Best of Kansas City's Steakhouses

Trying to find the best Steakhouses in Kansas City? 10Best has you covered. Our editors and locals search the city and suburbs for the top places. Then, we showcase popular restaurants and highlight eateries with great user reviews. We also help you find areas where Steakhouses are prominent - the Downtown area, for example - so that you not only get terrific dining recommendations, but you also have choices to boot. After all, if you're going to eat, you may as well do it right and take advantage of Kansas City's best.

10 Marina Grog & Galley
Picturesque is the only way to describe this location beside Lake Lotawana. Each night still water reflects the well-lit building; during daylight hours, boats of all sizes cut across the lake. First built as a full-service marina and renovated in 1993, the casually elegant restaurant features deep blue tones, dark wood, and panoramic lake views, as well as a 1,500-gallon salt water aquarium. Chef Amy Presson prepares nicely cooked Prime and Prime-Plus steaks over mesquite charcoal. For a rich accompaniment to any filet, ribeye, Kansas City Strip or Porterhouse add some decadent Steak Delmar Sauce ($6.50), a combination of garlic cream sauce, shrimp, scallops, crab meat and mushrooms. Additional dinner specials include grilled duck, pork filets and several other choices, while fresh seafood ranges from walleye and mahi mahi to baked scallops, stuffed shrimp, lobster and crab. A supremely relaxing place to enjoy a delicious meal. (816-578-5511)

9 Majestic Steakhouse
This establishment steps in as an ideal candidate when you want live jazz and excellent steaks. Big, juicy cuts of beef satisfy any appetite, and perfectly prepared prime rib draws a strong contingent of loyal patrons. If you're not in the mood for beef, take advantage of fresh salmon, roast pork, or a pasta dish. The dining room feels like a 19th-century, Old West saloon and offers appealing atmosphere. (816-471-8484)

8 Savoy Grill
The menu at Savoy Grill includes some of the best steak and seafood offerings to be found in Kansas City. The restaurant boasts superior service from a classically attired waitstaff, who are both attentive and professional. For an authentic experience, enjoy plump lobsters and cooked-to-order steaks while lounging in an old fashioned booth like the one Harry Truman favored on his frequent visits to the eatery. A Kansas City tradition. (816-842-3890)

7 McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant
Dark woods, crisp white tablecloths, and deep, comfortable booths contribute to this restaurant's upscale, elegant atmosphere. More than 30 types of seafood are flown in daily, resulting in incredibly fresh dishes and an ever-changing menu. Halibut, salmon, tilapia, mahi mahi, and Dungeness crab are favorites. Salads, soups, and pastas provide alternatives if you're not in the mood for fruits de la mer. Don't skip dessert � the Chocolate Bag, a unique creation involving chocolate and plenty of berries, is not to be missed. (816-531-6800, 888-344-6861)

6 Pierpont's At Union Station
Named after railroad magnate John Pierpont Morgan and located in refurbished Union Station, this fine restaurant is an excellent choice any time of day. At lunch, try a crab cake melt sandwich, a grilled shrimp spinach salad, or even a "small plate" option like macaroni and lobster with fresh asparagus. While dining, check out the early 20th-century decor and exquisite architectural features that distinguish the striking train depot. Business dress. (816-221-5111)

5 J. Gilbert's Wood Fired Steaks
One of the best reasons to visit Overland Park is to frequent this famous steakhouse, whose attractive setting creates a memorable impression with diners. Stone accents, weathered brick walls, wood flooring, and historic photos of local landmarks and citizens impart a certain hominess that's rare in today's themed steakhouses. Grilled red meat is the specialty, although people not looking for Black Angus can opt for five-spice chicken penne, wood-fired chicken, or grilled barbecued salmon. Reservations suggested. (913- 642-8070)

4 801 Chop House
Dark woods and 1920s New York City style characterize this popular steakhouse, named among Distinguished Restaurants of North America. Beef rules here, from filets and Kansas City Strips to ribeye and a 24-ounce Bone-in Delmonico and special preparations that include Foie Gras Torchon or Bone Marrow Butter Bath. But you'll also find veal chops in savory portabella mushroom ragout and grilled or spice-rubbed Dry-Aged Double Bone Pork Chop with Cider Jus and Roasted Apple Compote. You can choose from potatoes with blue cheese, transformed into gnocchi or many other varieties and a wide array of vegetables. Seafood appetizers include jumbo shrimp cocktail, fried calamari and pancetta-wrapped scallops. Or try plump, succulent lobster corndogs and classic Oysters Rockefeller. Executive Chef Christopher M. Dennis favors seasonal ingredients and highlights freshness, including edible flowers and fresh herbs. Dining at 801 Chophouse is truly event. (8169948800)

3 Jess and Jim's Steak House
Operating since 1938, Playboy magazine once named this beloved restaurant one of the nation's top 12 steakhouses. More recently, Travel & Leisure named Jess & Jim's #20 out of 32 best steakhouses across the country. These folks are serious about their beef, cutting it fresh daily and defining Extra Rare, Rare, Med-Rare, Med, Med Well and Well-cooked steaks right on their menu. Sterling Silver steaks start at $20.99 for a 5-ounce filet with salad, garlic toast, and one side, including gargantuan twice baked potatoes, rice or a vegetable. Try one of their house-ground premium burgers or choose from chicken, seafood and pork offerings too. Want to help the restaurant celebrate their longevity? Take the 75th Anniversary Steak Challenge -- if you can eat salad, garlic toast, a twice baked potato, their famous beets and a 75-ounce top sirloin for $75, you'll get your money back and an enviable reputation. (816-941-9499)

2 Hereford House Zona Rosa
Since 1957, this steak fave has been preparing choice cuts over a hickory-wood fire. Great Kansas City strips, filets, and T-bones are cooked to a perfect degree of tenderness and are the reason folks return again and again. The place offers great seafood choices too, including cedar-planked salmon and roasted tilapia. Other perks include an award-winning wine list and exceptional service. (816-584-9000)

1 Plaza III
It's been more than 50 years since Plaza III began developing a reputation for great steaks. Dark woods and a 'clubby' feel still characterize the inside of the restaurant, which is a beef lover's paradise with a wine list to match. Eight filets, and USDA Prime strip steaks, a porterhouse and a T-bone, are priced from $40 to $49 dollars and offer a choice of spicy Diable or creamy Bernaise sauce, or savory beef pan gravy. Plaza III's wine cellar stocks hundreds of vintages which pair well with beef as well as fresh, plump jumbo scallops and shrimp, lobster and lamb or veal chops. Seafood and beef crowd the appetizer menu and there are a dozen potato or vegetable sides available. Just be sure to save room for Chocolate or Grand Marnier Soufflé and order it when you choose your meal. It's worth the wait. (816-753-0000)


Lisa Waterman Gray moved to the Kansas City area 35 years ago and has written professionally for 20+ years. A member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association, she's excited about the recent local explosion of great food and drink. Childhood moves and living with international students created Lisa's insatiable interest in travel. She has shared her passion with Midwest Living, msn.com, offbeattravel.com, and AAA Midwest Traveler - to name a few. When Lisa's not on the road or computer, she sells olive oil and balsamic vinegar and makes dynamite desserts. In October 2014 she'll attend Slow Food International's Terre Madre conference, in Turin, Italy. 

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Majestic Steakhouse 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Catering, Dancing, Disabled Accessible, Live Music, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out, Wine Cellar
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $$$
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Savoy Grill 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Catering, Disabled Accessible, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
COST: $$$
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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA
COST: $$
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Pierpont's At Union Station 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Catering, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out, Wine Cellar
Neighborhood: Downtown
COST: $
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J. Gilbert's Wood Fired Steaks 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Disabled Accessible, Group Friendly, Live Music, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms
Neighborhood: OVERLAND PARK
COST: $$
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801 Chop House 10Best List Arrow
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: NORTH KANSAS CITY
COST: $$$$
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Jess and Jim's Steak House 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Live Music, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Take Out
Neighborhood: DOWNTOWN
COST: $$
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Hereford House Zona Rosa 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Bar Dining, Catering, Chef's Table, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Smoking (bar only), Take Out
Neighborhood: North Kansas City
COST: $$
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Plaza III 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, Continental, Steakhouse
Dining Options: Bar / Lounge, Catering, Disabled Accessible, Family Friendly, Group Friendly, Live Music, Non-Smoking, Parties / Private Rooms, Wine Cellar
COST: $$$$
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