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The Jacobson

2050 Central St, Kansas City, MO 64108-2039
+1 816-423-2888
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2050 Central St, Kansas City, MO 64108-2039
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon arrival for our reservation at 7:00 on a weekday evening, we immediately felt the temperature to be uncomfortably warm. I asked our server if there was an issue with the air conditioning. I was told that "it was to be expected" since this was...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attempted to eat here and were sadly disappointed by the terrible service. I will also note that the place was empty on a Saturday night, yet we were still treated poorly. Rude waitstaff and management that offers no solutions but only fakely apologizes. Save...More

Thank Ellamay89
Steven R, Manager at The Jacobson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello and thank you for your comments. We appreciate your review and are sorry to hear our restaurant did not meet your expectations, as The Jacobson always aim to provide exceptional food and service to our guests. We do hope that you will try us...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived 13 people to a reservation we made far in advance for a party. We were refused service immediately upon arrival. We were attending a reservation for a pre-wedding party (I will note we were on time). There was no reason given other than...More

1  Thank Alix S
Reviewed August 7, 2018

DO NOT EAT HERE, Had my birthday brunch here and my BFF found a roach stuck to the inside bottom of her cup after drinking her coffee down to almost nothing. When brought to the Manager attention all she could say was it wasn't suppose...More

Thank mckoy6
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I love this place. Love it. Comfortable patio and inviting dining/bar area. Anytime we have someone visit we like to take them to The Jake. so good.

Thank Tim V
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Horrible service, horrible food for Mother's Day brunch. They even messed up our bill. Only good thing was the dessert.

Thank jkauffman2
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

The Jacobson hosted about 50 of us for a business dinner in the main dining area, and it was fantastic. The food, specifically the filet and salmon, was delicious, and the head of the bar was outstanding. Her personality was hilarious and infectious, and I...More

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed March 14, 2018

Our sons wanted to take us somewhere special for our 50th anniversary. Since my husband and I had had 2 excellent lunches there and really liked the atmosphere, we suggested The Jacobson. We knew about the parking and dealt with it accordingly. We had reservations...More

Thank sandskc
Reviewed March 3, 2018

For an out of towner this restaurant is meant to imprint on your brain some features of this region of the country. The service is super friendly (and I mean that in the over-the-top, "why sure it's our pleasure" way). The food is tasty and...More

Thank Liz M
Reviewed February 20, 2018

It was fine. I had high hopes after viewing the menu but was underwhelmed. The food was good but a lot of KC restaurants make great food. Our server wasn’t interested in waiting on us. He sent the bartender over to finish our service. He...More

Thank NSimoneL
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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