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Spectators

3.4
3.4
38 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Spectators is an exciting casual dining experience for hotel guests, as well as local cliental looking for great food, good wine and well-crafted beers. Spectators has incorporated healthy options and regional cuisines. We’ve combined beer inspired food, paired it with specialty crafted beer to create a magnificent gastro experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 6:30 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (816) 398-4840

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Patrick Howard

  • Private party contact

    Katie Vaughan: (816) 398-4916

  • Neighborhood

    Crossroads / Freight District / Boulevard

  • Cross street

    Pershing Rd.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet service and free three hour self-parking is available with validation in the Sheraton parking garage.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 38 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.4
3.4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Just a blah hotel restaurant
  2. CE

    ChristinaE

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Would like to give a proper review but came into town for business meetings and made lunch reservations only to find out the restaurant decided not to open for lunch. Would've been nice for someone to reach out to notify me. Left us scrambling to find a new restaurant at the last minute.
  3. PD

    PDAN

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They took our reservation but were not open. Also didn’t notify anyone waiting for their reservation that they were closed.
  4. EH

    EdwardH

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Bar inside a hotel. Service ok. Food ok. Enjoyed trying out the BBQ but it was just ok.
  5. PD

    PatD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2018

    overall3food1service2ambience5
    I made an reservation for dinner, got there and was told they had a limited menus!! That is not what we had seen online. It was to late to go else where, we ordered and it was terrible. Did not eat in the restaurant for the two days we had left.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    My party of four were not met at the entrance at the time of our reservation. We tracked down wait staff and were seated “wherever you like”, then we were told to go look at the buffet to see if we’d like that. When we said we’d rather order from the menu it was clear they preferred we didn’t. Our waiter was kind but not very attentive. We tried again at breakfast and had much better results. Would eat here again.
  7. T

    2Thompsons

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good. Getting my bill took a abnormal amount of time.
  8. c

    chino

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2018

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    15 $ burgers gave me gas & a loose stool. The place is inside the Sheraton hotel. I've noticed that hotel restaurants are a lower caliber of food.
  9. LV

    LisaV

    Key West

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent pulled pork, asparagus, and Caesar salad. Our waitress, Jessie, was outstanding. Great night!
  10. GK

    GinnyK

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    I will not return to this restaurant . The food was horrible.
  11. TW

    ToWi

    Kansas City

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2018

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    No front receptionist to confirm our Open Table reservation. Had to ask server to check. After long wait after ordering, we were informed that the ordered entree was no longer available. When opened a rolled cloth napkin, globs of food were on the fork. Disgusting. Food was uninspired/uninspiring. Vegetables were very overcooked. Would not eat there again. The hotel must greatly improve its food offerings as this is the only restaurant on-site.
  12. BP

    BrianP

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was pretty good overall ... slightly below average for this part of KC with the old freight warehouse restaurants just across the street. Our server required prompting to take a drink order. Soups and mains came out together. Basic things that detract from a meal.
  13. LT

    LovesToEatOut

    Kansas City

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2018

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Good service and a good BBQ sauce on the meat. Chicken and turkey quite good but the beef brisket was awful. Wouldn't know it was brisket. Very tough and gristly. Baked beans and fries were good. But onion rings a little over breaded.
  14. SR

    ScottR

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Spectator's happened to have a dinner buffet this evening at a ezxtremely reasonable cost of $15. The buffet included baked potato soup, salad bar, country fried steak with gravy, fried chicken, green beans sauteed with bacon and garlic mashed potatoes. Also included was a dessert table with several delicious desserts. Well worth the $15.
  15. A

    Ashley

    Des Moines

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    While the food was fantastic, the service was extremely poor. Our waiter was friendly when he took our order and spoke with us for a couple of minutes, but after our food order was in he didn't come back until about fifty minutes later to hand us our check (about twenty minutes after we finished our food). Another server delivered our food for us. He never check on how our food was, nor did he check on our drinks, and didn't ask about dessert. It wasn't busy at all, and there were other servers, so there was no excuse. I will not be recommending them to anyone else.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The first issue was admittedly my fault, the restaurant is within a hotel so my wife and I had trouble finding it. Once we were in the lobby, the signage was not clear on how to get to the restaurant but a hotel employee helped guide us there. When we arrived there was no host to seat us, although the sign clearly asked us to wait for someone to seat us. After several failed attempts to get the staffs attention, I took it upon myself to grab menus and find a seat. A few minutes passed by and I had to flag someone to assist us, they brought us water and assured the waiter would be coming by. Upon reviewing the menu, it was not the same as advertised on OpenTable and with no one yet to come and take our order we decided to leave.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We enjoyed the delicious food & really enjoyed our waiter, Joe.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice hotel bar and grill. Good food nice beer selection. Service was great
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made reservation. No one at check in. We had to hunt down kitchen help. They said it would me 35-45 minutes before they could seat us. Or we could go to the bar area and wait for over an hour for our food. Unimpressed and hungry, we asked her to cancel the reservation and went elsewhere.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great atmosphere.
  21. MM

    MistyM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, cooked perfectly. Wonderful taste. I am already looking forward to going back.
  22. HG

    HarryG

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The BBQ was better than I expected. Nice combo of sweet, smoke, and spice. I'd like to go back during a happy hour and try out their burgers.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pork wings were glorious!!!!! Filet with mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables were awesome as well.
  24. HO

    3HOWD

    Kansas City

    51 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The service was a little lacking and no one greeted us when we arrived. We were not sure if we should wait to be seated or just sit down.
  25. k

    kcfoodandfacts

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Spectators was a lovely place with good service and wonderful food. The menu is just varied enough for gastropub fare. I would recommend the pork wings and brisket sandwich, and the flatbreads were excellent as well. Service was very good and our server was friendly and engaging.
  26. JG

    JoseG

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food, ambience and attentive Staff.
  27. s

    scjconsulting

    Minneapolis

    21 reviews

    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2017

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The food was okay. Very, very limited menu at well separated from their bar. The server constantly complained about being a tired college student and acted like it was too much trouble to server us. Since we were staying at the hotel, at least we got a 10% SPG discount. They canceled our reservation on Open Table an hour after we arrived on time and had finished dining. I never got credit for using Open Table.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was difficult finding it at first but once we did it was a good experience. Nice environment and clean. Service was great! Went for my birthday and the server was nice and friendly. I believe his name was Gary :) Also made me a good mixed drink for me. I would for sure go back and refer to others.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2016

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    After no one greeted us at the hostess stand, we walked into the bar. They didn't know anything about any reservations. They then sat us in the bar area with 2 children in our party. Televisions were blaring. We were little more than an inconvenience to them.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious fresh food. I would eat there again. Prices are reasonable also. Not too crowded on a weekday but not dead either.
  31. SW

    SuzanneW

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    When we arrived for our lunch reservation, we had to wait almost 5 minutes for the hostess to check on our table. We were shown to two 2-seat tables side by side for our party of 5 people. We had to ask to have the tables pushed together and an extra chair pulled up. Waited 10 minutes to have our drink order taken. Waited another 10 minutes to have our lunch order taken. Two people in our party ordered the exact same dish and they were both prepared differently. Service was slow and unfriendly. We won't be returning.
  32. KW

    KimW

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I made a reservation for a client appreciation gathering and was beyond pleased with Stephanie our server. She went out of her way to make sure we had all our needs met and that I understood who was available to help me. She didn't interfere or "hover" but was readily available when needed. I appreciated her attention to detail to ensure that our gathering was perfect.
  33. CL

    CLG1

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2015

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We left before we ate. There was no one to seat us, and when we finally were seated after flagging someone down, no one came to take our order.
  34. F

    Fantastic

    Kansas City

    44 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2015

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Terribly slow and even when the food did come out, more than half was wrong. I should say it was the day of the biggest parade in KC history and they were obviously not prepared AT ALL. But at least that's somewhat of an excuse.
  35. C

    Cindy

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I went to Spectators for Sunday brunch after my Saturday evening wedding. We had about 17 people and we had a reservation and they were ready for us when we arrived. The buffet was great, both kids and adults loved it. If/When I stay at the Sheraton again I'm sure I will visit this restaurant.
  36. GG

    Groupon1Groupie

    Kansas City

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2015

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    we had a shrimp appetizer, slow cooked short ribs, and buttercake for dessert - all were delicious. The market veggies had great flavor. The buttercake was incredibly moist and rich and truly one of the best desserts around. we went on Sunday afternoon so there was plenty of room, no waiting and attentive service.
  37. DM

    DaveM

    Kansas City

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2014

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We were at Union Station for New Year's Eve with our two young children. I was surprised to find an available reservation on OpenTable so close and on such short notice. Clearly the restaurant was understaffed for NYE, since it took quite a while to find someone to seat us and then for a server to come to our table. Once we ordered, the food and drinks came rather quickly, but interestingly by several different servers. I'm willing to give it another chance on a normal night. Overall, the food was above average and certainly beyond my usual expectations for a hotel's casual restaurant. Since the hotel validates parking for 3 hours in the convenient garage, I would readily consider coming back some other time.
  38. s

    slayne81

    Kansas City

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2014

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We had a party of 18 and they opened up the restaurant side just for us. They were very flexible and provided great service. Will dine there again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Spectators is rated 3.4 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Spectators

2345 Mcgee St., Kansas City, MO 64108

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pershing Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Crossroads / Freight District / Boulevard

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 6:30 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet service and free three hour self-parking is available with validation in the Sheraton parking garage.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Patrick Howard

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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