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The Golden Ox Famous Kansas City Strip Steak!
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Reviewed on 2004-06-10
The Golden Ox is the home of the nationally famous Kansas City Strip Steak! At a recent reception Jay Dillingham former President of the KC Stockyards Co. and original owner of the Golden Ox gave a talk at the 55th Anniversary of the restaurant and gave his blessing to the new owners. One exciting announcement was the addition of BBQ choices to the menu. A smoker has been added and a chef specializing in BBQ has been added to the staff. Try out this fantastic restaurant for lunch or dinner. The room in back has been turned into a delightful meeting room for private events.

The Gazette staff decided to try lunch at the famous "Golden Ox" restaurant that recently celebrated its 55th anniversary. Pat Paton of Pat Paton Public Relations, the restaurant's PR guy hosted the lunch. New owners William C. Teel and Stephen R.Greer made significant improvements to the facility and the menu, while keeping their famous line of quality steaks including the Kansas City Strip Steak. One exciting announcement was the addition of BBQ choices to the menu. A new smoker has been added along with a chef specializing in BBQ.

Keith went for the new BBQ menu with baby back ribs and beans. He thought they were terrific and shared one with the rest of us. My wife, Marieann and Bob ordered the Stockyards Fillet of Beef (a tender cut of beef grilled and topped with a Zinfandel Mushroom Sauce). Both thought it was fantastic. I went for the Ox Filet Mignon - a 6 oz bacon wrapped fillet, which was tender and flavorful. A piping hot baked potato with all the trimmings and the best-cooked carrots I have ever had accompanied it.

Before the main course, we had a fresh garden salad and a giant order of onion rings to share. An efficient waiter kept our water and drinks refreshed and constantly checked to make sure everyone in our group was satisfied.

We topped off the luncheon with all of us enjoying their great desserts. There was Fresh Baked Apple Pie Ala Mode, New Orleans Bourbon Pecan Pie with Whipped Cream, and Chocolate Suicide Cake. We sampled each other's and they were all great. "The Pecan Pie was the best I have ever had," said my wife. Take a trip to the historic stockyard area and feast at The Golden Ox Restaurant.

The service was superb, and both owners came to greet us and make sure everything was satisfactory. They explained a special back room had been modernized to accommodate luncheon meetings or private parties.

It looks like this Kansas City landmark is at the prime of its life at 55 years old. I can't wait to get back for dinner and try the famous "Kansas City Strip Steak" made famous here. The Golden Ox Restaurant and Coctail Lounge is located at 1600 Genessee in the Stockyard Exchange Building near Kemper Arena. Call 816-842-2866 for more information.
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