The American
Veteran for upscale New American dining
American · $$$
The Zagat Review
4.6
Food
4.4
Decor
4.5
Service
 
This is "what New American food is about" say fans of this "jewel" in Kansas City's Crown Center that's "stood the test of time" with its "fantastic" seasonal menu and "excellent" service; sure, the experience is "heavy on the wallet" , but, hey, the "million-dollar" skyline view alone is worth a "splurge."
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Friday
12:00 AM - 12:30 AM
location 200 East 25th Street #400, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA phone +1 816-245-7331 website theamericankc.com directions Get Directions
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4.2
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My boyfriend took me here for my birthday and it was truly an experience we'll never forget. When he had made the reservations originally, we were only vegetarian. We got our menus (that said, "Happy Birthday Lexi!") and we realized the menus weren't vegan. - oh no. we're not going to be able to eat. After a manager rushing to our table to discuss with us, and communicate between us and the chef, the chef offered to make us a completely vegan dinner.. including the last, desert. Thank you God. So, we put our menus behind us and trust this chef. And I'm so glad we did. In all of my life, I have never eaten better food. I don't think I could put words into how wonderful and delicate and tasteful everything was. My boyfriend and I don't go out to eat at nice places very often, we love going out, but in more relaxed atmospheres, so, at first, we were nervous. If that's you, wanting to try for a special event, and are scared to try, DO IT! Service was on point. Lastly, on our way out, our car was pulled up and waiting for us by the valet. Truly wonderful.
Lexi Martin · July 12, 2016
Like other reviewers have said, the food in taste wasn't mind blowing like I was expecting for the price. The view was great, but the waitstaff could have been more uniform. If everyone served the same way it would be one thing. Only one server was 5 star elegant and eloquent. The others were 3 star at best. Otherwise, excellent service, and a great place to take your bougie friends. :)
Carolyn Vines · July 2, 2016
My wife and I had visited the American for our tenth anniversary. The service could not have been any better from the time we had walked in the doors up until the time we left. All of our questions had answers; no, "I don't know, let me check." The view of the city was beautiful, as well. All drinks paired with each course were perfect. My wife and I's food was both better than expected. She order the sea food, I the steak. Our only one issue was taken care of immediately once we had brought it to our waiter's attention. No complaints, can't wait to return!
B Jones · October 23, 2015