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About Ambassador Hotel - Reserve
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.
Kansas City, MO 64106
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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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, Cocktails, 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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Reserve is located inside the Ambassador Hotel with two unique private dining options, the Grand Ballroom and Founders Room. The restaurant dining area is also available for private events.
Ambassador Hotel - Reserve Ratings and Reviews
Our family enjoyed dining here for brunch on Sunday. There is parking in a gated lot just south of the hotel. You will need to buzz them, let them know you are dining in the restaurant and the parking is complimentary. We enjoyed the quiet ambiance, the impeccable service and the wonderful menu choices. I enjoyed the Breakfast Bowl with quinoa, eggs, and vegetables. At our table we also ordered Eggs Benedict, the Signature breakfast, pancakes and Avocado Toast. The only item that was not as expected was the Avocado Toast. But everything was delicious and the menu was extensive. What a lovely way to spend Sunday Brunch.
I come here all the time. In fact, it's one of my favorite places downtown. I was really disappointed on August 9. The menu was MUCH more limited than normal. No sliders. No mac & cheese. No jalapeño syrup for happy hour drink. Truffle fries were mushy, not crispy. Etc. Add to that the terrible service. I mean go to up the bar to get a second round of drinks because wait staff was MIA. Almost never came back to table even after we got our food. Forgot mayo we requested. And it was super loud. I'll be back because I am sure this had to just be an off night, but really hope they pull it back together. Usually love it -- very pretty bar.
We were staying at the Ambassador for our wedding anniversary and decided to give Reserve a try. We loved it! The steaks were very good -- prepared just as we ordered them. Each of the sides were plenty to share between 2 people. Great ambience and very good food made us come back for breakfast!
Decided to try for breakfast. Very nicely done! Quality options. Quiet environment so great for conversation. Breakfast options were varied with something for everyone regardless of appetite. Food was served hot and presentation was very appetizing. Service was excellent. Check it out!
Once again, the Reserve delivered. The exquisitely designed menu makes it almost impossible to make a decision. I have tried something different every time I have been, and I have yet to be disappointed. I am baffled as to why this place isn't packed every day - it is KC's best kept secret! No where else will you find such finely crafted food at such a reasonable price in such a classy atmosphere.
I met with my work friends for dinner and drinks before the KNOTB concert. The ambiance, drinks and food were just perfect. We enjoyed the meatballs and truffle fries which were divine. They also have a nice variety of happy hour drinks and cocktails. Most of us ordered the stuffed salmon and it was amazing. I would recommend the restaurant for drinks or dinner with spouses or friends again. They also did a great job getting us out the door in time to make the concert.
The Reserve is a gem restaurant, hidden in the five-star Ambassador hotel in downtown Kansas City. This creative chef's offerings are Ireland-inspired, and compare favorably to the finest steak houses in the Midwest. Local produce and proteins are featured. Well worth the visit, if nothing more than to enjoy the quiet ambiance and to taste the food.
3 out of 4 dinners were below average. Crab stuffed salmon was pretty decent. Linguine (which was actually spaghetti) had no flavor. Flat bread with beef and Gorgonzola was DROWNING in balsamic vinegar. Pork chop was extremely dry. Appetizer came out with meal and with no apology. Too many other better options out there. Despite the cool venue.
Was hesitant to try given it was within a hotel but I know from a prior experience that the chef makes the restaurant, not the host building. Food was great, especially the steak my wife had, which was cooked and seasoned to perfection. Food was reasonably priced and my banana bread pudding dessert was excellent. Service was ultimately the driver behind the overall 5-star rating; wait staff were friendly and courteous.
Reserve at the Ambassador is among the best of what Kansas City has to offer. The beautiful, historical setting, menu options and service are all outstanding. My steak was done to perfection, and my husband's stuffed salmon dish was creative and tasty. Kudos to the chef and to all who help to make Reserve a favorite place to be!
We hadn't been to the Ambassador hotel, nor the Reserve restaurant, so we tried it out for our 10th anniversary. We were lucky enough to find an empty parking space on the street (doubtful that happens often), but the hotel staff told us that we could pull up to their private, gated parking and we could tell them on the intercom that we are dining at the Reserve, and they would let us in. When we entered the hotel, we weren't sure we were at the right place, because the restaurant seemed so small -- but it was, indeed, the Reserve. There was only one other couple in the whole place (it was a Wednesday, and a rare day that downtown seemed dead the days). Nevertheless, we were seated in a super-cool, cozy booth-and-table and we were loving the ambience. Cozy, sophisticated, comfortable, romantic. Servers were great, food was FANTASTIC, and price was expected (though not overpriced like many hotel restaurants). After a great meal and dessert, we reluctantly departed for home. We think this will be a great place to bring friends and family for happy hours and special occasions, because -- for one thing -- you can actually talk to the people you are with without having to yell over a crowd or loud music. Highly recommend.
A hidden gem in Downtown Kansas City. It was date night happy hour and the ambiance was incredible. The staff were very attentive to our needs and the food was delicious. We liked it so much that we plan on spending a night at the hotel next time. I'm a little reluctant to share our secret date night getaway.😁
The bar/lounge/restaurant is very posh and very comfortable. The menu is largely Irish comfort food as a result of Irish manager in the hotel and Chef Sean from Tipperary. He is enthusiastic and a joy talk to when he visits tables. We started with mussels in Guinness cream sauce served with very hearty bread. My wife had a steak with seasoned potatoes and broccoli. I had steak and Guinness pie with a salad. Dessert was an Irish Banofee pie. It all was great and accompanied with a broad wine selection. The service was attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was romantic. We loved it and will return.
Really enjoyed the food! Good size servings and wonderful taste. We shared a flatbread, which had a nice soft crust, which I prefer, and an entrée. Both were fantastic. The salads were also really good. I love beets, and the beet salad was amazing. The dessert was the real topper, though. A big, warm chocolate chip cookie in a little skillet with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. OMG!
Absolutely amazing. This is the second time we have dying to hear. We loved it so much we went back in the morning for brunch. Fabulous staff, excellent service. The food is top notch. Absolutely fantastic. Highly highly recommend. Five stars plus. We had to wait a few extra minutes for our food and the manager came over to check on us if you times, then offered us a free dessert and 20% off of our bill, we did not complain about anything she offered it out right. Wonderful! Absolutely nothing to complain about it all. We will definitely go back again.
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