Add some sepia tone and photo grain, and a snapshot of Hereford House could make it pass for an old Western saloon. But the photo would actually be of a modern steak house that churns out aged steaks, seafood, and ribs—the same fare that put Kansas City meat markets on the map at the turn of the century. In the dinner menu, most everything walks across the grill before being served. The steak oscar entree eschews the barriers that separate land from sea by teaming up a 6-ounce filet mignon with jumbo lump crab pilfered from crustacean birthday parties and pan-seared to perfection. Juicy tenderloin medallions come smothered in red-wine demi glace, and oven-roasted cuts of salmon arrive in pools of garlic herb butter.
Take advantage of the miles of Missouri coastline and get yourself some of the freshest seafood around. Huh? The Missouri Ocean doesn’t ring a bell? No matter! If you feel like treating your taste buds to some premium seafood you won’t be disappointed by this selection. With crab cakes reminiscent of New England and delicious George’s Bank scallops always on the menu deciding on a single plate can be a struggle. Don’t forget to check out Happy Hour when $1 oysters flow in a seemingly endless supply from multiple locales around the continent. If you’ve got a sweet tooth finish off your meal with an indulgent vanilla bean crème brûlée and transport yourself to a tasty paradise.
801 Chophouse establishes itself as a special-occasion restaurant, where every table might well hold a ring in a hidden box or a couple celebrating an anniversary. There are the white tablecloths popping against dark leather booths, the racks of wine tended by a certified sommelier, and, of course, the chops and steaks, all USDA Prime. On the other hand, it's quite conceivable that someone might gladly eat at 801 Chophouse every week and for any occasion—the menu, drink selection, and Wine Spectator-awarded wine list could accommodate months of exploration, and an ever-changing "fresh sheet" overflows with the jet-fresh seafood selections of the day.
On any given night, the wait staff moves across wooden floors beneath high ceilings and 1920s-inspired decor, trays loaded with nine creative potato preparations, filet mignon, and dry-aged pork chops. Meanwhile, the cattle of a pastoral mural gaze out over the dining room's cherry-wood finishes, waiting patiently to graze on uneaten garnishes.
Guess who’s in town? No it’s not Kobe ‘The Black Mamba’ Bryant, it’s Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, the best Japanese themed restaurant in Kansas City. Located across five states, Kobe Japanese Steakhouse is where you can experience the famous beef dishes from the east. Featuring professional tepanyaki chefs and incredible sushi bars, Kobe is where you can turn every meal into a unique and unparalleled dining experience. Serving the freshest and the finest sushi, sashimi and combination rolls, Kobe Japanese is the ideal place for Japanese cuisine, no matter if it's for a table for two or a whole party!
In the long, narrow dining room of the historic Majestic Restaurant, one wouldn't have a hard time imagining the spirited saloon that once resided there. Behind the restored 19th-century bar and under a pressed-tin ceiling, barkeeps shake, stir, and pour classic craft cocktails alongside more than 150 types of whiskey. Downstairs, a speakeasy-style jazz club features live performances nearly every night of the week, which are best enjoyed while wearing Prohibition-era garb such as top hats filled with beer. Both the main dining room and downstairs club serve a full dinner menu of tender steaks, cold-water lobster tails, and classically prepared Scottish salmon.