The Jacobson

4.3
1343 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Like paint to a blank canvas, The Jacobson, or "The J" for regulars, transformed a 4,000-square foot warehouse into a modern restaurant and bar in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District.

A glance at The Jacobson's variety of contemporary American cuisine yields a collection for meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans. Much like an artist who draws inspiration from his or her own environment, diners in search of muse are encouraged to mix and match tastes when ordering appetizer & entrees from the Mingle & Center Stage sections of the menu.

The Jacobson offers a seasonal, scratch kitchen, and boasts one of Kansas City's more progressive bar programs, including handmade craft and barrel-aged cocktails, and The Jacobson's original flask service.
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Mingle Hour! Tuesday - Friday 4-6pm

http://thejacobsonkc.com/menu/

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 28, 2018

Ends: September 29, 2117

Availability: Tue-Fri 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 1343 People Are Saying
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VT
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consisitenly great food and service; can't go wrong. We sat outside and ate/drank until they gently reminded us they were well beyond closed : )

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Came to use a J Loot coupon and our waitress, India was more than happy to accommodate. We sat out on the patio and tried their fried chicken Friday special and there was live music!

Just a hop skip and a jump from crossroads hotel, where we stayed. Service was a little slow, but staff was nice and accommodating!

CW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

We were seated in a back corner booth where we could not see the musicians. I asked if we could move to and empty table and was told no even though there we empty tables in the restaurant. We left after we ate because we felt like we weren’t even a part of the music. The empty tables were still empty when we left.

KM
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great spot for brunch with friends.

OT
Tucson
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The drinks were awesome and the service was great. Fun double date night!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have added several vegan options to their menu which is exciting. The vegan lasagna is delicious. It’s amazing to have great choices

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

38th Anniversary.

K
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

MD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very cool atmosphere and diverse and creative menu.

M
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, cold beer, tasty sandwiches. We will put it in the list for another visit.

R
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service and atmosphere at the Jacobson were exceptional. We enjoyed steaks for dinner. They were good, but not to the level of the higher end steakhouses in town.

WT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mingle Menu was delicious, drinks and the food. Great prices for delightful creations! Give 'em a try, you'll love it too!!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food! The patio is awesome and India, our server, was fabulous!

KD
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot that I hit every time I’m in KCMO. Great food and the mixologists are the best!
I always like visiting The Jacobson. Serivce can be a little sketchy at times but all in all it's worth it. The surrounding area is full of options as well and its an easy Uber or scooter from the hotels at Crown Center.

SM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

Not as it appears to be online. Looks like a great place to have an anniversary. Reserved a table on the patio. Got there and the patio was filled with people and their dogs. Worse than uncontrolled kids. The dogs were not quiet nor well trained. After walking the guantlet we chose not to stay and went elsewhere. The 1-stars were simply left because there was no option not to rate in order to get to the comments. The website should at least advertise that they are the number one pet friendly restaurant in KC.

The Jacobson
Responded on August 4, 2019

Thank you for your review Sean, It looks like the night you tried to dine with us was the same night we were holding a fundraising event "Doggie Date Night"to raise money for Great Plains SPCA. I am sorry to hear your time with us was anything less than exceptional and I encourage you to give us another try next time you are in the Crossroads

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R
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome - server was outstanding. Food was ok not great not amazing. Steak was a little over cooked. Cocktails were excellent!

S
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Saturday evening reservation for 4.
No issues getting seated, etc.
Room temperature was barely comfortable to start (too warm), but got warmer as the night wore on. We recognized it was a hot night outside which makes it hard to keep a cinder block building cool inside.
Server was good to excellent, but food prep time was inordinately long. Roughly 90 minutes from time order was placed until food was served. We weren't in a hurry but with the warm room temperature became a bit uncomfortable. Food was good but there's plenty of other places of comparable quality that would have been more enjoyable.

NS
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was our first visit but it was the second one for our friends and they said it was warm both times. We asked if the a/c was broken but they said no. We might go back when it’s cooler weather.

P
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 1st visit & we will DEF be back. We are 6wks Vegan & I am also gluten free. So many options on the menu!!! Our waitress was amazing!!! The flourless chocolate cake was wonderful!!!

LE
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ended up staying there for several hours. Our server, Randall, was outstanding - excellent at recommending food and drink options for a small group. We will definitely return for our next group dinner and will hopefully be able to request Randall's services!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time here & our server was super friendly and helpful, giving us tips about menu items. He told us basically all the cocktails off the top of his head, which was super impressive. We couldn’t decide between two items so he told us what was in both and helped us lean towards a meal. Food was great and tasted amazing. It made the night extremely special. :)

MW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service. Very knowledgeable about gluten & accommodating for my daughter with Celiac.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Eric was great
Food was average
Host rude
Parking is terrible

OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Brunch, we’ll be back for sure!

AL
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food is just OK and doesn't justify the price. Burgers were fine and fries were decent. Octopus is very tough. Unless you want a patio, just go to Beer Kitchen or one of the other dozen places with a better burger.

LW
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent brunch, we will be back!

J
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Love the food and location, service was super slow.

NM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We love this restaurant but this night the restaurant was very stuffy and the service was extremely slow. It took the server 15 min to bring our wine and another 15 min after that to take our order. The restaurant didn’t seem busy and we did have a reservation, so not sure what was going on. The food was amazing and delicious as usual!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Okay service, great wine and food, air conditioning was lacking. It was SO hot. We’re excited to return to try more food and drinks soon.

JP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our reservation was scheduled for the 1600 re-opening after brunch. We were seated quickly and served just as swift. Our waiter Jed was very knowledgeable of the menu so we each easily decided what we wanted. The food was made to order and did not take long to reach our table. I had the cedar plank salmon and it was delicious. I would absolutely suggest the Jacobson if you are looking for a nice evening out.

MK
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We went for a brunch/lunch on a Saturday and it was a very loud and lively atmosphere. For our group, it worked out great, but it could be a little overwhelming if that's not the vibe you're looking for in a brunch with friends. Our server did a great job, but unfortunately she also had a very large table in her section that were all paying separately and we got stuck paying after them, so we were a little late to an appointment we had to go to. However, I am not blaming her at all since we should have let her know ahead of time that we had somewhere to be. Fortunately, it was just down Central Street, so we weren't terribly late.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Brunch menu was different than listed on both open table and website.

KO
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good venue however for such a small place and to have a band (singer) made it impossible to talk to others at your table...I noticed other tables struggling with that too.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrendous service and food quality. This restaurant does not deserve a 4+ star rating. Book elsewhere.

a
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service started ok before waiter abandoned us. Parking bit disappointing as they no longer validate for the garage marketed with their name. Would’ve done street parking if we’d known. Food was good.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was there for Havana nights and it was a very enjoyable evening.

BM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, serve, ambiance.

GF
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

The food was very disappointing. Charged 18.00 for a very blah French dip. The special chicken dinner was not very good either. Had excellent service from our waitress. Bartender outside was not friendly. Wonderful atmosphere. Would come back for drinks and atmosphere.

OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for happy hour and got literally one of each appetizer on the menu which was super fun and a great deal! Im super upset that I can’t remember our servers name because she was fantastic, and it was her first day! She was able to describe all the food items and gave us drink recommendations. Next we’ll be going for brunch!

DB
Kansas City
104 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great business meeting where everyone made a Happy plate. Great drinks also.

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