Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light District

4
26 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The best place to see live music is Kansas City is Johnnies Jazz Bar and Grille! Step back in time and into the future all at the same time! With live music, craft cocktails, and a delectable menu.

Experiences

  • Early seating

    Multiple dates available

    I understand the table must be vacated prior to the band starting at 7pm
  • Lounge Seating Away From Stage

    Multiple dates available

    Plush couches and swiveling modern lounge chairs, arranged around a table but slightly removed from the stagefront. Dinner and or drinks can be served at these seating options, placing your group in an ideal place to enjoy both the live music and group conversation.
  • Lounge Area near the Stage - Min. spend per hour

    $10.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    These comfortable couches and loungers offer the best seats in the house! Reserve these stagefront seating options to enjoy your dinner and drinks while ideally positioned to see and hear the BEST bands in Kansas City.
  • Pre Movie/Theatre Dining. 1.5 hour maximum time

    Multiple dates available

    We don't want you to miss your movie or showtime. Let us know the time you are trying to make and we will do our best to get you there on time.
  • I'm here for the Music. Min of $10 spend per hour

    $10.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    We get it! You are here for the fantastic music and plan to stay between 2-4 hours. I understand there is a minimum spend of $10 per person spend per hour.
  • Pre Movie/Theatre Dining. 1.5 hour maximum time.

    Multiple dates available

    Pre Movie/Theatre Dining. 1.5 hour maximum time
  • Near TV's/ No view of stage

    Multiple dates available

    Want to enjoy the atmosphere without being centerstage? These seating options will permit your group to hear the live music and see the mounted TVs, but preserve an intimate ambiance. Great seating option for those who want to enjoy a game on the small screen, socialize over dinner, or grab a quick bite before showtime!
  • I am here for the music!

    $10.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    We get it! You are here for the fantastic music and plan to stay between 2-4 hours. I understand there is a minimum spend of $10 per person spend per hour.
  • I plan to stay all night.

    $10.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    We get it! You are here for the fantastic music and plan to stay between 2-4 hours. I understand there is a minimum spend of $10 per person spend per hour.
  • At the bar seating near the stage

    $10.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Sit at the bar and have the best seats in the house! Reserve these near stage seating options to enjoy your dinner and drinks while ideally positioned to see and hear the BEST bands in Kansas City.
  • Valentines Event Lounge - 2.5 hours $75/Guest

    $75.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 12, 2022 only

    Enjoy a night out with us in our historic location. Our chef team has created an elegant, three-course menu for the evening, with special dishes created specifically for our Valentine's Day Event. $75/guest, no discounts accepted or applied. This will be the only menu served on Saturday 2/12/22. Please check our website for the full menu details. The music starts at 7:00 pm. This seating is for 2.5 hours only. This seating has a prime view of the stage with Couches/lounge chairs and lower tables. (You may move to our bar seating after completion of your meal if it is available) 18% Gratuity will be added to the final total bill at the restaurant. Include Champagne Toast. Non-Refundable.
  • Valentines Event $75/guest 2.5 hour seating

    $75.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 12, 2022 only

    Enjoy a night out with us in our historic location. Our chef team has created an elegant, three-course menu for the evening, with special dishes created specifically for our Valentine's Day Event. $75/guest, no discounts accepted or applied. This will be the only menu served on Saturday 2/12/22. Please check our website for the full menu details. The music starts at 7:00 pm. This seating is for 2.5 hours only. This seating has a prime view of the stage. And standard tables/hightop tables. (You may move to our bar seating after completion of your meal if it is available) 18% Gratuity will be added to the final total bill at the restaurant. Include Champagne Toast. Non-Refundable.
  • Valentines Event - No View of stage $70/Guest

    $70.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 12, 2022 only

    Enjoy a night out with us in our historic location. Our chef team has created an elegant, three-course menu for the evening, with special dishes created specifically for our Valentine's Day Event. $75/guest, no discounts accepted or applied. This will be the only menu served on Saturday 2/12/22. Please check our website for the full menu details. The music starts at 7:00 pm. This seating is for 2.5 hours only. This seating has no or limited view of the stage. However, you can hear the live music. (You may move to our bar seating after completion of your meal if it is available) 18% Gratuity will be added to the final total bill at the restaurant. Include Champagne Toast. Non-Refundable.
  • Valentines Events - $75/Guest - 2.5 Hour

    $75.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 12, 2022 only

    Enjoy a night out with us in our historic location. Our chef team has created an elegant, three-course menu for the evening, with special dishes created specifically for our Valentine's Day Event. $75/guest, no discounts accepted or applied. This will be the only menu served on Saturday 2/12/22. Please check our website for the full menu details. The music starts at 7:00 pm. This seating is for 2.5 hours only. This seating has a prime view of the stage with standard tables. (You may move to our bar seating after completion of your meal if it is available) 18% Gratuity will be added to the final total bill at the restaurant. Include Champagne Toast. Non-Refundable.
  • Valentines Event $75/Guest - Bar Seating

    $75.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 12, 2022 only

    Enjoy a night out with us in our historic location. Our chef team has created an elegant, three-course menu for the evening, with special dishes created specifically for our Valentine's Day Event. $75/guest, no discounts accepted or applied. This will be the only menu served on Saturday 2/12/22. Please check our website for the full menu details. The music starts at 7:00 pm. This seating is for 2.5 hours only. This is at the bar seating. 18% Gratuity will be added to the final total bill at the restaurant. Include Champagne Toast. Non-Refundable.

Offers

  • Early seating. Ending before band begins at 7pm

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Thu 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Before music seating! Sometimes you need to focus on the conversation. Please understand we will need to table cleared before pm. 6:30 pm you are welcome to move to our bar at that time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 26 people are saying
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GirlsNt
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

A great atmosphere and the band was fantastic! Everyone enjoyed their entrées!

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CallieL
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

WORST Dining experience EVER!!!
Server I guess had too many tables because we always had to flag him down to get anything. We waited so long for our second round of drinks and there were four in our party and they brought out three dishes and then I had to wait until they were almost finished with their food and then I received my food. Server didn't even check on us to see how we were doing ever. My husband needed water and had to ask twice. When the manager came over we expressed how unhappy we were and he just stared at us and said he was sorry and did nothing about it. My friends had to insist to get their tacos taken off their check because the meat was so greasy and not good. He didn't even offer us a discount. WORST experience ever. We were treated terrible. I was so upset when we finally got our check I told the manager that I was appalled he didn't even offer a discount and he rudely said "you didn't ask for one!" I said I shouldn't have to ask you for one. He sent the security guard over and told me to get out! I have never been treated that way ever! I already have a call into their general manager. It would be one thing if we were rude and drunk but we couldn't even get our drinks. Don't waste your money or your time on this place! Worst place and management EVER!

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GailM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful decor and atmosphere. The food was excellent as well as our waiter.

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JulieN
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were unaware of the location being inside the movie theater. Once we found it, we had a wonderful experience. We were a party of six dining before a show at the Music Hall. We told our server our plans, and she helped advise us of which items would come out of the kitchen faster than others. We settled on a grazing of multiple items. Everything was delicious, and we left in plenty of time to walk to the Music Hall. We will be going again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food4service4ambience4

It was ok we didn’t know it was part of the movie theater witch mad the experience terrible. There were families stopping and looking made you feel like you were on display. This would be much better if it was separated from being able to see families and kids this doesn’t give the experience of a Jazz Bar. Sorry want be coming here again.

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Ariel
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Celebrated a birthday. Had a wonderful time a Johnnie’s it was also taco Tuesday and Trivia night and the tacos were yummy and so were the drinks. Definitely will be back and refer people to visit. Staff was also very friendly.

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RhondaH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

I spent $250 to be in the house on New Year’s Eve, $225 for table for 3 and $25 or more for tips.

They fired my black waiter instead of training him. He was so nice, we gave him the best tip to keep him encouraged but it was clear no one was helping him! I can see he was trying to figure out but had no one willing to help him! This says a lot about the people working there!

My food might have been good but it took over an hour and a half to get it back. I ordered the steak, my waiter explain he was new upfront, really nice kid but he didn’t ask how I wanted my steak prepared and it also slip my mind.

However when I got my steak, it was rare rare and bleeding from my first cut. I almost never send my food back, but I spent good money to be there and I was really hungry. So I had no other choice, either send it back or go hungry!

Once I sent it back, they made me pay. I waited nearly an hour and a half bed I got my food. Sadly, they later fired the waiter that night, who just needed a little training, I did not complain it because I didn’t want my food tampered with and I didn’t want to get the new waiter in trouble!
Because it was clear they wanted him to fail.
This says a lot about some of the people that work there!
What you do to others will happen to you also! I recommend because not a of options and usually the food is decent!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Went for early NYE

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AngelaF
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Johnnie’s is fabulous but they are short staffed.

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viprrencia
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I wish the band would’ve played some smoother jazz tunes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Fabulous ambiance, good food, selection a bit narrow though and wait staff could be a little more attentive. Great music, not too loud and great jazz variety. Worth another visit.

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KeiShaunR
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED the J Love band abs the food was GREAT! EXCELLENT

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YevonneS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Enjoyed the service we received. The food was OK. The drinks were tiny and over priced. The entertainment, J Love Band, was excellent. The ambience was fantastic. I will return. I have already told friends about it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement and out of town guests

KM
KimberleyM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going. Loved the music and the jazzy vibe. Food was great, drink prices a little high though. Will come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making the reservation was a little difficult because we had six in our group and wanted to be where the music was, and that seem to be an issue. But once we got there the staff was very accommodating and even though we were not in the same room with the music we could still hear it quite well.

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AmandaP
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went there for two dollar tacos and marvel trivia. Service was a little slow, but that was no fault of the server, I think they may have been shortstaffed (like most places right now). Overall, we were very happy with everything and will definitely be back!

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vipHoward
Kansas City
76 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Kim Keyz was excellent. Parking and traffic was a mess. Next time light rail.

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Marine80
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. I’ll definitely be a regular at this place!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had 2 reservations in advance to watch them play (there is 3 options when you book, normal sitting, bar or high top selected high top and normal setting). They moved us to a small room on the side. When we asked to seat were they were playing jazz they had real bad attitude, although half of the tables were empty. We left and came back talked to the manager, they finally sat us down but she said you can’t be here longer than 1 and half hour with an attitude. Food wasn’t that great either. Had the salmon and chicken entree. All those empty tables were empty the entire time we were there. With drinks we spend near $200 and still they had attitude. Don’t recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service as always

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wait Staff was Great Very Friendly Very Tentative! Food was Good. But the Menu was Not correct. Had Jerk Chicken on the menu but did not offer it so instead of letting us know they brought out Buffalo wings!

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traceyb
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice just power light a nice live music place for us grown-ups

Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light District
Responded on October 13, 2021

Thanks for the feedback!

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CiCi
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The entertainment JLove was fabulous! Our seats though, we could not really see the stage as it was blocked by the stairs.

Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light District
Responded on October 13, 2021

You can request a seat near the stage when making a reservation. We will do our best to accommodate. We hope you give us another try!

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misty
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Went to opening night so some chaos was expected. Very cool they saved the old building. Food was good but the charcuterie board was smaller than Liberty location. Drinks are super high anyway but more so last night. They were half size due to not having glasses but still charged full price. $10 margaritas in small OJ glasses, lol. They never leave the shaker and serve half glass martinis. Overall will come again for the music.

Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light District
Responded on October 13, 2021

Gosh we are sorry you had a bad experience. We are indeed working out the details as Covid made many many things not arrive in time for our opening. Give us a few weeks and we think you will be pleased.

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amyz64
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food1service4ambience5

We went to alamo drafthouse every weekend for 6 years. So happy they left most of the great interior.
Food was just ok.
Hardly any choices…pricey for what you get.
Hope they get dancing back because that was what kept people going.
Swing dancing.
Salsa!!!!

FAQs

Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light District offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 601-4248.

Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light District is rated 4 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.