Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge
Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge

Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://makersmarkrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8164428115
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: Lunch served 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner served 4:00pm - 10:00 pm
    Saturday: Dinner served 4:00pm-11:00pm; Bar open until 3:00am
    Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Zachary Alft
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Ambassador Room- completely private dining room, seats up to 50 people for a seated dinner or up to 80 for cocktail style events. Chef's Table- semi-private dining table, seats up to 10 for seated dinner. Has adjacent private patio overlooking the Live! Block. Other spaces are available for private and semi-private dining events. Restaurant buyouts are also available.
  • Private Party Contact: Laurie Ambroson 8164429526
  • Entertainment: Experience downtown Kansas City's hottest live entertainment venue, The KC LIVE! Block, from the comfort and relaxation of the Maker's Mark patio.

    Every Friday night from 10pm-1am, Jayson Kane entertains us with his one man band show. He takes requests and entertains the crowd with his eclectic song choices and witty banter.

    We heat things up on Saturday night from 10pm-2am with our in house DJ spinning a mix of acid jazz and other eclectic sounds.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Garage parking available daily.
    Valet available on event nights and weekends.

    Live! Block parking garage located on 13th Street between Grand and Walnut. Parking is $2 with validation. Validation is provided by Maker's Mark Bourbon House and Lounge and other Power & Light District venues.
A word from Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge
Southern hospitality rises to a new level at Makers Mark Bourbon House and Lounge. Serving succulent local beef dry aged to perfection, and the world's freshest seafood, every meal is an experience.

Comfortably elegant, warm and satisfying, Makers Mark Bourbon House & Lounge redefines the classic steak house and celebrates the marriage of Bourbon and Steak. It's the true union of Kentucky's most heralded export and a great Kansas City tradition. Creative cocktails and an alluring wine list ensure that all of our guests' palates are gratified. The Bourbon house is open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and late night bites.

Make your next company or family dining event truly special! Maker's Mark's private dining services are unmatched in the downtown area. Let our management and staff show you what southern hospitality is really about.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (16)special occasion (16)vibrant bar scene (11)great for outdoor dining (10)late-night find (9)fit for foodies (9)hot spot (8)romantic (5)notable wine list (4)neighborhood gem (3)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Poor service, food cold. Felt like we were being ignored.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    bluesrule9
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Despite a near disaster foul up in reservations (due to a local beer tasting event shutting down access) the management did the right thing and honored our reservation. The food was wonderful and the spirit list extensive. The calamari was so tasty and my strip steak was prepared accurately and tasted great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Let down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Service was really good! The food wasn't bad but wasn't anything special either. Definitely not worth the price tag and we wouldn't do it again for the money. To many other places where in their price range that are much better!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • B- nothing stood out
    byrnejay
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Initially service was fast but impersonal. Then when food was finally delivered quite late & of mediocre quality compared to descriptions the service was even less personal and attentive. Don't order the steak (grey color rather than charted outside and tough) served with overdone asparagras. My daughter said her salmon was cooked fine but not verry flavorful.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but not amazing!
    nomnomnomVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I came here for dinner on a hot day, and we sat outside on the patio, which was very comfortable and had a great ambiance. It got a little toasty toward the end of our meal, but obviously that was not the restaurant's fault. My friend and I split the spinach artichoke dip and calamari and each had a bowl of macaroni and cheese. The dip and mac and cheese were decent, but nothing too amazing. The calamari had tasted good, but I found it to be extremely chewy for some reason. I wasn't blown away by the food, but the ambiance was nice and I would definitely consider coming back--maybe just for drinks next time!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average
    firstttimer
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food had good flavor but was not very hot, especially considering there were only 3 tables filled at the time. I was a little disappointed for the cost. We went for the dine KC and they didn't bother to offer the special so we ended up spending $100 instead of $60. The whiskey was good and the food had good flavor.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Made its mark on us
    BigRedSteakLover
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Second visit to Maker's Mark. Steaks are great and savory. Lobster tail was sweet and tender. Libations were of the highest quality. We travel three hours to get here. High end steak house without the high end prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but pretty load
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Went for a business meal...would be a better location for meeting friends. Just too loud. Steaks were great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food good, decor odd
    kansascityshuffle
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Food was good, staff friendly, we just thought the decor was not what we thought a "Bourbon House" would look like. Snobby comment, huh?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good
    GoodGood
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The service was Awesome. the only complaint we had was the Ceaser Salad wasn't very good, Dressing like it was watered down. And the Asparagus was not cooked al the way. The rest of the Food was of Great Quality.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, bad location
    rjmom1
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Husbands birthday dinner. Didn't know there was a concert right outside. I was unaware it was that close inside P&L. Wonderful food, great service, but too loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect anniversary spot!
    ZachG
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I went here on a Saturday and had a great time. The food is smaller portions but the flavors were amazing! Grace was our server and she was very sweet and attentive. The hostess(Bree) was the star of the night. She helped us out a lot with recommendations for fun bars around power and light. When my wife lost her ring at the restaurant we told Bree to give us a call if they found it. We were a block away from the restaurant when she came running over to us with my wife's ring! Now that's great service! Thank you for the fantastic night Makers Mark!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food and fun atmosphere
    krika8
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I were in KC for a quick trip. We are Maker's Mark ambassadors and were excited to try the food at this location (we've been to the Louisville location also for drinks). Everything was good. We had Caesar salads - not my favorite, but good. Since they had run out of salmon, we had steaks Oscar style - he had the KC strip and I had the sirloin. Mine was cooked perfectly medium, his was also medium - however he had ordered medium well (more well). The sides were very yummy and the crab meat was delicious. The only thing I would have liked to see would be a larger list of cocktails and bourbons by flights. I also thought I'd see Maker's Mark used more prominently in the menu for food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • buyer beware
    JoeMelchert
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    we had reservations on a busy concert night. They were not able to seat us until well after our reservation time, service was slow, and food cool to tepid instead of hot. They were overwhelmed but controlled the reservations so they should not have been.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Long Wait
    CH9DINER
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    My reservation was for 615P. My boss arrived before 615P & was told we could not be seated until our entire party arrived, which was not stated on Open Table. Once our clients arrived at about 630P, it took another 15 mins before we were seated. They put us outside, where it was extremely loud & the chairs were uncomfortable. It took over an hour to get our food and we were late to the Paul McCartney concert as a result, which was very disappointing to my boss & our clients who are prominent business owners in KC. They also tried to deliver the wrong food and drinks to our table at least 3 times. Our waitress was nice & the food was good. I only wish we had more than 10 mins to eat it before we had to leave for the show.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great start to Sprint
    PolakronVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Dinner and service was above par will go back again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and energetic ambience.
    Jordie
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Very nice experience. Food was excellent, server was friendly and attentive, restaurant has a nice atmosphere. We had a booth which had broken down benches, so our chests were table high. Not good. Will gladly go back, but will request a table.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bourbon?
    plazaeaterVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Nothing about this place makes me want to drink bourbon. food was ok, service seemed rush, was there on a concert night
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rich
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Rich is the best bartender ever!!! Keep him around
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal In Power and Light area
    JimmyK
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our party of four had a fantastic dinner on 6/28/14. The women raved about the Mint Juleps, and you can't go wrong with the house label bourbon on the rocks. The Maker's Mark Charcuterie Board was a perfect prelude to our superb entree course. The wine list is shorter than comparable restaurants, but the variety of offerings easily pairs with the food menu. We topped off our meal with delicious desserts and excellent coffee. Our server, and all the restaurant staff, were friendly and very attentive from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • experience
    krytygr13
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I'm a lover of Makers Mark. The food was delicious! A lil expensive but good. The atmosphere was romantic & down to earth.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so food, great service
    californiasparks
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We went to Maker's Mark for half-price steak night, and because my partner is a huge MM fan. His steak was quite good, and the accompanying sides were decent (small portions of mashed potatoes and green beans). I had a salad, which was fresh but overdressed, and a flat bread that was good, but uninspired. What made the evening, though, was the excellent service. Our server, Grace, was professional, attentive and friendly. Both she and another server (whose name I didn't catch) were happy to chat with us about visiting Kansas City, where to get the best barbecue, etc. We were there fairly early on a weeknight--I can imagine that this place (and the rest of the Power & Light District) is hopping on weekends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 549 reviews are from the Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge reviews archive.
  • OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I stopped here for a burger before a concert. It was just so-so. It was supposed to come with bacon, which I didn't find until nearly my last bite. It was more tasty with the bacon. The fries were cold and not fresh. I did not have time for them to re-do my meal so I didn't ask. The waitress was nice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The steak my wife ordered was fantastic. The calamari was awesome. My crab cake sandwich however was dry and lacking. Overall. Great experience
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here
    hoopstar
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This was our first time dining here and I think the first thing that was different than what I expected was the warmth of the environment. It is very nice and comfortable here, I guess I just expected a warmer ambiance. Food was great although it did get a little cold towards the end. Service from our waitress was great, she was very easy to work with. They were out of a couple of the bourbons we wanted to try which was kind of a bummer. Desert was good but didn't have a ton of flavor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food terrible service
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was delicious service is terrible. It took 30 minutes to get seated after a reservation time another 10 minutes to get anybody take our drink order. Evidently our waitress forgot how to smile and be friendly. However the food was delicious steak was awesome and very good dessert.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow service
    lovemybaby
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    made reservations, but they didn't give preference to people who made reservations. Was going to a concert, finally had to tell them if they couldn't seat us we would have to leave. Sat us in private dining room and had one of the bartenders wait our table. The young lady did an excellent job, while also maintaining her bartending duties.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservations at Markers Mark???
    Waiting4table
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Reservation - 6 months prior for May 31 2014 at 6:15. Arrived a little early, told wait was 5-10 minutes. We waited in the bar. At the bar for extended period had to ask a bartender for service. Wait now for over 20 min. Checked status and was told table would be ready shortly. Twenty minutes later still not seated! Checked again, cleaning the table, plus a lot of walk-ins before us & had been busy and their wait staff needed a break. We finally got seated! Ordered appetizer and before it came ordered dinner. More wait, appetizer lukewarm. Now it was 7:20 no dinner and concert a 8! Who knew when we would get dinner? Informed the server that we were leaving. Don't have any positive things to recommend about Markers Mark.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waited 45 minutes with reservations
    ShawneeKat
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had a 6:00 reservation for dinner before an 8:00 concert at the Sprint Center. We were not seated for dinner until 6:45. Apparently the restaurant chose to seat several walk-in diners, even when they knew all of their tables were fully reserved for several hours. That upset many people, and it's doubtful most of them will return. The food was good, the service adequate, but that wait after having made reservations months ago was unforgivable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Waitress did the best she could, but short staffed on a predictably busy night. Long waits for everything! Poor management
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Paula Jakovac
    PJKUKS75
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Everything about the evening was great except the noise level was far too loud. I was with a group of four women who did not know each other that well and I hoped we could get to know each other better over a nice long dinner before attending the Cher concert. However, we had to keep talking louder in order to hear each other. Also many things had to be repeated because we could not hear each other. It did not help to have a bunch of drunk people in the P & L area who were very loud regardless of how worthy the cause was that contributed to their intoxication & the overall noise level in the area. This was my second time dining there & both times the noise level was a bit much to hold a normal conversation with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The early dinner times are great and let you enjoy the atmosphere without all of the p&l bar crowd. Crab cakes are wonderful, steaks, burgers, and desserts well worth the money. The artichoke dip was a bit heavy on the cumin I thought, but still pretty tasty. Will be returning!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Steaks were great....
    Jesse
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We asked for a booth and once seated noticed the table seemed a little high. The Waitress, although polite, was less than attentive. We had the Sirloin and it was perfect. We were celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary and thought we would give this place a try. While we would return, we won't recommend, based on the service, this place for special occasions.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my last time there
    ngrims
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Seated 20 minutes past our reservation time. Food service was extremely slow, and they botched an order. They should have comped the person's meal. My food was good, but my wife's steak was overcooked. Not seeing the need to go back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great for a group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I needed to entertain out of town visitors and this place hit the mark. Great steaks on half-off Tuesdays, and Morgan took great care of us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nicer than expected...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    This restaurant was definitely nicer than I expected it to be! The photos do not do it justice. Based on the photos, I expected an Americana diner. It has the ambiance of a fine dining restaurant. The drinks were great though it took forever to get them. The food was good, seafood was cooked perfectly. Great for a date or a nice dinner out with friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bourbon in KC
    pikapptcuVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Want some bourbon? Then hit up MM Lounge in KC. Great selection. Also, Tues night was half price steak night! Incredible deal!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't be back
    strtj
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Our evening started out poorly when we attempted to access the restaurant via the common area. Apparently they were having a "private" party for approx. 800 and regardless of our reservation we were required to walk around the block to access the front door. Once inside the noise level was that of a college bar on a Saturday night on remained at that level for the entire stay. The service was lackluster as apparently they had not staffed for either the party outside or their dining room, drinks were slow to arrive and few and far between. The food was okay with the steaks being rated "good" by those in the party that had them and the seafood rated "so-so" by others. Overall a well below par experience for the price.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special birthday
    DeeDee
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    It was my husbands birthday and luckily there was also a concert at P&L. Makers Mark went above and beyond, we had the most amaizing table outside, wonderful steak dinner and had our favorite wine, we stayed on the patio for the concert which has an excellent view. Special thanks to our waiter, he was perfect. We will most definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not overwhelming value
    56lbs
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Had the prime rib and KC strip steak on our visit. The prime rib was one of the best I've had in KC. The steak was good but I can think of multiple other KC restaurants that serve better steak. The size of the side dishes is laughable for the price you pay but the quality/taste was fine. Service was okay for us at times and the wait staff was good with answering questions; they just took too long between visits to the table and it definitely was not busy at the time. I'd recommend Maker's Mark for the food quality but consider it a bit overpriced.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.