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“A Hidden Gem”
Review of Vivilore

Vivilore
Ranked #6 of 267 Restaurants in Independence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Vivilore does no advertising, is not on a main trafficway and does not have significant signage visible from the road. There will be no walk in traffic. The customer service experience was excellent, the menu selections were unexpected and the food was excellent. It's a very eclectic environment that doubles as a retail store selling antiques and unusual home décor items. We were fortunate enough to meet (C?) Kathy the owner who told us they have been open for 5 years. She insisted we tour their patio and gardens with her and found it gorgeous. Enthusiastic thumbs up rating, It is priced as a fine dining establishment but the value is there.

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Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and atmosphere! Brought my mom here for Mother's Day lunch And was very impressed. After lunch we walked around the grounds and enjoyed the gardens.

Thank kiteinthewind
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Met friends and family for my daughter's 40th birthday. It was a bit pricey but was an all evening dining experience. Staff and owner was friendly and helpful. I baked a birthday cake and they plated it and added ice cream for free! Gardens and available dining were absolutely beautiful! You can also shop within the restaurant. Antiques mixed with new items and displayed by a professional. Go once in your life!

Thank cathie970
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I took a chance and booked a reservation for a group of friends at Vivilore after finding it online. Their immediate response was "Oh, Wow!" when we walked in. Elegant, yet casual if that's possible. You'll find lovely dining rooms decorated with all kinds of garden decor. The second floor features lots of unusual home decor, garden art and gifts for sale. The biggest surprise is the outdoor courtyard in back. It's filled with flowers, plants, babbling fountains, interesting and fun garden art, and even a parrot. And, did I mention the flowers? The courtyard is absolutely gorgeous and it's the end of August when most gardens are looking tacky from the heat of summer. Next time I want a table in the courtyard. Go visit the Harry Truman home and library and enjoy lunch (or dinner) at Vivilore. It will be a memorable day!

Thank Linda O
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is a unique and beautiful restaurant both inside and out. We dined in the garden. Our appetizer of Wild Mushroom Cheesecake was outstanding. Our entrees of Orange Roughy and Steak Salad were delicious. Our server was attentive but not obtrusive. A truly magical experience except for being inundated with flies. This is apparently a common problem since our server warned about flies liking to dive into wine glasses (we were given plastic lids to cover them) and joking with us about them being protein. The flies loved the appetizer as much as we did. We were worn out waving them away and finally tried to cover it with napkins and slip out bites. This continued throughout our meal. We made the best of it but it definitely put a damper on an otherwise lovely experience. They definitely need to consult insect experts to find a solution to this problem. I have enjoyed outdoor dining in tropical areas and never had to battle flies like this. I would recommend eating inside!!!!!

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