Thanks to owners Jill Myers and chef Wes Gartner, the legendary Golden Ox steakhouse in the historic Stockyards District of Kansas City is no longer a relic of the past. Start your meal with old-school appetizers like steak tartare, escargot or rumaki, or opt for chilled seafood selections including shrimp cocktail and oysters on the half shell.
Gartner sources his beef from local ranches like Beeman Family Ranch, Dan Morgan Ranch and Cedar River Farms, offering nine different steaks in varying sizes and price points. The selection starts with an 8-ounce flat iron, and goes on up to a mouthwatering bone-in, dry-aged 34-ounce rib eye called The Drover, which easily serves two people.
Sides are served à la carte, including the beloved loaded baked potato, in addition to french fries, hand-battered onion rings, housemade pasta and Parmesan creamed spinach. General manager and sommelier Richard Garcia has created a unique and inviting wine list both by the glass or bottle; classic cocktails and beer are also available. This iteration of the Golden Ox nods to the past, and is for the next generation of steak-lovers in Cowtown.
Golden Ox, 1600 Genessee St., Stockyards District, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.842.2866, goldenoxkc.com