OFFICIAL - 21c Museum Hotel KC (former Savoy Hotel)

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Post by kcjak » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:09 pm

And misspelling of meuniere (menieure), if there's something to pick about [-X

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Post by taxi » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:56 pm

kucer wrote:Love the "Rules of the Bar" at the end of the Bar menu.
Yeah, kinda funny. No radios on the job! Wonder what year that is from.

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Post by KCPowercat » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:12 pm

The one about cold shouldering people that don't look like they should be there......

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Post by taxi » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:27 pm

KCPowercat wrote:The one about cold shouldering peooke that don't look like they should be there......
That one makes me nervous. I better at least take a hot date when I visit.
Odd that the menu is written in first person. Wonder what will happen when he gets fired or quits.

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Post by grovester » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:52 pm

Are all the cocktails well drinks?

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Post by WSPanic » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:36 pm

grovester wrote:Are all the cocktails well drinks?
It is weird how they list them. Some sound like they may be doing their own blends of Rye and Bourbon. They say "midwestern" gin - which I assume is something local. And American gin/vodka could be anything.

Given their liquor list, I'm guessing "well" at this place is probably Tito's, Beefeater and Jack - which is fine when making coctails, IMO. I've never really understood the high end whiskey/rye some places throw into a mixed drink. Cocktails are expensive enough as it is.

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Post by grovester » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:49 pm

I'm interested if they're old fashioneds or anything near neat, otherwise Old Overholt works for me.

I'd be ok with a custom blend, but would be nice to know the ingredients.

Actually, I'm sure I'll love whatever they're serving.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:57 pm

Our dinner was perfect. Portions are small and it's all a la carte. So confused about what's opening when -- was told a completely different version than what was in Collison's article. Either way, dinner service is happening now and reservations are via OpenTable.

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Post by FangKC » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:35 am

How was the atmosphere Dave?

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Post by DaveKCMO » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:11 am

FangKC wrote:How was the atmosphere Dave?
Great! We'll be there often, especially since they will be serving three meals a day. Hands down the best hotel restaurant downtown (behind Reserve and Tavernonna).

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Post by FangKC » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:51 pm

hartliss wrote:
DaveKCMO wrote:If you toured the space before the renovation, this should be no surprise. The historic elements in the upper floors were mostly removed.
One of the cooler historic preservation efforts was the fact they were able to retain almost all of the original sinks in the hotel room bathrooms.
https://www.facebook.com/RosinPreservat ... =3&theater

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Post by FangKC » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:54 pm

Savoy Bar and Restaurant Reopen Blending Old and New

https://cityscenekc.com/savoy-bar-and-r ... d-and-new/

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Post by FangKC » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:27 am

Photo: July 18, 2018.

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Post by DaveKCMO » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:44 am

That new sign... \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

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Post by kcjak » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:46 am

Any outdoor art planned a la the Louisville location?

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Post by KCPowercat » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:34 am

I was hoping they would save the old sign but that sign is super sexy

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Post by taxi » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:28 am

I had dinner there last night, sat at the bar. Everything was exceptional and the bill was reasonable. Service was excellent. I love this place.
Highlights: the avocado crab Louis, burger, pasta a la primavera
Cocktail highlights: Manhattan and old fashioned

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Post by beautyfromashes » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:59 am

I was disappointed, tbh. The Savoy Grill was the cities high end restaurant of its time. They’ve lost that with the new dinning room space that is totally new, but boring and the bar area that kept the old decor but lost the high end feel. They put couches in the bar to try and fill the space instead of tables. I think they tried to match the gothic style, but the furniture just looked like it came from a thrift store. The booth tables they kept but replaced white table cloths with aluminum covered tables. The food was good, but no where near the fine dining feel. Fish and chips. Hangar steak. Burger. Pretty typical hotel bar food. They missed on opportunity to put a great restaurant in there. The old place used to be a great restaurant inside bad hotel. Now, it’s a nice hotel with a lobby bar. Definitely not the special occasion destination that it used to be.

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Post by FangKC » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:20 am

KCPowercat wrote:I was hoping they would save the old sign but that sign is super sexy
I hope someone had the forethought to save the old sign, and it's not in some salvage yard.

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Post by flyingember » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:17 am

beautyfromashes wrote: The food was good, but no where near the fine dining feel. Fish and chips. Hangar steak. Burger. Pretty typical hotel bar food. They missed on opportunity to put a great restaurant in there. The old place used to be a great restaurant inside bad hotel. Now, it’s a nice hotel with a lobby bar. Definitely not the special occasion destination that it used to be.
The old restaurant died being a "special occasion" fine dining restaurant.

The market changed. Plus, you said the food is good. It will do fine.

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