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“Good Not Great” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge

Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge
1333 Walnut Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
816 442-8115
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Ranked #175 of 1,201 restaurants in Kansas City
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 14th Street
Lake Forest IL
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good Not Great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Great location with much to do near it. The food was good, not great with some good selection and good cocktails. After hours is pretty fun with a younger crowd and DJ coming in. Would recommend especially as a launching point for the night.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Maker's Mark Hits the Mark”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I went to Maker's Mark in the Power and Light District in downtown KC with a group of 12 people this past Tuesday night. To keep this short I will say that the food was excellent. We discovered that Tuesday is their half price steak night which was an amazing value. Everyone ordered steaks and they were all cooked to order and presented well. The 12oz filet was outstanding and the 24oz bone in rib eye that several had looked like something Fred Flinstone would eat. Everyone said their steaks were excellent. The only thing keeping me from giving the visit 5 stars were the cocktails at the beginning of the meal. Several of us ordered their specialties, Maker's Mark Old Fashions and Manhattans. You would think they would have these nailed but unfortunately no. The Manhattan was overly sweet as was the Old Fashion. I had the Manhattan served up which usually is filled to the brim but it was quite short. That could have been forgiven but not the sweetness. The whiskey should be the star not the cherry juice. That said I will definitely be back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Farragut, iowa, USA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“This Is My Kind of Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

I don't understand the negative reviews. I loved this place and I can't wait to go back. The staff was very hospitable. The drinks were out of this world. The food was tremendous! The prices were very reasonable. Lastly, the music wasn't too loud. We could talk without having to yell. (I love loud music, just not when I eat!) Again, I can't wait to go back and try different meals and drinks!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fancy but not Overpriced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The calamari was great! Lots of fun, unique choices...I had a chicken/pear sandwich that was very tasty for around $10 with fries. I would recommend this place to a friend.

Visited August 2013
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Wichita, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Good atmosphere, mediocre food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The atmosphere is great. The food, just so-so. I had the chicken and waffles, which was a huge disappointment. My husband had good steak pasta, but the portion was very disappointing. We both ordered mint juleps, they didn't muddle the mint. This left a very disappointing taste in a drink that should have been very good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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