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Wed, 4/25
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11:30 PM
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Ambassador Hotel - Reserve

4.5
287 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Reserve is a vibrant downtown dining gem, with a warm setting distinguished by a chic décor, elegant marble walls and lofty 20-foot ceilings.

For gourmet breakfasts, business lunches and intimate dinners alike, guests may select from an inventive, locally sourced seasonal menu perfectly complemented by signature cocktails and an impressive wine list. Executive Chef Eathan Jaax offers an unforgettable dining experience.

Reserve is located downtown Kansas City, open 365 days a year. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. You can enjoy Happy Hour Monday - Friday. Reserve can accommodate most dietary needs. All guests of Reserve can enjoy complimentary self-parking next to the Ambassador Hotel.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation

Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00am.
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm.
Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Bar/ Lounge: Sunday - Thursday: 7:00am - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 7:00am - 1:00am
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Phone number
(816) 298-7700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Eathan Jaax
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Cross street
11th
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Parking details
Private gated lot. Reserve patrons are welcome to share the lot with hotel guests free of charge on a first-come first-serve basis.
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Special events & promotions
Weekend Brunch
Private Dining
Wine Dinners
Chef's Table
Holiday Parties
Rehearsal Dinners
Weddings
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Reserve is located inside the Ambassador Hotel with two unique private dining options, the Grand Ballroom and Founders Room. The restaurant dining area is also available for private events.

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What 287 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This was the perfect way to end a convention trip on a rainy Sunday. The food was fresh and delicious and the atmosphere cozy and inviting.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Another great meal at The Ambassador! Food is always excellent with creative twists and great execution. Decor is great and comfortable with typically quiet atmosphere. Such a great chef and kitchen for the amount of traffic typically there. Under appreciated!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great ambiance! Excellent food. Excellent happy hour.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent service in an elegant setting. Good range of food choices at reasonable prices.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Beautiful setting but was disappointed in food. Small portion and very bland. Had the roasted chicken.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Food was delicious! Crispy breakfast potatoes and fluffy pancakes. My only complaint was that the coffee was very weak.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

An unexpected find! Beautiful decor in the lobby and the restaurant. Attentive service. Very good food. A short walk to Sprint Center, Folly Theater, P & L.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Great service and food love this Hotel and Restaurant. Staff is the best

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1.0Dined on March 2, 2018

When we arrived for our reservation, we were informed that the entire restaurant had been booked for a private event. When I showed them my confirmation emails and texts, they offered us a free drink but insisted that we would not be allowed to stay for our reservation if it would take more than 30 minutes to complete our meal.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Great food and very intimate setting.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Food and service was wonderful I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a nice, quiet upscale place.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It's a great place to enjoy conversation in a beautiful space. It's well appointed and the staff is friendly. The food is...adequate. The food is consistent and well prepared, just unimaginative at a premium price point.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Me and my husband went here for Valentine’s Day. The waiter told us up front that the wine was complementary and then charged us for it. Our waiter also tried to deliver our soup to another table and almost poured our water into our glasses that were filled with wine. On top of that, I figured for the price we payed for the meal that I definitely shouldn’t of suffered from food poising 2 hours after I left the place. I was on the toilet all night! Would definitely not recommended ever!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

First time didn’t know what expect but it was a very pleasant evening

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great place - why did we not try this beautiful and enjoyable restaurant sooner??? We will be back very soon no doubt.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Nice to get in on the Restaurant Week deals. Salad was good and salmon dish was also good. The salmon was cooked with a bit too much butter for my liking, but I do tend to be one who likes dishes dry and raw.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Have recommended the Reserve to many and look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Super cozy and the food/drinks are great. Have only been here for happy hour, but would really like to come back for dinner soon.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was just okay. A mix of new American fusion that I didn’t really like.

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful Christmas meal...we all enjoyed the prime rib cooked exactly right w/ the accompanying veggies...the mussels appetizer was delicious as were the side salads...very attentive service...thank you!

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Great atmosphere. Food was delicious. Very attentive server. Will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

A great spot for a business conversation over a meal or beverage. Food is always well prepared and the staff appropriately attentive without interrupting. The bar staff knows their

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The convenience that it was in the lobby of our hotel does not distract from the great experience. The food was delicious, the atmosphere inviting and enjoyable. Our service was outstanding and we will definitely revisit this little gem.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Beautifully restored Art Deco hotel. The atmosphere was lovely and enhanced by great live music. Menu is not extensive, but food presentation and taste were superb. Waitstaff was good - but could have been a little more attentive.

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Great hidden gem in Kansas City. The Reserve is tucked into the historic Ambassador hotel in downtown Kansas City. It is very convenient for dinner pre/post events at the Sprint Center and the Power & Light district. Staff was very friendly and efficient from the valet out front to the front desk staff at the hotel and the wait staff in the restaurant. The food was good; great flatbread appetizer and wine selection very appropriate. The entrees were fine, I have had better steaks in KC but the Filet and the Ribeye were prepared correctly and flavorful. The wait between courses was a bit excessive for an off - evening but the staff was knowledgeable and helpful. We will be back for the live jazz on the weekends.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for Thanksgiving and had a great time. The food was excellent and the atmosphere very elegant without being too stuffy. We'll be back for sure!

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3.0Dined on November 23, 2017

We went for thanksgiving. Dishes were dirty. Food wasn’t very warm. Everything was mediocre except the sweet potatoes. The dessert was less than mediocre. But service was great.

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3.0Dined on November 20, 2017

I have had better food here in the past... service great as there were only two other tables. Cheap as well since it was happy hour until 7! The menu just changed, and I think, perhaps, it needs some fixing.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

The food and the atmosphere and food was fantastic! It was also very romantic and the Jazz was wonderful

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent food, helpful and attentive server, very pleasant ambience

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4.0Dined on November 15, 2017

In spite of challenges, we still love this place: We could not find a hostess when we arrived. 10 minutes later she appeared. Our table was not ready, and ended up never being ready. The hostess graciously offered us our first drink free and gave us a table for two even though there were four of us. This was fine, but better planning for busy nights (concerts) would be appreciated. Food was good, although we miss the sliders. And not having a burger on the regular menu when it is available is odd. Some of the foods are a bit too ambitious, but all in all everything was good. It’s still one of my favorite places!!

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

First dining experience at Reserve. Everything was wonderful. . .service, ambiance, selection and great food! Whenever I order a filet, I order it well-done; most high-end restaurants butterfly the filet to achieve my well-done request which tends to dry it out. Reserve prepared my filet perfectly, without butterflying it, and it was delicious!

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2017

I went to conduct an interview with a candidate. Nice, quiet, timely service, great food and extremely personable team members. A hidden gem. P.S. try the BLT delicious!

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2017

I LOVE this fabulous place. Such a gem!! The ambiance is perfection - SO romantic. A perfect date night spot. Such a lovely lovely place.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2017

Great place to eat and relax downtown! Everybody is friendly, the prices and location are perfect during and after work.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Great place to eat when in Kansas City if you want a quieter evening than what most other places downtown offer. Along with the service, the food was outstanding. I will most certainly eat here again when in Kansas City.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

Our family enjoyed dining here for brunch on Sunday. There is parking in a gated lot just south of the hotel. You will need to buzz them, let them know you are dining in the restaurant and the parking is complimentary. We enjoyed the quiet ambiance, the impeccable service and the wonderful menu choices. I enjoyed the Breakfast Bowl with quinoa, eggs, and vegetables. At our table we also ordered Eggs Benedict, the Signature breakfast, pancakes and Avocado Toast. The only item that was not as expected was the Avocado Toast. But everything was delicious and the menu was extensive. What a lovely way to spend Sunday Brunch.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Great place to meet friends for Happy Hour. Food and drinks are excellent.

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4.0Dined on August 24, 2017

While in town for the Charlie Parker Celebration Festival, I was able to get a good table and see the live entertainment here - with little notice.

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3.0Dined on August 9, 2017

I come here all the time. In fact, it's one of my favorite places downtown. I was really disappointed on August 9. The menu was MUCH more limited than normal. No sliders. No mac & cheese. No jalapeño syrup for happy hour drink. Truffle fries were mushy, not crispy. Etc. Add to that the terrible service. I mean go to up the bar to get a second round of drinks because wait staff was MIA. Almost never came back to table even after we got our food. Forgot mayo we requested. And it was super loud. I'll be back because I am sure this had to just be an off night, but really hope they pull it back together. Usually love it -- very pretty bar.

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