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. Executive Chef Shaun Brady hails from Tippiery, Ireland and offers an unforgettable dining experience.
Reserve is located downtown Kansas City, open 365 days a year. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. You can enjoy Happy Hour Monday - Friday. Reserve can accommodate most dietary needs. All guests of Reserve can enjoy complimentary self-parking next to the Ambassador Hotel.
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, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, 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
To start, they apparently didn't have ou ...
To start, they apparently didn't have our reservation... After booking with Open Table I then called that same evening and talked with the front desk. When we arrived, they acted like they didn't know anything about the reservation. However, there wasn't really anybody there, so they were able to accommodate our party. The food was great, but the service was TERRIBLE. We walked in with only one other table seated and it took us well over 3 hours to finish the meal. There was only one person tending to the tables AND the bar and as more people started coming, the service definitely did not improve. Definitely, DO NOT come here if you need to be time sensitive.
Had a great birthday brunch at Reserve. ...
Had a great birthday brunch at Reserve. The food is very good - familiar dishes very well prepared and often with a twist.. I had the smoked salmon benedict and it was terrific. I especially love the ambiance and appreciate that it is normally a pretty quiet venue. We could talk at length, just like being home except way better. We will be back soon.
Food was wonderful. Chef came out a talk ...
Food was wonderful. Chef came out a talked to us and gave us a wonderful bread pudding dessert. There was a wedding party there, so it was loud that evening, but usually, very quite and can chat easily with dinner mates. This night not so much. But the chef made up for it!
Hidden gem in downtown. Great setting, w ...
Hidden gem in downtown. Great setting, wonderful service. Good was on point. The stuffed French toast was amazing. Veggie frittata at smidge too dry for my liking, but veggies were fresh and delicious.
The whole grain toast was wonderful. I usually skip the toast but it was too good.
A friend had bagel & lox. Beautiful presentation.
Definitely want to come back for happy hour and/or dinner.
Reserve in the Ambassador Hotel is an ex ...
Reserve in the Ambassador Hotel is an experience of total immersion in comfort, luxury and dining pleasure. The space is one that totally engulfs you in elegant comfort. The chef, even if away, makes the extra effort to let you know he appreciates your business. He even arranged to have a plate of cookies and a complimentary creme brulee sent to our table at the close of dinner.
The p.e.i. mussels in Guinness cream were excellent, as was the Steak and Guinness pie and the baked Salmon. While it doesn't need to be a special occasion to dine at Reserve, it makes every occasion there SPECIAL.
Always an oasis in bustling downtown Kan ...
Always an oasis in bustling downtown Kansas City. This boutique hotel and the restaurant Reserve are an added delight. Close to the Sprint Center, Reserve offers delicious food and appetizers to satisfy the fussiest eater to the experienced connoisseur! Their eclectic menu has something to offer for everyone from the flatbread pizza to a bowl of mussels. A fine dining experience is guaranteed!
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!
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