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JJ's Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1523 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Contrary to popular belief, JJ’s Restaurant is not named for popular owner Jimmy Frantzé. In 1985, Jimmy purchased JJ Malane’s from his former business partner and the saloon’s namesake. Malane’s went away, but JJ’s remained, and a West Plaza fine dining icon was born. Jimmy invested his enthusiasm and passion for exceptional contemporary American food, steaks and wine to build one of the finest restaurants in Kansas City just a block west of the Country Club Plaza. He helped create an environment that attracted and kept one of the most professional staffs in the region. He inspires so much loyalty that when the new JJ’s reopened 18 months after a 2013 fateful fire, almost all of his staff re-joined him.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (816) 561-7136

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We have one private room which seats up to 18 people. Please call us for more information.

  • Private party contact

    contact@jjsrestaurantkc.com: (816) 561-7136

  • Neighborhood

    Plaza / Brookside

  • Cross street

    Belleview Ave.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary parking is located in the garage of the Polsinelli Building, in which JJ's is on the lobby level. Entrance on east side of the Polsinelli Building off of Roanoke and on the west side of the Polsinelli Building off of Belleview.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,523 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Great for fine wines

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Good for special occasions

  • Kansas City, MO

    Good for business meals

  • Kansas City, MO

    Great for fine wines

  • Kansas City, MO

    Good for special occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere and lunch was excellent
  2. SS

    SuziS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very, very expensive for the amount of food we received.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here. When we visit KC this is the place to be. Excellent cocktails and superior wine collection. Matt makes you feel like we are regulars. Leslie our server just so charming and excellent conversation throughout the meal. We had the Brie in phyllo dough as appetizers. Amazing. Also went for the rack of lamb so so good. And save room for the lemincello cake light and sweet and the perfect finish.
  4. A

    Ashley

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love perusing the fantastic wine list. Last night we had a wonderful Margaux from a Chateau we'd never tried before to pair with excellent steaks and celebrated my wife's birthday.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was fantastic and food was superior!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant week! Loved it! We will be back for sure! And we ordered a case of the Pinot this a.m. that you were serving during restaurant week! It was excellent as well!
  7. BJ

    BrendaJ

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was restaurant week and the food was delicious, we were promptly seated and served, very nice.I
  8. s

    sunshine

    Kansas City

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went during Restaurant Week when most all tables were taken. Yet service was highly professional and relaxed. The three of us each had a different entree. My wild boar ragu was delicious and table partners had empty plates at the meal's end. Welcome from reception was warm (again, despite a full house) and that was very nice and somewhat unexpected. I will be back.
  9. JA

    JAMKC

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, consistent quality, good waitstaff. Always enjoy the bacon wrapped shrimp. Tried the Chicken Marsala and was pleased. Reasonable prices for the food and extensive wine selection.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, cocktail/wine selection and an intimate environment. Talked to the owner Jimmy, what a great guy!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time for our group of four for Restaurant Week, we will be back! Linda was great as our table host.
  12. VI

    VirgoInKC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Went for Restaurant Week. Shrimp appetizer was overcooked and Chicken Marsala was undercooked. Server told us they were understaffed and we noticed. Empty plates sat on our table for too long and we sat with empty drinks for too long.
  13. AC

    AnnieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome. From the Elderflower fizz cocktail, primary therapist cocktail, to the Ahi and shrimp appetizers. I ordered the Chicken marsala, it wasn’t your traditional marsala with a red wine sauce. It was a lighter sauce but definitely did not disappoint. The red peppers and green onion on top gave the dish a nice crunch to it. Will definitely be returning sooner than later.
  14. GH

    GailH

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for restaurant week. Excellent meal and nice wine pairing
  15. PT

    PhyllisT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Food was not good for the price. I don't think I will be returning. The waitress was nice.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best filet! Everything was wonderful except the noise level was horrible and difficult to have a conversation at a table of two surrounded by tables and conversations. But JJs is very good in a great location.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dena was our server and she made the whole experience just so lovely. She was funny and knowledgeable
  19. k

    kemjem

    Kansas City

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love JJ's. I go for the Wild Boar Ragu. Love it! Highly recommend!!
  20. j

    jwgfoodie

    Kansas City

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met up with a buddy to get caught up after a long absence. Staff understood that and provided a great table in the bar area and outstanding service. Allowed the waitress to choose the entree (“bring whatever you would have”) and they did not disappoint. Chicken sandwich and burger were both outstanding. We left our reunion with “we should meet again and soon” . . . and then added “JJ’s was a perfect place to meet “. Bar looked well stocked although we didn’t order any drinks (11:00 AM reservations). Menu looks great and fun. Highly recommended. Great food , even better staff. JJ’s has always been a KC institution.
  21. J

    John

    St. Louis

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    JJ’s is always a great place to dine and just hang out
  22. LT

    LisaT

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Super friendly staff and beautiful venue. Food was good. We especially liked the Ahi Tuna app and the Lobster and shrimp purses. The clam chowder was outstanding but the French onion soup was tasteless and watery. Ordered the Ribeye and it was tender and cooked perfectly. The carrot cake was average but the martinis were wonderful! Overall a 4/5.
  23. JT

    JodyT

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very noisy, hard to hear across the table. Pretty slow service, but good ambience so we didn’t mind too much
  24. CH

    CraigH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Would go back in a heartbeat
  25. JR

    JeffR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was fast and friendly. Food was delicious and of course the steaks were cooked perfectly. 6:30 reservation and we were already on dessert by 7:10. Highly recommended
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    We went for our 20th wedding anniversary. I ordered the filet medium. It was burnt on the edges & medium well in the middle. My husband had the tuna. It was grey and unappetizing. Very disappointing meal. Service was terrible. Server never came by to ask how our food was.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful and leisurely lunch during snowmaggedan due to Johann and Natalie who took such great care of us. Always wonderful! Thank you!
  28. B

    Bigpoppi

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wonderful people! Try for every occasion and wine lovers will not be disappointed
  29. B

    Bkempfe

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    This is not the same JJ’s we used to frequent. Our server was clueless and uneducated
  30. R

    Robert

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    JJ’s is at the top of my list for fine dining in KC. It’s very nice to have complimentary underground parking, particularly when the weather is bad. This is much more convenient, comfortable, and secure compared with the typical experience when dining in downtown KC – i.e., having to search for street parking and walk outdoors. Easy access from the Country Club Plaza (dining/shopping district), Ward Parkway, and Southwest Trafficway. Watch for the small signs that direct you to underground parking for JJ’s. (I have no experience with JJ’s valet parking.) There are two elevators in the garage – take the one with signage for JJ’s. (After dinner, don’t forget to have the hostess validate your parking ticket.) Sometimes we’ll enjoy a relaxing dinner at 5:00PM, and then attend an 8:00PM concert downtown by the KC Symphony. Other times, we make dining at JJ’s the centerpiece of the evening. JJ’s bar is open before 5:00PM. Last evening, we started with cocktails in the bar. I enjoy the excellent bourbon selection. Very knowledgeable bartender. We then moved to the restaurant. Everything was excellent. Excellent wine selection. (I usually get a Bordeaux.) Last evening, all waitstaff were friendly and helpful. Service was excellent. IME, this is typical for JJ’s. I enjoy JJ’s ambience, and tasteful décor. Some customers are dressed for the Symphony, others are dressed casually. (Even though JJ’s provides fine dining, it can get somewhat boisterous midevening – but IMO never annoyingly loud.) Our experience yesterday evening at JJ’s was very enjoyable – as always.
  31. A

    Acer42

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. This has always been one of my favorite restaurants in Kansas City.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    JJ’ is a favorite and somewhat frequent dining spot for us. We love it and recommend it however, tonight was a miss. A birthday celebration for our daughter began with a half hour wait, beyond our reservation time. We were allowed to wait in the very crowed bar. There was a private party so the doors to the dining area were closed which makes it so loud that you cannot have a conversation. The service was rushed and felt like we were being moved through. The food was as good as always but the experience was lacking. It can happen sometimes and we will be back but it was disappointing.
  33. M

    Maggie

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We couldn't have had a better waiter, Michael was exceptional!! What a great addition to your staff.
  34. WB

    WadeB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    We had never been to JJ's and went there for a date night and to celebrate the Holidays. We will neither return nor recommend this restaurant. We had reservations thru Open Table. When we arrived, the host couldn't find our reservation. I showed him our confirmation on my phone and upon further searching, his records showed that we had already arrived, dined and left. They did seat us right away. We ordered filets and told the server that we wanted them pink in the center. He recommended we order them medium well. The steaks were dry, over cooked and the outside surface was seared and tasted burnt. Our server did not check back with us during the meal. We were almost finished with our meal before we were served bread. We had to ask the servers' assistant for the bread. We had a shrimp appetizer that was good and the bread was good, however the steaks were not. Very disappointed as we expected much better food and service for the cost of the meal. On the upside, they did validate our parking ticket.
  35. o

    oldguy

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Great food. Awesome presentation. Great, caring service. Pricey. Extremely noisy. Do not go during holidays!
  36. A

    Annabelle

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    The food and ambiance were great. It would be a great place for a date or intimate dinner except that the restaurant is so loud. We had to nearly shout to hear each other. And service felt rushed.
  37. OP

    OPGal

    Kansas City

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We always have great service at JJs and this time was no different. The food was good but they missed the mark on a couple dishes. The Paco Shrimp appetizer, Parmesan Risotto and the lamb chop were great, however the strip was a bit overdone on the outside which left a charred aftertaste, and the Wild Boar Ragu was out of balance for a rich dish ... much more meat sauce than pasta. This visit slightly missed the mark for what we've come to expect the few times we've been in the past.
  38. M

    Monte

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was good. We were there late so some kitchen items had sold out, due to the restaurant serving fresh food. We still had a great dinner and really enjoyed the evening. The baked Brie appetizer was fantastic. If you like pork chops this one is not to be missed. Slow smoked and absolutely delicious. Great wine selection and cocktails.
  39. R

    Renee

    Kansas City

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our steaks were cooked to perfection for our 20+ years annual holiday dinner at JJ.'s. Our server and the manager on duty happily ironed out a seating issue and all was well. The ambiance was festive and lovely. That's why our little group has been coming for so long, and that's saying something! We'll be back next year, and the year after that, and the year after that, and so on.
  40. LJ

    LJmom

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    My only complaint is that I received a rude call two hours before my reservation informing me that I was only allowed two hours because I had children with me. I was VERY rudely informed that because I made a reservation with four people and only put in the comments that two kids would be with us was not enough. I agree, BUT guess what?!? The day I made the reservation, I called them about my children. The lady told me no problem. It was just rude and unjust. That's okay. We will be back because we enjoy the food and ambiance. The lady, however, who called me and kept cutting me off needs to understand that it's not always the customer's fault.

FAQs

JJ's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 561-7136.

JJ's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1523 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for JJ's Restaurant

4810 Roanoke Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64112

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Belleview Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Plaza / Brookside

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steakhouse, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary parking is located in the garage of the Polsinelli Building, in which JJ's is on the lobby level. Entrance on east side of the Polsinelli Building off of Roanoke and on the west side of the Polsinelli Building off of Belleview.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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