Plaza III, The Steakhouse - Kansas City
Plaza III, The Steakhouse - Kansas City

Plaza III, The Steakhouse - Kansas City

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://plazaiiikcsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (816) 753-0000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Linzie Davis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We work with our catering Company, Absolute Catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: We feature 10 private dining rooms, that can accommodate 8 to 200 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Tracie Brenenan 8167530000
  • Entertainment: We present local Kansas City Jazz musicians on Saturdays, from 7 PM - 11 PM for dinner and entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ward Parkway
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Plaza III, The Steakhouse - Kansas City
Known as 'The Gold Standard of Kansas City Steakhouses'. Locally owned and family run, Plaza III has operated on the Country Club Plaza for 50 years. USDA Prime meat and fresh seafood make up our award winning menu. We feature a Wine Spectator 'Award of Excellence' wine list. Over 500 selections.

We present Live Kansas City Jazz on Saturday Nights.

We offer 9 different private dining rooms for groups of 8 to 200. The American Royal room or the Wine Cellars are very popular for meetings, weddings, or special occasions.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Plaza III, The Steakhouse - Kansas City reviews from OpenTable diners
187 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (131)romantic (103)notable wine list (68)good for groups (52)fit for foodies (48)neighborhood gem (41)great for lunch (22)hot spot (10)scenic view (10)vibrant bar scene (9)great for brunch (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Kansas City Favorite
    Luv2dineout
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    The restaurant was as fabulous as I remember when I lived in the area over 30 years ago. The steak soup was just like I remembered. This was a special occasion restaurant for my family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely wonderful
    enjoynewplaces
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We had a wonderful time. The food was terrific, including the crudites to start the evening to the dessert. The staff was fabulous and did a great job showcasing the menu highlights. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robert
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Food not as good as first class restaurants in the area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been there, done that.
    PlazaIII
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Took my wife to Plaza III for her birthday and we were totally underwhelmed. The steaks had no flavor, and the sides were not as advertised (i.e. Broccoli with Cheese is just steamed broccoli with a few strings of cheddar laying on top, but the server made it sound like some great cheese sauce). The Potatoes Au Gratin were decent, but certainly not "bring you back" good. Plus, the view from their vantage point is non-existent - not surprised they block it with curtains. At least we got to spend four times what we would at a typical dinner out at a steakhouse.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lousy hostess service
    Bandit
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had 8:30 reservations. When we arrived the hostess said it would be a 20 minute wait. Waited 25 minutes - She sent us down stairs for a table - they acted like we were aliens - waited another 5 minutes and the hostess came back and said it would be another 10 before a table was available. This type of service is ridiculous for a restaurant as expensive as Plaza III.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Problem with kitchen and wait service.
    Sadface
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My steak was not cooked according to how it was ordered. It was overdone and waiter disagreed with me that it was over cooked. Replaced twice and the third steak was burned on outside. However was not charged for steak. Never ate it anyway. Probably won't go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • john Pilkington
    john
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Too bad the food was great and the service was very poor I have been going to the Plaza III for many years very disappointing I will not be going back and my check was $700.00.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a bit tired
    jethro
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The menu is old and tired. Needs an infusion of innovation and updated cuisine. Too expensive for food that I know how to cook myself.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food & service
    Carl
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    What more can be said. The menu is typical steakhouse; the food is top rate as is the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, okay service.
    Cb69
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great steak as usual. When we arrived we were given the opportunity to sit down stairs and listen to live music. However when we got down stairs the lady did not want to seat us even though we were just sent down there by the upstairs person. A little frustrating but it was taken care of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SuzyQ
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Typical steakhouse atmosphere. High quality food but menu could use some updating. Seems like everything was stuck in the early 1970's. Excellent service. Expect to spend a lot of money on this one. My husband ordered a glass of house wine - very generous pour. I ordered a glass of locally brewed beer and half of my very small glass was foam. Definitely not worth $7.50 for a half a glass of beer. Stick with the wine. The sourdough bread was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CK1KC
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Excellent service, wonderful food - this restaurant is a Kansas City tradition with a great view of the Plaza!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak in town
    seafoodluvrVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Plaza III has the best filet mignon and prime rib in Kansas City. The food, service and management are outstanding each and every time we dine here. If you haven't tried Plaza III in a while...do it!! You will not be disappointed. We have heard some reviewers complain about "price"..but you really do get what you pay for. The sides are VERY generous and come in two sizes..the small is enough for two to share. Fav's: Lyonnaise potatoes, mushrooms, grilled asparagus...get all three..you'll love them! You can't beat this dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Robin
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great place for awesome food. I love taking my wife here for the atmosphere. Perfect place for date night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience...but REALLY expensive!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Great steaks and a nice wine... what could be better? Well the only issue I had was the value. At $45 I expect a meal, what you get is a piece of meat on a plate ( really great tasting piece of meat to be sure but..). salad? $9, baked potato,?..another $9, asparagus? Another $9. In short I had a great experience, great food, but at the price, this is definitely a once in a very rare while experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food should be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Nice place, but food was just average for such an expensive restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing dinner
    AVentura
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    The food and service is some of the best on the Plaza! The ambiance is definitely romantic... As it was a little too quite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    DEDBVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We've been coming here for years. Probably would dine here more often but prices are high. Thank you for great food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply Outstanding
    BigTimeWineAndDine
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Took my family to Plaza III for a nice night out. The food was spot on. The service was great. Couldn't ask for a better evening. Looking forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They must be saving on seasoning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was disappointed with the food at Plaza III. When you pay $50 bucks for a steak, it would be nice if they would put a dash of salt and pepper on it. The same was true of the creamed spinach and potatoes lyonnaise. There must be a salt shortage I hadn't heard about. On the bright side, the wine and the service was good.
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  • Good to EX
    loveyou2
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food and service was both good We requested a round table in a quite area and they full felled our request
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plaza III
    1steak
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Overall great experience. Truly enjoy the main entrée. The side dishes were not very appealing with the exception of the Spinach salad was very delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date night!
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food was well prepared, prime rib and lamb cooked perfectly! Our server Mike was very informative and had great suggestions on the menu.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but....
    Jules
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food was good but as soon as the server realized we had a Living Social boucher he was less than enthusiastic. He did not bring the tray with the meat cuts to our table, nor the dessert tray. We did not feel that our business was welcome. That was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I am typically in KC one week every year and like to find a unique, local place to splurge once during the visit. Plaza III is a good option. Food was great. The last few times however, the live music downstairs was either not availalbe or booked for a private event. I missed being able to relax with live music and wish there were more options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overpriced.
    BeachGirlKS
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food is very overpriced. There was really nothing special about anything we ordered. The shrimp appetizer had 4 shrimp covered in bearnaise sauce for $16, very basic salads were $8 and the $49 filet was very dry. A meal for two with one appetizer, two salads, two cocktails and two entrees was $180 with tip. Simply not worth it. My entrée was not served as ordered and when they remade my entrée they made another mistake. We were celebrating our 15 year anniversary and nothing was offered in the form of a celebratory dessert, etc. There was really nothing special about our visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I think that this is a restaurant that is living on its reputation. Our meats were not prepared as we ordered - this is a steak restaurant, isn't this a vital part of their skill? I'm done with it.
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  • You can't go wrong at Plaza III
    Steven
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We always have a terrific dining experience at Plaza III. The servers are incredibly professional, the food is outstanding and it's a great evening, overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Melvin
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This was our second time at Plaza III. The food was excellent as before. Service was excellent. We enjoyed our dinner. Next time, we will order 1 side between the 2 of us instead of 3.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place for a very nice dinner.
    Nebraskans
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Waitery and all staff are very attentive and unobtrusive. They remember your preferences and go out of their way to assist in any way.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night dinner
    DoubleD
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    In town for a Chiefs game Sunday. A Uber driver recommended Plazaq III over the "chain" steakhouses. Glad she did. Strip steak was cooked to perfection. Had a 1998 Opus with dinner. Service spot on. Will visit again next time we are in Kansas City.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another amazing experience
    seafoodluvrVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We are regulars at Plaza III (weekly) however, they never cease to amaze us on every visit. Carolyn and Manny are outstanding! They're the most attentive and genuine management team ensuring every detail of our meal is perfect. Willie the wine steward is wonderful as well! Ask him if you're ever in doubt as to finding the perfect wine..he has never steered us wrong. All of their servers are great as well.. I would list names but don't want to leave anyone out. Thanks again Plaza III for offering up the best steaks and dining experience in Kansas City. We are hooked!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Al top notch
    BobB
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Enjoyable dining . The wait staff was attentive and the food was very good but the menu was lacking in variety
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot on the Plaza
    100PercentItalianVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I'm born and raised in KC and I have to say I always enjoy dinner at the Plaza III. Service, cocktails and food was awesome once again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Steak House
    gourmetgal
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The Plaza III Steak House is a Kansas City landmark. It features prime beef prepared perfectly, great side items and generous drinks. The menu is varied and includes many elegant seafood options that will satisfy every palate. Treat yourself to a memorable night at one of Kansas City's finest establishments.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious
    DandJVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    All three of us ordered the large prime rib and could not finish it. The wine list was impressive, but no Merry Edwards on there (Sonoma County). Bread was mediocre. Service was commensurate with cost. Nice looking restaurant on the inside. Overall, very pleased.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service but Not Great Food
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The restaurant itself is very clean and nice and the service was good. We were taken care of in a timely manner and our orders were correct. The problem with Plaza III is that the food was not the greatest. My husband and I both ordered steak and I also ordered the lobster tail. As far as the steaks go, they are priced much like those at Capital Grille, they however do not compare in taste. For the price we paid, I was a little disappointed in the taste of the steaks. They were kind of blah and left much to be desired. The lobster was good but the dipping sauce was not. In addition, the Mac-n-Cheese didn't have much flavor. If I were to choose again I would skip Plaza III and go straight to Capital Grille.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific find
    Marsha
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Fantastic steak soup to start! Excellent service, steaks, bread to die for and lovely ambiance. You cannot beat this place and the prices are just as they should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great dining
    Lovedit
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We wanted to use the rest of a gift card that we had received. It was a perfect evening for dinner and an after dinner walk around the plaza. The food was wonderful as usual.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointed
    Roomforicecream4
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I only paid $30 for a group on and it was till not worth it. Thank god I didn't pay full price! Te food was ok but they got almost everything wrong on my boyfriends dinner which I was upset about because it was his birthday :(. The best thing was he was given a free dessert for his day and it was delicious and big enough for the both of us.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet