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O'Dowd's Gastrobar

4.2
4.2
88 Reviews
$30 and under
Irish
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–12:00 am Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–1:30 am Fri 4:00 pm–3:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (816) 561-2700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ryan Sneed

  • Catering

    KC Hopps Family of Catering - The brands of KC Hopps offer a variety of catering options to find the perfect fit for your event. Each brand has a distinct menu and style. All of our brands share the culinary expertise of our staff of highly trained chefs. So whichever brand you choose, you can be assured that your guests will receive the quality you have grown to expect from KC Hopps. Call 913-563-5776 or visit us at kchopps.com

  • Private party facilities

    The rooftop deck is the premier party location! From Corporate Happy Hours, Birthday Parties, Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties , Class Reunions, Networking Events, Mixers and more! Availability is subject to time and date requested. We do not reserve the deck on Friday and Saturday evenings. Contact us at 816.561.2700 today!

  • Private party contact

    O'Dowd's Sales Team: (816) 561-2700

  • Neighborhood

    Kansas City

  • Cross street

    48th Street

  • Parking details

    The Country Club Plaza offers several garages filled with free parking year round. Additionally, street parking and valet parking are available throughout the Plaza.

  • Public transit

    There are several public transit stops on the Country Club Plaza.

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment 7 Nights a Week!Visit our Website for a full entertainment schedule.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 88 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CC

    CindyC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  2. KB

    KyleB

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. Great food and drinks with the added bonus of live music.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and food. Will definitely be back when I’m in KC
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    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
  5. DR

    DanR

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The upstairs patio seating and great food and drinks is what makes place rock, IMHO.
  6. S

    erinS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Staff was a bit rude, but everything else was fine!
  7. DP

    DebbieP

    1 review

    2.0

    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.
  8. J

    Jeannette

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food is tastefully prepared. We enjoyed the asparagus soup before our entrees.
  9. NM

    NikolasM

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 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 .
  10. JA

    JANEM

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to visit
  11. SH

    SteveH

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  12. JM

    JulieM

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Reserved a high top for 6 and didn't get it. Host was a little snotty about it -
  13. NR

    NikkiR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Great place! The good was awesome and drink selection decent. I wish they would have started the music sooner though.
  14. k

    ksbaroness

    Kansas City

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 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!
  15. NW

    NicoleW

    Omaha

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 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.
  16. MW

    MeganW

    1 review

    2.0

    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.
  17. RJ

    RobertJ

    Des Moines

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in this very nice Irish Gastro Pub!
  18. TK

    TerriK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! The staff was wonderful, good food. A definite place to go!
  19. a

    ambers

    Kansas City

    16 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 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!
  21. F

    Foodie

    Omaha

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks, wait staff! Thank you!
  22. OR

    OttawaRealtor

    Kansas City

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good food. Fast service.
  23. AE

    AverageasExpected

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 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.
  24. WH

    whWH

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    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.
  25. RS

    RosalindS

    Kansas City

    66 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    66 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.
  26. BS

    BethanyS

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2018

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Food was good, feels like a fancier restaurant rather than a sports bar, but it was very loud.
  27. KA

    KaylaA

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    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.
  28. P

    Pammie

    Denver

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 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.
  29. k

    ksbaroness

    Kansas City

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fast and attentive, food great, drinks just the way I like them, new favorite place
  30. JN

    JimN

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  31. BK

    BKW999

    Kansas City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the new menu and new decor. Hadley provided us with spectacular service.
  32. BM

    BrianM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The best smoked salmon!! Lots of gluten free options!!! Amazing food!
  33. MM

    MichelleM

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 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
  34. KE

    KathyE

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 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.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was wonderful, service was excellent, and crafted cocktails were delicious!
  36. JM

    JohnM

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2018

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Natalie our server did a great job.
  37. YC

    YvetteC

    Kansas City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  39. DJ

    DJ75

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great music from Dan and James. And great service from Corbin.
  40. AT

    AuthenticTed

    Omaha

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

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.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    48th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Kansas City

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 4:00 pm–12:00 am Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–1:30 am Fri 4:00 pm–3:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Irish, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    The Country Club Plaza offers several garages filled with free parking year round. Additionally, street parking and valet parking are available throughout the Plaza.

  • Public transit

    There are several public transit stops on the Country Club Plaza.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ryan Sneed

  • Entertainment

    Live Entertainment 7 Nights a Week!Visit our Website for a full entertainment schedule.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (816) 561-2700

  • Catering

    KC Hopps Family of Catering - The brands of KC Hopps offer a variety of catering options to find the perfect fit for your event. Each brand has a distinct menu and style. All of our brands share the culinary expertise of our staff of highly trained chefs. So whichever brand you choose, you can be assured that your guests will receive the quality you have grown to expect from KC Hopps. Call 913-563-5776 or visit us at kchopps.com

  • Private party facilities

    The rooftop deck is the premier party location! From Corporate Happy Hours, Birthday Parties, Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties , Class Reunions, Networking Events, Mixers and more! Availability is subject to time and date requested. We do not reserve the deck on Friday and Saturday evenings. Contact us at 816.561.2700 today!

  • Private party contact

    O'Dowd's Sales Team: (816) 561-2700

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