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Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light District, Kansas City, MO

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

4.3
4.3
82 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The best place to see live music in Kansas City is Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille! Step back in time and into the future all at the same time! With live music, craft cocktails, and a delectable menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (816) 601-4248

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to host your next event! EVENTS@JOHNNIESKC.COM

  • Private party contact

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light: (816) 601-4248

  • Neighborhood

    Kansas City

  • Cross street

    Main and 14th street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Train stop 1 block away

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

Offers

  • Early seating. Ending before band begins at 7pm

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - Thu - 5:00 PM - 6:30 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.

What 82 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Late Night Find

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Kansas City, MO

    Hot Spot

  • Kansas City, MO

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We had a wonder time at Johnnie’s. It is our first time in Kansas City and I wanted my wife to experience some Kansas City jazz for our anniversary. The food was delightful, the drinks were great and the music was capturing. We had a great evening.
  2. TA

    TASTERS

    Yosemite

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Good jazz trio…friendly atmosphere Hard to find as it is in the B&B theater
  3. J

    Jitterbug

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This is an amazing venue. There was an incredible live band. Bartenders are attentive.
  4. T

    Tricee

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vibe was great! My family and I enjoyed ourselves very much. Good food, good drinks and great music!
  5. RT

    RachelT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Wonderful place and amazing food! Customer service had potential, however due to presumable staff shortages, our server was overwhelmed. She forgot to place our order and then the order was wrong. We weren’t mad and they made it right without our asking. We get it - it happens. We will definitely be back!!

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you! We so appreciate the feedback! And we do apologize for the issues you experienced. Staff shortages are a very real issues these days.

  6. A

    Ashtyn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    There are pros and cons of this restaurant experience.. Pros: If you would like lots of musical entertainment, as well as delicious food, this is the place to go! However, if you are there for more of a date night, I would recommend requesting to sit on the other side of the restaurant where you can’t see the stage, because the music is very loud. Cons: However, if you are in any sort of time crunch, it’s definitely not the place. The service was pretty poor and it seemed like there was absolutely no communication amongst the staff and that nobody was actually assigned to serve certain tables, because they were all pretty much roaming the whole restaurant.. The table service was very inconsistent, and we were there an hour before we ordered our dinner.

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for the feedback! We are continuing to work on training. We so appreciate your feedback and join us! We hope to see you again soon.

  7. SL

    SueL

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a great time, with wonderful music by Kim Keys and fantastic service from Liz! It was a bit loud at times, but otherwise fabulous!
  8. CM

    CarlM

    Kansas City

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing live Jazz, great food, drinks and atmosphere, and excellent service provided by Georgie!!👏🏻👍🏻

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you!

  9. RR

    ReeRee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the customer service and the food. Prices were not bad at all
  10. AF

    AndrewF

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot and location. Enjoyed the food and entertainment! A must visit in KC.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Food very slow. Server kept forgetting stuff
  12. DC

    DanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great atmosphere with good good choices and wonderful music. Love the seating choices.
  13. A

    Anagrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The waiter and bar wait time is horrible. Bar staff takes a long time to prepare drinks and then it takes even longer for your drink to be brought to you-which means our drinks are watered down especially the on the rocks. Food was faster than the bar and it was good and fresh. Music was great!
  14. L

    Lulu

    Kansas City

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We love Johnnys Bar and Grill for a before show experience or simply to enjoy the ambiance and music on stage. We had a fun time and service got us our dinners and out the door to our next venue.
  15. SE

    SteveE

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, great music! Side of fries $5 is enough for 4! The live music started early- jazz trio just right for conversation in the high tops away from the stage. Serious listeners in the lounge seats up front. Liz our server got it right with multiple substitutions on food! Unique drinks as well.
  16. M

    Megs

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fun place to bring your friends! I would definitely do it again.
  17. W

    Wendy

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recently went on their monthly drag night and it was fabulous! Usually when you watch a drag show the queens will lip-synch, but the queens in the show all sang and they were amazing! this is a great place to go for some entertainment and wonderful food, I really enjoyed it.
  18. CM

    CarlM

    Kansas City

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful addition to KC's Power and Light District! Live Jazz, great cocktails and delicious food; classy but not pricey. So glad B & B Theaters took over this space and made it their own. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
  19. D

    Disnerd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We picked Johnnie's because of the art deco ambiance and to hear the live music. The people there are super friendly and the music was great. We had a wonderful time.
  20. PM

    PamM

    San Antonio

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had been to this location years ago and it was still fabulous as we remember. Great food, service and of course the music was a definite hit! Highly recommend!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amber was our amazing server. Had a blast with her. The voice of Delynia Jannell and the music of her ensemble was amazing. Got seated right away. 10/10 would do again.
  22. KS

    KristinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was pleasant and helpful, the food was delicious. We were there for dinner before a movie and enjoyed the music at a low enough volume to enjoy conversation.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    Service was great. Worst chicken quesadillas I have ever had. Music was amazing.
  24. TL

    TimothyL

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful performance and great food and service for being so busy. Lively and fun. Nice experience.
  25. PA

    PatriciaA

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great band - Boogie Nights!
  26. SP

    SueP

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for music good and fun
  27. TC

    TheresaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Went for a pop up Potter experience and it was underwhelming, the menu and drinks were good the vibe was lacking. Maybe b/c it was not a trivia night and it was not crowded but the decor was just ok
  28. F

    Fantasticf1sttime

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the broomstick pop up bar experience! Food and drinks were good! I was surprised they weren’t playing any of the movies or anything beyond the music but still overall we enjoyed being there and would do it again!
  29. LM

    LaurenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As soon as we walked in we were greeted and it was super cool! There was cute decor everywhere and photo ops. The staff was very friendly. We went on a night where there wasn’t any trivia live music which was disappointing but everything else was awesome.
  30. MB

    MatthewB

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    While the OpenFable listing offered a dinner/show reservation for 9:30 pm, we arrived at 9:15 only to be told the kitchen had closed at 9:00 and the music would end at 9:30. Not nice since late night dining in KC is limited. The host, when asked, did refer us to somewhere nearby. Not much of a save for a bad stumble. I won’t risk booking it again.
  31. J

    Jess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks were pretty pricey for what it was. I got a Butter Beer inspired drink, with butterscotch Shnapps, and well vodka…. It was $14. It was Harry Potter themed pop up bar which looked amazing, I was a little disappointed that the jazz band they had for that night was not playing Harry Potter inspired music. The waitress was very nice and attentive. The food menu for this event was very limited but the fish and chips we got were amazing. Overall was a very nice experience, but don’t come expecting a big Harry Potter experience.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience2
    The host was very rude.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place! Food was great. Entertainment was incredible! Will come back!
  34. DJ

    DJofKC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent! My family and I will be back for sure! We enjoyed it.
  35. s

    sharono

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Cocktail was excellent; too much fried food and it is not very good fried food. I could suggest someone have beverages; but I wouldn't suggest they eat there.
  36. KS

    KirkS

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wanted to try out a jazz bar and it was phenomenal, amazing food/ drinks, and even better music!! Will definitely be going on a regular basis.
  37. S

    Steph49

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lights could be dimmer. And something to block the view to the movie theater would help the atmosphere.
  38. AV

    AmandaV

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is very well priced and delicious. Our server, Jace, was attentive, funny, and did an overall great job. Drinks are a little $$, but on par really with about all the other bars in the area. Really nice time.
  39. J

    Jazzman

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I traveled to KC with my HS Jazz students and we were excited to take part in the jazz jam. The only issue we had was with getting reservations made. I could not get anyone on the phone and ended up making 3 reservations through open table but only 2 of them were successful. However, the manager took care of us and explained the reason for the lack of communication which was very understandable. Ultimately, my students and I had a great time, great food, and great service. Even though the wait staff was short sided, I feel we were taken care of very well and with laughs and smiles. I would definitely visit Johnies again and bring my students back for another event.
  40. D

    Disappointed

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Service was extremely slow from the time we sat down until we were served. Our table of four was seated immediately, but it took at least 10 minutes before a server greeted us. The online menu had significantly more options than the one page menu we were handed and were told they were “working their way to the increased offerings.” We placed our orders. About 10 minutes later a group of 4 were seated near us at the bar and were served their food 10-15 minutes later including burgers. We were told our food was almost ready and it was another 10-15 minutes to receive ours (salads, a vegetarian wrap and salmon - shorter cook/prep times than burgers). The food was fair, certainly not the 4.1 stars reviews I saw. Don’t think I’ll return, there are better options in the area.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

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 4.3 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light District

1400 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105-2166

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main and 14th street

  • Neighborhood

    Kansas City

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Train stop 1 block away

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (816) 601-4248

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to host your next event! EVENTS@JOHNNIESKC.COM

  • Private party contact

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light: (816) 601-4248

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