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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
Parking is horrible, good luck finding a space, also we were seated next to a outside door in zero degree weather and it was very uncomfortable. Food was good, service was great (Matthew) our server was very friendly and helpful. If it wasn't for the parking issues, we would go back.
We had an extraordinary meal! I had salmon with a farro risotto...truly the best risotto I have ever had not to mention the salmon. My husband had an Anjou roasted pork that was fork tender with flavor to match. We topped off our meals with a salted caramel pudding that was to die for. Our waiter, Jed, was an interesting, entertaining and an attentive fella. We will definitely go back!
We were definitely forgotten about as we were there for just shy of 3 hours, not entirely of our own accord, (a party of 4). When they realized someone made a mistake at some point, they gave us a round of drinks on the house, though it was presented in a really weird way. My food, the Canton Pasta, was horribly underwhelming and my husband only got half of his entree. We were also given a glass of wine and an order of meatballs that none of us ordered, both items were taken away promptly, and we were then charged for the wine and the plate of meatballs at the end of the night. (We did let them know they messed up our bill in that regard and it was fixed of course). We were just super bummed about our experience there overall.
Went there for a major birthday celebration with family during the holidays. The cocktails are top notch (try the not-too-sweet Tryst) and the overall atmosphere was excellent. I don't recommend the Nashville Chicken--very ordinary but I would recommend the Pork Shanks and the Jacobson Burger very highly. It was an extremely cold night but we were seated toward the back so that the drafts weren't too bad. The only negative was the service---unenthusiastic about the menu and could not really provide any guidance when asked; very abrupt and basically disinterested. It was NOT a busy night, probably about 40% full so I think the service level should have at least reflected the menu prices. I would, however, go back just to have the Brulee Goat Cheese and Balsamic Grape Appetizer!
I was not impressed this time. I went for brunch on Sunday and loved it. It was my twins birthday and they were disappointed it was Dec 18th when we went. We were not offered a dessert had to ask for one. Our water glasses were not refilled without asking. It wasn't crowded. My son go the squid and it was awful. For what we paid it wasn't worth it
Ambience is awesome (A+++), and food is excellent. Love this place.
Besides difficulty in finding parking, the only negative was our waitstaff person who was not very personable or friendly at all and acted as if the last thing he wanted was to be there waiting on us. All six of us at the table remarked about his sour demeanor. Uncomfortable. Otherwise, a good experience.
Should have been a better experience... All the tools were there to make this a unique and delicious experience. Unfortunately the card were miss dealt with us on multiple occasions and it truly put a damper on our experience. The food is really good and it is a very lively and unique place. The cocktails are amazing. Just wish our experience had been better on a service standpoint.
We went to the Jacobson for dinner when we were in KC for a Chiefs game the following day. The atmosphere was lively and upscale casual. I had the plank salmon and my daughter, a vegetarian, had the vegan lasagna. We both enjoyed our meals very much. It seemed like a great place for having dinner with friends or for a date night.
The first impression was a bit rocky; an odd experience with the hostess greeting us. We had reservations or we may have just opted out at the front desk . . . We didn’t and we were very happy we stayed.
John, our waiter quickly changed the somber beginning . He was extremely knowledgeable of the location, the menu, the kitchen and readily offered recommendations when we asked. All of his recommendations were spot-on. Thanks John, for such great service and wonderful food.
The signature cocktails are great . . . I had ‘the Brooklyn’, a unique take on a bourbon drink with black walnut accent - very good. . . A take on what Harry Truman would have liked back in the day. The apetitizers, entrees and desserts were ‘out of this world’ good. Proportions were large and could be shared around the table for the foodie crowd.
A wonderful little gem that we nearly left because of a couple of thoughtless people. That would have been our mistake. We will be back and we will share with others. A great place when in Kansas CityCrossroads District. Definitely worth the drive.
We had a table of four and everyone ordered something different, all four meals were fantastic. It is a great atmosphere for a Saturday brunch and I will look forward to the patio seating on warm days. I thought the bottled wine prices were a bit steep but other than that, this was one of the best lunch spots I've been to in a while.
Our experience at the Jacobson was just ok -- good, but not great. When I booked our reservation, I asked for a standard table, not a high top. We were seated at a high top. Our table was right in the flow of traffic near the bar to the point that people kept brushing my dining partner's chair. We were also celebrating my dining partner's birthday which I included in the reservation and told our server but her birthday was not really acknowledged. We had the meatball appetizer and the meatball came out lukewarm. We told our server but she didn't offer to replace it. We both ordered the Nashville chicken. It came out with a sauce drizzled over the top that set my mouth on fire. I'm ok with spicy but it wasn't what I was expecting based on the menu description and our server didn't mention it either. We were each served an anemic wing and thigh. For the price, I was expecting more chicken. I will have to say, the chicken was well cooked with a crispy outer coating and very tender meat. Finally, our dining experience was prior to heading to the theater. We told our server that upfront and she did a good job of time management so we could get to the theater on time. Unfortunately, she gave us the wrong ticket which was almost double the cost of ours so that took a little extra time to sort out. With all of the wonderful places to dine in KC, I'm not sure we will go back.
We had a fabulous meal at the Jacobson with dear friends. The appetizers were delicious and unique. The drinks were tasty and our meal was very good. Normally, specials are mentioned and no one mentioned specials to us that evening but it was still a good choice and we were happy with our evening and being able to hear each other have a conversation.
The meal was terrible. Steak was cold when served. One meal was wrong. They served us the wrong bottle of wine and tried to charge us the higher price with the explanation they were out of the one we ordered. They did not ask or tell us this. Will not go back.
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