He who desires but acts not breeds pestilence, which in turn is the source of most failed movie remakes. Act on your carnivorous desires with today's Groupon. For $25, you get $50 worth of steaks and seafood at the historically situated Pierpont's at Union Station. Sister restaurant to Kansas City's storied Hereford House steak house, Pierpont's houses a collection of top chefs in a romantic, fable-like setting.
Pierpont's expansive dining menu runs the gamut from classic (calamari, flourless chocolate torte) to exotic (fried skate wing, roasted Idaho trout). The restaurant's ultra-classy atmosphere of burnished oak, warm chandelier light, and intimate booths makes it well suited for impressive business lunches. Wow potential investors with an order of steamed Prince Edward Island mussels ($4.95) or a roasted veggie empanada ($5.50) packed with poblano, red pepper, onion, forest mushrooms, and goat cheese—then surprise them by asking them to prom. Sandwich options such as the steakburger ($6.95+), portabella focaccia ($8.95), and crab-cake melt ($12.95) keep one hand open for impromptu swashbuckling, while the chef's weekday special lunch lets you take advantage of two courses for $15. Pierpont's small plates menu ($27.95 per person for three courses or $32.95 for a four-course tasting), meanwhile, quashes wee cravings without interrupting the conversation of long-lost friends.
But it’s the twilight hours when the surf truly hits the turf. Deep-sea dive Pierpont's dinner menu for lobster and scallops thermidor ($34.95), grilled Atlantic salmon in lemon butter sauce ($21.95), or monkfish bouillabaisse ($28.95) served with a pirate's treasure chest of sea plunder, including jumbo shrimp and mussels. Otherwise, stick to land with a 10-ounce filet mignon ($38.95) drizzled in melted balsamic and orange butter or a veggie-friendly eggplant and goat-cheese lasagna ($16.95). If you neglected to bring fireworks, cap your meal with a dessert of white-chocolate bread pudding ($5.50) plus an entire spectrum of sweet sips.
Your tangoing taste buds can find a dance partner with legs among Pierpont's well-curated library of wines (selections available by the glass or half bottle). Entrees are available daily, and you can add a small-plate appetizer, soup or salad, and dessert for a $12 supplement (among other daily featured specials). Two Groupons can be combined for parties of six or more, so give your role-playing game fellowship an excuse to dress up and enjoy a sumptuous turn-based dinner at Pierpont's at Union Station.
Groupon not valid for happy hour or Wine Lovers Sunday.
Online dine-and-raters come out in full force to endorse Pierpont's. The Union Station destination gets five stars from nine Citysearchers, 4.5 from Yahoo! Locals, 4.4 from OpenTablers, and four from TripAdvisors, who rank it the number five restaurant of 730 rated in and around Kansas City. Eighty-three percent of Urbanspooners also recommend it.
- One of the classiest and most delicious restaurants in Kansas City. Very intimate setting and gorgeous decorations. Very accomodating staff. Try the "Prix Fare" 5 course meal with 4 wine pairings! – kansascity11, TripAdvisor
- Are you a sophisticated wine drinker? Do you have a cellar in your house? Do you have a taste for expensive whiskey? If you answered yes to any of the above, then Pierpont's at Union Station is a must-visit place for you. – Kannan, Yahoo! Local
- You can't beat the quality of the food or service unless you spend a lot more money. – billyrayjoebob, Citysearch
Pierpont's at Union Station
Nestled inside Kansas City’s landmark Union Station, Pierpont’s at Union Station pays tribute to the railroad industry, even taking its name from John Pierpont (J.P.) Morgan. Inside, seafood such as oysters, Maine lobster, scallops, and wild salmon is flown in daily for upscale dishes that complement exquisite steaks hand-selected from the top 12% of beef produced in the United States. These cuts include the signature filet mignon Pierpont, a 6- or 9-ounce filet dressed with blue-cheese cream, balsamic-fig reduction, and roasted-garlic whipped potatoes.
Constructed in 1914, Pierpont’s turn-of-the-century setting complements the cuisine, with almost 60% of the restaurant’s three floors appearing as they did when WWI first started and most Americans commuted to work via hot-air balloon. Thanks to 8,000 square feet of historical floor space, the night spot can seat up to 200 guests, statistically half of whom are welcome to visit the original women’s smoking room. Beneath the dining room, wine cellars house more than 300 bottles of wine, and private dining rooms host events and special occasions. Each room is individually decorated, creating distinctly unique atmospheres for planning a wedding or surprising an investor by asking them to prom.