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Savoy Grill in K.C.

robt5265 Sep 3, 2012 08:29 PM

I just saw a segment of Anthony Bourdain's show taking place in Kansas City. Along with all the barbeque etc., he visited The Savoy Grill. I had never heard of it and found it very interesting. Can anyone tell me a bit more about it. Would also like to know if the food is good. Who goes there? It's been there over 100 years. Thanks for any information.

  1. stellamystar Sep 24, 2012 06:11 PM

    Oh, the Savoy breaks my heart. The dining room is lovely, the bar is gorgeous, I adore the atmosphere. But, it needs Gordon Ramsay - badly. The food has slid to mediocre at best.
    The service is "OK". Def go for an after work drink/appetizer. I want it to be sooo great and it's just.... old.

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      SFLisa Sep 4, 2012 06:43 PM

      I am curious, what did Bourdain say about the food? The Savoy is definitely historic and I have eaten there three times in the past 10 years. Each time, I was very disappointed in the food. Aggresively mediocre is the best description of my experience with meals there. And, while I have no problem spending money for a good meal, I find the Savoy overpriced for what is actually served.

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      1. re: SFLisa
        robt5265 Sep 4, 2012 07:59 PM

        At first he was somewhat taken aback by the old fashioned huge menu and variety. Thats the way many good places were 40-100 years ago. He had a steak that he said was very good, I think his friend had a lobster dish.

        1. re: SFLisa
          alan Sep 5, 2012 08:02 AM

          On my one visit there I had a meal (some overcooked fish, as I recall) that was thoroughly second rate at a price that they should be ashamed to charge. Too many good restaurants in KC to make a return visit there part of any future itinerary.

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