JJ's Restaurant

4.7
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933 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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TERANDJEN
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. We were the first two in the restaurant, Thought we might have been sat by a window instead behind a door.

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AustinW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal at JJ's was phenomenal. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, offering suggestions on both the wine and meal offerings. He was never far away and made sure we were well taken care of. The steak and lobster meals were exceptional and very well-prepared. This was a great location for us to celebrate, and we will be back when we are back in Kansas City again!

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MariaL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Tried foods we never had before, lamb chop, wild boar ragu, lobster tail. We didn't find the food to our liking very much. The lemon topping sponge cake dessert was very delicious.

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Eat4Fun
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Noted in my reservation on this app, mentioned to the hostess who said she knew and made certain the waiter knew the reason we were dining was to celebrate my girlfriends birthday- nothing, nada, not one mention by the staff to her or our party. Sure, lots going on these days and staff’s can be overwhelmed but why have the option of making this note if it means nothing??

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner outside for your anniv. The food and service was Outstanding!! and the atmosphere Amazing with the trees lit and the tabletop lanterns.

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kerryf
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JJ's has achieved a high level of consistency in food, service and atmosphere. There are no "off" nights at JJ's so you are never disappointed. It is literally one of the if not THE best places in Kansas City. whether it be for a special occasion or a Tuesday night with your sweetie it is the place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for our 18th anniversary. Food was exceptional, literally everything we had was delicious. Service was great and as it was a Monday night it was quiet and prompt service.

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QueenC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, service was great. I recommend the lobster/goat cheese purses for apps, and the duck confit for first course. Rack of lamb was one of the best we've had so far. Lobster tail was a little small, but tasty. Our server was great.

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MignonB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was exceptional and the ambiance was perfect. Portions are small and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and drinks were delicious. We started with the Brie drizzled with honey, sour dough and roasted garlic. It was such a great appetizer to start with drinks. We had a reservation but had to wait an additional 45 min to sit on the patio. Maybe we missed the memo but it was worth the wait to sit outside and enjoy the weather while it’s still nice. If you’re going during the week and you don’t care about happy hour, make sure you come 8pm or later unless you want to sit inside. Overall we will be returning.

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viptickled10
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We got the meatballs as an appotizer and there were only two for $13 about the size of a golf ball. They were bland also. The boar ragu and noodles were good. Average serving. My husband got the beet
salad which he enjoyed, but again it was a small serving for the price.
Our waiter was Excellent as well as was the hostess. The ambience is wonderful. I loved the art on the walls.

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FoodieWannaBe
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

You can't beat JJ's patio on a beautiful autumn day. The atmosphere is great, and the happy hour menu is incredible.

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MichaelS
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate on patio for late lunch. Had a great lunch on a beautiful day with god food and service. One favorite place in KC

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kemjem
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent dining experience. Chose JJs to celebrate our birthdays. Everything was fabulous!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The deck outside was lovely. A beautiful evening. Food & wine were excellent.

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JFB3
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service! Perfect lunch spot for a patio outing.

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vipSteveO
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the hostess to the bartender who gave us complimentary sparkling wine for our anniversary to a great waitress, the entire evening was made special by outstanding service. Sarah explained the specials and excelled at wine recommendations. JJ’s wine by the glass selection is the best in KC. Not inexpensive but worth the cost. The meals were good but as well prepared as I recalled from the last visit.

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xxxxxxx
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very nice lunch at JJ's. The food was good, the portions were perfect for a lunch serving. The wait staff was very attentive. The crowd had thinned out and the restaurant was quiet, which was nice. Very nice setting. Next time for lunch, out on the lovely patio on a cool, fall day.

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, a great meal and great service. The Paco Shrimp is a must have on any visit. We had the rack of lamb and the cold smoked pork chop and both were perfectly prepared. Great place to celebrate our anniversary.

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vipcydd
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loren took great care of us ! Beautiful patio

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vipBobT
Kansas City
35 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J.J.'s has been one of my favorite spots for over twenty years. The food and service are consistently terrific. The patio is a great space for a fun evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for a first date.

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vipMichael
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT service. Amazing food an pleasant environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our one year Anniversary and we loved everything about JJs!

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GuyR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was very tasty. Probably some of the better steaks (filet, KC strip) we have had in KC. You do pay for the quality, however. All the sides; asparagus, brussel sprouts, and the mushrooms were great. We finished with a carrot cake and a chocolate cake that were delicious!

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TerriT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining on the patio

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vipmege
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed JJ's happy hour early on a beautiful evening. All were well spaced outdoors and the guests were conscious of wearing masks when they left their tables. The service was great, as was the food (especially the pizza appetizer).

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vipkcinkc
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and outstanding food. Safe environment with all employees masked. Thank you!

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RobertY
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, wonderful food and perfect experience! Will go back again and again!

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vipDaveMullikin
Kansas City
27 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was our server, he was great. We love coming to JJ's

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Liketoeat872
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very definitely recommend JJ's to friends and looking forward to returning soon! This is a great restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
40 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

JJ's has an awesome patio. It was a warm night but the breeze and shade made it quite pleasant. Service was attentive and the food was good. Wine selection is outstanding.

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ToddI
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Happy Hour Specials and small plates and wines by the glass

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vipKcjlp
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always greAt at a JJ’s

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vipMolly
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The halibut was outstanding and the service was very good. The person I was dining with had the cauliflower salad which she raved about.

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mountains
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Just overall great

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StephanieS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I wish I lived closer because I would dine their weekly it was that good.

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Greg
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We celebrated our anniversary at JJs last night. Everything was great! The food was very good and the portions were the right size. We were never rushed and always had everything we needed.

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vipJoyk
Kansas City
66 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our server was a little inattentive. We had to ask her for bread and then a bread plate. She was just okay. Skylar last week was perfect

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Erin
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We went for a happy hour. It was nice to sit on their patio and feel normal during a pandemic. We had to wear masks to and from the table, which is great, and all of JJs staff had masks on. We felt very safe. Once seated, the ambiance was great, the service was wonderful and the food was delicious. My only complaint is I wish the happy hour food menu was a bit larger (only 3 or 4 food items) but ultimately it was a great first experience.

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JJ's Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 933 OpenTable diners.

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