Travis Kelce rented out a Kansas City steakhouse for a two-hour dinner with Taylor

It feels like people in the NFL world probably have an image of Taylor Swift as a sophisticated urbanite who only dated posh British guys. But from what I’ve seen and what I know about Taylor, I would imagine that she’s probably quite at home in Travis Kelce’s world, and I would also imagine that she enjoys the time she’s spent in Kansas City. Kansas City has a population of a half a million people, it’s urban (and suburban) and they have nice restaurants and cool neighborhoods and a thriving art/music community. She probably loves it there! Well, Taylor apparently enjoys Kansas City so much that she stayed there even after the Chiefs game on Sunday. Travis took Taylor out to an Argentinian steakhouse on Monday night.

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce topped off their picture perfect weekend with a romantic dinner near his home in Kansas City. spotted the hottest new couple arriving at sophisticated Argentine steakhouse Piropos in his Rolls Royce Monday night.

The restaurant usually closes at 9pm but stayed open late to accommodate the celebrity pair, who at one point had the entire restaurant to themselves for an intimate dinner for two.

After two hours inside, the pair were seen walking hand-in-hand to the car. Travis then gently placed his hand on the small of Taylor’s back and ever the gentleman, opened the car door and made sure the popstar was safely inside.

The Argentinian meal could be a sign that Taylor is gearing up for the international leg of her ERAs tour that takes her to Buenos Aires in just a few weeks.

They could choose from such delicacies as empanadas and Argentine style crab bisque or go all out on a peppercorn crusted filet for $50, a rib-eye for $52, or a lobster at market price. The restaurant is known for its grilled meats, seafood, fresh salads and vegetables with a touch of Spanish, Italian, French and other ‘ethnic foods’ to ‘enjoy the cosmopolitan nature of Argentinean dining.’

The couple ended the night by diving back to his house followed by the singer’s security team and three Kansas City Police Department SUVs. Travis was dressed in the blue Celine track suit he had worn all day, while Taylor wore a short skirt, brown jacket and knee high boots accentuating her toned legs.

[From The Daily Mail]

If you want to see the Piropos menu, go here. The food looks amazing, especially the steaks. Some people say you should never eat seafood when you’re that far inland, so I am side-eyeing some of their claims that the seafood is super-fresh. But the loaded baked potato looks amazing! I wonder what Taylor ordered. I wonder what Travis ordered too, because I bet he ordered like three dishes. The fact that he arranged for the restaurant to stay open late so they could be alone… wow. He’s really wooing her and treating her like a princess. I love it, as I’ve said, and I think he’s in it to win it. But I do wonder if Taylor is fighting the urge to sabotage this.

Photos courtesy of Backgrid & Chariah Gordon’s IG.

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  1. MaryContrary says:

    Her last relationship was six years-so I’m assuming she’s potentially in this for the long run too. There’s a big difference between how you are and what you want in your early 20s vs in your early 30s.

  2. Abby says:

    This story sounds like PR for the restaurant… which is working because it sounds yummy and I’d like to go there. LOL

    • Christine says:

      Same, I’m starving, and that sounds yum.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      @Abby, it does. Those prices are reasonable. I’m in WI and those prices are dreamy. We went to an upscale place in our area over the last weekend and those prices are much better. I had Chilean Sea Bass (amazing) hubs had rib eye, also amazing-prices were a quite a bit more in our non metropolis area.

  3. molly says:

    Travis looked like someone who’s 6’5″ and plays professional sports in those track pants he was wearing.

  4. Normades says:

    Seems like he could have worn something nicer than a track suit. I really like what he’s wearing in the last 2 pics. Great flannel button down and his pants have ice-cream bars on them’

    • Lucy says:

      It’s apparently a Celine track suit? He loves him some clothes. I’m just shocked Celine would make something that fits him, I thought they weren’t very size inclusive for women.

      • Normades says:

        Oh I’m sure the sweats cost more than my car payment, but it’s just not very formal. I mean he didn’t have to wear a suit but a nice button down shirt? Then again they were the only people in the place.

      • Normades says:

        I just looked at those daily mail pics again. He actually looks really hot in athletic gear. Nice um, tight end.

      • Christine says:

        Agreed, I’ve got zero complaints about those track pants.

      • Moonstone says:

        I keep on thinking about CB’s comment about Travis laying pipe and OMG…the man can totally hit it, one look at him and you know he knows how to f**k. And how protective he ie of her? I’m jealous of Taylor right now, haha.

    • Blithe says:

      Hot damn! Those ice pops! I am so here for those ice pop pants. (Wicked giggle.)

  5. Kate says:

    Seafood is flown all over the world these days, so I don’t think the inland/coastal distinction matters as much any more if you’re eating at a restaurant with quality fish sources. Even coastal restaurants are having fish flown in from other places. At one point I remember reading the best sushi grade fish first goes to Japan first and then maybe Aspen/Vail second?

    Still don’t understand these sabotage comments though.

    • Shawna says:

      Maybe Kaiser is hedging against disappointment? Like, moderation your expectations even though most people seem rooting for them to go the distance?

    • Justjj says:

      I live in a state that is Kansas-adjacent and similarly landlocked and the nicer restaurants here have seafood flown in twice a day on chartered jets from dock to table. The sushi restaurants buy it from there as well. There are usually at least a few smaller airports surrounding major cities in the plains/Midwest and it seems like they are almost unanimously dedicated to speciality food commerce like this and private travel.

    • Mina says:

      A lot of people are still judging her by her early to mid 20s, which is the last time we physically saw this much of her and her dating life.

    • CatMum says:

      yeah, that seafood myth is an old chestnut. flash frozen seafood is actually safer to eat too as it kills any parasites that might be present.

      • Lux says:

        I live in California and guess what kind of lobster we eat? Maine. Because it’s the best…IMO Pacific Ocean crustaceans don’t quite compare; I never loved the Australian lobsters I had there and most of the Californian variety are shipped off to China. I will personally, happily eat Maine lobster wherever it’s shipped.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        This. We’ve bought things from Hancock Gourmet & Key Largo fisheries. All excellent. I’m in WI. A couple of summers ago we had a party. Lobster rolls from Hancock Gourmet. Outstanding. Yep, yep, yep, Maine lobster is the best! Cold lobsters are better than warm lobsters.imo

  6. girl_ninja says:

    “The couple ended the night by diving back to his house followed by the singer’s security team and three Kansas City Police Department SUVs.”

    Nice use of tax payer dollars. She has a whole security detail with her at all times. Why do they need three KC police department SUV’s? Just go and eat a romantic meal, there is no need to be that extra.

    • Twin Falls says:

      Having a police force so large you can send three patrol cars out to chaperone a celebrity dinner date is already a waste of tax payers dollars.

      • molly says:

        I suspect the police cars were there for public safety more than Taylor safety.

        The swarms of people who showed up to that rehearsal dinner this summer, including plenty of little kids, wondering all over the streets were pretty dangerous. It’s Taylor, and that could really happen at any time.

      • Mariana says:

        I’m in KC and we have a terrible shortage of officers. Not sure if they were off duty and paid for by Trav but 911 hold times and emergency responder response times are obscene here. Even the mayor’s mother had to wait on hold for a long time with 911.

    • Elle says:

      Obviously I don’t know for certain, but my guess is that he, along with other high profile athletes like Tom Brady, Seth Curry, LeBron, Williams sisters etc, personally pay for off duty police officers (obviously they pay for their own private security guards). I sincerely doubt those police officers were on duty, and I bet he himself paid for the security as a supplement to her own security.

      • Concern Fae says:

        Yeah, there’s some grifting going on. Cough up bucks to some OT police officers so things will go easy if you need help or rules bent later on. There was just a big investigative report on how in lots of places these off duty cops are completely unregulated and paid in cash at the end of their shift. Of course, here the cops could be off duty and doing it in their spare time for bragging rights to their kids (and a photo).

    • Jessaby says:

      Police presence can also mean there’s a credible threat to her safety. She has restraining orders against so many people, dozens of stalkers, and people break into her homes. Paparazzi have clearly been stalking them, too, and having aggressive paparazzi (or crazed fans) following them through KC would put a lot of people at risk. When there’s a credible threat from one of those people that may also impact public safety — especially in a town that isn’t used to having paps chasing cars — a police escort is reasonable.

      • girl_ninja says:

        Lets talk about how many women were beaten within an inch of their lives, shot and killed while Taylor and Travis were getting KC police department security. She has security and can pay for even more security if need be. I’m not saying throw her to the wolves but her life is not more valuable.

    • Snoozer says:

      It might seem ridiculous but consider it this way:

      There’s a handful of people in the world who are so famous that when they appear in public, chaos often ensues. Crowds of hundreds to thousands can very quickly appear, people can be hysterical, things can go awry very fast.

      I once went to a conference in Buenos Aires in the same hotel that Paul McCartney was at. Hundreds of people appeared outside and waited hours and then absolutely lost it when he came outside, got into a car, and drove away. There were police there. There had to be! Things can go south very quickly in these scenarios.

      Taylor is one of those people. We’ve seen crazy crowds develop when people find out where she is before and we’ve seen it get out of control.

      Consider it crowd control. The police are likely there more for public safety and to prevent people from mobbing streets, blocking traffic, potentially causing damage to property and each other, etc.

      If people were gathering in the streets in those numbers without her presence, the police would also show up to make sure nothing went wrong.

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        Great points @Snoozer. There is also a very viable point that Taylor Swift fans have decided that KC is the place to be. Which, I can’t complain aboutl KC, MO is Fun. We stayed at the Argosy and hung out at around the Country Club Plaza KC. Very fun, cool places. I’m just going to say that Travis Kelce isn’t abusing police force resources. LOL, the Daily Mail is abusing peeps intelligence. It seems to be working on some.

        On a different post, I mentioned KC being a great travel destination. It is. Fun, cool, friendly is the vibe.

  7. Bettyrose says:

    This is what I mean about overwhelming. I get this is normal for Tay but I would hole up inside and cry for days if my dinner plans were blasted across the media. Even Taylor used to have meals in some degree of privacy.

    • girl_ninja says:

      I agree. But I think some part of both Taylor and Travis really, REALLY like the attention. Could be a huge factor of why they like one another.

      • Campbell says:

        That’s the only explanation that makes sense because the level of promotion for this “relationship” seems manufactured. I like Taylor but something is off about this whole thing IMO.

      • Becks1 says:

        Taylor 100% likes the attention. That’s not necessarily a bad thing – but we’ve seen her go quiet before or there have been long spans of time when she’s not in the public eye – the fact that this is SO public is 100% a choice on both their parts.

      • Normades says:

        I think she is probably in full Eras promotion mode and she knows people are loving this. Travis is definitely getting a huge boost as well. Maybe when the tour ends she’ll go quiet again.

      • swirlmamad says:

        Oh, they’re both on the same page with the amount of attention they are getting from this relationship. We know Taylor is huge, and I feel like I’m seeing Travis EVERYWHERE now — I know he was big with the endorsements but there’s gotta be no less than 5-6 commercials airing simultaneously with him as the star. They’ve both shown that if they want to be more private in previous relationships, they can be. I know people are loving this, but it’s all a bit….much.

      • bettyrose says:

        It’s probably also a smart PR move to control the media narrative with a bombardment of innocuous stories. The inevitable backlash of super stardom is what would have me pounding xanax, but they really do seem to be comfortable with all of it.

  8. Kay says:

    I lived in Kansas City for a few years, and it really is a gem. Low COL but a TON of stuff to do, and even in 2010 it had a great food scene, so I’m sure it’s only gotten better. Definitely one of the more underrated places I’ve been!

    • H says:

      Yes, I’m a little bit west of KC and a new transplant, but I think Kansas City is amazing. I come from a big urban city on the east coast and I find Kansas City to have all the amenities I want.

      I’m not a big Taylor Swift fan, but I have to admit I’m rooting for these two.

      • bettyrose says:

        It sounds like a lovely city, and probably way more affordable than where I currently live. I have mixed feelings about blue voters in red states. More blue votes always a good thing, but if I were still of reproductive age or in a same sex marriage I wouldn’t consider it. Maybe St. Louis which is walking distance to a state with solid protections for civil liberties (as I’ve discussed with friends in St. Louis).

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      KC has a great food scene. I’ve followed after going there years ago. Eater had this to sayl

      Also did a search on home sales/for sell. D*mn. Great prices compared to our area. Brookside area of KC for sale. I’m jealousl
      Most if the homes, need some work. Otherwise, a bargain.imo.

  9. Jeanette says:

    Ahhh we are close enough to the gulf states to get fresh stuff.

  10. QuiteContrary says:

    Now I want crab bisque and homemade potato chips.

    • Christine says:

      The crab bisque is what really has my stomach growling. I can’t produce crab bisque at 9 a.m., and it’s one of those situations where nothing else is going to hit the spot now. I really should have learned my lesson about food posts and not reading them until I am completely full.

      I think this is very sweet, he is really wooing her. I haven’t followed Taylor, has she ever been wooed? I couldn’t pick most of her exes out of a lineup, they could be great guys (except for garbage Matty).

  11. AA says:

    I live in a huge metro area so it’s probably influencing my view, but I can’t believe how CHEAP that restaurant’s prices are! Geez, I want to move to KC if everything is this cheap.

    • Christine says:

      I grew up in Oklahoma, so I am familiar with a low COL, but the price Travis paid on the home he lives in now made my eyes bug out. Under a million for what looks like a really nice, big house, in what I consider a decently sized city? Why do I live in LA now? I should let the air out of my brother’s tires, since he started the migration of the rest of the family to CA.

  12. LocaLady says:

    Loving the vintage 90s vibe of Tay’s outfit w the short skirt, mesh floral top & boots.

  13. Mika says:

    Ohhh hell yes, let’s talk FISH.

    Fun story about seafood: Its freshness has much more to do with how it is caught than how close to the ocean you are! If a coastal restaurant is buying fish from a large steamer, they are legally allowed to be at sea for 30 days, and that fish could be a month old before they even hits the dock. If you go to an inland restaurant that uses line fishing (Better for workers! Better for the environment!) the fish won’t be more than a few days old when it gets to shore (the lines get damaged after 5-7 days) and if it travels in ice (fish like to be at roughly 2 degrees c, commercial trucks are roughly kept between 8 and 15 degrees c) than it will be really fresh! Also, if it is flash frozen on the boat, it’s so fresh it’s safe to eat raw.

    So don’t judge inland fish! You don’t know how it got there! And please, ask questions of your servers/fish mongers about how your fish is caught and processed. It makes a big difference!