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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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79% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
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Pre/post Theatre (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Authentic (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Happy Hour (6)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined a day ago

Tablecloth was dirty & wrinkle. Everything seemed dated. Food & service were good, but the Plaza III is not what it used to be.

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·Dined a day ago

The best in Kansas city

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·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

I was looking forward to trying Plaza III for the first time, but was underwhelmed from the moment I walked in the door. It was dated and very quiet in the restaurant. The food was great I just wish the atmosphere was better.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Thanks xxxxxxxxcxxxxxxx

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful experience. We go every year for Restaurant Week. The menu is wonderful, as is the service.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

First visit and it was wonderful. My sister and I had the restaurant week lunch menu. The food was fabulous and reasonably priced. It was worth the drive and I hope to go back with my husband and try out more of the menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Great experience, be sure to wear heavy clothes as it is very cold inside.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was okay, nothing special, not worth the price. Service was great.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great time...Happy Hour is fabulous and bartenders are very professional and friendly. Dinner and wait staff are fabulous too!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

It was KC restaurant week and we try new to us places every year.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

The food and the service were both very good, although it was on the expensive side for similar steak houses. The only issue I had was that I ordered my steak medium-well and it came out bloody, but they happily brought it up to medium-well when I asked them to. Overall a very good restaurant; just a bit on the pricey side.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Disappointed in my Prime Rib. I thought it was a safe choice for a steakhouse but it was so tough I could hardly cut it. Most of it was left on my plate and the waitress didn't say a word. Some of the appetizers were ok but don't think I'll be back.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent atmosphere, food, and service,
We have enjoyed Plaza III for our anniversary for the last two years. Always wonderful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The is no better steak! Anywhere! Other menu items allow the beef to be the star! Unpretentious! I love the quiet ambience. Good for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 4, 2018

One of the three best places in Kansas City. No, I don't know what the other two might be, but regardless, Plaza III is always there.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great location on the plaza. Easy to get to with parking options. Warm reception when you enter. Love the way the tables are set up so you can be at a booth and a table with chairs at the same time. Excellent food options to please anyone. Terrific service! Very friendly atmosphere with an old world feeling. One of my favorite for lunch or dinner 😀

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were a party of four visiting KC for New Years and to celebrate a birthday. Plaza III was a real disappointment. The food was below average and very pricy. Everything is ala carte. One of the party asked for their steak to be well done - it was red in the middle. Sauce on the chicken marsala was thick and oily. Another of our party ordered salmon. It was dry and tough. The restaurant needs to be remodeled and cleaned up and the food greatly improved. With so many choices on the plaze in KC we were really sorry to have choosen Plaza III. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Not what it use to be. Staff is poorly trained and sloppy. Food arrived over cooked and cold. Decor needs a refresh. Sad that this use to be the highlight of any trip to to KC. Time has not been kind to this once great restaurant.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Plaza III is one of the few remaining Kansas City steak houses that is not a chain. The steaks are the star of the menu, but other items are available including lobster and crab. The side dishes are uninspiring but well done. The atmosphere is from decades past and very enjoyable. The service is great from the waiters, assistant waiters, the wine steward, the hostess and the coat check lady. They are all very attentive without being intrusive. The downstairs lounge has private dining rooms, plus a great night club atmosphere with live music and a dance floor. Lonnie McFadden is a regular performer who sings, dances and plays many jazz standards. He is a gem. If you are looking for a contemporary restaurant/night club, go elsewhere. If you are you want an old school steak house and night club, Plaza III is a great pick.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I attended to have a New Year's Eve dinner with each other... The greeting from Pamela was great. It was when my wife and I cut into our steaks when disappointment set. We order medium well and not to our likes, the steaks came very well pink. My wife stressed the disappointment to Pamela, at which time she informed us that it was the lightening of the restaurant. ... Long story short, my wife and I were not in the business of going back and forth with our waitress, unfortunately this is what we did with her steak (3 times)... The manager offered us a dessert, but that was not what we came for... We eventually boxed the steak up and took it home... but was not pleased with the steak or Pamela, challenging what we thought of our steak that we just purchased. Thank you again for allowing us the opportunity to speak about our experience.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Best restaurant in KC!! We absolutely love Plaza III! The food, service and management are impeccable. Best prime rib and filet in town and love their seafood as well when in the mood for a change. They can't be beat!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We've been to Plaza III many times and it has always been one of our favorites, but we were very disappointed this time. The prime rib was average at best, asparagus was cold and the potatoes were also very average. We won't be back for awhile.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very pricey but we did know that when we booked our reservations. First of all we were seated just to the back side of the bar. The noise level from the bar was at an annoying level. I ordered the steak soup n it was lukewarm. My husdand's entree was the KC steak n his was delicious......he said it was the most tender steak he's ever had. I ordered broiled lobster tail n it was very tough. I did let our waitress know. She in turn talked to her manager n they were very accommodating n prepared me another lobster tail. It was better than the first but still somewhat tough. I told our waitress that it was....not really a complaint but let her know I was disappointed. She told me then the best way to have the lobster prepared was to have it steamed first n then broiled. What didn't she guide me that way when I ordered or when I complained about the first lobster tail being tough???????
I'm sure we'll find another place to celebrate our anniversary next year that's far less expensive, quieter n hasbetter lobster.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Im not a fan of the way they prepare their steaks. Although the color of my steak appeared the be cooked to perfection, my ribeye was extremely dry and had no juices.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

We went to the restaurant for our anniversary and it was so great! My wife had never been and enjoyed the food. We loved the dessert as well!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We enjoy the warm, comfortable setting. They do a nice presentation of steaks and side dishes. Very good food quality and always an enjoyable experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Have been happy Plaza III diners for 3 decades. This outing after several year's hiatus was exceptionally disappointing.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

I liked the atmosphere. I liked the darker wood paneling with medium lighting. Easy to carry on a private conversation. My food was good but not great. I was definitely expecting a better tasting porterhouse steak for the price.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Steaks were great. My surroundings were embarrassing. The slats on the blinds were destroyed or missing as well as a ceiling tile. These are very inexpensive items to replace and part of normal upkeep.

With fine dining comes high expectations not only for the food, but for appearance of the Restaurant.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was excellent and the waiters were helpful and quick with their servive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Been 12+ years since I've been to Plaza III for my Engagement dinner with my wife. We were underwhelmed then. Coming back this past weekend I have ask, "Is this a steak place?"

Went for a Xmas outing with wife and parents. We were 10 minutes early for our reservation and were seated right away. Drinks were made correctly and were brought out promptly. Appetizers were over cooked (shrimp cocktail and sautéed shrimp). Seafood Bisque soup was unremarkable. Caesar salad was okay. No fresh cracked pepper was offered although later we saw the peppermill at a waiter station. Highlight of the meal was the White Cheddar Potatoes; these are amazing. Also the 4 cheese macaroni was excellent and a close 2nd. The asparagus was flavorless and mushrooms were well, just mushrooms.

To the steak. Mother in-law had fish, so we'll skip her plate. My wife and father both had Filet's. My wife's medium-rare and my father's medium. The color of the steaks looked correct when cutting them open however there was no juice whatsoever. None on either of their plates throughout the meal. They both commented on a "gritty" mushy texture which I normally attribute to meat having been frozen. Not sure if that is the case here however the mouth feel was not right.

My steak was a medium-rare porterhouse. Never seen such a thin porterhouse before. The strip where I expect some chew and beef flavor was totally unremarkable. Never before have I paid $60ish for a steak and had to salt a pepper it at the table. The filet side was much better. Actually had some char then a nice silky chew. Again with my steak, there was very little juice present for a medium-rare cook.

Altogether with tip we spent $450 that night. We all left with the same thought, that if we wanted to get together for a nice steak dinner again, it would not be at Plaza III. The value isn't there based on our experience.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This place is amazing!! The food was great. The service was outstanding and the ambience was beautiful. We had a wonderful holiday evening. Thank you so much.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Our waiter Mike was phenomenal, and the food was tremendous. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great night out of food and drink!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Kind of shocked with the physical appearance of the dining room. We were seated at 11:00 and noticed that the windows facing brush creek were filthy. There was a missing ceiling tile as well as dirt on the air diffusers and walls.
Its the little things that make a steakhouse worth coming back for.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Luke warm food. Terrible pasta and seafood. Service just OK. Was not worth the $800.0 I spent for the six of us.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

We had a reservation for 2 @ 8PM for a special occasion dinner. We arrived 10 min. early and were told it would be 8:30PM at the earliest before a table was ready. We asked if we could wait in the bar area (so we could enjoy a glass of wine and look at a menu.). We had to flag down a waiter for assistance. We were then approached by the Manager and asked if we had reservations (as if we were taking up valuable space by not eating....Oh, and once the Mgr. knew we had an 8PM reservation and that we were told 8:30PM at the earliest, he just nodded his head and walked away. No apology, no comped drink/appetizer, nothing.) Once we were seated (at a damp table cloth-draped table), we did at least get a refill on her glass of wine. The waiter took our order and did have my salad and bread out within 10-12 minutes. After this, we did not hear from our waiter until I had to track him down at the beverage station 45 minutes later where he was on his iPhone. I asked about our food, he replied he had 2 large groups ahead of ours and it should be up soon. Approx. 10 minutes later, our food was brought to us. A good waiter would ask if everything looked/tasted ok. Ours did not. In fact, we didn't get checked on until I had to flag him down 35 minutes later to ask for To-Go boxes and our check. He returned with the check first, then a few minutes later, brought out 3 To-Go boxes. We asked for our "sauces" to be added to our To-Go boxes, later to find out, he forgot those. The food itself was excellent. (She had the Strip Au Poivre and I the Filet and Scallops). HOWEVER, based upon the price point and lackluster service of the Plaza III restaurant and the complete lack of proper restaurant etiquette, my opinion is Go Elsewhere or Lower your Expectations. I've had superior service at a Dennys.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was great. Service was good after we were seated. I had made our reservation thru Open Table well in advance. When I arrived they told me that an Open Table reservation only gets my name on a list. After some very polite complaining to the hostess, a manager got us a very nice table.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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