Hereford House - Independence
Hereford House - Independence
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Hereford House - Independence

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.herefordhouse.com/
  • Phone: 8167959200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Labor 4pm- 8pm


    Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm

    Happy Hour:

    Sunday – All Day (Happy Hour not available on Sunday Holidays)

    Monday thru Saturday 3:00-6:00 pm

    Friday and Saturday 9:00 pm to close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Anourom Thomson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: For over 50 years Hereford House has long been the restaurant where memories are made. From wedding receptions and anniversary celebrations to holiday parties and family reunions, we can help make your special occasion truly memorable.
  • Private Party Contact: Jennifer Haynie-Jones 8886522681
  • Special Events: Wine Lover's Sundays
    25% off Select Wines

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-70 & Little Blue Parkway
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Both private & public parking is available at the attached convention center.
A word from Hereford House - Independence
Hereford House is one of America's legendary steakhouses. Great food, casual atmosphere, superior service and reasonable prices.
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Hereford House - Independence reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Just ask!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    I made reservations online, asking for a "quiet corner" for entertaining out-of-town guests. Upon our arrival we were seated in a private room, complete with sliding doors which shut out all noise. It was as if we were dining at home. Our server, Erica, met our every need. Good wine , good food, good friends. What more do need?!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a fantastic place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Whether anniversary, birthday, Valentines or just on a whim, Hereford House is a great atmosphere, amazing food and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Hereford House is INCREDIBLE
    dsimmons1333VIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    The staff remembers us by name, including our girls. They remember our typical orders. The food is fantastic and the service is impeccable. We can't recommend a restaurant experience more highly than this place for a date night OR a night out with the family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was amazing. With
    andrew
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The service was amazing. With this open table app we walked right in and got our food within minutes. The food was really good too. Try the chocolate cake and wings!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leawood vs. Independence.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I've been to the leawood Hereford house many time and have never had a complaint. Food was cooked well and served fast, and the waiters and waitresses have always been the best. We decided to try the independence one for the first time, and I felt like I went to Longhorn steak house.The waiter was ok. We were there for almost 3 hours, and my drink was only filled 2 twice, and the plates on the table never seemed to go away. I gave him 3 stars cause overall he was a nice guy, and seemed new at it. The food though was not impressive. My steak came out over cooked, and seemed like it been sitting for a while cause the hot plate they send them out on was cold.It's nothing against Herfird House, cause it's a great place to get a steak.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a gem..
    Grounded
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Ive been hearing about the quality of the Hereford House since I moved here 7 years ago from Montana. I was told your meats and preparation were second to none. My wife and I ordered the Salmon ( wife) and a Cowboy steak. All in all it took just about an hour to get our main course, but that was fine for us. What was not fine was my steak. It was fatty to the extreme. I realize that a certain amount of fat is normal, even needful with this cut of meat. When I cut away all the fat from the steak it amounted to about half. I asked the waiter about this and his reply was , " That looks like a bit more than we normally serve." I won't return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Phenomenal Steak and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We enjoyed yet another wonderful experience. Steak as usual was delicious. Our serice continues to gwt better each time. The wait staff goes out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Phenomenal establishment, feel blessed it is in our city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the fried chicken not steak
    DiningOut
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    The chicken-fried chicken dinner is excellent. It seems to always be prepared correctly. I can't say the same about the steak. I used to order steak nearly every visit, & it was almost always prepared correctly (matched menu description for medium well-slight pink center) & tasted great. This was at least the third time that I received it undercooked. It was charred black on one side, but still red inside, not pink & not slightly. Even though it was burnt on one side & clearly was not going to taste good, it was cooked more on the other side but still came to me red inside. Then the manager intervened, & I switched to the chicken & ate after my husband was finished for our Valentine's dinner. I will go back, but I won't order steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We went for the first time for our Valentines date. We loved the service and the food was amazing! We will be going there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/needs better service
    Smitty
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Food was very good and served quickly even though it was Valentine's Day weekend. The prime rib was outstanding as well as the carrot cake. They were very busy but service could have been better. Had to wave down our server when we needed drink refills and take-home box. She never just stopped by the table to see if we needed anything. We were seated in the front room by windows so that location was not romantic, maybe inside in main seating was better. We had reservations so only had to wait about 15 minutes.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent night out
    RicohCop
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed our night at Hereford House. You can always count on great food and great service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good choice.. except
    mike
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very good choice.. except for being seated by an exit door that was used by a couple employees on a cold night, overall 2 thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Less Than
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service was HORRIBLE, taking over an hour to be served all of our meal, the food (loaded mashed potatoes) were cold, My Fiance's steak was not seasoned and tough, My brother in law ordered a steak with cajun spices and was no flavor, the drinks from the bar were not good, just not a good experience, could go on and on...and we will NOT be dining here again at least not at the Independence location if at all. To spend over a $100 on your meals and to have this type of experience is unacceptable. Very disappointing experiencce and embarrassing to say the least since we invited family from out of town to dine with us.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst Dining Expierience Ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We made our reservation some two weeks prior. We have been regulars to this restaurant and I was disappointed to find out we we're put the very back of the restaurant. The wine server was rude and unattentive. It took too long to get our food and when we did it was not cooked right.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for Date Night
    HaveForkWillTravel
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I have dined at Hereford House - Independence several times. I enjoy the atmosphere and the service it very prompt. Everyone is attentive and the food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    lwhagan
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was our 44th wedding anniversary. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Completely enjoyed our evening out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a meal
    USCitizen
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was just average, nothing special. Wait staff was good, food did not impress.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was very slow, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Service was very slow, food did not taste freshly prepared, more like warmed up leftovers. It was exceedingly noisy
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It seldom dissappoints
    rodcfp
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Went with my usual prime rib with the mashed sweet potatoes as a side. I'm always pleased to see a few half bottles of wine on the menu because I'm the only drinker at the table and I hate to waste wine, or take a partial bottle with me. Make sure you do reservations on the weekends because they get slammed. We got seated at 7:00pm with our 6:45pm reservation which I didn't think was too bad. Don't miss the bread pudding as a dessert. For a little added attraction you can have it flambé.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait staff needs better training
    KCTiffany
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The food was great - I ordered the bone-in ribeye that was melt-in-your-mouth perfection. The house cocktail of pineapple infused vodka was pretty good. Dessert of an apple crostini was fresh and delicious. My main complaint with Hereford House is the service. For a place like this with the prices they charge, it's inexcusable that the service of their wait staff is so lackluster. Our server was polite but not friendly. We received beverage napkins for our water but not our cocktails. I was handed a styrofoam box and plastic bag for my leftovers rather than her offering to box them up for me. Our dinner for two with tip was approximately $125 and for a bit more I'd rather go to Capital Grille for their excellent service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Non-inspired Server
    SteakLover
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Our server appeared to be rather bored the evening we dined at Hereford House. She was not cheerful, no smiles and gave the impression she was called it to cover for someone. However, a person in our party had had this person as a server on another occasion and said the same thing about her attitude. With the prices, this person should at least smile when they take your money.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shame on a Local Institution
    SadDiner
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Everything seemed pre-made, frozen and resting on laurels that no longer exist. The original downtown HH always served equal to the cost: excellent steaks, premium price. The current "chain" HH in Independence was disappointing, premium price. It is attached to a suburban hotel with very casual families and precocious children. The filet was below all standards: medium well cooked leather and terrible flavor. After an appetizer, didn't get a salad until 45 minutes after we were seated. I then insisted the rest of our meal be served ASAP and they complied... with a terrible filet, tasteless cheddar potatoes and mashed potatoes from a bag. The peach cobbler was runny with cheap canned fruit. Goodbye old reputation. $$$$ = thumbs down.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been here a few times
    CarterJS3
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We have been here a few times before and have had amazing service and amazing food. Boneless Buffalo app was very good and salad was good too. biggest let down was the steak. Seeing as this place is recommended for steak i was very dissatisfied with my steak. i had asked for Med well and it came out med rare. requested it to be cooked a little longer. as i waited for my steak to return the server brought me my sides back out. when my steak did finally come back i had to send me sides back due to being cold. the steak was extremely over done to the point it was chard and almost burnt on the outside and very well done and dry on the inside and had lost all flavor. think it will be while before i return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall everything was great
    johnnyb
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Overall everything was great but next time we are there. we'd like to see 2 things changed. First off, our waitress didn't visit our table right away so another waiter brought us glasses of water while we waited. Well, when the waitress finally came to take our orders, she never asked us if we wanted anything else to drink. Second, my wife and I ordered baked potatoes. They were brought out to use with no butter or sour cream. I asked for butter and sour cream. When the waitress brought them out, the butter felt like it was frozen. It was very hard to work into the potato. But like I said, the food was delicious. My 12 year old daughter said it was the best streak...EVER!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you are a party of 2, I
    ribme
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    If you are a party of 2, I would recommend the diner for 2 at $65.00. A lot of food choices & desert for the money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Good, Service ... Meh
    JMCx2
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Our waiter seemed very distracted from the time we sat down to the time we left. All other wait staff were friendly & efficient. All food was prepared as ordered, and was tasty. The steak medallions were not particularly tender. The pork chop would've been a better choice, based on a previous visit. If you stay at the attached hotel, be sure to ask the front desk for a 10% discount card.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Lunch
    papayoda
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    I made reservations on line. I left a note in the email that we had a two year old with us. The table was set up wiith all the dinner ware and a booster seat. We thought that was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Hereford House has never let us down. A date night favorite!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Our visit to Hereford house was great. We had a reservation so when we arrived, we walked straight to our table. The service was excellent and the filet and KC Strip were excellent. We will definitely go back! So glad that Independence has such a great steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WHAT HAPPENED???
    64064
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Kinda bummed about Hereford House. Used to be THE place for steak. Anymore, the food is average. Excellent service. Great atmosphere. But there are far better steak places in KC.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Karen
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    The Stuffed Chicken Picatta has a new sauce but it's still good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere!
    Pebbles66
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    We loved our visit to The Hereford House! We were seated in a private booth near the fireplace and it was just a very cozy and warm atmosphere. The food was superb and I was so happy to learn that they had Bearnaise sauce for my steak! Thank you, Hereford House, for providing the perfect place for a romantic lunch with my husband!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We visited Hereford House for a special occasion, and were very pleased. Our server, Vicki, recommended an excellent bottle of wine based on our preferences. We ordered the dinner for two, and everything was perfect from appetizer to dessert. Great experience overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Predictable Quality
    rodcfp
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The food quality remains the same at this great mid-range steakhouse. It's no Ruth's Chris but the quality is there as well as value. Reservations are recommended on the weekend because it tends to fill up on Friday and Saturday evening. Most of the servers are seasoned veterans and can meet your special request. You can't go wrong with the Prime Rib. The mashed sweet potatoes with pecan butter are superb. Don't miss the white chocolate bread putting, and for an extra zing have it flambé .
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Night out with Friends
    Angel
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Good food, great bloody mary's, and great friends equal a night out at Hereford House. I think they are a little pricey on somethings like appetizers for what you get but other than that they are pretty reasonable price wise. They certainly are no Ruth's Chris but steaks are pretty good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost ruined birthday
    William
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Dined there for my wife's birthday. She has always loved the salmon there but this dining experience was not up to the lofty standards we've come to expect from the Hereford House. The food was brought to our table and it was luke warm at best. The waitress attempted several times to assist us by having the food warmed again. Finally, she had one of the sides brought out piping hot. By then, my wife had become disenchanted and just asked for her food to be placed in containers to be brought home. She had been looking forward to dining there the entire day and it was a bit of a letdown for her.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst seating possible
    rpyum
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We were placed in the only 6-seater spot which was a booth, which was fine. BUT, if you needed to get out you had to look both ways because you may have gotten taken out by one of the servers and help were flying past. Not only the busyness of it, but it was so loud due to the kitchen noise & server chatter. It wasn't an energetic loud as you would expect with the selection above, but an annoyance loud and NOT relaxing. Obviously they have rooms that hold 6 or more. Make sure you ask for one of those so you don't have such a unpleasant dining experience. Service was very fair. Have had better. Had to wait a 1/2 hour just for someone to come to us with drinks--AND we had a 4:45 reservation. Not the busiest time of meal to have service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hereford indep
    dandm
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    service good, strip was severly lacking. Both in density and quality of product. The salmon was really good. Side dishes are good as well.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Food - Awesome Atmosphere
    Jason
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Food was awesome - whole family loved it. Server was attentive and prompt and funny. Food was cooked perfectly and presented in a appeasing manner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service, got
    Hithere
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Good food, good service, got seated right away with the reservation in our own quiet room
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.