Providence - New American Kitchen
Providence - New American Kitchen

Providence - New American Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.providence-kc.com/
  • Phone: 8163031686x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am -3 :00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Eric Carter
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two private dining areas that are perfect for small groups or meetings, let us know how we can help you plan an exceptional event or dining experience!
  • Private Party Contact: Rick Brook 8163031686x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th Street
  • Public Transit: On the MAX line-
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: All guests are offered free valet with validation.
A word from Providence - New American Kitchen
Providence New American Kitchen is a locally-owned, full-service contemporary American restaurant featuring locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant is located in the historic Hilton President Hotel at 1329 Baltimore, within walking distance to the Kauffman Center, Sprint Center and to Bartle Hall.

The restaurant is accompanied by The Drum Room Lounge, a notable bar and cocktail lounge with an illustrious history in the Hilton President.

Providence New American Kitchen offers a common place to gather in an intimate setting. Based on the rich history of the restaurant’s location, Providence creates a warm atmosphere, incorporating reclaimed wood and vinatge prints depicting the nation’s history. Beautifully crafted cuisine and cocktails with simple, fresh ingredients and attention to the comfort of Midwestern flavors are noted in the menu---come join us!!
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Providence - New American Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
61% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (14)fit for foodies (14)good for groups (11)romantic (8)neighborhood gem (7)vibrant bar scene (7)notable wine list (5)hot spot (4)great for lunch (4)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Steak was not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Overall everything was very nice at Providence. However, I had the rib eye steak and it was very tough and hard to chew. That is not normal for a rib eye as it should be the tenderest piece of meat you can get. Service was excellent and everyone else in my party thought the food was good. So I would say just beware the steaks but everything else seemed okay.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too quiet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Everything was very good. Only two other couples there the entire time we were there on a Friday evening. Hope they make it. The adjacent bar was doing well. Perhaps that supports it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Alarmingly empty @7:30 on a Friday
    snatch
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Eerily empty, interesting menu, better than average food, superb service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent service, chef presented the food well and very appetizing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • meandi
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a great experienced really loved the unique choices on the menu and the craft cocktails
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meandi
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Always great food and service. Love the little touches of the decor. The chicken ravioli was unique and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok.
    outoftowner
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Really wanted to like this place, had good reviews and it was a busy week in Kansas City. Unfortunately the modern twist on food included chicken in the glued shape of a brick which was puzzling to the people who ordered it. Some of the entrees were tasty, but others were less so. The service was also not stellar - when asked what he recommended our server asked us to wait for our whole party to be seated so he didn't have to repeat the specials. Went with a large party and only about 50% of the diners really enjoyed their food. The only raves were over the desserts. Unfortunately we will be sticking to BBQ next time.
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  • Great late-nite eats
    KCadmanVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Group of 6 of us stopped here on a late Friday evening and had a wonderful meal. Good service, wine selection and decent prices.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Model Food
    MartyVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Providence has a great menu selection and the presentation of the food is just outstanding!!! The food is awesome already planning my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • looks nice but...
    SeanL
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Has a nice setting but, the food and wait were not worth it. Our server was very good though.
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  • Not impressed
    kansascityshuffle
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I ordered the chicken ravioli but what was placed in front of me was shocking. The server noticed my surprise and explained " it's compressed white and dark meat" . It was exactly as it was stated and looked very unappetizing. I did try to eat it, but found it boring and weird. The actual flat ravioli under this weird square of chicken were edible but not delicious. The main turn off here was the pushy waitress that kept rushing us to order, rushed us to eat quickly, and rushed us by bringing check before we were ready. We would have ordered more drinks...she was terrible.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for a pre-concert dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We ate there before the Justin Timberlake concert. Food was good and staff was friendly. Seemed that they were a little overwhelmed by being abnormally swamped due to the sold out concert but they got the job done. Say hello to Rick Brook the general manager there. Loves to talk wine & food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service
    SteakLover
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The service was poor. All the way from the entry greeting to the table service. They did not have the wine available on their menu. The portions were way too small for the price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Very, very slow service
    GaelTirVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great atmosphere and beer selection. Wine list is pretty interesting too. But on this day the place was unreasonably warm and service was very slow.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pattycake
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The new decor for the restaurant space is very nice and comfortable. The menu was varied and the prices very reasonable. The wine we ordered wasn't available, so another wine was brought that was twice the price. All were impressed by this. We had a group of 8 and there were mixed reviews of the food - the chicken and waffles appetizer was a rave! Salads were all good. The common response on most of the entrees was "good but not great". Just a step up in seasoning some of the dishes would make them as memorable for the flavor as the presentation. Service for this large group was exceptional - attentive and prompt, but not hovering. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice!
    Fred
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Went for a pre-concert meal. We were late arriving but they honored our reservation and helped us get back on schedule. The Ahi Tuna Tacos were a great appetizer. Just the right size for two. The Halibut T-Bone was very tasty. Service was quick and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 178 reviews are from the Providence - New American Kitchen reviews archive.
  • A secret treasure that shouldn't be
    Papabld
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Overshadowed by the nearby Power & Light District but a GREAT place for an excellent dinner and service. Every dish we have had has been tasty and well-presented. We will return again, and again. Begin next door with cocktails in the historic Drum Room!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tigerdiner
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Poor service (Jeremy), zero ambience, awkward booths. For having only 3 filled tables at time of service, food took a little longer than I would have expected. We started with pork belly cubes. Pretty decent. Good flavor, not exactly memorable. I next had their providence salad and my wife had the tomato bisque. Probably the highlight of our meals. Very fresh and flavorful. I had the salmon with risotto and she had the meatloaf. The food was well prepared but not outstanding enough to offset the other distractions. Will not return, money not well spent. I wanted to like this place but I would not recommend it to family and friends. To wrap it up concisely; awkward.
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  • Busiest We've Seen It & That's Good
    TimDVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We've enjoyed Providence a few times for various events and activities, but it's always been good ... but empty. Not this time! The restaurant was full of activity and diners. It was very nice to see. I (of course) had the meatloaf - it's my standard go-to option and I love it, while my husband had the salmon which was also very good. We recommend this place to people who want to experience P&L district but not necessarily the prices of some of the establishments. Great food, okay drinks, good service, and very well priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • munchieVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    So bad a review would be insulting. It is another hotel restaurant that falls into the low/average group. We will not return. They did comp our meal which was kind of them. However the mistakes were the fault of the kitchen and since the food was so bland why return when the area is full of wonderful spots to go to.
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  • schaf
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great food, but service could have been better. Will go back because the steak was excellent.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst experience so far...
    Tobin517
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This restaurant had so much promise and is quite beautiful inside. The host, Jack, was rude and seemed annoyed. He told one person in my party when they arrive to "go find them yourself." We sat for 15 min without anyone coming to take our initial order. Our server Rita was nice and apologetic but she could only say she was sorry so many times. They ran out of several items on the menu. Two people in our party had to have their entrees retuned. It took an 1.5 to get drinks and our first appetizer. When we spoke to the manger he seemed nonplussed and bored. He basically called one of my party a lier. We were offered no concessions. What a horrible experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    7oz. filet was tender and had exceptionally good flavor. We really enjoyed our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Yet!
    MrCeph
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My wife and I have visited Providence on a number of occasions (since KC Restaurant Week a couple of years ago) and have taken many people there to eat. The menu is just so well thought out and so finely prepared. I could go into details about the different dishes but, really, you should just try them. So good! What made our latest visit so memorable was the service. Top notch! In the past, it has been acceptable but not noteworthy. This time? Terrific! Attentive, alert, responsive and knowledgeable. Our waiter knew about companion offers (try Yelp!) and had some good advice regarding a cocktail or two. I overheard him talking to a couple of other tables and they were equally impressed with his 'effortless effort.' We'll certainly be back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The dining room was updated and contemporary but had a nice nostalgic feel due to being in the renovated President Hotel. Great place to dine before a concert or show.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fantastic Monday Evening Option
    Jonko
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    It seems like many of the nicer places around KC are closed on Monday night. Being a hotel restaurant means Providence is open on Monday night -- which works out nicely for those of us wanting a great dining experience at the beginning of the week. We had excellent service and enjoyed the sophisticated rustic feel to the room. Cocktails and food were all interesting without being too clever and highly enjoyable. Definitely plan to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service,
    meandi
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Great food, great service, lively ambiance on a saturday night
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pros: Excellent food. I split
    ArmyMom
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Pros: Excellent food. I split the Surf & Turf w/my mom (she had the Turf), and I had the Surf. The lobster was excellent. All around, everyone at our table enjoyed their food. Cons: It took 15 to get menus from the Maitre D', and another 15+ minutes for our server to get to our table. It wasn't very busy when we got there so I doubt that she was swamped with other customers. Also we had to ask several times to get water for my son, and she didn't have the kitchen divide our meal, even though she knew we were splitting it. Overall it was a great meal, but because of the poor service from not only our server but the Maitre D', we probably won't be coming back or recommending it to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Convenient
    Homer
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The location is convenient for various events downtown. Will return, but will not have another filet. Will try something else.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for pre-theater dining
    mom529VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    We've been looking for a new spot for dinner before shows at the Music Hall, and we found a great one! Complimentary valet parking, walking distance to the theater, wonderful service and marvelous food. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lackluster
    eyeluvfood
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I very much wanted to love this place... But it fell short of expectations. The service was mediocre, and the best part of dinner was dessert. It was a delicious s'mores inspired concoction that ended the experience on a good note, at least. Not terrible, but not great. There are plenty of Kansas City restaurants downtown that I'd rather dine at.
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  • Elegant dinner; excellent service
    Lawrence2
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We had a pre-opera dinner, and had some of the house specialties, which were excellent Our vegetarian in the group was well accommodated. We ordered European style--one course at a time, yet got out ij time for a 7:30pm performance. Soups were subtle, salads with freshest of greens, and the entrees--fro tamale to chicked--delicate and tasty. all presented well. A very nice wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gastropub at the Presidential
    LEMitchellVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Dinner for four was delicious, service was fantastic, and it was altogether a delightful evening. The menu is inventive and interesting, with high-end versions of typical British gastropub food. Especially noteworthy was the sticky toffee pudding: unlike any I have had all over the UK and Ireland but delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner before the arts
    GabyEatsVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We absolutely love The Providence before a nightly performance at the Kaufmann or elsewhere in the entertainment district. The menu is varied, the food is nicely prepared and presented, the drinks are wine are wonderful and affordable, and the service and staff are so friendly and caring. A really lovely evening experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but nothing overly special
    lionheartkcVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    While we enjoyed the food, here, it isn't some place I would go out of my way to visit again. The food was tasty, but nothing made us go "wow". The s'more dessert that we were excited to try, though interesting with the lava cake component, paled in comparison to Renee Kelly's. The restaurant, itself, was fairly empty on a Saturday night with 2 huge events downtown, which was kind of surprising. The ambience was eclectic, but not off-putting. The staff was very nice. Oh... and parking was a nightmare because of the events, and valet was for hotel guests only. Fortunately, the valet let me park out front.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceeding Expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Last minute dinner reservation to entertain clients. Restaurant was in a great location allowingour group to walk around the power and light district afterwards. It was a great change of pace after a week of Kansas City Barbaque. Not being a seafood lover, I was concerned that the menu would be limiting, boy was I suprised and delighted. Great menu and all guests had a fabulous meal and apps.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting menu, nicely presented
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Interesting menu, nicely presented although a bit skimpy on portion. Friendly, attentive wait staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meat and cheese board - YUCK!
    PeggyVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Meat and cheese board - YUCK! Salmon was excellent. Tuna salad was very good. Carrot cake was awful. This menu is not nearly as good as the menu was for the restaurant previously in this location which I believe was also called the Drum Room. This is the second time we have eaten here. We will not be back. There are too many other locations downtown that have good food in all categories. it is unfortunate as we love the ambiance of the President Hotel.
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  • Worth your time
    Asquard
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Great service, great classic American food, unique delicious appetizers. Right on the edge of the Power & Light.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    TrynewFood
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Came in for V-day dinner, they did not have lobster for Surf and Turf which is what both of us wanted. Got a Filet requested at Medium-Well, came out burnt and dry with almost no flavor. Food also came very fast and we were in and out in a hour. Also the sides were very small and not very flavorful. We ended up going somewhere else afterward for drinks and had to order some more food because we were still hungry. Overall price was too much for the quality and the amount of food served.
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    • Noise LevelModerate