make sure to mention if you are coming for live music, so we know where to seat you! Reservations can also easily be made online here!
Romantic Kansas City comes alive with our local restaurant scene. This Valentine's Day you can celebrate at Californos and enjoy a romantic scene, complete with live jazz, champagne, fine foods & chocolate. Valentine's Day performances include the Peggy Chilson Trio, followed by Eddie Moore Trio & the Westport Jazz Jam, not to mention a special Valentine's concert on Tuesday with KC Chamber Orchestra & more!
As we celebrate our 30th season in business, Californos is delighted to be included on a list of the best places in Kansas City for a date night. Make Valentine's Day reservations or reserve a table for this coming weekend online now!
According to an article by Tripsavvy, When it comes to romance, Kansas City has some of the best restaurants in the country to dine out with your special someone. From pretty French bistros and restaurants with an old-world charm to culinary temples with views of the city skyline, these are the eight most romantic restaurants in Kansas City: Californos, Le Fou Frog, BlueStem, Piropos, Aixois, Jasper's, Lidia's and Pierponts.
Even restaurateurs have a night off once in a while, and although it sometimes feels like work to go out and eat, we have favorite spots too! Californos' team has it's own list of favorite date nights including Cafe Trio, Le Fou Frog, Eden Alley, Ragazza, Teocali, Westport Bar & Cafe, Hien Vuong make our short list of favorite locally owned restaurants for a night out.
Do you want to celebrate with us? Make a plan to visit Californos for your next special birthday or anniversary! Californos location in Westport is perfect for entertaining! Our event space is lovely and fun. We're situated across the street from hotels and nightlife! Consider hosting a private event at Californos. Our venue hosts amazingly beautiful weddings, festive rehearsal dinners, and sophisticated engagement parties and showers!
Marla & Darin - Married at Californos February 10, 2018 - by The Two McClouds Photography
Californos' couples have access to some very unique touches for their wedding! As time marches on, savor the big moment by purchasing an inscribed brick to mark your special occasion! First names and the wedding date leave a fun marker for you, friends and family, as they revisit the scene of the crime - Californos! If you've been to some great weddings of dear family and friends, you've probably laughed as you remember some of the revelry had at these private events. After all, these are the times of our lives! The least we can do is remember them!
Californos restaurant offers souvenir engraved bricks, installed in the sidewalk cafe at our Pennsylvania Street entrance. Enjoy your brick year round as you dine on our patio or drop by for drinks years after your reception. We want to be your special place!
Contact us today to order an inscribed brick for you and your special someone! These are very popular with our engaged couples who host weddings, rehearsal dinners and engagement parties at our Midtown party venue, but we also offer inscribed bricks to all of our customers. Anyone who wants to feel like a VIP at Californos is welcome to contact us today! With your own engraved brick at Californos Westport, you will get to enjoy a personalized spot of your very own to visit in the heart of Midtown Kansas City for years to come! We accept brick orders on a daily basis, but we install them bi-annually in March and September.
Engraved Bricks are $100. Please complete this form and mail or call to complete your order.
Winter can be the breathtaking backdrop for your wedding at Californos! A fresh blanket of undriven snow is not only a Christmas dream come true, but can provide a uniquely stunning backdrop to your wedding day photography. Knowing that all future anniversaries will hover around this same time of year, it's a big decision for engaged couples to pick their specific date.
Although anyone can think of some reason not to favor the colder months, it's always good to hash out the potential - both positive and negative - of each season before you reach your big decision. There are decidedly several reasons to choose a Winter date for your wedding. Not the least of these concerns is the cost of your wedding, and there is no better time to afford it all than the winter. Demand for event space is generally lower at the first of the year, while venues such as Californos pull out all the stops to make a premium wedding fit nicely into your budget!
A blissful winter afternoon in January or February can offer crisp clean air, barren trees and a stark landscape to compliment your bright flowers and other personal accents for your big event! Rich and lively colors stand out strikingly against Winter's pallid scenery to create a dramatic setting for your wedding day pictures, both candid and staged. Weddings in the Winter months can tend to be quite elegant and stylized in terms of dress and thematic detail.
Winter offers rare opportunities to enjoy specialty cocktails! Californos vin brulè (mulled wine) is great for a warm and rustic alpine signature drink for your lively cocktail hour! Alternately, keep your guests nice and toasty with non-alcoholic choices such as hot chocolate or warm apple cider to supplement the full bar offered by Californos all-inclusive wedding package. Food will be mostly hot and filling items, with some light and vegetarian fare to accompany it. Guests will tend to drink many a beer, as usual, but also gravitate to bold red wines, peaty scotches, whiskeys, bourbons and of course, lots of vodka!
These winter months are a great time for weddings and wedding planning! January and February is a chance to get away from Kansas City, enjoy a distraction from your annual hibernation by planning your honeymoon in mid-winter. There's no better time for Costa Rica! With this in mind, you're setting yourself for future excuses to jump town for warmer weather as the years go by and you celebrate future anniversaries with your spouse.
A happy first anniversary to Anne and Josh, who celebrated their wedding reception at Californos in Westport on Saturday July 11, 2015! These beautiful images show some of the highlights from their reception, with fun portraits of the wedding party posing in front of the restaurant, and a great shot of the newlyweds entering their wedding reception in our lofty ballroom space.
Enjoy some images of the first dance and father-daughter dance, as well as speeches and the cake cutting! Calfornos provided a delicious buttermilk white wedding cake with buttercream frosting.
Our special venue is located in the heart of Kansas City's most exciting entertainment district, just a stumble from great hotels, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs! A nightcap at our bar is a Californos tradition, and our charming restaurant is not only available to enjoy on your wedding day, but on most any day. Brides return here to relive the moment, as soon as brunch the day following the reception. That makes our venue unique. Californos can become a treasured place for your and your loved ones to enjoy on anniversaries, birthdays, baby showers, and on many other, more mundane occasions, like a casual dinner on Tuesday night.
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Choose Californos Westport as a turn-key alternative to planning a wedding reception.
CALIFORNOS , WHERE WEDDINGS MAKE THE WORLD GO 'ROUND!
Event Pro., Aaron