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Comment Archives: stories: Dining: Restaurant Reviews

Re: “Steakhouses: Which icons and newbies are worth the money?

I bet most of you have never been to the Fronier Steakhouse at 93rd & State in KCK. Shame on you snobs! You can get a fine steak for a fair price. Check it out!

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Posted by Lamar on 12/04/2013 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Steakhouses: Which icons and newbies are worth the money?

I've eaten steaks at just about every top-dollar joint in town, and hands-down, my single favorite piece of meat is the strip at Strouds.

Posted by Crashthedog on 12/02/2013 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Steakhouses: Which icons and newbies are worth the money?

I also agree that the Crown Prime Rib at Jack Stacks is the best steak in town that I have had.

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Posted by quityerbitchin on 11/28/2013 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Steakhouses: Which icons and newbies are worth the money?

I've always said if you want to eat at the worst-value restaurants in town (bad service, bad food, poor atmosphere, high prices, or any combination of these) then use Groupon. Plaza III is the steakhouse that uses Groupon. 25 years ago I used to eat there on special occasions and it was awesome. A few years ago it had gone downhill with even bolder prices so I quit going there. Tried the Groupon awhile back and now it seems like they are trying to suck. If they make it another year or two I will be very surprised.

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Posted by quityerbitchin on 11/28/2013 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Steakhouses: Which icons and newbies are worth the money?

OK I'm not one of these "the best steak is the one I grill" but the GIANT bone-in rib eyes from Local Pig are unreal. They have such great marbling that the flavor is unreal. They are so enormous that when you grill, them, they are very forgiving so the timing is not as critical. My wife and I split one' she eats the more done parts near the outside of the steak, while I get the rare pieces by the bone. And the dog gets the bone when we are done; three happy eaters!

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Posted by ben17a on 11/28/2013 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Steakhouses: Which icons and newbies are worth the money?

Ok I must go to Jess & Jims at the wrong times. And I am done ever returning there again. Last two times I have been there it has been not good at all. in fact last time I was there 2 out of 5 steaks ordered went back due to toughness. We all had ordered the same thing just cooked different degrees of doneness. Mine done rare and a medium rare was returned. But the 3 other diners in the group said meat they had was ok but not to the expectation they desired for the price. To me a steak is cut with a knife that should slice through the meat not have to be attack with vengeance and sweat as you saw your way through it. PlazaIII is a has been for sure and the Majestic might be very old school but a great dinner is what you receive when you dine there. I as well would like to know what is happening at the Golden Ox these days. I've not heard anything good about it past couple of years.

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Posted by David Superdave Larson on 11/27/2013 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Steakhouses: Which icons and newbies are worth the money?

Jess & Jim's time passed 20+ years ago.

Gilbert's, meh!

Ruth Chris', Plaza III are overpriced. As is Majestic, although they do great steak.

At this moment in time, It's Anton's, hands down the best meat & more bang for your buck. Aged or fresh, grass or grain fed, by the ounce. You can get a 100 ounce filet if you want.

Although Anton's only has 4 cuts of steak on their eat-in-house menu, they have a huge variety of cuts that you can buy and take home. They do have an in-house butcher and they sell a lot of take home meats, sausages, jerky, etc....

If Prime Rib is your thing, I highly recommend Jack Stack's, Crown Prime Rib. Unbelievably awesome.

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Posted by Tony on 11/27/2013 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Steakhouses: Which icons and newbies are worth the money?

Jgilberts has the best ribeye

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Posted by Susan Grant on 11/27/2013 at 12:00 PM

Re: “Steakhouses: Which icons and newbies are worth the money?

Mmmm, I'm a fan of Majestic Steakhouse.

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Posted by mgh7676 on 11/27/2013 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Steakhouses: Which icons and newbies are worth the money?

Chuck-- What's the status of Golden Ox these days?

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Posted by Scoots on 11/27/2013 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Lagniappe doubles down on Cajun flavors and wins

It will have to go quite a ways to equal the incredible Cajun dishes once servied by the late, lamented La Croix Creole Bistro, but I wish Lagniappe well.

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Posted by Michael Byars on 11/14/2013 at 7:45 AM

Re: “Lagniappe doubles down on Cajun flavors and wins

The photos of the food look delicious. I love cajun cuisine. I will have to try this place again, even though I hated Nica's unconditionally. I only wish I knew how to pronounce the restaurant's new name... okay I looked it up [\ˈlan-ˌyap\]. Yeah, not how I would have pronounced it at all.

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Posted by Jessica Bridges on 11/13/2013 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Mesob Pikliz: hard to say, easy to enjoy

i don't know that describing something as "addictive as crack" is the best choice of words. Surely you have more vocabulary at your disposal? That said, the review captured the essence of Mesob Pikliz which is a worthwhile addition to our area's diverse cuisine.

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Posted by Andrea Adams on 11/05/2013 at 11:56 AM

Re: “District Pour House + Kitchen needs to overcome a couple of gaffes

I completely agree with every single posting above. Everyone I have spoken with echos similar comments. The new openness and design are nice. Seating is easy and prompt.

But, the Service is average at best. Always seems rushed and not in synch with what is going on with the menu or any daily variations. The bar area is difficult to manage and sounds like Romper Room and quite noisy. Not an easy bar area place to sit socialize.

Bartenders rarely smile and typically have their back to you making it difficult to order.

But its the food that is the reason you're there. So far it remains good...not great, not superb, or even commendable. Many of the appetizers are served on these cheap plastic plates, and the uniqueness isn't there to your experience. I think they should have taken down the back wall - and opend up the kitchen like Louies did.

In addition there isnt a 'signature' dish on the menu. They look busy. Full tables. Hope they make the curve this winter.

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Posted by Apollo18 on 10/21/2013 at 11:46 PM

Re: “District Pour House + Kitchen needs to overcome a couple of gaffes

I have eaten there once and the SERVERS ARE NOT WELL TRAINED . . . at all!!!
Worked in a nice upscale restaurant for a period of three years where we had excellent, professional and knowledgeable trainers and owners of the restaurant strived for the best from their servers, staff and chef's.
You can save a meal with top drawer service . . . and increase sales.
A simple solution for a successful business.
Cheers!

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Posted by carol on 10/21/2013 at 12:10 PM

Re: “District Pour House + Kitchen needs to overcome a couple of gaffes

We've been three times. Had the same experience with the crab dip----it was divine the first time but nothing special and runny the second time. Weird. The fact that they're already tinkering with the menu doesn't inspire confidence that they know what they're doing. Mostly the food has been pretty good; their salads are great. The fish tacos are full of wonderful flavors but impossible to pick up and eat because the tortillas come out so soggy. Ate them with a fork both times; disappointed. But we live in the neighborhood, just a couple of blocks away, and are eager for another wonderful local place, so we'll give them another shot... At some point. Not for a while.

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Posted by Andrew on 10/17/2013 at 7:37 PM

Re: “District Pour House + Kitchen needs to overcome a couple of gaffes

My husband and I were eager to visit too, but had the same comment as above. Our drinks came in glasses just over half-way full. We try a lot of restaurants and happy hours in Kansas City and this was the first time we had been to an establishment that didn't fill their glasses completely. We certainly didn't pay for a full drink. Food was ok, but, again we realized it was new and working out kinks, but, please filling a cocktail glass shouldn't be one of them.

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Posted by K.K. on 10/17/2013 at 2:29 PM

Re: “District Pour House + Kitchen needs to overcome a couple of gaffes

I really like this place. I love the infused specialty drinks, have had great food and good service. I have only been there twice and will be going back.

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Posted by Stephanie Eaton on 10/17/2013 at 10:52 AM

Re: “District Pour House + Kitchen needs to overcome a couple of gaffes

So my Wife and I went the Friday after the week they opened (keep that in mind). Great Atmosphere and lots of people. They have a great drink menu of infused cocktails and they are very good.

Now, with that said, here is our experience.

First, we ordered 2 martini's, and like I said before, they were very good, but they only filled to the 1/2 way point of the martini glass. It's not a glass of wine; typically, they should be filled 3/4 to full, based on the martini. A simple Dirty Martini will almost always come close to the top of the edge.
After about 1/2 an hour, we go sat and it was freezing. We had to ask them to turn up the heat. My wife ordered the Grilled Tuna sandwich and I ordered the Reuben. The grilled tuna was dry and sent back. The Reuben meat was tough and hard to bite through. I ate 1/2 and got the other half to go. I didn't end up eating it, but I also didn't return it because I did eat 1/2. They didn't charge for her sandwich and the server was very friendly and apologetic.
I hope that I'm not being over critical, and I'm sure I'll get replies regarding the Martinis about how "that's the proper pour" but that's not typical of all other places. I'm just giving my experience in the hopes that the owner's read this.
I am definitely NOT going to stop going to the District because I truly believe this is a growing process for the business and they will iron out all the wrinkles and be successful.
If you haven't been here, I recommend trying it for yourself. You be the judge.

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Posted by Brk_Uni on 10/17/2013 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Shawnee's the Pick isn't barbecue royalty

I love the food at the Pick. If you haven't tried the turkey, you're missing out!

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Posted by Kelli Alexander on 10/14/2013 at 4:42 PM

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