200 E. 25th St., Kansas City
HOURS: Mon.–Sat. 5:30–10 p.m.
COST: Most entrées more than $20
Located atop Crown Center ’s Halls department store, The American offers memorable meals set against a panoramic downtown backdrop. With a culinary concept developed by icon James Beard, The American features an indulgent seasonal menu well worth the financial splurge. Caviar, foie gras, beef, and diver-caught sea scallops represent a sampling of The American’s dishes.
Formal dress is advised here, where the ornately decorated ceiling and plush banquettes provide an elegant atmosphere.
Check The American’s website for an updated schedule of tasting dinners and other special events.