The InterContinental Kansas City culinary team prepare and present scrumptious cuisine with a comfortable, mid-west flair. Specialties include savory steaks, chops, pastas and seafood.
They have the flexibility to accommodate the needs of any palate during any meal period while knowledgeable wait staff is prepared to offer suggestions, pairings and details about available items.
Beyond the hotel, true foodies will surely discover Kansas City to be a delightfully and unexpectedly first-rate culinary town with eclectic offerings, including - of course - signature KC BBQ.
Preview Country Club Plaza dining options here. Or study up on area eateries instead.
Make InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza your lodging and culinary destination. Plan your Kansas City escape today.
American Slang Modern Brasserie
Monday – Friday 6:30 AM – 11 AM
Saturday – Sunday 6:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Daily 11 AM – 5 PM
Sunday – Thursday 5 – 10 PM
Friday – Saturday 5 – 11 PM
Sunday – Thursday 11 AM – 12 AM
Friday – Saturday 11 AM – 1 AM
Monday – Friday 4 – 6 PM
Daily 6:30 AM – 5 PM
At InterContinental Hotel’s brand new restaurant – American Slang Modern Brasserie – French tradition meets American culture. Culinarily speaking! Here, visually stimulating dining and bar spaces are designed to feel ‘fresh’ by day and ‘minimalist’ by night. It’s where ‘local’ collides with ‘European’ in a compelling and engaging way.
This totally unexpected fun, vibrant, modern and approachable 200-seat restaurant and 35-seat bar surprises and delights savvy hotel guests and diners as well as discerning Kansas City ‘foodies’.
Culinary enthusiasts find American Slang Modern Brasserie to be active in the local community, relevant in the restaurant community and a haven for culinary discovery and education. With a fresh approach to European/French cuisine and an American twist on timeless favorites. And where old world charm meets contemporary design, modern luxury and comfort.
Oh, there is seasonal outdoor lounge and dining seating, too! With some of the best Country Club Plaza views from the InterContinental Hotel patio.
Get jiggy with it, KC. American Slang Modern Brasserie is here! And, as for new places to eat on the Plaza, well it simply is impossible to beat our location to grab a nice lunch, savor a reliable romantic spot to share a glass of good wine, or relish a grand gathering place to engage with old friends or meet new ones. Plus there are flexible private dining spaces for special occasions or events!
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Daily 6:30 AM – 5 PM
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Amidst the upscale café atmosphere of American Slang Modern Brasserie with its large black + white check flooring, bright white subway tiles, loads of marble and brass appointments, light-colored, refined, white-washed wood finishes with pops of color and alligator upholstery and abstract murals resembling French graffiti, resides The Market…
The Market’s retail space showcases much of the restaurant’s specialty to-go products and screams industrial merchandising and engagement in its own design.
Among the items available to grab ‘n go are:
- Shaved ice
- European chocolates
- European-style fresh baked goods (by time of day) – from yummy morning breakfast pastries and breads to hand-made candies, scratch-made cookies, cupcakes and more
- Assortment of cheeses, charcuterie
- Scrumptious gelato flavors
- Whole fresh fruits
- Chocolate-covered espresso beans
Monday thru Sunday: 24 Hours a day
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Whether you’re worn out from visiting Kansas City’s amazing attractions, mesmerized by the view of the Country Club Plaza from your guest room, want to work uninterrupted in the comfort of your boxers, or maybe you and your special someone just desire a bit of alone/together time? Let us deliver!
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Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM
Monday – Thursday 11 AM – 6 PM
Friday – Saturday 10 AM – 8 PM
When pool time also involves sipping and noshing, it’s comforting to know our pool menus offer up several casual, familiar and tasty items…perfect for the setting including nibbles, hot dogs and burgers off the grill, street style tacos, sandwiches, salads and cool sweet things! And, as for beverages, our trendy concoctions complement a variety of beers, wines by-the-glass, frozen drinks and soft drinks.
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Something special culinarily-speaking is happening nearly all the time at either the hotel or our brand new restaurant – American Slang Modern Brasserie. View what’s next.
The 86th Annual Plaza Art Fair
Friday, September 22 - Sunday, September 24
Kansas City’s unofficial annual welcome to the fall season begins with The Plaza Art Fair! And this year – in American Slang’s inaugural year – you can count on us being an integral part of this year’s fun (and tasty) festivities!
The Fair itself encompasses nine city blocks and over 250,000 locals and tourists attend! Featuring 240 artists, the Plaza Art Fair is a top-ranked, national art event with three live music stages and over 25 featured restaurant booths.
As our plans are finalized, you’ll find them here.
Country Club Plaza Lights
Thursday, November 23, 2017 - Sunday, January 13, 2018
One of Kansas City’s most grand annual traditions happens on the Country Club Plaza. It begins each Thanksgiving evening and runs through mid-January. And one of the very best views of the lights is from American Slang Modern Brasserie!
The ‘Plaza Lights’ are stunning in volume. Dazzling in beauty. Brilliant in simplicity. The lighting ceremony ushers in the Kansas City holiday season and is a must-see, must-do event for Kansas City families and visitors who come to town during the holiday season just to be a part of the magic.
Don’t take our word for it! Come see for yourself.
Culinarians at InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza – whether involved with the restaurant, pool or banquet/catering/wedding preparation and presentation – are all about food and beverage passion and excellence.
Aristo Camburako, Executive Chef
Chef Aristo, a Kansas City native, leads the hotel culinary team. His diverse 30-year culinary career includes Westin Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, Harrah’s, Embassy Suites, Culinaire International and the InterContinental Hotel Group. Chef Camburako has extensive experience with high profile events and had the pleasure of contributing on the grand opening teams for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the George W. Bush Presidential Library. While there he prepared meals for all five living Presidents! He maintains the designation of a Certified Food and Beverage Executive and is committed to providing a quality dining experience for all InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza guests.
Whether procuring the best, freshest products available or incorporating them into culinary masterpieces of every taste and scope for InterContinental guests, each team member focuses on bringing and presenting the best of every season to the dining table.
Drue Kennedy, Executive Chef – American Slang Modern Brasserie
Drue Kennedy joins the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza culinary team as American Slang Modern Brasserie’s opening Executive Chef, having served for the past ten years in and around the Kansas City area as Executive Chef of highly respected and culinary lauded Seasons 52, The Eldridge Hotel (in Lawrence, KS), Zocalo and Grand Street Café. Also the employee dining room (Dunn Café) at JE Dunn Construction serving 250 people daily.
Drue’s prior experience included five years as Executive Chef at Chicago’s Vivere.
Chef Drue’s culinary passion is founded on connecting and engaging diners via the overall experience. Punctuated by creative, fun and inventive food. Connecting and engaging Kansas City diners eager to experience awesome French cuisine with a twist is Chef’s next fun challenge and one he eagerly embraces. Bon appetit!
Whether selecting produce, poultry, beef, seafood or specialty items or beverage offerings, InterContinental Kansas City’s culinary team vision is to provide a memorable culinary experience for all diners at American Slang Modern Brasserie and in-room dining as well as the hotel’s valued banquet and catering guests. With loads of items and offerings locally sourced.
This happens through established relationships with many and diverse local and regional food and beverage suppliers, wholesalers and distributors. And by ‘local,’ we mean vendors within a 150-mile radius!
The selection process begins with the products and ingredients themselves. Our culinary team is in lock-step with each resource grower and partner who carefully, and with drive and passion of their own, delivers our food and beverage needs.
Of the many local and regional small brewers, distillers, bakers and businesses who were thoughtfully considered, the following are a representative few who were carefully chosen for their commitment to providing hand-selected superior products direct.
From the finest charcuteries to cheeses, fine chocolates to high-end coffees, InterContinental Kansas City diners will know their culinary experience will be second to none.