Place Details

Chaz on the Plaza

325 Ward Pkwy
Kansas City,  MO 64112

Phone: (816) 802-2152

Chaz on the Plaza

The culinary team takes a precise, disciplined approach to how food is prepared and presented. Awards: Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, TripExperts Best of Kansas City, Open Table Diners Choice Award.

Reservations & Info: 816.802.2152 or http://www.raphaelkc.com/chazontheplaza. Located at The Raphael Hotel serves breakfast, lunch & dinner 7 days a week

Chaz on the Plaza, The Raphael’s signature restaurant and lounge, is a destination seafood & steakhouse that embodies the unique culture, history and spirit of Kansas City. The atmosphere is warm and clublike, but with an energetic vibe. Menus celebrate heartland taste and bounty, reflecting a playful fusion of styles and ethnic cuisines. Food is complemented by New and Old World wines from a wine list that received a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and Open Table Diners Choice Award Chaz’s emphasis on music justly respects KC’s rich jazz heritage, but goes beyond to showcase other genres that are giving rise to a vibrant artistic community. The restaurant serves breakfast weekdays, 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.; Saturday Jazz Brunch 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (live jazz from 10 -2); Sunday Jazz Brunch 7:00 am - 2:00 pm; lunch Monday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., closed Sunday; and dinner Monday - Thursday, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Chaz Lounge offers a classic atmosphere for drinks and small plate specialties. Half-price Happy Hour appetizer specials are popular Monday - Thursday 4 - 6 p.m. Local artists perform their original music and favorite covers nightly.

To create a uniquely Kansas City dining and entertainment experience for visitors and local patrons.

Show Map

Business Info


Founded: 1976 as The Raphael Restaurant, reborn as Chaz 2009
General Manager: Bill Carter
Parking: Parking Lot, Valet
Payment Options: Visa, Amex, Mastercard, Discover
Serving: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee, Drinks
Restaurant Services: Takes Reservations, Walk-ins, Group-Friendly, Has Waiters

Categories: Breakfast & Brunch Restaurant, Burger Restaurant, Fine Dining Restaurant, New American Restaurant, Seafood Restaurant


Report a Problem

Events

  • Ruben Pascottini
    06:00 PM - 06/28/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Born in Paraguay, Pascottini was introduced to the piano at age 4 and gave his first piano recital at the age of 6. His love of music and desire to expand his musical...

  • Havilah Bruders Duo
    06:00 PM - 06/29/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Havilah Bruders is a versatile and soulful Kansas City vocalist who performs a variety of genres as though each was her sole focus. Raised in a singing family, this...

  • Aura Azul
    04:00 PM - 06/30/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Headliner Shay Estes is a well-known singer in Kansas City’s famous jazz clubs, performing with the likes of Mark Southerland, Mark Lowrey, Brad Cox and many others....

  • British Invasion
    07:00 PM - 06/30/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    British Invasion reproduces the sounds of the Beatles, Dave Clark Five, Gerry & the Pacemakers, the Rolling Stones and many of the other British bands that flooded...

  • Cynthia van Roden Trio
    10:00 AM - 07/01/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Chanteuse Cynthia van Roden is a versatile vocalist with a three-octave range. She sings everything from straight-ahead and Gypsy jazz and blues to samba, habanera,...

  • Jimmy Dykes and The Blisstonians
    04:00 PM - 07/01/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    The Beatles, James Brown and a rich variety of soul, R&B and funk artists influence the mix of contemporary and pop with oldies music that define Jimmy Dykes and...

  • A La Mode Quartet
    07:00 PM - 07/01/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    A la Mode features guitarist/composer Clayton DeLong with vocalist/percussionist Jesica Poell. Born in California and raised in Kansas City, Clayton began playing...

  • Eboni Fondren Duo
    10:00 AM - 07/02/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Headlining songstress Eboni Fondren’s smooth, sultry voice rises up from a place of deep emotion and crescendos into pure joy for her audiences. Originally from...

  • The Mengel Brothers
    05:00 PM - 07/02/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Chaz draws a loyal flock of regulars Sunday nights to hear a diverse repertoire performed by the Mengel Brothers. Dana and Les Mengel are among the top classical...

  • Will Matthews Duo
    06:00 PM - 07/03/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Two time Grammy Winning Guitarist Will Matthews is a native of Kansas City and has been touring with the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra since 1996.The Guitarist...

  • Danny Embrey Duo
    06:00 PM - 07/04/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    This duo specializes in brasiian jazz. Danny is joined by the great electric bassist Greg Whitfield. They are both members of the Sons of Brasil, who have performed...

  • Roger Wilder Duo
    06:00 PM - 07/05/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Roger was raised in Rochester, New York and educated at the University of Miami. His music career as a piano performer, recording artist and educator has led him...

  • A La Mode Trio
    06:00 PM - 07/06/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    A la Mode features guitarist/composer Clayton DeLong with vocalist/percussionist Jesica Poell. Born in California and raised in Kansas City, Clayton began playing...

  • The Grand Marquis
    04:00 PM - 07/07/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    The Grand Marquis is a band of musical mixologists serving up a refreshing cocktail blend of the timeless, Kansas City jazz sound born in the 1920s and a unique...

  • Natalie Bates Quartet
    07:00 PM - 07/07/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Jazz drummer Natalie Bates studied under famed KC jazz performer Doug Auwarter from elementary school until the end of her high school career. Natalie earned a Bachelors...

  • Hot Strings Trio
    10:00 AM - 07/08/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Experience a unique acoustic ensemble specializing in French Gypsy Jazz. Violinist Marvin Gruenbaum is a 35-year veteran of the KC Jazz scene and a viola player...

  • Shay Estes Trio
    07:00 PM - 07/08/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Growing up in in the suburbs, Shay started singing country music and performing in musical theater for audiences as a pre-teen. The promising vocalist earned a scholarship...

  • Bryan Hicks Duo
    10:00 AM - 07/09/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Headliner Bryan Redmond has been playing saxophone and singing gospel since his grade school days in west Tennessee. The gifted performer studied at UMKC before...

  • The Mengel Brothers
    05:00 PM - 07/09/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Chaz draws a loyal flock of regulars Sunday nights to hear a diverse repertoire performed by the Mengel Brothers. Dana and Les Mengel are among the top classical...

  • Pagarazzi
    06:00 PM - 07/10/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    PAGARAZZI is the duo of two fixtures of the KC music scene – pianist Mike Pagán and bassist Steve Rigazzi. Performing together for many years, their blend of...

  • Bryan Hicks Duo
    06:00 PM - 07/11/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Headliner Bryan Redmond has been playing saxophone and singing gospel since his grade school days in west Tennessee. The gifted performer studied at UMKC before...

  • Rick Willoughby Duo
    06:00 PM - 07/12/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Headliner Rick Willoughby began playing the violin at age three and discovered his love for the string bass at eleven. In 2004, Rick Willoughby graduated from the...

  • Lonnie McFadden Trio
    06:00 PM - 07/13/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    A true Kansas City entertainment icon, Lonnie McFadden is a unique multi-talented performer who sings, tap dances and plays trumpet. He has traveled the globe performing...

  • A La Mode Quartet
    04:00 PM - 07/14/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    A la Mode features guitarist/composer Clayton DeLong with vocalist/percussionist Jesica Poell. Born in California and raised in Kansas City, Clayton began playing...

  • The Grand Marquis
    07:00 PM - 07/14/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    The Grand Marquis is a band of musical mixologists serving up a refreshing cocktail blend of the timeless, Kansas City jazz sound born in the 1920s and a unique...

  • Rich Hill Duo
    10:00 AM - 07/15/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Pianist-vocalist Rich Hill has a personal sound steeped in the rich jazz, blues and gospel traditions of his Kansas City hometown. His keyboard style is grounded...

  • Steve Gray and Shannon Lipps Band
    04:00 PM - 07/15/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    A 30 year veteran of the KC music scene, Steve plays with some of the cities top performers and has toured with chart topping heavyweights such as Percy Sledge,...

  • J Love Trio
    07:00 PM - 07/15/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    The J Love Band is headlined by Jamie (J Love) Chase. Born in Kennett, Missouri, also hometown to Sheryl Crow, J-Love has become one of leading soul vocalists in...

  • Stan Kessler and Kathleen Holeman
    10:00 AM - 07/16/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    This group will make you smile and tap your feet. We play songs from the American jazz songbook that will have you whistling all the way home. Stan Kessler is a...

  • The Mengel Brothers
    05:00 PM - 07/16/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Chaz draws a loyal flock of regulars Sunday nights to hear a diverse repertoire performed by the Mengel Brothers. Dana and Les Mengel are among the top classical...

  • Dan Bliss and Rod Fleeman
    06:00 PM - 07/17/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    One of the best guitarists ever to come out of Kansas City, Rod Fleeman uses acoustic guitar to showcase his love of of ’30s and ’40s jazz, blues and swing....

  • Dominique Sanders Duo
    06:00 PM - 07/18/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Headliner and bassist extraordinaire Dominique Sanders is on a mission to bring new vibes and waves to your ears. He has shared the stage with national acts like...

  • Michael Pagan Duo
    06:00 PM - 07/19/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    As a jazz pianist Michael Pagán has performed throughout the United States and in Europe with many jazz. As a composer Pagán has written over 150 works, mostly...

  • A La Mode Trio
    06:00 PM - 07/20/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    A la Mode features guitarist/composer Clayton DeLong with vocalist/percussionist Jesica Poell. Born in California and raised in Kansas City, Clayton began playing...

  • Sons of Brasil
    04:00 PM - 07/21/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    This popular Kansas City jazz group has performed every week since their inception in 1991 – playing only Brazilian jazz. Each member is a versatile jazz performer...

  • Emily Frost Trio
    07:00 PM - 07/21/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Headliner Emily Frost is a versatile singer, composer, actor and recording artist whose vocal leanings are toward jazz and alternative rock music – and leans delightfully...

  • Havilah Bruders Duo
    10:00 AM - 07/22/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Havilah Bruders is a versatile and soulful Kansas City vocalist who performs a variety of genres as though each was her sole focus. Raised in a singing family, this...

  • Aura Azul
    04:00 PM - 07/22/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Headliner Shay Estes is a well-known singer in Kansas City’s famous jazz clubs, performing with the likes of Mark Southerland, Mark Lowrey, Brad Cox and many others....

  • Molly Hammer Trio
    07:00 PM - 07/22/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Molly Hammer is an accomplished vocalist in the Kansas City area. She has a background in musical theatre and has appeared on many stages including The American...

  • Flyzone Duo
    10:00 AM - 07/23/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    This is a dynamic duo of veteran jazz, and R&B musicians. Jaisson Taylor is regarded as one of the top jazz, blues, and R&B drummers/vocalists in the KC Metro area....

  • The Mengel Brothers
    05:00 PM - 07/23/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Chaz draws a loyal flock of regulars Sunday nights to hear a diverse repertoire performed by the Mengel Brothers. Dana and Les Mengel are among the top classical...

  • Steve Rigazzi Duo
    06:00 PM - 07/24/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Steve Rigazzi, a self-taught bassist, began his formal musical training under the tutelage of New York jazz bassist Cecil McBee in 1990. In 1996 he earned a Bachelor...

  • John Blegen Duo
    06:00 PM - 07/25/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    John is a highly skilled jazz clarinetist who began his professional career at age 16 in Philadelphia with a Dixieland band composed of Drexel Tech students. He...

  • Ruben Pascottini
    06:00 PM - 07/26/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Born in Paraguay, Pascottini was introduced to the piano at age 4 and gave his first piano recital at the age of 6. His love of music and desire to expand his musical...

  • Lonnie McFadden Trio
    06:00 PM - 07/27/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    A true Kansas City entertainment icon, Lonnie McFadden is a unique multi-talented performer who sings, tap dances and plays trumpet. He has traveled the globe performing...

  • Megan Birdsall Trio
    07:00 PM - 07/28/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Megan Birdsall is a songstress nurtured in a creative home and in the Kansas City jazz community. The talented vocalist and composer has recorded two CDs: Track...

  • Cynthia van Roden Trio
    10:00 AM - 07/29/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Chanteuse Cynthia van Roden is a versatile vocalist with a three-octave range. She sings everything from straight-ahead and Gypsy jazz and blues to samba, habanera,...

  • Cubanisms
    04:00 PM - 07/29/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    A small town Missouri boy who studied classical guitar at UMKC and a small town Cuban girl with a global economics degree from the University of Havana meet in Cuba...

  • Stan Kessler and Kathleen Holeman
    07:00 PM - 07/29/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    This group will make you smile and tap your feet. We play songs from the American jazz songbook that will have you whistling all the way home. Stan Kessler is a...

  • Jimmy Dykes Duo
    10:00 AM - 07/30/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    The Beatles, James Brown and a rich variety of soul, R&B and funk artists influence the mix of contemporary and pop with oldies music that define Jimmy Dykes and...

  • The Mengel Brothers
    05:00 PM - 07/30/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Chaz draws a loyal flock of regulars Sunday nights to hear a diverse repertoire performed by the Mengel Brothers. Dana and Les Mengel are among the top classical...

  • Max Levy Duo
    06:00 PM - 07/31/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Max Levy is a versatile saxophonist that plays a variety of jazz, swing and blues music. Max has recently migrated to Kansas City, coming from eastern North Carolina...

Past Events

  • John Blegen Duo
    06:00 PM - 06/27/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    John is a highly skilled jazz clarinetist who began his professional career at age 16 in Philadelphia with a Dixieland band composed of Drexel Tech students. He...

  • Steve Rigazzi Duo
    06:00 PM - 06/26/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Steve Rigazzi, a self-taught bassist, began his formal musical training under the tutelage of New York jazz bassist Cecil McBee in 1990. In 1996 he earned a Bachelor...

  • The Mengel Brothers
    05:00 PM - 06/25/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Chaz draws a loyal flock of regulars Sunday nights to hear a diverse repertoire performed by the Mengel Brothers. Dana and Les Mengel are among the top classical...

  • Flyzone Duo
    10:00 AM - 06/25/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    This is a dynamic duo of veteran jazz, and r&b musicians. Jaisson Taylor is regarded as one of the top jazz, blues, and R&B drummers/vocalists in the KC Metro area....

  • Stan Kessler and Kathleen Holeman
    07:00 PM - 06/24/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    This group will make you smile and tap your feet. We play songs from the American jazz songbook that will have you whistling all the way home. Stan Kessler is a...

  • Havilah Bruders Duo
    10:00 AM - 06/24/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Havilah Bruders is a versatile and soulful Kansas City vocalist who performs a variety of genres as though each was her sole focus. Raised in a singing family, this...

  • J Love Trio
    07:00 PM - 06/23/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    The J Love Band is headlined by Jamie (J Love) Chase. Born in Kennett, Missouri, also hometown to Sheryl Crow, J-Love has become one of leading soul vocalists in...

  • El Mambo Orchestra
    04:00 PM - 06/23/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Miguel “El Mambo” DeLeon became known as the “Midwest Mambo King” in the early 1980s when he introduced Salsa and true Latin Jazz to Midwestern audiences....

  • A La Mode Trio
    06:00 PM - 06/22/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    A la Mode features guitarist/composer Clayton DeLong with vocalist/percussionist Jesica Poell. Born in California and raised in Kansas City, Clayton began playing...

  • Michael Pagan Duo
    06:00 PM - 06/21/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    As a jazz pianist Michael Pagán has performed throughout the United States and in Europe with many jazz. As a composer Pagán has written over 150 works, mostly...

  • Dominique Sanders Duo
    06:00 PM - 06/20/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Headliner and bassist extraordinaire Dominique Sanders is on a mission to bring new vibes and waves to your ears. He has shared the stage with national acts like...

  • Dan Bliss and Rod Fleeman
    06:00 PM - 06/19/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    One of the best guitarists ever to come out of Kansas City, Rod Fleeman uses acoustic guitar to showcase his love of of ’30s and ’40s jazz, blues and swing....

  • The Mengel Brothers
    05:00 PM - 06/18/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Chaz draws a loyal flock of regulars Sunday nights to hear a diverse repertoire performed by the Mengel Brothers. Dana and Les Mengel are among the top classical...

  • Stan Kessler and Kathleen Holeman
    10:00 AM - 06/18/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    This group will make you smile and tap your feet. We play songs from the American jazz songbook that will have you whistling all the way home. Stan Kessler is a...

  • Shay Estes Trio
    07:00 PM - 06/17/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Growing up in in the suburbs, Shay started singing country music and performing in musical theater for audiences as a pre-teen. The promising vocalist earned a scholarship...

  • Cubanisms
    04:00 PM - 06/17/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    A small town Missouri boy who studied classical guitar at UMKC and a small town Cuban girl with a global economics degree from the University of Havana meet in Cuba...

  • Rich Hill Duo
    10:00 AM - 06/17/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    Pianist-vocalist Rich Hill has a personal sound steeped in the rich jazz, blues and gospel traditions of his Kansas City hometown. His keyboard style is grounded...

  • Monique Danielle Trio
    07:00 PM - 06/16/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza



  • Sons of Brasil
    04:00 PM - 06/16/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    This popular Kansas City jazz group has performed every week since their inception in 1991 – playing only Brazilian jazz. Each member is a versatile jazz performer...

  • Lonnie McFadden Trio
    06:00 PM - 06/15/2017

    At Chaz on the Plaza

    A true Kansas City entertainment icon, Lonnie McFadden is a unique multi-talented performer who sings, tap dances and plays trumpet. He has traveled the globe performing...

More Events
Tweets from Kansas City
twitter