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





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 our brand new restaurant – American Slang Modern Brasserie. View what’s next.


Sunday Jazz Brunch

Sunday Jazz Brunch10 AM - 2 PM

Join family and/or friends each Sunday for KC's freshest a la carte brunch featuring favorite American Slang breakfast and lunch selections and introducing brand new brunch items! Plus an unlimited champagne and bloody Mary bar. And 'live' music by The Jessica Paige Duo.

Live Music

Live MusicMonday - Thursday 7 - 11 PM
Friday + Saturday 8 PM - Midnight

For six nights a week during October come enjoy a variety of modern acoustic music entertainment in the lobby lounge.

Happy Hour

Happy HourSunday - Thursday 4 - 7 PM

American Slang's Happy Hour specials will make just about every hotel guest and local area resident happy! Drop by to nibble and nosh. Stop in to sip and savor.

Late Night/Reverse Happy Hour

Late Night/Reverse Happy HourNightly 10 PM - Midnight

What will you find? A Happy Hour menu with your name on it! Come check it out.

Wine Wednesday

Wine WednesdayEvery Wednesday

From the vine to you. American Slang's wine selections are diverse and affordable. By the glass and by the bottle. And Wine Wednesday creates the ideal opportunity to stop in to sip and savor both our domestic and international offerings. Over time, naturally!

Among our white by-the-glass choices are Matchbook Rose of Tempranillo 2016, A to Z Pinot Gris 2015, MacRostie Chardonnay 2015 and Winter's Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2016.

Our red by-the-bottle choices include Cachette Cotes Du Rhone 2012, Louis Jadot Beaujolais Villages 2011, Anne Amie Winemakers Selection Pinot 2015, Titus Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Red Schooner 2015.


Country Club Plaza Lights

Country Club Plaza LightsThursday, 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.

87th Annual Plaza Art Fair

87th Annual Plaza Art FairFriday, September 21 - Sunday, September 23, 2018

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.

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 Banquet Chef

Himesh Zimba, Executive Banquet Chef

Himesh Zimba, Executive Banquet Chef for the InterContinental Kansas City, oversees the preparation and culinary execution for all of the hotel’s group and catering events. He has developed a diverse menu for all to enjoy and focuses on delighting small and large groups with outstanding tastes, plating and artistic food presentation.

Chef Zimba received his International culinary training in Nepal and has developed a cooking style that is an amalgamation of both western and Asian ingredients, flavors, and techniques. He is a two-time recipient of the Golden Fork culinary competition and has had his work showcased in James Beard Taste of America.

Drue Kennedy, Executive Chef – American Slang Modern Brasserie

Chef Drue Kennedy

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.