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Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light District, Kansas City, MO

Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light District

4.3
4.3
97 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The best place to see live music in Kansas City is Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille! Step back in time and into the future all at the same time! With live music, craft cocktails, and a delectable menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (816) 601-4248

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to host your next event! EVENTS@JOHNNIESKC.COM

  • Private party contact

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light: (816) 601-4248

  • Neighborhood

    Kansas City

  • Cross street

    Main and 14th street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Train stop 1 block away

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Early seating

    Multiple dates available
    I understand the table must be vacated prior to the band starting at 7pm
  • Lounge Seating Away From Stage

    Multiple dates available
    Plush couches and swiveling modern lounge chairs, arranged around a table but slightly removed from the stagefront. Dinner and or drinks can be served at these seating options, placing your group in an ideal place to enjoy both the live music and group conversation.
  • Lounge Area near the Stage - Min. spend per hour

    $10.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    These comfortable couches and loungers offer the best seats in the house! Reserve these stagefront seating options to enjoy your dinner and drinks while ideally positioned to see and hear the BEST bands in Kansas City.

Offers

  • Early seating. Ending before band begins at 7pm

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - Thu - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Before music seating! Sometimes you need to focus on the conversation. Please understand we will need to table cleared before pm. 6:30 pm you are welcome to move to our bar at that time.

What 97 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Hot Spot

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Late Night Find

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Kansas City, MO

    Hot Spot

  • Kansas City, MO

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. SB

    SeanB

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As of this writing, they host a jazz event featuring east coast swing dancers and it's fantastic! Great bar and food, great music and fantastic jazz!

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded 3 days agoThank you so much for taking the time to write such an awesome review! We are so happy you enjoyed our swing dance night! We really hope to see you soon at our next event! 😀

  2. RG

    RachelG

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Johnnie’s is a mixed bag. The food was adequate, and our server was very nice. The issue was the staff was very disconnected and spread thin. Not worth the trip considering how many other their great options there are in the area. We rolled the dice, we lost.

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on September 13, 2022Rachel this is important feedback and we appreciate it. It's certainly not our intention to provide anything but the best service to our customers. We work hard to provide our customers with the best experience and hope you will give us another opportunity to demonstrate this.

  3. TO

    TerriO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the staff were awesome but out server Amber was fantastic! Will definitely return

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on September 13, 2022Terri we're delighted to hear about your experience! It's feedback like yours that reminds us why we do what we do. We'll be sure to share your experience with Amber and the rest of our team members as inspiration! See you next time!

  4. AK

    AlanKCMO

    Kansas City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great pre-concert meal with excellent service and great drinks. Because we had the concert we couldn’t stay for the band, but hearing them warming up, it sounded like we would have enjoyed it. I like the “reserved experience options” as that helps both the restaurant manage their guests and attendees enjoy the evening they expect.

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on September 13, 2022Alan thanks for the kind words! Hearing that your experience went well really makes our day. Our goal will always be to provide the best experience and we love knowing yours was no different. See you soon!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    This place is a trainwreck. We made a reservation and were quickly seated right next to the stage, which we liked. Fast forward 10 minutes and we are still sitting there...I asked my husband to go to the bar to see if we should order there as this was our first time at this establishment. Right when he went up to the bar a server came by and said she would grab some waters. 5 minutes later waters arrived and the server said she would BRB. 5 minutes later we were still waiting (20 minutes total) and we just decided to leave. I noticed the table next to us walked out and left most of their food, which was confusing, and just left me with a strange vibe. Although we were enjoying the music, the atmosphere is old and creepy and not in a cool way. It's inside the same building as a movie theater and seems really out of place. It's gross. We will not return.

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on September 6, 2022We truly apologize for the inconvenience. If you give us the chance, we would be happy to see you again and provide you with a better experience.

  6. DD

    DavidD

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great place to eat and drink before the concert at T-Mobile Center. The food was very good and not to noisy so we could talk.

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on September 6, 2022David thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us here at Johnnies. We hope to see you again soon! 😀

  7. F

    Fessup

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely seating not usually available made listening to talent comfortable.

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on September 6, 2022Fessup thank you so much for your review and rating. We are so glad you were comfortable while listening to the talent we have here at Johnnies. We look forward to seeing you again! :-)

  8. MJ

    MarkJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, music and drinks. Nice Atmosphere and the live show was superb!

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on September 6, 2022Mark we really do appreciate you taking the time to send us a review, and we are glad you enjoyed your visit here at Johnnies. We hope to see you soon!

  9. KS

    KathyS

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Not disappointed- taking out customers last minute, needed a place that takes reservations. Johnnie’s came up, and it looked interesting, but couldn’t confirm it’s quality with any of my KC friends. Wasn’t sure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised! The food was good- would recommend the nachos, and the fried chicken special as a TV dinner was a special treat! The 80’s band was AMAZING! What a voice! Plan to come back with my husband for a date night!

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on September 6, 2022Kathy we're delighted to hear about your experience, and that you truly enjoyed the 80's band. It's feedback like yours that reminds us why we do what we do. We hope to see you next time! 😀

  10. LT

    LaTanyaL

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our waitress had an emergency and had to leave. No one bothered to come back to remove all the plates after we were done eating. We wanted to order more drinks and popcorn. We had to finally ask another waitress. She took our paid signed receipts. Never came back. We then asked another waitress passing by to help us she said I'll get your waitress. She came back and said your waitress had to leave. Okay we knew that so you can't take our drink and popcorn order or at least remove the plates and bring to go boxes She did but was irritated. Other than that we did enjoy the food and entertainment.

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on September 6, 2022LaTanya this is important feedback and we appreciate it. It's certainly not our intention to provide anything but the best service to our customers. We work hard to provide our customers with the best experience and hope you will give us another opportunity to demonstrate this.

  11. AH

    AndrewH

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    A little unorganized, the food was not good. When the bar tender actually made the drinks and got them out on time they were good.

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on September 6, 2022Andrew thank you for your feedback. Allow me to apologize on behalf of our team. Customer happiness is important to us and we hope you will give us another chance in the future for a better experience.

  12. WM

    WayneM

    Kansas City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go a lot to the Johnnies in Liberty and its one of our favorite locales! We wanted to try this Johnnies before we were heading to the Midland. It took much longer to get our drinks and appetizers that we were used to (20 min). When our entrees arrived, the food was hot and pretty good. The band playing was Piaget and we really enjoyed the music. We want to come back to listen to more bands. Overall, we enjoyed our experience and am looking forward to returning.

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on September 6, 2022Wayne thanks for the awesome review. We appreciate you taking the time to check out Johnnies here at Main Street and really hope to see you back at our restaurant soon!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great food

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you so much for your review!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for 80’s movie trivia and a great time. The hosts were fun and engaging. The server was wonderful. The food was good. We will return!

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you so much for your great review! We are so happy you enjoyed our 80's movie trivia. We hope to see you again soon! 😀

  15. JM

    JulieM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We enjoyed the 80's night. They asked for request. They even came to our table several times and asked what songs we would like. I mentioned Manic Monday several times and they said they would definitely play that song. They never did the song.

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on September 6, 2022Julie we truly apologize for the inconvenience of your song request not being played. We ask that you give us the chance, we would be happy to see you again and provide you with a better experience.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We had a wonder time at Johnnie’s. It is our first time in Kansas City and I wanted my wife to experience some Kansas City jazz for our anniversary. The food was delightful, the drinks were great and the music was capturing. We had a great evening.

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on September 6, 2022Thanks for the kind words! Hearing that your experience went well really makes our day. Our goal will always be to provide the best experience and we love knowing yours was no different. We hope to see you again when you are back in town!

  17. TA

    TASTERS

    Yosemite

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Good jazz trio…friendly atmosphere Hard to find as it is in the B&B theater

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on September 6, 2022Thank you so much for your great review! We are so happy you enjoyed the band. We hope to see you again soon here at Johnnies! 😀

  18. J

    Jitterbug

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This is an amazing venue. There was an incredible live band. Bartenders are attentive.
  19. T

    Tricee

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vibe was great! My family and I enjoyed ourselves very much. Good food, good drinks and great music!
  20. RT

    RachelT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Wonderful place and amazing food! Customer service had potential, however due to presumable staff shortages, our server was overwhelmed. She forgot to place our order and then the order was wrong. We weren’t mad and they made it right without our asking. We get it - it happens. We will definitely be back!!

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you! We so appreciate the feedback! And we do apologize for the issues you experienced. Staff shortages are a very real issues these days.

  21. A

    Ashtyn

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    There are pros and cons of this restaurant experience.. Pros: If you would like lots of musical entertainment, as well as delicious food, this is the place to go! However, if you are there for more of a date night, I would recommend requesting to sit on the other side of the restaurant where you can’t see the stage, because the music is very loud. Cons: However, if you are in any sort of time crunch, it’s definitely not the place. The service was pretty poor and it seemed like there was absolutely no communication amongst the staff and that nobody was actually assigned to serve certain tables, because they were all pretty much roaming the whole restaurant.. The table service was very inconsistent, and we were there an hour before we ordered our dinner.

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for the feedback! We are continuing to work on training. We so appreciate your feedback and join us! We hope to see you again soon.

  22. SL

    SueL

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a great time, with wonderful music by Kim Keys and fantastic service from Liz! It was a bit loud at times, but otherwise fabulous!
  23. CM

    CarlM

    Kansas City

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing live Jazz, great food, drinks and atmosphere, and excellent service provided by Georgie!!👏🏻👍🏻

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light DistrictResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you!

  24. RR

    ReeRee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the customer service and the food. Prices were not bad at all
  25. AF

    AndrewF

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot and location. Enjoyed the food and entertainment! A must visit in KC.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Food very slow. Server kept forgetting stuff
  27. DC

    DanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great atmosphere with good good choices and wonderful music. Love the seating choices.
  28. A

    Anagrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The waiter and bar wait time is horrible. Bar staff takes a long time to prepare drinks and then it takes even longer for your drink to be brought to you-which means our drinks are watered down especially the on the rocks. Food was faster than the bar and it was good and fresh. Music was great!
  29. L

    Lulu

    Kansas City

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We love Johnnys Bar and Grill for a before show experience or simply to enjoy the ambiance and music on stage. We had a fun time and service got us our dinners and out the door to our next venue.
  30. SE

    SteveE

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, great music! Side of fries $5 is enough for 4! The live music started early- jazz trio just right for conversation in the high tops away from the stage. Serious listeners in the lounge seats up front. Liz our server got it right with multiple substitutions on food! Unique drinks as well.
  31. M

    Megs

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fun place to bring your friends! I would definitely do it again.
  32. W

    Wendy

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recently went on their monthly drag night and it was fabulous! Usually when you watch a drag show the queens will lip-synch, but the queens in the show all sang and they were amazing! this is a great place to go for some entertainment and wonderful food, I really enjoyed it.
  33. CM

    CarlM

    Kansas City

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful addition to KC's Power and Light District! Live Jazz, great cocktails and delicious food; classy but not pricey. So glad B & B Theaters took over this space and made it their own. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
  34. D

    Disnerd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We picked Johnnie's because of the art deco ambiance and to hear the live music. The people there are super friendly and the music was great. We had a wonderful time.
  35. PM

    PamM

    San Antonio

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had been to this location years ago and it was still fabulous as we remember. Great food, service and of course the music was a definite hit! Highly recommend!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amber was our amazing server. Had a blast with her. The voice of Delynia Jannell and the music of her ensemble was amazing. Got seated right away. 10/10 would do again.
  37. KS

    KristinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was pleasant and helpful, the food was delicious. We were there for dinner before a movie and enjoyed the music at a low enough volume to enjoy conversation.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    Service was great. Worst chicken quesadillas I have ever had. Music was amazing.
  39. TL

    TimothyL

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful performance and great food and service for being so busy. Lively and fun. Nice experience.
  40. PA

    PatriciaA

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great band - Boogie Nights!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light District offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 601-4248.

Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light District is rated 4.3 stars by 97 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light District

1400 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64105-2166

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main and 14th street

  • Neighborhood

    Kansas City

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Train stop 1 block away

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (816) 601-4248

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to host your next event! EVENTS@JOHNNIESKC.COM

  • Private party contact

    Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille at The Power and Light: (816) 601-4248

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