A 30-year journey

Contrary to popular belief, JJ’s Restaurant is not named for popular owner Jimmy Frantzé. In 1985, Jimmy purchased JJ Malane’s from his former business partner and the saloon’s namesake. Malane’s went away, but JJ’s remained, and a West Plaza fine dining icon was born.

Jimmy invested his enthusiasm and passion for exceptional food and wine to build one of the finest restaurants in Kansas City. He helped create an environment that attracted and kept one of the most professional staffs in the region. He inspires so much loyalty that when the new JJ’s reopened 18 months after a fateful fire, almost all of his staff re-joined him.

Fine Dining in Kansas City

Chef Julio Juarez has brought a fresh approach to our contemporary American cuisine, but you can still enjoy long-time favorites like the Paco Shrimp appetizer and the JJ’s Pride steak, easily one of the finest cuts in town.

Our new surroundings in the Polsinelli Building create a warm and inviting atmosphere, with just a bit of European flair. Dining here is an occasion – a very welcoming one.


JJ’s Restaurant has earned numerous honors and awards in its history. Here are just a few:

Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2016

Ingram’s Best New Restaurant 2015

Pitch Best Wine List Award 2015

Restaurant Hours

Lunch:  Mon. thru Fri. 11am to 3pm

Dinner:  Sun. thru Thurs. 5pm to 10pm
Fri. and Sat. 5pm to 11pm

Happy Hours:
4pm to 7pm – 7 Days a Week

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