The J Bar - Olathe, KS

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The J Bar serves new American cuisine with foodie flair – blending fresh ingredients in unexpected ways. Sip on a glass of wine, craft beer or an expertly crafted cocktail from our mixology menu. Savor your meal in our restaurant or bar – or – take it outside to The J Bar’s patio, the perfect spot to listen to live music, have a drink after work, Socialize with friends or entertain business clients.

Sip. Savor. Socialize. The J Bar is your destination for work or play. We can’t wait to see you for your next meal, special occasion or just a case of the Mondays.


Located inside the Embassy Suites Olathe hotel, a the intersection of K10 & Ridgeview.
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3.3based on recent ratings
3.4
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3.3
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3.7
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3.2
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BD
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The hostess was not there, she finally arrived and had cleaning supplies in her hands. She took our name and said she had to clear some tables first.
She seated us and our server came over. She was very helpful with finding all dishes to accommodate my celiac disease. She took our drink order. Returned and took our dinner order. Didn’t see her again until she asked if we wanted to see the dessert menu!!
No, we’d like to have dinner first, it’s been an hour!! Dinner arrived and it was cold, dry, burnt, not good!!
Seemed as though they were short staffed-it was Valentine’s Night!!

ML
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Geat service, food and atmosphere. The price is very priced based on the good quality of food. My wife and I had a great Valentine's Day dinner!

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on February 17, 2020

Matthew thank you for the kind words and spending the special holiday with us. So happy to hear you enjoyed everything! We hope to dine with you again!

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TJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

How disappointing to spend Valentine's Day frustrated. Seated actually a little early and then it all went down hill from there. 7-8 minutes to have a person finally approach our table and it was only the busboy delivering water. Finally 10 minutes in and we were just about to walk out, the waiter comes to our table. Drinks are ordered, my Tanqueray and tonic is delivered in about 10 minutes but no sign of my wife's wine. "The bar is backed up" we are told by waiter. Food arrives very quickly and is cold, guessing they had plates prepared and under a heat lamp or something and to top it off my "Gaucho Steak" isn't what they bring, rather the special Trio Medallion Filet. I keep it just to keep moving forward. Lastly we ordered desert, S'mores mini tarts and lime cheesecake for my wife. Several minutes later he comes back and tells us they are out of the s'mores. I'll bring you anything else on the house. No thanks preferably the check. During our painful 1-1/2 hours, we saw two different tables near us leave, one because no one ever came to their table and the second had something to do with their order and it was going to be 30 minutes they were told to get what they wanted. They abruptly left with a fond memory of Valentines 2020

SR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Went Valentine’s Day. Reservations at 7:30z. We’re sat quickly but service lacked from there. From waiting for drinks, bread, appetizers and entree. We were there for almost 2 hours from seating to check due to how slow it was. Food was good but was on the colder side due to the waits coming out.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on February 17, 2020

Shannon thank you for the feedback I will be sure to share with management. My sincere apologies for the service, but I do appreciate you bringing to our attention. I hope you will consider dining with us again.

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H
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience1

This is the third time I've been here and it just has gone steadily downhill. I thought I was an episode of Hee Haw. You know, The Doubletree in Overland Park has a restaurant. That's awesome. Trofli, much better.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. I will be sure to share with management and the culinary team.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You are at the mercy of a hotel guests at J Bar and apparently there was some youth soccer event and there were lots of pre-teens in the restaurant. Makes it less romantic and more noisy than usual.

B
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Great food, but not a romantic atmosphere. We made the mistake of reserving a table for Valentine's Day which happened to fall on a Friday this year. The high-ceiling lobby with its hard floors amplified the noise from lots of youth soccer players who were apparently in town for a weekend tournament. The J Bar serves as a great place for parents to order drinks while their kids move about the lobby socializing, but definitely not a good place for couples to have a quiet meal together.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on February 17, 2020

Bruce thank you for the feedback I will be sure to share with management. I am disappointed you did not have a good experience, but happy to know you enjoyed your meal. Thank you again.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great ambience. We had the avocado egg rolls to start and devoured them.

DB
Kansas City
116 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

J Bar is hit and miss. Depends on the day. The winter old fashioned is usually a great drink but today it was poor. Needs more consistency.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I have shared your review with management and the bar team. I appreciate you bringing to our attention. I do hope you will give us another try soon. Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our first visit. The service was extremely slow and not good at all. My boyfriend's drink was never refilled (nor asked to get a refill), we grabbed silverware from another table as none was on our table, another dish was brought to our table. My meal to arrive was very late, while my boyfriend received his. The waitress came by and asked if everything was tasting alright (I didn't have my food yet), didn't say anything about my missing entree. We overheard other tables being unhappy about the service as well. We will not be returning

SB
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Used to really like the J Bar. Food is good but the service is spotty. Salad came out with entree and manager comped part of the meal. I would have preferred just better overall service!

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on January 2, 2020

Stacy thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am sorry to hear about your recent experience. I have addressed with management and appreciate you letting us know. I do hope you will be willing to give us another try. Thank you.

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D
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at J Bar. The ravioli was so yummy! My husband asked for a medium-rare steak and it came out medium well but the sauce gave it good flavor so he wasn’t terribly unhappy about it. Service was great! Would definitely go again!

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on November 14, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and posting your great feedback. We apologize for the overcooked steak - next time we would be happy to prepare a new one. We appreciate you letting us know so we can use as a learning tool. We hope to see you again soon!

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r
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Odd night for them. We started out at the upper bar and were too busy for the staff. Moved inside due to storm.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on October 1, 2019

Russ, thank you for dining with us an taking the time to post your feedback. We will be sure to address issues with service with our team. We hope you give us another try soon!

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WL
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinners! Great flavors, quick service, relaxed atmosphere. Delicious! Thank you for a lovely night!

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful 5-star review!

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KC
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was surprised to drive up & find out that The J Bar is inside the Embassy Suites Hotel. The location was very attractive to teenagers dressed for their Home Coming dance & their photographer parents. Our experience improved when that crowd moved on. My Thai flatbread was delicious. One of my companions looked for something chocolate on the dessert menu, but didn't find any options.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on September 25, 2019

Karen, thank you for dining with us and providing your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Just don’t go. We were the second table in the entire place and couldn’t get drink refills and order our food in a timely manner. None of the food had any flavor. Our food came out with ingredients/sides missing. We will definitely NOT be going back.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on September 19, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to post your feedback. We are so sorry to hear your experience was so poor. Please know we have addressed these unacceptable service issues with our entire team to ensure this does not happen again.

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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great view. Patio was very enjoyable.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review! We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

They messed up our order cause they have two menus and apparently they stopped serving the dish that we ordered but haven’t changed the menu. Typically this type of screw up is comped, but no such luck for us.

Also noted we were celebrating our birthdays but that didn’t get us anything either which is unusual.

b
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We went there for burger week to try their burger and sat out on the rooftop patio. The service and view were great but we ordered our burger-week burger well done and it was way over cooked.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on July 30, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and providing your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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JY
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We went to JBar for the KC Burger week. Their prime rib burger was fantastic and it was a gorgeous evening for alfresco dining. It did take a little long to get served but other than that I would highly recommend JBar.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on July 30, 2019

Julia, thank you for dining with us and providing your rating. We hope to see you again soon!

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HW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

When we arrived, it took several minutes to be greeted. We were in full view of a server and bartender. We were also the only customers in the restaurant for the lengthy duration of our meal. We had to push together our own tables to accommodate our group of 8, though we made reservations. We waited on our food for over an hour and our server was pretty non-existent, she didn't offer refills or check to see if the food was to our liking. I used to work for Heart of America and have always been a big fan. I will continue to frequent other locations but this experience was a pretty big disappoint for us and our guests who were trying out the JBar for the first time.

SS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

My 2 friends and I arrived at 7 for our happy hour reservation. There was plenty of available seating; we didn't need to make a reservation. One drink was delivered to the wrong person, and another was delivered as the wrong drink altogether. Twice. The food was good, but not very hot by the time it arrived. It was very slow service, especially as the place was pretty empty. There was no compensation for the incorrect drinks, or the wait. I will not recommend this place to anyone, nor will I plan to revisit. Happy hour should also extend to 7 pm, as half the city can't make it to Olathe by 6 pm to take advantage of the happy hour specials.

C
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was OK. Overpriced for the overall quality. Rooftop bar was fun and would recommend for drinks.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on July 22, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to post your rating. We are sorry to hear you were not completely satisfied with your experience. We take our guests' feedback very seriously and will be sure to review with our entire team.

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VD
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Salmon I ordered was great as usual. Her order of wings were pretty dry.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on June 17, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and providing your feedback. We will be sure to address with our culinary team to get this corrected going forward. We hope to see you again soon!

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J
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Wedding anniversary (noted this when made resrtvation) We were one of 5 tables dining. Dining disturbed due to waitress dropoed and broke water glasses at nearby table. Manager attend to that table ... he did not walk around to greet any other tables. The food looked better platted than it tasked. My chicken was dry to point difficult to eat...salad had vinegary taste .. no flavor. Wine glass was not clean...has to send back...2nd pour had sediment. $70 wasted. We use to rave to others about this restaurant. Based on this event experience we will never return.

RG
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mothers day brunch was awesome!

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on May 20, 2019

Robin, thank you for the wonderful recommendation!

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RM
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Very good Mother's Day Brunch. The food really stood out. Service was okay.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on May 17, 2019

Ray, thank you for the great review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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CA
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Preston was very pleasant and a great server.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on May 14, 2019

Craig, thank you for the wonderful 5-star review!

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L
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

If you go to the J bar don't expect much in the way of full meals. Most of their menu was appetizers and small bites. My husband and I ordered 2 appetizers, a cup of soup, and a burger to share and we had enough to eat.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on May 1, 2019

Luv2eat, thank you for dining with us and providing your feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

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SC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the atmosphere and especially the food. The food was a great portion for the price and was extremely delicious. I’ve been talking about it for the past 3 days after.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on May 1, 2019

Sierra, thank you for the wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon!

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DB
Kansas City
116 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good night out with friends, food and cocktails.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on May 1, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review!

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GL
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great Staff and bartender. It was pretty empty on a Sunday night. Didn't need reservations, but we went in not knowing what to expect. I'll go again.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on March 15, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and providing your feedback. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to dining with you again, soon!

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MC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had never been to this place before but had always wanted to visit. Made reservations for my wife and I here for our wedding anniversary and I was definitely satisfied. Their beer was great. Their wine was amazing. I would suggest the Pacific Rim Dry. I never liked wine until I tried this. Their chef's special Surf and Turf was OUTSTANDING! the whole meal was to die for. I am DEFINITELY coming back here many more times. Too good not to!

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on February 26, 2019

Michael, thank you for taking the time to write such a great recommendation. We are looking forward to your next visit!

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DB
Kansas City
116 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our very 1st experience was bad and we stayed away for quite awhile but decided to give it another try and were pleasantly pleased from the service to the cocktails to the food. We'll be back.

SR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Valentines Day

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on March 15, 2019

Thank you for posting you rating, we hope you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to dining with you again, soon!

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E
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food quality, mixed drinks, and ambience matched the location (standard hotel restaurant). Our server was very good, though!

NB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The service wasn’t bad. The two gentlemen they had servicing the few diners in the restaurant were nice. The restaurant itself was beautifully decorated and eclectic. It was the food. My friend and I ordered appetizers which looked like they had been prepared and had been sitting in a fridge since 5AM and they were taken out, zapped in the microwave 12 hours later. We were so appalled we didn’t eat one bite and left without ordering dinner.

H
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the second time I've been to this restaurant and again the steaks are outstanding for the quality and the amount of food that you get in the quality of steak anywhere else it would be 10-15 $20 more for the same thing again hotels are becoming a destination to dining because they're making sure that these restaurants have certain Chef staff and a certain number of people in there to maintain a standard and these guys did it the steak was awesome the service was awesome everything I would recommend it you will not find a better deal there Gorgonzola steak is excellent.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on February 19, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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S
Kansas City
27 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real nice place that seems to be little known. Always good food and service and its quiet. You can actually talk to your date.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on February 19, 2019

Sully, we appreciate the great review!

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NP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hosted a meetup event at The J Bar Olathe. The service was amazing, food was tasty and the ambiance was class and elegant. I would highly recommend this location for business events or business dinners.

The J Bar - Olathe, KS
Responded on February 19, 2019

Nikki, thank you for the great review!

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