So my sister-in-law went to North at the new shopping center next to Crate and Barrel with some friends last night. All in all, they said that it was very disappointing. They are not currently taking reservations and had to wait over an hour for a table. Really that's not that big of a deal since it was a Friday night in Leawood.
The food was not good. The grilled artichoke was bland and served with a lemon aioli (read boring mayo). The asparagus and proscuitto bruschetta was good but not something to cheer about. Her main was the flank steak with roquefort dressed salad. The steak was cooked to the right temp, but super fatty. To me, flank steak seems kind of weird in a salad, let alone in an Italian restaurant.
In any case, service was uninspired as well as the manager had to come to the table and apologize for the delays in the dishes. Empty wine glasses were left to sit with the bottle in the chiller while the waiter chose not to fill them. Nothing was comp'd but that's not the end of the world.
Has anybody else had any experience with North (or the new steakhouse there)?