Reserve

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$30 and under
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American
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

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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.2
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4.3
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3.9
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Went on a Saturday night. Loved the vibes and live music but poor service. Food came out cold and server forgot to put in an order for someone I was with so her food came out 30 minutes later than everyone else.

OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very convenient , great atmosphere , friendly wait staff. We ate here the next day as well

KE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb, great wine selection. We especially liked the live jazz music as well. Only negative is that I would prefer a table height dining table instead of a bar height table for a high end dinner.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a belated Valentine’s Day dinner. I had the Scottish Salmon which was excellent! My husband got buccatini pasta with ragu sauce and meatballs, he really liked his as well. We got the seafood medley type appetizer, also excellent!! One thing I would recommend though, which we did, was bring your own nice bottle of wine. They only charge $20 for a corkage fee, and the bottles they have start at $40 (there are really only 2 for that price) and can be up to $100!! I’d rather spend my money on the good food.

s
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want an upscale feel and wonderful food and service, I don’t know how you would compare them as everything was such a wonderful experience. Food great, service great, just such a hidden treasure. Will definitely be back.

J
Kansas City
81 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Valentine’s Day meal— thanks for having the regular menu option, as the pre fixe is way more food than we want!
Ambience is wonderful
Food was excellent

J
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Terrible food. Never going back.

G
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The restaurant and bar occupy the same space. It was pleasant when we arrived but about half way through the evening it became noisy and crowded. The food was okay but not excellent.

DL
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. The food was very tasty, the waitress was very kind and attentive. Vicki was sweet and did a wonderful job as did Brody. We will definitely stay here again and come back to the restaurant.

L
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Appetizers took forever, slow service first drink took over 20 minutes to receive. Food came out cold. Beautiful place , but service not too good and food was just ok. Took 50 minutes just to get our meat and cheese tray appetizer.

PF
Kansas City
28 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant. The food is top notch and the service is superior!! Every time we come here it’s amazing. Thanks to everyone involved. I think I said it before but, management must be top notch because this gem is consistently perfect .

c
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food was 50/50. Half of our party enjoyed their dishes (filet & lasagna) and the other half did not (steak frites). The service was a little slow, we had a new server, so I get it. I liked the feel of the restaurant and appreciate the complementary valet.

OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

My wife and I were in town for the weekend and I booked a table here after seeing the good reviews. She got the skirt steak and I got the pork belly. Unfortunately both entrees were over cooked, with hers actually being charred. My meal came with country potatoes that were underdone and almost crunchy. I also had a smoked carrot puree, which was fantastic! The atmosphere was nice but for the price, it was a disappointing meal overall.

BW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

no live music in the mourning your space is full of hard surfaces and it makes for bad conversation

KC
Kansas City
22 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great location and our waiter Brody was great. Really great cocktails and the wine was not marked up too much. The smoked salmon appetizer was fantastic. I had the roast chicken which was a bit dry but the broth and veggies were amazing. My wife had the salmon which was delightful but could have used a sauce.

ND
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, and the food was food. Love the live band on Friday night. Service was good but waited awhile to be seated.

SA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was a little slow but the food was amazing! It was a lovely quiet spot until a loud table sat next to us. All in all, I recommend it.

MR
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great spot for a business meeting lunch. We were lucky enough to visit on restaurant week and have a few more options. Portion size and taste were an A+ from our group.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Fortunately the chiefs won this evening, unfortunately a number of drunken fans took over the bar with no appreciation for the normal dinners... not the restaurant staffs fault but the set up

D
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great date night at Reserve. The food was great and loved that the wine list was good, and not overly marked up. Great spot for a date night. Following along with other great finds over on Instagram @kallieflexman

L
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food was very good. The restaurant layout is weird and caught me off guard. Small and dark. Service was not good, not bad. Would return if staying close by but not do the drive especially to eat there.

l
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

this was a meal that was being comped because of a previous bad experience. It was also New Year's Eve so they had a limited menu. My steak was almost raw (I ordered it medium) and it was cold. The soup was cold. The salad was nothing more than lettuce. (was suppose to have goat cheese, but I am allergic). No croutons, no nuts, no other veggies, etc. Only 2 options for dressing, neither of which were great choices. My husband had pasta. The chicken was burnt and the pasta had sat so long it was cold as well as the sauce had soaked in so it was really dry. The noodles were also not cooked completely. The first time we came to the reserve it was great. This is our third. 2 of the 3 were not good and it is NOT a cheap place. You would expect a very high quality for the prices they are charging. Very disappointing.

M
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Limited menu on New Year's Eve - no appetizers. The dining area was cold. The food was OK but not worth the price.

OT
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience. Fish was undercooked. Service was terrible. Extremely overpriced for what it was.

AM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Awesome bartender. Jazz music was also great.

DT
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was special since it was Christmas day. However, we each had an excellent house salad, followed by main courses of scallops and Scottish salmon. Both were excellent--served hot and cooked just right, with very tasty vegetables. We split a delicious orange-cinnamon cheesecake. Our server was personable and very attentive. This was our third visit to Reserve and we have never been disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Over priced food for the quantity , customer service poor

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Family picks a different restaurant each year for Christmas Eve. I Was a little disappointed in food quality and value but rest of family thought it was fine.

MR
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Korean Vegetable Soup! The service was outstanding too!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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RD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Our table was next to a table expecting a large private party. The wait staff was nice although not attentive. Visits to our table was lengthy. Did not deliver requested condiments, charged us for a bowl of soup and received a cup. Soup was cold and soda was flat.

The menu is limited which why we chose...yet the item selected was out of stock for a 6:00pm reservation. Walk in customers received more attention and service. Food was tasty if Salmon crostini, reserve salad, and tomato soup is a measuring stick.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Warm bottle of Chardonnay. Bottle opened without courtesy of checking label. No tasting, just poured into glasses. Waiter felt put off I asked for a bucket of ice to chill wine.
Lasagna and salmon completely dry. Worst restaurant I’ve dined in KC over 18 months I’ve lived there.

SK
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I took a group of 9 people to Reserve for a holiday dinner. While the food looked good overall, it was a miss for several people. One who ordered the steak and frites said he’d never had a chewier skirt steak. Another ordered the scallop special and said they were especially fishy. I ordered the filet and let the waiter know I was dairy free. When my food came out the green beans were bone dry with no butter, olive oil or seasoning in sight and my steak was smothered in a demi glacé. After getting sick that evening and looking up recipes for demi glacé, I am certain there was butter in it. Disappointing.

SB
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great cocktail, seating was confusing and my water was never refilled. Having the bartender serve tables outside the bar is likely not the beat service for guests when there is an actual server on the floor. There's no host and it's open seating which is odd for a space that uses a reservation system. I would repeat a visit for quiet drinks.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner. We loved it!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience2

It’s like eating at the bar but paying for fine dining. Paid for the beat cut of steak but it was full of fat. Not enough menu options. Won’t go back.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and the meal was delicious!

FF
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were a few groups of people on business dinners, and the food was amazing.

OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The Reserve is always beautiful. The free valet parking is also nice. They were out of steak and the dessert sweet potatoes. 3 out of the 4 of us weren’t able to order what we wanted, due to them being out of the ingredients.

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