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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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food

4.2

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

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Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (24)
Special Occasion (23)
Romantic (20)
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Quiet Conversation (20)
Live Music (19)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Good for a Date (16)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Cozy (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (10)
Casual (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Scenic View (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Authentic (5)
Fun (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We dined there for our 50th wedding anniversary. It was a wonderful experience. Jody, our server, was exceptional.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was fantastic.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

WE both ordered Grill Salmon.- which was just ok
It came on top of a cold mushroom & rice- so our salmon was not really warm.
It had a very strange flavor. Would not order it again.

The restaurant was gorgeous! Loved the decor!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent. They did however report to open table we did not attend our reservation and we were there on time,seated and had our meal. That irritated me. Don’t say I didn’t keep my end of the deal when I did.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful food, service and band.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

We go to Chaz about three times a year. We live out of town (about 120 miles) so it is not a short trip for us. We love the Raphael and Chaz. OUr waitress was delightful and the food quite good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Outstanding as usual....we really like the Mengel Brothers playing on Sunday nights....atmosphere, food, wine and service all outstanding....highly recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

They had live, Christmas music playing. I loved this and thought it was so fun! The food was very good. However, the service was slow and we waited quite a long time to receive our food and check.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was amazing. The service was outstanding. The waiter was very helpful, and my glass was never empty. It was a bit pricey, but worth it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent dinner, superior service, overlooking the Plaza, and a super jazz band with Brian Redman. A perfect evening!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had breakfast at Chaz for the first time, and it was delicious. I had put on our reservation it was for a birthday celebration and the hostess had made sure to get us a special table.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The absolute worst meal we have ever had in the plaza area. The food was beyond terrible

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

David Rabinowitz was fabulous. We were seated and served with excellent food. We will return another time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Live Music
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We have had great meals there before with good service. Met my sister and her husband for dinner. Our waitress was very chatty and keyed in the wrong meal for my brother in law and had to reordered. We all had steaks. My filet had been sitting under the warmer and turned brown, was supposed to be medium rare. They filet the steaks open which revealed the overdone meat. I finally asked our waitress to remove the two remaining plates to start anew so we could eat at the same time. When the meals arrived for the second time, my sisters filet was brown, like the one I had sent back. I didn't feel like anyone was listening. I will say the maitre de took the bottle of wine from our bill, which was a nice gesture.
Wondered if they had a fill in chef after the Thanksgiving holiday. The evening was a bust.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Disappointed!!! We have dined here several times in the past. Everything was mediocre

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was terrible. Had to send back both dishes. Ordered a prime rib sandwich. They brought a piece of steak (not prime rib) on plain sandwich bread, it was dry, nothing on it. It was supoosed to have swiss cheese, mushrooms, etc. We sent it back and they threw a small piece of cheese on it, microwaved it and sent it back. This was a $16 sandwich. The fries were frozen and very small salad was wilted. Worse food we ever had. At least they didn't charge us for it.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Above average food in a pleasant atmosphere. Visited on Thanksgiving and had a special holiday menu with 4 course meal. Enjoyed complimentary valet parking. Offered good wine list. Good location on the Country Club Plaza. Service was good and given by an efficient and caring staff. Would recommend to others.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

WE went for Thanksgiving but was really disappointed in the meal. Chaz has always been one of my favorite restaurants but wouldn’t recommend it for Thanksgiving.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I was extremely disappointed. I made a reservation >5 weeks prior to thanksgiving. I flew from NY to KC to enjoy thanksgiving dinner with my son. When we arrived promptly at 3:30 we were told to wait and waited almost 1/2 hour without being seated despite NUMEROUS tables. Food was disappointing and did not receive "sliced turkey" but rather the small pieces of meat. We were seated in the back and there was a HUGE cold draft. I expected a much better experience for $50 a plate! Will not recommend nor return.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was good except for the Chunk of broken glass in the pumpkin ravioli

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had made a reservation at 3:00, but did not get seated until 3:15. Mr. Carver claimed it was because they did not want to rush the people who were sitting at the tables. Instead, I think they had not spaced their reservations properly (not put enough time between them at each table). They were apparently trying to run through as many people as possible, in order to maximize their profit. More to the point, there were three tables with four seats open while we waited for our table, and they remained open throughout our dinner. Perhaps there were three no-shows, but it’s more likely that they were hoping to fill these tables with walk-ins, in order to make more money.
The prix fixe dinner was horrible. Salad arrived within a minute of when the waiter left with our order. Obviously it was made well in advance and was sitting in a refrigerator. Perhaps that is not uncommon, but the next two courses were also made well in advance. The ravioli had been sitting under a heating lamp so long that it had browned, the edges were curled up, and it was tough (well beyond al dente). The same was true of the entrees. Although sitting under a heat lamp did not do visible damage to the (fatty) prime rib or the ham, the surface of the mashed potatoes had developed a light brown crust. And at desert, the waiter did not give us a menu, but instead asked us if we wanted carrot cake – twice. I guess they had not sold much of the carrot cake they had on hand, so he was trying to push it on us. I finally had to ask about other desert options to get something else.
This was really just a cafeteria style dinner. The only difference was that we did not have to get in line to pick our dishes out from under the food warmer ourselves – the waiter did that for us. This was downright pitiful in a restaurant that claims to offer fine dining. For the record, we have dined there before, and it was better in the past.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Galvin had lamb, i had salmon. Greay Bday date. Great hospitality!!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The occasion was my husband‘s birthday but they did not bring that up or recognize it even though I put it in the reservation. He’s not big on fanfare so I didn’t want to say anything to our waiter but at this caliber restaurant I expected him to acknowledge it.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Amazing Food. Love the location and atmosphere. Breakfast was great. Service perfect.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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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