Eighty Eight @ The Elms

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$30 and under
Contemporary American
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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MarkB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful. Steak was cooked to order and the service was excellent! Highly recommend!

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BevF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent, the staff is friendly and efficient and it’s a great experience dining at 88at the Elms.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Ate here 3 times during our stay.
Staff was rude and unprepared, server knowledge and hospitality lacking.
Proteins were over cooked, vegetables were cold on both entrees
Exceedingly long cook times.

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CharlesM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, server and food were all fabulous! My wife deserves the best. No that is what we got, we will definitely be back for more date nights.

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LiaD
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Food was not great. Lobster bisque was so gross! Consistency of chipotle queso with a tiny bit of crab which was on top. Steak was raw on inside (asked for medium). For such a pretty place and overpriced food, they really need a new chef and revamp of their menu.

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DonyelleD
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very friendly service. Food was very good. Atmosphere was comfortable and inviting.

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AlishaL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I will never go to this restaurant again when staying at The Elms. The waitress was pushy and hurried us through our dining experience. The food was not good for the value. WAY over priced for non gourmet food.

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RichardM
Springfield
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

wE HAD NO LIGHT TO EAT BY OR TO LOOK AT THE MENU. THE FOOD IS WAY OVER RATED.

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beachlover
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The dining room was pretty and our server was very friendly. She recognized it was my daughter's birthday without being told, and surprised her by giving her a piece of cake. The menu offered items we wanted, but I have an allergy to garlic and found it odd that the eggs benedict and the biscuits and gravy and the Hot Brown all were prepared with garlic. I settled on an omelet that was tasty, but the potatoes had a heavy seasoning on them that I was afraid to eat. My daughter had the eggs benedict and said the hollandaise sauce was off-putting. Her English muffins were not toasted and were soggy (probably due to not draining the eggs). The poached eggs had hard cooked yolks which is a big no no for Eggs Benedict. She disliked all of it. We had no beverages, and these two items were $31.00 before our tip. Odd that this type of a fine dining restaurant could not prepare items that are this easy. We both cook them in our home kitchen without any issues. We stayed at the Elms and did not return for dinner or breakfast the next day. The food here was our only disappointment.

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Abyfoodie
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was average and pricey. The atmosphere is nice by the fireplace. They didn’t have gluten free bread and that was a disappointment.

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vipDaveK
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time eating at 88. First time was very good, and this time exceeded. Had Surf and Turf. Fillet was cooked to perfection and Shrimp was seasoned exquisitely. Our server was attentive, without ever being overbearing! Because of our special occasion we were given complimentary glasses of champagne and a wonderful dessert! Great atmosphere. I highly recommend.

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JennyB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We at there for our anniversary and had great food and a wonderful time!

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princea
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Salmon and ribeye both were cooked to perfection and delish! We sat out side which was peaceful except foe the loud banging service door out a soft pad on it to stop the banging

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Blake
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Overcooked, overpriced steaks. $125 for 2 adults and you can make better food at home.

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GraemeC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was great, place was really nice. Bread arrived after the salad, pepper that was requested twice arrived at the end of the salad, but we got a fre dessert for our anniversary. Server was nice, but overall, it was just okay. Had th server been more attentive, and on the ball, and things happened a little more quickly (even the filling of water glasses took forever), the this would have been way more enjoyable. I expected more for this type of resort and spa. Not wroth the expense in my opinion. Better off at JJ's on the Plaza or something similar.

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vipTmhl
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, great service and beautiful venue make this a place worth going back to.

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vipDaBigEasy
Kansas City
136 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a good meal. The steak was the star of the show. Tender and flavorful.

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GAYLENH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Quality of food and service was great! Menu is limited in options but covered a bit of everything.

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EdithT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Had drink at bar before dinner. The mixed drink was poor and the bartender was unfriendly. One of our party had pasta dish which was very bland. One had pork dish which was dry, overcooked and fatty. One had lobster bisque soup which was ok.

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vipJeanH
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our anniversary….gave us complimentary desserts! So nice! Hard a very nice waiter. We went on a Tuesday…not too many people. Atmospheric! This is a grand old hotel….they should market it more for the KC travelers that want a quick fab getaway!

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KristyJ
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!!! Everything tasted delicious, steak was huge and cooked perfectly and the brussels sprouts were to die for. It’s very pricey but I would definitely recommend for special occasion or a great date!

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BrettE
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Solid restaurant. We have salmon and ribeye and both were cooked to our liking. I had the spinach salad and noticed it came with bleu cheese instead of gorgonzola and the pecans were not candied. Finished with the molten lava cake and it was spot on.

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vipTroyS
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danielle was fantastic. Superb food, generous portions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good food. I had the ribeye. My husband had the pork shoulder. Both were perfectly cooked. We had a nice bottle of wine. For dessert orange almond cake with ice cream. Cake was perfect, not too sweet. The service was very good. Good value.

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robertw
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food and service was very good. complimentary cake for our anniversary was great

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Tiffany
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food with efficient and polite service. I don't enjoy atmospheres with TV screens but did not find the noise level of them to detract from the experience.

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LaurieS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s a nice dinner but the the menu is limited now, probably because of Covid-19. We had dessert and it was huge-several scoops of ice cream we a big brownie an Kauluha poured over it and chocolate syrup. Really good but be sure to share it with someone or two.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It took 2 hours on to receive our food and the restaurant was not busy. The food came out dry and wilted as it had rested under heat lamps for far too long.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Everything was just mediocre. Guess we just expected more.

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CynthiaA
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

For the cost of food since the pandemic it was good. Menu choices were small. Our steaks were very good. Meal was not hot but eatable. As far as overall was good but warm food is not good

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OlatheSteve
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was ok. They did not have an item on the menu I wanted, but my second choice was good.

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PatH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at the 88 can hardly be called food. It is a delicious artist creation that looks heavenly and tastes even better. The Halibut and short ribs with blueberry sauce was divine. Thanks for this amazing experience.

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BrittanyM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly. Polite. Awesome food. Definitely will be going back.

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DougW
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for a romantic dinner. Our server (Ash) was a pro. He gets 5-stars +++.

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eighty Eight @ The Elms was outstanding! Would recommend to anyone. The food was delicious!

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MarcE
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From appetizer to dessert we were very impressed with the portions and quality of the food. Service was great and loved the charm of the restaurant.

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TheresaT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We hadn't been to the 88 in yrs, but we're considering making it a yearly trip. The wine, food and service was excellent. We also walked along the trails with fragrant flora at sunset. Very nice start for our anniversary date. We're already talking about staying to enjoy the spas next year.

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vipPete
Kansas City
63 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New chef so menu was slim with choices but food was great. Parking during previously scheduled wedding events was difficult. We will return

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JudyJ
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Selection of menu items for dinner was inadequate. Service was good.

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Eighty Eight @ The Elms offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (816) 630-5500.

Eighty Eight @ The Elms is rated 4 stars by 603 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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