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About Chaz on the Plaza

Chaz on the Plaza is an epicurean experience accented by chic, comfortable atmosphere and enhanced by modern regional American cuisine. Menus reflect the innovative souls of the culinary team offering a playful mix of styles and cuisines and a wine selection that is recipient of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Live entertainment features a variety of Kansas City's best local Jazz musicians nightly and during Weekend Jazz Brunch from 10 am - 1 pm Saturday and Sunday.

325 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:
Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 10:30 am;
Saturday & Sunday Brunch 7:00 am - 2:00 pm,
Saturday & Sunday Jazz Brunch 10 am - 1 pm

Lunch:
Monday - Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm;
Sunday Brunch 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dinner:
Monday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm;
Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm;
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Wornall

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 802-2152

Website:
http://www.chazontheplaza.com/

Entertainment:
Chaz on the Plaza showcases a variety of Jazz composers and musicians who perform Monday through Saturday evenings and during Weekend Brunch from 10am - 1pm Saturday and Sunday. The Les Mengel Duo performs classical strings music Sunday evenings. Hours are Monday-Thursday 6 pm-10 pm; Friday-Saturday 7pm-11pm; Sunday 5pm-10pm.

Catering:
The award-winning Chaz on the Plaza culinary team and wait staff service all banquet and catered events. Meeting and event planners may choose from customized menus that may included Chaz signature items or a chef menu designed to provide an upscale, restaurant quality dining experience at exceptional value.

Parking Details:
Choice of complimentary valet or private self-parking.

Public Transit:
Cab service to the door from anywhere in the city. The Main Street Max and The Metro offer pick-up and drop-off at multiple Country Club Plaza locations convenient to Chaz on the Plaza.

Executive Chef:
Joseph Cizek

Private Party Facilities:
Chaz on the Plaza is capable of hosting parties and groups up to 80 people. In addition, meeting planners may reserve the Plaza View Room for dinners and cocktail receptions of up to 50 or elegant dinners for 12 in the Blue Beacon Boardroom. The Plaza View Room offers beautiful views overlooking the Country Club Plaza. The Blue Beacon offers seating at an executive conference table with plush leather seats.

Private Party Contact:
Kris Swoboda, kris.swoboda@raphaelkc.com: (816) 802-2136

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Special dining experiences include weekly events such as Happy Hour featuring discounted appetizers and drink specials weekdays from 4 - 6 p.m. and Throwback Thursdays that features a two-course dinner paired with a cocktail or glass of wine for $45 and Weekend Jazz Brunch.

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Chaz on the Plaza Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

77% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (40)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Special Occasion (39)
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Live Music (37)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Good for a Date (29)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Cozy (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Great for Brunch (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Business Meals (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Scenic View (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Seasonal (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Casual (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Authentic (6)
Fun (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

We had always wanted to try this place because we heard it was “fancy.” The service was great but the food was meh. We had the Valentine’s Day price fix courses. Lobster bisque was great but ribeye special was not good at all. It was prepared like a pin-wheel which was interesting but the inside was cold and not flavorful at all. The chocolate Moulton cake didn’t “moult” and was dry. This is very much a been there done that place.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

We came here for Valentines Day. My cap steak was only half edible. Most of it was fat and some very tough, leathery bits. I expect this quality from a chain restaurant, not a $175 meal.

The cake desert was okay.

The peach flavored Moscow Mule was outstanding.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Overall, very enjoyable. We just selected the wrong menu entre. It wasn’t what we were expecting.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Celebrating a special Valentine's Day together and thought it was perfect. The meal was beautifully prepared, the live music was lovely but not overpowering and the atmosphere and attention to detail absolutely perfect. Thank you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Such a cute place! I was a big fan of the live music.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Live Music, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

A nice experience with my daughters for an early Valentine's Day brunch. Our meals were tasty, but not exceptional. One daughter got the bananas foster french toast and said it was good but very sweet and the maple/brown sugar flavors did not blend well. She liked it, but would not order again. I got the steak and eggs. The filet was cooked perfectly to medium rare and nicely seasoned, but the meat was a bit difficult to chew almost as if it had been cut incorrectly. My other daughter got the power breakfast and enjoyed all of it. Both she and I really liked the parmesan potato cakes. The coffee was delicious; strong with no bitterness and very full, rich flavor.

Service was adequate, but somewhat inattentive. Restaurant was not particularly busy at noon on a Sunday, however our server took quite a while to take our orders after getting our drinks. Then he did not return to top off our drinks at all and we did not get refills until another sever brought our meals.

While the entire experience was good, it was not as high a caliber as I had been expecting and hoping to have.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall this was a nice dinner, but pricey. The entrees were very tasty. However the salads were small, and one salad had a large proportion of Croutons.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazing food and exceptional staff. Made our evening out very special. Special thanks to David and his wonderful staff.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a very poor experience at Chaz. This was our 3rd time trying the restaurant within the last year and was disappointed once again. I requested the cap ribeye with potato’s. Both The ribeye and the potato’s were cold when served. The ribeye was pre sliced which I wouldn’t have ordered if I knew that in advance. This information was not on the menu dnd the server did not mention it. The other couple ordered filets and those were cold as well. We sent the food back and 2 people were finished with their dinner before thd rest of us received our reheated dinner. When paying higher end prices for dinner the service and food should be perfect, well presented and hot! I don’t want yo wat a reheated steak and definitely not card board potatos. We have dined at Chaz a lot over the years but due to our most recent experiences we will not return.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Enjoyed the delicious food and entertainment by The Cynthia VanRoden Trio . My only complaint is that I made my reservation through Open Table and the restaurant put me down as a “no show”. Now I’m not in good standing with Open Table. I gave my name upon arrival . It was verified then that I had a reservation.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

A beautiful place with great food. The food is a little bit pricey but the overall experience is worth it and the service is amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Cozy, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Anniversary

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Took my wife there for her birthday. It was perfect. Waited a while for our food and didn't get the birthday cake we were expecting. But overall worth every penny

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Expensive, food tended to be bland, but fantastic drinks at the bar.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great. We enjoyed our experience.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Very disappointed. Steak menu item actually told you up front if you want a good steak have to pay $15 more. Steak tough and very grisly. Pork shank very good, but risotto very mushy, overcooked and flavorless. Potatoes with steak said 'herbs', saw green, but absolutely no flavor. Carrot cake excellent. Live music provided a nice ambiance. Service staff very attentive.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the duo that played the soothing jazz tunes as we ate.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The live smooth Jazz was awesome. Very authentic. We were staying at the hotel. We went down for drinks one evening and had breakfast at Chaz one morning. Both times they had live
performers. The atmosphere was great and so was the food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This was an outstanding evening celebrating a Birthday.

Chaz went above and beyond to make this a special evening.

Food and Service and Atmosphere were all exceptional!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great restaurant! We tried out Chaz on the Plaza as part of Kansas City's 2018 Restaurant Week, and we were not disappointed. Friendly service, great food, good ambiance, plus live jazz music. Overall great experience. We will definitely be returning in the future to try out their brunch menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

A small group of my friends and I visited Chaz for restaurant week. The portions were extremely small, as in maybe 6 pieces of lettuce for our "salad". I understand smaller portions for restaurant week but this was embarrassing. Our waiter was okay but seemed to do the bare minimum.

With that being said, the ambiance was amazing. Beautiful space and live music playing.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was a restaurant week experience. The atmosphere was very nice. Wood paneling throughout, looks very comfortable and is quiet. Great place to have a fun conversation while dining. The desert was great although the main course (we both had pork shanks) was a little bland. Good enough to venture out and try again as we choose from the full menu.

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Very over priced for the quality. The atmosphere is pretty cool but at the end of the day it's just a super dressed up hotel restaurant with unmemorable offerings

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent food and service. Always an enjoyable outing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We were there for restaurant week for lunch. Delicious!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We came in last Thursday to join friends for a bite to eat. We ordered off the restuarabt week menu and weee very excited to try everything because none us had ever been to Chaz....and we will never go back. We are two young couples and the server’s approach to the table seemed condescending and unwelcoming. Our money spends just as well as everyone else’s. Additionally, we ordered the bistro filet from the RW menu and it was terrible. Not even edible. The point of restaurant week is to draw in new clientele that normally wouldn’t go to your restaurant, so why would you use steak shoulder, advertise it as filet, and then say actually the “real” filet is an up charge. Not a good look for the restaurant and I hope that they can begin to take ALL of their customers seriously and not participate in restaurant week if they don’t want to lose the money on food to gain new business. Horrible.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food was great... but the portions quite small. We tried out Chaz for a date night. The atmosphere was really cool and intimate with live music, and the cocktails were inventive and delicious. The only downside was that I'd like to say I left full from my entree, but that was actually thanks to my (much larger) dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I wanted a more modern resturant setup with a jazz influence. Setting and ambiance was not upscale however the Service however was superb from entrance onto the property to exit. I would have liked more menu options as well. The wine list was exceptional.

Tags: Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Since in was restaurant week, we wanted to try something new for us. We were pleasantly surprised, the food and service were outstanding while the atmosphere was great for a date night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Sadly, the past two dining experiences have been very mediocre. Food not fresh and not like it was formerly. Meat entrees tough and not edibld. Is there a new Chef? We love the ambiance. The jazz. The food has deminished in quality the past year. Chaz is my favorite ambiance and I really hope the food quality improves. It formerly was stellar.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The food was good and the service was excellent, very friendly and attentive. We had not been in here in years, it's now elegant yet relaxed, very nice.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 18, 2018

The opentable system messed up our reservation and moved it from 12:15-1:30. It was quite the debacle at the restaurant with the hostess on the phone but the manager quickly fixed the issue and sat us. I am not sure why there was a problem as there were plenty of empty tables. The food was ok- nothing exciting. We went for restaurant week and ordered the pork shank. It was warm at best- the risotto was delicious though- the winter green salad was nothing more than spinach and some sparce toppings. I am happy to have experienced it but more than likely I won’t return.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Mulu made out experience at Chaz outstanding. He was a fantastic server and we enjoyed him very much and felt very well taken care of. Thanks, Mulu!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Went with a group for Restaurant Week. The food selections were good - I had the Winter Salad and Filet. But the service was honestly sub par. The place wasn't very full, yet they had to make last minute table accommodations for us. We ordered, and the salads took forever to come out. When the first course did arrive, we had no silverware or napkins. Silverware was eventually brought, but we had to ask for napkins again. In general, the service was slow and it almost felt as if they hadn't expected us and a server from a different area of the restaurant was taking care of us. You would think during a week when people are trying out places they might not usually eat at, that they would be better prepared.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We dined at Chaz for restaurant week. Our group ordered off the restaurant week menu selection. I have never had a meal in KC area this terrible. My beef was horrible, the potato and cauliflower dish were cold. Will never return.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Extremely disappointed. Food was not good at all. It was restaurant week in Kc so we thought a great time to try this restaurant. Why would you showcase your restaurant by making cheap entrees that are not even on your normal menu?? Just don't participate in the event! We will never go back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Swordfish was over cooked and server did not ask how food was nor did he ask if we wanted dessert. The atmosphere is lovely!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We went for restaurant week and were very unimpressed by the quality and presentation of the food. We’d been to brunch at the Chaz previously and enjoyed the or flare on classic brunch items— for dinner we didn’t find this to be true.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We went for lunch for restaurant week. We had reservations but were a little early and still had to wait past our reservation time to be seated. We were told that since our reservation was for 2 and we had our toddler, under the age of two, with us, they had to reconfigure where we sat. (We were sat at a normal table for 2, so not sure what that was about, except maybe they were just not happy we had a toddler with us.) I ordered the shrimp cocktail and swordfish and my husband ordered the poached pear salad and 4oz filet. The shrimp was fine, except were laid on a bed of greens that weren't dressed, so the greens were inedible. My husband's salad was a typical poached pear and greens salad. My swordfish did not taste good. The puttanesca was fine, but the swordfish itself was dry and old tasting. Very disappointing. My husband's filet was chewy, but the sauce that came with it was good. My husband also had to wait until after we were done with our meal to get a refill on his iced tea. In a nutshell, we did not feel welcomed, there was a lack of service at the table, and the food was very mediocre. Not sure why this restaurant participated in restaurant week. It didn't do them any favors.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Most everything is awesome during Restaurant Week .... BUT ... service was not as attentive as usual. I've never been asked if the first course was as expected BEFORE being delivered. Then, waited so long for a soup spoon that the soup became cold. I was surprised that the soup was returned heated in a microwave. Subpar service, but still delicious, and the ambience worth overlooking the waiter's inattention.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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