O'Dowd's Gastrobar

4.2
88 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish

About

Join us for a meal or drink in our bar or rooftop deck. We’ve made a few adjustments, but it’s the same great O’Dowd’s you know and love. We hope you’ll stay awhile, but if you’d rather grab and go or order delivery, we understand. Order craft beer growlers, wine bottles and delicious food online for carryout or delivery!

Check out our website for our live music schedule!

Kansas City has been good to O’Dowd’s, and we love Kansas City. We first opened our hand-carved double-doors on the Country Club Plaza over 20 years ago. We kept those beautiful doors, but have given the old pub new life. We are modern and chic. We are inviting and entertaining. We are home to the Country Club Plaza’s only rooftop deck for open air dining and beautiful views of downtown Kansas City.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 88 people are sayingWrite a review
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4.2
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CindyC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venue was relaxing. I had the Reuben and spouse had beef sliders. Both were very good. Seemed far better than "ba r" food.

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KyleB
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. Great food and drinks with the added bonus of live music.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and food. Will definitely be back when I’m in KC

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

took 15 minutes for them to get us an order on a reservation, but food and drinks made up for our wait

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DanR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The upstairs patio seating and great food and drinks is what makes place rock, IMHO.

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erinS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Staff was a bit rude, but everything else was fine!

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DebbieP
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

The fish tasted very strong not good at all. My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there and neither one of us ate more than one of our dinner We told them we didn’t like it didn’t offer a discount or anything. We were there on June 8 and not one employee was wearing a mask.

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Jeannette
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is tastefully prepared. We enjoyed the asparagus soup before our entrees.

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vipNikolasM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent food! From the starters to the mains, it was really outstanding.
Service effective and with the smile!
We dis not stay for the live music, but it seems that it is popular as many people were going for it .

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vipJANEM
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to visit

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fish and chips were some of the best ever. I like the KC Bier Co bier on tap too.

JM
JulieM
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Reserved a high top for 6 and didn't get it. Host was a little snotty about it -

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NikkiR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great place! The good was awesome and drink selection decent. I wish they would have started the music sooner though.

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vipksbaroness
Kansas City
46 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent everything! Burrata special was amazing! I would prefer it with a little balsamic-but to each their own. Loved it! Will be back!

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NicoleW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We actually went there based on the menu they had posted on their website. Once we were seated and brought out the menu, the items we were interested in weren't even on there. The waitress said they changed their menu yesterday and they hadn't had time to fix it on the website yet. Unfortunately we had our minds set on the missing entrees so we ended up going elsewhere. However, the atmosphere seemed ok, cleaniness ok. Was a bit surprised though that for being a Saturday night in such a high traffic location that they really wasn't anyone dining there.

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MeganW
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The flatbread pizza tasted like frozen Red Baron pizza. The signature drinks were an odd combination after 3 different ones I am done.

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vipRobertJ
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in this very nice Irish Gastro Pub!

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TerriK
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The staff was wonderful, good food. A definite place to go!

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ambers
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was my first time trying O'Dowds since they remodeled and extended their food menu. The atmosphere is amazing, lively and a fun place to go to with friends. I was a little let down by the menu, options were very limited.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is open and you don’t feel like you’re sitting on top of other patrons, looks newly remodeled. Food was delicious. The hummus and cheesecake were the best!

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vipFoodie
Omaha
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, wait staff! Thank you!

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OttawaRealtor
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food. Fast service.

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AverageasExpected
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I signed up online for a high-top table for three, It was for my daughter's birthday. The online reservation asked if it was for any special events. Not only did we get sat at a low table, she was never approached with a Happy Birthday or anything. I was really disappointed. Food was average. One out of 3 dishes were very memorable. Probably won't be coming back anytime soon. Online reviews had noted average food and service, and I can concur nothing really stood out to make our experience any different.

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vipwhWH
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Been eating at Odowd's for quite a while. Food is consistently good..(not great but good). Prices are bit high for what you get...but this is "The Plaza". Service ranges from excellent to 'just OK'...(depends a lot who you get)....but having said that, the wait staff has also been consistently enthusiastic and friendly.
If you are a coffee drinker, then Odowd's will disappoint. Coffee is consistently luke-warm...(I know that alcohol is the 'beverage of choice' at places like Odowd's but in an era when even McDonald's has decent coffee, one would think a little more attention could be paid).
Odowd's is a "fun place" to go...lively and energetic. This means NOISE. Noise can be good, making an evening fun...or it can be bad, interfering with conversation. Pick your occasion with this in mind.

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vipRosalindS
Kansas City
58 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food is good but not great. The new menu is disappointing and there are not that many options.
I think the food will have to be improved if they hope to complete with all the other restaurants on The Plaza.

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BethanyS
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Food was good, feels like a fancier restaurant rather than a sports bar, but it was very loud.

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KaylaA
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience5

The food was fine, but we had really awful service. Our waitress hardly checked on us and because of this we had to wait an unusual amount of time for our checks and for water refills. The restaurant was not very busy at this time. We were left without silverware but luckily a busboy passed by and we were able to request some. The food was good, but I would not recommend dining here. This is a great place to party at night or grab drinks in the early evening, but I would not recommend dining.

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Pammie
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience3

While our food was good the service was terrible. The manager (?) we think kept pacing back & forth scanning the restaurant at one point even bringing out the mop & bucket to mop the dining areas (no they weren’t closing or even close to it). He never once asked if we needed anything or instructed our waitress (chatting @ the bar much of the time) to ✔️ on us. It was disappointing & while food was “fine” we won’t be back due to the service & strange vibe. Seems like an old bar vibe w/new interior design. Just doesn’t mesh well.

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vipksbaroness
Kansas City
46 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fast and attentive, food great, drinks just the way I like them, new favorite place

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JimN
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and experience. Music was too loud for a dinner time but other than that - we will be back for sure.

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vipBKW999
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new menu and new decor. Hadley provided us with spectacular service.

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The best smoked salmon!! Lots of gluten free options!!! Amazing food!

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vipMichelleM
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience1

I should have realized it was really just a regular noisy bar with food. I put to much weight on the name gastropub due to positive past experiences.
The food may be inventive for a bar. But the quality does not meet the standards of a true gastropub.
Was disappointed as soon as walked in as the place was super loud and filthy.
I should have just left

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KathyE
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Initially server addressed table with a smile then her whole demeanor changed. We had a hard time getting her back to the table. Two of us got the scallops, they were very small and total of three for $21.00, I had mashed potatoes and broccoli and it was all cold. The server never came back to let her know until everyone was done eating. Another person got the trout and it was very small and the thinnest fish I have ever seen. I felt bad because I recommended it because a few weeks ago my husband and I were in there and it was great. Food and service just did not go well this night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful, service was excellent, and crafted cocktails were delicious!

JM
JohnM
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Natalie our server did a great job.

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vipYvetteC
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new look and menu. It's a huge upgrade, it's truly a gastro-pub experience now. The menu upgrade is awesome, while still maintaining some of the unique Irish Pub fare that it has always had. Hope to be back soon to try more items on the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu is fantastic! I’m gluten intolerant and there were tons of delicious options. The gf bun is amazing! Love the transition they’ve made.

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DJ75
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great music from Dan and James. And great service from Corbin.

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AuthenticTed
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food here was fantastic, delish! The only problem we had was the noise level, solely by the ambitiously inebriated table next to us. Our fantastic server had to endure them too, and we felt sorry for her. Had it not been for that we would have been thrilled with the culinary experience.

FAQs

O'Dowd's Gastrobar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 561-2700.

O'Dowd's Gastrobar is rated 4.2 stars by 88 OpenTable diners.