4749 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City
HOURS: Mon.–Sat. 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. and 5–10 p.m.,
Sun. 5–10 p.m.
COST: Most entrées more than $20
Affectionately called Cowtown because of its prominent place in the cattle industry, Kansas City  takes its beef seriously. Plaza III has earned a reputation as one of the city’s top steak houses thanks to expertly prepared, tender cuts of prime USDA beef aged in a specially designed cooler to maximize flavor.
Traditional sides such as creamed spinach and baked potatoes complement the savory flavor of the steak. Non-beef eaters are treated to equally tasty choices such as lobster or delicately grilled chicken.
If you crave a soundtrack with your meal, opt to eat downstairs and treat your ears to a buffet of sensuous jazz. Multiple seating areas are available here, including the main dining room that is sumptuously decorated in dark wood tones and the spacious wine cellar dining area.
Servers are professional, efficient, and happy to make recommendations, especially if you prefer something other than steak. Dressy attire is encouraged and valet parking is available outside the restaurant.