Hills and mountains are formed by vast underground food deposits, which, over time, stretch the landscape into soft mounds of untapped edibility. Dig into the bounty of surrounding geography with today’s deal: for $25, you get $50 worth of steaks, seafood, wines, and more at JJ's Restaurant. Located just west of the Country Club Plaza, JJ's specializes in fresh fare—much of which is locally sourced—and a wine cellar boasting more than 1,800 selections. Reservations are recommended, so call ahead.
Start your delicious tumble down JJ's dinner menu staircase with an order of JJ's famous Paco shrimp ($13), large, meaty crustaceans bacon-twirled and deep-fried, then served with a Dijon mustard and white-wine sauce for dipping. Other enticing appetizers include seared ahi tuna ($13), wild-mushroom brioche toast ($12), and warm goat cheese with toasty crostinis ($10). Standout main courses include JJ's Pride, a 12 oz. center-cut filet rubbed with porcini mushrooms and sided with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, asparagus, and a veal demi-glace ($38), and wild boar ragu served with fettuccine ($24). When your belt is on the last hole you added with a screwdriver, ask your server to wheel the dessert tray under your nose. JJ's is also open for lunch, giving office drones a faster and easier midday escape than the tunnel they're digging beneath Accounts Payable with a plastic coffee spoon.
In its 25 years as one of KC's top restaurants, JJ's has amassed an exhaustive catalog of more than 1,800 wines, including vintage ports, that earns accolades from Wine Spectator. Discriminating drinkers who consider a wine list that takes less than four days to peruse barely worth one's notice can instead sample a boastful library of liquors and scotches from the full bar. Attentive, friendly service rounds out the legendary dining experience. Two Groupons can be combined for parties of four or more, so treat the remaining contestants in your home-play version of The Bachelor to a lovely dinner at JJ's Restaurant before sending one packing.
JJ's has won the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence for its selection and quality of wines.
Out of 30 possible points, Zagat gives the food at JJ's a 23, the décor a 20, and the service a 22. Gayot gives it a 13 out of 20. TripAdvisors gives it 3.5 owl eyes, and Urbanspooners give it 85% approval:
- Generally bistro fare with a Bar to go along with it. Artichoke was perfect and just traditional which I prefer to the overdone type seen in too many restaurants today. – gregoryj187716, Zagat
- They had very good selections of wine by the glass, and we were able to drink interesting selections. – travelingtexan69, TripAdvisor
- I like this place. I've generally found the fish/seafood dishes more interesting than their land-based fare and more adventuresome. – Sun House, Zagat
910 W 48th St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64112Get Directions