Reserve

4.5
376 reviews
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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 Jeremiah Lyman 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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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 11:00PM

What 376 People Are Saying
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KM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and good service. Menu was limited, but being a hotel restaurant that can be expected. Happy hour was a great value and their truffle fries are the best I’ve ever had. Good choice for grabbing something to eat before a Sprint Center event. Especially with a parking garage across the street.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentine’s Day dinner!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. The restaurant was quiet with some light music playing. It is a good place to be able to have a conversation with your date while enjoying dinner.

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D
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have done this review several times but always get hung up after the photos. It does not advance so that I can complete it.

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OT
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance and wait staff.

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KK
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Reserve is not much more than a small intimate lounge area of a hotel. The lighting and furniture are nice but the menu is limited. Outside the hotel is trashy. This area has been revitalized with the KCP&L District but the same dirty areas and people remain. Homeless and trash litter the streets and parking garages. On our way up the stairwell in the parking garage there was a lot of litter and a super rank smell. A few stairs up, someone had actually pooped on the stairs, we turned the corner and there were cracked out homeless people occupying the stairwell. Hmmm I wonder who pooped in there? This isn't the restaurant's fault obviously, but if you want to have a nice and somewhat pricey restaurant that brings in higher end customers, the surrounding area should support that. We actually left and went to brunch at Harvey's where there is an actual brunch.

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KC
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Be aware that complimentary parking is available. Construction in the area has eliminated the previously convenient adjacent parking.

The lunch menu is limited but adequate. Service is quite good.

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AM
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always. I still do not understand how this place isn't packed every weekend for brunch!

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DP
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was terrific. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. The prices are what you'd expect to find at a high end restaurant, so just be prepared and know that it's worth it. The ambiance and décor was what sold me. I enjoyed the low lighting and nice quiet atmosphere, although a few guests did need to use the phones in order to read the menu (I saw it just fine). Took a group of 8 clients here for dinner and they all loved it. I'd highly recommend it.

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TB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience! The atmosphere is amazing. Perfect for a date or a business meeting or just out for fun. The people are just the best. Wonderful service.

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K
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was not all that to me. However, the ambiance was very romantic and fancy.

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AO
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing. The vibe was fancy yet comfy. They have live jazz on the weekends. Such a great dinner!

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CB
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

OK but not outstanding. The restaurant has lovely ambiance and decor. We went for Sunday brunch and the restaurant was more than half empty but our food took awhile--not a big problem as we weren't in a rush, but we were hungry. I had avocado toast with fresh fruit. The avocado toast had two slices of avocado (so maybe a quarter of an avocado) and several of the berries in my fruit cup were moldy; it had obviously been made awhile ago and stored in the refrigerator. I honestly expected better for a restaurant that was so highly rated.

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OT
Kansas City
79 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoy happy hours at Reserve. The food and service are always excellent. If only they would finish the construction so it's easier to park!

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Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dined prior to an event at the Sprint Center. Menu has good variety and our wait staff was excellent. Good wine list by the glass. Unfortunately it was restaurant week so the very tasty pasta dishes ( one with shrimp and one with chicken) was only warm and not hot. We assumed the volume of diners contributed to the preparation serving temperature. Will give the reserve another chance when attending our next event. Chocolate brownie desert was yummie

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, knowledgeable about gluten free foods! Will be back!!!!

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AL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Overpriced

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J
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. Came for brunch. Slightly pricy but delicious and excellent service and ambiance!

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CJ
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, the food and menu was remarkable and the staff was attentive. Overall, this was an exceptional surprise of sophistication.

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AK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place. Quiet and secluded. Great place for romantic night out.

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Chef’s special was a 3/4” ribeye that was served below room temperature with a side of heavily salted fingerling potatoes. This was a $40 entree that should have been promptly discarded in the trash with an apology from the chef.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Lovely restaurant. I will return.

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A
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Delicious food. The only downside was that a homeless gentleman followed us to our table and asked us for money.

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DV
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent as we're the specialty cocktails. Service was attentive but server new to restaurant.

Food out of kitchen was slow and they were aware of the delays and reduced the bill without being asked.

We would go back.

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HC
Kansas City
77 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a good meal with great service, even on Christmas Day!! A treat for those of us who would rather not prepare a meal on a holiday. We really appreciated having the option to relax and enjoy an evening meal, a couple of beverages, and friendly service. Check it out.

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LA
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The service was slow but the food was GREAT! The actual restaurant area and hotel lobby are beautiful- if anyone loves taking pics or just loves beautiful décor, I would definitely recommend this place. I would like to try back when it's not a holiday. I hear they have live music, so I'm going to give that a try.

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KC
Kansas City
67 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific evening at Reserve. Best seafood in Kansas City. Do not miss this great chef.

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PR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service and ambiance was great; food quality and the value was just ok.

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B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We did not love the food. The salad was soggy. I was told the soup was vegan and it had cheese on it. The lasagna fresco was great, however. The service was poor,

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J
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to Reserve twice and been very happy both times! I’ve only been for happy hour and love the selection. The meatballs are amazing, filling and a great price! I’ve had attentative waitresses as well. They are friendly and helpful. Great ambiance. It’s dim and romantic. Before we left a live band had just started playing. It was tasteful music and not too noisy. I was able to carry on a conversation at my table without being drowned by the music or having difficulty being heard! I would definitely return.

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TI
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the laid back intimate atmosphere! Great food. Wait staff was warm and friendly!! LOOOVE THE TRUFFLE FRIES!!😍

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JS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere!! Great food and very downtown upscale feel. Servers were amazing!!

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KC
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice. Good food, good service, good wine and good jazz. Will be back.

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BE
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a small family get together. Restaurant was not busy and was a great experience. Food was excellent!!’ Great happy hour specials. Will return!

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RC
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for cocktails and appetizers! The main dishes were good, too, but the appetizers (mushroom chimpi and seafood scampi) were incredible. Great teamwork from the waitresses and bartender, too.

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c
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Despite being busier than theu must have planned for, we had good service and really great drinks and entrees. We really love their crafted cocktails, but at $12 it can end up being a pricey evening out. So, we usually dine here for something involving a special occassion.

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AE
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So enjoyed this as a birthday outing. Loved the ambiance and the food and music were great. Group of 10 fit perfectly!

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JR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent but the service and the kitchen were very slow.

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DB
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food at reasonable prices. Staff were very attentive. Enjoyed it immensely.

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