The Jacobson

4.3
1266 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.

Specials

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 1266 People Are Saying
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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The table in front of us started getting too loud. ..we wanted to stay longer but they where doing the most today!

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

Have been to the jacobson many times and always love our experience. This visit was kind of disappointing. Our service was poor. The appetizer was cold. Hopefully just a fluke.

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J
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Would go back again. Once it got really busy the service got slow. Seems the wait staff was overwhelmed. It was a concert night so maybe they didn’t plan full staff like they should have.

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

The bartender and wait staff are very unfriendly. The floor manager was amazingly outstanding. Please eat here if you love excellent food and a staff that make you feel like you don’t deserve to be there.

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SK
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The waiter had numerous issues.
He did not know how to pour wine at all. Food was good as usual.
We will be back as this is an isolated issue we are sure.

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Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was virtually empty yet it took forever to get service. My champagne was flat (& not cold) and we had to ask multiple times for ice, additional silverware etc. And the big bummer was that the food was just kind of bland. The Brussels sprouts were hard (not cooked) in the middle and the steak hardly had much taste. The highlight however was the Dutch Baby dessert which was DIVINE.

Everyone usually raves about the Jacobsen and i was so excited to try it. Unfortunately it didn’t wow me.

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D
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and the service was really good. Look forward to return.

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C
San Diego
59 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just discovered this jewel in the Crossroads area. Love the warm atmosphere. They have a whiskey drink named The Hemingway ....Yummy
Food and service is outstanding. You will not be disappointed.

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R
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We had heard so much about The Jacobson and was expecting something really exceptional. It was my wife’s birthday and I wanted to treat her to something extra ordinary. First let me say that parking is atrocious. Valet parking is available but that costs.
Overall The food was very good but super pricey. As an appetizer we had the “goat cheese stuffed meatballs” - nothing to get too excited about. My wife had “plank salmon” and I had “pan seared scallops” - both were very good. We also had the “Brussels sprouts” - tasted exceptional but did not set well in me or my wife.
Service was outstanding. Our server was cordial and very helpful.
Ambiance was nothing to get excited about and for the most part lighting is poor.
This is the kind of place that might appeal to the younger crowd but not for the “mature” bunch.
We will not be going back.

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MV
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food.. great drinks.. reasonable prices.. waiter was friendly and knowledgeable

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

Overall everything was great, except our waitress who was very pushy and came off very rude and offered us our checks several times before we were even ready to leave. I usually love coming here for brunch, but this lady’s attitude toward our table really turned us off. Granted, she was training someone but her attitude definitely killed the good vibe we had going.

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SP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Would not recommend this restaurant. The coffee was cold and our standard American breakfast tasted like it was taken from a cold buffet line.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was poor. Was essentially abandoned by the server.

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

The restaurant was one of my favorites for quite awhile then seem to fall off. We decided to give it another chance and it was good. The grilled oysters could use a little more flavor but the steak with the Jacobson touch was delicious. You should try.

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Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

We always look forward to going here every single year for brunch on our anniversary. We were greeted by someone at the door who seemed put out that people were there to dine. Also, our waiter who we have had before (we had a good experience with this server before) would ask questions and then as we were answering them walk away. For us to look forward to this every year, I was let down. My husbands food came out cold. This has never happened before. At the end of our dining experience our waiter made the effort to make significant conversation. All in all, we were pretty bummed out when we left. Disappointed

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A
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was just OK. Server acted like he didn't want to be at work, and wasn't friendly what so ever. Talked bad about the hostess to us because she didn't give us the happy hour menu. Lights were so dark you can hardly read the menu or see to eat. Would like to maybe return in the summer to visit the patio scene. Had the baked brie, truffle fries, and stuffed meatballs. All appetizers weren't anything to rave about.

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

Food was delicious! Parking is horrible downtown. We went on Sunday during brunch; would like to go back to have something off their regular menu.

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

I was very disappointed in my experience today at the Jacobson. I have been here before with outstanding service, so today had me really surprised. When we first got there, it took awhile before our server to even approach our table. Once we ordered drinks, half of them were wrong, which appeared to set the tone for the whole experience. Our server took our order, which he had to come back and confirm a while after taking it because he was derailed, never put it in and forget exactly what it was. Then, when our food came out, one of the ordered was incorrect (bacon came out instead of potatoes) and it took over 15 minutes to have the correct side order to our table. Also, every time I needed a refill on my bottomless mimosas I had to ask for it. The last time, I received a rude response as if I was an inconvenience to our server. Not that I was asking for anything over the top as I believe my glass was only refilled 3 times in the hour and half we were there. We also asked for refills on water that was never brought to our table. It was the opposite of what I was classify as an enjoyable Sunday brunch with my girlfriends.

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BS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Awesome place, great food and drinks, definitely the perfect place for a date night! Their shrimp and crab dip was freaking amazing!

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BA
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Dining room was extremely dark; numerous people - including my wife and me - had to use the light on their cell phones in order to read the menu. Wide selection of appetizers/small plates; crab dip was excellent. Entree selection was rather limited. Noise level was high, accentuated by repeated F-bombs by the man at the next table. Overall, not the experience that my wife and I were hoping for.

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L
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at the Jacobson was amazing! We had an awesome waiter too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Server was attentive but you could tell he did not approve of our company. Great food overall.

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AB
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, the service was amazing! Loved the bottomless mimosas!

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B
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A girls night out! Unique drinks and good food.

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JJ
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The waiter hyped up the flavors of the food, which when they actually arrived were underwhelming. When the waiter was describing everything he actually mentioned DO NOT order a specific dish - nobody likes it. It was the first time any of us had actually heard a waiter say something like that. There are far too many other restaurants in this town with much better food. We got there at 5pm when they weren't busy and the service was slow and as they got busier the service got even slower. Nothing impressive about this restaurant unfortunately.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food, excellent service. Only issue was the 70's style disco light above our table which was weird and somewhat annoying. Lighting was so poor that we actually had to use waiters cell phone to read menu. All in all, positive experience and would easily not hesitate to recommend. It's not cheap... but you get quality food.

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OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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D
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

The food was incredible. Possibly best truffle fries I have had so far. The crab dip was also delicious. My griflriend’s Mac and cheese tasted good, but seemed to a tad bit warm for possibly sitting a bit. The service was poor at best for majority of the night. Our waiter never told us the special for the night (Valentine’s Day) but told every table around us. Water took about 20 minutes to be refilled and we rarely we checked on compared to other tables. Our food took almost 40 minutes for our main entrees which were Mac and cheese in a skillet and a seafood stew type of dish. We arrived at 6:30 long before the large rush of people came in around 7:15ish. Our waiter also seemed to have forgotten our order when it stopped by letting us know our chicken was taking a bit of time and would be our next even though we had never ordered the chicken. It wasn’t until our entrees came out that the service significantly improved, so we appreciated the effort to makeup for the night. The ambience was also very dark and the lighting was not helpful to read the menu. I also wish the lighting was better so I could see the delicious food I was eating. Overall, I would only come back for the food if I could serve myself or for takeout. The food seriously was the only thing that kept me in the building to finish my food. I would not recommend this place to dine at night, especially on holidays.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Went there for Valentines Day was not shown the Valentines Day menu and there was never any mention of it. The only reason we found out about it was the table next to us who had the same waiter was telling them about it as soon as they sat down. Our waiter was terrible, we ordered another round of drinks halfway through dinner and they never showed up and had to tell them we didn't want them anymore. The Food was good but it doesn't make up for having bad service. Will not be going back.

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Z
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Very interesting menu items. I think most menu items are dishes I’d love to try in future visits. I will go back.

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f
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We dined at The Jacobson for lunch on Valentines Day. They were not busy, but we waited 10 minutes before anyone acknowledged our presence to be seated. Once seated, it took 15 minutes for someone to take our drink order, and then my dining companion ordered the chicken salad sandwich on a lettuce wrap, but it came out on a bun. The food was delicious and the staff was pleasant, but just very slow service during a slow time.

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BJ
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was maybe even better than the amazing food!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. Only downsde was the smell of smoke from the cigar bar next door. Otherwise outstanding. Definitely will go back.

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OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cash was an amazing server

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FP
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Love the vibe! Brunch was amazing and not so much food you feel terrible the rest of the day!

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TT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was exceptional, we were seated quickly and had outstanding service. The noise level was a little loud and it was very dark but otherwise, it was great! We will definitely be back!

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S
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter, whom we've had before, was a hoot... (but might not be to everyone's taste) The tag team style was a little odd. The food was eclectic and delicious. Suggestion, if you call a salad a "beet" salad, then it should have more beets in it and when a customer orders dressing on the side, that request should be honored. Also suggest offering a smaller cut of Ribeye. I'm a big guy and could only finish half of the delicious steak.

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OT
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was outstanding. It was my husband and Is first date here and we got the fried wings for the appetizer. Those were the best wings we’ve ever had along with the truffle fries, Jacobson’s burger, French dip it was out of this world. Out server was horrible however we waited thirty minutes just to order and constantly was asking for more water. We never got checked up on and ended up being there for close to two hours. Easily would have been an hr long dinner if not less. Other than that we will be back for more of those wings! Hoping for better service next time

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice pre-concert meal, appetizer, entry and 2 round of top shelf drinks for $100

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KP
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great value! Steak was nice and tender. The dressing on the wedge salad seemed a little off. But Wednesdays are half-priced wines and a great value! Servicer was great too, we went on a weeknight when the weather wasn't great and it was an early dinner before an event so we were only one of two tables in the venue. We will plan to return during another 1/2 wine night!

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