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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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84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
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Notable Wine List (13)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Cozy (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Authentic (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
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Local Ingredients (4)
Casual (3)
Live Music (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (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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 (Naples)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Have been going to Plaza lll for 40 years. It has been going downhill for the past few years. Will not be going back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Waiter put order in incorrectly, other people were finished eating before I got my dinner offered no comp whatsoever. Overpriced for the service and taste of the steak. Move on to another restaurant, there are much better steakhouses in KC !!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Our server, Kevin was the epitome of the professional wait staff. Extremely knowledgeable concerning the menu and wine. Our party of six ordered a variety of drinks and food and all were satisfied with the result.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We have dined at Plaza III several times since the early 90's. The service was still first class. The food was pretty good however not excellent as it once was. The environment was a bit dated and probably would not appeal to younger clients especially with so many other options on the Plaza.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Excellent steaks particularly if you have a big appetite but they are willing to let you share a steak. It was cooked to our request: rare. the only complaint is that the entire meal was lukewarm. Service was excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Old fashioned feel. They try to be very upscale, but the food was not up to the intention.

I don't mind paying for something special. This was not special.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 14, 2017

It just doesn't hold up well to the competition anymore.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Service was ok. Food over priced . I may be crazy but I want to box my leftovers myself

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The food was good, and it would have helped if the waiter came by more often

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Our server was nice but the restaurant itself was very dirty and dusty. The wood blinds next to our window were filthy as were the chair. (I'm talking an inch of dust)

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Waiter was exceptional. Meal... omg!! Out of this world. Love this place! Hit it every time I'm in town!! 😘😘😳😳

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I have dined at Plaza III a handful of times both for business and personal over the last decade and I was truly disappointed in my experience this time. The quality of food was sub-par in comparison to other KC steakhouses but still charging 5 star prices. The oysters we ordered as an appetizer were borderline questionable, definitely old. The quality of steak was just what was expected for that price or quality of restaurant. Unfortunately we will not be returning. There are way too many other places in KC to get a good quality steak and this is not one of them anymore.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 26, 2017

While the food was good, it couldn't take away the overpowering sewer smell. I don't know why we stayed as it was disgusting and a worker who was working on it I assume kept going right by our table spreading who knows what germs. They should have closed. There was a huge amount of rain about a week ago and I imagine it all backs up into the basements from Brush Creek. The health dept should step in

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We were there on a Wednesday night and it was quiet in the room we were seated in and the food and service were exceptional. Very high quality and great setting for a business dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Everything was just as we anticipated. Food was ample for lunch.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The service was very good as usual as was the food albeit over priced. With all the competition at more modern restaurants, I am concerned that Plaza III will price themselves out of the market.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The feeling was very average considering the upscale nature of the restaurant.
The servers seemed to be counting down to when they lunch shift would be over. Got the feeling that they don't care for that shift.
As per the food, the steak was excellent as was the sides but the usually signature steak soup was noticeably too salty.
Have had great experiences previously but perhaps lunch just is a bad time

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Disappointed. First time there in several years. Ribeye used to be outstanding. This time it was ordinary. Problem was the cut. It just wasn't that good. Sorry.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The server was excellent in that he described all the menu items in great detail and made helpful recommendations. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the sides were delicious too.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Overall our visit was disappointing. From what I saw, white table cloths on all tables were very wrinkled. Carpet was very worn and bathrooms were not clean. Not what you expect to see in what is supposed to be a high end steak house. Staff was attentive and friendly. Food was just above average. My mom's steak was almost burnt. She is one of those people that doesn't like to complain so would not let us say anything. That is our fault. But, for a high end steak house, her steak should have never been delivered. It was clearly burnt. The same goes for the side of hash browns I ordered. Our meal was over $400 for the 4 of us which is what I expected. But the quality and care for details was not worth that. I seems like they are relying too much on their name and Plaza location. There are way too many other places in KC that you can get the same quality of service and far better food for the money.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Had really good server who made excellent recommendations. The wine pairing was outstanding, and the filet was everything you'd expect in Kansas City.
A little loud due to a large group, but not unbearable. A really nice place for a couples night out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Always a favorite. Love the prime rib! Friendly atmosphere and lower level is a plus for specialnoccassions

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

This restaurant was highly recommended by a few people as being the best steak house restaurant in Kansas City. We ordered rib eye steaks, baked potato, and asparagus. The dinner was $40 per plate, and the wine $10 per glass. The quality was similar to what you would get at Denny's or similar restaurants. The steak was cheap, tough and flavorless. The potato had cheap toppings. The bread was ordinary and cheap. The wine grossly overpriced for a simple Napa Valley bottle. We were there on a Thursday night in mid-August. There were few other customers. The restaurant has no view or interesting decor or artwork, and it smells musty like the carpets haven't been deep-cleaned or replaced in a decade. This is a restaurant that must be surviving on a reputation earned years ago, which is no longer deserved. We felt cheated of a good evening that could have been had any a number of very popular (by the number of patrons) restaurants nearby. I would discourage anyone from going to this restaurant.

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