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Providence - New American Kitchen

385 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 vintage 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!!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am -3 :00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(816) 303-1686
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Alejandro Diaz
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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!
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Private party contact
Kayla Dodson: (816) 303-1698
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Cross street
14th Street
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Parking details
All guests are offered free valet with validation.
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Public transit
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Special events & promotions
Please contact us about your Special Event.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 385 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.7  based on recent ratings
Noise · Quiet
57% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0  Dined 4 days ago

This was the worst “nice” restaurant I’ve ever been to. The menu suggests this is top of the line dining. It was equally as nice as I would consider Olive Garden. Went for Valentine’s and the Patê was good but the Fois Gras was awful. I figured the entrees would be better. I ordered the Duck Cavetappi and pictured a duck breast on pasta but no. It was ground in to a sauce that was literally had less flavor than hamburger helper. My fiancé ordered the shrimp and grits and the dish was no larger than 3 inches in diameter. It was so small and shallow. You could literally spoon up the oil that was sitting on top of the dish. $150 I’ll never get back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

A very attractive space. Not a large menu, but good food and good value.

StRD (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

We both had the Restaurant Week menu, and it was excellent. We only had about an hour to eat before our show at the Kauffman, and we had plenty of time. They are accustomed to serving a delicious meal quickly when necessary. We like to arrive early and park at the Kauffman with no traffic, then walk to the restaurant. That works out great! Perfect for a Sprint Center pre-show meal too.

PlazaDiners (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The food at Providence was excellent! My wife and I deliberately ordered different items to taste the creative menu we had heard about from Executive Chef Alejandro Diaz. We started with the Kale Salad and Providence Salad both of which were delicious. For our main courses, we ordered the Restaurant Week Flank Steak with crispy potatoes and broccolini and the Pan Seared Campo Lindo Chicken Breast with kettle corn brussel sprouts, savory leek bread pudding, and bourbon jus. While a creative description of food, we trusted the reputation of Alejandro and were delighted with the flavors of both meals. We finished with wonderful desserts including chocolate cake and salted caramel ice cream.

We will definitely return to this restaurant and recommend to all.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent service from staff. Appreciated the complimentary valet parking. Food was awesome! Will definitely go again.

Ruby481 (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Service was sub-par. We ate there during Restaurant Week and the food was bland.

mayelle (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

My friend and I dined there before going to the Kaufman and were quite surprised by the delicious food and great service.

vipMikeAndFamily (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great service; tasty food in attractive surroundings.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Was wonderful

ShawneeKat (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

My husband and I have been to Providence several times and always loved it. A friend is visiting from Indiana so we selected Providence to take her to dinner. As usual we were not disappointed. It is Restaurant Week so we chose from that special menu. The flank steak was awesome. Very tender, perfectly prepared, and good size portion. We like the quiet atmosphere so we could catch up during dinner. Service was excellent, and the timing of receiving our courses was perfect. We never felt rushed, which I hate, nor did we feel forgotten. We will be back!

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

This meal left me pleasantly surprised. When i found out it was a hotel resteraunt, I went in not expecting much. The linguine with poached egg, brussel sprouts, and mushrooms blew me away. The kale salad was a delightful blend of textures, and the butternut squash soup was more savory than what i was expecting. My only negative was the chocolate cake was a little dry, however the pavlova knocked it out of the park. I will be coming back.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice! Only thing is they couldn’t find our reservation but still got us seated. Service was friendly. Food came out quick and very hot. Feta Fritters were awesome!

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

On 12/31 my husband and our friends were here to dine for my birthday. Our server was a young man who picks up shifts two months out of the year. It took 20 minutes to get our drinks- which were made incorrectly. Our empty salad plates were still on the table when we left- along with our dinner plates of food we didn’t like. Our server was rude and inattentive. We will not be returning. Experienced wait staff is a must!

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
2.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

It was bland, it was an awkward atmosphere, we were rushed through dinner and the place was empty. It was a total bomb for Christmas Dinner. This restaurant doesn’t belong in the Hotel President.

vipExceptional (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

One of the best meals we have had since moving to KC in 2006. Highly recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
2.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Appetizer of foie gras was not recognizable as anything I had ever seen. The texture was appallingly gelatinous and the only taste I could discern was something I would describe as "dusky". It was oddly served Boston brown bread.
Second appetizer, Duck fried potatoes were not crisp but had the taste and texture of a baked new potato served with a dipping sauce that consisted of a heavy gravy.
Bison steak with vegetables turned out to be presented as silver dollar sized medallions of dry, over cooked bison randomly (and sparsely) scattered on a plate with vegetables. The vegetables were well prepared but I overheard another diner look at his newly delivered Bison Steak Dinner and also exclaim, "Look at this! I expected a bison steak to be a big piece of meat falling off the plate!"
Only one of 4 diners in our group was pleased with her dinner. She selected the pork chop.
The ambiance of this restaurant was akin to a Denny's without windows. First you are greeted by an inexpensive looking fake wood floor as you march down several steps to the subterranean dining room. There are virtually no softscape features and lighting was dim but cold.
4 dinners 2 appetizers and 4 cocktails totaled $236.00 including tip.
Our server, Abigail, was delightful and the high point of our experience.

vipTgbaldini (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Service was slow, our group was a little demanding but felt like we weren’t really welcome by the end.
The food was hot or miss. Couple of the steaks we had to send back. And the shrimp and grits was soupy. Salads were excellent but I wouldn’t go back

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

We were a group of 5 and everyone was happy with their food and drink. Server was friendly and helpful. Nice place for lunch if you are downtown.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Get your palate ready for some goooood tasting food with the atmosphere to match.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

Just a so so meal on thanksgiving...we were traveling. We ate off regular menu. Our waiter was very good and nice. It was just an average meal...wouldnt go back as there is more to choose from. My husband did have some delicious shrimp and grits but the portion was small for the $$.