Forget what you know about hotel food. Under the leadership of Executive Chef Bryant Wigger, 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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Chef Bryant Wigger has been cooking professionally for over 20 years. He is originally from northwest Missouri where he grew up on a 127-acre farm where working the land and raising animals gave Chef Bryant a deep understanding and respect for food. Chef Bryant began his culinary career during college working at D&G restaurant in Maryville and the St. Joseph Riverboat Casino.

In August of 1999 he moved to sunny southern California where he worked at the Hilton in Anaheim, Pascals in Newport Beach, The Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel, the Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad, The Beverly Wilshire, and the Four Seasons Los Angeles in Beverly Hills.  He then changed direction and went back to restaurants, opening Trattoria Neapolis in Pasadena and Wildcraft in Culver city before returning to Kansas City.

Chef Bryant has received top 1000 Italian restaurants in the US as well as Best Italian Restaurant in San Diego by Zagat at Vivace in The Four Seasons Aviara.  At Trattoria Neapolis in Pasadena he received many great accolades including one of the hottest new restaurant by Zagat and best new restaurant in Pasadena to name a few.


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 T-Mobile 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, The American 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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