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Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
10:00 PM
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Eighty Eight @ The Elms

3.9
252 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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.



Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily, 7am - 11am

Lunch
Daily, 11am - 2pm

Bar & Tavern Menu
Daily, 2pm - 10pm

Dinner
Sunday - Thursday, 5pm - 9pm
Friday & Saturday, 5pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(816) 630-5500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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).
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Regent and Kansas City Ave
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Parking details
The Elms offers three parking lots for self parking and also offers valet parking for a fee.
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Special events & promotions
Thanksgiving Brunch
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 252 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.7
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.4
value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Meal came over cooked but our waitress Dawn did a great job managing the issue and went above and beyond our expectations! She is an undeniable key to the success of the 88!

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We were disappointed with our meal and service. It just seemed like we were visiting during your off season and it reflected with the food and service. It was subpar. I would recommend limiting your menu options during this time and putting forth more of an effort during the off season.
We are foodies and we were looking forward to our meal after looking at the menu earlier. Needless to say, it all changed once we received our food.
My husband had the fried country steak and he had to scrape the topping off. It tasted like straight vegetable oil, no seasoning. Almost like it was the same oil that everything else is cooked in.
I had the Surf and Turf, the filet was good, but the Lobster portion was ridiculously small and tasted very bland (no butter to dip it into).
Your wine list was limited also and disappointing. You do not have many options to have wine by the glass, so we had to purchase a bottle. I normally don't have a problem with that, but you didn't have a good wine selection.
We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and looking forward to a good meal.
We had our reservation for April 9th at 7:00pm

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

When we arrived for our reservation time, they informed us it would be 20-25 minutes. We ended up eating our meal in the bar. Food was mediocre, bartender was apologetic and kind.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We very much enjoyed our dinner while celebrating our wedding anniversary and taking advantage of all The Elms has to offer. We will return.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food and ambiance were amazing. It was so easy to make a reservation. The menu was small but had a good variety and great quality! Very beautiful setting and comfy seating. We both got steaks and they were perfectly cooked and delicious. Some of the best asparagus I’ve ever had as well!!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great service and awesome food. Thoroughly impressed by how awesome the entire experience was from the personalized seating by the manager to the exceptional service by our waitress.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very good meal! Nice wine selection too! Very large portions! Great friendly service!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Wine, food, and service was great. The grilled brie is a must (if you're a cheese lover), delish. I had the steak salad and my husband had the steak. Both were really good.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Environment was really nice and the server was really nice, too. Only issue was that my wife and I spent some time having drinks and enjoying an appetizer, in no hurry to get done with dinner. We both ended up ordering the surf and turf, my steak medium and hers well done. Her steak came out medium rare, as did mine, which I was ok with. We asked that gets be put back on the grill and and it still came back medium. I have extensive experience on the grill and it is very easy to cook a steak well done and still have it be good and juicy. We spent approx. $200 on dinner on drinks and expected better food than what was served. Next time we will spend our money in the spa and go to Wabash BBQ for dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food and dining experience are first rate at 88 at The Elms. The menu has both traditional fine dining and a healthy alternative menu inspired by the recommendations of the Spa that also operates at The Elms resort. The handcrafted cocktail selection is also very respectable, and my wife and I enjoyed the 88's creative twists on traditional cocktails. The roaring fire in the large central fireplace makes for a romantic ambiance in the dining space, and the prices for this experience were really quite reasonable when compared to many of the fine dining options in Kansas City. My wife and I highly recommend 88 at The Elms.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The ambiance was great. The special they had that evening was great and the service was great. I would only recommend to not order the steak. Three of us at the table ordered the KS strip and all three of us were not happy with it. Everything else that passed out table looked and smelled wonderful. We will go back and try something else.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was just mediocre for how the restaurant and hotel presented itself. If this was presented as a two star hotel with a two star restaurant then this would have been fine. But it is not presented that way and the food and experience did not meet the perceived expectation.
Salmon stuffed avocado was nasty.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We thought it was an excellent breakfast buffet for the price paid

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful will definitely go back spot is incredible

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

The atmosphere was amazing and the staff were incredible. This was only outshined by the food. The Braham Fried Chicken was exquisite and the Surf and Turf made waves. Salute to the staff.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We loved our Poutine appetizer, and the Pinot Noir was very good, as was our server. However, we both ordered salad entrees, for $16 each. The salads were very small, more like an appetizer portion, my arugula was quite wilted by the time I got my salad also due to dressing being already on it, instead of offered on the side, felt like I was eating green strings. My husband's steak on his salad came out on a separate plate, rare, he asked for medium, and was a gristly, fatty cut- not a nice cut at all. We asked for a new piece which took 20 minutes- way too long for steak, but by that time he had eaten most of the salad that went with it, and I was finished. The hostess was running the food which we found odd, and the kitchen seemed disorganized. It was quite noisy due to two large girlfriend groups which could not be helped. I supposed for a romantic quiet fireside dinner I did not choose very well.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

A little odd someone brought us water then Said it would be a while are server was delivering a room service order? Should have taken our drink order at that time wait would have been fine! I ordered the sea bass that I was told was a 7 once cut more like a 5 once cut of lake bass I hate when restaurants lie abouto the fish your getting, I'm not stupid I know the difference!!

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4.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Ambiance was nice. Food was just ok for the price. The restaurant was very cold and many guests were wearing coats during dinner.

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1.0Dined on December 28, 2017

They seemed to be understaffed for the evening

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2.0Dined on December 24, 2017

I ordered tomato bisque and salad. The waitress came back and said they were out of it. She didn't take it off my order, so I was charged for it. (I didn't notice until I was going over receipts) We ate at the buffet. The food was so cold and dry, I couldn't even eat it.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Really good experience

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

Great place. Romantic. Kitchen had an issue and our food took quite a while but they were great on updating us.. To be honest it was so neat in there (Our first time) I didn't even care. No Down Marks for it. Kept the wine flowing and all was great.

Highly recommend. Food was delicious and great choices!

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3.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Very average at best.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent food...new menu outstanding and interesting! We ate lunch , dinner, and next day breakfast...service a little slow, but worth the wait! We will be back!

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Steaks were just warm (think they rested too long while chicken was cooked) so they were sent back. Kitchen flashed them to warm but did not ruin the medium rare ordering. They offered us a round of drinks for the inconvenience.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Great spot for a ladies' weekend! Our food and wine was great!

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

When I made the reservation, I made a note about it being our anniversary but it was never mentioned. And I feel you should have more than 1 server on a busy Friday. The food was good, but rather over priced.

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Good food with an excellent wait staff. Nice setting, relaxing environment with adequate room for a comfortable dining experience. Good variety of wine to suit your palate and wallet.

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3.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Enjoyed our overall experience. Our waiter was working both the dining floor and the upstairs making our wait to order longer than others. We were seated at a table under the stairs which was noisy and dark. On our reservation I noted we would be celebrating a birthday and that was never recognized. We had a tour following dinner and we were hoping to order dessert but didn’t have time since it took awhile to get our food ordered.

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4.0Dined on October 26, 2017

We were staying at The Elms for a few nights away as a family. Food was well-prepared and delicious. Cocktails also were spot-on spins on classic drinks.

Our server was great but it felt like she was spread thin. Only issue was noise from karaoke at a nearby private event which detracted from the ambiance in the dining room. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

We celebrated our 27th anniversary and it was perfect!

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

25th anniversary

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Went to the Elms to celebrate our anniversary. The food was wonderful. My pork chop was huge and cooked to perfection. It had to have been at least 16 oz., juicy and tender. The wife's fried chicken was crisp and tender. The chicken was placed on a bed of fresh greens and mashed potatoes. The gravy was excellent also. We will gladly eat there again!

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3.0Dined on October 8, 2017

The restaurant and bar are nicely appointed in an old hotel with lots of character. The large round room is very interesting. Our steaks were cooked properly but I expect a thicker cut in a premium restaurant. There was a large group elsewhere on the property that I believe our waitress was attending as we were not given much attention.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

We had such a wonderful time.....
The food was marvelous, the ambiance was relaxed and romantic, and the manager even took the time to wish us a happy anniversary......
Very highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Very good food & drinks. Lots of options. Very nice ambiance. Excellent staff & service.

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

We actually dined at the Elms for dinner and breakfast the following day. Both times our server was subpar. We were constantly waiting for refills of water. Our dinner drinks from the bar arrived after our appetizer and we ordered them before.

For dinner we had steak and potatoes. Our steaks were very fatty - not a lot of meat and was basically rare when we ordered medium. The potatoes were almost runny. The asparagus was good and our appetizer (butcher block) was good. I have had a better steak at a chain restaurant. Dinner is overpriced.

Breakfast was better. They had a buffet for a fair price that included an omelet bar. The only criticism I would have is that the bacon and hasbrowns were overcooked. Every thing else was good!

In the future when we stay at the hotel we will dine elsewhere for dinner.

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1.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Worst service Ever. We even went back for the breakfast bufffet and service was just as bad. Food was good to above average but service was the worst ever.

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4.0Dined on September 7, 2017

We enjoyed a special occasion in a quiet, quaint yet upscale venue in this lovely old hotel restaurant. The servers didn't seem up to snuff this weeknight evening, a bit slow in responding but dinner was good. As the evening commenced, the background music was no longer "background" and the tv's in the bar area as well as the patrons got loud. We'd both hoped for a quiet meal...maybe next time or perhaps we were expecting too much. We'll no doubt try it again though.

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3.0Dined on September 3, 2017

we ordered the caprese and was literally served kitchen scraps (every tomato on the plate was the end bit) the chicken friend steak overbreaded, undercooked and greasy and get this...served with only a HALF of a potato for $25. My wife ordered some stuffed avocado and it literally had one bite of salmon. Not sure if they know what stuffed means. I ordered a Jamison and ginger ale, comically it was served to me in a rocks glass which meant that there was only room for a splash of ginger ale. Also meant that I spent the entire meal trying to choke it down where normally I would have ordered 2 or 3. Very disappointed. We paid a pretty penny to stay at the adjoined hotel and another pretty penny for that meal and definitely didn't get what we paid for.

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