JJ's Restaurant

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JJ’s remains one of the longest continuously operating independent restaurants in Kansas City, opening in February 1985 just west of the Country Club Plaza. JJ's is now located at 48th and Roanoke, in the new Polsinelli building, with free covered parking available.
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.
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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there. Dinner was excellent!!!

CB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my grandsons first fine dining experience and they loved it. One grandson had the filet and lobster tail. First time with lobster and he was won over. I had lamb and it was delicious. The waiter was right on top of everything. I have one grandson who wants to redesign every restaurant, but not this one. Great experience.

TB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I would love to give five stars to this Kansas City gem. My first visit was truly a five star experience. The service was on point and the food and wine were beyond amazing. Our server recommended a South African Pinot Noir, and it was heavenly. My most recent visit to JJ's was fantastic with the exception of the service. The supporting staff was wonderful and attentive, but our server would dash off after one person in our party of four made a request of food or drink without waiting to hear if any other person at the table wanted to place an order. I will definitely continue coming back to JJ's. I am in love with this place.

CG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We come here for special occasions and usually have great service which I consider part of the experience. Unfortunately, this time was very different. The waiter was not attentive at all and we needed to call him over constantly just to order food or drink. He gave no extra input on menu items and did not offer alternatives if something was no longer available. The food was fabulous.

JM
Kansas City
195 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in the KC area and I bring my clients and friends. Best food and service.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very solid food and service. Ambience could use a boost. Overall thumbs up

JM
Kansas City
196 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and atmosphere. Would not change a thing. Great Gazpacho special and fabulous snapper. Thanks for a wonderful time.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The atmosphere is really nice however our food took 2 hours to come out. We arrived at 7:45 and did not get our food until almost 10 pm. Our server never even acknowledged how long we waited on our food and hardly said 5 words to us the entire time. The food was underwhelming to say the least. The medallions had a strange after taste and the plate had no presentation to it whatsoever... Boar ragu was good but for a 250+ dollar tab for 4 people we were pretty disappointed in the entire experience, specifically the service and price for what we received.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced!!!

DS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the receptionist to the waiters the dining experience was excellent. Had fun with brief conversations. The employees were actually concerned about their customers. They asked questions to induce conversation about who we were as a couple, what caused us to dine at JJ’s and we got to find out about some of your employees. The dining experience and ambience of the restaurant worked together to marry form and function to your establishment. Thank you.

VK
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

First time I have felt like the serving size was small. The mashed potato side seemed like 1/2 cup. Medallions very thin. Not what I normally experience here for the price.

B
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find. The cauliflower salad was great but rather chinch y for the price. As was the Caesar salad. Dinner was outstanding. Chix Marsala a s has trout S entree.

LD
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us really enjoyed the restaurant. The waiter was very helpful and as soon as we sat down the people in the next table raved about the food. We really enjoyed reading through the wine list and at the wine we picked was fantastic. Not one of us was disappointed with the meal. Now we need to come back for happy hour.

KC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at JJ's. The service as well as the steak was among the best I've ever experienced.

JN
Kansas City
27 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and awesome food! We were celebrating a friends birthday and the restaurant was very accommodating. They surprised Linney with a complimentary Birthday dessert! JJ’s made it an exceptional lunch!

RO
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb in every way. Beet salad and onion soup were outstanding as was the pasta fettuccine with shimp.

t
Kansas City
81 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JJ's is on our list of favorites. Fine food and service

AB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time going to the new location. Food was AMAZING just as I remembered it. By far best steak in KC, hands down. I miss the old location but the new one was beautiful and we had excellent service.

WI
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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B
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our JJ's experience. It was the evening after our wedding - Jimmy and all of the staff were so attentive and kind to us. Nate did a spectacular job of taking care of everyone. We are regulars, and that will never change. JJ's is a KC treasure.

o
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Really way too loud

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Party of five seated at a table for four. AC was okay, noise level high

J
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J. J.'s is a wonderful place to have lunch serving impeccable food and delicious food with perfect service. I would highly recommend it to a friend.

j
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for a special occasion. Great service and food . The staff is knowledgeable, courteous, and accommodating.

M
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

While the food great, the service was awful!! Both on the patio and in the dining room. JJ’s was always one of our favorite restaurants, but the last 2 of 3 times we have been have a a great disappointment!

OT
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

While I server was very kind, he needs more training. He was so quiet and mumbling. We were there for a celebration. The server did ask when he came to our table if we were celebrating anything. But it was just off. He was very monitoned. The food was good, but with these prices I would have thought the experience could have been much better. While we were all glad we tried JJ's, we won't be running back.

SH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

I've been to JJ twice during lunch and service poor. The server isn't around.

WG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate out on the patio. Nice night and very busy but they were able to get our group of 6 a table out there. Had two kids with us who loved the pizza. Entrees were delicious and carrot cake for dessert was tasty.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went early at 530, so it was very quiet. We had the seafood purses for an appetizer. Don't skip that! The steaks were good, the tuna was better. You can't beat the wine list. A definite place to go for a great night out.

JB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and drinks were delicious, but a bit pricey.
Our waiter was excellent, his knowledge of the menu was detailed. The room gets noisy when filled. The soft surfaces help, but it was too loud for my comfort level. The cheesecake was fantastic.

t
Kansas City
81 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JJ's is one of our favorites. Fine food and service

AR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoy JJ’s for a special occasion 2-3 times a year.

OT
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, good atmosphere.

o
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

JJ's is always a hit for client lunch meetings, quiet enough for comfortable conversation, outstanding service and food. I come often, as JJ's doesn't disappoint!

KT
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I had the petite filet, did not like the sauce that the steak was heavily covered in. Others at the table who did not have the mashed potatoes did not have the sauce. The steak itself was wonderful once I scraped off the sauce.

d
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Server was missing in action despite our telling her we had a show. Had an hour for dinner. Ended up taking it in a box because it took so long. Wont be back. Food just average

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was fantastic and really made the night more special than we had expected!! Food was incredible as always!

TJ
Kansas City
38 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was okay, although main course was served within 5 minutes of receiving first course (salad). I ordered pork chop. Waiter told us one order was left. When main course came too early they said they would keep it warm until we wanted it. I declined and then they said they would take another chop out of "brine storage". It was tough. Other chop was okay.

PC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fillet and lobster tail was excellent!! Tried to over charge me for it but was quickly fixed when I brought it to the attention of the waiter

CW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated out 5th wedding anniversary at JJ's Restaurant om June 15,2019. The whole experience was over the top. We ordered steak and it was prepared to perfection. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, the night was perfect.

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