I happily discovered this Midtown restaurant shortly after it opened and have since returned several times. That's because every time I have, the food has been delicious and the service has been great.
If I had to describe Q39, I would call it as a "traditional rustic BBQ joint meets modern urban" kind of place.
The decor has an industrial and wood look, and the open dining room has both tables and booths for seating. There is a large communal table, a space that can be closed off for private dining, and a small patio for those who like the outdoors.
The atmosphere is upscale casual - making it great for a tasty meal with family or friends, watching sports with a good beer in hand, or for a casual lunch or dinner date.
The medium-priced menu is divided between share-ables (appetizers), soups and salads, specials, competition BBQ plates, burgers, speciality sandwiches, wood-fired grilled plates (including steak and seafood), and a variety of side dishes.
I can personally vouch that the onion straws, macaroni and cheese, BBQ sliders, Q burger, pulled pork and brisket are mouth-watering. The macaroni and cheese is so creamy and flavorful and the pulled pork so tender and zesty. My only comment would be that the potato salad needs a bit more bite to it.
Owned and operated by Executive Chef and national champion BBQ pitmaster Rab Magee and his wife, Kelly, Q39 is located at 1000 W. 39th St. in a Kansas City, MO strip mall.
The restaurant does have a parking lot, but with other businesses in the same location, parking can be a challenge at times.
Even if parking does prove to be tough, Q39 does make itself convenient to customers in other ways. They offer a "fast and fresh" $10 lunch (Monday - Friday) for folks in a hurry - which includes a sandwich and side. They also offer carryout and the ability to make reservations online (and reservations are needed during peak hours!).
Additionally, their bar offers hand-selected local beers wines and original cocktails, and many of their dishes are competition award winners.
Q39 is open:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
You can visit Q39 online at q39kc.com or contact them at 816-255-3753.