HK's Restaurant & Bar - The Lodge of Four Seasons

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HK’s Restaurant & Bar is open for evening dining. Located off the main lobby at The Lodge of Four Seasons, and features floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the beautiful Japanese Gardens and of the Lake of the Ozarks main channel. Named after the resort’s beloved founder, Harold Koplar, HK’s is a complete celebration for any occasion… or for just enjoying a spectacular dinner in an amazing atmosphere.

HK’s dinner menu features a selection of small plates to the finest quality steaks, fish, pasta and regional dishes you will only find at The Lodge of Four Seasons. Begin, end, or enjoy your entire meal with a fine selection of wines by the glass or bottle, or order your favorite beverage from the finest variety of everyone's favorite spirits. Also enjoy before or after dinner cocktails around our new garden outdoor fire pit or the lobby fireplace.

Additionally, parties of 8 or more will be on one check with an added 20% gratuity.
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vipKellyH
Kansas City
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Extremely limited menu and was out of menu items. Disappointed in selections but overall food was delicious. We’ve been here many times in the past.

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MilesM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The service was awesome awesome my prime rib was 50 bucks and it was cold

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RodneyO
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First off we had reservations for over a month we we were created the Gentleman informed us that the lake view seating was for reservations only..Ok like I said we had reservations😒the Girl waiting on us could only talk about how she disliked talking to people and how she was actually rude to people at Wal-Mart when not working. Wasn't sure why she was working as a waitress means she doesn't like people. Had to ask twice for our drinks. My husband had the surf and turf he really liked his Shrimp and Steak. I had the Turkey steak, it was very dry. Mashed potatoes were really good. We had to ask for the check.
Piano music was good but VERY LOUD. And it cost 108.00.
We will not go back here to eat. However we loved the resort itself... We will just go off the property to eat next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

A little different. Server seemed new and a little out of her element. Food was decent.

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ShanelleC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was overpriced, and not good. My husband ordered turkey (which was dry and tasteless) and I ordered the chicken marsala which was not good. Restaurant has a Nice view though.

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Aurora
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was okay. Server was nice but over shared things about her personal life. Will not go back.

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JakobW
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food is way overpriced for the quality.

Service was great.

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SUZANN
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Disappointing so many items have been removed from the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was perfect

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CarlaG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Waitress was terrible, seemed to be forgetful or just didn’t care! They did not allow us to view the full menu for ordering only a very, very limited menu they had printed on a sheet of paper (would have never made the reservation if I had been told this upfront). Ordered the prime rib medium rare it came out so over cooked the meat was gray and the knife would not even cut it...and it was cold! Told the waitress it was not medium rare and she seemed surprised as if she did not even know the difference, sent it back and the next piece came out medium well, didn’t even bother at that point. The only side offered was half of a twice baked potato that tasted like it came from the freezer section of the grocery store and popped in the microwave...also came out cold. No bread for the table or salad came with the meal, only the piece of meat and small half of a potato. Waitress never refilled water glass and it took forever for the her to come take our order for drinks from the bar and then took forever to get them after we ordered them. The only positive thing I can say is the drinks from the bar were delicious!

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CharlesB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had dinner reservations for February 14th, I was on a business trip for an event there at Lodge of the Four Seasons. I also used this occasion for dinner with my wife. We have had dinner at HK's before, it has been several years ago. The service we received by the waitress was poor, she seemed to be under trained and lacked customer service skills. We both ordered the prime rib dinner, it was over priced for the quality of the food we received. The prime rib was fatty and grisly, the potato with mash potato's on top tasted like instant potato's out of a box. I did eat some of my dinner and my wife returned hers. We did let the waitress know we were not happy with the food. We did not ask for a manger due to the waiting time for food and service by the waitress. I asked for the check and well left. Overall quality of food and service was poor.

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BOBM
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere, good service.

HK's Restaurant & Bar - The Lodge of Four Seasons
Responded on February 20, 2020

Hello BOBM, Thank you for the 5-Star Rating, please make plans to dine with us again. Thanks, Al

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carolynb
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was VERY slow. Did not like paying $10 for a small dinner salad. The rest of the meal was very good.

HK's Restaurant & Bar - The Lodge of Four Seasons
Responded on February 20, 2020

Hello carolynb, I apologize for the dining experience you received. Your feed back is very important and I will address the appropriate department head. Please make plans to dine with us again and allow us to exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Al Highwood Food & Beverage Director

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

My wife and I visited for Valentine’s Day. The service was really bad. I’m hoping they were unexpectedly short-handed because a restaurant that charges these prices should never have this bad of service. The quality of food was good, but again, for the prices they charge, not worth it.

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carolc
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Disappointed in meal and service. Feb 14th. We had eaten there Thanksgiving Day food was good. Booked for 14th expected the same. Couple next to us didn't eat their food, waiter did not offer to take meal off ticket.

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OpenTable Diner
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional had the ginger soy salmon entree! Our server was very attentive and ensured each entree was delivered to our table timely. We had a nice table facing the outdoor gardens which made the evening! Highly recommended!

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Jennifer
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It took us an hour and a half to get our food. The food was average. Going out to eat should be relaxing, but this was a frustrating experience. It was even difficult to find out server to pay our bill. We were so excited to try out this restaurant, but we were very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We enjoyed our evening. Server was very kind and food was hot.

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RobertaA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best NYE with a great band for dancing and the best filet we have ever eaten!

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JimB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated New Year's Eve there. Great food, music and service. Best quality filet mignon I've had in years even as compared to other pricey steak houses.

HK's Restaurant & Bar - The Lodge of Four Seasons
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hello JimB, Thank you for the awesome review. Your comment- "Great food, music and service." is spot on. Make plans to visit us again especially on Valentines. Executive Chef Gary Leap has created a menu that will be featured on February 14-15. Visit our website to view the menu. Thank you! Al Highwood Food and Beverage Director

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DiningExcellence
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall, our New Year's Eve dining experience was enjoyable. We arrived early for a 9:00pm seating and there was some confusion as to whether we could be seated or needed to wait at the bar until 9:00pm. Once dinner service started, we had to flag down a server to take our appetizer order and refill our water. The food choices for the evening were a nice variety and the food was prepared and tasted very good. I do not feel the dinner and entertainment was worth the $79/person, however, as the band was a group of older men who performed mainly "easy listening" dinner music rather than New Year's Eve dance party music. Very surprised at the low attendance for the event - I think that played a part in the ambiance being "off" for me. The party favors and champagne toast at the end of the night was a nice offering.

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girlsdining123
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolute excellent service and the staff were very friendly and courteous. I would definitely recommend this place!!

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PageA
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined here on NYE and didn't realize they had a pre fixe menu for that evening. We were really just looking for a snack before other plans we had later. Anyway, there were four of us and we were all very pleasantly surprised with how delicious our meals were. I asked for a vegan/vegetarian option and the server and chef were extremely accommodating with a couple of options for me to choose from. The chef created a delicious pasta and vegetable dish for me which was just outstanding. The other of our diners each enjoyed prime rib, salmon, and roasted chicken which I was told were all very delicious. If there was one negative, for us, it would be the "vintage" look of this dining room. It was just a little dark and "old school" steak house for me.

HK's Restaurant & Bar - The Lodge of Four Seasons
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hello PageA, Thank you for taking the time to write a S-Star Review. Executive Chef Gary Leap ensures Great Food is being prepared at all times. Make reservations to visit us again, Chef Gary has created a Valentine's Day menu that will be featured February 14-15. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you! Al Highwood Food and Beverage Director

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WayneL
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I ordered the Ribeye medium rare and it was thin and over cooked. Overall underwhelming. It did not taste like what a $46 steak should taste like. I went to Baxter’s the next night and had the ribeye there. That steak was completely worth $50. Would recommend making the drive to Baxter’s instead of eating at HK’s

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CharlotteH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Christmas dinner at HK's. Delicious and elegantly-plated food. Cordial wait staff. Wonderful time. We will eat there again.

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MichaelC
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The young lady that took care of us I believe her name was Kelly was outstanding, personable, good conversation, was attentive and pleasant.
I will be honest we have had several experiences at HK’s that were not the best customer service/customer relations, but there was a different attitude and environment this time.
Everyone was was friendly.
Mention the bartender was outstanding as well, we’ll be back.

Mike Catudal
573-280-6607

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SandyM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Shrimp was outstanding.
Roast beef was Fatty.
Roasted veggies yuk!
Hag to keep asking to have our table cleared of used dishes as we went for the next course.

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HopeC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We used $150.00 worth of gift certificates and should have had $20 left after we paid our and we were told that you just loose that amount. I have never heard of a place if business doing this and thought that was not a very customer friendly way to handle business. Turned me off on coming there again if that is how you treat your customers!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak and fireworks...tough to beat

HK's Restaurant & Bar - The Lodge of Four Seasons
Responded on September 19, 2019

Hello, Thank you for the 5-Star Rating. Your comment "Steak and fireworks...tough to beat" is spot on. Thank you! Al Highwood Director of Food and Beverage

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WorldTraveler15
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Beautiful location! However, we found the staff to be really rude. They were vacuuming while we were eating. They were also very rude on the phone before we called. I really wanted to love this place but the with that the subpar food I would not go back again.

HK's Restaurant & Bar - The Lodge of Four Seasons
Responded on July 23, 2019

Hello WorldTraveler15, In reading your review I want to apologize for the experience you incurred. Your concerns will be shared with the appropriate department head. At your convenience please call me to discuss in more detail of your experience, 573-365-8700. Sincerely, Al Highwood Director of Food and Beverage

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Lucky
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was a beautiful place with great views of the garden. Steak was cooked perfectly. It was not busy but we did have a reservation. Was loud like a bar though. Service was mediocre like they were not happy to have customers who were paying high prices for food.

HK's Restaurant & Bar - The Lodge of Four Seasons
Responded on July 20, 2019

Hello Lucky, I reading your review I apologize for the mediocre service you experienced. We did not exceed your expectations of Great Guest Service. Your concerns have been addressed with the appropriate department head. Please make plans to dine with us again and allow to exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Al Highwood Director of Food and Beverage

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The atmosphere is the best aspect of this restaurant. Recent renovations to the resort and restaurant are beautiful. The designers preserved the retro style architecture and updated with well chosen details. Unfortunately, the menu hasn’t seen the same enhancements and our steaks were all under cooked and the rest of our dinner was unremarkable. I remember dining here 25 years ago when the flaming bananas foster provided a spectacular ending to a delicious dinner. Unfortunately, the only memorable part of our evening was the ambiance. There is a great opportunity to elevate the cuisine to match the beautiful surroundings. I hope the next time we return both will be equally impressive!

HK's Restaurant & Bar - The Lodge of Four Seasons
Responded on July 20, 2019

Hello, In reading your review I apologize for the inconveniences you incurred. We fell short in our delivery of Great Food and Service. Your concerns have been addressed with appropriate department head. We look forward to your next return to allow us to exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Al Highwood Director of Food and Beverage

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VickeyD
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

HK's Restaurant & Bar - The Lodge of Four Seasons
Responded on July 20, 2019

Hello VickeyD, Thank you for the 5-Star Review. Your comment- "Amazing!!!" is what we strive to deliver Great Food and Service. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you! Al Highwood Director of Food and Beverage

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SamanthaR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fish was great! Salad pretty small, but onion rings great as well. Steak was extremely tough like leather and fatty.

HK's Restaurant & Bar - The Lodge of Four Seasons
Responded on July 20, 2019

Hello SamanthaR, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your steak comment has been shared with the Executive Chef. Make plans soon to dine with us again. Thank you, Al Highwood Director of Food and Beverage

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SherylB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had dinner before a Friday evening church conference. The food was well prepared & the service was good.

HK's Restaurant & Bar - The Lodge of Four Seasons
Responded on July 14, 2019

Hello SherylB, Thank you for the nice review. I am pleased to read as you stated "food was well prepared & the service was good." Make plans soon to dine with us again. Thank you! Al Highwood Director of Food and Beverage

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vipjoevmeyer
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent dining experience. Great cocktails, food and staff. A very nice place to have dinner where is quiet enough to have a nice conversation during dinner.

HK's Restaurant & Bar - The Lodge of Four Seasons
Responded on July 14, 2019

Hello joevmeyer, Thank you for the 5-Star Review. Your comments about the food and service is much appreciated. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you! Al Highwood

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Very disappointed in the food and price. I’ve eaten here for decades, but it has gone downhill. They are known for their steaks, but we’ve had better steaks at Denny’s for a third of the price. We are staying at the Lodge a few more times this summer, but not ever eating dinner here again. The bar is nice and reasonable priced drinks with great atmosphere, but the food isn’t worth the $$.

HK's Restaurant & Bar - The Lodge of Four Seasons
Responded on July 14, 2019

Hello, In reading your review I want to apologize for the experience you incurred. We fell short on our delivery of Great Food and Service. I would like to discuss in more detail of your experience, please call me at your convenience 573-365-8700. Sincerely, Al Highwood Director of Food and Beverage

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Laine was awesome - funny, welcoming and very attentive. The view of the garden and lake was breathtaking. Great backdrop for a romantic date. Would return for sure.

HK's Restaurant & Bar - The Lodge of Four Seasons
Responded on June 2, 2019

Hello, Thank for the 5-Star Review. I am pleased to read that Laine was very attentive. We do have beautiful views of the garden and lake. When you find your travels in the Lake of the Ozarks be sure to dine at HK's and ask for Laine. Thank you! Al Highwood Director of Food and Beverage

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Truly the worst dining experience I have ever had.

We arrived with a reservation, and before being seated requested two kids menus. After about five minutes or so a waitress arrived to take our drinks order, and again we requested the kids menu. Still no sign of them. So upon her return with the drinks we again asked for the menus. This time we got success.

So off to a great start!

Then I had to return my drink as it came in a glass that had clearly not been through a wash. Dirty inside and out. Then after about ten or twelve mins the second drink finally arrived. No apology whatsoever.

The appetizers came out pretty quickly, but lukewarm. Still no sign of the kids food. We had asked them to bring it as quickly as possible to allow them plenty of time to eat.

We sat down to dinner at 7.15, and at 8.40ish the mains and the kids food came out. We had to rush through dinner to make the fireworks at 9. We asked where the food was when we finally managed to get hold of a waitress and were told it was coming soon, again no apology on the delay.

Now on the food - salads were limp and came with steak that was clearly from the refrigerator. Dried out and freezing. My pizza, which apparently was the cause of the delay (clearly since everyone else had cold salad meats), clearly didn’t spend enough time in the oven as it wasn’t properly cooked through. The kids pasta was drowned in butter and the toasted cheese contained way too much cheese for a small kid.

Took us ten mins to get hold of the waitress to escape and go see the fireworks. Definitely won’t be back: lots of work to be done on service, food and attention to details.

All in all, the worst experience ever.

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot if you are staying at the lodge- convenient and a variety of good dinner options! Service was great, dinner was delish!

HK's Restaurant & Bar - The Lodge of Four Seasons
Responded on May 13, 2019

Hello JenniferP, Thank you for the 5-Star Review. I am happy to read that "Service was great, dinner was delish!" Make plans to dine with us again. Thank you! Al Highwood

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HK's Restaurant & Bar - The Lodge of Four Seasons offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (573) 365-8509.

HK's Restaurant & Bar - The Lodge of Four Seasons is rated 3.7 stars by 298 OpenTable diners.

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