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About Plaza III, The Steakhouse - Kansas City

Known as 'The Gold Standard of Kansas City Steakhouses'. Locally owned and family run, Plaza III has operated on the Country Club Plaza for 50 years. USDA Prime meat and fresh seafood make up our award winning menu. We feature a Wine Spectator 'Award of Excellence' wine list. Over 500 selections.

We present Live Kansas City Jazz on Saturday Nights.

We offer 9 different private dining rooms for groups of 8 to 200. The American Royal room or the Wine Cellars are very popular for meetings, weddings, or special occasions.

4749 Pennsylvania Ave
Kansas City, MO 64112
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Ward Parkway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 753-0000

Website:
http://plazaiiikcsteakhouse.com/

Entertainment:
We present local Kansas City Jazz musicians on Saturdays, from 7 PM - 11 PM for dinner and entertainment.

Catering:
Call for details 816-753-0000
www.plazaiiikcsteakhouse.com

Parking Details:
Public parking on street and parking garage

Public Transit:
Bus

Executive Chef:
Linzie Davis

Private Party Facilities:
We feature 10 private dining rooms, that can accommodate 8 to 200 people.
http://plazaiiikcsteakhouse.com/banquet-menu/

Private Party Contact:
Danielle Scott: (816) 753-0000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Special events, dedicated event planner, small and large private rooms. Special banquet menu http://plazaiiikcsteakhouse.com/banquet-menu/

Plaza III, The Steakhouse - Kansas City Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.4

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4.2

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3.7

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84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
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Good for Anniversaries (23)
Romantic (23)
Notable Wine List (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Cozy (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Authentic (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Casual (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
People Watching (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Scenic View (3)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Made reservations expecting to enjoy Jazz and a good meal. Drove from Wichita KS to Kansas City only to find out that the jazz club was sold out to a private party without any notification, or blockage from the website. The hostess that checked us in was so inexperienced, sent us to the club anyway even though it was unavailable. We were then seated at a table directly next to kitchen exit. The noise and activity was horrible. The service was very slow, however they were busy. The response from management to all of this was pretty much a so what. I really expected better based on prior reviews. This place is a one-and-done.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Our server was having a rough night or something, he was not very friendly and it took multiple times to ask for refills on my beer

Tags: Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a wonderful meal and enjoyed our time at the restaurant. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to those coming to Kansas City.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 2 days ago

Food was excellent, service could have been better - not what we expected for the price. I had an open table reservation with a confirmation number but the restaurant did not have it in their system. Luckily it was an early 5:00 reservation so it was not an issue but that was concerning.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Besides seeing the drunken dishwasher getting thrown out, it was a great experience! Food was really good! We went there for our 16th wedding anniversary, nice environment. For the price though we will probably go to Fogo De Chow next time though

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Very nice place for happy hour and dinner. We’ll be back.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We waited for almost an hour and a half for our food. Terrible service and when we recieved our overpriced steak, the meal was cold. Will never go back!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a less then amazing experience recently at Plaza III. Our food was really good, but the service was a joke. First it took the waiter over 15 minutes to even approach our table. Once he did we have him our full order. Our drinks never showed up and we had to finally flag down our waiter 30 Minutes later...and he acknowledged he forgot them. The main dish finally made its way out and was tasty, but it was ruined by the wait. We thought about desert, but just wanted out of there.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I think our waiter was new. The time between ordering drinks, appetizers and mains was too extended. Cocktail orders were not completed as a group and as we were toasting our daughter, we realized 3 people didn't have their wine orders yet.
That being said, Plaza III is an iconic KC steakhouse and we will continue to dine there.

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The steaks were not worth the price. My husband’s was tough and my fillet was dry and tasteless. The wine was horrible. The wait staff, however, were very nice and tried to be accomidating about the wine but by the third try I realized it wasn’t going to get any better. We went away feeling like we spent way too much money for a sub par meal.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Was in Kansas City last night on business and tried "Plaza 3". They've been in business 55 years and apparently are iconic in the steakhouse genre in Kansas City.

We were brought complimentary raw cut veggies (carrot/celery/radish) and homemade ranch while selecting food/wine. Started off with Caesar salads that had a really nicely garlicy & tart Caesar dressing.....AND they lavished on the anchovies at our request.

Fantastic animal proteins for the Entree round. My colleague had rack of lamb with beautiful Popsicle-style prepped ribs. Grilled to perfection. I had surf and turf with a petite filet mignon accompanied by a pair of crab cakes. Filet was perfect, charring on the exterior, vibrant pink inside. Crab cakes were savory, lots of crab, with a nice remoulade type topping.

For sides we did grilled asparagus, which was okay but not amazing. Also chose a starch and did potatoes au gratin which was really nice. Plenty of sharp white cheese and baked with some nice crispness to the top. Complimentary bread was decent but not smack your mother good.

Washed all this down with one of the best bottles of Chianti I've ever had. Smooth start, oakey in the middle, velvet on the back end. I apologize for forgetting the name. But excellent Chiantis are not unicorns so you should be able to find one too.

Nice dining room, great downtown location, super service, really good meal, especially the animal proteins. Put it on your list when in KC.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

It was my first time there and it was absolutely wonderful. The food was cooked perfectly and the stuff was very nice and cheerful. Would really recommended for the special night out with that special some.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Probably the BEST Kansas City Strip that I have had! Makes many other area steak houses seem awful. Pricy, but well worth it! I would rather pay a little more for outstanding quality then pay a lot for mediocre. Our server David was also fantastic with great recommendations and outstanding service!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had four people for a birthday dinner. Food and service was good although pricey. The interior of the restaurant is tired and dated though. Could really use a freshening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Plaza three has always been one of our favorite restaurants in Kansas City. It has a fantastic location at the plaza plus it always has fantastic service. They make every occasion a special one

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We came for Thanksgiving and they had a delicious, filling traditional Thanksgiving dinner, especially for the cost. Quiet atmosphere and attentive service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Had Thanksgiving Dinner. Food was good, presentation was VG, service was excellent.

Had a minor problem with a foreign object in the dinner, waitress took it to the manager and chef and they handled it, no problems.

Due to the number of dinners for Thanksgiving, the hostess(s) seemed a little rattled and confused by it all but they persevered and took care of everyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I will give Plaza III a bit of a pass since it was Thanksgiving, but I won’t go back. First, the booth was filthy from the previous guests children. Unfortunately we didn’t realize it until my husband got up to use the restroom. The seat and legs of his pants were sticky with potatoes/gravy and who knows what else. He tried to clean them off in the restroom but they have now gone to cleaners. Waitress didn’t do anything but wipe the seat and say oops oh well. It happens. She then forgot to bring our vegetable appetizer. We had to ask another waiter. Food was just ok. Salad was good, dressing skimpy serving, potatoes ok, cranberries good, pie good. Our water glasses were empty for a while and had to ask for refills. Won’t go back-other options available on Plaza who will gladly take my $$. Very disappointed in booth fiasco.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We wen for Thanksgiving and it was awful. We waited an hour past our reservation time to be seated. Once we were seated we waited 30 minutes before anyone came to our table to even take a drink order. A waiter only came to the table AFTER I went and asked the hostess who was supposed to be helping us. The bartender kept putting water in the expensive bourbon that was ordered on the rocks. The mashed potatoes were cold and flavorless. I did order a prime rib and they at least got that right. We will never return to this place again. Especially when the bill was $180 and our service was worse than going to Wagfle House.

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

There for Thanksgiving. The place was packed at 3:00, but with our reservation, got right in. Very professional service. Great experience. The only negative was that the temperature was very warm.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving is special. The server was Great. The food disappointing.
The turkey was so hard to cut , even with steak knife.
Sad

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our family always chooses the Plaza III for Thanksgiving. It is a lovely restaurant with good food and impeccable service. Even the children of other diners are well-behaved, which is a rarity in this day and age.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great food, as always, and good service. Great place for a business lunch.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent service and food. Perfect for celebrating an avviversary or special occasion. Not cheap but you get what you pay for.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went to Plaza III on recommendation from our bartender of the hotel we were staying at and we were so happy that we did. It was a great experience to celebrate our anniversary. I won’t say the steak was the best I’ve ever had, but they suggested the KC strip and we went off path with the filet, so if we had gone with their recommendation it may have had more flavor! The crab legs were excellent and the wine selection was amazing. The portions were great, they recommend sharing the sides and I would agree! This would be a wonderful spot for a business dinner.

Our server was great but the GM, Carolina, was wonderfully accommodating and welcoming. We also heard there was live music available on the lower level, but there was a private party there the night we attended so we did not get to experience it. Although I’d love to go back for that!

Recommended for special occasions or business dinners.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were there to celebrate my birthday, I thought it strange when our server said the dessert was on him! Would not go back, but it was ok.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is usually my favorite steakhouse in KC, but I found the food to be a bit bland. Tish was our server and was very helpful. I may start looking for another steakhouse though.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We came here to celebrate our anniversary! The food was amazing and the staff was awesome! We had a great time and really enjoyed the manager Manny!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent prime ribs but not a lot of choices for appetizers. They used to have esgargoes but not any more

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We’ve eaten here often over the past 28 years and it is one of our favorite places to eat. We lived in KC but now live in St. Louis and still enjoy coming back to Plaza III!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The prices were a bit high and the steaks were not as tender and extraordinary as I expected. In fact, my steak, a KC strip, supposedly prime grade, was a bit tough and gristly. The appetizers and service were both excellent and the restaurant was pleasantly quiet, so it was easy to visit. Overrall, it was a nice but expensive dining experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 23, 2017

What a special place to go! Intimate setting for talking and enjoying the atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Late-night Find, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Second time here. Last time was 14 years ago. Again, another great steakhouse that is not a chain.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Plaza lll is a wonderful place for special dates, food was delicious and the waiter was on mark. Just wish the lighting was a bit more brighter, will return.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We've enjoyed dining at this restaurant for 28 years. It still offers excellent food in a better than average setting. Not many restaurants will be there for you year after year. This is one you can count on. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food & service were great big portions & a little too much to eat

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I have eaten at a lot of very nice steakhouse in my life and this one is hands down the best tasting steaks I have had the pleasure of having. Get the porterhouse it's delightful

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I was transferred from Kansas City to Arizona a little over 10 years ago. My wife and I moved back to Kansas City earlier this year. Since we hadn't been to the Plaza III in over a decade, we made reservation for my birthday. The dinner brought back pleasant memories of the past. The service and food was excellent. We are happy to be back in KC and are looking forward to future Plaza and Plaza III outings.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

degraded food quality since last visit several years ago. steaks were cooked well enough but lacked expected flavor of that cut of meat, sides were mediocre. The reataurant lobby also smelled strongly of sewer gas, which also set poor expectations upon entry. over priced for what you get. many other options in the city at same cost with superior quality available. will not be returning until significant improvement in the food.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

lobster was over cooked and dry. Filets were over cooked. ordered medium rare arrived medium and dry.
This restaurant has slipped in food quality. Great location on the Plaza. Food was medium at best.

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