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Permanently Closed - Julian

4.3
1318 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Picture your favorite soul-satisfying dishes made with the finest local ingredients, refined with signature twists and served in a comfortably sophisticated atmosphere.

You've seen her on Next Iron Chef, Iron Chef America, Top Chef Masters and many others. Welcome to JULIAN, the first proprietary dining experience from James Beard Award-winning chef, Celina Tio.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Wednesday - Saturday: 8:00am - 11:30am
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

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Phone number
(816) 214-8454
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Celina Tio
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Private party facilities
We have one private space that can seat up to 31 for a plated dinner or up to 42 for stand up/cocktail reception style.
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Private party contact
Celina Tio: (816) 214-8454
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Catering
Bring the same "Feel Good Food" of JULIAN to any event. From whole pig roasts to high-end, multi-course dinner with wine pairings and private bourbon tastings.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
62nd Terrace
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Public transit
MAX
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Special events & promotions
We can host a variety of special events for you either at JULIAN or an alternate site. Team building with "make your own signature cocktail" interactive events or impress your clients with a tailored experience from Chef Celina and her team.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
3.8
ambience
4.1
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EdwardM (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

We stopped at Julian's before heading to the theater. It's a great place for simple foods prepared in an extraordinary way. Friendly service and great food.

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vipSamGamgee (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on June 27, 2017

Favorite restaurant ever. So long, Julian. See you downtown. :_{

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vipStephanieP (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on June 27, 2017

Great place, sorry to see it go. I will have to check out the Belfry.

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viprocket (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on June 27, 2017

It is one of the best places to eat IN brook-side. lOVE IT!!

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

I absolutely loved everything about my experience. This was my first time dining at Julian. I'll definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

There is just a few short weeks to get you Julian fix. Go for the remaining pig roast on July 4.

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vipbethel (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

We were at the Sunday brunch and enjoyed the selection and quality for the price. Sorry to see the restaurant close.

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vipSloppyjofood (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

This was the 2nd time dining at Julian, we always agree to try a restaurant twice even if the first experience wasn't ideal. It was a gorgeous Kansas City night to sit on the patio and we were very excited as the night began; however we ended up disappointed. We had a reservation for 8pm(Friday) and apparently that is too late to have your choice of meal for this restaurant. They were out of 3 of the 7 entrees. Service was pretty slow and two of the male employees seemed to being having some tension. The food was fine, nothing spectacular. The sauce for our mushroom dish was clearly made ~a day or so before (no issues with that) and stored because it came out on our plate still partially solidified. Cocktails were Ok but were different then what was described on the menu. I feel like Julian is not "involved" in the restaurant or have a handle on what's going on when she isn't present. I would be very frustrated if this were my business.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

Simply amazing! Austin was our experience concierge, and was extremely knowledgeable and professional. Everything from the mussels to the salmon deviled eggs, to the trout...exquisite!! I couldn't be happier that our 1 year anniversary was shared at Julian! Thank you Celine for making our night wonderful, and we will miss Julian for sure! :)

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

We had a great first visit to Julian, and are looking forward to trying Chef Tio's other property, The Belfry. Julian closes July 4th, and we understand why. Seating space is at a premium, and parking can get tough.
Chef Tio came out and spoke to nearly every table. She told us which dishes would be included on The Belfry menu (the smoked salmon deviled eggs for one!). We were very impressed by her style and her food.
My husband and our friend had the Camp Lindo Farms Chicken, and I had the Chef's Vegetarian special, which was a "Southwest Corn Succatash" over Basmati rice. It was fresh, light, and delicious! For dessert we tried the White Peach Upside-down Cake and the butterscotch bread pudding. Both were big hits.
Having moved to the area in late 2014, we are sorry we didn't "discover" Julian until now. But we have met Chef Tio and will most definitely follow her on her new adventure.

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vipRebecca (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on June 8, 2017

Julian's had been on my list for quite some time Enjoyed every bite of the scallops.
Cooked just right. Bread pudding sauce was perfect. No rum or lemon in sight. Good caramel topping. Just the way I like.
Thanks Chef and Staff

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vipTonykc (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on June 8, 2017

Food was amazing and the service was exceptional. The salmon was done to perfection. This is a great find

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Timetocelebrate (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on June 6, 2017

So sorry the restaurant is closing. It has been a favorite place for us since it opened. We wish Celine good luck in all her future culinary endeavors.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on June 6, 2017

So Sad this location is closed. Please bring your menu to your new building!

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Dave (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on June 2, 2017

Sadly Julian is closing soon, which is why we went. The Belfry is worth checking out if you like Julian as they are both by Chef Celina Tio, which is what brought me there in the first place years ago. Not the least expensive place you'll ever eat, but you won't be sorry to pay for the quality you are receiving.

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viprocket (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on June 1, 2017

It is one of the best restaurants in Brook-side. quality food at a reasonable price

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

I simply love Julian's restaurant!! Celine Tio is an amazing chef! The food is fantastic and consistently prepared. I am crazy about the oyster mushrooms with paprika aioli appetizer. I order them EVERY time I visit. Two other favorite appetizers are the hard boiled eggs with house smoked salmon, and mussels in a garlic sauce. The mussels are prepared perfectly (not chewy or rubbery).

For entree dishes, I enjoy the seared salmon or the basted beef with red wine sauce.

Many locals like to eat outside on the patio, when the weather is nice, but my family prefers the indoor dining. We like the open kitchen so we can watch either Celine, or one of her well trained chefs prepare the food. The restaurant is welcoming, not a stuffy atmosphere, but "down to earth" chic, with photos of Kansas City on the walls, sprinkled in with personal pictures of Celine with her family and friends.

I have brought co-workers, friends, and family to Julian's and everyone has the same response - "What a great place"!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

We ate at Julian for an early dinner on Mother's Day to avoid the brunch craziness. We had a toddler with us and Chef Tio and her staff did a great job at making the evening fun. The coated baby spoon that came with his dinner was a thoughtful touch. I have never been to a restaurant that did that. You can tell that it is a place that appreciates family diners.

The food was all delicious and we especially appreciate the vegan and vegetarian options. So many times, they just end up with side dishes or heavy pasta. The plate was beautifully bright, fragrant and satisfying.

If space allows, I recommend the patio. Music, people watching and the occasional friendly dog make for a charming atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on May 10, 2017

My husband and I went to Julian for our anniversary. It was a Wednesday night and we had most of the restaurant to ourselves. Started on the patio for drinks and apps and moved in when it stated getting rainy. The staff was very laid back and accommodating. The atmosphere was casual and comfortable compared to the quality of food. From the first bite of our roasted mushroom and aoli appetizer we knew everything was going to be amazing and the food lived up to that expectation. Great experience! Will go again!

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vipFoodie (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

Julian is one of my favorite places in town to eat. Celina Tio is a James Beard award winning chef and it shows in the food she prepares

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