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The Broadway Jazz Club

The Broadway Jazz Club Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebroadwayjazzclub.com
  • Phone: (816) 298-6316
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday: 4:00pm - 1:30am, Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Richard Martin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz 5 nights a week -Tuesday nights through Saturday nights. Closed on Sunday and Monday

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 36th
  • Public Transit: Bus stops less than a block away
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Well lit, secure private parking lot behind building. Street parking also available.
A word from The Broadway Jazz Club
Night time Jazz club and restaurant. Live jazz Tuesday through Saturday (closed Sunday and Monday) along with full dinner menu and bar.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "We discovered the Broadway Jazz Club because we're big fans of Molly Hammer and she was appearing there. However, I must say that we've dined in a lot of places in KC and hands down, the BJC has the best steak in town! The service is excellent - attentive but not intrusive."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Love going to go to this restaurant/jazz club to hear one of our favorite groups...the Sons of Brazil."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Enjoyable evening with great food while listening to some great Kansas City jazz. Was a bit concerned the noise level would be so loud you wouldn't be able to have a conversation but my fears were unfounded. The music level was perfect. Started with several appetizers and drinks then progressed to entrees. Service wained a bit as the dinner progressed. Two servers for the entire restaurant was probably too thin. Would give the place another opportunity."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We happened to come to celebrate our anniversary. They were a bit short staffed that night, however the owner was very accomodating and helpful. He even treated us to a couple of glasses of Champagne which was a nice touch! The food was good , and the music was great."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food, just tad slower than usual for taking our orders. I had the shrimp appetizer, just fabulous and I think there were 6 large prawns. G,Spates trio was amazing, as usual for our musical treat. No cover, a great place to celebrate a birthday with friends. Keep up the great work, I love coming down for dinner & jazz."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Myself and my wife came for the first time Saturday June 21 to celebrate our 1 Anniversary we had dinner which was delicious and set back and enjoyed the Jazz music. We were visiting Kansas City for our anniversary and your place was to me by a co-worker in St. Louis. I ill recommend I to my friends in St. Louis who visit Kansas City. Thank you for a Great time."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were seated on time and received prompt service; the salmon dinner was very good, and the entertainment was outstanding. I highly recommend this club for a fun evening -- you'll get your money's worth!!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The reason we went to Broadway Jazz Club was to hear one of our favorite music groups. What we found was a pleasant surprise that the food was really great."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The most attentive server I've ever had and such great music. The food was better than usual and I found out they have a new chef--really made a big difference in our evening. I had the Asian beef kabobs--melt in your mouth delicious. Nice bacon-vinagarette dressing hit the spot on my salad too. Thank you for a great evening."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Don't eat steak often, but the charcoal grilled filet mignon was wonderful! Actually went there for the music and quite surprised at the quality of the food and its presentation."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I did find the unannounced cover a bit off putting. I'm fine with a cover, just let me know ahead of time that there is one! Not on any of the promotional material. So, $15.00 cover paid. We were seated rather close to the stage and had some concerns regarding volume...our concerns were unfounded. In fact, we had to ask for Ms. McBeth's mic to be turned up as we had to strain to hear her over the band - which was good - but we came to hear Ms. McBeth. We ordered two appetizers: truffle fries, and garlic grilled shrimp cocktail. The truffle fries would have been better just as fries! But all in all were okay. The garlic shrimp had to have been cooked last week. They were awful. With a funny taste...not grilled or garlic."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The Broadway Jazz Club was really enjoyable! The live music was great and so was the food! The Joe Cartwright Trio was really great and we hung out and waited for Megan Birdsall to perform. We really enjoyed her set, super talented young lady! The waitress was really good. The owner even went to every table to introduce himself and see how we were doing. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We had a wonderful evening at The Broadway Jazz Club. We were in from out of town and were looking for a good place to listen to jazz. The band was great, as was the food. The service was excellent. For appetizers, my husband and I shared the truffle fries and teriyaki chicken kabobs. The fries were thin cut and rich. They were a little on the salty side, but that's expected with the parmesan. The chicken kabobs were large, and the teriyaki flavor was just right. My husband had the herb grilled salmon for dinner, and he really enjoyed it. I had the berry spinach salad, which was plenty along with the appetizers. We will definitely go again the next time we're in KC."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Angela sang her heart out. We stayed for two sets. I got one of her old albums as a keepsake which she graciously signed. The acoustics of the club were good and the volume of the singing was just right to allow for conversation. Will try to reserve sooner and get a better table closer to her next time. The food was good but slightly overpriced. The server was bumbling and I kept feeling that he was going to drop my food and drink on my lap. My strawberry daquiri came in a small martini glass and was only rum. Surprised about the cover charge since we were clearly there for dinner and drinks for two. Our bill should have been high enough to outdo the cover charge. Still I will go back and recommend the place to others."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I recently took my jazz students to Kansas City from Omaha for a weekend of jazz culture and we started things off great with an evening at the Broadway Jazz Club! Our tables were ready to go when we got there and my students could see and hear the band very well. Great service, great venue, great music. Get up and go support this venue and the musicians who play there!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Had dinner here with our 11 year old daughter. Was a great introduction to Jazz, for her. We were not sure if it would be appropriate for a child, but it was (although no other kids present). Music was way above average; not too loud, good acoustics. Female vocalist, piano, bass, drums, and guitar. Food and drinks were fine, and a good value, but not foodie quality. Strongly recommended. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Lots of fun! The Dave Stephens Band was a special treat- Lonnie McFadden, Mark Lowery and others got up and performed as well. A great time with friends. As busy as it was we were a bit removed from the stage (long lineal setup not ideal for spectators). Enjoyed the night, and look forward to going again."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "The show with the Dave Stephens Band was extraordinary as special guests including Angela Hagenbach, Mark Lowry, Lonnie McFadden, and Barclay Martin sat in. Our seats were great and the a acoustics were a ten. Mathew our waiter was top notch. and the food was very good. When a cocktail was not right both my wife and are were given a free cocktail each without asking. Jazz lovers should go and make reservations near the stage."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great food combines with great music in an intimate space to make this KC's premiere jazz supper club. From the comfy banquette seating, you get a great view of the stage from anywhere in the room. The food is very good, the music top drawer. It's dinner and entertainment in one great place (and easy to park)."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Great music. The food was excellent. Service excellent."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Venue was fun, food was great. However, we made a reservation well in advance and yet could only get two seats at the bar, directly in front of the kitchen entrance. Not ideal, but doable."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Tuesday's night concert was wonderful and we had a great time. Barclay Martin? Awesome! The other members of the band were amazing too. The sound system was just right - and I would highly recommend the jazz club to my friends. I also want to give a big thank you to our waitress (darn I can't remember her name). Tall and long beautiful brown hair. She was amazing - as she took care of so many people. She was there making eye contact each time we needed her; but she was never "over present" as some times is the case. Thanks for a great night!!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Great please to hear some familiar singers and groups as well as some great new performers. Sounds level is perfect. Not to loud ,not to soft. This places fills a much need void in the KC jazz scene."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food was very, very good and the music was outstanding. We will come as often as our schedule will allow."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great jazz music every night. The shows are fun. The food is a okay!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Had a great evening at the Broadway Jazz Club. The place was jumping with Ida McBeth's band and singing. Thanks for making this her new home!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is a great place! Good food ( chicken fried chicken!!) and great entertainment. It changes nightly but all great jazz and blues performers. The staff is very nice and it is just an overall great time."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Angela Hagenbach & the follow up acts were great! Food fantastic! Biggest chicken finger apps in town! Love this place!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The whole evening was a pure delight! Starting w/Felicia-she was extremely attentive , friendly and helpful. Next Neil the bartender was excellent and enjoyable And Steven our waiter was a gem! And then the best part was incredible MUSIC- JAZZ music !! Quality talent and a feel of almost Chicago quality entertainment. Angela H was Her amazing self!! Great place and will not hesitate to tell people."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I am so glad to see a great jazz place take the place of Jardine's. I note from their schedule that all of our local jazz folks perform there at least once a month. Call for reservations to get the best seats. We were so close to Angela Hagenbach she could have spit on us. Stayed for Joe Cartwright who was fab as always (love the new young drummer). This is our new jazz haunt."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Great music, service and food. Will start to go often."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Music was great. Food was good. Best Rueben/fries I have had! Lynn was great as our server. Cozy. Will be going back for sure!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "First time visit - went with a large group. Great music, service, cocktails and food. We will be returning. The music was great! Cool vibe."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The music and food were both good. Great spot for date night. Best entry on the scene since Jardine's closed."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The whole experience was nice. The food left a little to be desired but the entertainment was wonderful. The wait staff was also very nice and accommodating."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "VERY limited menu for Valentine's Day. Dismal quality, shocking quantity (or lack thereof). $100 for that meal? I refused to pay- my date and I didn't touch our entrees, although we wanted to get the taste of the pathetic salads out of our mouths (if we can call five pieces of iceberg lettuce, a cucumber slice, and a few onions on a bread plate a salad). Do not come here on a holiday. I would like to return, but maybe just for drinks. Good atmosphere, good service, extremely disappointing food. Eat before coming here."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "If you're looking for a place that lets you experience what's great about Kansas City, this is a great place to check out. Good food, great ambiance and music, and right in the center of town. We went with a large group and were well accommodated."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were down there on Saturday night and caught Joe Cartwright Trio for the 1st show and Mark Lowery with Dionne Jeroue for the 2nd show. It is great to see a new venue to showcase local jazz talent. Keep up the good work. Our server Steven was fantastic-not to obtrusive but with great suggestions. The menu was a bit of a disappointment. Seemed too heavy on comfort foods and not enough adventure. The appetizer selection wasn't great-only four or five choices, all tried and true. $11 for four shrimp was a bit pricey. For dinner we both had the chicken fried steak served with mashed potatoes and zucchini. The steak and veggies were very good. The potatoes were a bit dry for me. I really liked the place but hope they'll rework the menu."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The staff was great, the jazz was awesome, we loved the atmosphere, but the food was just ok. We will be going back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had excellent time !, we had great seats, i surprised my boyfriend for a post valentine date! He loved it. We will be back"
    Dined on 2/15/2014