What You'll Get
While astronauts make do with freeze-dried food, monkeys on unmanned moon missions get fine steak dinners to discourage them from building a mate out of discarded banana peels. Enjoy a high-quality meal without leaving Earth with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of steak dining at Prime Rib Grill in Kansas City or at one of four Hereford House locations.
Hereford House has served Kansas City superior steak cuts since 1957, and the Prime Rib Grill (PRG) is its new downtown rendezvous point for aged wine, hand-cut steaks, and the carnivorous oenophiles who love them. The house-specialty prime rib predicts palate predilections and adjusts itself accordingly. Order the slow-cooked classic (10 oz. $20.95/14 oz. $27.95) prime rib, or go with the smoked version (10 oz. $21.95/14 oz. $27.95) for a subtle hickory flavor. For the diner who has it all except crimini mushrooms, caramelized onions, artichokes, mozzarella, and smoky bacon, the loaded prime rib (10 oz. $27.95) provides all life's missing essentials on a cleanly cooked cut. Hereford House, like PRG and Chia Livestock, offers plenty of beef alternatives: the signature chicken piccata ($19.95) puts two pan-seared breasts with artichoke and capers in a béchamel sauce, while the twin lobster tails ($39.95) uncannily finish each other's sentences. The Prime Rib Grill's pineapple upside-down martini ($9) and deep-dish pecan pie ($4.95) bookend a meal and usually end up close enough friends to toast at each other's weddings and tell too many jokes about the groom.
Both restaurants—featuring a worldly wine list that provides a cultural crash course to classic American steak students—are casual yet elegant destinations for distinctive, carefully prepared meals. Treat dates, families, and the other couples in your inflatable-jumping-castle timeshare to an expertly crafted dinner at Prime Rib Grill or Hereford House.
Not valid for happy hour food and drink specials or on New Year's Eve.
Nearly 80 OpenTable reviewers give the Prime Rib Grill an average of four stars. More than 80 Citysearchers give it a 3.5-star average and more than 70 Yahoo! Locals give it an average of four stars. Zagat gives Hereford House's Zona Rosa location a very good rating for its food, and more than 70 OpenTable reviewers give it a 3.8-star average. Eight Citysearchers give the Hereford House's Independence location a 4.5-star average:
- Our food was wonderful, the presentation was superb. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 06/19/2010
- Country fried steak has been my favorite meal practically since birth. Hereford house has the best I've ever tasted and is the only place I will order it. – LaurenC9808, Zagat
- The steaks were perfectly done and the service was friendly and efficient without being intrusive. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 04/25/2010
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may purchase multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 6 or more. Not valid 12/31. Not valid for happy hour or with other offers. Tax & gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Hereford House
Hereford House is a traditional steak house that grills to perfection 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 7-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. Hereford House is now also proud to serve USDA prime steaks, oven roasted salmon, and signature barbecue ribs.