About The Jacobson

2050 Central Ave
Kansas City, MO 64108
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"If Picasso or Rembrandt wanted to grab a bit in KC, the food and atmosphere at The Jacobson would make them feel like they were back in front of an easel." -Alex Kluesner KC Magazine

Like paint to a blank canvas, The Jacobson, or "The J" for regulars, transformed a 4,000-square foot warehouse into a modern restaurant and bar in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District. Staying true to the surrounding culture, its walls are bedecked with paintings from local artist and its one-of-a-kind heated patio and full service bar is anchored by a two story sculpture by KC's own Stretch.

A glance at The Jacobson's variety of contemporary American cuisine yields a collection for meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans. Much like an artist who draws inspiration from his or her own environment, diners in search of muse are encouraged to mix and match tastes when ordering appetizer & entrees from the Mingle & Center Stage sections of the menu.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Service:
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Brunch Service:
Saturday : 11:00am- 3:00 pm

Dinner Service -
Monday - Thursday : 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday - Saturday: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Bar Service
Monday- Thursday- 11:00 am - 'til close
Friday - Saturday - 11:00 - 'til close

Cross Street:
Central & Southwest Blvd. ~ Next to LuLu's

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 423-2888

Website:
http://www.thejacobsonkc.com/

Entertainment:
Please Call for Details

Catering:
Off site catering available. Please contact Michael Werner for details.

Parking Details:
Covered Garage Parking - Validated
There are additional paid and free parking lots nearby.

Public Transit:
yes

Executive Chef:
Culinary Director - Michael Werner - EKM- Rob Sallapudden

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Corporate and/or private buy-outs available with The Jacobson

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The Jacobson Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

fit for foodies (104)
neighborhood gem (87)
special occasion (72)
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great for outdoor dining (68)
romantic (64)
good for groups (62)
vibrant bar scene (56)
great for lunch (50)
hot spot (45)
great for brunch (26)
late-night find (26)
notable wine list (24)
scenic view (8)
kid-friendly (2)
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food3
ambience3
service3

Service was good if a bit slow at first.

Dined 2 days ago

Service was good if a bit slow at first.

food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Pleased once again...

vip
Dined 3 days ago

This is our tenth or so time hitting The Jacobson this year. We always bring out of town friends here for dinner. We have had nothing but great service. Our favorites servers by far are Chris and Jenni (she has served us for brunch three times)! Everyone that we encounter from the hostess to the bartender, to the servers are always on top of everything. The food is amazing. I have challenged myself to try something new each time and every time is better than the last. We will continue to come back again and again and love introducing this place to our friends. Keep up the good work!!!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Second visit to the Jacobson and we real ...

Dined 3 days ago

Second visit to the Jacobson and we really enjoyed it. Our waitress Chris is very friendly and accommodating! Happy hour is fun and the food is good.

Tags: good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Our new favorite restaurant in KC!

Dined 6 days ago

First time to visit the Jacobson. Very pleasantly surprised. Delicious, well prepared meals, with QUALITY ingredients. Had the kale with grilled chicken salad- ate every last bit. Obviously they care about doing things right. Excellent, attentive, and professional service. Chris was a great server.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Our Daughters Favorite Restaurant in Kansas City

vip
Dined on April 17, 2016

We chose the patio but later realized it was windy and cold. Heaters were not moveable per staff. Regardless, the food was great and we had an enjoyable meal.

Tags: special occasion
food5
ambience5
service3
value4

Loved the outdoor area!

Dined on April 15, 2016

My cousin was in town and we tried The Jacobsen. We loved our appetizer, salads, drinks and truffle fries!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great night out

Dined on April 10, 2016

Wonderful food, great service. Loved the atmosphere. The food exceeded our expectations. Our waitress was extremely friendly and professional. I would highly recommend to a friend! Great date night with my husband!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

We had a great waitress. The food and dr ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

We had a great waitress. The food and drinks were outstanding. We will definitely be coming back.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent once again.

Dined on March 27, 2016

Always good food and service. Our server Jedd was great. All around good time and excellent food

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food3
ambience3
service1

The service was questionable. We had Joh ...

Dined on March 26, 2016

The service was questionable. We had John as our waiter. Though he was jovial and funny, his comic sense went over to be condescending and obnoxious. He questioned orders, was unaware of bar stock and brought the wrong drink despite telling us that they had what was requested. He was generally sparky and tended to talk down to his customers.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Pre-Show at the Kauffman

Dined on March 25, 2016

Our server, Jed was great. Personable, professional and fun. We ate a few of the small plates and days later I am still thinking of the grilled octopus. Out of my box but I took Jed up on his recommendation and he was right, it was amazing. All the rest were good and offered a chance to try a few things over a nice bottle of wine. Thanks Jed.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food1
ambience4
service4
value1

CHICKEN PAPRIKASH

Dined on March 20, 2016

My husband and I recently dined there...and he never complains and will eat nearly any thing. However, he ordered the Chicken paprikash on Saturday night, and it was cold and the dumplings were inedible. The waiter brought out a salad with chicken breast to replace it, but even though his meal was comp'd, the tab was still high and he had to eat while everyone was done. Bad experience....

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great date night!

vip
Dined on March 19, 2016

We had a wonderful time at the Jacobson. Shrimp and crab dip, beet salad and delicious scallops. Our server was thoughtful and helpful. We dined leisurely and enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Urban Modern chic restaurant, great food

Dined on March 12, 2016

Friendly bartenders. comfortable, warm decor - dark wood, leather. Crab & Shrimp dip very good, though maybe not enough crab. Served with ample lovosh & bread. Shared the tomato and white bean salad. Excellent flavor & texture. Also had the bourbon salmon. Could really taste bourbon, and salmon cooked exactly right - not too well done, tender, flavorful. Overall, very good experience, and plan to return. Not cheap. We paid $30 at bar for 2 drinks & appetizer, then $60 for 1 drink, 1 salad and 1 dinner. But worth it.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience4
service4

The Jacobson has a great atmosphere and ...

Dined on March 5, 2016

The Jacobson has a great atmosphere and unique cocktails- but the food is overpriced and underwhelming. There are at least 10 other places you could go within walking distance that are way better. If you're going here- hopefully it's just for cocktails.

food4
ambience4
service4

Loved the artwork and the overall ambien ...

Dined on March 4, 2016

Loved the artwork and the overall ambience of the place

food5
ambience5
service3
value3

Service could be a bit better. No ice in ...

Dined on February 28, 2016

Service could be a bit better. No ice in glasses once we finally were brought water an glasses

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic
food3
ambience2
service2
value2

Not what I was expecting

Dined on February 27, 2016

The waitress we had was rarely seen, maybe it was because the steak I ordered was very RARE and not medium as I requested. 140 for 3 seamed high since it was a local bar setting and not to mention, the food was sub par to say the least.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great!

Dined on February 23, 2016

Cool place, fun vibe. Great craft cocktails with fun bartender. At the bar had the lavoche with 3 different spreads, awesome. Great waiter, asked what they were known for said great salmon and best cheeseburgers in town. So we ordered both and split it. Both did not disappoint. On a nice day outside area looks perfect for a few cold beverages. We will be back even though it is a 30 minute drive.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience4
service3
value2

Nice, but pricy

Dined on February 20, 2016

Had a Friday night reservation and it just seemed, from the moment we saw the hostess, that the staff was overwhelmed. Very slow service the whole way through. The food lacked anything spectacular for the price. I've had happy hour there and will definitely return, but just for that.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience3
service5
value3

Lots of Lovers

vip
Dined on February 14, 2016

We love the Jacobson but probably won't be back for a special day like Valentine's Day. Too full, too loud, tight seating. I'm ok with live music but I think that's a small venue for a live group during a busy day. The octopus was very good but very small portion for price. Waitress was delightful and understanding when I sent my wine back for a mixed drink.

food5
ambience5
service3
value4

Very much worth it

Dined on February 14, 2016

Food was great atmosphere great service very average

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We had a wonderful time as first time gu ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

We had a wonderful time as first time guests. They did however run out of steak as we sat to eat but it was Valentine's Day weekend, which was almost to be expected. The server was knowledgeable and friendly. We will definitely be back, however perhaps on the main dining floor. The party we were seated next to were a bit brash and loud for the quieter part of the restaurant we were seated in.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience1
service2
value1

Too loud

Dined on February 14, 2016

They had a band playing that night. We had to yell for the waitress to hear the order. They attempted to reseat us but it was still too loud. Management called us a cab and we left

food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Very nice evening

Dined on February 13, 2016

Went on Valentine's weekend and the ambiance and food were fantastic would highly recommend

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Delicious meals, dependable dining experience!

Dined on February 13, 2016

Our experiences at the Jacobson have always been wonderful. The specialty drinks are unique (try the Trist - perfect for summer); the food is deliciously prepared and nicely presented and the service has been top notch the last 3 visits.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

One of the best steaks I have EVER eaten

Dined on February 11, 2016

I took my wife foe a early Valentines dinner, made easy reservations online, was immediately seated when we arrived. Staff was very courteous and professional, atmosphere and setting was beautiful. The food was AMAZING. I had the best steak I have had , no knife needed perfectly cooked.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Bo knows Food!

Dined on February 6, 2016

Our son made the reservations for our group of 6. We were seated in the back in a semi-private room where we could really visit, share our meal, and hear each other in conversation. It was such a nice surprise to our evening and one we will repeat in the future. I will always trust his dining choices from now on as none of us had ever been there before. The food was delicious, served in a timely manner, and our server that evening was a true gentleman. There will be more Jacobson's for us in the future when we want to entertain friends and family from out of town.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience3
service2

Slow service. Not attentive. Fair food ...

vip
Dined on February 6, 2016

Slow service. Not attentive. Fair food. Previous experiences had been much better

food5
ambience3
service5
value4

Great Saturday lunch

vip
Dined on January 30, 2016

We had a very enjoyable lunch last Sat. The Cuban and meatball sandwiches were delicious and served hot. The place was busy but we had great service from Tanya. We have never been disappointed with dinner service and now look forward to going back for lunch and brunch too.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5

This is the third time I've been to The ...

vip
Dined on January 30, 2016

This is the third time I've been to The Jacobson in the last month. Each time it gets better. Our server was amazing and so welcoming as well as accommodating as we waited a bit to be seated for our reservation and drinks to come out!

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Great food and atmosphere

vip
Dined on January 28, 2016

The restaurant was hard to find but when I called the hostess was very nice and explained where they were located and told me where to park. Our waiter, Randall, was very friendly and explained the menu. Everything he suggested was very tasty (drinks, appetizer and entree) I will return.

Tags: romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Nice Evening Dining Experience

Dined on January 24, 2016

We had a great meal and chose the restaurant week menu along with a wine pairing. The waiter was excellent along with the suggested dishes and wine pairings. It was an overall enjoyable evening.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Great menu.

Dined on January 24, 2016

Food and drinks were delicious. The only area for improvement would be increase the size of the two person tables. You want to really enjoy several dishes but the tables are too small for that. Seriously though, it was a great place to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary. Will continue to refer family and friends.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

topping it off

Dined on January 23, 2016

Great from the wedge salad through the main course. Don't miss desert- salted caramel pudding! Don't miss this standout place to dine

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fantastic food & staff!!

Dined on January 23, 2016

Fantastic food & staff!! We've enjoyed dining at The Jacobson for a few years now and we just love it! The patio is dog-friendly so that is a plus in our book.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service3
value2

Alright

Dined on January 23, 2016

I was sad that it was as exciting as I had hoped. Salmon was rare. May try one more time during nice weather.

Tags: good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Restaurant Week lunch was good

Dined on January 23, 2016

Our party of 4 all chose from the Restaurant Week lunch menu. For the most part, everything was good. Three had the pork sandwich and all enjoyed it very much. Two had grilled shrimp cocktail appetizer and loved it. The tomato and white bean salad was somewhat bland, as was the grilled chicken sandwich. The bread pudding dessert was delicious. We had excellent service. We were not thrilled with a circular booth, particularly because two of our party were elderly. However, we enjoyed the meal enough that we will try them again. They are behind Lulu's, by the way. Hard to find.

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Restaurant week highlight

Dined on January 23, 2016

Great place for a date, good cocktails, nice wine list and the meatballs with goat cheese were absolutely delicious. Ordered off the restaurant week menu and also had the wine tasting that accompanied it for extra dollars. Our servers name was Anna and she was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine listings. We were seated at our reservation time and our food was brought in a very timely manner. We will definitely return.

Tags: neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Would be 5 stars all the way, but unfort ...

Dined on January 23, 2016

Would be 5 stars all the way, but unfortunately the noise level when the place gets 70% plus full, gets to be unbearable! The place becomes a shouting match.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies

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