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About Ignite Wood Fire Grill

Ignite is a contemporary Midwestern wood-fire restaurant featuring steaks, seafood and other rotisserie meats with an energetic vibe.

8721 Ryckert St
Lenexa, KS 66219
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm;
Monday - Thursday - 11:00am - 10:00pm;
Firday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(913) 955-3473

Website:
http://www.ignitewoodfiregrill.com/

Ignite Wood Fire Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (41)
Good for a Date (37)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
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Bar Seating (28)
Great for Lunch (26)
Business Meals (26)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Casual (23)
Fun (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Hot Spot (20)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Happy Hour (18)
Cozy (17)
Romantic (16)
Comfort Food (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Authentic (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Great for Brunch (8)
Live Sports (7)
People Watching (7)
Scenic View (6)
Seasonal (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Ate here for the first time during KC Restaurant Week, so our menu choices were a little limited. My dining companion had the pork tenderloin, which was outstanding. I had a 10 oz strip steak, which was thin and a little tough. Salads, sides, and desserts were very good. I would go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

The food wasn't horrible-it just wasn't anything I or either of my two dining companions would come back for. We had higher expectations. We were all glad we only paid $15 since it was Restaurant Week.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was very good for a busy night during Restaurant Week. We had to wait 10 minutes past reservation. They brought our daughters drinks right away, but didn't take me or my wife's drink order until she wanted to take the dinner order. My wife's water glass had a crack in it. The Restaurant Week first and second course came at the same time. My wife and kids liked their food, my steak was a vain cut and a little underdone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Great Food, Atmosphere and Service! Would highly recommend!

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·Dined 3 days ago

The pasta with Italian sausage and kale that I ordered was great, but the steak my husband received was not that great. Very thin. House made steak sauce was served with hit, that tastes good, but was cold. A warm sauce would have been better, but I’m not sure how they would make up for a 1/2 thick ribeye. They did have cherry cobbler for dessert and that was delicious! Service is awesome!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome service and a fabulous meal! The restaurant is absolutely beautiful!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

We have come to love Ignite for it's impeccable customer service and fantastically delicious food. We also like the roomy dining area and tastefully decorated decor. I have really come to love the Caesar Salad ... it's best in the metro. We will be back again soon.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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·Dined 4 days ago

The beet salad was amazing! I also had the enchiladas and loved them. Everyone I was with enjoyed their dinner and we will definitely go back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

Went for restaurant week. Menu unimpressive. Music was way too loud. Food was fine, but nothing that would bring me back. Service was excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Food is always great. The wood-fired Chicken is delicious. My wife and I brought our 3 month old and the restaurant was very accommodating.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

We were there for Restaurant Week. They had good selections, and everything was delicious. Service was a little uneven, but overall it was a good experience. I'd visit again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

My boyfriend and I went to Ignite during restaurant week during Monday late afternoon. The portions were small for the amount you pay. My boyfriend is a wine connoisseur, and was impressed with some of the options of wine. The food tasted good, but wasn’t blown away like I thought I was going to be. I was impressed that my sweet potatoes stayed hot for a long time due to the little silver bowl they placed it in. It took forever for service. Very slow and not very attentive. It was not busy at all so no excuse there. Although the atmosphere was great. Loved the decor and the smell of fire burning wood as soon as you open the door. Very open but kinda cozy at the same time. Liked the different options of seating. People were friendly. Mints on the way out were “cheap”. I can buy those at Walmart. Could have made a bit more effort in that area... just seemed kinda cheesy for the class of restaurant.
I had leftovers... my boyfriend did not. I tried his food and he tried mine during the meal. As soon as we left the restaurant my boyfriend wasn’t feeling well, which got worse. I was feeling fine. On our way to our next destination he really wasn’t feeling good, by this time I wasn’t feeling that well either. This may be way too much information but let’s just say ignite really ignited our fire!!! There is no way it could have been coincidence that we both got sick after we left the restaurant. Those leftovers never made it to the refrigerator and went straight into the trash. Which basically was money down the drain! Wasn’t going to risk getting sick again with whatever made us not feel well. No thank you. So I highly doubt we will be back there again. Was very disappointed in our experience. Maybe my expectations were too high! Although some of the things on the menu sounded very appealing and would love to try them for brunch sometime. Like the s’mores waffles I think they were called if I remember correctly. Maybe we will get brave another day.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Went there for lunch. They were out of various menu items (bread items, dessert items, ingredients for drinks on the drink menu...a lot of things I wanted to order and had figured in to me picking the restaurant on that day). I was disappointed because I had a great experience there for dinner on my birthday for dinner and had been looking forward to going back, but, for lunch, in addition to not being able to order things, the food was just okay compared to last time...meat was a bit dry/overcooked like it had been made way in advance in preparation for a rush and soup came out lukewarm.

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal
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·Dined 6 days ago

What a find and right in our backyard! We had stayed away because we thought the menu would be pricey but to our surprise it is very reasonably priced! We tried out during restaurant week and have found a new place! The atmosphere was just enough cool without being too much. The temperature was comfortable on one of the coldest nights in a long time. Salmon was excellent and steak was seasoned just right although it was more medium well than medium. Clam chowder was tasty. I recommend trying Ignite!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was very good and the service was great. Would have liked to have our courses spread out a bit more. Felt rushed by immediately finishing our appetizer and then served our main course.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

First time we tried it and we were pleased.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful dining areas, great food, excellent servers, management involvement with guests (Kevin was awesome!!!), fun, right amount of noise, had a great time!!! Dined during Restaurant Week and my wife and I found a gem! We joined the rewards club to take advantage of some of the special events coming up! It was a cold, cold Sunday and restaurant was warm and cozy. Can't wait for summer and the patio!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

Everything was very nice. The service was great. The food was tasty. The restaurant itself is very nice. The view from the front windows with the sun setting was awesome.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time, it was excellent
Great bar and quality service

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was fine. It’s like a Houlihan ‘s but with better music

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time to visit, but won't be our last. Great choice for restaurant week, wish we had perused the regular menu but we will return. Great food. Loved the choice of music. Tables had a welcome distance between them. Tv visible w no sound was good for checking game score.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The restaurant was out of all the special things we came to eat for brunch: chocolate donuts, Opéra cake, and the bacon-chocolate chip cookies. I ordered a hash that was just soggy old French fries covered in a bland red sauce. Very disappointing! We love them for lunch though!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Decent food, but nothing special. My husband was not impressed with his steak, but maybe they are lesser quality on the restaurant week menu. We were surprised there by the lack of a special cocktail menu at the bar. Service was ok, had to ask for napkins / utensils when our food arrived and we would have drank more if our server had come around to ask.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went for dinner during Restaurant Week. The steaks they served on the Restaurant Week menu were so thin they could not be cooked properly. Overdone and very tough.

On the other hand the service was excellent.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We ate at Ignite for Restaurant Week. This was our second time to dine at Ignite. We had the same server as our first visit. While he was attentive at first, I was facing a room that contained two large groups and he had both of those groups. He also had the table next to ours. Once he got busy with the large groups we did not see him until we got our bill. I would have liked a drink refill, but he didn't come back, so I didn't get the chance. Since it was Restaurant Week, we had a fairly set menu, including desert. We asked our server for desert to go and he said it would be fine. A different server brought us our dessert on plates, we told her it was "to go" and she took it back. When she brought it back in the "go" bag, she chastised us for getting a Restaurant Week item "to go" saying they weren't supposed to provide that. We had ordered cobbler (our only choice) and when she brought them back, she had combined them in one container with the ice cream still on top of them. Between our loss of our regular server to large parties and the rudeness of the dessert server, our evening was more or less ruined, at the least it put a damper on it. I now have negative feelings about Ignite, which I'm sorry about because we enjoyed going there.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. Hard to believe a place like this in Lenexa. It’s worth the drive from OP.

Tags: Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Authentic
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Loved the atmosphere!! Lighting, seating, design was perfect. The service could not have been better and the food was very good. My wife has the swordfish , she cleaned her plate ( something I have never seen her do). I had the strip steak and it was very tasty. I would absolutely recommend this place!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic, People Watching, Authentic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 8, 2018

My wife and I have been wanting to try Ignite for about a year so we decided that her birthday would be a nice occasion to do so. We were not disappointed! She had the salmon, I had the rotisserie chicken and dumplings. For dessert we split the chocolate chip cookie with bacon and homemade ice cream on top. It was killer!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Very good food, excellent service a variety in the menu. Very nice restaurant with an excellent bar.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was Great, Service was Good but it was so so Cold inside that we never took off our coats!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was ok, food was good but not hot enough. Probably sat too long before serving it.
One meal had to be sent back for warm up. I had to eat my meal as it was just warm but was
almost finished before wife’s meal was returned. It was fine but not what you expect when
paying over $120 . Would not recommend this restaurant for fine dining.
Nice facility and nice people but could use a little training back stage.

Tags: Live Sports, Casual
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Have been twice and food and service was excellent! Really nice bar setting to have a drink before and after. Would highly recommend

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great! Loved the food.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

12/29/17 in the afternoon...Excellent server; our waitress was Katie D...she was the best!!!... Kind to our sick little girl. Thank you Katie D.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very good food, nice compact but we'll thought out menu. Very nice flavors and presentation. It is with the trip.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Perfect Christmas Eve experience. Food was outstanding.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Probably the best steak that we've had! The service was outstanding. Our server Ali was very attentive and took great care of us!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We took great-grandmother to Christmas Eve dinner with us - a lively group of 5. Food was amazing, drinks were great and service was friendly and attentive. It looked like a great bar area as well with garage doors that go up during nice weather. A definite gem.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were so disappointed. We had hoped to have a very special Xmas Eve dinner at this supposedly very nice restaurant. We elected to try their “family style” dinner. The coffee was cold. We had to ask for plates and utensils each time a course was brought out. Very weird. The food was lukewarm. We were to get a half chicken and when it came there was no breast. The spinach and rice/beans side dishes were awful. . When dessert came out in a big bowl, again we had to ask for separate plates and spoons. Expensive and very, very disappointing! We will not come back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was our first experience at Ignite, we'd heard a lot about it and we were not disappointed. Our service was amazing! Our waitress was a delight. The food was perfect (I suggest the foccacia bread to start! Warm and delicious!) and came out quickly. The dessert was awesome! (Perfect peach cobbler) This was the perfect place to start a new Xmas Eve tradition. We're excited to come back next year, but even more excited to visit in the spring/summer to try out the house made sorbets and sit on the patio, as suggested by our waitress. You will not be disappointed!

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