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Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Savor innovative cuisine and sophisticated surroundings at The American Reserve - a vibrant downtown dining gem, with a warm setting distinguished by a chic decor, elegant marble walls and lofty 20-foot ceilings. For gourmet breakfasts, business lunches and intimate dinners alike, guests may select from an inventive, locally sourced seasonal menu perfectly complemented by signature cocktails and impressive wine list.
$10 - $25
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch
Bar, American, Contemporary
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Table Service, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed March 13, 2020

The newly redecorated restaurant had a nice breakfast menu and we chose the French toast with fruit and a bit of whipped cream. The portion was quite large but the meal was actually light. Our server was personable and engaged in pleasant conversation with us.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed December 26, 2019

We dined at Reserve a few years ago and the Christmas dinner and alternatives were very good. NO LONGER SO! We ate "Christmas Dinner" there this year and were VERY disappointed. There was no "Christmas Dinner". The choices ranged from salmon in the mid $20+...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 1, 2019

This gem within our beautiful city is top notch. The food and atmosphere is amazing. The food is so delicious and freshly made to order. Everything is perfect from the food to the atmosphere to the staff. It shows that the details are not overlooked....More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 23, 2019

We had a late night snack at Reserve, a restaurant in the lobby of the Ambassador Hotel in downtown KC. They have a decent selection of specialty cocktails and a friendly bartender, Nick. We had the olive and hummus plate ad barbecue meatballs - both...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 9, 2019

Was there for breakfast tand the steak was too chewy...Great size portions and on the high end for food...Nice live music at night

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

We read reviews of this place prior to our stay in Kansas City... Picked this place to try as a result of good reviews and we did not regret it one bit. I had the breakfast scramble and my husband had the breakfast sandwich on...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 2, 2019

Amazing food, specially prepared full grain and sourdough breads, beautiful space, excellent service.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 30, 2019

We ate breakfast here. Breakfast omelet was good with coffee. Staff was excellent and very attentive. It was pricey for the quality of the food - mostly paying for the convenience of the hotel.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed June 23, 2019

My wife and I stayed at the Ambassador Hotel for our anniversary, and while there, visited the Reserve twice during our stay. The bar is fairly small, but quite comfortable. The"happy hour" provides excellent and reasonably priced cocktails. We tried the "happy hour" food menu...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 25, 2019

This restaurant is on the first floor, behind the entry foyer, so somewhat hidden from view. Had breakfast omlet based on prior TripAdvisor reviews. For me, the omlet was undercooked--but not enough to send it back and I understand some prefer it that way. The...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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April 8, 2017|
Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
I think you are asking if they have an Easter brunch and what the details are. I don't know but I do know they usually do special occasion menus. Give them a call.
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