Dinner for two
Though housed in a commercial building, the interior decor is very contemporary. On this occasion, my husband and I ordered the same entree. The service was prompted without intruding. The food was high quality and excellently prepared.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
EBT: Enjoyable, Blissful, Tasty
Always a delightful experience dining at EBT. The food is quite exceptional and the ambience is wonderful. Perfect for a special occasion or just an evening with a lovely band at the bar and always very good food, service and presentation.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The surroundings and food
The surroundings and food were excellent. I would recommend this restaurant. We had a very pleasant experience.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful restaurant! Great
Wonderful restaurant! Great service! The sea bass was outstanding!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love EBT every time. This
Love EBT every time. This was for a business lunch. Pleasure of having Dave as our waiter. All of the staff are so friendly, it adds to the lunch experience and allows us to talk a little about the history of EBT (what we don't know, we make up!).
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I had an excellent
My wife and I had an excellent server and the food was excellent. It was cold in the place (server said 66 degrees). He apparently turned up the thermostat, but it is a big place!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The jazz in the bar while
The jazz in the bar while your eating is such a treat. The food is always the best. Smiles all around.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love EBT and try to make it at least once a season. This visit was another great experience full of flavorful food & good service. Drinks were delicious and the lobster/steak special was divine. I recommend the pork chop to everyone we bring to EBT, so if you're reading this, you must try the pork chop - it's outstanding every time. My partner had the salmon with the parm risotto which had perfect flavoring. Yum!! Can't wait to come back and bring others. If you haven't been to EBT in some time or ever - you've got to go! Unique history and story behind the restaurant is charming. Don't be fooled by the fact that it's in a bank. EBT has its culinary chops and is proving it nightly. Outstanding.
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I eat out at
My husband and I eat out at nice restaurants frequently and this was the best meal I've had in Kansas City all year. It's a beautiful restaurant with a professional wait staff. I can't wait to go back!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
EBT is a beautifully appointed
EBT is a beautifully appointed restaurant with consistently good food and service although this trip had some disappointment with overcooked fish and a waiter who, despite his 20 years of experience at the restaurant, poured our entire bottle of wine into three glasses in one pour. Quite disconcerting. We had to ask him not to repeat it with our second bottle.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The lamb was incredible, as
The lamb was incredible, as was the spinach salad. The service was a bit slow at 5:30 on Saturday with very few customers. It took over 10 minutes to get wine served.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was excellent. The waitress was very nice and accommodating. I would recommend the Peppercorn Filet Medallions. My husband ordered Prime Rib medium well and it was over cooked and tough. The waitress apologized and brought him another one that was cooked much better. They do not serve Au Jus with the Prime Rib which was a disappointment. Everything else was very good. The Crab Cakes were great. They have 2 old elevator rooms that can seat 4 that can be reserved. Very cool. They also had a Piano player which was nice.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time dining there and
First time dining there and was impressed the food was excellent...
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding dining experience
Outstanding dining experience from the crab cake appetizer to the Grand Marnier Souflee. Sea bass cooked to perfection. Waitstaff attentive, knowledgeable, efficient. Have dined here several times previously, have never been disappointed. Highly recommend to locals and out-of-towners alike.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to EBT for a Mother's Day lunch because we didn't want one of those buffet brunch menus. We enjoyed the food, service and ambience. We will be back!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent dining experience
There are so many good restaurants in southern kansas city and Overland Park that many people, we among them, often forget about EBT. We've dined there on several occasions, and they deserve high marks on the big three . . . food, atmosphere, and service. By the way, they have a fantastic happy hour, and with live music on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, with music beginning at 6:00 pm.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were the best as always. Enjoyed the singer. She has a great voice.
5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This on one of my all time favorite restaurants. It is great for a special occasion with family or a loved one. The food it the best and the staff is great. Can not find a better place for a romantic dinner.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Warm and inviting atmosphere
We've lived in the area for 17 years and not once have we dined at EBT. That finally changed and it was more than just a pleasant surprise. Look beyond the big bank letters on the building, and go inside the restaurant to find a beautifully decorated, very high-ceilinged space. It's a warm and equally intimate setting for two and I'm sure a group would have a great time. If you reserve in advance, ask for one of the semi-private "elevator" rooms. The night we were there (Wednesday) it was very quiet but we had a great time. Service was terrific...our waiter was very knowledgeable and knew a lot about all the dishes. Food was terrific, servings were just right, and prices were very reasonable. We're going back!
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The husband went over the
The husband went over the top taking me to EBT for our Anniversary dinner. The Host was
Very friendly and personal and our waiter was very good. Gave
Us the history of the restaurant and made the dinner a great experience.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classy Dining Experience!
We had a wonderful experience eating at EBT's Restaurant last night. The food was spectacular, the ambiance was very romantic and our service was superb! Be sure to ask for one of the two elevator cars, which provided a very intimate dinner setting. We ordered the Caesar Salad for two tableside and it done to perfection. Entertainment by A La Mode was icing on the cake! We really enjoyed the music and it added to our special evening. We look forward to going back again!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved the restaurant as
We loved the restaurant as a whole. The food presentation was very good as well as the quality. The portions were generous too...especially the salads. We made reservations because our anniversary and sat in one of the 'elevator cars'..very romantic. Service was outstanding too. We definitely will go back, have already recommended to friends.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
EBT is a calm oasis - tranquil,
EBT is a calm oasis - tranquil, elegant and perfect for the unhurried business or pleasure lunch. The seasoned hosts and waitstaff provide expert service with confidence and skill. The full house on my recent lunch visit was great to see. The service team remained attentive and able to meet the requests of customers without appearing to be overly stressed. It's good to see that this independent restaurant on the southside is thriving.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food , Great People
Friend of the Former GM. Meal was comped. Server was a great guy. Made jokes and frequently asked how we were doing. Would definetly recommend to others.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time -loved it! ;-)
I visited the restaurant on July 27th with my boyfriend and another couple, and I must say, I was truly impressed!
I was a little skeptical at first as their website does not have a lot of pictures posted showing how the restaurant looks on the inside, but as soon as I walked in, I knew I made the right choice.
Great food! Everyone loved their pick.
awesome ambience.. Romantic setting.and the jazz playing at the lounge was just a perfect mood setter ;-)
I will definitely be back! ;-)
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always look forward to dining @ EBT . The food and service are always good,
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food with KC history
EBT provided a very nice meal in an excellent setting. EBT stands for Emery, Byrd, Thayer, which was a significant departnment store in Kansas City downtown nearly a century ago. I thought that EBT was just a decent, moderate-to-high priced restaurant in the UMB bank building until I saw the artifacts, the original brick arches and stonework from the EBT building, sat in one of the two actual elevator compartments from the building and viewed the original ironwork.
Very capable service and my meal of Atlantic Salmon, Pan-seared scallops and a nice risotto was well-prepared and presented. I'd guess that the creme brule was not made onsite.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
EBT is a favorite!
No matter what I order, it is wonderful. Last night was the sea bass and salmon. Even in the heartland, it is as if I was having seafood on the coast. As always, the service and attitude of the wait staff helps make the evening enjoyable. The history of the place still evokes memories of ladies in white gloves and hats out for lunch and a little shopping. Between EBT, Il Centro, and Cafe Provence, I have nearly all of my dining out needs met!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
always good service
We always go early to spend time at the bar before reservation-time. Enjoy bartender, BJ, who always provides conversation & good drinks. Enjoy Danise . . .who has been there a VERY LONG TIME. Met the new mgr. this trip . . . appears to be an asset. Our server this time was excellent . . .Isaiah (?). Food VERY GOOD! Great place!! We'll be back!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Food. Subpar Service
We had an amazing set of food. Some of tha largest scallops I have ever had. Amazing flavor in the shrimp rosatto. Service was less than stellar. Lots of empty glasses. Not very attentive wait staff.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner for Two
We had a wonderful dinner experience at EBT as usual. The service was very good, but the food was fabulous. I had the roast breast of duck and it was to die for. My wife had the Diver scallops and they were so big she could not eat them all. The ambience was quite romantic and the music fit the mood, It was just the right noise level, where it did not drown out a conversation but you could understand the tune and hear the words, if you were so inclined. The service was extremely fast for a restaurant of the caliber of EBT. I was thoroughly impressed and will return often. If I were entertaining an out of town client who was in to great food without being eclectic, this is the place.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I booked a table at EBT while on a one night visit to Overland Park, KS. The service was impeccable and the food was impeccable plus! My wife had the KC Strip and I had the mixed grill. The filet and the lamb chop were cooked perfectly and were perhaps the most tender and flavorful cuts I have ever experienced. This place is a 10+!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
EBT is a great change of pace
I hadn't been to EBT in quite some time and was meeting a friend for lunch so decided to meet there. I have fond memories of Emery Bird Thayer as a child and it's fun to see the old elevators. The food was delicious and the service attentive without being intrusive. We were catching up and didn't feel rushed at all. Overall, a really delightful experience!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
EBT is my go to celebration restaurant. I celebrate my birthday and anniversary there every year. I go every chance I get in between those dates.
It is where I take my guests from out of town for a fantastic meal.
The service and table side preparation are always fantastic.
I love the live music provided on Friday and Saturday nights.
I especially enjoy the Caesar salad for two and the Pepper steak. And you cannot leave without the Bananas Foster for dessert.
I have been a customer for over 20 years.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consider for a Special Occasion
If you are steak lovers as we are, we were disappointed with so few menu choices and generally speaking the menu is pretty limited all around. However, what we ordered was well presented and prepared. Our server was attentive without being overly present. We both really enjoyed the piano bar (this was a Sat night) which featured lots of oldies we were familiar with. EBT is very refined and be prepared for a costly experience. Good for adults, especially baby boomers and beyond celebrating something special.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good overall experience
It had been a number of years since we last visited EBT. Food was excellent. Presentation very nice. Service was good but not great, especially considering the restaurant was not very busy. A little pricey for value, but we would gladly go back.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is excellent. Service
Food is excellent. Service is great and it is a very quiet and enjoyable to be able to talk and not have a lot of noise It was our 51st anniversary and my wife wanted some place quiet and I thought of EBT. It was great Our waitress did a great job of taking care of us and I thank you for the dessert for our anniversary
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My hubby and I went here for date night last weekend. We decided to try many menu items and ordered four appetizers and Caesar salad for our dinner. The scallops were incredible and he really enjoyed the crab cakes with apple slaw. The wine menu was excellent and 5-cheese flat bread was delicous and satisying as was the caesar salad. It was my first time there and we will return. The only reason I gave the ambience 4 stars instead of 5 was because of the tall ceilings it was a bit chilly in there and I did have to eat half my dinner while wearing my coat as a long sleeved blouse was not warm enough. The live music was great and I cannot wait to return and try some more menu items!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Won't wait so long next time!
It had been 20+ years since I'd been to EBT Restaurant but it will (from now on) claim a place on my short 'go-to' list of outstanding restaurants. Our entrees were very visually appealing, of ample portion, and prepared perfectly. Our server, Paul, was congenial and attentive yet by no means hovering. Also, it was raining hard that night and the manager took it upon himself to escort me to my car with an umbrella. All in all a highly positive experience!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great piano player
We were very impressed with the ambience at EBT. Especially the wonderful piano player throughout the evening.
Good food and good service, too.k
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Special Occasion Destination
EBT is a hidden jewel. Tucked into the first level of the UMB Building at I-435 and State Line, EBT has a healthy lunch trade. No wonder - it's one of a kind, with its architectural details from the famous KC department store, quiet ambience and elegant service. The signature melba toast is a great way to start the meal. Portions are very generous and menu options are fun, from fish and chips to shrimp wraps to full entrees.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Dining Pleasure
Exceptionally well done. This restaurant has several "Old Fashion" elevator cars from the old EBT department store and they are very good for two to four people in a quaint romantic and quite atmosphere. They are selp contained and away from the rest of the dining area. The food was excellent (we had the pepper steak),,,,perfectly cooked and very tender, The wine selection was also sufficient and not overwhelming. To end the evening we had drinks and listened and danced to the live music in the lounge area. A two piece combo played soft easy listening music.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent . . . . again!
Have been to EBT several times previously and have never been dissappointed. This last visit was no different. Warm greeting, attentive but not overbearing service, excellent meals, great ambiance condusive to conversation. Would recommend highly to anyone interested in better dining.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We both order the mixed grill which consisted of a lamb chop, 4 oz. filet and two grilled shrimp. I swapped the lamb chop for 2 scallops. We both like to have our favorite for the last bite. We couldn't decide what to eat last. Every bite was pure heaven.
The steaks were cooked perfect and had a wonderful flavor and sauce on top. The brussel sprout hash may not sound fabulous to everyone but we loved it. This is definitely one of the best restaurants in town to dine. We cannot wait to return.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM