I have been to a lot of restaurantsI have been to a lot of restaurants and this is probably the best food I have eaten locally and abroad. I took my mother for Mother's Day and we both enjoyed every course. No complaints about any of the food we sampled. I am still thinking about the salmon deviled egg crostini that we had for appetizers...smoked salmon, creamy deviled egg salad...delish! The outdoor dining was a great experience as well...nice quiet atmosphere for enjoying a beautiful May day.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMChef Tio is a treasureChef Celine Tio continues to create wonderful food. The menu changes from time to time and her flavor combinations are great. My new favorite is the pate with pickled blackberries. The wait staff is efficient and friendly without being in the way. We enjoy watching the action in the kitchen.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodWe ordered pretzel sticks and gouda cheese sauce, I really wanted to try the cheese sauce. They were out of pretzels so they brought us some cheese to try it was excellent. The service was fun and light and we enjoyed our time there.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGet the Cheese Cake for Sure!Chef was nice to come to our table and thank us for coming and ask how things were!! Great little find in Brookside, great food...fun unique changing menu...the cheesecake was insane!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe mussels and bread puddingThe mussels and bread pudding was fabulous! I think the bread pudding is the best one I've had EVER! Chef Celina was also very friendly and came to our table to ask how we were doing and how our food was tasting. I even asked to get a picture with her and she was more than happy to do so. We also came on a good night because they had a special of 3 courses for $30 and any wine bottles $75 were half off. Awesome deal! I would definitely come back here.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday is by far the bestSunday is by far the best night to eat at Julian unless you are a picky eater. You get delicious creations from the chef - what ever she wants to make. Its an exciting experience.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMade the reservation on theMade the reservation on the way, which made us a little skeptical. Didn't really know anything about the place. What a neat place, and the chef even brought out our food. Salad was tasty, trout was very good, even the skin. We will go back!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a small place, butThis was a small place, but the food was spectacular! The chef competed on Iron Chef and even took a picture with us. The Mussels, scallops and salmon were great.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSaw Chef Tio compete on IronSaw Chef Tio compete on Iron Chef America and was on a business trip to Kansas City so wanted to try her restaurant. Food was excellent and great choices for every course. I would eat there again the next time I am in town.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best in the city.One of the best in the city. Cool hip scene that makes me feel like I'm eating in Chicago and not KCMO.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went on a Monday night,We went on a Monday night, and what good luck that was! On Monday nights it's 1/2 off bottles of wine less than $75 and you can get a 3 course (app/main/dessert) meal for $30! Chef Celina Tio brought the food out to the tables herself and to top it off the food was amazing. We got the housemade sausage, salmon crostinis, beef, scallops, cheese plate, bread pudding and the mac and cheese to go. I would recommend everything!!!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMNot crowded for Easter brunch.Not crowded for Easter brunch. Delicious food and great service. The ginger donuts are a must.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMA delicious meal with greatA delicious meal with great service and great drinks. I'll definitely be back, and can't wait to try out the patio this summer.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, No StuffIf you want fabulous food and don't care about stuffy atmosphere, this is the place for you. It was refreshing to go to a place that offers superb meals without the did-I-dress-appropriately-for-the-place worry in the back of your mind. If you're in the Kansas City area, you will do yourself a tremendous injustice if you don't eat at Julian.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous first time to Julian.Fabulous first time to Julian. I live that you can just go for a great burger or go all out for an anniversary dinner.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMChef Tio is amazing. FoodChef Tio is amazing. Food was outstanding and the entire staff made us feel very welcome. One of my top picks for a restaurant in U. S.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit but not our last!This was our first visit to Julian, but it won't be our last! The dining area was small but intimate and the food was DELICIOUS! I had scallops that were seared to perfection and my husband's beef was cooked perfectly. The plates are small, but filling and left us room for dessert. My husband had chocolate ganache with stout caramel that he really enjoyed and I had the coffee panna cotta with chocolate sauce which was very, very good. We can't wait for spring so we can dine outside.
Chef Tio was very friendly and engaging.
Overall, a really great experience.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden KC gemSmall restaurant in Brookside. Wine list with some good finds. Homemade pretzel sticks with gouda sauce were great. Also tried the homemade sausage which I enjoyed. Tried the imported italian pasta, pork belly, chicken confit and pork shoulder. Everyone at table had great things to say about their meals. We decided to try panna cotta and bread pudding for dessert, they were both good. Our server was attentive and informed. Chef Celina even came by our table and chatted.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMy companion and i ate thereMy companion and i ate there on a friday night when the weather was unusually warm for March, allowing us to eat on the patio. It was lovely.The patio is close to the intersection of several streets, so if you're looking for a quiet place, this isn't it. we love to people watch, so we enjoyed it. Food was delicious. We had the pretzel sticks with smoked gouda dip, i had the sauteed beef and my companion had the scallops. everything we had, down to the salads and accompaniments, was delicious. Desserts were delicious and portioned sensibly. wine list allowed for some adventure and wasn't too expensive. We'll go back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst of hopefully many visitsMy wife and I were taking a weekend trip to the Country Club Plaza before she started a new job and we chose Julian because of the menu that was listed on the OpenTable web site. The food was amazing, the flavor combinations were exceptional, providing balance, enhancement and enjoyment.
Our waitress Sarah was attentive and a lot of fun
Spoke with the chef on the way out and look forward to going back3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMJulian's is a terrific placeJulian's is a terrific place to eat - food is always great & ample servings. The chocolate ganauch (sp?) is - as they say - to die for. My only wish is that the chairs were a bit softer. I will be back.1/21/2013 12:00:00 AMcelina always does an outstandingcelina always does an outstanding job which is why this was our 1st pick for restaurant week.
yummy dinner. good wine from italy. so enjoyable!1/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite Neighborhood RestaurantSo happy to have Julian's in my neighborhood. I have had several dinners hear with the wife, friends, and colleagues. We have always had a great experience. Love the comfort food. The service is attentive without being smothering. Can't wait to try out the outdoor dining, I have heard great things, but have not experienced it myself.8/17/2012 12:00:00 AM