Reserve

4.4
394 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 valet.
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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 394 People Are Saying
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KH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my husband here for this 28th birthday and he and I both loved it!!!! The greeting of the valet attendants was an added unexpected bonus, however, it really set the tone. The ambiance was perfect and quaint. We both enjoyed the dim lighting and overall decor of the establishment. Our food was great, the waitress we had the pleasure of having was simply remarkable!

Dine here, you won't be disappointed.

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NS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Our dinner took us two hours and we were pretty much the only party in there. The service was very slow and the food was average.

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JM
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good casual dinner/drinks spot. Live jazz some nights

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s
Kansas City
46 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal at Reserve. It's location is convenient if you are attending an event at the Sprint Center or the Kauffman Center. Parking can be an issue, however. I had the Chef's Shrimp dish..the rice and vegetables were wonderful. My husband's fillet was perfectly cooked.

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NC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Options were less.
Very good ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent server, delicious food, loved the asparagus and red wine demi

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m
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The wait to get our food took way too long for what we ordered.(brunch) Other than that everything was great. The staff were very friendly and engaging, the ambience was excellent and the food was wonderful once it arrived. I would recommend. I plan to go back!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Management needs to be better prepared for big events in town. It took over an hour to get our breakfast this morning.

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WE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

There must have been an issue in the kitchen. It took over an hour for me to receive an order of pancakes and scrambled eggs. One diner at the bar ordered toast and even that took over an hour. Multiple tables of diners left due to the wait. It was quite disorganized because the servers didn’t always alert the kitchen when entire tables of diners left. Thus, food would come out eventually and there was no one at the table. I was surprised that the management didn’t discount bills for everyone. Even 10% would have been a nice gesture.

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FL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great evening at The Reserve with friends. Great ambiance and music from Ron G!

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Pleasantly surprised. There were a couple menu items I was wanting to try, so we will definitely be back. The menu was nice, food was delicious, atmosphere beautiful. Great music. I wish there were just a few more items on the menu, but overall I enjoyed it very much!

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MH
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Server was very good just seemed to be very nervous.

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CB
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time visiting this place and I was impressed by the atmosphere, customer service and food! Everything was very nice!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Just OK food. Ambiance is nice.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed Reserve for our date and we plan to go back soon!

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B
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A nice selection of appetizers and drinks during happy hour that went until 7pm! Our party of four each also ordered an entree. Of the entrees with a protein, all were all at least slightly over cooked - the worst being the pork belly which was burnt to a crisp on the bottom. The over cooked proteins aside, the food was flavorful. Unfortunately, the star of each dish was the sides. I would go back to give it another try, as the environment was perfect for a special occasion or date night.

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C
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, ambiance was excellent! Music was an added plus, really enjoyed the duo. Will come back to hear them! Parking was an issue due to construction in front of the hotel.

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Z
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, Awesome Food. Our new favorite place downtown!!!

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
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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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentine’s Day dinner!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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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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 30, 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 29, 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 25, 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
81 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
25 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 15, 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 5, 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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