The Jacobson

4.2
1373 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

About

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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KZiel
Tulsa
56 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was incredible! Glad to have found this spot while visiting KC!! Molly was a great server, kept our glasses filled and made sure we had what we needed. The donuts were to-die for!! Yum!! We will be back!

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vipOliviaW1975
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our appetizer was great and my husband loved his burger. I ordered the Amish fried chicken. It was burned and had a weird taste. I would eat there again but would order something else. We had the butterscotch pudding for dessert and it wasn’t mixed well. Had weird clumps in it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Gnats were flying around. Oh my

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Yupp
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

I wanted to go there with mg family but when we got there smelled like smoke and thet were sold out of the fried chicken. Like how??? Very upset about that

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ALICIAD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We sat at the bar first and had drinks and that was a great experience. Once we got sat at a table, it was terrible. The host didn't give us menus for some reason and then the server mentioned twice that he was going to get them for us and then we had to ask again. It took 20 minutes to get drinks and the rest was downhill after that. The food was sub-par, so overall was not a great place to go and I wouldn't recommend it.

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JanV
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Attentive server

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vipJimL
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Disappointed they were out of the chicken. Also the garlic mashed. This was at 5:30.

French Dip was outstanding but a second voice.

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ScottK
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Just totally different from past visits
Host was not very attentive at all
Waitress did not check in with us until we were 3/4 done eating
Just not what we were are used to from our many other visits.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. Always ahead of the curve.

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LynnE
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was attentive, made suggestions and ensured that we were well taken care of. All four of us found the food to be very tasty and in the right amount.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We’ve been there many times in the past, but the service definitely was lacking last night. It took forever to get our drink order and then it was partially eating. Finally when we were ready to leave it look 10 minutes to get a box and then another 20 minutes to get our check

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PattJ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Jeccisa was really helpful by helping me setup Uber App. so we could get homel.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. Service was great. We were able to get a bottle of wine not on the wine list thanks to our waitress. Would definitely recommend!

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Imareck
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and Great Food!

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vipLoudsavory
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was too loud to talk. Other guests can’t seem to monitor their level of noise.

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vipWale52
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First visit good ambience God menu exceptional staff and good wine list
Will be back when next in Kansas

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Overall good experience...food and service was amazing as always...but the smell of cigar smoke was almost unbearable...so much so that my guests from LA asked if people could still smoke in restaurants in missouri

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TracyE
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place every time I go. Great food! Great location. Great service!

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mariahvdhoek
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We were surrounded by people standing at the bar and by an open door when it was chilly.

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JeanneG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! Will definitely go back!

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Mgree
Kansas City
31 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fried chicken in Kansas City for sure!
Great mixed menu!

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LisaL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It’s relaxing and comfortable dining. The good was good, the servers were great, very attentive.

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Angela
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I always enjoy The Jacobson. I will say when we visited it this occasion it smelled like cigarette smoke inside an the bar was REALLY loud. We could hardly hear each others conversation or our server. Luckily the server and food was outstanding. I was disappointed to leave w a headache from the smoke. The server tried to blame it on the kitchen "smoking" food, but it was a very obvious cigarette smell. Overall I would return and highly recommend this place. BTW,Goat stuffed Meatballs are to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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vipSusanR
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The appetizers (Mingles) were delicious - better than the main course. We would return for appetizers, drinks and live music. We sat inside however could hear the music playing on the outside patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great date night. Wednesday’s are half price wine bottles. Fantastic value

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KevinH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food at a great price. Service was excellent.

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JANAC
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good variety of breakfast buffet. Wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy! So delicious. Love the outdoor dining also.

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Andy
Kansas City
48 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is easily one of my favorite brunch places in KC. The food is great, the staff is friendly, and there's bottomless! Definitely going back. My only sadness is that winter is coming and we won't be able to sit on the patio much longer.

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ChelsCShells
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food overall is good. The only reason 4 star is the regular fries weren't that good and my veggie medley would have been better if it was more simple (just roasted veggies instead of adding feta and sharp flavors).

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JeremyS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Pretty weak all around. The place seems confused as to what it is trying to be from the menu, to the lighting, to the food quality. My wife said that it’s the Tomfooleries of the Crossroads district. We would not go back.

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, it was wonderful. Best burger in town!!!!

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ChristinaF
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Thought was a free birthday night but it wasn't. The food was a little over cooked, glad I had some cash in my pocket. The waitress so so sweet and nice

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vipVeggieT
Kansas City
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 : )

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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!

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CoreyW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We pleased with our entire experience. Food was excellent and drink menu had a lot to offer

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