Like a mythical phoenix, JJ’s restaurant recovered from a devastating 2013 fire to reopen and re-establish its original atmosphere, class and quality. JJ’s remains one of the longest continuously operating independent restaurants in Kansas City and features a contemporary American menu including dishes such as the highly regarded Paco Shrimp appetizer, fresh seafood dishes and the perpetual favorite, JJ’s Pride, known as one of the best steaks in town. All meals are complemented by a wine list that Wine Spectator, in bestowing it with a “Grand Award in 1996,” calls one of the most comprehensive in the world. Its bar is dominated by a library of liquors, scotches and vintage ports considered one of the finest in the world. Reservations accepted. Hours: Lunch: 11 am – 3 pm seven days a week; Dinner: 5-10 pm. Sun.-Thurs., 5 – 11 pm, Fri. and Sat.