Old Town Wichita Restaurant Reviews

Looking to eat in Wichita’s Old Town entertainment district? Whether you are seeking a bistro, fine dining or pub food, you can find it all here.

Below are some recommendations for the best places to eat in Old Town.

* Uptown Bistro

Uptown Bistro offers excellent food and a European vibe. This restaurant is an Old Town favorite, and for good reason.

The cuisine at Uptown Bistro is primarily Mediterranean, although you can get a delicious burger here as well. If you go for lunch, be sure to start with a mainstay on the menu – the homemade tomato bisque. It is rich and satisfying.

The lunch and dinner menus offer a great variety of options, with numerous salads, sandwiches, pastas and seafood dishes. Whether you get the Tuscan Roast Beef served on ciabatta bread or the classic Mediterranean Fattouch salad, you will be in for a delight of the senses.

Homemade salmon and crab cakes are popular items as well as the fabulous pasta dishes. The Wild Mushroom Ravioli explodes with intricate flavors, and the mussels are just as savory.

Uptown also offers an extensive wine list, and they make a mean martini. There is both indoor and outdoor seating, and the atmosphere is casual yet sophisticated. Uptown Bistro is a great date restaurant, and it is one you will want to visit time and again.

* Sabor Latin Bar & Grille

If you are in the mood for Latin food, Sabor is the place to go. It is owned by the same restaurant group as Uptown Bistro, so you can expect another incredible experience.

Sabor is somewhat cozy but staffed with high-energy and accommodating people. Whether you are craving a classic Cuban sandwich or a fish taco stuffed with fried grouper, your food will be very good.

Favorite appetizers are the Crab Croquetas and the Queso with Corn. Both are outstanding. If you want to eat a healthy dinner, there are numerous grilled fish entrees. One of the specialties, the Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass, is outstanding.

Like Uptown Bistro, Sabor is a great date place. If you take your kids, you may want to go for lunch as this really is a restaurant for grownups. Sabor is clearly a Wichita favorite, and its cool ambiance will make you forget you are in Kansas.

* Pump House

For a total change of pace, you may want to try Pump House. As this place has been around since 1931, then they must be doing something right. If you like dark hole-in-the-wall places with good food, then Pump House may be right up your alley.

Located in an old gas station, this restaurant is the place to go for lunch. It serves great home-cooked fare, and it will help you redefine comfort food. And be sure to save room for dessert, as the homemade bread pudding will melt in your mouth.

* Caffe Moderne

If you are looking for a casual experience in a caf environment, then Caffe Moderne is a place you will like. The restaurant strives to be non-pretentious, and it succeeds. You will feel comfortable and relaxed when you dine here.

Caffe Moderne specializes in delicious paninis, and there are numerous ones from which to choose. For example, the popular Josephine is a wonderful dressed-up turkey sandwich, featuring toasted walnuts and gorgonzola.

The Sutherland panini is an option for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Its ingredients include a delicious blend of sauted mushrooms and onions, humus, roasted garlic and cucumber.

As if the sandwiches do not sound enticing enough, Caffe Moderne offers several fantastic salad options. If you are looking for a specialty coffee drink, you are in luck. And devoted fans of Caffe Moderne rave about the gelato.