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Eighty Eight @ The Elms
401 Regent Street
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
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Eighty Eight @ The Elms Details
Hours of Operation:
Daily, 7am - 11am
Daily, 11am - 2pm
Bar & Tavern Menu
Daily, 2pm - 10pm
Sunday - Thursday, 5pm - 9pm
Friday & Saturday, 5pm - 10pm
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Global, International
Steven Duane Cameron
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining in the Upper 88 is available with advance reservations. The Eighty Eight can customize a dining room menu or you can contact The Elms sales department to choose from the banquet menu (available on select dates only).
Private Party Contact:
Erin Woodworth (816) 630-5500 x5504
Regent and Kansas City Ave
The Elms offers three parking lots for self parking and also offers valet parking for a fee.
A word from Eighty Eight @ The Elms
88 at The Elms boasts a rustic American dining experience. Our menu is built around quality produce featuring seasonal, locally grown and procurred ingredients, many from the grounds of The Elms.
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We had a night out at the Elms for
belated Valentines. The restaurant was very nice with the fireplace but we sat in the main dining room and after being there discovered there is a more private upper section which I think I would recommend if your looking for a quiet romantic dinner as hotel guests attending conferences were frequenting the bar area which is not separated much from the main dining area. My wife had the rosemary chicken and I had the salmon on fettuccine, both of which were amazing. We would definitely dine here again."
Dined on 2/21/2014
This very historic landmark is
well worth the commute from Kansas City, This was our first time at Eighty Eight and it will not be our last. I wanted someone quiet and romantic for Valentine's Day and we hit a home run for both. The food was 5 Stars, and the service was excellent. The Elms has done a fantastic job of updating and modernizing 88 with HD TV's above the Bar."
Dined on 2/15/2014
Eighty Eight at the Elms is a very
nice hotel restaurant, but very expensive. The menue has lots to choose from. The 5 course dinner will set you back $75/person while the 12oz steak with wedge potatoes will run you $30-$32/person. These may have been Valentine's Day weekend prices. The food was very good, cooked to perfection, and the service was excellent. All in all, for a romantic weekend getaway, we had a great time. We will probably not go back. Add the Eighty Eight restaurant and Elms Resort to the list of slightly over-priced, one-time experiences."
Dined on 2/15/2014
If you have never been to eighty
eights at the elms, it is located in a historic hotel. Both the restaurant and the hotel are nice and the staff seems to be very service oriented. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice romantic night out."
Dined on 2/14/2014
I want to go on record saying that
our server Courtney was the GREATEST that i have ever had the oppertunity to be served by. She was very attentive to my wife and my needs for a romantic Valentine's day dinner. My only wish is that I was a rich man so I could have given her a HUGE TIP. PLEASE thank her for me."
Dined on 2/14/2014
I was a little hesitant to dine
here after reading some of the reviews. But I'm so glad I gave it a try! Everything was excellent. We ordered a bottle of their house wine which was very light and fruity. Our dinner was delicious, very fresh and full of flavor. The smoked kennebec potatoes were amazing. We even came back for lunch the next day and enjoyed every bite of again, a fresh and flavorful meal. The service was great, the ambiance was great, overall a great place. I look forward to dining here again!"
Dined on 2/11/2014
Our dinner at 88 at The Elms was
delightful. The food was delicious and unique and the service was impeccable. Courtney, our server, was amazing and made the evening fabulous."
Dined on 2/8/2014
Sweet potatoes burn. Replacement
potatoes were microwaved. Coffee was cold."
Dined on 2/7/2014
We enjoyed a very wonderful meal
in a beautiful and quiet room with the fireplace roaring. It was perfect."
Dined on 1/25/2014
After a bad 6 months, the Eighty
Eight is back on track with a new chef, FAR better food, and the potential to be a really great place to eat again. I am so happy to see young, talented and energetic Chef Jordan trying her wings with a new menu in the next couple of weeks. It promises to put the Elms back in the business of serving classic modern American cuisine. My pork shoulder was perfectly prepared, plated and seasoned. My friend's salmon was from the old menu but prepared and cooked properly, If you had a rough go of it in the past 6 months, give the Elms a chance to make it up to you...Service is always fantastic, and Patrick is an accomplished craftsman in the art of the Classic American Cocktail. A great meal!"
Dined on 1/18/2014
Overall very good meal. Very
pleasant, attentive waitress. Some of what we ordered was not available--the waitress told us that the menu was changing soon and the kitchen was out of a number of menu items. Two of us had salads--mine was made with very fresh greens, but overdressed for my taste. Our party had steaks (both nicely cooked to order), duck and pasta. My duck confit was cooked beautifully, but was a little salty for my taste. We also had a bottle of cabernet sauvignon chosen from a small but representative wine list. It's great to see the Elms renovated with a fine restaurant in such a small town--I hope there's enough business for them to keep it up."
Dined on 12/28/2013
Not one good thing to say about
the $100.00 per person New Years Meal the very bad service. Not one good thing to say. And then they have the AUTO Gratuity ( TIP ) $87.78 It is not the servers problem but the owners."
Dined on 12/31/2013
If you are looking for ambiance
that includes roaring fireplaces, dark woods, and lovely upholstery fabrics that reflect the arts & crafts movement, please consider the 88 at the Elms. It incorporates a sense of history with elegant "old world" dining. Come with an expectation of spending the evening. It is not "fast food" but it is well work the investment of time."
Dined on 12/25/2013
6 diners - we all were very
pleased with Eighty Eight on all points. Definitely would return and recommend."
Dined on 12/17/2013
The food was good, but the cost of
the meal and wine was to much for this type of hotel. I would recommend going to local restaurant rather than the 88 it's too expensive."
Dined on 12/8/2013
Service was outstanding. Our
waitress was very friendly and joy to talk too."
Dined on 11/29/2013
We ate every bit of our dinner -
my husband & I split the ribeye and it was by far one of the best steaks ever! The sides were amazing as well. We were very happy with our experience."
Dined on 10/27/2013
We had reservations at 6:15 and
our server, Amanda, was at our table in no time to introduce herself and take our drink orders. We got our drinks and took a few minutes to look over the menu. After about 5 minutes we ordered. It took an hour to get our food and other patrons who got there after us had their food and some were even finished and left. Amanda apologized and said that there was a banquet and the kitchen wanted to get their food out. Not very good for us. Our food finally came and it was spectacular! Amanda apologized again and thanked us for being patient. It was worth the wait BUT, the timing definitely could have been a lot better in the kitchen. Getting our food in a timely manner would have made the perfect evening."
Dined on 11/2/2013
Had lunch here after a spa day
with the girls service and good both very good!"
Dined on 10/26/2013
This place was built in the early
1900's so has a great feel to it, its dark, romantic, and the menu is good for foodies. I would not recommend a "picky" eater come here. The drink menu great, different as well, and wonderful choices. The bartender was good :-) Great wine list. The waitress we had was wonderful. The only issue is everything took a very long time to get to us...the drinks, the bread, the small plates, and the entrées. If you come here, I'd look at it as a chill night...reminded me of eating in Europe. Take your time...its not rushed by the staff or the chef."
Dined on 10/20/2013
The service was poor, the
restuarant was not busy at all and it took almost 2 hours all said and done. The steaks were fairly good but the potatoes tasted so strong of a smokey flavor you could hardly eat them."
Dined on 10/19/2013
The hotel was wonderful and the
food at the Eighty Eight was very good! Would love to come back!"
Dined on 10/18/2013
The restaurant was out of one of
their limited signature menu items, a Ribeye, served a warm NY strip w/ decent flavor, sides were nothing to write home about. Dates dinner was very small chicken portion, overcooked. Very disappointing all around."
Dined on 9/29/2013
Very few people there on a
Saturday night, yet they were out of one of the 3 main courses. Out of the house cabernet wine. And out of one of the 3 desserts. Yet they didn't bother to tell us about any of the 3 until we had ordered and waited at least 15 minutes for each. No offer to update to a different menu item, no offer to discount, no offer to simply bring us an alternative item."
Dined on 9/22/2013
We had Barham chicken entree. It
was awesome as was the kennebec potatoes. Asked to sit upstairs to have a better view out windows but it was quite chilly. One couple asked to sit by fireplace but they were told it was broken. They had music playing but it was a radio station and the commercials were loud and somewhat obnoxious. Food was great, all else, so-so."
Dined on 9/7/2013
Our family had not been to the
Elms Hotel until last weekend. The experience was exceptional from the food, beautiful setting, service and history of the hotel. We will be back again!"
Dined on 8/26/2013
Food and service was amazing!
Salmon was one of the best fish dishes I have ever had."
Dined on 8/17/2013
Food was great - imaginative
without being pretentious - would appeal to most. Nice presentation. The salmon entree at dinner was outstanding and Blueberry quinoa pancakes for breakfast are something I will crave. The atmosphere is appealing and the management staff very attentive and interested. Service was slow, but the food was worth the wait."
Dined on 8/9/2013
When going to a hotel like this,
You have certain expectation when it comes to service and to food. The restaurant did not come through. The menu is limited and touted the Chef. This is usually OK with me as a limited menu allows every item to be a master piece. This was not the case. I had a KC Strip. In the KC area, this should be king. It was over cooked and one of the worst steaks I have had. The service was slow and it appear only one waitress for the entire restaurant. With the sized and perceived elegance, there needed to be 4-5 waitstaff minimum. All in all this was very disappointing dinner. With a little more attention to service and food this could be a very nice place but, they are not there now."
Dined on 8/11/2013
Menu is very limited. Did not find
one entre that really looked great. Ala carte pricing was high for the meal."
Dined on 8/11/2013
It seems the Elms has turned the
control of 88 over to someone with no appreciation for the history and dignity of the hotel. I have regularly posted glowing reviews, but all that has changed in a heartbeat. The new menu (printed in a jazzy "Chilis" inspired font) underwhelms with pedantic pseudo-Southern kitsch like grits and chicken and waffles. The only fish choice is the flavorless overcooked salmon I ordered, served on a bizarre gritty/acetic under plating that tasted like sour milk. My salad was so drenched in vinegar that was almost inedible. My two dining partners had equally unsavory experiences. The food is amateurish and gimmicky. My server, bartender, even staff I talked with were mortified by this shocking change."
Dined on 7/18/2013
Terrible service, bad food and WAY
overpriced. My pasta was inedible- this is not an exaggeration. It was so dry that I couldn't eat any of it. We were seated and it was 10 minutes before anyone greeted us- even though there were two servers leaning on the bar chatting. We waited 30 minutes for our drinks, after reminding our waitress (who offered us a drink menu AFTER taking our order). There were only 5 other tables in the restaurant, so there is no excuse. Not to mention, we heard those tables also complaining about bad service, forgotten or wrong orders. My boyfriend’s potatoes were good, but that’s about it. It's a shame because the Elm's is such a cute getaway. If you go, plan on eating elsewhere."
Dined on 7/14/2013
The waitress was friendly, but had
little knowledge about the menu. The menu was small. The food was alright, but nothing spectacular."
Dined on 7/14/2013
Food was good and the atmosphere
was great. Highly recommend for anyone staying at The Elms and most definitely recommend for a romantic dinner. Our server, Zane, was very attentive and did a fantastic job!"
Dined on 7/7/2013
The chefs at the 88 are top notch.
The steak and appetizers I had where delicious and I would highly recommend the restaurant for the food an ambiance alone. However, the service was a bit hap hazard. Our waitress was slow to server and forgot many of the simple requests we had made, only to remember after repeat requests. My wife and I will be repeat customers for the food alone but, I hope the owners take note and work with their servers. The food is too good to be ruined by poor service."
Dined on 7/7/2013
I had a incredible dining
experience. The food was remarkable. And our waitress went above and beyond. Unfortunately I don't remember her name. But she even graciously took some photos of us. That we were wanting. Just a great place and cannot wait to gwt back. Thank you again"
Dined on 6/8/2013
The dinner was wonderful. I had
the ribeye, and couldn't be more pleased. But perhaps the highlight was the Sunday brunch buffet that was VERY well-priced for the offerings."
Dined on 6/8/2013
We had reservations for 6:00 on a
Friday evening. The restaurant was slow for our whole meal, but the bar had quite a bit of in and out traffic for a wedding rehearsal. That may have had an impact on our experience, but I doubt it, based on the rest of our stay at the Elms. Our dining experience was excellent. Service was outstanding and pleasant, room was quiet and nicely appointed, and the food was amazing. We ordered the ribeye, which was cooked to perfection, and the hand-rolled garganelli pasta, which was perfectly matched with the added chicken breast. We felt the prices were a bit high, but would dine there again for a special occasion. We would highly recommend a visit to 88, as well as a stay at the Elms!"
Dined on 6/1/2013
First time at The Elms, so unsure
that 88 would be "special" enough - but it was. Outstanding food, both breakfast and dinner, and haute cuisine style presentations on dinner menu. Great attention to detail. Upstairs seating for dinner provided a quiet setting appropriate for the occasion. Recommend: Breakfast: Home Fries - amazing - special seasonings; crispy exterior a delight. Blueberry pancakes: the lemon curd makes them exceptional. Dinner: the scallop, calimari appetizers - the paprika aioli with the fried calimari (a very generous portion) is perfection. The pasta entree is delectable. Service was a little less polished than the food -- we wanted wines by the glass, and the waitress was unsure of her info; etc"
Dined on 5/25/2013
We were excited to go to the Elms
for their Mother's Day brunch, anticipating their recent renovation would include their brunch menu as well. We were extremely disappointed. The meal was very over-priced for what was available. Specialty menu items excluded quite a few children and young adults from eating. Basics such as eggs and pancakes, or even french toast, were not on the menu. Plates were brought to the table with very little food on them. And for the prices charged, it was very disheartening. The service also was poor. The dining room was not that crowded when we had our reservation. Our waitress took drink orders and disappeared. We got our own drinks. And she still expected a tip."
Dined on 5/12/2013
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