Forget what you know about hotel food. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Bryan Sparks, The American Reserve is one of the city’s premier eateries and one of the hottest Power & Light restaurants in downtown Kansas City.

Located downtown in the spectacular Ambassador Hotel Kansas City,  locals and travelers alike enjoy the ambiance and carefully curated cuisine of The American Reserve’s superb dining experience.

The restaurant offers a relaxed and inviting atmosphere by day and a romantic ambiance in the evening.

Our dining and bar area is currently open for dinner. Dining at The American Reserve is the ideal downtown Kansas City restaurant for some flavorsome and soulful cuisine.

Whenever you decide to try a meal at The American Reserve, you’ll be treated to delicious flavors, a stunningly swank ambiance, and the world-class service of our team.

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Bryan began cooking at 19 years old in the US Coast Guard. At 26, he decided his passion for cooking outweighed his desire to serve the country.

Chef then decided to come home to Kansas City to work his way up in kitchens. He helped to open up Jax Fish House as a line cook in 2014. This is where Chef began his path to finding strong mentors, this time, under Sheila Lucero. He later began his cooking journey at Rye, under John Brogan and then followed by Joe West and KUSSHI. Under those strong leaders, he learned about care and focus. After that, he struck his own path that eventually led back to Jax under the direction of Sheila for 18 months.

Now that Executive Chef Bryan Sparks is at The American Reserve, he his transforming the brand through his soulful dishes and bringing in the best local and regional producers. He puts passion and purpose into every dish he creates and is excited to propel The American Reserve to the next level.

When Chef Bryan isn’t in the kitchen, he loves to spend time with his daughter, the light of his life.

He’s grateful to be in a city with such a strong culinary scene and some truly amazing chefs. He is excited to teach his fellow cooks, learn from them and grow a true culinary family.


Autograph Collection

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The Ambassador Hotel, Autograph Collection is a stylish boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Kansas City just steps from Sprint Center and the KC Streetcar.

The chic 43-room hotel is situated in the former Gate City National Bank. Built in 1920, the building faced demolition until Coury Hospitality, who owns and operates the hotel, invested in a multi-million dollar campaign to save the property and have it listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In early 2019, the Ambassador Hotel, which forms part of Marriott’s elite line of Autograph Collection boutique hotels, will add an additional 70 rooms as well as a stunning rooftop meeting and event venue for weddings, events, and company meetings. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Reserve, will continue to welcome guests with its plush ambiance, delicious American-style food, and live music each and every Friday and Saturday night.

Since making our debut on the Kanas City hospitality scene, we haven’t just dreamed of excellence, we achieved it with honors that include:

  • 2013 – 2020 Four Diamond Rating, AAA
  • 2015 – 2018 Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor
  • 2016 Rated Number 20 in Top 25 US Hotels, TripAdvisor
  • Top 1% of All Hotels, TripAdvisor
  • Award of Excellence for Adaptive Re-Use of a Historic Building
  • OpenTable Diner’s Choice Award
  • 2016 The Pitch’s Taste of KC Golden Fork Award

Whether you’re in town for business or leisure travel, revel in relaxation when you stay at Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection.

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