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J. Bruner's
J. Bruner's

J. Bruner's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jbruners.com
  • Phone: (573) 348-2966
  • Hours of Operation: Red Room Lounge opens daily at 4:30pm.

    Dinner served daily year-round: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (often later on weekends and holidays).

    Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day: Traditional Turkey, Prime Rib, and menu favorites, 3pm-9pm.

    Open for Dinner on New Year's Day at 5pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Prime Rib
  • Executive Chef: Shane Claspill
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private dining rooms available for groups from 20-50. Full menu available to all groups, however, customized menus are an option.
  • Private Party Contact: Patrick Boylan (573) 348-2966
  • Special Events & Promotions: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day: Traditional Turkey, Prime Rib, and menu favorites, 3pm-9pm.

    New Year's Eve Entertainment. Open New Year's Day at 5pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lake Road 54-40 (Winn Road)
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking lot and main entrance in rear of restaurant on lower level. Handicap parking and entrance on upper level.
A word from J. Bruner's
You are invited to experience casual, fine dining at J. Bruner's! Savor steaks and seafood prepared using our exclusive recipes refined over the past thirty years. The warm and inviting dining rooms are the perfect setting for weekly casual dining or that special occasion. Enjoy our Red Room Lounge for a cocktail after work, cocktails before dinner, and/or a tasty ice cream drink afterwards. The best table service completes your dining experience, making J. Bruner's the Lake's Classic Steakhouse. Open 365 days a year. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We ordered their signature mushroom appitizers which came out runny and Luke warm. Wife ordered twin lobster tails which in reality were two Langistinos for $56. I ordered the filet eight ounce for $39. Was good but around maybe five ounces. We ordered fresh green beans with bacon and almonds. They came right out of a can sans almonds and but with bacon bits. Tab with tip:$140.00 with decent glass of wine. Should have been $35.00 at Golden Coral."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Prompt seating,reservations were for 7:30pm.We selected wine,mushroom caps and onion rings to begin.The appetizers were great.I ordered the 8 oz. fillet, salad, and baked potato? The salad fresh. The potato old.The fillet good. The taste was great , it was cooked as ordered, needed to be more tender. My husband had lobster, prime rib soup and green beans. The soup was the best!The green beans were good home style.The lobster flavorful but a little chewy.The waitress was excellent.The check:Two things:there were two desserts and a coffee added to our ticket, not ours.Entrees were broken down by item instead of one menu price.We will return to J. Burners.The overall experience was very nice and we want to try other selections on the menu."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Visited J Bruners for the first time. We were seated promptly. Stuffed mushrooms were good. Lobster bisque was really good. My KC strip was cooked exactly as I requested. Great steak. I was a little disappointed they did not have the prime rib, but they did have a group of 65 right before we were seated. All in all, a good experience. We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "What a great place! Good was excellent as always, took friends from Texas they said OMG as they had never had the pleasure of batter fried lobster and if course the added the fillet. Great times as always and thanks for helping build memories for life. Love the place it's 2nd to NONE. Plus great cheerful staff."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We vacation in lake of the Ozarks every summer and J. Bruners is a must go every year. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. Lobster Mac n cheese, filet mignon, wedge salad, lobster bisque, mushroom caps - try it all -you won't be disappointed!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This restaurant is way, way overpriced for the quality of food that they produce. To be fair, there was one bright spot - The french onion soup was very good. However, the rest of the meal was very substandard. I would expect this quality of food from an Applebees; however, Applebees is much better than what we had at J Bruners. The chicken breast was like rubber, the pasta sauces lacked flavor, the pork was moist but way too salty to enjoy, and the filet was good but for $40 the portion should have been much larger (to be comparable to many other restaurants). We will not return to this restaurant. The red lighting was very strange as you enter into the restaurant....strip club or 1970s restaurant?"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have gone to this restaurant for special occasions for approximately 10 years. We know in advance that we will get an outstanding steak. I would recommend it to anyone that's looking for an exceptional dining experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food and wait staff were spot on. I would come back."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I invited my Dad, my husband and my boys here for father's day. My table full of beef eaters say this is the best steak anywhere. They added lobster tails broiled and fried and loved them. J. Bruner's made this daughter and wife a real hit for father's day and I just had to make the reservation. Staff was spot on. I can't say enough about the seamless attention to detail. We had a terrific time."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "This is our go to place for quiet family celebrations. I especially appreciate that the dining area is arranged as to provide some privacy at the table and plenty of space for the dining party and servers."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We had a ton of houseguests and at the lat minute, we decided to take everyone to dinner at J Bruners. What a great decision! It's not inexpensive. It's not KC/STL fancy. It's just really good. We had a group of 10 people. 7 had never eaten there before. And everyone said it was the best meal they'd ever enjoyed. Onion rings. Salad dressings. Croutons. Oh, the croutons. Great steaks. Great seafood. Love this place. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Consistently fine steaks and seafood. If you think you've had good onion rings before, try Bruner's and be amazed."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food was wonderful...but that aside. our waitress Anji was just a hoot and she should get a raise! What a nice, relaxing and fun time we had. Anji was around just enough to bring and take food, joined in on conversations, but also was invisible to allow for private conversations. Onion rings out of this world. salmon with dill sauce ...salmon done to perfection...dill sauce alittle pasty/starchy for my taste."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "When looking for that just right spot to have a relaxful, special, evening of quality food, outstanding service try J Bruner's!!! While at our lake placed we always make it a point to plan one evening out and that usually includes a trip to J Bruner's. Easy to find, has exceptional food, and the best service at the lake makes for a great time."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Best onion rings ever! Stephanie is the best! Gotta try the ice cream sundae!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Service and food were excellent I was with a large party and it was terrific. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "One the best meals we enjoyed on many years.. The onion rings are to die for. The French onion soup was unique and had marvelous flavor not overwhelmed by salt. Very tender and juicy steaks. We had a filet and strip combo that was superb. We were surprised the restaurant wasn't busy for a Friday night but it is at Lake of the Ozarks and the season isn't high yet. Great service. Friendly quiet atmosphere. we will go again and again."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We have a condo at the lake and make it a point to eat there at least once per visit. Great chef!! Great service!!! Absolutely delicious!!! I always get the spinach salad with there got bacon dressing, I get there onion soup, filet and sometimes lobster with it. It's the best food around. Try it you will love it."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Having heard positive comments about J Bruner's in the past, I finally decided to give it a try. The appetizer selection was so small as to include nothing my fiancé or myself had any interest in. I am a huge fan of French onion soup. This soup tasted like it came out of a can. The waitress did offer to replace it when she noticed I wasn't eating it. The lobster bisque was better, but still not good. My prime rib was nothing to write home about, and my fiancées filet was tough and with an unpleasant flavor. Finally the dessert, some marbled cake that I don't remember the name of, but that was one my fiance's favorites tasted like it was a week old. We will not return to this restaurant. I will say the service was acceptable."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "J Brunners just keeps on delivering great cuisine and excellent service. I had the filet, which is always great, my wife had the chicken liver saute with mushrooms another great pick, we had baked potato and asparagus also classic goodies. We had a bottle of Concannon Petite Syrah at only $20 is a real bargain and excellent, my only comment that is negative is that the interior does need an update from the dark woodwork and dark interior"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "J.Bruner's has been my favorite local restaurant since it's opening night in the early '80's (?). It's nolonger "local" for us as we moved a considerable distance away, so it has become our 'special occasions' place to dine. Never too far to drive for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The food was wonderful and the prices were very reasonable. We ordered the lobster mac and cheese, spinach salad, 2 sides, and desert all to be shared by 2. Then we each ordered steaks individually. It was the perfect amount of food for two people. The ambiance is not great, but we care much more about food quality and taste than atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Simply put J Bruners is our first and only choice at lake of the Ozarks. When I takes wife to J Bruners I never have to worry about anything from the moment we walk in we are treated like royalty, from the bar staff to our server Anji, to the food being prepared by Chef Shane it is always 5 Star. When I think of where can I get the perfect meal I say " of course" it's J Bruners."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is up-scale dining and the food is by far the best youll taste. I have been 3 times now and Ive never left disappointed. Food, service, and atmosphere is all amazing!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, service, and the food lives up to its reputation."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "After receiving appetizer and bread it was about 30 to 40 minutes later and no salad. I asked the waitress if we would get our salad before the main course. She said she had 20 years experience and would get our salad right away. The rest of the meal came on time. The broth in the French onion soup had no flavor, too watered down. Because of the slowness in receiving the salad people who sat down after us were going home before us. Will be back but not as often. We spent close to $200.00."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Best prime rib!! Only on Friday & Saturday night so if you go then it is a must have!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We always enjoy our time at the Lake even better when we include J Bruner's. The food is outstanding (the onion rings ROCK) but the service is stellar! We enjoy the personalization and attention to details and always leave feeling great (and full) about the evening! THANKS!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "The food was superb and prepared as ordered. Service was excellent. Staff was very friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "it is our go to place for special occasions, we have never been disappointed"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "First time at J. Bruner's.... It was a busy night and we expected a wait, however we did not expect to be treated rudely by the hostess, bartender (female), waitress and bus girl. Waitress started out rude but did improve her attitude. Three out of 4 meals were good... (Prime rib and mahi mahi) but filet mignon was ordered medium and came well-done. We would not feel comfortable recommending this dining experience due to the attitude of the staff."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "It was a great way to spend New Year's Eve. The batter fried lobster and onion rings cannot be beat."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Homemade croutons, fresh bacon bits and the best house dressing ever, anywhere! I highly recommend the ribeye and steak fries and my wife is equally enthusiastic about the salmon with dill sauce. Lots of places at the lake with better views, location, but Bruners is my favorite place for steak!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "J Bruner's is open every day of the year so coming down to the Lake in the off season gives us an opportunity for a delicious meal and great service any time! We are always treated a "notch above"; the service is personalized and attentive; the onion rings are the BEST AROUND, period! We love our Stephanie!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "The service and food at J Bruners is second to none. The food is always excellent, the service always excellent. They serve the best steaks anywhere. We love going to J Bruners"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Your Open Table website is so EASY to use. Service was wonderful. Appetizers (livers and onion rings) as good as we remember them being years ago. Spinach salad could be a meal in itself. Food presented very attractively. Must add I found my walleye a tad too salty, Was the lemon impregnated with salt? Mahi mahi a better choice."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We love to go to J Bruners for special events. This week was my wife's birthday. Their filet is always cooked to the desired temperature and the sides are big enough to share. They go out of their way to ensure we have a special evening. The best part about Bruners is the onion ring appetizer. These are the most consistent onion rings at the lake! J Bruners has become our first choice for special evenings!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Prime rib is always wonderful but is only served Fri & Sat night but the steak is alway great & the onion rings are a must!!"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "A very special thanksgiving dinner. Great in every way. One had the thanksgiving meal which was very good with plenty of leftovers. Second person had KC and it was excellent. Ordered rare and cooked perfectly. I had prime rib. I have had prime rib in the best steak houses in the country from NY to Chicago to Miami to Dallas and in between. Quality equaled the best including m my favorite, Shula's. Exceeded them though in cooked to perfection. Medium was true medium but as moist and succulent as rare would have been. The very best rarely achieve that. Wish I didn't live 500 miles away."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Planned to go to J.Bruners for a nice quiet intimate dinner to celebrate our anniversary. This request was made, but they sat us next to a table with toddlers. Not the romantic dinner I was hoping for. The food wasn't as special as it has been in the past."
    Dined on 11/28/2013