Ah, the classic steakhouse dinner. It’s an American staple for a reason. Whether you’re looking for a way to unwind after a hectic work week, want to treat your family and friends to something special, or you want to turn up the romance for a special date night, a steak restaurant is a great way to go.
In Kansas City, MO, there are plenty of steakhouses with a wide array of mouthwatering steak options. So many steakhouses, in fact, it can be hard to decide where to go for dinner! That’s where we come in. We’ve put together a list of the best local-approved steak restaurants in Kansas City to make it easy for you to find exactly what you’re looking for -- whether that’s a New American gastropub or a traditional steakhouse with cozy lighting, great views of the city, and crisp white tablecloths to give your evening a touch of elegance.
Want to make a loved one’s next night out in Kansas City extra special? Consider grabbing a GiftYa to one of the fine establishments on this list. GiftYa is a convenient electronic gift card option that works with your recipient's debit card so that they never have to worry about forgetting their gift at home when they head out. Plus, GiftYa partners with thousands of national and local businesses all over the country, so you can rest assured that you’re getting your loved one a gift that they’ll actually be excited to receive! Get all the details on how GiftYa works here… and without further ado, let’s get right into our list!
8901 Metcalf Ave | Overland Park | jgilberts.com
If you’re looking for the best Surf and Turf in Kansas City, locals say to look no further than J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steak and Seafood in Overland Park. In fact, some locals go as far as to call J. Gilbert’s the best restaurant in Kansas City, period. If the rave reviews of J. Gilbert’s food aren’t enough to pique your interest, let’s talk for a minute about the atmosphere, too.
J. Gilbert’s is inspired by the traditional Kansas City-style steakhouse, but they’ve gone the extra mile to create a comfortable, luxurious atmosphere that will make your night out feel like an event as soon as you step through the door. Plus, with steak options ranging from $29 to $59, you can tailor your evening to fit your budget.
“Best steak in town. Yup, it's that simple. Best restaurant desserts in town, too. And, really, some of the best seafood and sides in town. So, the food is incredible, but how's the service? Among the best in town. ” - Yelp Review
Unfortunately you can’t get a GiftYa to J. Gilbert’s just yet, but check back soon because we want to add them to our list as much as you want us to!
931 Broadway Blvd | Central Business District | majestickc.com
Want to give your night at the steakhouse some extra flair? The Majestic is your spot. Located in the historic Fitzpatrick Saloon building in downtown Kansas City, The Majestic has a charming speakeasy vibe that you can’t get anywhere else. And it isn’t just the architecture -- The Majestic taps into some of KC’s oldest traditions: great food, and great jazz.
Visitors love the main bar (it dates all the way back to 1910) and the live jazz musicians that The Majestic brings in every Friday and Saturday night. Like many upscale restaurants, you can probably get away with bringing the little ones along, but The Majestic doesn’t have a kid’s a menu so this may be a better spot for an adults-only dinner.
“The bar menu is a cut above. Jazz downstairs, exceptional dinner menu with some of the best steaks in town. Come for happy hour to get a flavor of the place. Come back for the dinner menu to celebrate a fine restaurant in a great city.” - Yelp Review
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71 E 14th St | Power & Light District | 801restaurantgroup.com
Want to get away for an evening but can’t afford plane tickets to Manhattan for just one night? 801 Chophouse is the perfect solution. For nearly three decades, 801 Chophouse has been serving up exceptional quality steaks accompanied by seasonally fresh soups, salads, and sides.
Executive Chef Jeremy Kalcic masterfully oversees the preparation of 801 Chophouse’s Aged USDA Grade Prime Beef (in fact, you won’t find anything else!) as well as Iowa Compart Duroc pork chops and Colorado lamb in an elegant dining room modeled after a classic, late 1920s New York steakhouse look. That means leather booths, cherry wood tables and chairs, granite, sky-high ceilings, and dramatic lighting that really makes your meal the star of the show.
“I have been to many steakhouses and restaurants alike, but nothing compares to the experience at 801 Chophouse. From the moment you walk in the upscale atmosphere greets you along with their staff that consistently goes above and beyond.” - Yelp Review
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1000 W 39th St | Midtown | q39kc.com
Looking for a slightly more casual steak joint without sacrificing quality? Q39 Midtown has been serving up delicious, wood-fired steaks and barbeque since 2014. The chef-driven menu is packed with flavorful comfort food items -- burgers, wings, big ‘ol sandwiches, and of course steak.
Locals commend the waitstaff for offering up great recommendations, and with indoor and patio seating options, you can have a hearty meal in Q39 Midtown’s friendly, casual atmosphere whatever the weather.
“Q39 is amazing. Servers, Chefs, bartenders are in a league of their own. I can't wait to come back!I love this place!! The chefs, the service, the bar. Fun fun atmosphere! Money well spent!” - Yelp Review
Unfortunately you can’t get a GiftYa digital gift card to Q39 Midtown just yet, but be sure to check back soon.
4760 Broadway Blvd | Country Club Plaza | thecapitalgrille.com
If you have something to celebrate, Kansas City locals recommend doing it at The Capital Grille. Birthdays? Check. Anniversaries? You bet. Graduations, promotions, or even just because you need a nice night out? The Capital Grille has you covered with expertly prepared dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and a floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk that houses up to 5,000 bottles for you to choose from -- now that’s a wine selection!
The Capital Grille is elegant, but comfortable -- the rich mahogany paneling and Art Deco-style chandeliers immediately let you know that a night out at The Capital Grille is an elegant event, but the friendly staff, delicious food, and incredible service will make you feel right at home.
“Perfection. Our party of four didn't know what to expect when coming here. We were just going out for a steak; but we were pleasantly surprised!” - Yelp Review
The Capital Grille doesn’t accept GiftYa digital gift card yet but we’ll let you know when they do!
700 W 47th St | West Plaza | eddiev.com
Yes, there are lots of amazing steak restaurants in Kansas City. And yes, they’re all devoted to excellent food and excellent service (that’s how they made this list!), but Eddie V’s has a fun charisma that sets it apart from the pack. You’ll still get incredible USDA Prime Steaks -- Eddie V’s ages them for 28 to ensure optimal flavor -- and fish delivered fresh daily from across the world, but Eddie V’s has a style all its own.
Shake up your surf and turf and order one of Eddie V’s lobster tacos on fresh, hand-rolled tortillas. Or sit back and enjoy some jazz in the V lounge. According to Eddie V’s, their goal is to deliver “the finest meal you’ve ever had”... and if the rave reviews are any indication, they definitely deliver!
“All of the food was spectacular and the service was great. When we arrived there was complimentary valet which was convenient since we weren't sure where to park. I had a reservation made and specified it was our anniversary. They put rose petals on our table which I thought was a nice touch.” - Yelp Review
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood doesn’t accept GifyYa digital gift cards just yet but check back soon!
4800 Main St | Country Club Plaza | stockhillkc.com
There’s a long tradition of steak restaurants in Kansas City and throughout the midwest, and Stock Hill KC makes a goal out of honoring and upholding that tradition of excellence. Stock Hill’s kitchen boasts imaginative interpretations of timeless steak restaurant classics as well as tasty brunch options to brighten up your weekend morning.
With a fully-stocked bar and excellent happy hour deals, you can rely on Stock Hill for a polished dining experience, impeccable service, and tasty food for a reasonable price.
“My boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary here and it was amazing! They congratulated us on our anniversary and even wrote us a card congratulating us! The restaurant itself is to die for - very luxe and modern. Drinks, appetizers, and entrees were spectacularw” - Yelp Review
Get a GiftYa digital gift card to Stock Hill by following the link and treat yo’ self.
20 W Pershing Rd | Union Station | pierponts.com
Not sure what wine or cocktail pairs best with your meal? Fret not. Pierpont’s offers an incredible wine and cocktail selection, including a fully-stocked bar with beautiful, wrought iron shelves that tower over the restaurant with endless beverage possibilities. Whether you like your cocktails creative or traditional, Pierpont’s expert bar staff will keep your glass full all evening long.
Locals report that Pierpont’s at Union Square offers an unparalleled dining experience in the Kansas City area. Plus with kid-friendly options like mac and cheese for the little ones to enjoy, you can stop into Pierpont for a romantic evening, a night out with the girls or guys, or an elevated family dinner. There’s something for everyone to enjoy.
“ What an amazing place! So beautiful and grand...we could almost imagine the hustle and bustle of it during it's heyday. ” - Yelp Review
You can grab a digital GiftYa gift card to Pierpont’s at Union Station by clicking on the hyperlink.
And there you have it -- some of the best steak restaurants in Kansas City! As you can see, Kansas City is no stranger to quality steakhouses -- whether you’re looking for something upscale and traditional, something a little more modern and creative, you want to bring the kids or leave them at home, or any other goals you have for your evening out, Kansas City’s steakhouse scene can more than deliver.
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