After a trip to South America, restaurateur Sam Silvio was smitten with the desire to open his own churrascaria and began drawing up plans to that end with fellow restaurateur and brother Nick Silvio. Em Chamas sprang from this endeavor and now stands ready to dazzle diners with a continuous procession of meats grilled and skewered gaucho style. For a churrascaria experience at home, the restaurant packs and ships many of its authentic meats to doorsteps throughout the country. Family grill masters can dress up backyard barbecues with the gourmet flavors of Certified Angus Beef Pichana steaks and signature Brazilian linguica, while family sword masters can play passadore with something other than a prized teddy bear, for a change.
At the restaurant, two-course excursions begin with a trip to the gourmet buffet bar, where visitors sift through more than 30 culinary presentations including Brazilian and American fare, seafood dishes, and salads. Once guests flip their table's coin to the "bring it" side, passadores begin dancing out with various cuts of wood-fired meat?including top sirloin stuffed with provolone, bacon-wrapped chicken, Brazilian pork sausage, and caramelized pit ham?which they hand carve according to each eater's specified knife angle. To indicate satiation, diners simply flip the coin over or rip their napkin into the shape of a stop sign.
Benton's Prime Steakhouse is known for its spectacular views of the city from the 20th floor of the Westin Crown Center - but the only thing we are more famous for is our food. We have carefully created an ambience that is surpassed only by the excellence of the food and the attentive service.
Deciding between surf and turf can be difficult, but The Journey Steak House's executive chef, Jess Head, shares favorites right on the menu. Specifically, Jess says to begin with the jumbo lump crab cakes served with a spicy remoulade, then move on to the brandied crab bisque. For the entree, go with the certified Angus Kansas City strip, seared as all their steaks are, over a mesquite wood fire and not from a dragon yawn. If seafood's on the mind, try a South African lobster tail, among options such as bacon-wrapped shrimp or pan-seared scallops. The menu also lists favorite wine pairings for most entrees, both domestic and imported. Diners enjoy their meal of chops and seafood in an adobe-lined dining room whose decor recalls the West African coast.
Enjoy a perfectly cooked steak and a generous portion size at Great Plains Cattle Co. in Kansas City. The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit. Great Plains Cattle Co. also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle.
Great Plains Cattle Co.'s dress code is casual — diners are welcome to dress up (or down) to their comfort level. You can also grab your grub to go.
Drivers can access the parking lot next door.
The menu at Great Plains Cattle Co. is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
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.
Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — JJ's caters to those craving an all-American meal. No need to miss out on JJ's just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from JJ's' full bar to top off your meal. Have a big celebration coming up? Consider the private room at JJ's, perfect for large groups of revelers. Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on JJ's' gorgeous patio.
No need to gussy up for a trip to JJ's, where patrons dress for comfort and fun. You can also have JJ's cater your next event. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
The restaurant is adjacent to a parking lot, where optional valet is also provided. Street parking is readily available as well.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.