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A Big, Expensive, Disappointment - Savoy Grill, KC

alan May 3, 2010 06:13 AM

I was in KC for a meeting this past weekend and went with a group to the Savoy Grill for dinner on Friday night. Ten people; $70 per person; very unsatisfying.

Although we were given a private room and had very attentive service, nothing about the meal itself warranted the prices this place charges. An unimaginative presentation of a poorly cooked piece of tuna accompanied by two unadorned new potatoes is less than inspiring. The tepid glass of second rate Pinot Noir didn't help.

Apparently, Kansas Citians are similarly underwhelmed, as the dining room was just as empty when we left as when we arrived at 8.

It's a shame to see a landmark such as this produce such mediocrity. I'd be curious to hear if others have had similar experiences.

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Savoy Grill
219 W 9th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

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  1. Irishbeer4me RE: alan May 3, 2010 03:09 PM

    The Savoy Grill hasn't been a good place to eat for the last 25 years, We went there for our prom in 1984 and it was hit and miss then,. Haven't anything good about it in years.

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    Savoy Grill
    219 W 9th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

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      evannorth RE: alan May 3, 2010 09:17 PM

      Never has a restaurant needed new management more than Savoy Grill. It's really a sad state of affairs--the place has a storied past, and it used to be one of the best fine dining spots in town. Now most people write it off for more consistent performers that lack Savoy's ambiance and history. If I could only get a Capital Grille-quality steak or McCormick's-quality lobster at Savoy, I'd be there in a heartbeat.

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      Savoy Grill
      219 W 9th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

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        SFLisa RE: evannorth May 4, 2010 05:29 AM

        I totally agree. It is a great space but I went there last year for a special dinner and could not believe how aggressively mediocre everything was. The bread, the salad, the entree - it was amazing that a meal could cost so much could be so depressing.

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          alan RE: SFLisa May 4, 2010 08:19 AM

          "Aggressively mediocre" hits the nail directly on the head. I also was saddened by the remarkably poor performance I overpaid for.

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