American Slang Modern Brasserie

3.9
72 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
American Slang Modern Brasserie is a totally unexpected fun, vibrant, modern and approachable 200-seat restaurant and 35-seat bar that has been surprising and delighting savvy diners as well as discerning Kansas City ‘foodies’ since summer, 2017. Dramatically designed dining and bar spaces are ‘fresh’ by day and ‘minimalist’ by night, this is where ‘local’ collides with ‘European’ in a compelling and engaging way. Plus there are flexible private dining areas available for special occasions and events from 20 – 100. Seasonal outdoor seating offers some of the best Country Club Plaza views around.

To make Afternoon Tea reservations, guests may call 816-303-2945; only 48 hours notice is required.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, American
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 6:30am - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(816) 303-2945
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Full Catering Facilities
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Cross street
Wornall Rd
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Free Valet Parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

American Slang’s multiple and flexible private dining spaces accommodate as few as 20 – 30 or as many as 90 – 100, depending on event style and seating setup. To check availability for your next special event in our intimate Kansas City event dining space, contact Samantha Froelich at 816-303-2994 or eMail her at sfroelich@kansascityic.com.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Plaza lights and holiday cheer are almost here. So, too, is a four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving Day menu that will be long remembered. Reserve now. Adults – $89 plus tax and gratuity. Children 6 – 12 – $45 plus tax and gratuity. Children 5 and under – special menu.

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Sun 6:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM
Mon - Fri 6:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM
Sat 6:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:00PM

What 72 People Are Saying
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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Was in the hotel so the bar was loud
Crab cake was good, but expected more
Flatbread was good
Pasta was good but butternut squash was not cooked through all the way
Fish and chips were yummy
Drinks were good
Waiter was outstanding.
Nice place to hang out, but would go somewhere else for a quiet date.

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S
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Food and service was very good! Ambiance was unexpected for a date night. Tables were small and chairs were casual metal parlor chairs. Ambiance was more fit for a quaint breakfast cafe.

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SS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our third or fourth experience with American Slang and none have been disappointing. Excellent value for Sunday brunch; everyone raved about their meals – classic eggs Benedict, crabcake Benedict.

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JW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is in the international continental hotel. The food was good service was good it did tend to be a little pricey. We had a simple breakfast and the bill was $56.

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m
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Loud and not a good value for the price.

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B
Kansas City
36 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

We were a bit perplexed that the OpenTable app did not mentioned the restaurant is located in the InterContinental Hotel. The app did mentioned free valet. However, when we arrived, the valet was nowhere in site. The restaurant vibe was great -- loved the decorative accents, finishes, and view of The Plaza. Wait staff was friendly but not very communicative. I think we were the only people (there were 4 of us) in the restaurant at the time and we waited quite a bit for our food to arrive -- during which time, the waitress did not stop by our table. When the food arrived, the mushrooms were the BEST we've ever had. My yellowfin was a bit tasteless. The burger, chicken, and salads the others at my table had were all good. Think we were expecting more WOW factor from a restaurant located in the InterContinental. Not sure that we will be back.

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AO
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Food was mediocre. Very nice decor. Food was fine for casual meal but definitely wouldn’t reccomend for a special occasion. The restaurant description mention d the word “foodie” which to me isn’t a term that should be thrown around lightly! I definitely wouldn’t put this food on a foodie level...it’s upscale bar food/sandwiches/apps. Entrees were lacking.

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W
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server was great but the hostess seemed out of it - we waited for her to acknowledge while she looked out the windows

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SF
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Really nice setting and the food was good. We saw our waiter twice, to take our order and to drop the bill off. Service was horrible!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Pretty lame from start to finish. The atmosphere was boring and the food was just okay. Sorry, but I was expecting more.

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Over priced. Better options near by.

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KL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

The decor, view, and atmosphere were AMAZING. I had high expectations the moment I walked in. We were one of three tables that were there for brunch. Our drinks and food took much longer than anticipated - especially since they were not busy. When our food finally came out, our "over easy" eggs were cooked way too long and our medium rare steak wasn't even pink. The breakfast potatoes were tasty, and the fruit was fresh. But, I'd have to say those were the only two things I enjoyed about the whole brunch. There were 10 of us total, and not one person said they enjoyed their food. For the cost of brunch (without alcohol) I was expecting to be much more satisfied. We will probably not come back.

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BC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Completely underwhelmed, food was ok, service was ok, ambiance was poor, overall experience: boring and overpriced. Felt like a school cafeteria setting. Will not go back, will not recommend.

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Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious breakfast. Croque Madame was open faced and done just right topped with arugula and a very light dressing. Wife had a veggie omelet that was equally fantastic. Hot coffee, beautiful view, couldn't ask for a better post anniversary breakfast!

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Kansas City
87 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

There was a limited bloody mary bar which could have had several more items to improve it. Pricey lunch but yummy.

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TO
Chicago
96 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

When i booked it, i did not realize it was in a hotel, but it didn't matter. we had a wonderful breakfast with great service. I think the hotel location has the price points a bit up, but still worth a stop if you are in KC!

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j
Omaha
52 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch and it was fabulous. The food was delicious and it is a lovely hotel and restaurant. Service was excellent. Coffee served in a large cup and was yummy.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My siblings and I took our mother there for Mother’s Day! It was our first time and we all had a great time and really enjoyed the food and experience!

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Z
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Great atmosphere. There were staff members all over the place but it was fifteen to 20 minutes between visits to our table. Our food took 30 minutes (except the mother on mother's day, whose food took another 10 before she even got her plate). Crab cakes were burnt, Bernaise tasted like it was out of a jar. The menu looks great but real poor effort on these two items. Omelette and french toast were great however.

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DS
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was bad. It was Mother's day brunch should have had better servers for such an important day.

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TS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The view and space are lovely, especially out on the patio when the weather allows, and the food was definitely unique and enjoyable. We ordered lobster pot pie and a pork dish with a mustard and pickled blueberry sauce. Both were very good and generous servings, though slightly under seasoned and over priced. The most unfortunate part of the experience was the service. I found them to be quite disorganized, with multiple servers stopping by our table to take orders when another had just left with our info. I think you can find comparable food with better service at other Plaza restaurants, but for drinks and a view, I would definitely recommend.

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HO
Kansas City
31 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really like this place have been there several times. Really like the view of the Plaza and great live music on Friday.

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PS
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

As French restaurants are concerned, there are at least 2 other restaurants in Kansas City I would recommend over this one. There was nothing wrong with the food or the service. Both were good. But I'm not sure why they think they are a French restaurant.
I didn't see anywhere on Open Table where it says this restaurant is in the InterContinental Hotel (it is). It would have made it much easier to find. I ended up calling them to find this out.
This was a rather casual restaurant. We didn't see the main entrance and walked in through the bar area, which is part of the restaurant. The coffee shop is also part of the restaurant. It does have a nice view of the Plaza if you're seated by the window. As long as you walk in knowing that, you'll probably be satisfied.

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OT
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adam was wonderful and the food was amazing. The staff was fantastic as always! Cant wait to return!

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Kansas City
47 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

American Slang is always an amazing culinary experience.

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l
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

an afternoon lunch with a friend, atmosphere was delightful with a wonderful view; a very sunny day; our waiter was extremely accommodating and very tuned into our needs. our meals were delicious ...we ordered salmon and chicken, both were cooked to perfection...and as a first timer, i am intrigued into returning for an encore to taste some of the other menu items!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Great design and aesthetic!!
Food was good... but nothing that blew me away.

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Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Meh. I was underwhelmed. The beef carpaccio was ok, but the portion size was small. The service was lousy. I wanted better. On the other hand, the seared tuna was PERFECT.

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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite spots to eat and listen to casual live music.

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t
Kansas City
278 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

American Slang was interesting. They should flip the restaurant with the living room on the other side. We sat by the window at a table and it was freezing. Our server was good, but claimed she usually was just a cocktail server. Perhaps the manager should orient the staff on the menu. We had the fixed menu and she claimed that it wasn't available until Valentine's Day. It was available. Overall, a good experience and the burgers were delicious.

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G
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Small portions. Live music in adjacent lobby.

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Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and a really nice view of the city. The restaurant is very bright and airy. Normally I don't like green beans but the side that came with the Chicken Calvados was cooked perfectly--not waxy, not soft, no sharp points. Well sauced meal and dessert was just right.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Fun atmosphere. I think they may still be working out a few bugs with wait staff but overall it was a fun restaurant week experience. We sat in the bar area after dinner and the entertainment was amazing.

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JA
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Went for Restaurant week and came in early for a cocktail in their lounge area. Live music was nice and not too loud. Ambiance was okay for a hotel bar. It's adjacent to the restaurant. We were attended to immediately and well taken care of. Wine and beer list was ok but not amazing. Only 4 cocktails on the menu but all looked very interesting.
When we sat for dinner, our server seemed confused that we already had drinks. He never introduced himself or explained anything about the menu. He just kept coming back asking if we were ready.
The four of us all ordered different dishes. We all enjoyed them except my main dish-a chicken dish, was a bit bland and chewy. Everyone else enjoyed the food. Nice presentation and served at the right temperature.
When we asked for the check, our server seemed like he was confused about how to split our check. When he took a moment to engage us, he seemed very pleasant and personable, although a little unkempt for such a nice atmosphere.
Would be willing to try it again based on our overall experience, but perhaps when it isn't so busy.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for restaurant week and had the chicken option. The food was sub-par, though the ambience of the restaurant was beautiful.

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Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing amazing amazing

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was fun, hip and grown up. Food and cocktails were first rate and the steak was incredible. We stayed at the hotel which was really beautiful and had amazing views of the Plaza.

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MH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went here during restaurant week and really enjoyed it! The food was amazing, I had the brasserie chicken and it was the best chicken ive ever had. the service was also really good and the waiter attentive. Definitely plan on going back.

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Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 3

I would not recommend this restaurant. The food was so-so. The hotel reputation is such that you expect much much better. The server was very friendly but we had to wait, for example, for bread service, two of our meals were not even warm, and two were served about fifteen minutes later. We had been informed there was a mistake in the kitchen.
Additionally, when making reservations, we were told that 930 was the only time available, yet when we arrived, at least half of the restaurant was empty. This did not leave a good impression either. I am certain we will not return.

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Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Eeks wanted to like it so badly.
Cool modern decor, great view of the lights.
Drink pours were extremely inconsistent.
Was out of the duck confit by 7:30 pm on a Saturday??
Service slow.
Food was over-salted and just ‘fine’
All 6 warm apple tarts were frozen inside. They did bring out warm ones when asked.
And I am not picky or a complainer....
It was restaurant week, possibly they couldn’t keep up, however I’ve seen similar reviews in past posts.
Hopefully they continue to improve!

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