Julian
Julian

Julian

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://juliankc.com/
  • Phone: 8162148454
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00 - 2:00; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Celina Tio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Bring the same "Feel Good Food" of JULIAN to any event
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact restaurant for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Celina Tio 816-214-8454

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 62nd Terrace
  • Public Transit: MAX
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Julian
Picture your favorite soul-satisfying dishes made with the finest local ingredients, refined with signature twists and served in a comfortably sophisticated atmosphere.

Welcome to JULIAN, the first proprietary dining experience from James Beard Award-winning chef, Celina Tio.

We do not accept traditional reservations, this will be a priority seating where you will be seated at the first available table on or around the time you request.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Julian reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (47)fit for foodies (41)great for outdoor dining (40)special occasion (21)romantic (15)great for brunch (11)great for lunch (10)notable wine list (10)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (4)good for groups (4)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've been here once before and didn't think the food could get any better. It did! We sat outside on a beautiful night and Chef Tio was out and about serving dishes and chatting. Best meal I've had in awhile. Get the smoke salmon deviled eggs and pretzels with gouda!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    kcdiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Salmon was dry, rice was overcooked, appetizer missing components and under seasoned.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall a very pleasant evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Our dinner at Julian's met all expectations with one disappointment. We were unable to consider the roast pork entrée because it arrived late at the restaurant and was not ready at 7 pm when we ordered. Very possibly not Julian's fault but a disappointment all the same. On the other hand, the salmon deviled eggs and arugula salad starters were outstanding. Our entrees, chicken and scallops, were well prepared and very tasty. A nice wine at a reasonable price completed a very enjoyable dinner. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to others looking for a well prepared meal in the Brookside area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Julian on 62nd and Brookside
    mukejgm
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Excellent food. Four of us order four different meals. The pork was not available that evening, so it must be very good, next time will have to try. We all shared our meals and we all loved each entree. The salmon deviled eggs are divine. Unique atmosphere. I had found this place a few years ago on Check Please. We would recommend it to our friends back home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DIssapointing Experience
    Libgil14
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were looking forward to a dining experience at a restaurant owned by a master chef, but found the food average at best. The evening was beautiful and we enjoyed the outside patio at least. I had an open-faced pork belly "BLT." The pork belly was rubbery and hard and the egg on top was cooked hard instead of over-easy. I mentioned this to the waiter (he was new) who came back 10 minutes later when I was nearly done to offer a replacement egg. My wife's $14 hamburger was "OK." All-in-all it seemed like average café fair at double the price.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spotty
    SamGamgeeVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We absolutely love Chef Celina. But the pattern has emerged that when she is not on premises the food suffers and the service suffers. It hurts me to say that, but we are finding it to be the case. We are big fans of Julian.
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  • somewhat disappointing
    plateLicker
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Very nice selection, and we appreciate seeing one or two vegetarian options beyond salads. However, our selections were kind of blah considering the prices we paid. My pork shoulder entree had a nice creme fraich sauce, and was plenty tender, but flavorless. It reminded me of the pork shoulder I used to prepare in my crockpot: juicy, but needing lots of added ingredients to make it special. We had the hush puppies and pretzel sticks. As someone used to the wonderful corn meal hushpuppies served on the East coast, Julian's version of them were moist but flavorless. Since the pretzels are good but bland, the dip served with them needs to be much zestier than the very mild gouda cheese sauce. The arugala salads were fine, if not notable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening
    tallyhoVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was great--from the hamburger to the scallops, every entree tasted delicious. The service was inconsistent and seems to be the case recently. While I think the server had good intentions. our wait time was more than I thought necessary considering the restaurant was not overcrowded. Overall, a better experience than our last!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Average
    enjoyfinedining
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Would not recommend and no reason to return. Service and food both average to below average. Atmosphere below average, sat on patio lined wth broken and rusted heaters that should have been stored out of site. Visit at 7:00pm on Saturday evening and both patio and inside almost empty. It seems a lot more attention needs to be paid by the owner concerning food, wait staff, and atmosphere.
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  • Very good experience
    bbqdennis
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were seated and enjoyed a very pleasant, romantic and quiet experience. The wine list was superb. The meals were timely and excellent. Service was there when you needed them and not when you wanted to be alone. All in all an excellent experience in a truly gem of a restaurant in Brookside. I would highly recommend Julian and will definitely return myself.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • deniseVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Excellent food, great service, overall a lovely dining experience. I highly recommend Julian!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chef Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Interesting menu. Great food and outstanding wait service. Evening was topped off with a nice tableside visit from chef Tio. Would recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Menu!
    LouiseVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Julian has a wonderful and eclectic menu! We have had brunch, lunch and dinner there and have been very happy with every meal. The outdoor patio is so lovely, the service is wonderful and the food is really good. They have the world's best French fries, and the chocolate bread pudding is outrageously good!! Also, a great cocktail menu and wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best in KC
    HeidikcVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Fabulous appetizers: pâte and salmon deviled eggs. The lamb Reuben was outstanding. Great wine list and cocktail varieties. On our favorite list!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We visit every time we're in KC
    fentie
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food is excellent, and there's a great beer selection. Go on Sunday nights for the 3 or 4 course chef's choice. Never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Meal
    MikeAndLaurenVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great food, friendly service, and warm ambiance. A visit at our table from the chef is always appreciated, and Chef Tio never fails to deliver. Don't miss the lamb reuben sandwich--it's phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit
    Teacher
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Chose this restaurant for a special occasion dinner and loved the food/wine list. Was disappointed with the choice of seating - seated near the door and a noisy TV in the bar and only later discovered more seating in the rear of the restaurant that we were not offered. Liked the timing and spacing of food courses but would have liked to order another glass of wine and never got that opportunity. Dishes we particularly liked were the pretzels and the bread pudding for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch !!Food was amazing!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My wife and I decided to have brunch with her sister's family. Having kids is sometimes hard looking for a nice cozy place where you can enjoy good food and still be able to manage kids . We our daughters with us , one almost 3 y.o. and the almost 7 months plus my 3 y.o niece . They provided us a nice place where we sat and did not disturb the other customers . Front of the house , waitresses and the chef was really warm and welcoming .. Good was great , my wife loved the dish she picked the tofu scrambled with grilled veggies and she loved it and I was happy with my Cuban Benedict. Our daughter got the Mac and cheese and almost finish her bowl.Lastly the orange cheesecake was amazing !! We are looking forward to our next visit !!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Notable
    VicPickVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The lamb reuben sounded really creative. But instead, the lamb was overcooked and rather tough. Scallops were a bit too salty and nothing notable. Limited menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had dinner on the patio before seeing a show at Starlight. This was our first time at this restaurant, although our son and wife have strongly recommended it. We agree with their recommendation and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice brunch
    LouiseVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Large patio perfect for an outdoor Father's Day brunch! Food was very good and we will be back to try the dinner menu!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lizz
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The waitress forgot about us multiple times, as well as the people at tables around us. We had to stop other employees a few times to get things she forgot to turn in that we ordered.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Great Service
    Thebehm5
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Julian and Chef Celina Tio are fantastic! The Brunch Burger and the Eggs Your Way with drop biscuit and sausage were great. Sausage is a good portion with lots of flavor. The burger has a fried egg on top with homemade hollondaise. The restaurant also makes their own ketchup which is great on fries or burgers!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Resturant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had our brithday at Julians it was the most fun we had in while. Our server Bill made our dining a little entertaining. We will be back for just because " date ". Yes after 20 years of marriage we still have date night. Thank Chef Tio. The food was outstanding. This is one of the few places were we dine out and "clean" our plates. If you have not been to Julians then it's time to go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lenexatom
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Was very disapointed in food verses $'s spent. Fourth trip to former great rerstaurant but something has happened to what was a good local restaurant. Probably won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just ok
    kudos2waitress
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We were seated immediately and the waitress was very friendly. However, we asked for indoor seating and had a table next to the open "window" kitchen. The ambiance was that of a small town diner and certainly not on the same scale as the prices. The food was average and nothing to go back a second time for. Perhaps dining outside would have had a better feel but due to the limited selection and the cost of the meals I would not return.
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  • The food was good
    KevinVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    It was a Tuesday night and we were the only people in the restaurant - the food was very good - the wine list needs a little work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 987 reviews are from the Julian reviews archive.
  • Great service & splendid flavors
    nzweifel
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    It is awesome to have such a quality restaurant in the Brookside neighborhood. The menu was affordable, well designed, provided great a combinations of options and flavors. The waiting staff were friendly and efficient. A great way to celebrate a special occasion without going overboard.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    Redwine
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Wonderful food, great service. The outdoor seating was great and 1/2 price bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect
    trainerfromcitygym
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Mother's day specials were excellent plus specialty house red and white wines, where were really lovely. INterested colors and textures of foods, taste was terrific and exciting. We sat on patio and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves all the way through the experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a disappointing experience!
    RecruiterVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Hopefully those considering dining at Julian will read this review and select a different venue. Where do I begin? The whole experience was expensive and disappointing - especially after Julian received very positive ratings on Open Table. Beginning with the ambiance...our family dressed nicely only to have our server dressed in jeans and a T-Shirt. The interior decor was more "diner-like" than anticipated. The food took a very LONG time to arrive and the dining room was half full. The server seemed a bit clueless and unwilling to accomodate any special requests (my daughter was on a special diet). The food portions were VERY small and clearly not worth the price. MUCH better dining choices exist in the KC area!
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  • Disappointed
    KCDinner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My fault. Hoped to order off menu, but they only had a prefixed menu for Mothers' Day. It would be beneficial if that information is more apparent when making reservations. It was more food than I wanted. I would have picked another restaurant if I'd known. Server was absent, inattentive.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Fantastic Mother's Day Brunch!
    Wilbur
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The menu was creative, thoughtful, and (most importantly) delicious! The Chef created a a wonderful selection that pleased everyone in our party (including two children). We have various food allergies, and the Chef accommodated us easily and gracefully - we even got dessert (which almost never happens)! We couldn't have asked for a better Mother's Day Brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sadly, disappointing
    ElMac
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Love Celine Tio on Food Network and was really looking forward to Julian's. Ambience and presentation are great but the food is not worth mentioning. Salmon deviled eggs were ok, nothing special; menu mentioned toasts as an accompaniment but they weren't on the plate. My pork shoulder was tender but not memorable. My husband's chicken was salty - literally no taste but salt. We had the Pale Ale mac and cheese as a side - again so salty as to be inedible and completely unremarkable. Given a choice, I'd opt for a box of Kraft mac and cheese. We skipped dessert. Soooooo disappointed
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  • Not very exciting dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We have eaten at Julian for several meals -- lunch and dinner. The pasta with shrimp and peas, the vegetarian meal and the arugala salad were all ok, not memorable at all. We live in the neighborhood and want to like it more. Good space, service fine, but we probably won't go back unless we start hearing great things from friends.
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  • Good meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My first visit. The food was very good. Service was a little slow. Waitress had too many tables. Menu was very interesting. I had a lamb reuben, which was excellent.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Julian
    UncorkVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This restaurant is a must. Excellent, creative food. Great service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • anniversary dinner
    eatgoodlocalfood
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    we had wanted to sit outside because the weather was perfect, but that is first come first serve, so it was full.. we did have a nice seat inside and there weren't many people in there, so it was quiet. Food was delicious and we had a super friendly waitress.. got a bottle of sparkling wine for our Anniversary and it was great.. perfect amount of food, didn't leave totally stuffed.. highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gourmet Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We decided to try Julian on a very rainy day. The place was virtually empty for lunch and I assume it was due to the weather because the food was great. The bowl of mussels were outstanding, the lamb reuben just good due to the lamb being slightly dry (although the house made pickles and coleslaw were delicious). The waitress here was so nice, walking us to our car with an umbrella when the rain just wouldn't quit. I would definitely recommend that anyone in Kansas City who loves good service and who enjoys unique takes on traditional dishes try Julian.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not great
    DinerKC
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Menu selections not exceptional. Food was good but bland.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet