About Ambassador Hotel - Reserve
Savor innovative cuisine and sophisticated surroundings at the Ambassador Hotel Kansas City. 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.
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00am.
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm.
Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Bar/ Lounge: Sunday - Thursday: 7:00am - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 7:00am - 1:00am
$30 and under
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Live music On select dates.
Private gated lot. Reserve patrons are welcome to share the lot with hotel guests free of charge on a first-come first-serve basis.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Ambassador Hotel offers 3 unique private dinning options including our Grand Ballroom, Founders Room and Reserve Restaurant.
Ambassador Hotel - Reserve Ratings and Reviews
What a jewel in downtown KC. We were lo ...
What a jewel in downtown KC. We were looking for a nearby restaurant before attending a musical at the Quality Playhouse Theater and found the perfect place! The Happy Hour specials were delicious and at great prices!
Close to the Power and Light District bu ...
Close to the Power and Light District but not in the thick of things, the Reserve is inside the Ambassador Hotel. The ambiance and decor were beautiful! The restaurant wasn't crowded for a Saturday night, but even if it were it seemed you'd be able to hear well. We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately. The tables are spacious without putting too much distance between you and your dining companions. The seats were comfortable, if a bit difficult to get in and out of because they were too heavy to slide easily. The wine list was ample, and I had a very nice dirty martini from the well-stocked bar. The service was great -- friendly and attentive but not hovering. But the most important part -- the food! The menu seemed small at first glance, but EVERYTHING we had was delicious! My friends and I opted for ordering a bunch of small plates, so we had the prosciutto flatbread, gorgonzola and beef flatbread, (the flatbread is more like pita than cracker) the KC sliders, truffle bacon deviled eggs (let me repeat that...TRUFFLE...BACON....DEVILED....EGGS), and the crispy pork belly tacos. and for dessert....chocolate chip bread pudding with a glass of port wine. The waiter was laughing at us because after the meal we looked so satisfied, relaxed, and happy! Just....YUM. Go. Now.
Beautiful setting, an interesting and u ...
Beautiful setting, an interesting and unique Kansas City spot that rings true to our city's character. However, we dined during Sunday brunch and the service was very slow, if not inept for no apparent reason. Food was okay, but nothing that I'd crave to go back for, nor would I want to try again during another meal.
Nice Time and Good Food
We were looking for a nice meal and a reasonably quiet place to be able to talk and relax. The Ambassador Hotel fit the bill perfectly. We had great service and a nice meal. We were able to visit and even watch the Royals game in the background. The menu offers a good variety and price range. We will be back soon.
forgettable food and service
My omelet was dry and tasteless, the cubed potatoes that accompanied the omelet tasted like they had been fried in grease that was weeks old. The service was poor-I had to ask someone other than our server to have my water glass and coffee cup refilled, and our server was nowhere to be seen for most of our meal.
The Ambassador hotel and its restaurant are hidden gems in an otherwise business only district in Kansas City. The decoration of the hotel, and restaurant, scream of a time of high style and massive wealth while the menu charms with comfortable foods cooked in new ways. Our table of four was taken care of very well while dining here, our waitress stopped by many times during our dinner and food came at a good cadence. As to the food, everyone enjoyed their starters and main dishes. My tomato soup was hearty and flavorful, unlike a boring tomato soup it had hints of spice and a nice basil undertone. For the main course I ate the mushroom penne which had a lovely and light cream sauce that really allowed the mushrooms to shine. Finally I finished off the meal with a creative take on banana cream pie, that is the bananas had been flambed. All in all, this is a fantastic restaurant and certainly worth a visit!
My husband and I spent our wedding night at the Ambassador Hotel a year ago and had dinner at the Reserve. Dinner was so good on our wedding night that we decided to go back for our 1st anniversary. The food was still amazing, the restaurant wasn't busy and our service was incredible! We will be back next year!
The Neighborhood Secret
Have been here for brunch and dinner several times. It's better than you expect from a hotel lobby restaurant. The food is always delicious, the servers are helpful and cheery, and I love the space. It's very intimate and comfortable.
Great Gem Downtown
We had dinner here prior to going to the theater for a play. Our waitress was very conscious of our time frame and got us served very nicely. It was a special treat that the chef, who is Irish, came out to say hello, since it was the day after St. Patrick's Day. We had a very fun chat.
Great food and atmosphere
I love the atmosphere at the Reserve. It's fancy but not stuffy. The food is excellent and all of the staff are friendly and attentive. I also love the off-street parking which is hard to come by in downtown KC. It always feels like a special occasion there.
A different Gem of a restaurant
Was looking for something just a little off the ordinary path last Friday night. Found the Ambassador through Open Table. Though the earliest reservation they offered on line was 7:45, the staff said there really was no wait so we were welcome to come any time.
The first thing we noticed when going in was the décor. So totally different from most Kansas City restaurants. Very modern eclectic look. You just felt like you were going to be treated well.
After seating, we were offered a generous wine selection or cocktails which were fantastic. Understand, this is a smaller restaurant so they are not going to blow you away with pages and pages of selections but, what they had was very good.
We got the menus and notices that there was not a wide selection of foods. Just like the wines though, each item seemed to be special and well thought out. I appreciate a place where you aren't offered fifty different items because the restaurant has no faith in their chef to serve what he feels is a good selection.
All in all, I would have to say it was a very FUN evening. Well worth a try for locals.
Perfect Dinner Spot
This is a hidden gem. Food & drinks were excellent, Service was amazing, & atmosphere was perfect. If you have the pleasure of having Chalis (sure spelled wrong) as your bartender/server I am certain you will return. The salmon & chocolate martini were AMAZING! The menu has a lot to offer but isn't overwhelming, food portions were perfect, & the drinks are some of the besr downtowm. Ask about the specials; the surf & turf was an amazing treat.
Dine like Royalty
At Reserve you are treated like "royalty." The Reserve is an eclectic restaurant with very a attentive wait staff. It is quiet and you feel like you are the only ones in the room, like a
private dining just for you. The food was delicious and not out of line in price. We had a most wonderful experience at the Reserve. It was a special occasion and we felt special throughout
the dining experience.
We booked dinner for 4 as I'd heard good things about Reserve albeit primarily lunch reviews. While our food was fine it wasn't at the level of many other options downtown / crossroads. Especially considering the price, you can find a better meal and better cocktails spending the same or less.
Our service was not good and we were overcharged.
We were a group of eight women having lunch. The restaurant week menu was very disappointing with only two items, at the same price they would normally cost on your regular menu. Two ladies plates were brought out wrong. A burger ordered well done with no mayo came out rare with mayo. When returned to the waiter, they brought the same burger back out, just reheated a little. Server was inattentive; never asked us individually what we wanted to drink, so I only had water. I ordered a cookie skillet for dessert and it was non-cooked and soupy in the middle. For this poor service, we were charged a 20% service fee, and then on top of that, automatic gratuity added to each bill. We were very disappointed.
I brought my clients in for dinner. Service was poor based on how busy they were. Our table didn't get bread and had empty drinks for too long. We also had 3 courses and our plates were never cleared. The food tasted fine. Really cool and romantic place! It was quiet and perfect for our group. They did have happy hour specials running which was a plus. I was a little embarrassed because the service was so terrible. Otherwise everything was just fine.
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