Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar - Kansas City
Praised as one of KC’s Best Restaurants by 435 Magazine, Jax serves up the finest and freshest the ocean has to offer to the masses that join us in our Hotel Sorella adjacent hotspot. Prepare yourself for the welcoming, yet wild vibe that has set JAX apart from all the rest. Due to dedicated sustainable seafood practices, Jax Fish House is proud to be the first restaurant in Missouri to be certified by the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch. Seafood is delicious…let’s make it last forever.
Maine Lobster Roll
Smoked bacon, celery, aioli, house pickles
Crispy polenta, hard squash, local mushrooms, bacon, pickled chard stems
Ahi Tuna New Style
Ponzu, peanut oil, cucumber, pickled watermelon
Reserved a table and they didn’t have one for me when I arrived. I ended up going to another restaurant.
Food was amazing, one of the best meals i’ve had in a long time. Our server was perfect, she had great recommendations.
The coconut and jalapeno infused mussels were to die for, as was the halibut entree. The manager stopped by the table and was genuinely happy to be open and have us as patrons. We'll be back for sure!
Great food and fabulous service!
Absolutely delicious food and great service. Ambiance was okay for the level of restaurant.
Great food, great service!
It was my birthday dinner and our waiter Matthew brought us yummy treats. Thank you
The place was cozy. The servers were nice and attentive. We ordered gumbo and it wasn’t great but it was fine.
Ditto was an excellent server. The food was a little too salty for our taste, but still great.
My 1 and only complaint would be that our table was rather tiny for 5 adult men. Not enough space on the table for everything. Even the waitress questioned the table size when we were approached.
Jax as always, exceeded our expectations from the time we were greeted at the front door, to the excellent and knowledgeable service people's. And the food . . . We had the halibut and the ahi .. . . Both were out of this world!
Thank you Jax for keeping such a high standard . . . Especially during these difficult times!
Hang in there . . . We want to come back!
Oysters wonderful, crab pretty good, shrimp a little too soft. Limited seating choices due to virus adjustments. This was not our first nor our last visit. Very helpful waitstaff.
Jax was a lovely surprise! The staff is friendly and attentive, and they made personal efforts to welcome me as a newcomer in town. The Happy Hour Menu was amazing! The dishes had unique flavors and presentation. I will be back again soon!
Food excellent. From what we were told, Service poor due to two employees with possible covid.
Understandable if that was correct.
Everyone we interacted with provided top notch service. The food was simply amazing. If you haven’t been to Jax’s you are missing out on one of KC’s best.
The Staff did a great job. We felt safe with their Covid policy.
This was our first visit to Jax’s. We were incredibly impressed with the food, the service, & the extra care they took to personalize our visit. We are already planning our next trip to Jax’s!
Was our first time there. Enjoyed it. Seemed like other tables were getting favored treatment, ie gifts or manager coming to table to offer stuff.
Always love Jax! Great service and food!!!
Fabulous. Great food. Great service. We’ll be back!
If you want quality seafood in a nice but relaxed atmosphere, Jax is the place for you. Our server was very attentive and management spent several minutes chatting with us to ensure we were having a quality experience. Moreover, Jax focus is on sustainably sourced seafood, so you'll feel good eating it. Will be going back again soon.
Every time I come here it’s therapy for my soul. Great food, service and atmosphere. I like the salmon and the fish and chips. My son also loves the fish and chips and the fish tank. We love this place!
I don;'t know if they are having trouble due to the Covid pandemic but they have a very limited menu and were our of several items we had selected. For a fish place, I expected an ample section. It was very limited and not innovatively prepared or served. Overall it was a disappointment and I will not hold a special occasion dinner there again.
Service was good, food fantastic
Cute place. Would highly recommend
We love this restaurant - everything about it. One of our favorites in the KC area. The seafood is wonderful. Service is fast and friendly. With all of the Covid safety precautions in place we felt safe and at ease. Highly recommend this restaurant!
Jax is always a good idea! We went for a date and watched the Chiefs game. The people at Jax are so friendly and very attentive. We will be back for sure!
Jax's was great - easy to book a reservation, the service was friendly, and the food was good. The oysters were delicious and the Lobster Mac was great. The wait staff was very helpful and knowledgeable.
We ate at Jax on a Friday evening. We made reservations. During this COVID crisis, restaurants have closed and not come back. Jax came back and with an attitude to be the best they could be in the circumstances. Our server, Matthew, was very engaging and attentive. The Manager and the GM both came to check on us during our meal. Yes, the menu is limited, it has to be! This is a seafood restaurant. You cannot keep seafood for a limited time and when you can only seat about 50% of your tables, you have to limit your menu or you will not be able to stay open. The menu has plenty to choose from. Everything we ordered was fresh and the presentation was fantastic. We were very impressed with how the team of waitresses and waiters worked together. Savannah met us at the front door with a huge smile, you could even see it through her mask.
Please everyone, give the restaurant managers, waitstaff and cooks a chance. Would you like to be working with a mask on all day? In a kitchen? Try it some time! The bartender even brought our drinks to us and told us a bit about himself. In a non-COVID time, this would not have happened. He enjoys working for the GM and Manager so much when one of his co-workers fell ill, he was called and volunteered to come and cover for his shift. This is a team at Jax. They are happy to be back at work after an almost five month hiatus. Give them credit for bringing their 'game faces' and being friendly and attentive. Yes, we have been to Jax pre-COVID and we will be back. They are good people and the food is consistently good.
We appreciated the service and the food. We were not rushed and we felt valued and appreciated as customers. The GM and the Manager made sure to say 'goodbye' and ask us to come back. We absolutely will - with reservations.
Please do not try and come to the restaurant without a mask and without reservations. Masks are the law, reservations are worth it. Be kind to them, they have given a lot!
Best and Bravo!!!
Amazing atmosphere and great oysters! Had a wonderful evening.
Enjoy the menu so much...have tried shrimp and grits, oysters, catfish with collard greens and every time it’s excellent! Service so good too! Will be back again and again.
It was as good as I remembered it- haven't been in a while with covid and work travels, but everything is just as fantastic!
Our server Mitchell was very helpful and nice.
Get establishment to have dinner at. The host and servers were great! The food was terrific!!! Definitely I will return.
Waitress was not very good . Does not understand the difference between dark ad milk chocolate. Menu is very limited.
Mussels were not very good and I didn’t think the snow crabs were worth the price
We had a fantastic server and the food was AMAZING! We were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday and planned to enjoy a few apps/drinks on happy hour before heading out to our dinner later with family and friends. We had the grilled oysters, and raw oysters both on the HH menu and the NJ ones as well- both so yummy! We also tried the gumbo fries which were so different but also just as delicious. We will absolutely be returning in the future- and definitely plan to enjoy a full meal there next time!
Food was excellent. Had grilled oysters. Mussels where great. Lobster and shrimp poboy. Service was good. Def recommend.
Great place one of our favx
The service was great!! It has been years since I’ve had REAL seafood and wanted to try something new so I got the 1 LB steamed mussels while my friend got the Hawaiian Bigeye Tuna- I’m sold on mussels from here on out. Can’t wait to visit this place again when I visit again.
Went for happy hour on the patio it was amazing! Had the best blackened salmon Caesar salad I’ve ever had and a cucumber vodka cocktail that was fresh and delicious! Will most definitely be back!
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