The Savoy at 21c

4.3
244 reviews
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Located inside 21c Museum Hotel, The Savoy is a noteworthy throwback to mid-century American classic cuisine – a contemporary nod to this beloved restaurant’s storied past. Executive Chef Joe West, a Kansas City native, has a humorous and thought provoking approach to his food.
From West’s kitchen comes thoughtful, market-driven fare; Scallops Menieure; Chicken Liver Mousse Tart; Gnocchi & Mushrooms. Classics include Avocado Crab Louis; Lobster Newberg; Chicken Francaise and Prime Rib with Creamy Horseradish. To top off the perfect meal, choose Passion Fruit and Coconut Cake, Crème Brûlée or profiteroles, amongst others.
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Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Was very let down because the experience was much less than expected. It's not the Savoy you remembered.

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KJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst experience ever; on Valentine’s Day. They had special menu; no lobster bisque, no lobster options for dinner. That’s why you go to savoy. Atmosphere no longer quiet and conservative. Now bright colored lights, insulting flooring. Just a very bad night and still spent more than I should.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Great meal, very good service. The historic building and modern decor are a fun pairing — but the lighting in the main dining area is horrendous. It’s distracting to the point it alters the appearance of the food (not appetizing!) as well as people’s skin and clothing.

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MR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice to be in the old room again. Glad they decided to serve meals there.

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BJ
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Valentine’s Evening. Surf and Turf had less than one oz. of crab with 5 oz filet. Sauce was ordinary. Salad was not flavorful. Prime Rib was better but not exceptional. Chocolate dessert was good.

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l
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Savoy is always impressive. The atmosphere, the food, the drinks, the service is always above expectations. Always a hit and something I look forward being a treat going there.

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

Very enjoyable evening. Food was great. Professional service

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BJ
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Went to lunch and restaurant was not busy and we were slow to be greeted and seated-seemed a little awkward. Once we were seated service was good. Menu for lunch is not impressive but the choices we made were really good. The field greens salad has awesome dressing. My wife had French dip sandwich which was awesome and I had chicken curry with rice and loved it. Wine prices are pretty high. The rest of the art galley is very interesting.

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r
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! We certainly enjoyed it!

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CA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

The savoy grille has always been an icon in Kansas City. Had not been there in quite some time and was very saddened to learn it is now a chain restaurant with very small menu selection. Will not go back.

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful inside! My meal was delicious! I strongly recommend the chestnut soup (which I assume is a winter item only), scallops and the brussels sprouts! We were all too full for dessert which is a shame but I hope to go back for that some day! Lunch prices seemed pretty reasonable and I hear the brunch is amazing too. Everyone loved their dinner choice in my group! Oh and the bread served beforehand is delicious..and warm...with salted butter!

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R
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to have out Valentines dinner early this week and couldn't have picked a better place for dinner. The ambiance is stunning and quiet (we were there on a Sunday evening) and the food was to die for. I think we will both be dreaming of those scallops. Service was exceptional as well, we will definitely be back.

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D
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely! Simply a lovely environment for enjoying a fine dining experience with friends! The service was impeccable, with smiles and helpful information. The food was fabulous! The price with everything al a-carte was on the expensive side, in my opinion.

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b
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seated in the lounge in a quiet booth, we experienced excellent service and a great meal. I highly recommend the Savoy for a great dining experience.

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KL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the uniqueness of the restaurant and bar with the idea of making Art fun! Would highly recommend for a fun night out.

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LJ
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time back to the Savoy in many years. I was blown away. The prime rib was definitely the best I’ve ever had in Kansas City. My husband have the scallops which were also amazing. Even though the entrées were fantastic, probably my favorite part of the evening was the desert of cotton candy! What a nice treat.We will definitely be going back.

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BR
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had excellent salmon and chicken dishes. Both were prepared with spices we have never used in our home cooking.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

Not worth the price. The best thing about dinner was the dessert. The ambiance of the restaurant is odd with weird lighting. The bar side/ Lodge looked great though. The salmon was really salty and buttery.

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TR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. Cool factor lacked for a 21C - have been to a few others. Bar tables and chairs looked like rentals for a wedding reception. Main dining room too bright. Expected more of the old Savoy look with a modern twist. Seemed to have missed the mark.

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RF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was absolutely delicious and one of the finest we have had in a long time.

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I
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Really good food, but a very limited menu.

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TF
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad it is back open, great to see the the tradition continue, I shouldnt have waited so long to get back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall the dining experience was above average but not exceptional. I was hoping for a 5 star experience but it fell slightly short. Our server Elizabeth was outstanding. She provided just the right amount of attention we desired and did a fantastic job explaining the menu! No one was raving about their menu selections. Three of the guest ordered the prime rib and all said it was good and prepared correctly but not extraordinary. I would however recommend the brussels sprouts and potato gnocchi for accompaniments and the beautiful and delish Baked Alaska and Espresso Martini for dessert! If you decide to dine at The Savoy and you want an intimate and cozy atmosphere request the lounge area if you desire a brighter open atmosphere request the main part of the restaurant which appear more like a diner. We were seated in the lounge area at a round table for 6 ppl which was well received except our table was up against a large column. Favorite part of the evening other than the service was the artwork throughout the lobby. We will come back and look forward to trying something different on the menu.

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JA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely a different Savoy than from before, but for the better. The food was wonderful and so was the service. The atmosphere is upscale but laid back and the staff was friendly and attentive.

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DS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I get what they are trying to do with the art and the space but it was a swing and miss for me. The food was prepared correctly but not very tasty. Again I get what the chef is trying to do but it did not work for me. The creators of this place have taken what was a classic old restaurant, saved some of it and added some things to it that really don't blend in very well. Maybe I just miss the good old days.

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FJ
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I love the bar area, but it doesn’t seem like a good fit for lunch. The tables and chairs are portable, and small. Food and service is good.

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DH
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

It was good to be back in an old familiar place to eat it brought back a lot of memories. The food was excellent and the service great I will be back again real soon. And I am bringing guest with me

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CR
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go before an event at Quality Hill Playhouse!

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l
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I would love to give this 5 stars, but our service was slow and inattentive. The bar is historic and restored beautifully, however the tables and chairs looked like they were plastic stacking chairs from a church basement.

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food always has a creative twist & I always end up trying something new!

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JK
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, very limited menu.

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LL
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were happy that we were seated in the bar area!

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TS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The service was a bit too pushy -- sort of in a hurry.

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K
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Savoy original dining room has been restored beautifully. The quality of the menu and the food preparation is excellent, something the Savoy was missing before the restoration. Service is thoughtful, helpful but not intrusive. Dining at the Savoy a great experience.

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ER
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch at the Savoy feels like a decadent treat. The food was phenomenal, the service was stellar, and eating in the lounge feels like stepping back in time.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Every dish was amazing!!

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KC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Make sure you are able to sit in the lounge area. It's cozy and perfect for a romantic night or an intimate evening with friends. The main dining room is more like a diner. The food was excellent. Classic dishes done very well. And though the service had a few missteps, no silverware on the table, etc, everyone one from the hostess to the manager to the table busser was attentive. It felt like they were all invested in making sure our evening went well.

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BB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We came to experience in some way the Savoy of 40 years ago. At first we were ushered into a stark bright dining room that reminded us of a nice dorm cafeteria. Upon seeing the more restful bar and eating area across the entry I inquired and the host somewhat reluctly said we could be seated there. This was very nice and reminiscent of the original Savoy!

The menu was a bit disappointing without a selection of steaks and sea food. Prime rib and a sirloin were the only beef selections. I did enjoy a chicken dish but would have appreciated more choices.

The service was very good and the ambience was wonderful in the historic Savoy dining room.

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JH
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The bar is very nice with the historic look and setting. The dining room is similar to a bright coffee shop not the ambiance we were looking for in a Saturday night dinner. We choose to eat in a booth in the bar area. The food is a la carte with only one salad offering. The food was tasty and well prepared.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in for breakfast this morning and it was delicious per usual. I had the Midwest Collaboration, my sister had the Croque Madame and my mother had the Egg Frittata. It was all great and Seth did a good job too.

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