Maker’s Mark Bourbon House and Lounge has been on my list to get to for quite some time so when an invitation came inviting a guest and I in for dinner, I was quite ecstatic.

Dinner started with a  Charcuterie Board that featured cured meats and sausages from the Local Pig and artisan cheeses.  This plate pairs perfect with a glass of wine and was a great start to the meal. The presentation of Charcuterie Board is beautiful and something I would absolutely come back in and have at the bar with a glass of wine.

In addition to using the items from the Local Pig, when available Maker’s Mark uses locally grown produce for their salads and also has a signature house-made dressing. We shared the House Salad with mixed greens, roasted corn, teardrop tomatoes, carrots and cucumbers.

The menu at Maker’s Mark is diverse and has something for everyone, even some vegetarian offerings and although I have been trying to eat less meat lately, it did not happen once I saw Chicken and Waffles on the menu! I have been on a serious chicken and waffle kick lately and was torn between that dish and the Tenderloin and Gnocchi. If you are an avid reader on here, you know I am nuts about gnocchi!

My dear sweet husband said both those dishes sounded good as well so we got one of each and I had the best of both words. The Gnocchi was covered in Port Corgonzola Cream Sauce and the tenderloin had great flavor.  Served a top a bed on mashed potatoes the Chicken and Waffles is like a meal and dessert in one plate. The chicken is crispy and savory and the waffles and syrup add a touch of sweetness.


When it came time for dessert, I could hardly contain myself as our server Grace, who by the way was amazing, told us about the homemade peach cobbler, cheesecake and chocolate torte. But I did resist as the waffles did satisfy my sweet tooth. I must say now that I am writing this, I wish I would have gotten a piece of that peach cobbler to go as it would hit the spot right about now.

Maker’s Mark has great specials including 1/2 price steak night on Tuesdays and 1/2 price bottles of select wines on Thursdays.

If you have not had the chance to make it into Maker’s Mark take time to do so, even if it is a quick stop at the bar for a glass of wine and the Charcuterie Board.

I wish to thank Maker’s Mark for the invitation and all though the meal was complimentary the views expressed here are my own.

In Good Taste,


Maker’s Mark Bourbon House and Lounge

1333 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64106