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The J Bar - Olathe, KS

3.7
136 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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The J Bar culinarians believe that preparing food that delights guests is something not to be taken lightly - and is a task that should require effort and dedication. In other words, we Cook Tough. That means a chef driven, culinary experience that requires thinking outside the box. It’s edgy, adventurous, and visual. In other words, it’s tough, not easy. We are a gastro bar, with superior mixology, wine and craft beer selection. Located inside the Embassy Suites Olathe hotel, a the intersection of K10 & Ridgeview.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sat & Sun 4:00pm- 11:00pm
Lunch Sun-Sat : 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Mon-Fri: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Bar open late.
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Phone number
(913) 353-9335
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Pete Kiger
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Catering
Let us bring The J Bar experience to you! Our chefs and event team will work to create a catering menu suitable for your needs, please contact us directly for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
K 10
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Parking details
Private lot available for parking.
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Entertainment
Live Music on the second floor urban terrace.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 136 People Are Saying
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3.7  based on recent ratings
3.7
food
3.7
service
4.0
ambience
3.5
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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troutdude (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

my wife and I had a very late lunch here during work week. Great food, and not busy at all. Service was first rate.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Last two visits had very poor service which is unfortunate because it is a nice place with good food.

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LeawoodRam (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was OK. place was dead. No customers....really odd. bartender was good.

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Stevie (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

A surprising find for my mom and me today! Who knew the Olathe Convention Center had such a cool place for drinks and eats! You need to advertise this place more.

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AlexK (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and love the atmosphere!

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Jayy (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

We enjoyed a nice family get together. Food was great.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

There was a little confusion when we first arrived. It was New Years Eve, they were busy. Soon the confusion disappeared. The service was good, timely. The food was very tasty and I would consider reasonably priced. Unique entrees. My wife and I agree we will return to try some of the other items on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Cocktails were outstanding and our waiter as well. My strip sirloin was OK, but not the quality I expected from the J-Bar - it was a little tough and looked more like a cut of steak you would find at a chain bar & grill. But it was also only $23 so perhaps my expectations for a hand cut steak were too high, but nonetheless, I'll not order a strip steak their again. My wife had the steak tacos and they were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

It was under staffed, took 30 min to get water and never got a menu

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vipAlani (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

It was an average experience. The food was good but not great. The servers were super friendly. It was a nice quiet place to grab a bite.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

This has been popping up on my searches a lot lately and thought I would give it a try. The food was good. This is a hotel restaurant but they did a good job with solid offerings and nice service.
We made a meal of several different appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Never write a perfect review, but this comes about as close to that as can be without sounding fake. My wife and I enjoyed our visit for lunch on our anniversary and we will be coming back frequently year after year.

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meandi (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Great service, great food, nice place for a date and a visually appealing bar

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Casey was our server and he was incredible! Super friendly, helpful with food and drink recommendations. He was very attentive and speedy with service. The food was excellent. We both had steaks that were juicy and done correctly. Drinks were excellent too. This is a restaurant inside the hotel and convention center but it never felt like it.

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Notsospecialnight (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

It was clear that they were understaffed. The food was mediocre, and the atmosphere was cold and unwelcoming. We won’t be planning on going back.

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vipplazalover (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Lovely place, second visit, wanted to give it another try. Good waiter, very personable. Food was disappointing at best. Entrée salad was listed as green salad, instead iceberg lettuce, many brown unappetizing chunks, no flavor at all. Tortilla soup saved the meal, very good. Date ordered the special, again dinner salad was disappointing, fish was good, not great. We asked about dinner rolls, $5 for four very plain, rolls....really? I ordered the chicken originally, but was told it hasn't been available for 4 months, still on the menu!

We might try this place again for happy hour, but never for dinner. Really too bad, great ambiance and staff, chef needs improvement.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

The service was horrible.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Great everything except for the meal, not worth the $$

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
1.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Service was horrible and music was distorted I will not go back here

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

The atmosphere was great - we sat on the outside terrace. The food was okay but needed more seasoning (avocado eggroll). Margarita Flat was lacking in toppings and was too thin and crispy for my taste; not much to it for the price. However, the Calamari fries were very good. The drinks were strong, but just so-so tasting. I feel the prices are far too high for the quality of food. The service was not good, but I think we had a new server.

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Ashlee (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

Bad service, granted it was obvious they were short staffed. Very understanding of this however our server continued to forget to bring our drinks and completely forgot and lost our food order. Waited over an hour to find this out after we inquired about the whereabouts of our meal. Was very apologetic and polite about it and mentioned the manager would do something to make it right. Said manager possibly delivered our food to our table?? He never mentioned his name and/or position but asked hesitantly if 'all was good' which was pretty obvious he was fishing to see if we would be asking for a discount. At the time we said yes because we were starving and thrilled to have food in front of us. No discount was given and even though we probably could have demanded this, it was not worth the wait or hassle by this point. Our occasion for being there was reuniting with old friends and the several mishaps leading up to this was already making the event less enjoyable therefore we decided to cut our loss and pay full price just to get out of there. Will say I've been here previous to this visit and everything including service was great then.

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vipFoodies4Friends (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

Unfortunate experience. Patio view is awesome! But, stood by a dirty table almost 10 minutes while manager walked by me several times as did waiters. I finally took dirty dishes to bar. Bartender handed me a towel to wipe our own table off.
Band was so loud everyone starting moving to back of patio. We were at one of the farthest tables and strained to hear our friends. The band said from the stage they noticed the largest applause was when they said they were taking a break!
Waiter never brought our 2nd round of drinks. Friend ordered old fashion and got a beer. Never brought one of the salads, not even after reminding him. My steak was "blue rare"... suppose to be medium rare. Re-fired same steak and came back well done and mealy.
Manager did take steak off bill (I didn't even eat 2 bites) He also bought desserts for us. (which were very good)
The view was the best part to share with friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

Really enjoyed the roof top bar. Apps were good, and the bourbon mules were outstanding. Service was quick and attentive. The food came out quick, hot and tasty. The ambiance was top notch, weather was great and the live music was nice. Will go again soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was fantastic! The burgers were perfect and the cheesesteak egg rolls were especially delicious. The wait staff very pleasant. However, the host either thought he was too good for us or hates his job.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

Hostess took about 10 min to come to her station. Had a reservation for dining room but wanted to sit on roof. She sent us up saying there were tables there. There were not. First come first serve system for tables made it frustrating being there for dinner. But waiter was very courteous, music was great and a beautiful night. Food is good.

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Delighted2 (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

We had a delightful dinner with excellent food! Added to that was the exquisite service we received from Chrystal. She was friendly and efficient. She was attentive yet not hovering. We will definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
1.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

We really never ate anything. Ordered an appetizer and drinks. Got out drinks but after 45 minutes of waiting for appetizers with server checking on us once and band loud and off key we decided to leave. Manager did comp us our beverages.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on June 27, 2017

It was a mediocre experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

Everything was great except for they didn't have the item on the menu that I wanted. I had to order something else. Also, the Creme Brûlée was mediocre.

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