The American Restaurant Celebrates 40 Years of Fine-Dining in Kansas City

Kansas City's only Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond Award recipient celebrates 40 years of culinary excellence with a guest chef dinner each month of 2014.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - April 21, 2014 - PRLog -- Valentine’s Day 2014 marked a significant milestone for The American Restaurant, Kansas City’s only Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond Award recipient. The iconic restaurant has achieved culinary landmark status over four decades of unmatched excellence from a handful of James Beard Award Winning Chefs and their culinary teams, an outstanding wine list and impeccable wait staff. To commemorate this milestone, The American Restaurant, along with Executive Chef Michael Corvino and Pastry Chef Nick Wesemann, will welcome back former James Beard Award Winning Chefs Debbie Gold and Colby Garrelts as well as former sous chefs and other talents in the Kansas City area and around the country. The restaurant will host a “celebrity chef” each month throughout 2014 to celebrate the past 40 years of culinary excellence.

In 1910, Joyce C. Hall founded Hallmark, enhancing downtown and giving it an economic boost. In an effort to revitalize the entire area, Hallmark developed Crown Center in 1971 and opened The American Restaurant in 1974. Warren Platner (Windows on the World in the World Trade Center and Water Tower Place in Chicago) was asked to help with the design, American culinary legend James Beard was asked to help develop the culinary concept and Joe Baum, the legendary restaurateur, were all brought in on the project.

Recognized as the premier dining venue for outstanding cuisine since it opened, the restaurant has received numerous local and national awards, and has produced three James Beard Award Winning chefs, most recently, Debbie Gold. Other notable American Restaurant alums include: Bradley Ogden, Christopher Elbow, Celina Tio, Alex Pope, Colby Garrelts, Michael Smith, and, Master Sommelier Doug Frost. Led by General Manager Jamie Jamison, accompanied by a highly accomplished culinary team and 11 on-staff sommeliers, The American Restaurant is one of the city’s most iconic and most romantic places to dine.

The American Restaurant is perched atop Crown Center giving diners a spectacular, panoramic view of the downtown cityscape. The timeless design, floor to ceiling views, elegant atmosphere, top-notch service and award winning wine list are just a few notables that continue to give guests a wonderful dining experience. The American Restaurant is the perfect setting for intimate and grand affairs, business outings, happy hours and all your special dining needs.

For more information about The American Restaurant, please visit our website at, on Facebook at or contact Jamie Jamison, General Manager (816) 545.8001.

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Tags:Kansas City, The American Restaurant, Chef Michael Corvino, Crown Center, James Beard
Industry:Lifestyle, Restaurants
Location:Kansas City - Missouri - United States
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