About J. Bruner's
You are invited to experience casual, fine dining at J. Bruner's! Savor steaks and seafood prepared using our exclusive recipes refined over the past thirty-five years. The warm and inviting dining rooms are the perfect setting for weekly casual dining or that special occasion. Enjoy our Red Room Lounge for a cocktail after work, cocktails before dinner, and/or a tasty ice cream drink afterwards. The best table service completes your dining experience, making J. Bruner's the Lake's Classic Steakhouse. Open 365 days a year.
Steakhouse, Seafood, Prime Rib
Hours of Operation:
Red Room Lounge opens daily at 4:30pm.
Dinner served daily year-round: 5:00pm - 9:00pm (often later on weekends and holidays).
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day: Traditional Turkey, Prime Rib, and menu favorites, 3pm-9pm.
Open for Dinner on New Year's Day at 5pm.
Lake Road 54-40 (Winn Road)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free parking lot and main entrance in rear of restaurant on lower level. Handicap parking and entrance on upper level.
Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private dining rooms available for groups from 20-50. Full menu available to all groups, however, customized menus are an option.
Private Party Contact:
Patrick Boylan: 5733482966x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day: Traditional Turkey, Prime Rib, and menu favorites, 3pm-9pm.
New Year's Eve Entertainment. Open New Year's Day at 5pm.
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J. Bruner's Ratings and Reviews
J.Bruners has always been an awesome pla ...
J.Bruners has always been an awesome place, but not on our last visit.
My husband & I always go to J. Bruner's ...
My husband & I always go to J. Bruner's when we're at the Lake. The food is outstanding as is the service. We request Anji because she's excellent, always remembers us and makes us feel like family. So glad that an 'original' at the Lake remains unchanged. We were at another local restaurant the night before, it's newer, has a lake view and very modern inside, butJ. Bruner's is so much better. My husband said Bruner's steak is so much better. You feel like you're at the best neighborhood restaurant for dinner. We will always go back.
The food was acceptable, but not for the ...
The food was acceptable, but not for the price and the service was awful
Once again the food was superb but there were only two waitresses for more than 50 seated customers. Result long periods of neglect. I think the prices charged by JBruners requires above average service. The young lady we had was polite but clearly stressed. She was literally running between the kitchen the bar and the tables. This was not the atmosphere I expected on a special occasion - Mothers Day.
Been going there for more than 30 years ...
Been going there for more than 30 years and always great.
Great food selection. Nice portions. Del ...
Great food selection. Nice portions. Delicious taste.
Excellent dining experience
This is a place for a great consistently well prepared meal. The house dressing is subtle and the steaks grilled to perfection. My wife's favorite is the trout and should be on your list to try the next time you visit. If there is anything that needs attention it's the atmosphere. It might benefit from some light entertainment - a pianist or acoustic guitar player possibly.
Oldie, but goodie
J Bruners has been around for quite a while, yet always manages to provide one of the best dining experiences in Lake of the Ozarks area. Excellent food and service. Nice wine list. Good for a couple's night out.
The prime rib soup is delicious. Also t ...
The prime rib soup is delicious. Also their portions for dinners are a good size.
Fabulous food and super service!
Patricia, my server, helped me make the right choices: great glass of wine, onion rings, and a combination lobster entrée. I enjoyed my meal and will certainly go back the next time I'm at the lake. It's interesting that if the diner chooses to omit a side and/or the salad, that price is deducted from the total bill. Next time, I will only have lobster and salad. I ate too much!!
Still the best at the Lake
We are locals and dine out frequently. There are many good choices at the Lake, but J. Bruner's is our favorite and the place most requested by our family and friends when they visit. Service is the best - with the happy, relaxed mood set by the great waitresses, like Pat and Angie, and the owner Patrick. Food is consistently excellent. And you must have the onion rings.
Great Food & Atmosphere
We were celebrating a birthday and J. Bruner's turned out to be the perfect place for 4 people with diverse tastes. The filet,ribeye, salmon and lobster were all perfectly cooked and presented. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great meal and a nice restaurant.
A restaurant that always is wonderfully great
This restaurant will never fail you. They offer plenty of choices on the menu but never specials of the day. Always a great experience. Excellent food and service. Love it every time!
"Our server Angie was a hoot, very helpf ...
"Our server Angie was a hoot, very helpful and attentive all night. Please send her our thanks. She also made great recommendations for dinner. I had onion rings, prime rib with fried lobster. All of my food was excellent. However this isn't the place to go if looking for a cheaper dinner. I thought I read the menu before I went there but found out when I got my check that I was charged separately for my asparagus and salad. The other thing is one of the couples ordered onion rings but I got charged a portion of the order of which I really didn't need. It would have been nice to have known all this up front before going into my order. I thought I was ordering my meal as a whole (steak, salad and a side) otherwise I really didn't need all the sides since I got a large meat portion. However I would go again because the food was really good!
One of the best restaurants at the Lake of the Ozarks! Best steaks and prime rib, always great service by friendly servers. Nice bar if you just want a drink or glass of wine.
Restaurant was very clean and neat. Cl ...
Restaurant was very clean and neat. Classy decor, white table cloths, cloth dinner napkins. Lighting was subdued but not dark. There was background music playing but not so loud you couldn't talk normally. Wait staff was prompt and attentive without hovering. The timing of the food delivery was expert. The food was properly prepared, hot and very delicious. Our dining experience at J. Bruner's was everything we hoped it would be and more!
Waitress brought Margarita glasses out w ...
Waitress brought Margarita glasses out with bottle of wine and tried to convince me that these were their red wine glasses. I didn't purchase their best wine but the bottle was pricey enough to be able to drink it from a legitimate wine glass. After pressing the issue she fessed up stating "there were no clean glasses". I asked that she hold the wine until there were. Prime rib was good but my wife's fish was overcooked. I am not sure why you mix bacon bits with a mushroom sauce and pour it over Mai Mai but I suppose most people are into the bacon craze right now. The noise level was moderate and when the intoxicated table of cackling ladies left it improved. Ok evening but hard to justify the price around $180 under the circumstances.
We got in 15 min earlier than our reservation. We had a party of 6. Great service and the food was excellent. We had steaks done perfectly. The Mahi Mahi was fantastic and unique. Bread was perfect.
This was our 2nd time at J. Bruner's and as before it was excellent food, great service, and a great experience. The food is served warm and well prepared. The flavors are excellent and the chocolate martini was beyond my expectations. The place was very busy, but I never felt like I waited too long for service, food, or drinks.
Just as good as ever!
My wife and I had not eaten at J. Bruner's for several years so we were not sure what to expect. We were not disappointed. The service and food was excellent. The chicken liver appetizer was delicious and my steak was cooked to perfection.
Best food on the lake!
This is by far the best restaurant on the Lake of the Ozarks. The quality of food is head and shoulders above all the rest. I'm a local resident and have tried them all. Hands down, this is the best!
Food was fantastic and everyone received ...
Food was fantastic and everyone received their meal as they ordered.
Very Good everyone had a great time, was nice to be able to go out for a nice dinner on Christmas Eve
Favorite for years!
J Bruners has been a favorite of mine for many years and a "definite "when we make a trip to the Lake . The onion rings are a must & can not pass up the deep fried lobster. I have NEVER been disappointed!
We dine out frequently. We like Bruner's for special occasions. Steaks are cooked right and they serve a very good fried Lobster.
Maybe my expectations were too high -but ...
Maybe my expectations were too high -but we had read a lot of good reviews for this restaraunt and since we were enjoying a romantic weekend away - we really wanted something nice and special. I was not at all impressed by anything here. The parking lot was dimly lit - it was not at all clear as to where the main entrance of the building was. When we walked in what seemed like the back door to a seedy club we were very confused at to what was going on. There was a loud group of people in a very tacky bar and an empty hostess stand. We waited for what seemed like an eternity while the locals at the bar either stared at us or continued with their loud obnoxious conversations. When we were finally escorted to our table - we were taken up stairs. A steep dimly lit stair case to the dining area upstairs. The layout of this restaurant was very confusing. I dont know why you would bill yourself as "fine dining" and then have your patrons enter through the basement/bar. The decor and everything just seemed very cheap. The staff was not dress nice at all - everything was just very dissapointing. The food was fine - but definitely over priced. Will not go back.
We go to J Bruners once a year for a special occasion and it never disappoints!
We were celebrating our sons final adoption, it was as always a great experience with the best food you can buy. Was our first thought when we asked where do we celebrate!!
My wife likes her steak well done, she rarely orders steak in any restaraunt, but her past experience (6+ years ago) with J Bruners was good, however tonight she ordered the end cut of prime rib and it was rare, she would never send it back fearing she would insult the chef, needless to say a large amount of her steak came to our home and will be used in soup. We were SHOCKED when we received our bill and found that our meal was ala carte! Good Lord, $6 for a SALAD and $5 for a baked potato, 8 years ago we brought our grandchildren here to eat on Friday night and everyone ordered prime rib, we would not be able to afford this treat at these prices now, 2 dinners, water to drink $102 was a BIT much in our opinion
As always great meal, Sierra our server ...
As always great meal, Sierra our server was awesome
Our dinner was fantastic. The most exci ...
Our dinner was fantastic. The most exciting thing of the night was our server. She did an over the top job. We felt like we were family and it felt nice! Of course the food was very good! This was our first visit but we will be back.
Best at the Lake
We have dined at J Bruners on multiple occasions. We have never been disappointed. Whether eating the filet(my favorite at the Lake), the prime rib(always tender and well seasoned), or the seafood the food quality is second to none. On this occasion 3 of our party ate the trout. It was enormous in size and very tasty. The other member of our party had the lobster tail and I can honestly say it was as good as any I've ever eaten on either coast. The wait staff is very attentive and pleasant. Anyone visiting Lake of the Ozarks who wants to experience fine dining has to go to J Bruners.
First time here in about two years, still as good as we remember.
Very good food, great portions
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Wonderful place, romantic, for special occasions and has a scenic view. Has a notable wine list with vibrant bar scene.
So, the other reviews had merit, but food was good
When you in, the first thing that hits you is the smell of mildew. We were seated upstairs in a room that was full and incredibly noisy. This improved later in the evening when a large group finished their meal. Overall, the steak and prime rib were excellent. Baked potatoes were buttery. Our kids enjoyed the bisque, onion rings and lobster mac and cheese. Wish the lettuce in the salad were fresh, not yellow. It worked well for us on a busy holiday weekend for a late meal.
Fantastic food - never had a bad meal.
We have been going to Bruner's since they opened in 1980 and have never had a bad meal. Their onion rings and house salad dressing are to die for! The steaks are wonderfully flavorful and tender! My favorite restaurant in the entire area.
Excellent in all aspects!!
This was our first time at J. Brunners and will not be our last! We loved the service and the waitress. The food was above excellent, and Angie had suggestions for us. I would highly recommend the appetizers. That lobster macaroni and cheese and the chicken livers are to die for. No complaints on anything!!
Had a recent trip to the Ozarks after not being there for a while and stopped on a Saturday night to J Bruners after remembering having a good experience with the food and a bustling environment a few years back. This time we found the food was fine and the service good, but there were only a few tables filled at 7:00 pm on a summer Saturday night. The prices on the menu were the reason. I think this was a much better restaurant when it was not trying to act as upscale as it is now. I suggest going back to the family style where you brought out the salad in a bowl to share and prominently served your great fried chicken.
We were celebrating our 32 wedding anniversary and we had made reservations. We were greeted with a "Happy Anniversary" as we walked in the door. Service was outstanding. Steaks were perfect. The best steaks we have had in a long time. My wife had the Filet and I had the KC strip. I would highly recommend this for special occasions or great steaks. Great experience for our anniversary dinner.
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