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Expecting family and friends to return to Kansas City over the holidays and New Years Eve? Consider hosting dinner at a hotel to keep guests entertained rather than creating a huge variety of food at home.

Think of it as a personal vacation from planning, cooking, and cleaning that is typical of vacation entertainment.

Kansas City is home to a number of hotels with excellent restaurants ranging from home cooking to classics to sensory delights that deserve the urge to be pampered. Hosts and guests can be happy at these destinations, enjoy fine food and drinks and even sleep well.

Hotel Kansas City

The Town Company at the Kansas City Hotel

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The Town Company at the Kansas City Hotel was recently named Restaurant of the Year by Kansas City magazine.

Hotel Kansas City offers two unforgettable experiences under one roof. The urban society shows the culinary talent of head chef Johnny Leach and head chef Helen Jo Leach. This couple sources ingredients from small local farms to create dishes that reflect their Midwestern roots with a modern twist. Kansas City magazine recently named The Town Company as a Restaurant of the year.

Night hawk, a new bar and lounge in the basement of the hotel, is like the hip cellar bar of your dreams. After dinner, meet friends and family and enjoy the relaxed Nighthawk atmosphere, dynamic music, and simple, straightforward bar food from Chef Johnny Leach. Check out the whiskey highball machines, frozen cocktails, and Kansas City music memorabilia.

Loews Kansas City Hotel

The Stilwell in Loews Kansas City

Loews Kansas City Hotel


The interior of the Loews Kansas City Hotel is large, bold, and practically pulsates with big city energy. Inside you will find The Stilwell, where Chef Patrick LeBeau serves classic American cuisine with dishes from the Midwest.

At the Loews Kansas City Hotel, you won’t come across the staid ballrooms and boring restaurants that have epitomized hotel rooms for decades. Loews’ interior space is large, bold, and pulsates with big city energy.

Chef Patrick LeBeau at cooks in this dazzling ambience The Stilwell offers classic American cuisine with Midwestern staples – fried chicken, pork shoulder, sirloin – and more adventurous dishes like gnocchi with duck sausage and kale and mushroom lasagna.

The restaurant takes its name from Arthur Stilwell, an eccentric visionary and railroad pioneer who invented the Stilwell Oyster Car, which enabled fresh oysters to be shipped from the East Coast and Gulf Coast throughout the Midwest. Stilwell, Kansas, Stilwell, Oklahoma, and Port Arthur, Texas are all named for ancient art.

Admire sweeping views of downtown Kansas City from the bar and lounge while sipping a mocktail, cocktail, wine, or beer and feeling like a million dollars.

The Raphael Hotel

Chaz in the Plaza at Christmas

Chaz in the plaza



From small family reunions to larger groups, the Chaz on the Plaza at the Raphael Hotel can accommodate guests in an elegant setting just a few steps away from the Country Club Plaza.

The Raphael Hotel, Home of the Chaz on the Plaza, offers a charming dining experience under the direction of Chef Shawn Hartwig. From small family celebrations to larger groups, Chaz in the plaza can accommodate its guests in an elegant ambience right next to the main entrance of the hotel and the Country Club Plaza.

Treat yourself to familiar dishes with a twist such as macaroni and cheese with smoked, braised prime hanger steak. Soothe the soul with lobster bisque and enjoy starters that will make Chef Gordon Ramsey’s heart beat faster.

Don’t overlook them Live jazz musicians and singers Performing throughout the month including Tim Reid, Jr., the Bryan Hicks Duo, Emily Dix, and the sizzling swing sounds of the Baby J Duo. These artists maintain a Kansas City musical tradition that will add class and a bit of fun to your holidays.

The Savoy at 21c

The Savoy at 21c

Immerse yourself in Kansas City history and lavish decor with stained glass windows at The Savoy at 21c.

The Savoy at 21c honors the rich history of the restaurant, which is now in a fully restored modern boutique hotel Experience in the heart of downtown Kansas City.

Step inside and relax in the lounge for a cocktail or a glass of wine. Immerse yourself in the history of Kansas City and the lavish decor with stained glass windows, cozy booths and a bar that invites you to leave your worries behind.

After a drink, the stylish dining room offers guests a refined experience. The room and the surrounding corridors are furnished with modern art, which gives the evening a touch of culture and ambience.

Chef Brandon Brumback and his team prepare seasonal dishes with numerous options to pamper the palate. Brunch, cocktail hour, and dinner menus include dishes like salmon, local Campo Lindo chicken, a humble smash burger, Maine scallops, and tempting desserts.

Hotel Phillips

Hotel Phillips

Adri Guyer


Hotel Phillips

The historic Hotel Phillips was first opened in 1931 and is a must-see for its lavish decor, which includes a 3-meter-high sculpture of the goddess of dawn in the lobby.

A historic hotel that first opened in 1931 Hotel Phillips is a must for its lavish interior, which includes a 3 meter high sculpture of the goddess of dawn in the lobby.

The hotels Tavernonna Italian cuisine celebrates Italian food, wine and cocktails. Dishes include warm tomato focaccia, Nonnas meatballs, seafood risotto, pappardelle carbonara with house-dried pancetta and egg yolk cream, as well as hearty starters such as pork osso bucco and fried chicken parmigiana. Round off the evening with cocktails in the spacious basement of the hotel PS speakeasy.

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