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About The Jacobson
Kansas City, MO 64108
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.
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 (unfortunately, we do not validate for garage parking at this time)There are additional paid and free parking lots nearby.
yes... walking distance from light-rail station
Restauranteur, Michael Werner
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, 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
In the summer, this place is probably great...but on a cold March evening it was just average. The food was fine, but not "award winning" as stated in the menu. The staff was helpful and very willing to do whatever was needed to make the experience great. Unfortunately, the food just didn't match the atmosphere inside. The cocktails, on the other hand, were great. So if we needed a place to grab a drink on a patio in May, this might be an option.
The food was excellent and the service was perfect! The goat cheese stuffed meatballs and brussel sprouts were 5 stars! Husband got the mixed seafood dish and he said it was amazing. Cozy, not too crowded and look forward to coming back for the patio. We'll be back!
Last Saturday had to wait 25 min past our reservation time. They said it was because the kitchen was behind. Service was okay the place was busy. Great drinks and the shrimp /crab baked dip was delicious. The entrees were horribly over cooked, dry salmon and dry out pork you had to eat while taking a drink because it was to dry. It looked like they were short staffed and the waiter took the. Outlet of wine from our table before it was empty, my husband had to ask for it back , and the reply was I am glad I didn’t dump it out. Really!
Have been to Jacobson many times and had great experience. This experience left much to be desired. An exhaust fan in the kitchen was working so the entire restaurant was a cloud of smoke. Waitress told us after sitting down that kitchen was short staffed and that food prep would take longer than normal. This would not have been an issue, but food was not cooked correctly as they were in a rush. My burger was charred on outside and medium rare on inside. Took an hour to get get the meal so did not have time to have them recook plus due to the smoke did not want to stay any longer than necessary.
Will I return - yes, but mgmt should do a better job of managing issues.
This was the second time we dined with the Jacobson. Our first experience was wonderful, but unfortunately this time was not. We were seated in the second room, I believe called ‘The Central’ instead of the main restaurant area. While this is a neat space we were just a party of 2 and seated back in this room with 3 large parties of at least 10+, making it very loud and difficult to have a conversation over dinner. Also this room was terribly under-staffed and it seemed our waitress had non stop issues as she spent most of our time there standing at the computer at the bar, leading to delays with our drinks, checks, to-go boxes and other requests. The food was amazing, but unfortunately the experience left a bit to be desired.
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.
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