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The Oliver

$$ - $$$American, ,
4807 Jefferson St, Ward Pkwy and Jefferson St, Kansas City, MO 64112-1838
+1 816-384-2500
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4807 Jefferson St, Ward Pkwy and Jefferson St, Kansas City, MO 64112-1838
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Three guys in town for the Astros/Royals baseball games. We had dinner here 6/16/18. We were walking around the Plaza area, looking for a place to grab dinner. The hostess was very friendly and answered several questions about the place. The menu was varied. I...More

Thank 82-Ag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had brunch. The cinnamon roll and waffle that I had were OK, but I’ve had similar at lower cost venues. The Johnnie cakes were really good. Not much here if you are trying to eat healthy food. Some family came in with a baby and...More

Thank MarshalltownMan
Reviewed April 10, 2018

The ambiance of this little joint is really wonderful. Low lighting, rustic and modern at the same time, and a fairly open kitchen make this a greta spot for a romantic dinner. The menu when I was there was eclectic American, with many southern influences....More

Thank Shaun M
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

My lady and I ate at The Oliver for our 10th. anniversary. Dinner was wonderful. Our waiter, Nick, was attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu and drinks. We enjoyed our pre and post dinner visits to the bar. Both bartenders were entertaining and made...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Had lunch here and it was great! It was early on in the day so not a lot of other people were dining. Great atmosphere and staff.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed March 16, 2018

This is new addition to the Plaza, and one of many 'redefined' and or 'upscale classic' restaurants. I believe that the Oliver doesn't know what niche it wants to be in. Does it want to compete with the steakhouses on the Plaza? Or maybe the...More

Thank Mrchanute
Reviewed March 10, 2018

On a recent KC weekend, we had Sunday brunch at the Oliver. The atmosphere was pleasant with a trendy hipster vibe and service was professional. The spicy bloody mary was fabulous and spicy indeed. My husband loved The Villager (smoked salmon and things that go...More

Thank amiesmie
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Food was good and so were drinks. It was a cool vibe. We sat at a large round table in the back. It was not the best we have had in KC but it wasn’t bad by any means.

Thank Melissa L
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in KC. Every time I go, I have had a wonderful experience. The servers and bartenders are very attentive. The food is delicious. But what really makes this place special is the cute detail you notice in small...More

2  Thank nicolemL9232ON
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Brother visiting from out of state. Chose The Oliver for the food & ambiance. Did not disappoint. Everyone in our party...4 of us, enjoyed our meals. Trendy & upscale atmosphere. Outstanding service. Will definitely go back & have recommended to friends!

1  Thank Genevieve S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4807 Jefferson St, Ward Pkwy and Jefferson St, Kansas City, MO 64112-1838
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-384-2500
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The Oliver is a refined version of an American tavern, inventive while firmly rooted in the comforts of time-honored classic cuisine and refreshments. The Oliver’s modern-urban charm embraces local ingredients and seasonality, infusing them with a maker's passion for starting from scratch and the pride of creativity, and producing the rare opportunity for food and drink to rise to a new level.
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