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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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Overall Rating

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4.2

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4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

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79% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (52)
Good for a Date (42)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
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Romantic (36)
Quiet Conversation (34)
Business Meals (30)
Notable Wine List (29)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Good for Groups (19)
Cozy (18)
Worth the Drive (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Authentic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Casual (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Fun (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Live Music (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Healthy (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

Our food was excellent. No complaints but the service was lacking. Everything felt rushed and no attention to detail

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic food and great atmosphere. It’s the perfect place for date night or just a great place to hang with friends.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Great upscale eating establishment with a diverse menu and great service

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

One of our KC favorites! Even though it was packed for restaurant week, the food was outstanding as usual, and service was prompt!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

No thank you

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

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 .

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Well past it’s prime. Service was horrible. And they couldn’t cook my steak properly - twice! This is an old school KC institution. It would be best to shut this down and put us all out of our misery. A total waste of a nice evening out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Restaurant has an odor upon entering. Booth seat had crumbs on it and linens were wrinkled. The restaurant was dingy and dark.

Service was decent until the waiter brought the check before bringing the dessert that had been ordered.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Very, very bright. The tables were extremely close together. Our server was quick to get us in and out. Food was very good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

use to be one of my favorite places for lunch but this restaurant has gotten tired and old. Restaurant smelled of sewer gas, server was uninterested, and food just average. Sorry to see an institution like this restaurant go so far down hill.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The food and drinks were excellent. The service is always wonderful.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner and our server was outstanding!

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely, as always. An especially extensive choice of potato sides. Everything is wonderful!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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 on January 15, 2018

We have always liked Plaza III but can’t afford it as often as we like so we took advantage of restaurant week

Tags: Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

The best in Kansas city

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

The dining experience was great. My wife and I went there for our anniversary lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

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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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

Thanks xxxxxxxxcxxxxxxx

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

Excellent meal, great service, pleasant atmosphere!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 11, 2018

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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