Zagat Survey rates JJ’s as “one of KC’s top restaurants.” It earned that distinction with a contemporary American menu featuring dishes like the highly regarded Paco Shrimp appetizer, fresh seafood dishes and the perpetual favorite, JJ’s Pride, known as one of the best steaks in town.
Many of the ingredients are sourced locally to ensure freshness. And meals are complimented by a Wine Spectator award winning wine list with over 1500 selections. The bar is dominated by a library of liquors, scotches, and vintage ports. And it’s all delivered by one of the finest serving staffs in Kansas City.
The food was delicious. We had the JJ steak which was cooked to perfection and the halibut special which was outstanding! The lobster mashed potatoes were phenomenal! And as delicious as the food, and the appetizer purses were...our server was one of the best we’ve ever had anywhere.
Took my sweetheart for Valentine's Day. Had a great time and a wonderful meal. Service was excellent 👌.
Was looking forward to a romantic night at a restaurant with an expansive wine list, server was rude and absent for most of the meal, did not take our wine orders until the food was out, it was poor service throughout. We ended up leaving before we wanted to because the service was so bad and went somewhere else for our drinks.
The food at JJ's is always excellent. The wait staff is extremely nice and knowledgeable about menu and wine. I really like that we weren't rushed.
Everything was fantastic. Thank you for the great service and meal. Wonderful as always.
Had a great time great food excellent service. The owner Jimmy is a great guy a true professional.
We had a delicious meal with excellent service. The mussels had that hint of curry that made the entire dish pop, the filet was prepared well, the ribeye—seared in a cast iron skillet—was ridiculously delicious and spot on in temperature. The only disappointment was the au gratin potatoes—very underwhelming, dry, and not seasoned. But, all in all, we were very pleased and thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.
My wife and I used to go the original JJ's quite often. It was one of our favorite places. This was the first time we had an opportunity to visit the "new" JJ's, and we were not disappointed.
I made reservations through OpenTable for our anniversary. I made a special request to have something sparkling and non-alcoholic served in champagne glasses (My wife no longer drinks alcohol.). When we arrived, we were seated in a table waaaaay back in the corner (perfect) and our server immediately brought us Fever Tree ginger ale in champagne glasses so that we could toast our 36th anniversary.
Long story short, it was a wonderful evening. My wife had the lobster and I had a filet. Both were prepared to perfection.
As an added bonus, one of the owners of JJ's walked up to our table and I discovered that he was a childhood friend that I hadn't seen in years!
Full disclosure: The vibe is definitely more upscale in the new JJ's.
My husband and I save JJ’s for special times. This special time was just celebrating the fast of having TIME to go out and have a fabulous meal and time together! The atmosphere was just the escape that I was looking for after a few months of a demanding schedule. The food and wine were fabulous! I am so looking forward to the next time that we get to eat and spend TIME at JJ’s!!
Excellent service, food and entire experience. Had not been to new location and thoroughly enjoyed it.
1st time at JJs. Food and service were wonderful. Lots of atmosphere. We’ll be back when we return to K.C.
This is both my husband and my favorite restaurant. The food is consistent and perfectly cooked. We go here for many of our weekly date nights.
JJ’s provided free lunch for furloughed Government employees. What an amazing way to connect with those that are suffering. Kudos to JJ’s.
Service missed the mark. My table and I had to continually ask for things that should be automatic (bread, dinner specials, steak knives), and for a restaurant that specializes in steak shouldn’t miss the mark in properly cooking a filet in a $55 surf and turf.
Went during restaurant week so service wasn't as good as usual as they were very busy. Food was really good and the atmosphere is very nice.
Great service and ambiance.....have loved this place for years....great mussels and salad and bread. Ordered the rib eye steak which was cooked properly but disappointingly tough...expected better
JJ's is probably the best/nicest *LOCAL* restaurant where you can get a wonderful meal, the best wine selection. Highly reccommended for business dinners and/or a romantic night out!
Loved everything about this restaurant. However, heads up on the parking and be sure to utilize the garage.
We were handed a dessert menu with no prices on it making it look like the dessert was part of the restaurant week menu. I thought that the $8 desserts should have been better clarified and the additional price indicated on the menu.
P.S. my chicken was pink.
We had an exceptional experience for Restaurant Week. The food was excellent as was the service. The place can get a little noisy but it doesn't distract from the experience.
It was nice but the food wasn't memorable. Very expensive and wasnt to impressed.
Best food we have had during this 2019 restaurant week. Service was also excellent. Parking w/elevator made access very easy. We will go back for sure!
We went to JJ during restaurant and stuck with the limited menu for that week. I had the wild boar ragu and my girlfriend had the chicken marsala. I was extremely disappointed at my ragu. It was nothing special. It wasn't even freshly cooked (so it seemed). It was warm but not fresh. Her meal tasted like it had fajita mix in it. Not what we expected at all. The only good tasting part was the dessert, which was chocolate rum ganache. I won't be back.
Delicious. JJ's menu doesn't vary frequently, but they execute well on their traditional fare. Our server did a nice job being attentive, but not overbearing. We'll return.
Enjoyed a delicious KC Restaurant Week dinner of Wild Mushroom Toast, Wild Boar Ragu with Pappardelle and Chocolate Ganache.
We visited for the first time in YEARS for a special occasion. We were fortunate to be there during restaurant week, which provided special value, but chose to supplement the menu with French Onion Soup (sublime!). The service was attentive, professional, gracious & friendly. We will be back soon!
Loved restaurant week choices at this venue. The shrimp appetizer is amazing and the chicken marsala was delicious. Wish they had just a small dessert though :)
It was Restaurant Week and we had a great meal. The service was very good and the menu for was a three-course meal with options for the first two courses and a dessert.
I know it's hard to mass-produce spectacular food for Restaurant Week but it seems like the quality has gone down everywhere. Otherwise I would recommend JJ's anytime. Interesting menu, great wine list and beautiful venue.
Great service, nice restaurant. Good meal.
Our first visit to JJ’s. Restaurant week menu was just OK. We expected to be wow’ed with culinary excellence for a $100+ dinner & wine for two in the plaza. The Boar Raghu had a zesty red sauce, and little flavor from the bits of boar in the mound of pasta. Cod (fish of the day) on greens and beans was an odd combo that worked OK, but lacked flavor, and seasoning as well. The paco shrimp app was good. Similar to bacon wrapped shrimp I make at home. Looked forward to the mousse, but were served a substitute super sweet chocolate torte with a sweet sauce and nuts, which was a tasty sliver, but sweeter and heavier than desired. Another guest in our party ordered the chicken marsala on garlic mashed potato that looked good, although I did not get a chance to taste it. Overall, we were not super impressed, but would go back (maybe happy hour) to sample various small plates to get a taste of chef’s specialties with the seasoning kicked up a bit.
I’ve loved Jj’s In the past, but this visit was below our expectations. We save JJs for special nights. But on this night, my birthday, the food was off. Way too expensive for sub par. The cheese plate was extremely boring and in some cases disgusting. The wine recommendations (in the past, phenomenal) were really just ok. And our entrees, lamb and petite filet, were nothing to write home about. Tender but lacking in flavor. The whole evening was just overpriced for mediocrity whereas in the past, Jjs was synonymous with excellent and indulgent. I’m not writing you off, ut it will be a long time before we are back.
The noise level was high couldn’t have good conversation at table w/out repeating self. But great wine list & good food/knowledgeable service.
Went for restaurant week with a group of seven for lunch. Service was excellent and all meals were very good. Appetizer choice was paco shrimp or mushroom toast. Shrimp were very good but toast was a bit bland. I had the cod over cabbage and white beans, very flavorful and loved it! Companions loved the boar over pasta. Two others had chicken with mashed potatoes - it looked good and probably the most filling of the 3 entrees. Room is nice decor in a new building - a tuscan feel but the lighting was quite bright - maybe they dim in the evening. Overall I would go back and recommend it.
We were celebrating a birthday and had early reservations on a Sunday evening, so it was very quiet and the service was right on. We were the only couple in the restaurant for most of our experience. The petite fillet was outstanding. Cooked to perfection and fork tender. The salmon was also good. We look forward to going back again.
Outstanding meal AND service. One of my favorite restaurants in KC!