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Permanently Closed - The American Restaurant

985 reviews
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$50 and over
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Voted #1 by the Kansas City public many times over, The American Restaurant is known for it's award winning contemporary cuisine. The extensive award winning wine list is one of the best in the city. The restaurant favors 3 story windows which give way to a spectacular view of the Kansas City Skyline.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Open Wednesday through Saturday
Lounge and Main Dining Room open at 5:30PM
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Phone number
(816) 545-8001
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Corvino
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a wedding anniversary or lucrative business deal, entertaining clients with an upscale reception or a five course dinner, The American Restaurant offers the perfect setting for your event.
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Private party contact
Mary Meade Eastman: (816) 545-8006
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Limited to size & certain dates.
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Cross street
25th and Grand
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Parking details
$6 Valet parking available. Self parking is validated for three hours.
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Jazz Singer & Piano most Wednesday and Saturday Nights.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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havesomeexperience (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

After 30 years of service it continues to be an incredible experience. Thank you.

Wildhoneypie (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2016

Our dinner at the American was delicious. The service? Outstanding. We also enjoyed the quips and zingers from a funny, curly haired bowtie-clad man. A real hoot. Perhaps we will be lucky enough to see this space again once it is "reimagined". My only complaint was that I could not see the Rieger from my table, only some sparkly old Christmas lights and the Mayor's dead tree. Yawn. JK it was beautiful. Thanks again, everyone.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2016

Amazing view of the city with the festive holiday lights. Our waiter was awesome- he was knowledgeable, helpful, and liked our enthusiasm. The wine pairings were perfect with the different courses.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2016

Food was Excellent, service was ROYALTY Class, everything, the Valet knew when we were checking out and had the car warmed up on the cold night - we truly felt like Royalty -
Please do not close this place

Lynne (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2016

Was a wonderful experience, so sorry it is closing Christmas Eve. Robert our waiter was fantastic!

vipKirk (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2016

We are losing a gem. The food, the wine, the service, the live music, the view, the architecture, it is all great.

ThePro (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 16, 2016

Truly the best night of my life. The staff was amazing! They helped arrange every detail of my marriage proposal - right down to the valet. . The food, drinks, and atmosphere were perfect. Many thanks.

vipdsimmons1333 (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2016

We came to your restaurant after our wedding and your staff was incredible! As always, the food was perfect (Chef's Tasting menu) and the service was impeccable.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

Elegantly prepared and presented. Very knowledgeable staff made the dining experience very special. Get there before they close at the end of the year.

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2016

Wonderful evening celebrating a birthday. KC tradition!

OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on November 4, 2016

We had the tasting menu and the food was good. However the service is very slow and inattentive. I expect much better service and knowledge from wait staff for a fine dining restaurant. Perhaps because they know the place is closing down there is no reason to provide good service.

vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

Excellent dining experience. One of best ever. View is out of this world! Had the tasting menu with wine pairings! Superb! But hurray sad day as restaurant is closing 1st of 2017.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on October 26, 2016

Outstanding food, atmosphere and service. The food was exquisite, but the service was even more so. Attentive accommodating and professional. At first glance, it might seem a bit pricey, but for what you receive and how you are treated, it's a great value.

vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2016

Most wonderful meal and service. We each have the tasting menu by Chef Andy McCormick I would love to come back before they close

vipOpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2016

We have returned to KC after 12 years being on the East Coast. We anticipated dining at the American Restaurant. We were sad to hear that things were changing because it was such a great place. However, we found the venue with fixed price menu with tasting option quite fun. The food was fabulous, the staff was attentive, knowledgeable, and quite sociable. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and wines. I am so sorry to hear that the American Restaurant will be changing to a new venue in January. I hope it will not be disappointing because it would be a shame to lose such a great place for dining.......