On the occasion when we choose to go out for a steak, my family likes to go to the Saltgrass Steak House. They are a relatively new restaurant chain in the area. The atmosphere is rustic and the food is flavorful. The rattle snake tails (appetizers), jalapeno peppers stuffed with shrimp, are a good starter and each meal is served with beer bread. The steaks are well seasoned and the chefs are well trained. Servers are very attentive and outgoing.
However, the wife and I went to a steak place in Kansas City once. A place on the Missouri River yet it had no windows. It looked like you were entering a warehouse from the outside. There was no large sign on a 50 foot post, only a small sign on the wall near the entrance door. It was an older, industrial side of town and I was shocked when my family recommended the place because of the area it was in. Once inside, the building offered a different environment. It resembled an upper-crust, high class dining establishment with an Old West attraction. There were high ceilings, wagon wheel chandeliers over each table, and high back, heavy wooden chairs. That night we had the best steaks of our life and all the sides were equally as delicious. To this day I cannot remember the name of the restaurant.
I believe the place you are referring to might have been The Goldon Ox down in the old part of town. It is down by the river, and Kemper Arena. It is an outstanding place. It closed down, but I believe it has reopened under teh same name haven't been there in a long while. WOW, it was a good steak. I do like from KC The Hereford House, not the chains that have gone up in KC but the original down town. KC has some excellant BBQ, and STeaks. So, enjoy when you come to my neck of the woods. And if you eat at a local BBQ joint don't forget the Burnt Ends. OHHHH Man those are good.
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