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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.
Kansas City, MO 64112
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We present local Kansas City Jazz musicians on Saturdays, from 7 PM - 11 PM for dinner and entertainment.
Call for details 816-753-0000
Public parking on street and parking garage
Private Party Facilities:
We feature 10 private dining rooms, that can accommodate 8 to 200 people.
Private Party Contact:
Danielle Scott: (816) 753-0000
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
I used to be very impressed with Plaza III but hadn't been there in maybe six years. It was a good value for Restaurant Week, but I wouldn't recommend it with normal prices. The steak soup wasn't as good as it used to be, and multiple things went amiss in communications and execution. Problems included undercooked salmon despite a request for well done, the rest of our party standing in the lobby for 10 minutes with us waiting for them in the restaurant despite them asking and being told by the hostess we were not there yet, etc. Nothing particular special about it anymore, I'm sad to say.
We went for Restaurant Week and expected that MAYBE the quality would be a little worse (even though if you can't produce quality you shouldn't do restaurant week....). But our salads were literally frozen, our steaks were chewy and not even better than some guys BBQ midsummer, my cheesecake for dessert was so obviously prebought and not made in house that it was actually funny and my partner ordered the creme brulee, which didn't even have the attempt to have an appropriate glacé on it. The service was fine but we didn't even feel like complaining about our food because we didn't feel they would be fixed because the owner walked by several times and didn't even notice the problems or acknowledge us as we are normally acknowledged when the owner is on the floor.
Also speaking of service, half way through the meal, a busboy came over and completely cleared our table, drinks silverware, bread, literally everything, so when our steaks were brought out the server had to GO FIND us new silverware and bread, etc. It made no sense and clearly no one was communicating.
I don't think this was Restaurant Week growing pains, this seems like crap management and service.
The service struggled a bit around the bar (took forever to get a server then to get a drink). We told the check-in lady that we would be at the bar. Then she forgot we were even there and never came to get us. However, once we sat at our table, the dinner and service went well. The food is outstanding.
I would consider Plaza III one of the traditional, must eat at restaurants in KC. Glad we went, but would not go back unless someone else picked up the tab. It was restaurant week, so the bill was not as pricey as normal, but this place is living off its legacy more than anything else at this point. Food is good not great, service is good not great and way to pricey for what it is. I did like the old school atmosphere even though there was a musty odor throughout the restaurant. Place could use some remodeling in some areas as well. Would choose Capital Grill over this place everyday of the week.
I have never had such a bad experience with both service and food anywhere .We ordered and 2 of the 5 had soup which was good. We ordered a second round of cocktails. We did not see our waitress for over 35 minutes. When our dinners arrived and everyone started eating , one by one every person was complaining about their steaks . They had no flavor . They were Luke warm. My baked potato was flat out cold. I did ask for another one, which I received. The grande platter we ordered( $99 of grilled seafood )was cold . Our drinks we ordered came 5 minutes after they cleared the table.( over 30 minutes from the time we ordered them)
Being a Kansas City native the Plaza III restaurant has always been a great place to go. It is disappointing to have to write this . Bad service is one thing but , cold food, flavorless steaks are another. Please do not waste your money at this restaurant .
The hosts were short and unpleasant when we walked in and neither of them acknowledged us on our way out. A tray was dropped and water spilled all over mine and my husbands feet (really sucks walking to the car in 10 degree weather with wet shoes). My scallops were gritty. His steak was undercooked. My salad never came out. Our server was nice but it took 13 minutes for someone to come to our table, then we got to hear 2 servers arguing over a table. A manager never came by to ask how anything was. Maybe restaurant week has everyone off their game but we’ll just stick to Capital for date night.
The Plaza 3 has been around a long time, however I feel it’s falling back on it’s former reputation.
The restaurant had a sewer smell. The iced veggies were boring. The filet was cooked perfectly but the bearnais sauce was horrible. The green beans were bland and awful. Even key lime pie was not good
We bought a bottle of wine that was overpriced by 200 percent.
I won’t waste my time returning there
I had never been there before but heard long ago that it was a great place for a nice meal. It seemed to be a very tired restaurant. Steak soup was very good but everything else was very sub-par. Overall for the money spent would not go back as their are so many other great options for a nice meal on the plaza and around KC.
Truly disappointed in the food. The food was bland. I’ve had some really good steaks with sides, but this was mediocre all the way. And it was a special occasion for us, so even more disappointing to know we could have saved $100 & cooked a better meal at home. So sad.
Went here for restaurant week with a group of 6 people. We had a great time and we all loved our food. Let’s start with overall. Overall I think we were all satisfied. Just little things could of made it better. Now the food, the food was great. I didn’t hear one complaint. My apple pie was absolutely just delcious. But if it would of been hot it would of been divine. My piece of salmon I wasn’t really expecting to be a large portion. But I couldn’t even finish my entry. I was surpised at the size I was served. Especially for restaurant week. Now the service was the only thing I can really complain about here. Our waiter was standing near our table and there was two times that we were needing refills and it took a while. For only three courses I felt like two hours was a bit long to be at the restaurant. But, he was friendly and never rude. Just not as attentive as we maybe would of liked. Ambiance was nice. Wasn’t too formal, but nice for going out and being a little fancier. The value for what we were served I thought was pretty great. Again, my portion size of salmon did that for me. Thirty-three dollars well spent for the occasion. The room we were sat in was quite. Maybe awkward at first, but we appreciated it later on because we could atleast talk to everyone at the table without having to raise our voices. Overall I was really satisfied with the night. I was worried at first because I had read some bad reviews. I was happy with the turn out though.
We went here for Restaurant Week this year. I had the Steak Soup, Filet Mignon and Apple Pie. My wife had the salad, Filet and Key Lime Pie. Our first course and desserts were very good, but we were extremely disappointed with the steak itself. Being listed as one of the best steaks in the city, maybe our expectations were too high. But we both left the restaurant wishing we had gone somewhere else for the money we spent. I would go back for the soup and dessert, so maybe a lunch spot rather than dinner.
Food was very good but the floor was falling apart and pieces of wood with people tripping on it. Also the room was very cold and had one space heater running to try to keep it warm. This is my second time there and both times the room has been cold with space heaters. Froze the entire time we were there.
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