Eldridge House Grille

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86 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Eldridge House Grille & The Jayhawker Bar are located in the heart of beautiful downtown Lawrence, residing in the historic Eldridge Hotel, itself known for its superior service & decor. Eldridge House Grille features a spectacular awarding-winning wine list & a contemporary American menu, featuring Kansas City hand cut steaks, seafood specials & enticing pasta dishes. Let our remarkable service & exquisite menu provide you with a memorable dining experience. The full Eldridge House Grille menu can also be enjoyed in the Jayhawker Bar. The Jayhawker bar was voted first place in the Best Place To Get a Cocktail or Mixed Drink category in the Best of Lawrence contest. The Eldridge offers private dining rooms & banquet facilities for your next family or corporate event. Online reservations are valid in both the Eldridge House Grille & The Jayhawker Bar.
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DV
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Wait staff was exceptional and attentive. This establishment had just gone through renovations and we thought we would try their new menu. The new decor is lovely. We did not know that they had lost their liquor license but BYOB was encouraged. Menu looked very intriguing with interesting flavor combinations. Execution of the dishes was a little bit lacking. I ordered a wedge salad which was slightly overdressed but absolutely delicious. I had ordered a carbonara dish and the wine (alcohol) was not completely cooked out which was a bit off-putting. It wasn't overly rich which was pleasant, but not burning off the alcohol gave it a bit of an odd flavor which would otherwise have been spot on. We had ordered a couple of appetizers, a fondue and crab cakes which were both pleasant. The fondue was more like a queso which I am good with, but don't call it fondue unless you serve it that way, pot and all. The crab cakes were good but the dipping sauces just did not quite compliment the cakes. My husband had ordered chicken which was served with green beans flavored with smokey sweet bacon. However the vegetable dish came out with way too much bacon for the green beans. The bacon overwhelmed the dish. He said the chicken was delightful moist and delicious. It was served with a cauliflower mash that was rather bland. Coffee was spectacular and is often the most overlooked item, but it was spot on and delicious. My spouse had pie and ice cream and was delighted. In all, the experience was good, portions are overly generous, the food is basically done well but flavorings toppings are not executed well. For a mid-priced place you will eat well. If you're looking for a fine dining experience, I think the kitchen staff is still learning and growing. Perhaps just an off night for them.

R
Kansas City
139 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saved lots of money because they have no liquor license. The food was very good--and 1/2 price Monday burger night can't be beat!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I took my girlfriend here for dinner the night of our formal dance, it was a very calming and comfortable setting for a fancy dinner. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the food was amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was so sweet and helpful. Overall we had a wonderful experience!

JM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! the food the staff, everything was top notch!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience4

THEY DIDNT HAVE A LIQOUR LOCENSE AND I COULDNT HAVE CHARDONNEY!!! Pretty annoyed.

NH
South Dakota
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was good. The only negative was no alcohol could be served due to some paperwork/license being in limbo.
We would definitely return. Next time we hope to partake in some cocktails with dinner.

DV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They were understaffed that night. Otherwise, good experience.

RF
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sitting in bar area on a Friday night was very loud.

CK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food4service2ambience1

I made reservations at the Grille for a quiet birthday celebration. When we arrived, we were told that the KU football office had usurped the entire restaurant and as a result, we were seated in the bar. It was so noisy, and certainly had no atmosphere, that we could not even carry on a conversation. We should have been called and given the choice to cancel

PW
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was excellent. 3 of us, each found the meal and service quite good. Service was most attentive to our wishes. The entire experience was exceptional.

BR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was delicious. I especially loved the Lobster Mac & Cheese. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Overall a wonderful experience and will be coming back again!

C
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was awesome. Food was great with value.

G
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal with friends. The historic Eldridge Grill is lovely after a recent refresh. We asked for a quiet table since one of the party has a hearing impairment and they gladly obliged. Our waitress Maddie was friendly and professional. Our food was beautifully presented and flavorful. The pot roast and French Dip were delicious. We will return.

L
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love dining here!! Great food..great staff..great views...

S
Kansas City
79 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made sure our server knew that we were heading to the KU game and she made sure that we got served in plenty of time to make it to the game. Food was great!

KA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale but relaxed feel – one of the few places you can hold a conversation with your dinner partners. Everything ordered from the menu (diverse choices) was excellent and reasonably priced. Homey food such as pot roast and caesar salad was just as good as the ribeye and roast chicken. Service was well-timed and friendly.

S
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An enjoyable anniversary dinner! Service was superb. Food couldn’t have been better. We love visiting the Eldridge. See you soon!

CN
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was delicious and portions sizes were perfect for more than one meal. I very happily woke up the next day to my crab cakes and salad, and the left over Kale, apple salad I added salmon to. My daughter wasn't too pleased with the Macaroni, and I tasted it, a little too grainy, but they promptly took it off my tab and asked about a substitution. Wonderful ambiance and stylish decorations. It was the perfect escape this single mom needed midweek.

MC
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

only issue was there seemed to be a absence of Red Wines that night -not restocked from busy weekend perhaps.

AG
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, moderate pricing

L
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

I hate to post this because the food is good. I had salmon which was fresh and very tasty- and my husband enjoyed his halibut. BUT- service- TERRIBLE. We ordered a second round of drinks at the beginning of the meal, they never came. In fact, our waitress completely disappeared. We finished dinner and couldn’t find her to get the check. We ended up going to the hostess stand to ask for our check, then some guy brings our drinks to us at the stand!! WHAT???!!!! It took over 15 minutes of standing at the hostess desk to even get someone, anyone to bring our check. Ridiculous!!!! We won’t be back and would not recommend this place AT ALL

k
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Service was great as well.

S
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The lettuce for the wedge salad was old, yellow in the middle and brown on the outside leaves, the asparagus was average, one piece was old and yellow, the mashed cauliflower tasted ok but was not mashed, like we expected, the salmon was good and the shrimp appetizer was good, the service was excellent.
We probably wont be back.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely dreadful. Staff in a half empty restaurant seemed overwhelmed. Sat there an hour and a half with no food. While on the way out waitress tried to tell us they'd be cooking the food "any minute now"

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice birthday dinner!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Service excellent. Will dine here again. We had the rotisserie chicken and it was very good.

L
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great service, nice atmosphere. We have dined here because we like it so much!!

JF
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This turned out to be the perfect restaurant for our lunch plans. We wanted to have a quiet and pleasant ambience setting for a lunch date with an acquaintance from the past. The menu had great choices for all of us. Our server and the manager were attentive to our needs. We comfortably visited and enjoyed the surroundings. We look forward to returning.

SM
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. Our waiter (Cameron) was attentive, cordial it was fine until a large party appeared & the noise level went way up. We could appreciate their enthusiasm being together. But, perhaps, a more isolated area would satisfy all parties.

MW
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

I was very disappointed with the food. I would not recommend this place.

D
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The look since remodeling is fresh and clean. I love the revamped menu. The food is excellent and a good value. Finally, a place where the noise level is appropriate for dining.

LS
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good, and server was very friendly but didn't check back often (likely had tables in bar, and it was certainly acceptable service). It was a good place to enjoy conversation and dinner!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We sat in an empty restaurant and it took 45 min to be served our food. An hour luncheon turned into shove your mediocre food in your mouth in 10 min and grab a to go box.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This was a special occasion. We were very excited to be together as a family. And have a lovely dinner to celebrate our daughters graduation. First they were out of two different bottles of wine. Then they were out of the steak we went there for. The server did not open the third bottle that we finally found ithat was in stock,and allow us to taste it. It was not very good. They forgot to give us napkins. They forgot to bring steak sauce. They charged us for the first bottle which was 20 dollars higher than the one they finally have in stock. There was no comp for all of the mistakes. Just an unfortunate meal all around. And the price tag was hefty.

PM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

How can you give a table away when we had a valid reservation? Staff needs more experience

R
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great service was friendly but disheveled. While all the servers were trying hard they did not seem to have a plan or process

RH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

We very much enjoyed the entire visit and would recommend the outing and dinning to all our friends

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day Brunch

AN
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience2

Although some might think that the 'noise level' was energetic we did not find that to be the case. It was impossible to have a conversation. When the waiter took our order, and he did a fantastic job, he had to lean over our table to take our order. The food was good, but the noise level was quite annoying.

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