Restaurants on the Plaza: About Parkway Social Kitchen

Welcome to Parkway Social Kitchen, your Country Club Plaza restaurant destination. Parkway’s mission is food with a sense of community. The table is a special place that has the power to bring people together, and Parkway is a place where friends and family can gather over delicious food.

Parkway opened its doors in the fall of 2017 and quickly jumped to the forefront of the Kansas City Plaza restaurant scene. Led by head chef John Hammack, who spent more than two decades at Houston’s, Parkway is committed to serving excellent food and utilizing the highest-quality ingredients, sourced almost always from local partners.

You can find Parkway on the corner of Ward Parkway and Jefferson Street, just off the Plaza’s main strip. The Plaza is one of the most distinct, popular and beautiful districts in Kansas City. With over 100 shops and more than 30 restaurants, the Plaza is packed with options. Of all those restaurants on the Plaza, Parkway’s mission, food and atmosphere put it above the rest.

Come see for yourself. Call (816) 214-5616 or make a reservation online today.

Our Menu

Parkway offers a wide range elevated comfort foods with a menu that stands out among restaurants on the Plaza in Kansas City. There’s something on the menu for everyone, and you’re sure to feel satisfied with your meal. This food is familiar, yet distinct. We’re not reinventing the wheel — we’re just making the food you love even better.

As head chef John Hammack says, “It’s all about doing it right.”

Parkway does it right, and it does it all. This is one of the only Country Club Plaza restaurants where you can find every meal of the day. Parkway’s menu gives you choices from a late-morning brunch to shutting down the bar.

  • Brunch: Biscuits and gravy, egg platers, chicken and waffles — is your mouth watering yet? Parkway serves up home-cooked classics with a sophisticated touch. But don’t worry, things aren’t too fancy here. You can wear your comfy clothes for brunch, served Sundays until 3 p.m. Oh, and don’t forget about the bottomless mimosas!
  • Lunch: There’s an abundance of KC Plaza restaurants serving lunch any given day, but none of them are quite like Parkway. Starters, salads, sandwiches, burgers and entrees are yours for the picking from the lunch menu; plus a choose-two special with sandwiches, salads and soups.
  • Dinner: Parkway’s menu is built to make anyone feel welcome here. Whether you’re bringing the whole family for a night out, going on a date or meeting up with friends, this dinner menu will meet your needs and fill you up. Come enjoy the best dinner any Plaza restaurant in Kansas City has to offer.
  • Bar: Parkway’s bar menu is extensive. Signature cocktails like the Fig Old Fashioned — made with house-infused fig and vanilla bean whiskey, maple simple syrup and bitters — are fan favorites. The beer list features a hefty selection of brews from Kansas City’s own Boulevard Brewing Company. Happy hour, which runs 3-6 on weekdays and 10-12 for late-night on the weekends, offers $2 off beers, $5 spirits and $3 off wines. Parkway’s mission to serve food with a sense of community shows at our friendly bar.

Atmosphere

A great KC Plaza restaurant is about more than just food. It’s about the space itself. A great restaurant is designed to create conversation and foster community, not just serve food. Parkway’s mission is food with a sense of community, and every aspect of your experience at this restaurant on the Plaza is meant to fulfill that mission.

From the airy upstairs dining area to red-velvet-lined music space, Parkway is a place for friends. The main dining area is large, and it’s never too loud. Bring a large group or a single date. Either way, Parkway has the right table for your meal. The upstairs bar serves as the centerpiece. Just like the rest of Parkway, it’s open and friendly — perfect for conversation.

Downstairs, you’ll find The Lounge. The Lounge serves as a live music venue, private event space and wine bar. The interior design welcomes you into another world. Beneath the Plaza’s busy street, this hideaway welcomes you for good drinks, music and conversation. It is a truly unique atmosphere among many great restaurants on the Plaza.

Whether you’re coming in the morning or evening, with family or a date, Parkway is the restaurant on the Plaza you can’t miss.

Make Your Reservation Today

You’re welcome to walk in and find an open table anytime. You can also call (816) 214-5616 or make a reservation online today. The Plaza is one of Kansas City’s most popular entertainment districts, and seats at any restaurants on the Plaza can fill up quickly. Plan ahead by claiming your table for brunch, lunch or dinner, and we’ll see you at Parkway soon.