The Broadway Jazz Club

The Broadway Jazz Club

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebroadwayjazzclub.com/
  • Phone: 8162986316
  • 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, Comfort Food, Southern
  • 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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
The Broadway Jazz Club reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
late-night find (25)neighborhood gem (21)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (17)great for brunch (12)special occasion (11)romantic (10)good for groups (10)fit for foodies (5)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Love the Sunday Brunch
    TiptonVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This place has pretty good food--a lot better than you might expect from a pure jazz club. At least for brunch, it exceeded my expectations in every way--it was cleaner, had better ambiance, better food, great service (incl. accommodating kids), and great music.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Morning Surprise!
    Angie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I attended Sunday Brunch, didn't know how the food or anything was going to be. Read about 'The Broadway Jazz Club ' Sunday Brunch on the website. I was pleasantly surprise! The jazz group was wonderful, the food was good, however, I would suggest having fresh brewed coffee instead of instant. The service was okay, good for the number of people in the restaurant and having only (2) servers. Overall it was a good experience and I had a good time! Yes, I would go back! ;-)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Jazz Brunch!
    Luvsomjazz
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great brunch selections and fantastic music! Brunch and Jazz a great combination!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date place
    DateDiner
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Good music (great variety with different performers every night), good food, good drinks, good desert, fun ambience, and great service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A jazz venue to discover in K.C.
    Beaver
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The Broadway jazz club as a great little find if one is looking for a varied selection of talented jazz performers in Kansas City. I recently attended a performance by a female ensemble led by Angela Hagenbach and backed up by a quartet of very talented musicians. They were outstanding in every way and it was so nice to discover them-they need to be better known in this city and I believe the Broadway Jazz CLub is undertaking a much needed void in this city by presenting some of the great talent that Kansas City has to offer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    AirBabuVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great meal, good music, exceptional cocktails, suburb service. We'll be back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for brunch
    TGW1VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Brunch with music. Both were excellent! Very pleased with performance, food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Room to grow
    kcmo57VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food decent. Service slow. Jazz great! This place has potential - we'll be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Experience
    LoveJazzMusic
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We went on a triple date to celebrate my parent's 25th anniversary. The food was amazing and the artists were superb. It was a great time to unwind and catch up with one another. Our waitress was a little slow with bringing our bottles of wine, taking our order, and refilling water. However, it did not ruin our night. Wonderful time!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Poor service but the owner did comp the dinner. Food only fair, seemed like it was 'nuked'.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Brunch
    Batesy
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food and music were good but the place was almost empty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Definitely enjoyed
    donaldab
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had solid service while here. It got a little chaotic during set breaks, but that made sense. We tried the beef kabobs (delicious), the wings (very little to no wing sauce, but good fried wings), and potato soup (I liked it a lot, but my husband thought it had a little more sour cream than he'd like - which is any). The martinis weren't cheap but were well made, and I generally don't expect a cheap martini in the first place. The music was great (Millie Edwards) and at a good volume level. We definitely plan to go back and try even more of the menu!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jazz brunch? Great idea!
    ride2eat
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had been to Broadway Jazz Club in the evening previously and were intrigued by a Jazz Brunch. It was great! The menu selection was outstanding. It will take several more trips just to try the dishes that made the final selection difficult. The staff was attentive and friendly. The entertainment was great, as usual for BJC.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Jazz Brunch
    TiptonVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    It's a jazz club, so we were going for the music experience, but I was pleasantly surprised by the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jenny
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Extremely friendly and attentive staff. All of our dinners were exceptional, but dessert was a bit of a let down. The jazz ensemble performing was outstanding. 9/10 - will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average fare
    TomBinKC
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was our first visit to the Broadway Jazz Club. The music (Angela Hagenbach) was great. The drinks were fine. The food was less than average. We had some small plates - lamb pops, chicken wings, fried seafood, and truffle fries. It was greasy, overcooked, and way overpriced. We may come back to see future entertainers but will definitely have dinner elsewhere.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Great Music!
    JosephR
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sons of Brazil...Latin Jazz rocks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Love going to go to this restaurant/jazz club to hear one of our favorite groups...the Sons of Brazil.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience
    JazzFan
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Great Music
    fmh2004
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great jazz spot last x for M/T jazz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    StLouis
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Great Evening
    Patty
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ModocVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • highs and lows...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Great date night!
    rickyb321
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Angela triumphs again
    MaggieL
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot for Students
    JazzEducator
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kliben
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 50 reviews are from the The Broadway Jazz Club reviews archive.
  • A great time!
    zr6wannabe
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz and Dinner
    gpat
    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.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally, a great jazz supper club
    Jazzguy
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz club
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun venue
    abcknow
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Barclay Martin Concert
    DeeM
    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!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great time
    Ronnielee
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great music. The food was excellent. Service excellent.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jazz evening Angela Hagenbach!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very, very good and
    jazzfan
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Live Jazz is Back!
    JjjjVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate