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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.
Kansas City, MO 64112
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
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
Monday - Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm;
Sunday Brunch 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm;
Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm;
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Choice of complimentary valet or private self-parking.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org: (816) 802-2136
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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