Friday and Saturday evenings at Tassos, live musicians furnish a beat for belly dancers who shimmy across the dance floor, imbuing the casual eatery with a raucous, lively atmosphere. In the kitchen, chefs charbroil and skewer lamb and gyro meats and drizzle their tender exteriors with classic sauces such as béchamel and tzatziki. In addition to offering traditional cuisine, owners Tasso and Katina uphold their Greek heritage by hosting an annual toga party and even sell breaking dishes that diners can smash in celebration of marriage or in frustration at impossible Rubik’s cubes.
For many steakhouses, the art of preparing a tantalizing cut of meat begins in a professional kitchen. But Plaza III The Steakhouse reaches back further, choosing cuts of meat from its own facilities where it ages corn-fed beef inside specialized lockers. Once the cuts reach the restaurant, they are displayed tableside or via limousine motorcade for prospective diners before the chefs char grill chosen selections. To complete the flavor profile, patrons need only peruse a wine list of more than 700 bottles.
This meticulous process of cultivation and presentation embodies the award-winning steakhouse's sophisticated approach to mealtime. Its menu spans ribs, chops, and seafood in addition to Prime aged steaks, and appetizers such as the hand-chopped tenderloin tartare—a dish lauded by Gayot as a "classic rendition … sprinkled with caviar."
Visitors bask in elegant dining rooms on two floors, which host live jazz and a dancing area on Saturday evenings. Parties of up to 64 guests can set up their fetes in private rooms, enjoying bacchanalias in the wine cellar and other intimate spaces such as the western-themed American Royal Room, which accommodates midsized gatherings.
With a stay at InterContinental at the Plaza in Kansas City, you'll be minutes from Country Club Plaza and close to Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Make yourself at home in one of the 366 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and high-definition televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Cable programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take time to pamper yourself with a visit to the full-service spa. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional amenities include a concierge desk, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and a computer station. Planning an event in Kansas City? This hotel has 496 square feet (45 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Self parking is available onsite.
The Grand Street Café dazzles diners with creative, tasty, contemporary American fare compiled from fresh, quality ingredients, all of which are pulled from overturned top hats by on-site magicians. Treat a deserving tongue to a wide array of options on the dinner menu. Prime the palate with the white-cheddar fondue, which arrives with Granny Smith apple quarters and Bavarian pretzels poised for dunking ($6). Scratch a gastronomically green itch with a tender family of baby greens, avocado, egg, tomato, cheese, artichoke hearts, hot mustard, and balsamic vinaigrette that nurtures an orphaned fried-coconut chicken in Bill's Chicken Salad ($11). One of the restaurant's signature entrees is the bone-in pork chop, which is brined and marinated and adorned with apple-pecan compote, green beans, herb-whipped potatoes, and ham-hock sauce ($13–$20). If brunch beseeches you, choose a main dish ($14.95) such as the eggy, cheesy, beany, and chorizo-ish huevos rancheros, and head to the included appetizer buffet to grab a snack while your stomach contemplates the pros and cons of being full.
With a stay at Hampton Inn & Suites Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, you'll be in the historical district and convenient to Country Club Plaza and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. This hotel is within close proximity of Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Jacob Loose Memorial Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 203 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on recreational opportunities including a health club and an indoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and shopping on site.
Grab a bite from a snack bar/deli serving guests of Hampton Inn & Suites Country Club Plaza.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities.
A circular driveway leads to the towering white columns that frame the entrance of Van Noy Mansion, built in the early 20th century for a wealthy railroad family. Two and a half acres of 100-year-old oak trees, manicured shrubs, and verdant landscape surround the estate, and guests are invited to take photos and explore the grounds. General manager James Michael summarizes the mansion's beauty by saying, "You have to see it to believe it. When people walk in for the first time, their jaws drop."
Original woodwork lines the mansion's interior, which is ornamented by stained-glass windows and a series of original murals portraying a courtship. A dramatic wooden rotunda with a second-level landing gives guests space to snap photos or drop buckets of molasses and feathers on late arrivals. Stepping out on the second-story balcony, guests can occasionally hear faint elephant trumpets from the neighboring zoo intermingled with real trumpets carried on the breeze from the nearby Starlight Theatre. The historic 5,000-square-foot mansion plays host to up to 1,000 guests for indoor and outdoor weddings receptions, holiday parties, and charitable events, with food services available from a list of preferred caterers.