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The Jacobson

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2050 Central St, Kansas City, MO 64108-2039 (W 21st St)
+1 816-423-2888
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've heard good things but never ventured from my usual spots. I am thrilled I took out of town guests here before the KC symphony. The history of the building itself was a treat. Our waiter, John, was on the money with every single recommendation and selection. My guests ordered specialty drinks and he picked a glass of wine for... More 

Thank j c
Management response:

First, welcome to The J! Second, we’re glad to hear you had such a great experience with us. We love hearing feedback about our staff, and will be sure to let John know about your compliments! Our dessert is as fantastic as the drinks and apps so make sure you save room for next time! Please email us at info@thejacobsonkc.com... More 

Tiberias, Israel
Level Contributor
42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Listed by some as one of Kansas City's top ten restaurants, we have to say we were underwhelmed by the gastronomic effort. The food was not particularly memorable in either preparation or presentation. Still, it was agreeable. The service, however, was cordial and welcoming. This place may be a good place for drinks and lite bites overall.

Thank ASA224
Level Contributor
24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have heard about this place for years now, but finally had the chance to pop in for a lazy Monday afternoon. It's finally patio weather in KC and we loved hanging out on The Jacobson's patio. Their food and beverage choices were impeccable and our server was absolutely the best. I can guarantee we've just found a favorite to... More 

Thank Julie S
Management response:

Hi Julie, we’re so happy to hear you were able to visit us at The Jacobson! We certainly love patio season as well and are glad you had such a great time. Thanks so much for writing this terrific review; we hope to see you again soon. If you send us a message at info@thejacobsonkc.com, we can thank you personally. More 

Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a reservation here for 8 of us on a Saturday night. We sat outside in a large booth and it was a little cozy but worked well for us as we are all friends. The fire/torch was a nice centerpiece to the patio and the string lighting is always a favorite of mine for outside seating. The drinks... More 

Thank Kelly J
Denver, CO
Level Contributor
100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Large wine selection with great happy hour prices! The bruleed goat cheese & balsamic grapes and trio of spreads were so good and the perfect amount of food for three people at happy hour.

Thank HMDenver
Management response:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your great review! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us during Mingle Hour and go to try some great Mingle options with your group. We hope to see you at another happy hour soon! If you have time to email us at info@thejacobsonkc.com we’d like to thank... More 

Level Contributor
34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I have been to The Jacobson a few times and the quality of food never disappoints. I love freshness of the vegetables and the meat and the desserts are to die for. My guy always gets the Jacobson burger and says it's the best burger ever. For me I have to stick to an app, because the meals are far... More 

Thank Jennifer B
Eudora, Kansas
Level Contributor
89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed an early dinner at The Jacobson. The appetizer of choosing three spreads (we had the blue cheese, white bean, and red pepper spreads) was a great way to start our meal. We then had the pasta/shrimp and the roasted game hen. Both were excellent! Highly recommend The Jacobson.

Thank Deb B
Management response:

Hi Deb, thank you so much for taking the time to share your compliments with us! We take pride in serving a variety of flavorful dishes to please everyone’s different palates. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to seeing you soon! If you have a moment to email us at info@thejacobsonkc.com we’d like... More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

From the outside this place looks a bit like a craft beer place, but OMG the cocktails were fabulous! We tried a number of different ones at the table and everyone truly enjoyed it. John was extremely helpful with choices. Next time dinner!

Thank Julie J
Management response:

Thanks so much for sharing your review with us, Julie! We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed our fabulous cocktails and received great service from John. We hope to see you soon for more cocktails and hopefully dinner too! Please email us at info@thejacobsonkc.com so we can thank you personally. - Pat P., General Manager More 

Independence, Missouri
Level Contributor
63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

First of all, parking is difficult so it you have reservations you might want to leave earlier than you would otherwise. We were there on Valentine's Day so it was really busy. The food was very good but the portions were small. The service was a bit slow but it was Valentine's Day... They don't serve bread. I don't think... More 

Thank DPenn_11
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Romantic tucked in the side streets of Crosswalk area downtown KC MO...great service and wonderful warm brick ambience made today's lunch land in the positive memory file! On a lesser note is the lack of choices on the menu...sandwich selection (French dip) RB, Chicken, Turkey Club & Cuban, and the house specialty Jacobson Burger...a few entrees including a great sounding... More 

Thank Bob A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2050 Central St, Kansas City, MO 64108-2039
    (W 21st St)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-423-2888
The Jacobson or just simply “The J” is a cozy yet modern eatery with local seasonal items inspired by the flavors, spices, & cuisines of the Midwest and beyond. The J’s sharable “Mingle” plates along with innovative signature cocktail and flask service provide a unique mix of dining and socializing. Nestled in the historic Crossroads Arts District “The J” is situated in a converted industrial 4,000 square foot warehouse once occupied by A.D Jacobson. Interestingly enough, A.D. Jacobson was the brother of Edward “Eddie” Jacobson. Eddie Jacobson was a business partner and close personal friend of Harry S. Truman. The two owned and operated The Truman and Jacobson Haberdashery together in downtown Kansas City for many years and worked together on many other businesses and political initiatives. As you visit “The J” inside you will notice its simple yet modern décor adorned with art from Kansas City based artists.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?