Forget what you know about hotel food. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Jeremiah Lyman, the Reserve has become 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 urban style and sophistication of Reserve’s superb dining experience.

The cozy dining room offers a relaxed and inviting atmosphere by day and a subdued, romantic ambiance in the evening.

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, our all-day dining provides the ideal downtown Kansas City restaurant for some great, contemporary American-style cuisine.

If you’re looking for Happy Hour in downtown Kansas City, Reserve has you covered with a rotating menu of specials and a Happy Hour that runs from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

On the weekends, Reserve becomes a focal point of downtown entertainment in Kansas City’s Power & Light district. Fridays are reserved for the spectacular Ron Gutierrez Trio and his Feel Good Fridays playing the best in soul, R&B, and romantic ballads. Saturday nights are filled with a rotating mix of local jazz musicians who bring the best in Kansas City Jazz to Reserve.

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

Smoked salmon bruschetta in Kansas City
Chef Jeremiah Lyman at Reserve restaurant, Kansas City


A native of Rolla, Missouri, Executive Chef Jeremiah D. Lyman brings Midwest flavors together with a savory mix of foods and spices from all over the world to create a special cuisine that expertly blends wholesome Americana-style cuisine with Spanish, German, and French influences.

Growing up in the Missouri countryside, Chef Jeremiah became intimately familiar with the concept of “Farm to Table” long before it became a trendy topic of the restaurant scene. As a hunter and fisher, he learned at a young age how to clean and prepare his own meals.

It was his grandmother, Cecilia, however, who served as the inspiration for his entry into the world of culinary creations. Cecilia, who tended her own garden, taught the budding chef how to use herbs, berries, and other wild edibles of Missouri in order to create truly gourmet meals from fresh and locally-sourced ingredients.

Years later and now Executive Chef at the Reserve Restaurant located in the stunning Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection, Chef Jeremiah is taking that knowledge and love of food handed down through the generations to create truly inspiring culinary masterpieces that pamper the palate while paying tribute to the wisdom and teaching of Grandma Cecilia.


Autograph Collection

Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection

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 – 2017 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.

Ambassador Hotel Kansas City