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
They accommodated a large family group i ...
They accommodated a large family group including infants for a graduation dinner. Good food. Excellent service. Memorable
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.
We were drawn in by the scones and the corned beef hash - and both were delicious, as was the brioche French toast. Definitely worth checking out!
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!
Celetrated National Assistant's Day
We had a great lunch and really enjoyed the atmosphere. This was not our first visit. Service was very good. Love the truffle fries. Everyone in our group was very pleased with their lunch. Delicious!!
Great food, great service. Atmosphere was great and quiet. Perfect for a business lunch or lunch date.
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!
Special Downtown Gem
This has become one of our favorite restaurants in KC. Food and service are great. It's a great place to have a dinner and conversation with friends. The executive chef, Shawn, gives it a personal touch.
Beautiful atmosphere @this lovely boutiq ...
Beautiful atmosphere @this lovely boutique hotel Fantastic service & food = the talented chef came to visit w/ us at our table⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
We enjoyed dinner with friends at the Ambassador. The flatbreads were delicious as was the salmon. The atmosphere was pleasant and the service wonderful.
Love this place, our little KC secret sp ...
Love this place, our little KC secret spot!!! 10/10!
always a pleasure
Every time we have dinner at Reserve, we wonder why we don't come more often. It is a delightful setting, the service is always top notch, and Sean is a creative and exceptionally talented chef.
Food quality and service
Food quality and service
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.
Would highly recommend this place
Would highly recommend this place
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.
Our first visit and our server was very charming and caring. Add that to the fantastic food and we will definitely be returning.
We went for brunch and loved it! The Brie and ham stuffed French toast was outstanding! We also loved the bagel and "Irish cured" salmon. The restaurant was very quiet and comfortable, exactly what our group wanted. Service was excellent too!
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.
Food was good and portions what you woul ...
Food was good and portions what you would expect for the price. All most full and noise level wasn't bad. Look forward to the new expanded bar We will be back
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.
The Hotel was easy to get to and parking available. The interior was really beautiful. We went for lunch, there was only one other person in the restaurant. The service was fine and as for the noise level - since it was empty - who knows! As for the food - not good at all. Salad looked nice but the dressing had too much vinegar. The steak pot pie was terrible. I have had stew that was better. I would not recommend this restaurant. There are so many good restaurants close by - there isn't any reason for anyone to eat here.
First time here the food was great. Love ...
First time here the food was great. Loved the place cannot wait to go back again.
Restaurant Week delight
Myself and The Wife had dinner here for restaurant week last Sunday and it didn't disappoint! The place was busy but not too loud and the staff were always attentive as we settled into a table in a corner. While this may be a restaurant in a hotel, it doesn't have the feel of many hotel restaurants and everything has a nice modern feel with a large bar as a focal point. After scanning the wine list we selected a bottle of very reasonably priced Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio. Actually, we were a little shocked at how cheap it was so couldn't turn it down. We had the mussels in the Guinness Sauce as a starter to share. The Wife is normally not a bread eater, but the sauce was so good she couldn't help herself from dipping a few slices into it! We then both selected off the special restaurant week, and while The Wife has the Cesar salad I went for the bacon truffle deviled eggs, which were the best deviled eggs I've had. A nice piece of crisp bacon on top For mains we went with crab stuffed Atlantic salmon and grilled skirt steak with truffle fries and while I enjoyed my steak, I think The Wife won that round! While already full it was restaurant week, so couldn't skip the dessert. I had the baked cookie skillet - a massive cookie nice and warm is a skillet covered with a ice-cream and a little chocolate sauce, while The Wife opted for the creme brulee which had a nice kick from the added Baileys! Finished off with a nice espresso, we were ready to brave the cold winter's night. Thanks to chef Shaun and the staff for a wonderful dinner.
The atmosphere was elegant and quiet on ...
The atmosphere was elegant and quiet on a Sunday evening. We had the orange carrot soup which was flavorful and bright. The mussels in guinness broth were outstanding. We had a wonderful evening and we felt like wehad a taste of inspired irish cuisine in downtown KC!
Very cool space. Our server Cody was ver ...
Very cool space. Our server Cody was very knowledgable, and courteous. The salmon I ordered was very good as well.
I loved the food here, and the restaurant was quiet! That's hard to find any more. I wish it was more obvious there was a restaurant inside.
A downtown treasure
It is easy to overlook the Ambassador Hotel - Reserve in thinking about dining out downtown. It is a little out of the main group of restaurants in Power & Light and hey, it's in a hotel so it can't be good, right? Wrong! Chef Shaun and team do a quality menu that will fit anyone's appetite and pocketbook. For foodies, there are lots of choices that are tasty and fun. For traditionalists, check out the steaks, burgers, and even grilled cheese! And by the way, the service is very good as well. Check it out.
Very good food in the heart of downtown. Service was excellent waitress was very friendly and polite. I would recommend to anyone. Noise level comfortable.
I took my staff to lunch as a thank you ...
I took my staff to lunch as a thank you and it was outstanding. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Great service.
Quiet, Trendy, Romantic, Food did not disappoint.
The atmosphere was romantic and very quiet, the bar was gorgeous and at dinner the place was full. The decor is fabulous and the dinner time coat check was a nice perk. The food was really great. There is something on the menu for every price range; our group ordered pork belly tacos, the steak special, and a lobster with mussels, the Reserve Burger, and the seafood flatbread. EVERYONE LOVED THEIR DISH. The seafood was fresh and perfectly flavored; everything was cooked nicely and not overseasoned or over done.
Wonderful food and service
The chef personally visited out table several times and presented us with several items to taste courtesy of the chef. Our wait person had great knowledge of the food and beverages available
A friend and I celebrated Christmas and a birthday at Reserve. It was a lovely room with delicious food and exceptional service. Our holidays were all the more special and memorable because we dined at Reserve.
Great service and good food. Will come again. The wait staff did an outstanding job.
Superb Dining in Downtown KC
The Reserve at The Ambassador always exceeds our expectations. Chef Sean Brady personally greets each table, and we have had the great luck to have him select our dishes for us as a Chef's Tasting Dinner - absolutely amazing! The dining room is lovely in the heart of an historic building (used to be a bank), and the servers are friendly and efficient. Highly recommend!
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