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Steakhouse recommendation in KC

Teague Jan 13, 2010 07:31 AM

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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    kcallin Jan 19, 2010 06:35 PM

    I would think for a true steak house the best place would be The Golden Ox . Just my opinion.

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      SonyBob Jan 20, 2010 08:56 PM

      I will be curious how people respond. I worked summers at the Livestock Natl. Bank in the same building and have wonderful memories of the place. This was in the late 50's. We could even go into the kitchen and buy those big strip steaks to take home to grill. I was 16 at the time and they would serve me whiskey sours at bank dinners! Real cowboys ate real steaks there; I've never seen anything like it since! I even have some ash trays from the original place.

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        Teague Jan 21, 2010 07:12 AM

        I have been told it is but a shadow of its former self, but maybe I'm misinformed.

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          SonyBob Jan 21, 2010 08:35 PM

          I'm hoping to visit for my Shawnee Mission North 50th reunion. I promise that I will go down the the Ox and then report back to you a "now vs. then".

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            KansasTravel Jan 22, 2010 05:15 AM

            Since its bankruptcy and reorganization I have not once heard anyone talk about dining at the Ox.

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        Around the Block Jan 19, 2010 06:01 AM

        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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          jhojati Jan 20, 2010 05:37 AM

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

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          neiljsalkind Jan 17, 2010 05:52 PM

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

          1. KansasTravel Jan 14, 2010 05:26 AM

            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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              jhojati Jan 14, 2010 06:01 AM

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

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                KansasTravel Jan 15, 2010 05:36 AM

                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.

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                  SFLisa Jan 15, 2010 10:43 AM

                  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.

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                  Teague Jan 14, 2010 09:22 AM

                  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.

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                    SonyBob Jan 18, 2010 08:17 PM

                    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.

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                      KansasTravel Jan 20, 2010 05:03 AM

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

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                        SonyBob Jan 20, 2010 08:48 PM

                        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. jhojati Jan 14, 2010 04:44 AM

                    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. heatherkay Jan 13, 2010 01:22 PM

                      The once and future Majestic Restaurant at 9th and Broadway got a pretty good review in today's Pitch (http://www.pitch.com/2010-01-14/resta...).

                      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.

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