The Brass Onion

4.5
507 reviews
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$30 and under
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The Brass Onion features refined comfort food with a southern flair in an elegant, yet comfortable setting in the Prairiefire shopping center. Our bar offers craft cocktails, a great selection of beers from around the world, and an approachable wine program. Complimentary valet is available every day after 5:00 P.M.

**For reservations of 8 or more people, please call the restaurant for reservation availability. **

Specials

Calling all Happy Hour Heroes!

Enjoy some of the tasty bites around starting at $6 plus $6 select cocktails and featured wine. Don't forget we have $2 off draft beer as well!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 28, 2019

Ends: March 1, 2118

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-6:00PM

What 507 People Are Saying
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Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third outing to Brass Onion. I live in Lawrence and the first time we went as a book club. It was so good I took my sister, who lives in Topeka. We went as a family for Easter. It was well worth the trips and the chicken is fantastic!

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JP
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Easter brunch with family here. Very busy, but staff handled the crowd well. Would go back on a less busy date.

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s
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice experience, staff was pleasant friendly and professional. Food and drink selection was ample and well prepared.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Server made several errors and wasn’t very apologetic, food was very good.

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JK
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food and diverse menu. Avocado toast needed to have more avacado, but otherwise a good Sunday brunch. We will return.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best comfort food on the city. Since moving to the Midwest from South Carolina, I’d been searching for god southern cooking. The Brass Onion did an amazing job.

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Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first trip to the Brass Onion. Asked for recommendations from our server and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was excellent. Definitely recommend.

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SG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great prime rib and the chicken is awesome. We will return soon.

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OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never been to Brass Onion before and will definitely come back! Great atmosphere, diverse menu, and very friendly servers. We at ordered salads and they were wonderful! My son ordered The Mac and Cheese and it was one of the best he’s ever had.

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L
Kansas City
102 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve visited here four times now and been impressed each time. I have never started a review with remarks about the server before but Jamie is remarkable, and we asked to be seated in her section. She was even better this time, extending her welcome to first time guests we brought and earning them as customers sure to return. In all previous visits we had ordered the extraordinary chicken but decided to try the Jambalaya Pasta and Pork Chop, which were excellent. We will definitely be back!

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Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The fried chicken is amazing but takes time to prepare so if you’re in a hurry - order something else. The special KC Strip was over cooked and tough to eat. After waiting for fried chicken we didn’t want to wait longer and return the steak. But nice evening

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

We had a wonderful experience. The food was amazing. The service was amazing. Overall an excellent experience.

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JJ
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and relaxing environment

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CM
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here

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TK
Kansas City
27 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The corn bread appetizer is excellent, served hot with honey butter melting on top when served. It is almost better than having an after dinner sweet dish. We had steaks, which were cooked perfectly and had excellent flavor. The creamed Brussels sprouts were exceptionally prepared.

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KS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good and we enjoyed the entertainment.

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CM
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love coming to this place.

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c
Kansas City
27 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great time for brunch! Arica was a very attentive server. Food was delicious! Carrot cake divine. Loved the decor! We can’t wait to go bsckk

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had the fried chicken dinner. The fried chicken was very good. Just enough spice. The Brass Onion dip was very good also

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MA
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great gem to find. We like real food. Meaning meat, potatoes, veggies, etc. The latest theme for niche restaurants seems to be to how as many flavors into food and hope on dominates. Instead you get blah vs wow. Keeping it simple but unique enough to attract folks to come here vs a favorite is hard to do. Brass Onion nailed it. Quality food, great portions, great variety, great drinks,great service. One word for anyone reading this - cornbread. You'll thank me later.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our food was excellent and the service was great! Our drinks never ran out the entire night. The appetizers were delivered quickly, which gave us enough time to enjoy those before our dinner was served. The noise level is perfect for a conversation at your table. I really enjoyed the night and I can’t wait to get back!

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D
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

From the get go it was not a pleasant experience. The place was practically empty and they tried to seat us at a table next to the service station and door out to the patio. When I asked to sit at another table, they said they were ALL reserved. Service was horrible. Shrimp and grits were mediocre-at-best. Drinks were extremely overpriced. I will not be returning.

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TA
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time eating here and we will be coming back soon. We ordered the burnt ends during happy hour, so we ended up bringing part of our dinner home. We were so excited to eat our leftovers last night. The food was still yummy!!

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MD
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Our wait person, Cat, I believe, was excellent! There were only 3 of us & she had a birthday party of 8 plus a few additional tables. First of all, our table was annoyingly wobbly, and she fixed the problem quickly! Most important she continued to check with us without being intrusive! And last, when asked for suggestions, she was spot on with the 3 of us, all having separate entrees.
Dining was delightful & I will surely recommend the Brass Onion for dining with Cat as server!

The Brass Onion
Responded on April 2, 2019

Hi there, we are so glad you had a good time with Cat during your visit! We know she's great, but we'll definitely pass this on and let her know just how much you appreciated her service. It sounds like everything went well and we absolutely appreciate the very kind review! In an effort to improve, is there anything we could have done better during your visit to earn that 5th star? We look forward to any feedback you have to offer! Cheers

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

I was a regular customer, having visited many times. With the last several experiences quite poor and will not be back. The greeter/hostess is professional, kind, addresses by my name, just a wonderful introduction to the restaurant with the friendliest and most welcoming smile. The server, however, is arrogant, annoying, and made me very uncomfortable. For the second time having thought the first time was just a bad day. Firstly, was annoyed when I ask for my fish to be cooked more thoroughly. He almost acted as though he was offended and was quite an annoyance to him. Secondly, with 100 loaves of bread in our full view, when asked if we could have some, he threw two packages of saltine crackers at us. During the meal, he hovered over us circling until we were done. And then continued until we just asked for the check wanting to leave because he made us feel quite rushed. The most important part of making and eating establishment successful is making the customer feel special and catered too. Could not have been more the opposite. Absolutely will not be back

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great!

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TB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

The waitress was horrible she gave us water and walked away The host took our order for our Crab hush puppies and then she came to the table she messed up a chicken order I asked for 3 thighs and got 2 and a leg and she only took my wife's desert order didn't even ask me if I wanted dessert she wasn't worth the 5.00 tip I left only because it was my wife birthday. Very sad and like the place.

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

Great southern fried food! Waitress was new so a little slow. Ambience was good but just a little noisy.

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

Christian our waiter was excellent. All the food was excellently!

The Brass Onion
Responded on April 2, 2019

Thanks for the great review, Mark! Cristian is one of the best, we'll let him know you thought so too. We can't tell you how much it means to us that our guests have a great time, and how much it helps us out when you let everyone know it. Thanks again, and we hope to see you in for dinner the next time you're out this way. Cheers!

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

Our first time and we ordered from the appetizers. Love the shrimp bbq and meatballs. The cornbread was a bit too sweet for our taste

The Brass Onion
Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you for the kind review, and your feedback on the cornbread! We'll make sure that gets passed on to the chef. We hope to see you in dining with us again soon.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A little pricy but food and service were excellent.

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

Great service, food was excellent. A little overpriced.

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MG
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite restaurant

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Overall service was very slow. Was 10 minutes before the server came to our table to even greet us and he was slow the length of our time there. Took over 30 minutes to get our food. Had to ask for drink refills.

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j
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great, atmosphere good, service was a little slow. Had to go to bar to ask for extra ketchup, and mustard for a burger & menu said biscuits & gravy served w/fruit but it came out w/a salad & my daughter in law preferred fruit but noone came by to ask how it was so she just ate it. I ordered a cup of decaf & was never offered a refill. But, I know some days, waiters have a bad day so I would most definitely go back for another try & hope for better service.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Was disappointed in the food. 4 of our 5 brunch dishes did not have good favor. Pancakes were dry, chicken and waffle had no flavor and the same with the salmon benedict. The beignets and waffle with berries were good. The coffee was bitter.

Was there for dinner the weekend before and the scallops were amazing.

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GS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and atmosphere are excellent. The fried chicken is the absolute best and make sure you try the cornbread!

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JF
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Yes, the food was mostly delicious, and the cocktails were wonderful. The one thing we both noted was that our sandwiches seemed under filled and were mostly bread. The bread to meat ratio reminded me of the sad, pre-measured meat packs Subway uses. It was delicious bread, but everyone wants a balanced sandwich.

The beignets were amazing!

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for brunch. Everything was amazing! Our entire group could not stop talking about how great the food and staff was!

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c
Kansas City
62 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The room was very pretty. I remember beautiful tile floors. Our waiter was friendly & helpful. The menu included a wide variety of offerings. Both my friend & I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.

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