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The American Restaurant

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200 E 25th St, Ste 400, Kansas City, MO 64108-2509 (25th and Grand)
+1 816-545-8001
Tue - Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Many think of fine dining as passé. They may be right in terms of available restaurants, especially outside of NYC and LA. The American Restaurant in Kansas City is closing after 43 years in business at Crown Center. So if you are a big fan of the place or want to eat at the last vestige of fine dining in... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I was on a business trip on my own and decided to see what The American Restaurant was like. I didn't realize how fancy it was and first thought it was out of my price range. The host was very helpful and suggested the lounge area and menu. They offer small plates in a pick and choose style of ordering.... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I am from Kansas City and this is one of our favorite restaurants. The atmosphere and decor of the restaurant along with the views are possibly the best in the city. The food is unique and you can really taste the care and time it took to prepare. Every course is explained by the wonderful servers and the explosion of... More 

Thank ERIC J
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Visiting Kansas City for a quick weekend trip, we did a quick search of four star restaurants in the Crown Plaza area, this is how we found the American. Having been on the road, we were very casually dressed. However, this restaurant is by no means outside of what we normally spend for a nice dinner. Had we known that... More 

Thank D7426CXkimk
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

OK, I don't consider myself a foodie; but I'm a Southern boy blessed to have been raised by a mama, and two grandmothers and one particular aunt who could THROW DOWN in the kitchen. That said, I know my roux from my gravy. Anyway, I made reservations at The American in KC at least a month in advance for my... More 

Thank Jawbones918
Destin, Florida
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

A place to go when you want a special meal for a special occasion. The food is outstanding, and so is the view. The service is impeccable. All of which you would expect for the price you will pay.

Thank 1wa2hvn
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The service was amazing and the view was spectacular. The food and wine pairings were the best value. The food was very good, inventive, unusual combinations. It is a great choice if you're tired of everyday flavors and want to experiment. Overall, the food was very well prepared with fresh ingredients. Nothing truly outstanding and memorable was served. I wouldn't... More 

Thank VisitMauii
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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189 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Wonderful physical setting, with modern 70's interiors-ceiling a special feature. Food even for large event very well presented with interesting combinations. Portions a bit small but highly recommended for special events.

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Houston, Texas
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173 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We visited on a Saturday night with friends. When we tried to book originally they were full, but put us on a wait list. We were lucky—someone cancelled. The restaurant communicated well in advance about the menu options so were able to choose and prepare before we arrived. The parking is valet and there is an elevator to the restaurant.... More 

Thank Houstonalle4food
Peachtree City, Georgia
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133 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Business launch of a new program. The private room was a great place to meet, network and just catch up with friends and associates. The view is nice and the service was super.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$60 - US$80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 E 25th St, Ste 400, Kansas City, MO 64108-2509
    (25th and Grand)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Kansas City
  • Phone Number: +1 816-545-8001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?