Chaz on the Plaza

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2019 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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.
What 2019 People Are Saying
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M
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Was not bad but I expected more for 2 people $370. I don’t mind paying that but when I do I expect top notch and that was just not the case.

SM
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Overall very good food and service. A bit dated in dining salon but clean . Chefs creations were excellent and presented very well.

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for joining us and leaving your thoughts SteveM. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the food and service, and appreciate your feedback on the decor. It's something we're definitely thinking about as we continue to improve the overall experience for our guests.

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EE
Kansas City
41 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. Food was exceptional and Oliver provided very attentive service.

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks EdEats, we hope to see you again soon.

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C
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful time! The food was excellent as was the service. We really enjoyed the Jazz trio that played during our meal. A big thank you to the restaurant manager for taking the extra time to make our children feel welcome, even though they were the only children there and it was late.

S
Kansas City
52 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The scallops were the best I’ve ever had! The spice and sauce they use brought out the flavors of the scallops and they were cooked perfectly!!

Great job, Chef!!

KC
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, dinner at Chaz was a delight. The food and drink were marvelous, and the service was outstanding. It is wonderful to visit a restaurant time and again, and to have the same excellent experience every time. Our waiter from the last time we were there remembered us, and stopped by to say hi. This is one of my favorite restaurants. Thanks!

G
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my first time on a Saturday morning. All previous experiences have been weekdays. Always great experience. What I and my guest chose was, of course, beautifully presented and delicious. What great food -- always! (Although this time I was a little disappointed that both soup options involved seafood which I cannot eat for medical reasons. Previous soups I've enjoyed were amazing. I was also surprised that my expressed preference for a table or booth on the side nearer Ward Pkwy could not be accommodated (where weekdays I have always been seated) since I did not see many tables there occupied, but perhaps the Saturday server arrangements did not make this possible. Chaz is my favorite place for lunch as it is quiet enough to have a conversation and the service is always wonderfully and appropriately attentive.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Chaz. Great food, staff, and atmosphere.

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thanks for the kind words!

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KT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Think “old school” ... steak Diane, crab Wellington, martinis and listening to live music. It is loud but festive. Food is good. The truffle deviled eggs are to die for!

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thanks Kim, we appreciate you taking the time to leave your thoughts. We like to make classic drinks and dishes with a modern sensibility. We hope to see you again soon!

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k
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always get Richard for your server. He s excellent

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thanks keiths, we'll share this with Richard!

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KK
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband Brandon and I went to the Chaz for our anniversary and were blown away by the cuisine, service and overall ambiance. We will definitely be back and are recommending to our friends and family!

K
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both outstanding. Three of us ordered the Filet steak and all agreed it was the best we have ever had. The duck and waffles was a new dish for one to try and was also pronounced excellent. We had the Chocolate mouse and Key lime tortes to share for dessert and had to order a second round. We loved the ambience, excellent service, the low noise level, and the table situated in an alcove for privacy. We would definitely recommend Chaz on the Plaza.

J
Kansas City
122 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great! Very busy, sometimes it was a little slow. The food was great.

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on September 13, 2019

Hello Jeanie, thanks for joining us and leaving your thoughts.

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m
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small house, live music, interesting menu (appetizers were great). For a couple, several appetizers and slitting a main dish would be an option. Portions appropriate. Nice staff, all eager to help. Valet parking by gentlemen

KR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Decent food, nothing outstanding. Plaza is losing it's charm.

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hello KentR, thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit. We want every guests' visit to be outstanding, and I'm sorry you did not experience that. If you would be able to provide me with some details about your visit we would appreciate the chance to fix the issues you experienced. Thanks again.

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CM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent romantic restaurant. Everything was perfect!

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on August 20, 2019

Thanks for celebrating with us, CurtM, we're glad you enjoyed it.

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m
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Bland boring food that is not a good value for the price. Service was slow but friendly; however, server was not knowledgeable and had to check on things when there were questions. Ambience is nice. There was live jazz music while we were there and the set up of tables is pleasant and makes for semi-private conversations.

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on August 20, 2019

Hello myhomezoo, while we're glad to see you enjoyed the atmosphere, I'm sorry to see you did not enjoy the food. If you would be willing to let me know some details about what you didn't care for we would appreciate the chance to improve what we do. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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JC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I was really looking forward to celebrating my 12 year anniversary with a nice meal at a new place, but unfortunately, we were underwhelmed and very disappointed. We had never been so this was our first experience. The ambiance was outdated, but nice and clean and there was a decent musician playing, although we were seated out of view of it. Our waitress was very good and nice, but almost too intrusive reaching across the table to get every spoon and fork with each course and bowing to us each time. It was a little much. The bread was not very good, the salads were fine, but nothing special and lacked excitement, the lobster bisque was good, but too rich to even finish half and we think lead to upset stomachs. My husband had the burger and asked for a medium cook, it was well-done and didn't even come with lettuce, tomato, pickles or onions. I ordered the steak dianne with a medium cook and it was overdone as well, not seasoned and charred to taste burnt and chewy, potatoes and spinach were under seasoned and just blah. The old fashioned drink was good and that was about it. We were very disappointed spending so much on a meal that was not good. Unfortunately, we will not be back and can't recommend.

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on August 21, 2019

Hello JasonC, thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that your experience did not reflect what we try to provide for all of our guests. If you would care to reply I would love the chance to follow up with you about your visit. Thank you,

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o
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, delicious food, and beautiful music!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant and upscale dining. Live Jazz weekend evenings. It’s not the least expensive option around, but worth it in my opinion.

GC
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Professional staff, made to feel welcome. Live music was most enjoyable.

J
New England
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal and spectacular service. Our waiter was truly top notch

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you, Jfkdk. Glad to hear you enjoyed it and we look forward to serving you again soon.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was good but I would say for what we paid it could have been better. Our server was fantastic, the manager was very hospitable and really made us feel welcomed. It was very quiet in the restaurant which is fine but I felt as though I was jn the people’s conversation next to us. Over all we did have a good experience and enjoyed our dinner

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you for your comments, Anonymous. We work hard to produce the highest quality dishes, so I'm sorry to read that you felt they could have been better. If you can provide us with some details we would be grateful for the chance to follow up with you and see possible areas of improvement. Thank you for joining us and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again.

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D
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 2

I have been a fan, but it’s been about 2 years since I had dinner there. The menu was not nearly as good as the past and the quality of food was very disappointing. The bread was stale, the salad was wilted, and the steak was tough and lacked flavor beyond too much salt. The wine list was very limited and also didn’t have good price point choices. The only redeeming part of the evening was great music in the lounge.

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on August 8, 2019

Hello Dinerbob, thank you for your feedback. We strive to provide every guest with an exceptional experience, and clearly we missed the mark on your visit. We work with our suppliers to get multiple deliveries each week (some items, like bread, daily), so it's disappointing that you did not experience the quality we should be providing. If you would be able to contact us we would like to follow up with you. We hope to be able to provide you with the experience which reflects our standards.

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BJ
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere was nice. The portions were a little light for the price and the calamari tasted as if it were premade and frozen, and not fresh. We ran out of tea a couple times and our server seemed a bit timid to come to the table unless flagged down.

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on August 8, 2019

Hello BrianJ, thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Portion size is something we work on to minimize waste and provide a good value, but we rely on feedback like yours to help us determine what will be best for our guests. As for the calamari, we work with our suppliers to get fresh deliveries several times a week so I'm sorry it tasted that way to you. We'll share your feedback with our chef and suppliers to make sure we're getting the quality we expect.

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GM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There is a new chef at the Chaz, and the creations were wonderful.

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thanks GusM, we'll share your comment with Chef Shawn. Shawn has created many great new dishes, and the new Pours & Plates menu gives him and our guests a fun way to try new dishes every month. We hope to see you again soon.

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SU
Kansas City
47 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great salmon , steak -good wines and martinis

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thanks Sungirl97, we look forward to serving you again.

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MH
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The food, service, atmosphere, everything - perfection. The Chaz is perfect for a date night, birthday, anniversary, or just a special night out.

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thanks MelissH, we do our best to make every night special!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food is way overpriced for the quality.

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on July 30, 2019

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for letting us know your thoughts. We work with local and national vendors to find top quality ingredients and our chefs work hard to create some of the best dishes in the city, so I'm sorry to hear that they did not meet your expectations. If you would be able to provide me with more details of your experience I would be grateful for the chance to learn how we could make your next visit outstanding. Thanks again for sharing your experience.

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n
Kansas City
270 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here on a recent Friday night. We hadn't been in a while, but noticed the menu had changed and we also wanted to hear some live music. We had a very enjoyable evening. I had one of the best Manhattans i'd had in a while. The soup of the day was roasted red pepper florentine and it was delicious. I offered my companion a taste and he loved it too. I had the crab wellington and he had scallops and we split bread pudding for dessert, enjoying every morsel. Service was excellent. We were able to listen to live music, because we were seated behind the bar as requested. That allowed for conversation as well as hearing the music. They valet park if that matters to you.

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thanks nonickname, glad to hear about your visit. We're quite fond of the Manhattans as well! Hope to see you again soon.

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KC
Kansas City
63 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attended a wine dinner which was wonderful. The food was excellent and the wine pairings were very nice. Service was outstanding.

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thanks KCCouple, so glad you enjoyed the wine dinner. We love putting these together and getting to experiment with new ideas. Hope to see you again soon.

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AB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed at the Raphael and met friends at The Chaz for drinks and dinner. The Mengel Brothers were playing live music which was fun, entertaining and not too loud. Our server was excellent, the drinks were well-crafted, the food was perfectly prepared. We had the Crab Wellington, Steak Diane, and Chicken Cordon Bleu. It was all very, very good. (And very expensive! But worth it as a special evening out). Can't wait to go back!

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thanks AaronB, we love to hear about your visit and look forward to seeing you again.

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ST
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent dining experience at Chaz. The food and service couldn't hsve been better! (Their lamb chop special was absolutely delicious! Wish it was on their regular menu!)

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on July 22, 2019

Thanks SandyT, we're so glad you had a great time. We'll definitely talk to the chef about his Lamb Special.

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OT
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Also loved the music!

SL
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Will not disappoint. Highly recommend for a more romantic vibe.

Chaz on the Plaza
Responded on July 22, 2019

Thanks SarahL, it's great to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon.

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JR
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to eat when we are in Kansas City.

TG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to The Chaz for our 20th Wedding Anniversary as part of a package at The Raphael Hotel. The dinner and hotel package was an absolute delight. Classy! The chef tailored a meal for my vegetarian wife who absolutely loved it! My steak was fabulous! I highly recommend The Chaz!

CW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Whether celebrating anniversary, birthday, or just a new puppy, in the twenty-two years we have been enjoying Chaz on the Plaza, we have never been disappointed. Our waiter, Oscar, was charming and knowledgeable. The staff were seemingly all informed that it was Stacy's birthday. Once again, a fabulous experience! Thank you Chaz!

T
Kansas City
47 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely birthday dinner with my husband. He had the Seabass and I had the blue crab stuffed pastry while listening to wonderful jazz. Very pleasant evening.

SB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is an absolute gem. The ambiance, service, and character are elegant, and the jazz music in the background was exquisite. The food is beyond reproach.

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