Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thank You For a Great Year!

Jb Hook's knows how to deliver the best steak and seafood at the Lake of the Ozarks, and it looks like our customers know that too! Each day we open our doors and invite guests to enjoy an incredible fine dining experience within our walls, and our goal is always the same. To provide incredible service, prepare delicious meals, and create an atmosphere that is both relaxing and fun. From the stunning view to the food specialties, we pride ourselves on being truly exceptional. Learn more about why diners are devoted to JB Hook's, read some customer raves then we invite you to visit us and discover why people call us the best restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks!


What Makes JB Hook's Stand Out?

  • The View
    • The panoramic view of Lake of the Ozarks is breathtaking. Locals and visitors alike love to request a table with a view! If you haven't taken in a sunset from the dining room or deck, prepare to be awed. If you're looking for a romantic dining experience, your date won't be disappointed when you visit JB Hook's.
  • The Restaurant
    • With a dining room that is both casual and sophisticated the atmosphere is sure to be pleasing. If a more lively crowd is what you're looking for, you must take a seat at The Bar - our friendly bar staff and entertainment is sure to delight. If a seafood craving brought you to JB Hook's pull a seat up at the Shrimp & Oyster Bar and satisfy yourself with sensational seafood.
  • The Menu
    • Simply put, the best steak and seafood is served at JB Hook's, although the rest of the menu will have your mouthwatering, too. From amazing salads and delicious sandwiches for lunch to an assortment of pasta, pork and chicken entrees for dinner, there's certainly something for everyone on our menu. Not to mention the drink special and wine list are something of legend!


You don't have to take it from us though - check out what some of our guests have to say about JB Hook's!

"Consistently one of the best places to eat while at the Lake. Service is excellent and they have really good choices on cocktails...The view is fantastic and second only to the quality of the meal that is served...Get the full treatment, appetizer, entree, dessert...!"
C. Wooden, Google review.

"JB Hook's is an amazing restaurant with amazing food. Shared a lobster and it was huge! Everything tasted amazing. Our server, Jake, was wonderful. Our waters were always filled and table was always clean. Would definitely recommend!"
Ally H., TripAdvisor review

"Celebrated a wedding anniversary with some friends and we had a marvelous time. The food was spectacular and the service first class. Planning on returning during the daylight to check out the view."
gn2lk, TripAdvisor review

"Our golf group met for a Christmas get-together at JB Hook's. It was a great lunch (very reasonable lunch prices) with a great atmosphere and view. Our two servers did an excellent job. So, thank you to Darian and Sierrah for your wonderful hospitality."
Becki  N., TripAdvisor review


It is such a pleasure for us to share these great reviews. We know that in this day and age, many people choose their dining location by looking for reviews online and we know that our guests experiences are a reflection of our values. Serving the best meals at the Lake of the Ozarks is not just our mission, it's our passion. From everyone at JB Hook's, thank you for a wonderful year - we look forward to satisfying all your dining needs in 2017! For your next meal, reserve a table at JB Hook's by visiting our website www.JBHooks.comor calling (573) 365-3255.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Host Your New Year's Eve Party At JB Hook's!

The holidays are a wonderful time for being grateful and reflecting on the past year, they're also a perfect time for planning parties! With New Year's Eve just around the corner, JB Hook's invites you to host your next big event with us. Our Lake of the Ozarks restaurant isn't just the most popular fine dining place around, it's your hot spot for for throwing the best NYE event at the lake. What's the key to ringing in the new year with an amazing party? JB Hook's of course! Whether your party people are friends, family, or colleagues - we've got some advice for hosting a great event.



Start Planning Now

People tend to make their New Year's Eve plans in advance, so give JB Hook's a call today and reserve your space. You and your guests will appreciate coming to the restaurant and having everything prepared. No cooking, no mess, no stress! We can handle planning the last evening of the year for:
  • Your family gathering
  • A night out with friends
  • The office crew
  • ...and so much more!

Send Your Invites

You want to make sure your invitees know about your party as soon as possible. We've got a week to get your party rolling - we suggest sending a sophisticated evite, there are lots of great New Year's Eve templates online to choose from. Your social media accounts are a great way to promote your party - tell everyone why your event is unique to ensure a great crowd.

JB Hook's Will Make It Special

Remember, this isn't just another night out. New Year's Eve only comes once a year and celebrating it in style at JB Hook's is special! We have two incredible private rooms - call today to reserve yours. Your guests will love cheering in the new year over the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Our exclusive party rooms are:
  • The Garden Room
    • This private room overlooks the main dining room and is perfect for intimate gatherings of up to 35 guests. your group will enjoy our spectacular menu samplings and drinks in this room with a view!
  • The Sunset Room
    • If you're looking for room to satisfy a larger group of up to 70 guests, you will want to lock down this incredible area, located just off the main bar. This romantic setting creates the perfect backdrop for a New Year's Eve gathering. The fireplace elevates the room and makes for a warm and elegant space. A private bar and bartender are available just for you and your group - class and sophistication at its finest!
  • Restaurant & Bar
    • For smaller groups you can look forward to a New Year's Eve, JB Hook's style, in our general bar and restaurant seating. There will be no shortage of celebration throughout the restaurant on the last night of the year!

Food & Drink Make The Night

JB Hook's delicious menu is the highlight of our fine dining experience and our signature chef is ready to create a menu for your party that will awe your guests! For your special party, you can choose your dining selections from the menu, or ask us about creating a custom menu of your favorite options.

Our cocktail recipes are delicious and just the thing to ring in the new year! If you have a specialty drink, don't hesitate to suggest it - our full bar is stocked with the highest quality ingredients and our signature drink menu is made of magic. 

Time is running out to plan and secure your New Year's Eve party with JB Hook's - call 573-365-3255 to talk to our event planner and see how we can help. If you're looking for a special place to celebrate the upcoming year, we've got the festive atmosphere and the most spectacular view at the Lake of the Ozarks - where else would you rather be? Let JB Hook's be your last stop of the year!





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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Warm Up With JB Hook's Soup Selection

If you can't resist ordering a steaming hot bowl of soup at JB Hook's, you're not alone. From late fall to spring, most people just can't resist the lure of our favorite warm soups. Whether it's an animal instinct to fuel up hot bowls of creamy soup in order to survive the cold weather, or it's simply because these thick and rich options are remembered and readily available this time of year, at JB Hook's you can be sure you're sipping on the freshest ingredients available. We know you're going to enjoy your dining experience at the best steak and seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks. May we suggest some sensational soups to try during your next visit? You won't be disappointed!




JB Hook's Soup Selection
All of our soups are offered in either a cup or a bowl. They pair nicely with our salads and are an excellent dish to enjoy before your entree arrives. We serve our soups with Lavosh crackers and smoked tomato fresh basil cream cheese. 


French Onion

French onion soup is a simple, rustic and delicious dish and JB Hook's has perfected the recipe. You may be wondering, is French onion soup actually from France? Well, although French onion soup is not original to France, they did help to improve the recipe. We know that Romans enjoyed a soup made with cooked onions in broth but to our palettes advantage, at some point in time, the French decided to caramelize the onions, bringing out their natural sweetness. It wasn't a bad idea to top the dish with cheese and toasted bread either.

  • JB Hook's French onion soup will entice your senses with caramelized onions in a beef and chicken broth with bay leaves and a touch of sherry, topped with croutons and melted Swiss cheese.

Salmon Bisque

Salmon Bisque is an savory way to enjoy salmon. A little trivia here, what makes a bisque a bisque and not a chowder? Both bisques and chowders are made with seafood and vegetables, with a creamy base but chowders tend to be more stew-like or chunky.Traditionally, a bisque is a smooth, creamy, deliciously seasoned soup of French origin and our unique twist on the modern recipe is sure to delight.

  • Just one scent of JB Hook's Salmon Bisque will have your mouthwatering. With tender bits of smoked North Atlantic Salmon blended in a rich and creamy broth, you better order the bowl, one cup just won't be enough. 

Soup Du Jour

No matter what the featured soup of the day is at JB Hook's, you can be sure that only the finest ingredients were used. Our chef features a special soup daily, just ask our server for pairing suggestions. 

For some, soup is a warm comfort food, often thought of when it's chilly outside. At JB Hook's soup satisfaction is guaranteed! When you dine at the Lake of the Ozarks desirable fine dining restaurant, you're sure to be pleased from appetizer to entree and everything inbetween. If you haven't sunk your spoon in one of our satisfying soups, we invite you to try one - you might find a new favorite JB Hook's menu item!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

How Food Presentation Helps Make Your JB Hook's Experience A Great One


Picture this, the waiter at JB Hook's glides through the room with a tray of exceptional looking ocean fish and steak and your mouth begins to water. What do you do? If you're like most of our customers, you ask your waiter, "What was that and how soon can I have it in front of me?"  The way food looks on a plate is what tempts our eyes and makes us want to taste it and it's no surprise that the immaculate entrees at JB Hook's, the lakes premier fine dining restaurant are no exception. Food presentation is just as essential to the success of a dish as its taste and flavor and the chef at JB Hook's creates each flavorful dish with that in mind. Learn more about food presentation, why it's important and view some of the mouthwatering menu selections and see for yourself!


Why Food Presentation is Important

The visual presentation of food is part of what makes fine dining exceptional. From the presentation of the appetizer to capping the meal off with a dessert drink, diners revel in the delicate display of their foods at JB Hook's. Your dish may come drizzled with sauces, sprinkled with seeds, decorated with edible toppings or accompanied with garnishment. These techniques enhance the diners experience and often compliment the plated food item.


What is Plating?

The arrangement and overall styling of food upon bringing it to the plate is called plating. Common styles of plating include:

  • Classic: An arrangement of the main item in the front of the plate with vegetables or starches in the back.
  • Stacked: An arrangement of the various items, or the main item leaning or layered upon a side item or bed of vegetables.

A History of Food Presentation

The art of modifying, processing, arranging and decorating food to enhance its visual appeal has been practiced for years. Historically, the presentation of food has been used to display wealth and the complexity of a dish emphasized power. Sources tell us that Ancient Romans placed great importance on the appearance of their dining experience from lavish decor to exciting performances and of course, through the elaborate presentation of the food itself. Impressing guests with food presentation has a rich history and today view contemporary food presentation as an expression of modern aesthetic and creativity.


Mouthwatering Displays of JB Hook's Dishes 

Check out some of our signature items that look amazing and taste even better.

  • Steak & Australian Lobster Tail

    • All of our steaks are hand carved, USDA choice or above, aged a minimum of 21 days to enhance the flavor of the meat. Our Australian lobster tails are 1 lb and served with a 6 oz fillet mignon. All entrees are served with the choice of salad or soup and a side dish. 

  • Steak Neptune

    • A popular JB Hook's dish, steak neptune, will delight your senses. A 6 oz fillet stuffed with boursin and and shrimp then grilled to perfection and finished with crab piccata and asparagus. 




We've come a long way when it comes to food presentation but one thing we know for sure, when dining out, the experience is half the joy of the meal. At JB Hook's we know our menu is flavorful and we respect that by making it look good too. Now, after taking a look at some of our entrees, we know you your tummy is talking to you - visit our website www.JBHooks.com to make a reservation or call (573) 365-3255. Your visual fine dining experience is waiting for you.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Whiskey & Food Pairings at JB Hook's

Wine has long reigned supreme as the classic beverage for food pairing but there's much to be desired when it comes to enjoying whiskey and a mouthwatering meal from JB Hook's. The knowledge of whiskey tasting notes and the ability to pair this particular liquor with food can elevate your dining experience and set you apart as a dining companion with a sophisticated palette. Whether a whiskey enthusiast already or just wetting your whistle, let your Lake of the Ozarks premier steak and seafood restaurant share some suggestions in order to successfully pair whiskey with our food like an expert.


Drink: A Light Whiskey

Pair with: Seafood and spicy meals. Lighter whiskies tend to be more fragrant and with a touch of sweetness. You'll find this in most American varieties and will likely note, they contrast nicely with spicy dishes. Start out your JB Hook's dining experience by pairing a a light whiskey with one of our signature appetizers like:

  • Cajun Style Calamari - Lightly dusted in flour and Cajun Spices, flash fried and served over peppadew pepper cocktail sauce.
  • Bam Bam Shrimp - Lightly battered shrimp drizzled with a sweet and spicy chipotle sauce.
Drink: A Medium Whiskey

Pair with: Proteins such as, grilled chicken, beef, roasted pork, and lamb. Whiskies with moderate or medium intensities, like Scotch or Bourbon because of their smoky, rich flavor notes. you can enhance the flavor of the dish by adding a few drops of distilled or spring water to your glass to open up the smoky notes. A medium whiskey will fare well with an entree like:
  • Peppered Steak Woodrow - A 6oz filet pepper encrusted, char-grilled to perfection, finished with sauteed red onions, bacon and hollandaise sauce.
  • Pork Loin with Golden Raisin Chutney - 16oz pork tenderloin medallions grilled, finished with sauteed golden raisins, basil, red onion and pecan. 
Drink: A Full-bodied Whiskey

Pair with: Hearty dishes. The high alcohol content and spiciness of full-bodied whiskies, like a flavorful single malt whiskey or rye whiskey, pair well with rich, seafood dishes like oysters and smoked fish. They are also an excellent choice for bitter pairings such as strong cheeses or dark chocolate. Try either of these options and prepare for an excellent pairing:
  • Oysters on the Half Shell - East coast succulent oysters served with cocktail sauces and horseradish.
  • Mesquite Smoked Wings - In house smoked and served with a choice of sauces. 

Balancing the contrasting flavors of the whiskey and the food is the ultimate goal of a pairing. Keep these tips in mind and venture to the whiskey side when you visit JB Hook's next. Embark in the wonderful world of whiskey and indulge in the culinary adventure of what a well paired whiskey and delicious JB Hook's meal can do for your palate! Our bar is balanced with whiskies that span the spectrum from light and medium to full-bodied and our menu is just as diverse. Let us make your next meal your best meal - visit your favorite fine dining restaurant today!


The Lake's Best Ocean Fish and Steaks

Visit us at JBHooks.com
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2260 Bagnell Dam Blvd.
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 365-3255