American Slang Modern Brasserie

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$30 and under
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American Slang Modern Brasserie is a totally unexpected fun, vibrant, modern and approachable 200-seat restaurant and 35-seat bar that has been surprising and delighting savvy diners as well as discerning Kansas City ‘foodies’ since summer, 2017. Dramatically designed dining and bar spaces are ‘fresh’ by day and ‘minimalist’ by night, this is where ‘local’ collides with ‘European’ in a compelling and engaging way. Plus there are flexible private dining areas available for special occasions and events from 20 – 100. Seasonal outdoor seating offers some of the best Country Club Plaza views around.

To make Afternoon Tea reservations, guests may call 816-303-2945; only 48 hours notice is required.
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Sun 6:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM
Mon - Fri 6:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM
Sat 6:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM

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k
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

While the food was completely average, for the price point, not at all worth it. Our waitress was pleasant but not at all efficient and got several things wrong. I think she just wasn't trained properly.

FM
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely brunch in a beautiful restaurant, but the noise level makes it difficult to have a conversation.

OT
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at the bar and watched a game. The steamed mussels came out piping hot and were delicious. The signature Slang Burger was Grilled to perfection accompanied by some tasty Parmesan Truffle oil french fries. Top shelf selections at the bar for drinks. I had a couple ice cold Space Dust IPA’s.

JK
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We were there for a business lunch and were one of five customers there during that 90 minutes. We both ordered salads. I had the Cobb and was disappointed. The iceberg lettuce was thrown in big hunks (rather than chopped or shredded) in the bowl with brown avocados. I liked the Green Goddess dressing it was served with but otherwise it was less than average. The service was very good and it's a beautiful space. I would try it again but would order something entirely different.

SD
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Very cool looking place with beautiful views. The steak was tender and tasty but the sauce was delish!! There were 4 of us with two sharing a salad which was very good and no problem to share by two. The other entree was the scallop dish and was excellent!
We got there at 7pm and were just about the only diners but it filled up nicely later with a very good band for entertainment.

c
Kansas City
71 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our birthday afternoon tea was fun. The treats were yummy. Our waiter, Marcos, was very welcoming.

S
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely tea celebration for my sister's birthday. The food was visually appealing and quite tasty. Our servers were wonderful. They gave us privacy, but returned at exactly the right times to bring more tea, water, etc. For the experience we were looking for, it was perfect.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved dining at American Slang for Fathers Day!

DM
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Basic hotel food, nothing special. The Provence omelet wasn't bad. The veggies inside the omelet were tasty. I'm not a fan of goat cheese and was able to have cheddar instead, but probably could have done without cheese. The breakfast potatoes were cubed and fried, but they were hot and fresh. A bit expensive for what you get, but I guess it's to be expected for a meal at a hotel.

DA
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food were top notch! The PEI mussels and Reuben were outstanding!

PW
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I really wanted to like this place. Great location and great view. But the rest just didn't add up to what we paid for our evening.
We had reservations but had to wait over 5 minutes for someone to come to the hostess station to seat us. Our table was ready. Then we had to wait another 5-10 minutes for waters and initial drink order. I know our waitress said she was new, but maybe her team should have been helping her a bit. They were not that busy.
We tried ordering appetizers to share between six people but apps came small and we had to cut things in half just so everyone could get at least one bite in.
The food tasted good but plate presentation was underwhelming.
Then we had to wait 10-15 minutes to settle our bill. In all we were they for at least two hours.
It's too bad there was no dining "experience" here to write home about. Next time I am entertaining clients in KC, I will likely look for alternate place to try.

K
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It's super nice to have a place that does brunch take reservations, we had 7 and made the reservations early that same morning. Got seated immediately.

ML
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service, food, time altho we were almost alone in the restaurant

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service and food was very good, it made the birthday celebration very nice.

LS
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Woefully behind on writing this review but still wanted to enter our thoughts. Marcos was our server and was spot on for service!! We never had to wait or ask for anything throughout the meal. He was pleasant even though he was the only server we saw working the dining room.

Both of our meals were prepared exactly as we wanted and HOT when they got to the table (a pet peeve of mine is a meal that has already cooled off when it arrives at the table).

Finally getting a chance to visit with Valerie a bit is always a treat!! We've known Valerie for a while and being able to catch up with her always caps the evening off perfectly!!

KC
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the fresh decor and view of the Plaza.

TK
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

It was terrible...Food, ambience, service...We will never go back. They ruined our Valentines Date!!!

JS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Understaffed, food was “fair”

L
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We think this is the most romantic and upscale designed restaurant in all of the Plaza, if not the entire CITY! Adjacent to the famous bar and lounge of the hotel, this restaurant is privately owned. With the hotel's weekend entertainment , this is a "go to" place for a bite to eat before or after a movie or theatre...however the menu is mysteriously lacking any sumptuous entrees...perhaps the chefs can take another look at the midwest appetite for appealing dinner entrees and great appetizers? We love the floor to ceiling glass walls overlooking the iconic Plaza...we want to come again but we need a tastier, spicer, more authentic "plaza" menu...thanks.

AD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the my first time at American Slang. It was Friday of course which meant date night and restaurant week. The service and food were top class. We both had the salmon for dinner and split a bottle of wine. If you're looking for a romantic low-key dinner date this is the place to go.

KC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Visited here during KC Restaurant Week and was disappointed with the food. Looks great, sounds great, but leaves a lot to be desired. Will not return.

OT
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this gem of a restaurant! Not very busy when I visited so that may impact my experience. Food was amazing. Service was terrific. And restaurant week made the value unbeatable! Tasty, flavorful, YUM! We will be back.

OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Need to divide out the dining area. Tied to bar. Not very French. Need to step it up. Has potential.

T
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I came in on a Sunday at 4:00 for afternoon tea and I had very mixed feelings. The good: Attentive service and beautiful view of the plaza lights. The not so good: All of the food for our tea had clearly been made early that morning or the night before and was very cold and pretty dried out. For the finger sandwiches we had smoked salmon, cucumber and egg sandwiches...all open face and very dry. The salmon one was the only one with any flavor whatsoever. The other two had virtually no flavor at all. The scones and banana bread were okay but pretty dry and cold. There were also one petit four and one chocolate each...both were tiny. We paid just over $31 with tax but left hungry. I honestly would love to go again because the atmosphere and view are so stunning and the service was actually good. But the food quality was just really not that great. If the food were better I would come back in a heartbeat. For $31 I expect much better.

JB
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice place for afternoon tea. Take a table by the window and watch the Plaza lights come on.

BB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

It was in a hotel. That was a big downside to the restaurant experience.

JS
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED. The ambiance, decor, and 🥂!!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Brought my son here for dinner before an evening at the ballet. He loved it, and I loved the bouillabaisse!!! Nice surprise for a hotel restaurant - and stunning views of the Plaza lights!

OM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Unimpressive flavor for a price that boasts otherwise. Didn’t have carry-out containers for soup, so was given a coffee cup. It worked, but I expected more from a restaurant whose average entree price is near $30.

FP
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant didn't have our reservation made through Open Table. It wasn't a problem because there was no one there but it shows a lack of coordination somewhere. The food was only okay. The Mediterranean Vegetable sandwich had a poor texture and was flavorless. Others seemed to have fared better.

AS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Was in the hotel so the bar was loud
Crab cake was good, but expected more
Flatbread was good
Pasta was good but butternut squash was not cooked through all the way
Fish and chips were yummy
Drinks were good
Waiter was outstanding.
Nice place to hang out, but would go somewhere else for a quiet date.

S
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Food and service was very good! Ambiance was unexpected for a date night. Tables were small and chairs were casual metal parlor chairs. Ambiance was more fit for a quaint breakfast cafe.

SS
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our third or fourth experience with American Slang and none have been disappointing. Excellent value for Sunday brunch; everyone raved about their meals – classic eggs Benedict, crabcake Benedict.

JW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is in the international continental hotel. The food was good service was good it did tend to be a little pricey. We had a simple breakfast and the bill was $56.

m
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Loud and not a good value for the price.

B
Kansas City
58 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

We were a bit perplexed that the OpenTable app did not mentioned the restaurant is located in the InterContinental Hotel. The app did mentioned free valet. However, when we arrived, the valet was nowhere in site. The restaurant vibe was great -- loved the decorative accents, finishes, and view of The Plaza. Wait staff was friendly but not very communicative. I think we were the only people (there were 4 of us) in the restaurant at the time and we waited quite a bit for our food to arrive -- during which time, the waitress did not stop by our table. When the food arrived, the mushrooms were the BEST we've ever had. My yellowfin was a bit tasteless. The burger, chicken, and salads the others at my table had were all good. Think we were expecting more WOW factor from a restaurant located in the InterContinental. Not sure that we will be back.

AO
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Food was mediocre. Very nice decor. Food was fine for casual meal but definitely wouldn’t reccomend for a special occasion. The restaurant description mention d the word “foodie” which to me isn’t a term that should be thrown around lightly! I definitely wouldn’t put this food on a foodie level...it’s upscale bar food/sandwiches/apps. Entrees were lacking.

W
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server was great but the hostess seemed out of it - we waited for her to acknowledge while she looked out the windows

SF
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Really nice setting and the food was good. We saw our waiter twice, to take our order and to drop the bill off. Service was horrible!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Pretty lame from start to finish. The atmosphere was boring and the food was just okay. Sorry, but I was expecting more.

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