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Jan 13, 2010 07:31 AM

Steakhouse recommendation in KC

I know this subject has been hashed over (ahem) numerous times here, but my sweetie is taking me out for my birthday and I wonder if anyone has a particular recommendation.

I had thought to go to the Colony but I see that it closed. My next thought is Piropos. I have heard discouraging things about Plaza III. Anybody been to the Capital Grille lately?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. The once and future Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway got a pretty good review in today's Pitch (

    A couple of places that seem like they'd be good choices would be the City Tavern in the Freighthouse. I've always gotten fish there, but is seems like a place where you could get a pretty good steak. Also Pierpont's in Union Station. Again, I've only ever been for drinks, but how can that place NOT have a good steak?

    Maybe some others can chime in.

    1. 801 Chop House has fantastic cuts of meat. If you haven't tried there, I really suggest it. If you want to go unconventional, Em Chamas also has some great meat (some decent sides, but meat is the star).

      1. For food and service, I don't know anywhere in the metro that can top J Gilbert's Wood Fired Steaks in Overland Park.

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        1. re: KansasTravel

          Been wanting to try this place for a while. Do you have any specific recommendations?

          1. re: jhojati

            The last time I was there, I was pleased with the Louisiana Skillet Seared Center Cut Filet, but I have also been happy with the ribeye.

            The Caesar salad and Crab Bisque are both very good.

            1. re: jhojati

              Their filet is terrific. Sounds funny, but their salt baked potato is also really good. The chocolate raspberry souffle cake is wonderful. To me, JGilbert's consistently has the best steak in town.

            2. re: KansasTravel

              Hm, I forgot about J. Gilberts. It's been a few years since I was last there, but my honey might like it better than a fancier place.

              1. re: KansasTravel

                A few years ago while visiting Overland Park, Esther White (the old White Haven Motel) recommended J. Gilberts. At her urging, we tried J. Gilberts and were really impressed with both the food and the atmosphere. I had the filet; it was perfect.

                1. re: SonyBob

                  Have you ever been to the White Haven? I have always been curious about it.

                  1. re: KansasTravel

                    I was born and raised in O.P. and was there when it was built. My uncle had business dealings with the Whites and I knew them through him. Yes, I've stayed there several times on visits back home and I loved it. Donna and I referred to it as "early bordello" decor but the White's were very gracious hosts. They have since sold the motel and I have had no dealings with the new owners. I have no idea what it's like now. Thanks for asking; I'm a huge Overland Park nostalgia buff!

              2. Room 39 has a terrific steak on their menu as well as various other nice dishes.

                1. You'll pay through the nose, but Ruth's Chris has much finer steaks than either Capital Grille or Plaza III. I like to patronize non-chains, but if you want a great piece of meat, this is the place. I also like Pierpont's--the location in Union Station adds to the experience.

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                  1. re: Around the Block

                    Doesn't Ruth's Chris serve steaks on a still hot pan?