Ignite Wood Fire Grill

4.4
438 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Ignite is a contemporary Midwestern wood-fire restaurant featuring steaks, seafood and other rotisserie meats with an energetic vibe.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm;
Monday - Thursday - 11:00am - 10:00pm;
Firday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(913) 955-3473
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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438 reviews
4.4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
62%
Very Good
24%
Good
9%
Fair
5%
Poor
0%
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We really love eating at Ignite. The food and cocktails are so good! Last time we were there we sat on the patio. It was so pleasant. This timex we were seated unside and it was so loud I felt like we had to yell at each other across the table. We'll for sure go back but only if we can sit outside.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great experience. This was our first time and couldn't have been better. Our server Justin was the freindliest server and very knowledgeable about the menu. Would recommend to anyone. Will be back!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This was our first time eating at Ignite. We were impressed with the look of the restaurant, the food was excellent, and our server William was awesome! Can’t wait to go back and try the other menu items and have some drinks on the outdoor patio.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

It was good overall. Very cool decode but too noisy for large groups. A little pricey in some food items.

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2.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Terrible food. Noisy you can't hear anyone across the table. Only thing that was good was our server who tried her best.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Excellent service and food. Gluten free options are really good. The servers are well trained on what is gluten free.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Tough review, as I wanted to love this place as not much to chose from West of 435.
—Acoustics were horrible and the sun from the West was blinding at our table. The servers were accommodating but the blinds have a gap and apparently, “it happens every night”. -management???

Service was above average but the food was not what was expected and especially at the price. KC strip was over cooked and burnt on the edges. (Ordered medium rare) this is Kansas City for goodness sake.

The ambiance was great for Lenexa. Great venue for cocktails and meeting up with friends.

They have a great location for us out west and we are limited, so let you know if a 2nd time around.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food was good, not spectacular for the prices. Very nice ambiance though and great service!

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Service was excellent. The spicy tostada appetizer was excellent. Love the ribeye and loaded mashed potatoes. Wife had the shrimp and grits. She loved her meal. Ignite is not cheap so don't come here if your going to complain about prices.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We enjoy Ignite. We had the clam chowder for the first time and it was delicious. We were slightly disappointed in the Caesar salad, but the Hatfield burger was also wonderful.

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Ordered filet mignon - I ask it be cooked medium well so I told the waiter it was ok to have the chef butterfly the steak so it would cook properly. Came out bright red in the middle. After they took it back to cook it more, it tasted like it was microwaved. It was not a consistent temperature throughout - red in the middle crunchy on the ends. If you want to charge those prices and make customers happy the chef should be able to make a steak to order. Very disappointing- probably won’t be back.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Good selection, well prepared, nice decor, friendly service. Just too loud to carry on a conversation.

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2.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The steak came out rare and was redone. For $41 for a ribeye is over priced and sub par. Outback and even Applebee’s has better meat.
They salad was the best part of the meal. Needless to say if we go back we will not have steak as it was not palitAble!

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Service was excellent, the Mahi Mahi, terrific! A bit loud and very warm in the bar but the service and food were fantastic.

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2.0Dined on June 26, 2018

The food was a bit over cooked. The asparagus was tough and chewy. I have never been to a restaurant that charged a fee for bread. I also found the dessert menu to be disappointing.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We love Ignite! It's our once a quarter for celebrations spot. We stopped by for their Sunday brunch and were amazed at the selection and decent prices for what you get.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Second time for dinner - both times the food was very good although some of the the prices are pretty steep - most are reasonable. Love the atmosphere. Will definitely go back - especially with out of town friends.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Great food, atmosphere and service!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Again, excellent dining experience which is consistent every time.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

We’ve eaten here a few times and as always our food was great and our waitress/waiter was very attentive! I’m very pleased with this restaurant!

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Loved the buffet. An entree than the buffet was a good deal. Desserts were an extra treat!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Went to Ignite for brunch with my girlfriend. Food was solid. Service was great. Definitely going back.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We had a great Father's Day brunch with one exception. The website shows the brunch price is $18 dollars for the buffet and the entree. This seems reasonable - on Father's Day Ignite raised the price to 27.99 per person and this was not noted on the website. We decided to eat here anyway because we did not have reservations anywhere else. The food was good but I was mad that they charged more without notice. Doubt that I will go back.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Amazing experience - the staff was attentive and informative without being overbearing or intrusive; the food was done to perfection and outstanding. The decor was upscale and inviting. Can't say enough about our experience at Ignite - truly an exceptional restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

My friend and I had a wonderful dinner here. The cavatelli pasta alone would be enough to bring us back. Add to that a stylish yet comfortable ambiance, a great bar and attentive service, and we'll definitely be coming back soon.

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Good meal. Had the tenderloin. Was center cut so nice and tender. Good flavor. Had Yukon mashed potatoes and red beans and rice for sides. Both were good and the red beans & rice were a nice change of pace.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Every food item was superb - lots of fascinating items on the menu and I hope to try them all! Servers were helpful, very cordial and attentive without ever seeming to hover. VERY imaginative restaurant design so that garage doors can be opened to reconfigure the restaurant!! * for sure!

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2.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We ordered the half rotisserie chicken and the shrimp/scallop for our entrees. The chicken was tasty but dry, even the dark meat. The shrimp was overcooked and tough but the scallops were spot on. Entree flavors were good, but we were disappointed with the side dishes. The "creamed spinach and fennel" did not deserve the "creamed" label as it seemed more cheesy than creamy. It tasted bland and we discerned no fennel flavor in the dish. Similarly, the braised red cabbage was, well, unremarkable. The house salad (ordered as a side) was served at room temperature and was slightly under-dressed. The best side for us was the mashed Yukon potatoes. Creamy consistency with good potato flavor and nicely seasoned.

The service was excellent. We expressed our disappointment in the food to our server and a manager stopped by our table and offered a complimentary dessert (we declined).

The dining room is open and noisy. There were at least two large parties (12+) dining which may have contributed to the noise level.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Ignite is one of our favorite spots in all of KC. Service is the best and always consistent. Will has taken care of us a few times and is great. If you haven’t tried it out, get there. Outdoor bar is a great spot, too.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My husband and I went to Ignite for the first time but it will not be our last! The ambience, decor, service and food were amazing. Everything from the homemade bread to the entrees and sides and wonderful cobbler were delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Justin was a great server. The food was amazing and the bar drinks were perfect.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Food was decent. We had the KC Strip and Pork wrapped in bacon. Sides were interesting but not spectacular. Restaurant felt warm/humid and my bench seat was worn and uncomfortable. Waitress was good but felt like ambience and food should have been better for a meal over $100.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Anniversary dinner. Ok, menu limited and a little noisy. Food was good.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

I wanted to write this review due to our last bad experience I reviewed a couple of weeks ago. We stuck with sharing the mussels (delicious) and a burger (also quite good). Very happy and great experience for good value.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

People make a difference for a great experience! You have Great staff that is concerned about making our visit memorable. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Beautiful atmosphere. A booth gave us a fantastic sunset view. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Food was tasty, fresh, and worth returning to Ignite.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Fun. Loved the food. Enjoyed Michelle

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Food was very good. Service was very attentive. First time visit, but will go back.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I heard this place was amazing so decided to try it out for Mother’s Day. Maybe it was the afternoon rush but the food left much to be desired. The prime rib was way too rare, the buffet lacked fresh items, and they ran out of a few key things. My steak and eggs entree was decent but could have been better seasoned. The burger on the brunch menu does not come with fries so beware when ordering. You will have to order fries a la carte. The waffle was very dense and flavorless (and came out cold) and the chicken and waffles is only served with dark meat. I like dark meat but the option for white meat would be nice for those who don’t.

The web site also needs to be update to reflect serving times. It says brunch is from 10-3pm so we hoped to order off the dinner menu. However, brunch actually ended at 4pm. Maybe this was a special time due to Mother’s Day, but it still should be posted and communicated to all of the staff since our waiter thought we could order off of the dinner menu.

The food wasn’t what my family expected, but we had a very nice waiter and the manager even stopped by to greet us and explain the menu.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

O.K., so in the past I have really enjoyed my Ignite experience; I recommend them a lot, and have given good reviews. However- my family took me there for Mothers Day, and what a disaster. So, so disappointing. They were in no way prepared, and had obviously brought in several extras waitstaff that had no business being there.

They don't have a very good brunch, and the "experience" of going to the bar to get your own brunch beverage was ridiculous. The server and bartender explained that it was in order to make your own Bellini, Bloody Mary or Mimosa from all their special toppings- most of which were empty bowls. Just sad. The brunch buffet suffered from empty bowls as well. C'mon folks- for $18?

We did have a (manager?) stop by and ask how things were going, and oddly enough- he just walked away as we addressed the bar questions. Very unprofessional.

I'll probably go back and give them another chance and hope that it was just a really OFF day, but it was a big disappointment for that day.

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