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About The Jacobson
"If Picasso or Rembrandt wanted to grab a bit in KC, the food and atmosphere at The Jacobson would make them feel like they were back in front of an easel." -Alex Kluesner KC Magazine
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. Staying true to the surrounding culture, its walls are bedecked with paintings from local artist and its one-of-a-kind heated patio and full service bar is anchored by a two story sculpture by KC's own Stretch.
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.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday : 11:00am- 3:00 pm
Sunday: 11: 00 am - 3: 00 pm
Dinner Service -
Monday - Thursday : 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday- Thursday- 11:00 am - 'til close
Friday - Saturday - 11:00 - 'til close
Sunday - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Central & Southwest Blvd. ~ Next to LuLu's
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Off site catering & special events Please contact Lacey Barrett for details.
Covered Garage Parking
There are additional paid and free parking lots nearby.
yes... walking distance from light-rail station
Restauranteur, Michael Werner - EKM- Florencio Millan
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer our beautiful new event space named "The Central "with seating for an event up to 100 people. The Central also has its own private bar and private entrance. We also have a smaller just as beautiful private room called "The Cork Room" that seats up to 14 people. We also offer a beautiful award winning patio that has a mesmerizing view of the city. For Inquiries please contact the restaurant at 816-423-2888.
Mingle Mondays 3 - Close
Tiki Tuesdays 3 - Close
Wine Wednesday 3 - Close
Flask Thursday 3 - Close
Brunch Saturday 11-3 and Sunday 11-3
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Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, The Jacobson can accommodate all your special event needs.
The Jacobson Ratings and Reviews
The service and overall knowledge of the menu and how every dish was prepared was excellent by our server Jed. The food was phenomenal!! As a table, we had the Ciopino, the Salmon, the KC Strip, and the Duroc Pork Confit. Each dish was excellent!! The house cocktails were also amazing! Can't wait to go back!
It was our first time at The Jacobson, picked it out for Restaurant Week and also do to vicinity of the Kaufman Performing Arts Center. We both ordered a flight of wine which was nice. However, ordering off the RW menu we selected the Romaine salad as our 1st course, 2nd course the Watergate Chicken salad sandwich and salted butterscotch pudding for the final course. Both the salad and sandwich were served on the same plate at the same time. The salad was so small it took us a minute to realize this was the 1st/2nd course together. Now, we figured the portions would be small for RW lunch but this was silly looking. Not to mention when you attend a 3 course meal, you expect each course to come out on their own. The food server set down our 1st/2nd course and noted to us that he was thankful this was the last day of restaurant week, almost apologetically due to how our plates looked. The salad and sandwich were just ok. Desert was very good and our server was attentive. Really, it was just the 1st/2nd course we had issue with. Usually RW we try to check out new places and end up having a few favorites we return to throughout the year but we won't be in this case.
We had a great dinner during restaurant week. The bucatini with goat cheese stuffed meatballs was delicious. Our one complaint was that there was no parking available other than a garage about a block away. We assumed the restaurant would validate, but they didn’t. We ended up paying $10 each to park just to have dinner.
We went to The Jacobson for Restaurant Week. I had the salmon crostini as an appetizer, which was very good. However, the pasta dish for the main course was not. The marinara sauce was average at best, and I could not taste the goat cheese in the meatballs, which were very bland. My husband enjoyed his main course of salmon, but his romaine salad was extremely dry. The desserts were fine, but boring. Overall, I was very disappointed in the food. This was our first time at The Jacobson, and although a cool spot, it was loud and seemed more suited for hanging out at the bar than a nice dinner out. The tables were also very close together. I would go back in the summer to check out the patio and have a drink, but do not plan to have dinner there again.
Their floor was very slippery and I fell and I hit the ground and my head slammed into a metal bar stool. The staff were not very attentive, I had to tell them to put a mat down so others would fall.
Today I am very sore with bumps and bruises. I will not recommend the restaurant due to the way I was treated.
I went to Jacobsen's during Restaurant Week. I wasn't aware of that when I made the reservation. I thought I was going for Saturday brunch. That being said, the food was very good. I had a pork sandwich. I have to believe that our waitress was less involved because it was Restaurant Week and didn't feel the need to be attentive to our needs. Unfortunately, since she was in our vision, we could see her standing, talking, and laughing with the other workers while we tried to get her attention. She was wonderful when she interacted with us, but she wasn't attentive. In addition, although our waitress said that she was working with the other waitress in the area, that young lady, completed ignored us when we try to get her attention. Bottom line, food good, service, not so good.
This was the second time my wife and I had been to the Jacobson. The first time was very memorable and we wanted to take another couple back with us to enjoy it also. The service was just fair. Our waitress was pleasant but wasn’t very sociable. When we first sat at the table it was very unstable. I had to ask our waitress to adjust it so it would stop rocking back and forth. When ordering it took quite some time to get our first round of drinks. To top it off our waitress was going to short our table one of the glasses of wine from the wine flights we ordered. When we ordered our food it took quite some time to get our first course and the others followed slowly afterwards. The meal itself was very underwhelmed and wasn’t very excited to look at after being plated. Overall we were disappointed with the decision to go back to the Jacobson.
Drinks, appetizers and desserts were good. But the entrees were subpar at best. We went for restaurant week, and one of our entrees was spaghetti and meatballs that my grandmother would be ashamed to serve. I saw 2 other couples send their food back. At the end of the night they refused to validate my parking in a lot that has their sign over the top because they “asked the lot to take that down several times.” Avoid this restarting at all costs.
We visited during restaurant week. Our first and second courses were brought at the same time. Made for a very crowded table, and one dish cooled as the other was eaten. The pasta was plain spaghetti noodles, and so bland we didn’t eat it. There was one girl in our group who has eaten there before, and said her previous meal there was good. But we were all unhappy with the quality of our food on this visit.
Went for restaurant week and was 1st timer. Chicken was over-fried, truffle fries limp and barely warm, but salted caramel pudding was worth the trip alone. Our server was very nice, but Had to be reminded to bring the glass of wine ordered. Overall, lunch was worth the special RW price. but with so many other good restaurants in town I wouldn’t fight Crossroads parking to go there again.
LOVED THE DECOR! We just kept catching little tidbits of decor notables that gave us great conversation. Fried Chicken like Hattie B's was accurate! Bucatini Pasta was tasty. Overall good food, but really go for the conversation and ambience. Private dining area available for special occasions a plus!
We were initially seated in a booth by the front door. It was quite cold the day we went to the restaurant and I was recovering from a bad cold. Every time the front door opened, a blast of cold air would hit me. We had asked our waiter (Rick) who was fabulous, if we could move and we were moved to a better location away from the door with no hassle. This was great customer service and is one of the top things on my list for a return visit. Top of my list as well is the wait staff. As I mentioned, Rick was great from the very beginning through the end of my meal. We went for restaurant week as this is how we find new restaurants that we like. Our lunch was good and we definitely want to go back for dinner.
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