For locals and travelers alike, hotel restaurants and bars are not always at the top of culinary agendas. This isn’t to say that they shouldn’t be, though.
As with most things, not all hotel restaurants are created equally, so we’re here to give you the heads-up for the next time when you’re dining out Kansas City. Hotel dining options can offer convenience with three daily services (and sometimes room service). In this case, they can also offer some delicious dining options.
Chaz on the Plaza, The Raphael Hotel
Chaz on the Plaza is the signature restaurant of The Raphael Hotel and is considered to be "one of Kansas City’s most romantic" dining locations. Embodying "the unique culture, history, and spirit of Kansas City," the restaurant creates menus inspired by "heartland tastes and bounty." They’re open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. The Berkshire loin chop with celery root, sweet potato ragù, goat cheese-stuffed arancini, and bourbon date sauce stands out on the dinner menu.
Reserve, Ambassador Hotel
Located within the city’s new Ambassador Hotel, Reserve serves a "locally sourced seasonal menu perfectly complemented by signature cocktails and an impressive wine list." They’re open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. We’re eyeing their classic and hearty coq au vin, a pan-seared chicken breast lightly braised in red wine with mushrooms and herbed potatoes.
Providence New American Kitchen, Hilton President Kansas City
Recently remodeled and redesigned, Providence New American Kitchen appeals to classic American dining nostalgia. The menu features locally sourced ingredients, and the dining room (which reopened in October 2012) "creates a warm atmosphere incorporating reclaimed wood and colorful art prints depicting the nation’s history." They’re open daily for lunch and dinner. We’re especially excited by their iconic dry-aged Kansas City strip with fingerling potatoes and an arugula salad.