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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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service

4.4

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4.4

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3.9

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80% would recommend it to a friend

Quiet Conversation (35)
Special Occasion (35)
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Good for Anniversaries (29)
Live Music (28)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for a Date (22)
Great for Brunch (20)
Business Meals (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Cozy (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Great for Lunch (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Scenic View (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Casual (9)
Seasonal (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Authentic (5)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined 7 days ago

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 14, 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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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great selections for restaurant week.Food was delicious. Service a a bit slow.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Shrimp cocktail n grilled swordfish very good, service was great too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Chaz is a great place for cocktails, dining and listening to some of the best KC jazz musicians in an intimate atmosphere. While the menu is not particularly unique and could stand fine tuning, the salads, desserts and some entrees are quite good. The waitstaff is quite capable. One critique we have is the lighting. There are overhead recessed lights that are far too bright for the atmosphere and shine directly down into your eyes which is very annoying while dining. There are other lights on the side which are fine for dining and the overhead lights are overkill, and need to be dimmed to the very minimal setting. This is the one thing we do not like about the restaurant and bar area as its distracting to the dining, but it seems when we ask them to be dimmed either they can't or won't. We heard the next table say the same. It's just too bright for such an intimate setting.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a pleasant dining experience. The atmosphere and ambiance was perfect for a family dinner.

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

The food is amazing! It is a very upscale and classy restaurant that is very quiet. It was a Friday night and there was a Jazz Band, which was great. The band was not real loud, so it made for great background noise! Remember it’s $$$, but I highly recommend it.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Ala Mode played fabulous music in the bar, the sevice was stellar! We went during Restaurant Week and ordered beef tenderloin that was tough. Everything else was delicious!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Romantic, Live Music, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The service was great and the food was delicious. I had the swordfish and was not disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food and service; what more could you want. A nice quiet dining experience

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was excellent as was the service. The flan was the best we've ever had. We'll definitely return.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was outstanding. They change some of the menu seasonably, so we decided on have the table-side prepared soup, lobster shephard's pie, and the crusted sole. Each was as advertised, and the portions left plenty to take home.

The service was a tad slow at times, but very professional.

The dining area is adjacent to the jazz bar/lounge, but the volume level of the music was just right. After dinner, we went and took a couple seats at the bar, and spent another hour listening to the jazz quartet (again, just the right volume - you could talk to your date, yet hear the music).

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Live Music
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Wonderful evening. Great wait staff and Manager David. Located across Brush Creek from the Country Club Plaza and tucked in the lower level of the Raphael Hotel. We save Chaz for special occasions.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Generally speaking, and based on our one experience, I would not recommend Chaz to someone, and I certainly would not chance bringing a client here. Most of the food was OK, but there was nothing memorable about any of it. I had the signature steak Ribeye Cap, and paid top dollar (in the Kansas City market, no less) for a steak that was nothing I'd ever ask for again. As a matter of fact, I can't imagine who likes it. It was about 8 oz of marbled meat that was full of gristle, and parts of it were barely warm. Yes, I probably should have returned it, but after appetizers, some bread, and a drink I just wasn't hungry enough to wait for something else. The wait staff were great and the atmosphere was fun, but for a restaurant in this price range (~$300 for the two of us), I expected better food and other guests dressed for a nice dinner. I get that there was a Chiefs playoff game on at the time, but one 350-400 lb patron filled out a t-shirt and sweat pants, and he was not an athlete. My summary of the experience...there is a lot of room for improvement.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Elegant and inviting. Decadent and beautiful. New Years eve was quite the experience. There were many delicious entrees. The special of the day is where the meals really shine. The Chaz on the Plaza take on Beef Wellington using salmon was superb and was a taste bud overload. Definitely worth a visit for a special or romantic occasion.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The Raphael is one of our favorite hotels in the world and Chaz is a wonderful treasure in KC. One of the best steaks I ever had was The 20 oz. bone in ribeye. Kudos to the Chef!

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love everything about this cozy restaurant!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful food, great service. Intimate atmosphere. The perfect date night spot.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice ambiance with good, peaceful nice music. Would appreciate if they had more vegetarian & vegan options

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We dined with a free meal for 2 people. I had lunch at Chaz previously and received the voucher because the service was so bad. We had amazing service for dinner, Layton was knowledgeable, professional while being personable. He was great and so was our food and drinks. I would go back for dinner. A really nice view of the Plaza Lights.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants. They do change some of the items on the menu from time to time, so it is nice to see the new items in addition to old favorites. Service is always excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Introduced 2 new people to this neighborhood gem. Food, as usual, was superb. Three of us had the lobster pot pie, which was exceptional. Our server was also excellent. Great wine list, although we'd like to see more Spanish wines & more Malbecs.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our server was good . It was just myself and my husband. We we're seated at a table that was near the entry of the restaurant. Being winter time and it made our experience not as nice having bitter cold air hit you constantly through the night.
Some of the mixed drinks we had were not up the best, others were good.
Our server did say something about getting us some bread to start with which we never received . Steaks we ordered were medium and they were not medium more like a rare - medium rare .. it wasn't a thorough cook troughout , also kinda tasteless , no flavor to the steaks. Rest of the food was good .
Desert was cream brûlée which I expected to be warm and wasn't which I understand was because there are 2 different kinds but also the burnt sugar topping was not yummy just tasted like burnt . Not a bad place just don't think the style of food is for us. Sever was very nice.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was quite good. Our waitress was excellent.
The tiny cocktail tables are too small for the large plates and bowls that are used. Would go back but would definitely request a table with more room.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

By happenstance, some relatives also showed up Christmas night for dinner and, despite being very full with reservations, the staff found a table so that all of us could enjoy the holiday dinner together.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

It had am old world feeling about it. The atmosphere was calm and pleasent. The employees were knowledgeable and well versed in their duties. We enjoyed our meals and hope to come back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

A beautiful space with understated elegance. Great food and you can still have a conversation without yelling. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had made reservations for Christmas. They were serving the brunch menu that is served on weekends when we arrived. They had no bartender. They didn’t seem to have enough help. We sent back the calamari appetizer it was over cooked. Each of our orders had steak and we all ordered different. The plates looked like they all had been cooked the same. It was hard to get our waiter. It wasn’t a good experience. We won’t be going back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas alone; no children or grandchildren, so we had a quiet, civilized brunch. The food was excellent, as was the ambiance, the noise level was low... good for conversation. The staff was friendly and efficient. Chaz is on our list for a return visit.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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