Reserve

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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 464 People Are Saying
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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Ordered Red snapper, but was served some other fish that was similar to cod. Demi glaze had no flavor. My husband order the filet medium rare, it was served medium well and again the glaze was tasteless. Drinks were wonderful. Service was fine.

TH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Went prior to an event at the Sprint Center. Sluggish service due to my perceived under staffing. One entree was wrong but the management comped that meal. Very nice space and bar area.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a fancy date night. Live jazz and great service!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the live music on Fridays. Excellent cocktail menu and just overall atmosphere is great for a romantic date night.

LM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a date night! Dark and Romantic atmosphere. Great food.

OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food and service was good. Jazz music was good but very loud.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2 year wedding Anniversary. Gave us a free dessert and made sure to give us plenty of time to relax and enjoy the ambiance. Would totally recommend!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Dustin went above and beyond, acknowledged our anniversary and helped with taking pictures and took a genuine interest. Really enjoyed our time during brunch. Food was mediocre. Never been for lunch or dinner.

OT
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I was so disappointed with this experience. Slow service, mediocre food, and ridiculously expensive.

WD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reserve has a warm and inviting ambience; it is a hidden gem in the heart of downtown Kansas City. The food was delicious and the service attentive. We'll be back...

A
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Boasting to be “most romantic restaurant in KC”, Reserve fell rather short. The food was decent, but the live music had the entire restaurant shouting over it to be heard. The waitresses did a good job checking on us and offering options, but for the price we were disappointed.

QW
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the band, food and ambience. It was a great anniversary dinner.

i
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre concert happy hour

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C
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not really what we expected from the website. Weren’t seated right away and the menu was very small.

OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch, threw a dart at the yelp board, landed in this. Food looked amazing in pictures, but most of the stuff I wanted was probably in the dinner menu. No big deal, pork belly grilled cheese and a salad and sandwich. And a bottle of wine. Julie and Ryan(?) were fun, will likely be back for a wine dinner in October. Good lunch, I’ll bet dinner/happy/hour/brunch are better.

Reserve
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you for joining us for your special day, we enjoyed having you as our guests. We hope you return to enjoy our other offerings as well as the Blackbird Dinner in October. Look forward to seeing you in the near future.

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m
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved it! Perfect for a nice Sunday brunch for friends to chat, have yummy drinks and eat great food. The hotel is beautifully redone.

Reserve
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you for joining us Mary, we appreciate your business and the kind word. Look forward to seeing you in the future.

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CK
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, decoration, and everything. I love this place.

Reserve
Responded on September 17, 2019

Curtis- thank you so much for dining with us and for the kind words. We truly appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future.

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SS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic for a fancy birthday dinner out. Classy, quiet on a Sunday evening. Will definitely be back!

Reserve
Responded on September 17, 2019

Stephanie- thank you so much for dining with us and for the kind words. We truly appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future.

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LO
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's was a very nice & elegant experience.I would definitely go again!

Reserve
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thank you so much for dining with us and for the kind words. We truly appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future.

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G
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Beautiful place. Romantic and cozy. Food was exceptional. Our server was downright rude. Luckily my husband and decided to just find it comical and laugh it off but in a place as nice as this, training the staff would be helpful.

D
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Not sure if it was a result of this being the night of Labor Day, but the restaurant was understaffed, not knowledgeable about the menu items, and the food wasn't very good. Waitress recommended the green bean side as "really special", but they were undercooked to the point of being stringy and simply dripped in butter. Not terribly innovative. Lamb was very fatty and tough. Scallop special was good, but again the server had no idea how it was prepared or accompaniments to the dish.

LB
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good but our server was horrible. She didn't bring things out when they were done (she told us our salads were sitting up at the counter for a while) and was rude when we asked her to take an item off our bill that did not come when asked and was the wrong thing. After we made the request to take the item and then proceeded to order another drink, she returned with the bill and said "you didn't want the drink did you?" It was very unpleasant and ruined the dinner. For the price of the food on the menu, a server with exceptional etiquette is expected. Ours did not do her job and was very rude to us by the end of the dinner.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

This restaurant is more of a hotel bar. Doesn’t feel like a restaurant at all. Very confusing to not have a hostess stand to separate the hotel lobby from the restaurant. It was eerily quiet, would have greatly benefited from some soft music. The food was mediocre.

We did enjoy the coffee.

JR
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Absolute worse service in history. You walk in and have no clear idea of the seating expectation so we walk up to the bar and asked for a table of four. The bartender gave us the worst looks and sat us at a table when she brought us the water she practically threw the water into the glass. After having order the pasta we got our salad we asked for before our meals and it literally was only lettuce and ranch no toppings at all after the menu clearly stated the ingredients. The pasta that was served the noodles were extremely undercooked. So I asked for a new meal and this time Ordered a burger when the burger came out it was complete raw in the middle I’m assuming this all had to do with the fact you can visibly see the cooks trying to rush out of work because it was a hour and half before closing. Absolutely the worst service ever the waitress than argued with me about coming in late after she just got busy

M
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When we first arrived I wanted to say “this was definitely a special evening : romantic date night kind of place” However, we soon realized that they serve a lot of hotel guests and encountered an evening with a very large family and lots of screaming children. Service also came to a haunt after about 10 tables seated. I understand they’re about to go through a renovation so maybe they’ll have some more private seating areas and I look forward to coming back for a revisit because the food was amazing! Our table ordered the fillet, the Buka teeny pasta, and fish. All dishes were cooked perfectly and flavor was amazing

CC
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and service was great. Some of the food was not tasty. The cauliflower appetizer was very dry. Also, I just noticed I did not receive my 100 open table reservation points. Disappointed

HL
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and the service was fantastic. The drink and dinner menu have alot to offer.

DT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for romantic night out. Cozy atmosphere for date night.

AR
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The food looked amazing, but it was not delicious. My husband had lamb chops that were burnt. I got pasta that had truffle oil, and added shrimp. Truffle oil generally very flavorful but in this instance the sauce was running and wasn't seasoned well or at all. The service was great, the atmosphere was great. The jazz trio was amazing! The food was disappointing. I would only recommend this place for drinks.

AW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The live music was absolutely wonderful. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed our little date night. The ambience was so welcoming and warm and very fancy! Definitely would go again sometime!

RM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was terrific

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

Food was superb! Shay was one of the best waitresses I’ve ever had! She was personable, knowledgeable, professional & very upbeat 😄 we will be back for sure!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was awful. I believe they were short staffed but there weren’t that many tables to wait — including ours, it was a total of 3 and parties less than 5. Our waters were not refilled by the one waitress that was going around to the other two tables — she constantly overlooked us. We waited 35 minutes for our check. No one followed up to see if we needed anything else — refill on OJ. The food was alright, nothing special. The egg benedict was terribly soggy by the time I received it. All and all, I wouldn’t recommend this place for brunch.

JF
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great 'date night' restaurant, very fancy and moderately priced for the type of restaurant! Great service and great atmosphere too!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Cost was out of our budget......,.....,................ ...

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both meals were exceptional. We had Scottish salmon and the filet. Both were cooked to perfection and the sides of mixed vegetables were some of best ever. Our server was absolute perfection on all accounts! Only negative was only served two olives with my martini. Though when I requested more, I received three in a very short time. Highly recommend, just dealing with downtown parking and construction. But this is KC in the summer time.

RL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

7/19/19 They served me the wrong side, I explained it wasn’t an issue at all. They then cut the bill by 50%. Completely unnecessary but greatly appreciated. The entertainment was incredible. Will definitely be back.

JC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

Made a reservation but table wasn't ready till 30 minutes later. After our dinner experience think it was due to the service.

Server was nice but she was easily flustered ...which working in the service industry is a big problem. She was new to the restaurant as she told us. Had to ask mgmt the answers to a lot of our questions. Food was good.. not great

TA
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Amazing food and incredible service, we loved it and will definitely go back!

OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for brunch and had an awesome time! The food was well priced, great portions, and amazing service. Our server Madeline was not only attentive but friendly and personable. We will be back again for dinner! Also my boyfriend is obsessed with the couches and general decor.

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