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.
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
Mingle Mondays 3 - Close
Tiki Tuesdays 3 - Close
Wine Wednesday 3 - Close
Flask Thursday 3 - Close
Brunch Saturday 11-3 and Sunday 11-3
I love the Jacobson! For older adults who may need glasses to read the menu, the combination of low lighting and small print was difficult for my guest this past Sunday and something that I noticed before (another occasion with my husband). Perhaps a “large print menu” will help your guest to see ALL of the wonderful menu items.
My friend and I had a nice big booth to sit in. The food was great and it allowed
Great meal and service overall. Only had difficulties when it came to splitting the check. That ended up being more difficult than it needed to be.
Jacobson was not up to par on our last venture. The food was ok and they were out of a lot of the meals on the menu. I am thinking it was a glitch as we usually have quite good meals there. Our server, Michael, was very good!
Perfect experience as usual!
We had a wonderful time. The food was excellent.
Was there for Sunday brunch. The restaurant wasn’t crowded but got sat close to 4 ladies having brunch and the bottomless bellinis were flowing. They were there well before us and were there when we left and the noise was astounding. Overall the place was noisy but these ladies had too much. Food was mediocre. For the cost I would go to majestic or Webster house first.
I had been to the Jacobson on 1 other occasion and remembered it as being a nice place with good food. My experience this time was not so great. We had an early dinner seating 6pm. The restaurant was NOT even 1/4 full. A few at the bar and a few at tables. We were a table of 4. We ordered a bottle of wine for drinks. The server seemed distracted with a bachelor party that was coming in. He asked if we had questions but didn’t really tell us about any specialty drinks the restaurant is known for. When ordering dinner, I tried to order 3 different things and was immediately denied with responses like that’s not on the menu anymore, I’ve had that item sent back twice already I wouldn’t get that and I don’t Lke that kind of steak. He definitely was not a salesman. He was attentive to refilling our glasses with water or wine. Our food did come out in a timely fashion but I definitely overpaid for my meal of roasted cauliflower at $16.50 which had so little taste I kept adding g salt. Wont be going back.
Made the reservation a few days before, but was not informed about a private party that was being held until we arrived. We were seated in an overflow room in the back somewhere. It was very noisy and only ok ambience. There were only a few diners, so someone could have called to let us know this. Made a mistake in the name of the wine I ordered, and the waiter handed me a pair of reading glasses (inappropriate). We received our food which was ok. Then, as soon as one of our party finished, the waiter snatched his plate. It’s just rude to clear plates before everyone is finished eating. I had noted on the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday (and we were opening presents too), and nothing was even mentioned. All in all, this was not a great evening.
Restaurant was very quiet on a Saturday night. We enjoyed our meal but felt that $20 was expensive for a salad w salmon on top.
One reason we chose the Jacobson was their website advertised on multiple pages that it had a Father's Day special. It did not. I feel the website was misleading (false advertising). For this reason alone we will not return. We had 4 different entrees and they were all just average.
On top of how great the food was, our server Matt was phenomenal. He was laid back but super attentive—never letting a drink go too long before being topped off. Definitely hope to have him in the future.
Our waiter was excellent and we loved everything
Delicious food, great service, easy parking (on a Friday at 6pm!), BUT noise level too loud for us.
We usually love this place but this was the worst experience by far we ever had. Never had this server before but after ordering bottomless mimosas, he disappeared. I had to go find him to get a refill. He was simply absent and hardly ever stopped by. The table next to us complained as well including the fact that there food was cold. This dude was slo mo and the some.
Loud, hot, took forever to order and longer for our food to arrive and even longer for us to pay. Food was overpriced and bland. Will not be returning
Fantastic food, service and cocktails. Highly recommended
Overall the experience was meh. The service started off well then tapered off. The food was pretty bland, except for the cheese and charcuterie board. Those were legit! The drinks that we ordered seemed a bit watered down, but that may be because the ice had melted. Would like to give this another shot, but I don’t know if we will.
2 of 4 items ordered were not available. Kitchen was very slow and therefore took 3 hours to have dinner. Server made efforts to accommodate the other shortcomings.
Thanks for a great meal! We will definitely be back!
This used to be in my favorites for opentable. I just removed it. Not sure what's going on. New management, new chef? Not sure, but the quality of the food has changed. My potatoes were bland, wifes mac n cheese needed seasoning and I was given a flank steak when I ordered the KC strip. Not that I received the wrong thing but when you tell me I got the strip is where you lose points. I eat, cook and love steaks. You can tell. Sadly this has been heading this way for a while. My wife and I have kept trying to give it chances but now I have to try another. Maybe I'll be back one day. Used to be five stars all day everyday.
Great service! The service made up for how bland the food was. I wouldn’t recommend this place for eating but only for drinks.
Out of waffles at end of Mother’s Day. Great service though
I had gone on their website prior to our visit to see what gf items they had. After being seated at our table a special menu was given to us and we were told absolutely no changes could be made off the limited menu. I asked what was gluten free and the waiter checked with the kitchen and told me only one item was available to me. I wasn’t interested in my one option so we left.
I cannot imagine a more awful experience on Mother’s Day.
The inside of the restaurant was empty yet they seated us outside in the blazing sun and refused to move us until we found a manager. Salads (Simple) did not come for over an hour. While all of was bad, it was the hostess who epitomized rudeness. When we asked the manager finally- after server refused-if we could move, he sent a Hostess whose rudeness was so bad we honestly thought she might be joking. No apologies were issued. We won’t be back
Loved being there for Sunday Brunch before attending the K.C. Ballet. Our server was very attentive, sorry but I don't remember his name. My daughter has been there before but I had not so it was a treat for me. I have heard good comments from friends who have eaten there and many that have enjoyed the patio.
Very very disappointed. Pretty much ruined our mother’s day outing. Poor food. Short staffed. Misinformation. Took forever to get appetizers and meal. Will be contacting Michael Werner Wonderful waitress. Felt sorry for her.
Ok. But seemed very disorganized for mothers day. Weren't taking walk ins even though place was 2/3 empty. No menu adjustments. We showed on time for rez but took 20 minutes to seat - things like that.
We went for Mother's Day brunch and found a very limited menu, not even Eggs Benedict for brunch? The food was ok. The bottomless mimosas were great and boozy, the servers in the Center room were fantastic. The Center Room is a beautiful space. Great spaces, normally a great menu, maybe it was drastically limited because of Mother's day.
I’ve been here a few times for lunch, dinner, and drinks. All the times I’ve been were great. We went for mother’s day at brunch time. It was just okay. They opened at 11 and our reservations were at 11:15. We were seated promptly despite the long line that already formed outside the restaurant upon opening. The only problem was that they only have 4 high chairs so by the time they got to us we were not able to get one which made our brunch experience a little dificult with our one year old. Service was okay. We ordered promptly but our food seemed to take a while to come out. We also waited a long time for our check and to pay when we were ready. Again all other experiences have been great. But this particular one left a bad taste in my mouth.
I've previously had positive experiences at The Jacobson, so I was hesitant to write a review. However, I think it is important for management to know about our experience so that they can make adjustments for future holidays. We went for Mothers Day and had an 11am brunch reservation. When we arrived, there was a long line to get it into the restaurant, as they opened at 11. So, although we had an 11 o'clock reservation, we were not seated until 1115 because we had to wait in line. They should've had someone asking to had 11 o'clock reservations, and seated them first. It just seems as if they weren't ready for the crowd. Our server is doing the best she could to get our drinks and food orders. It took a very long time to receive our food. A few of us had the chicken and waffles, which was just ok because all of our waffles were grossly over cooked to the point of being hard. My son had to be at work, so we didn't complain as we were on a time crunch. But it was a little disappointing. Needless to say, I don't think I will ever return for Mother's Day brunch but I will probably return to have a drink on the patio.
I took my mom here for a special mother’s day dinner and we will not be coming back. The restaurant was out of an appetizer we wanted (the snapper tater tots) and a meal two of us wanted (the roasted cauliflower.) The service was incredibly slow, which was the kitchen’s fault not the wait staff. The wait staff tried to make up for it with a free dessert but that didn’t improve the overall experience. After waiting at least 45 minutes for our appetizers we had barely eaten them when the kitchen server tried to set down our meals without clearing out appetizer plates. It was ridiculous. Had we not insisted our appetizer plates be cleared there would have been no room for the dinner plates. The food was just okay. Nothing special. And guess what, my seafood cioppino came with cauliflower. So, explain to me why they couldn’t prepare the roasted cauliflower meal? Despite the inside where we were seated being nearly empty we had to wait at least 15-20 minutes for our free dessert and we wished we hadn’t even agreed to it. To top it off, the restaurant couldn’t validate our parking despite its name being on th he parking lot sign. They tried to explain that they had requested the decal be removed, but it just topped off an all-around mediocre experience.
Food was good and server knowledgeable. Tried multiple appetizers and entrees with the oyster mushrooms and mac and cheese with Nashville chicken our favorites
Our past experience with the Jacobson was outstanding. Something has happened since the last time we were here. The food that was presented was very different than the representation on the menu. The food was overcooked and bland. Our wine by the glass was presented in a can with a straw. So disappointing since we don’t get a lot of opportunities to eat out. Our service however was outstanding.
Made a reservation for first Friday and put a note on the Rez but was still given indoor seating. The food was sub par and the server couldn’t hear anything we said.
It was our first time at the Jacobson, and most definitely our last. We were celebrating a special occasion and were seated outside on the patio. The patio is a great atmosphere, however our server Misha was horrible. We sat at our table, without service, watching her interact with other servers and stand around.. We ended up having to order with the manager, ask for silverware from the food runner, and our plates were cleared by a different staff member. As someone who works in the service industry as a server, I saw all the previous negative reviews on the Jacobson but wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt. Previous reviews were spot on - awful service, mediocre food. We do not plan on going back to the Jacobson nor do we recommend it to anyone. After having a bad experience at the Jacobson, we ended up walking to Rockhill Grille for drinks and dessert - which was fantastic and highly recommended.
Love this place, first time I took my guests and they loved it as well. Nice area in the KC Crossroads.
Ambience was great. Sat at the bar, bartender and drinks were great. Biggest complaint food took about an hour and a half from time I ordered. They did say they had new kitchen staff but still.
We were seated at 12:30 pm for lunch and ordered at 12:40 pm. Our food did not come out until 1:40 pm. I don’t think it would have come out that quickly if we had not asked twice where our food was. They didn’t place our order until we asked the second time at 1:15 pm how much longer it would be. We know this because we heard them yell our order to the kitchen. One member of our party had to leave and take his food to go because he was late for his next meeting. The venue was not full and we were given the explanation that the kitchen got backed up. We received one apology when they gave us our bill with a 25% discount. The food is good but the lack of service and thoughtfulness for customers based on the type of restaurant this was supposed to be was disappointing. I will not recommend this restaurant to friends or colleagues. Which is a shame since I used to like this place.