Reserve

4.3
427 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

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TA
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

They need staff

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The restaurant was not busy, although we had reservations. We had to wait for about 10 minutes to get our seat even though restaurant was only half full, we are finally seated and our waitress was on some kind of drug we think, she was probably high, so we left before we even got dinner... it seemed very unorganized, not what you would expect for a fairly expensive restaurant.

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b
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

First time last time. The food looks really good but it didn't taste good. No flavor at all. Char! If that counts. Money gone!! Happy Anniversary

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our 1 year anniversary was capped off with a wonderfully private and quiet dinning experience.

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AM
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - one of the better meals I’ve had in a long while. Outstanding service as well.

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R
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I wanted to be more pleased. I brought the 4 of us in. The Charcuterie platter was a bit disappointing (very little meat); the service was pleasant but slow; I never got my water refilled; and my lamb dish that was recommended was slightly burned and not at all filling.
The rolls were delicious!

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GM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Seems understaffed, very slow to get meal. Food was underwhelming

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P
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Under staffed, no management, food served cold. Usually a great spot but were off tonight. Server did her best!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went here for my birthday and the food was amazing. The burger was perfect and our baked potato appetizer was delicious. My girlfriend got the pot belly and garlic mashed potatoes and loved it too. Overall the food was outstanding and we loved the ambience of the place

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CS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome ambiance, wonderful service, and exceptional food!!!

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KC
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Free valet, and good personal service. I had one of the specials and the sword fish was a very generous portion and cooked to perfection. My mother was about to celebrate a significant birthday and the hot chocolate cookie skillet we ordered was incredible.

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BE
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good! Ambience was wonderful! Really enjoyed it!

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CM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I lived in Kansas all my life and it amazes me that we have a hidden gem in our backyard like this!
My service was outstanding and the atmosphere was so relaxed..
It was my wife and I first time and we both can be little o.c.d when it comes to places!, However nothing but great things to say about our visit to Reserve..

Will be going back for the jazz nights!!

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MJ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfully intimate! It has officially been coined our new brunch location.

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

This was our first time here and it was amazing! The environment is beautiful, classy and romantic. The food was delicious!! Our server, Landon, was fantastic! His knowledge of the menu made the night and recommendations were spot on! They had jazz on Saturday night and it was the perfect touch to the evening. We will definitely be coming back when we visit KC again!!

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GH
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice quiet restaurant in an old historic hotel in downtown KC. Good place for a special occasion. Very quiet.

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TP
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hotel is beautiful! Food was delicious. Perfect for date night!

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M
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The conversation at the table next to us was so loud we could hardly carry on our own conversation. The service was marginal. The quality of the food for the price charged was absurd. We could have gone to a Capital Grill & paid a few dollars more for a higher quality meal. The buffet was very average. The Brioche French Toast was yummy!

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SH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my all time favorite brunch spot. My husband and I brought our mothers for mother’s day and they saw exactly why it’s my favorite spot. Thanks to Judy for absolutely AMAZING service. She was so great, attentive, social and omg I just can’t say enough about her for you’ll to get a true understanding of how exceptional she was. Loved her!! Thanks again for making another special occasion so great!!

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OT
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went on mother's day so I think the brunch was not the normal brunch. It was really good but in my opinion it was a little over priced. 4 people and 6 drinks with 20% tip was almost 300 bucks. Little pricey for a brunch. I would go back just not on a hallmark holiday.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Graduation

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JM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The place looks great and staff was friendly and helpful. Cocktails were excellent and the best thing we had was the loaded blonde desert...maybe the best dessert I’ve had in a long while. The band, Ron Gutierrez Trio, was awesome and we’ll likely return to hear them and indulge in more desserts.

The food was not so good. I ordered the butcher choice 10oz strip steak and it was woefully thin (1/2”) and sadly over cooked to medium well (I ordered medium rare. My buddy ordered the same thing and his was also over cooked by two levels. For the price ($50ish) I would expect a higher quality steak cooked to the order. I sent it back and got a new steak that was cooked perfectly but they quality of the cut didn’t measure up to the cost.

All in all a decent overall experience but that had nothing to do with my entree.

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t
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Waiter at restaurant would walk pass and ignore our table. We would have to call his name to get him to provide us service. Once the food came to the table the steak was missing gravy/butter and waiter later brought it out then brought and left it up to me to complete. Terrible service for a restaurant that looking to charge those prices. I wouldn’t suggest this place to anyone I know.

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S
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was not expecting this restaurant to be inside a hotel and at first we could not find someone to seat us. Our server was nice but he was overworked for how many people were dining, so we had to wait quite a while to order and to get our food. The food was nothing special and the pancake was actually burnt and we had to ask for a replacement. I have a feeling there is a lot of sloppy work in the kitchen. I will not be back, which is a shame because the hotel seems really cool.

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j
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was okay, but very slow. My Waldorf salad was brought out on a warm plate so the spinach was wilted and the apples were brown. Not impressed overall.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The tomato bisque was really gross, on top of the gross flavor, it lacked salt. The soup was not put on our bill because the wrong soup at first was brought out. The watery garlic sauce that came on the homemade noodles that my date had would not adhere to the noodles and had way too much salt. I spent over $100 on the meal, and my date did not enjoy her food enough for it to justify the $100 bill. Our server was very kind and we did not want to talk about the horrible food. My lamb chops were fine. So was my apple martini.
Disappointed, wasted money.

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JF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to eat. Quiet friendly staff very service oriented.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate on the Easter buffet was really delicious. The cupcakes on the dessert table were gigantic and decadent!

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B
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We had Easter breakfast at Reserve with my family. Our server was very sweet and efficient. Our food was OK. Most all the egg dishes were severely over-cooked. I think the cooks were busy setting out the buffet food. Overall experience was fine; the ambience is much better suited to an evening meal.

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MK
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly servers, great atmosphere, and a free birthday dessert?! What else could you ask you?!

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OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Price was reasonable for such an elegant place. We will definitely be coming back. The lamb chops were great as was my wife’s salmon dish.

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KH
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
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
50 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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