Summit Grill and Bar - Kansas City

4.4
873 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Summit Grill and Bar Kansas City can be best described as a classic, fun, warm and casual American grill and bar. Guests who enjoy Waldo's premier restaurant and bar can expect the best hand cut steaks, flame broiled burgers, mouthwatering sandwiches, unique seafood selections as well as other house made favorites like chicken fried chicken and Summit Grill's already famous street tacos. Along with a wide selection of great entrees at lunch and dinner happy hour is an absolute "don't miss" in the Waldo area!! Enjoy full size appetizers and drink specials from $2-$5 seven days a week from 3-6 PM. Summit Grill will offer brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 10-2, bottomless mimosas and made from scratch breakfast items will make your weekend mornings. Lunch is offered Monday thru Friday opening at 11 am with many items under $10 as well as all wine by the glass offered at $5. Make the Summit Grill your go to spot for lunch.
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Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, better company!

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KB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was delivered before we had any silverware or a napkin. Had to go to bar to request service. Very loud establishment. The Summit Grill restaurant in Lee's Summit is much better than the Waldo restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and fantastic service. Our server Laura was great.

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t
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I've been to Summit Grill several times and, for the most part, it's been an enjoyable experience. This visit was on Easter Sunday. It was crowded, which should be expected for Easter Sunday brunch. My husband ordered the bottomless bloody mary and I ordered the bottomless mimosa.

Our server was friendly but seemed overwhelmed and I had to stop her and ask for a refill every time I needed one, rather than her noticing that we needed refills. Several times I had to ask more than once as my glass sat empty. There was another server who was walking around with a carafe of mimosas but only seemed concerned about taking care of her tables. I spent many years as a server and was always taught to take care of all of the customers, not just your own. This doesn't seem to be the case at Summit Grill.

Every time we asked for anything (silverware, ketchup, etc) we had to wait an unusually long time. The restaurant seemed ill-prepared for the busy Easter brunch.

That said, the food was good. The jalapeno cheesy grits are amazing, the bacon perfectly cooked plus they use Nueske's bacon, which is our favorite. We will definitely go back and hopefully have a better experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Brunch

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L
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh was our server and he took very good care of my wife and I. It was our first time at this establishment, we decided to tri the brunch and the food was amazing. The atmosphere was perfect, the noise level was a bit much but, nothing that we couldn't handle. We'll be back also the bottomless mimosas were awesome. Thanks again.

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SO
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh was wonderful! It was also nice to make a last minute reservation for 8 and get in. Food was delicious as usual, the main reason we keep coming back!

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RC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed it! Worth our drive. We had a nice family dinner. Good selection of wines.

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PB
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I was upset that our reservation was not checked in. I had to call back to the restaurant to get them to change it. It said that I cancelled my reservation and in fact we did show up on time. Austin, the server was great. The host was ok, kind of nonchalant, almost hesitant to come seat us. The food was great though. I like the prices for happy hour.

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OT
Kansas City
88 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the fried shrimp appetizer and the pulled pork street tacos before sharing the summit burger. All cooked to perfection and fabulous.

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JH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Restaurant in Waldo. A menu that has something for everyone and excellent drinks

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GG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here and my wife and I were impressed. Since Houstons closed we’ve been looking for a similar restaurant . We will be back to your establishment.

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PF
Kansas City
80 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

I've consistently had great food at Summit Grill. The last few times I've been there, I've had to wait a long time for a server to be assigned to the table. I noticed it happening to other people as well. The servers themselves are friendly, but that initial wait is 10 minutes +.

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v
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a large party and Our waiter did a great job coordinating everything. Everyone’s food was great and we were glad we were seated on the bar side of the restaurant. It seems like the restaurant is set up wrong… It’s so dark in the back and seems of the bar ran the other direction that both sides of the restaurant to get some light

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LB
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was good too. It was a Spring evening and we enjoyed the patio doors being open. It was a great dining experience!

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RC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Very good food, just very pricy and noisy for the price.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Monthly gathering with some friends from Liberty, MO. They had never eaten at Summit Grill and were willing to make the drive to the Waldo location. Everyone loved their food! The spinach dip was excellent and the shrimp appetizer was divine. Our friends ordered steak and the chicken fried chicken and they both said they were so good. My husband order the pot roast and I got the fish tacos. So delicious! Ended the evening with their some more ice cream and creme brûlée desserts. Outstanding! We’ve never had a bad meal there. It is loud though so consider yourself warned. We got there during happy hour but they only run the specials in the bar area. That was way too loud for us to be able to visit so we opted for the dining room side instead. As loud as it is there, they should allow the happy hour specials throughout the entire restaurant.

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

It was so loud that a table of 6 could not have a conversation. I couldn't hear the other end of the table. To be fair, food was great. Service was poor...we had to ask where a couple of our drink orders were twice. Plus they added 20%gratuity and didn't tell us.

I'm probably never going back.

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T
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

For whatever reason the wait time for me our food was exceptionally long. Unusual for this restaurant. Our food was very good.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Service seems a little bit strained because it seems to take awhile to get service. However, when the server finally got to us he was super nice (a little overwhelmed and would forget parts of our orders) but overall really sweet guy.

We showed up for brunch, and didn’t get our drink orders taken for at least 25 minutes after being sat.

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OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Usually enjoyable. Eating my burger... Pulled a long hair out of my bite of burger. Of course they took off bill, but that ruined it for me. Hairnets?

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OT
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter had the kitchen split our shared salad and entree in the kitchen. We greatly appreciated that gesture and our delicious meal. The green beans were way undercooked making it difficult to cut with a knife and unchewable. We will return.

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The bartender was pretty rude and didn’t ask what kind of mimosas we wanted. Our server was amazing though. He catered to our every need.

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b
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My only complaint was the noise level. Beautiful restaurant, great atmosphere, food quality and menu offerings were great (best carbonara I have EVER had). But they have GOT to do something to control the noise. I could go back there with a big group gathering for a party or sit at the bar but I could not take a date or someone I want to have a conversation with. Almost there guys...almost there.

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i
Kansas City
36 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our experience tonight for a happy hour. The service was fantastic!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good expeeience

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NA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I would not recommend the Kansas City location. I had brunch there for my birthday, party of 6, and the service was terrible!

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A
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Just was very unsatisfied in our experience today at Summit. We usually go here for brunch and lunch and today was just terrible. Service took forever and the food was throw together and a greasy mess.. threw off a good Sunday Funday

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OT
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Honestly, this has been one of the most unimpressive services I've experienced. The waitress seemed to clearly pay more attention to other tables. Our drinks were left empty several times. It took nearly 30 minutes order our food. I'll be back but won't want to be seated in her section again.

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g
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had brunch at Summit Grill. Atmosphere is great for a cozy breakfast and gathering.

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JD
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was so yummy, we are still bragging about it. Service was attentive and friendly. Definitely would recommend. The noise level and the configuration of the tables and chairs made it difficult to hear the person right next to you and we had to keep moving our chairs forward for servers and the guests at the tables behind us. For those two reasons only the score was not a perfect 5.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The trout special was amazing!. Have eaten here many times over the years this is the best meal I have had.

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c
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annie was our waitress and she was great. Thank you!

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived on time for our reservation and were greeted by very friendly staff. Upon arriving we requested a table in GREG’s section of the dining room. The host told us it might me a few minutes and we gladly went to have a drink by the bar. Our host came by the bar to tell us our table was ready and was VERY accommodating. Greg’s service was outstanding as always. The tuna appetizer was AWESOME and our entrees were superb! Of all restaurant choices in the city, the SUMMIT GRILL and BAR is our favorite! Please don’t change a thing! Thank you!

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Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It is loud but fun, the food was delicious! Healthy servings and willing to split entrees, fun night.

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AC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is amazing, service was great but it’s way too packed and noisy.

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RO
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Food ok - eggs were cold and missing cheese but "grits" first time having were delish.
Service - a bit underwhelming. Group next to us that were seated after us received their drinks prior to our group as did their order/food. Had to wait way to long on refills and server just didn't seem to be on her game.

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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We usually have excellent service for Sunday brunch - this time wasn’t the same. Our waitress seemed very overwhelmed and unable to keep all of her tables’ drinks full which is usually what we love about the Summit!

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was awesome, very patient with us as it was a first date and we took our time. Food was great, cocktails perfectly mixed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our first time at Summit Grill. The steaks were good. Service was fine. Next time, I won't sit near the bar at the hi-tops as it was just way too loud.

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