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

American Slang Modern Brasserie


Monday – Friday 6:30 AM – 11 AM 
Saturday 6:30 AM – 12 PM
Sunday 6:30 – 10 AM

Sunday 10 AM – 2 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

Happy Hour
Sunday – Thursday 4 – 7 PM

The Market
Daily 6:30 AM – 5 PM




American Slang Modern Brasserie


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.

Socially Charged.

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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The Market

The Market


Daily 6:30 AM – 5 PM




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 hand-painted abstract murals, 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
  • Starbucks

In-Room Dining

In-Room Dining


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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Pool Bar


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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Special Events

Something special culinarily-speaking is happening nearly all the time at either the hotel or American Slang Modern Brasserie.


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Culinary Team

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.

Himesh Zimba, Executive Chef

Himesh Zimba, Executive Banquet Chef

Himesh Zimba was formerly Executive Banquet Chef for the InterContinental Kansas City, overseeing the preparation and culinary execution for all hotel group and catering events. In that role Himesh developed a diverse menu and focused on delighting small and large groups with outstanding tastes, plating and artistic food presentation. He now brings those same skills and passion to all hotel food and beverage entities, including American Slang Modern Brasserie.

Chef Zimba received his International culinary training in the tiny republic of Nepal and credits his culinary style to his exposure to a multitude of South Asian cultures and cuisine. His culinary journey started in Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal.

He has been a part of the prestigious Golden Fork award winning team and has experience working from cruise liners to smaller independent kitchens to large hotel kitchens in Asia and the United States.

Prior to joining the Intercontinental he was the executive sous chef for the Hilton President in Kansas City where he participated in the James Beard Taste of America.



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.