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Re: “Kababesh Grill

The prices are too high. Now they have started adding hidden fees if you take a big group. They charge you 20% party price and buffet is also more expensive for bigger groups even though the items remain same. I do not understand this logic.

Posted by name on 07/23/2014 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Sutera's Italian Restaurant

We just ate there tonight. Lasagne was good, but that's about it. After we were served we asked about the bread that was supposed to come with. The waitress said "we're out of bread". Out of bread??? At an Italian restaurant???? Hell, there's a grocery store nearby! Of course, no compensation for the lack of bread. During the meal when I needed a refill, I had to flag a different waitress down because ours was sitting in the dining room playing with her phone. Definately not going back. So many more restaurants to choose from that are reliable.

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Posted by Melissa on 07/06/2014 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Paulo & Bill’s

First, I would like to say that I have been to P&B at least 20 times. Usually, the food is excellent and if it's not, they will fix it and make it better. However, tonight has prompted me to write this review, unfortunately because I was so disappointed.

Second, I would like to say that the dish I had tonight tasted very good, but the problem was with proportion size. I got the sea bass dish, and paid $26 for it. It was so small, it was more like a $15 appetizer. I left wanting more to eat, and they offered desert, but after spending over $40 on food and drinks (I usually go alone so it was just me) I didn't want to spend more there tonight. I would suggest to anyone, if you order a fish dinner there, be prepared to pay a lot for very little.

Third, I would like to discuss the inconsistencies. Sometimes when I go there, they server bread before the dish is served, but the last 2 times they did not. Tonight would have been a perfect night to serve it because I definitely walked out hungry. I am still not sure what warrants getting bread, maybe they run out because I tend to go later after the crowd has died down. Another inconsistency if the waiter/waitress. I never know who that is supposed to be. Tonight, one girl took my order, another brought my dinner to me, and a third did the bill and touched the table. And all this while the owner sat right behind me, not even saying a thing. Now, I've been there at least 20 times, and they act like they have never seen me before. I guess they have so many guests, any one would never be acknowledged as a regular. Not a place where you feel welcome. The waitresses are very nice, and tend to you, but when I sat down, there was no silverware or napkin on the table, and that wasn't brought until after my food was sitting in front of me.

So, here I sit, writing this review, and thinking, what can I make here at home to top it off. I was charged over $40 dollars for an appetizer and 2 drinks. I left a $5 tip where normally I would have left at least $9 because I tipped tonight based on what I thought the meal was worth, not what I was charged. The waitressES, were very good, so I'm sorry for them, but I still feel slighted.

I will go back because the food is so good, and usually they don't do this. I will write a review for them every time now, and I hope I can say better. If not, Hereford House is right down the street. Just as expensive, but they feed you plenty every time, and it is consistent.

Thanks you.

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Posted by mattwm on 02/08/2014 at 10:17 PM

Re: “Justus Drugstore

The food is good, but the outrageous ticket times and poor service will ruin your experience. It is also not a good idea to drink anything and drive 45 minutes back to the city.

Posted by mad cute on 12/02/2013 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Tanner's Bar & Grill -- CLOSED

Not closed it moved across the streat in the old Tommy's location. Very nice place but same problems they had at the old location.

Posted by bnoller on 09/07/2013 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Swagger Fine Spirits and Food

Instant/fountain tea and cheese SAUCE versus real cheese on their baked potato fries. Ruined what would have been a good meal (good burgers). Used to be better.

Posted by Melissa on 03/31/2013 at 5:01 PM

Re: “Swagger Fine Spirits and Food

Went to Martin City location around 6 o'clock on Friday night. Drove awhile to get there. Saw the Diners, Drive-in's and Dives show. No soap or paper towels in men's restroom. Sat at bar and the bartenders seemed more interested in talking to the cute, young women at the end of the bar than serving us. The parking lot was empty, just a few people inside. Ordered a bourbon off their list and they didn't even seem to know they had it. Went to a back room to pour it. They could have poured any type of bourbon in there. Had the fries and they were fresh cut and good. But wow, work on customer service and pour the drinks in front of the customer. Might try the original location, not this one again.

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Posted by Mike on 12/01/2012 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Torreon

Mixed reviews, just completed my first and maybe last visit to Torreon.
Nice ambiance, but a "booth" is really a table with half of its seats against the wall.
Server was very good. Chips were excellent and warm, the salsa was good.
I ordered a margarita, "Our fish bowl margarita (house blend) is good" Yuk! It tasted odd, if not weird. And, with an after burn on the tongue. I'll have a regular one, please.
A "fish bowl" of ice with a little liquid in it arrived. It tasted like a regular margarita. Ok.
I ordered the chicken fajita. My companion, two beef enchiladas, "no onions".
The enchiladas were described to me as "basic". When asked, "good, bad or indifferent"? She replied "indifferent".
The fajita tasted good, but was more or less, middle of the road as far as fajitas go. The chicken, although not completely "dry", was not moist either.
The big shock came when the check arrived. Food prices were reasonable, but they charged $18.00 for 2 margaritas! "You had top shelf". I never requested "top shelf", and there was absolutely nothing special about the two glasses loaded with ice and very little fluid, until some ice melted, that I received. They made no effort to reconsider.
So, as I told the hostess, food was ok, but I'll not be back for $9 margaritas.

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Posted by jahk on 11/17/2012 at 11:45 PM

Re: “Sabor y Sol

We were told that the state of Kansas would no longer allow the restaurant to sell pitchers of beer. What?

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Posted by Disappointed on 08/19/2012 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Jalisco Restaurant

This food at this restaurant is nothing special. Not terrible, but nothing to go back for. The main reason I won't go back is because of the filth. It looks like it hasn't changed or been cleaned since the 70's. I do not recommend spending time or money here.

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Posted by Busy E. on 07/26/2012 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Cantina del Ray — CLOSED

The only thing we liked was the salsa. The chips and taco shells were store-bought, not fresh. I had a chicken hard-shell taco that came out cold (none of the cheese on it melted at all) and leaking water. The shell was just soggy on the bottom. The burrito was just above room temperature, and nothing special. Lack of flavor to everything except the salsa.

Posted by M Fort on 05/05/2012 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Mingle


Not the best valve and quality of steaks in my opinion. I have been there at least 10 times to eat dinner. If you like ribeye 's save your money. Nice clean place, bar tenders sometimes need to be flagged down. They have more competition these days and they need to step up there game without increasing prices.

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Posted by LS resident on 03/03/2012 at 10:35 AM

Re: “54th Street Grill and Bar

When they first opened this 54th ST. location on NE Barry Rd. near Liberty, it was one of only a few restaurants in that area. Now it's very built up with many choices. Many have come and several have gone in the past 10 years. The 54th St. seems to attract the shoppers from the near by strip malls and Wal-Mart. In the early years, this 54th ST. was at least OK, nothing special, but decent enough and closer to Kearney where we live than most other restaurants. But we stopped going there after a waiter, botched our large group order. Example: "Oh you wanted the salad before your meal?" Complaining only got us a gift certificate for $10. off the next visit. No thanks. On an earlier trip, our waiter asked us to give him his tip before we were done, because he was ending his shift. Amazing! To be fair, the Liberty area is service worker challenged. and good help is hard to find and harder to keep given the low wages and poor management in many of these corporate chain boxes. The food at 54th St. is similar to other family American fare style boxes like Appplebee's, etc. We usually opt for The Corner Cafe which is a few feet away from the 54th St. location.

Posted by JaHepcat on 12/28/2011 at 12:15 PM

Re: “RJ's Bob-Be-Que Shack

No A/C and one of the specialities is sweet potato fries but they were so salty and almost burnt you could not eat them...
Turkey was ok but the sauce was so dang hot.
It was pretty sad tonight!! The owner worked for Plaza 111 and the biggest restaurants in New York. Invest in an A/C unit tight wad!!!!!

Posted by ann shaffer on 08/06/2011 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Famous Sam's - CLOSED

This place is no longer open.
Rating Detail:
Food: 3
Service: 2
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 2
Overall: 2

Posted by Jeanne on 03/18/2010 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Jack Gage American Tavern - CLOSED

We try JG last night, and I don't know, it just seemed OK, nothing special. We waited at the bar for a half hour and had a drink, it was fine. Then we were seated in a strange center room for dinner, was it light blue or white, not sure because the lighting was so eerie. There was nothing on the walls except marks where the chair had rubbed off their paint. Hardly inviting, and I won't lie to you, the room tainted my view of the entire night. And there were TVs all over the place, they just didn't fit in a dining area. OK so then the food came, again, it was fine, nothing exceptional, and the plating was uninspiring. The rotisserie chicken was moist, but a bit boring. The vegetarian plate was weird, just 5 random sides on a plate. And I don't know why the Pitch says it's "vegetarian friendly", because there's that and a few side salads for vegetarians, that's it! The "come back" sauce is pretty much the same stuff that you would find with any "bloomin' onion" type dish. And the place is really loud. The prices are fair, service was good, but... I just don't see us going back when there are so many better place in the area that are better than just OK.
Rating Detail:
Food: 2
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 3
Overall: 2

Posted by Jonas on 02/28/2010 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Mike Kelly's Westsider

Burnt fries, burnt bread, undercooked chicken ... the food that came out should never have left that kitchen!
Rating Detail:
Food: 1
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 1
Value: 2
Overall: 2

Posted by Natalie on 02/07/2010 at 12:38 AM

Re: “Aladdin Café

The first time I went to Aladdin Cafe', I had a great experience. The food and service was spectacular. I went a second time, with 5 friends, much to all of our disappointment. They ran out of the special I ordered, but didn't tell me, instead they tried to serve me something else, much to my waitresses horror. I was given the option of eating the food I didn't order, or waiting another 30-45 minutes while they cooked something else. The manager never came to talk to me, until I asked to speak to him. When I did, he was the most pompous person I have ever met. No tact, nothing. After that, all I can say is that the 5 of us will never return.
Rating Detail:
Food: 2
Service: 1
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 1
Overall: 2

Posted by C on 12/31/2009 at 11:02 AM

Re: “EBT Restaurant

This restaurant seems to be on the downside of their popularity arch. The dated decor and openness of the room gave it a very hotel-esque feel. The service team was prompt but unenthusiastic about the menu, which clearly needs a makeover in addition to the atmosphere. Given the price of the food, the only logical conclusion is that people with money live nearby and are willing to sacrifice it for convenience. It is entirely too mediocre to spend $150 for dinner. Kansas City has great restaurants, however both the interior and the menu of EBT needs immediate updating to be considered one of them.
Rating Detail:
Food: 3
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 1
Overall: 2

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Posted by Jeff on 12/13/2009 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Em Chamas Brazilian Grill

My Father and I took some friends from Springfield,Mo. here,upon my suggestion.I had read a few reviews and they deemed it a worthy place to take these people.Boy!! We were disappointed on a large scale.We found the meat to be salty and overcooked.The salad bar was comprised of basic open the can and dump in a fancy bowl dishes and the soups were very much the same.We all agreed that you paid for ambience. Which was nothing more than the same fancy woodwork from the previous failed restaurant,that we also tried one Sunday for Brunch.The only word that comes to my mind is "Lackluster".
Rating Detail:
Food: 2
Service: 2
Atmosphere: 4
Value: 1
Overall: 2

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Posted by brad breckenridge on 12/05/2009 at 7:30 AM

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