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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

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

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4.2

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87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (24)
Live Music (21)
Romantic (21)
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Quiet Conversation (20)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Great for Brunch (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Cozy (11)
Casual (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Authentic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Scenic View (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Good for Groups (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

The company was great but the food was just okay. Crab cakes were good just entirely too small. The Calamari was okay and portion again was small. My entree taste was just okay. Maybe they were just off that day. Not sure.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Chaz on the Plaza is a lovely restaurant - very pretty and a nice ambiance. We started with cocktails and were given enough time to enjoy them before ordering our dinner. I had the special clam chowder which was delicious and my friend had a green salad which was huge. I had the filet of sole which was excellent over vegetables. My friend had the rib-eye and he said the meat was amazing. We finished with coffee and a chocolate dense cake that had to be a million calories but excellent! Service was excellent and we were never rushed. When we left the restaurant and walked through the bar area it was lively and a very comfortable space. I would definitely return on my next visit to Kansas City.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful place. Very creative menu ,with a bunch of old reliable items. one of the greatest dinner atmospheres in KC.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent as always Leighton was our server and was also excellent.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Jazz Brunch brought us to Chaz's during our weekend visit to KC. Music was amazing. The service and our meals were too. We'll be back the next time we're in town.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Horrible experience from the start. We were there for 10 minutes before I had to get someone to wait on us. My order came out wrong the first two times and was cold when it finally came to our table. Very disappointed with this establishment.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

From walking in to Resturant the lady that seated us and check our coats was so very personal she even introduced herself by name
And bar service before dinner was absolutely great
And our dinner waitress Tara was so great would go back every time I'm in Kansas City

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Live Music, Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Pleasant venue, friendly service,appetizer (calamari) was like fried strips of leather and not very good, lamb chops were excellent and dessert (creme brûlée) was good. Our server, Kim was very attentive and pleasant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Music
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal; all staff were helpful and friendly. Our server, Sayda, understood that my companion was an elder with some hearing and memory loss. She was kind without being patronizing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very enjoyable, the live music was good and a pleasant surprise. I hadn't been there for brunch previously; will definitely plan to go again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Casual, Live Music
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable." Staff was very helpful. They may it possible for a person with disability to enter into the restaurant with much ease. (Thank You!) Everyone enjoyed their meal. Some menu items were a little pricey. The main course for the price should come with least a bowl of soup or a side salad.

My second occasion for being at the restaurant with a large group and it was most enjoyable.
A special Thank You for providing a free dessert to our quest speaker whose Birthday was on the day we were at "Chaz". What a wonderful gesture. He was so very happy.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our first visit. Ambiance, service, food, etc. was spot on. Looking forward to a second visit.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 10, 2017

You tend to think a hotel restaurant is not that good. The Chaz can more than hold its own. The service was excellent. The food was excellent! The romantic atmosphere with live music in the background was awesome! Love this place.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I brought two bottles of wine for a birthday celebration. I requested to be charged one corkage fee for the two bottles in advance, but was charged two corkage fees totaling $50. This has to be the highest corkage fee in the city. It will greatly influence a decision to return to this restaurant that is mediocre at best.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Enjoyed our anniversary dinner a lot. The staff presented us with a card which everyone had signed, cocktails were well done, dinner was delicious and beautifully presented, and the jazz trio was superb! We love Chaz!!💕

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 5, 2017

One of our favorite spots for happy hour, dining, special occasions. Love the food and ambiance.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I love the soft music. Liv the place. My scallops were super salty. Butternut squash soup was fantastic. Lousy cosmopolitan. Learn from the Bristol. I wish this place was more consistently good in their food. I’d come a lot more.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The restaurant came highly recommended, but it ended up being a bust for us. Our waiter was not attentive at all, the seating was poor and we could not hear the music, dinner options were limited (table next to us had an issue with the mahi si we took it off our list), price was high for the quality and quantity of food. I am afraid that we will not be returning, it was a special birthday celebration and it ended up being the biggest dissapiintnent of the day

Tags: Live Music
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Tomato soup, that had been highly recommended by server, was lukewarm and pretty ordinary (two of us at the table had ordered the soup and we both concurred). The scallops were much too salty. I had asked for lemon for my water, and didn't get it until at least 15 minutes later.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was excellent, the music was quiet and very good, excellent service and a great place to visit with old or new friends.

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We had excellent service and food. Will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Dining at the Chaz before a movie or theatre is truly a plaza destination. Lovely staff makes us feel like a member of their "club." The chef creates tasty and creative fish and beef entrees. Love the ambiance! Music on weekends.🍷🌹💐🎗

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Chaz is a real gem. The food is always prepared to perfection. The drinks are creative and good pours.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I usually eat there on Saturday mornings and Sunday after church. Most generally I have lox and bagel and the last 2 times the lox doesn't seem to be fresh. They should always have that fresh. My waiter was great! Love coming there for 40 years.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was cold, service was friendly but very infrequent (they never came around to check how things were going) and the jazz music was nice but much too loud (mostly the trumpet).

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Long overdue review. We used to live in KC so knew that Chaz was a great venue for music
& cocktails. We had one free night, Sunday, & the entertainment was the very talented
Mengel Brothers. What a treat! Classically trained, but they also beautifully played pop, jazz, Broadway, rock.....whatever one desired that was on their extensive list. These gentlemen were fun too with great interaction with the audience. We'll be back!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food, service and music. Great deal in every way. Outstanding place. Will be back soon.

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We ate here on a Saturday night. We requested to be seated in the dining room so we could hear the live music in the bar and that request was accommodated. I had the halibut special and my companion had the steak. Both dishes were well-prepared and tasted delicious. We had nice glasses of wine and enjoyed the music. Service is very polished and everyone with whom we came in contact was very welcoming. There is valet parking available if that matters to you. Even with the music, conversation was easy. It is kind of expensive, but when you factor in the service with the food and the setting, it is worthwhile.

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I was disappointed with the quality of the meal vs the price. Nothing special.
The soup was ho hum and you got a demitasse for $8. The scallops were very good but the chicken was unremarkable.
Service was fine and the ambience was very nice.
Menu was missing the old favorites like the shrimp and grits and ths other seafood selections.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Took another couple here for their 10th wedding anniversary. Had a lovely private booth and the staff had prepared a nice anniversary card which was on the table when we arrived. Food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Enjoyed a very nice wine. Not our first visit-we really enjoy this restaurant and our friends were very impressed.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Birthday dinner. Went for music & great food, & weren't disappointed. Our server (Mula) was excellent. Shared an order of mussels - unusual preparation, but quite good. My spouse ordered beef tenderloin, which was superb; I ordered lamb chops which was excellent. Finished with flourless chocolate cake which was excellent. Also shared a bottle of Owen Rowe Cabernet (Palermo) which was very nice.
Thanks for a memorable evening!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 28, 2017

We just had appetizers in the bar so we could listen to the music. Both were great. The Parmesan Fries were excellent as were the meat and cheeses.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fabulous Sunday evening with my wife with a fabulous meal of prime Rib (Sunday evening special) and a fabulous-sounding violin/cello combo playing a wide variety of music!

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Shrimp cocktail and mussel appetizers were fantastic. Prime rib was a little salty but lamb chops were outstanding! Desert was marvelous.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Chaz has a menu with good variety, and all dishes are well prepared. Ingredients are high quality, fresh.
Live music excellent, with quality local musicians.
Elegant atmosphere, good place for special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Wonderful quiet luxury dining experience. The lamb was excellent and a very sizable portion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Fantastic meal and everything was wonderful. Beautiful evening.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 19, 2017

From start to finish every bite was out of this world delicious. Fresh ingredients and amazing flavor combinations! The menu boasted so many wonderful items, we had a hard time deciding. That means another visit is in order!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 15, 2017

In the Raphael Hotel, Chaz on the Plaz is perfect for business meals especially with their complementary valet for Chaz restaurant patrons. Everything was white table cloth first class and yet very affordable. I will be back regularly.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Meal was perfectly cooked, sides were great too. Unfortunately the wine I requested was out, but the wine list is pretty extensive. Sat in the lounge area after dinner and had great cocktails and a good jazz band!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music
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