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Dining in style in Downtown hotels, pt. 2

Making plans for lunch or dinner out prior to a concert following this weekend’s Maker Faire at Union Station or Sunday’s Future Stages Festival at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts?

Well, here’s a delicious suggestion. The next time you visit Downtown for arts, entertainment or business, accentuate the positive with lunch, happy hour or dinner at one of KC’s outstanding Downtown hotel restaurants, including four Downtown Council member hotels – the Ambassador, the Downtown Marriott, the Hilton President and the Hotel Phillips.

This blog post will introduce you to two – 12 Baltimore at the Hotel Phillips and  Metropolitan KC at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.  Last week, the blog welcomed you to Providence New American Kitchen at the President Hotel and the Reserve at the Ambassador Hotel.

12 Baltimore (Hotel Phillips)12th & Baltimore
12 Baltimore is the place to see and be seen in Downtown Kansas City. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week with great happy hour specials. You won’t find a better place for a power lunch, pre-theater appetizers or dinner, or to relax over a specially crafted cocktail.

Some daily specials include hearty sandwiches, refreshing salads and house made soups. Taking advantage of the partnership 12 Baltimore has with Boulevard Brewery, 12 Baltimore’s Executive Chef uses many of Boulevard’s locally crafted beers in his recipes, creating unique, flavorful offerings sure to satisfy anyone’s appetite. Food favorites include: Angus Short Rib Nachos, Chardonnay Poached Pear Salad and Filet Bruschetta

Open 7 days a week: Sunday – Thursday 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Friday – Saturday 6:30 a.m. – 1 a.m. For large group reservations, contact Leslie Sargent, Catering Sales Manager 816.346.4405. For regular reservations call 816.346.4410 or reserve online at opentable.com.

MetropolitanKC (Kansas City Marriott Downtown) MetroKC
Experience the finest in Kansas City dining and create lasting memories in a sophisticated, yet comfortable, atmosphere. Indulge and unwind at MetropolitanKC, where you will find vibrant tastes to satisfy every palette. Join them and delight in contemporary American cuisine for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Visit MetropolitanKC for dinner before the Symphony, Ballet or Broadway shows and receive 10% off any entrée when you show your ticket. Or make it a really big night out and stay after dinner or after the show at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Make your reservation today and take advantage of one of their great deals. They offer everything from delicious fresh breakfasts and diverse lunch options, to sophisticated dinner entrées and unique culinary creations.

Some favorites include: Barbeque Salmon, topped with avocado relish and served with cauliflower mash and sauteed green beans, Grilled Smoked Pork Chop, topped with burnt apple glazed caramelized onion and sweet pea mashed potatoes and wilted spinach, Bermuda Triangle, silky chocolate cake layered with rich chocolate shavings served with chocolate and strawberry sauce and Smoked Chicken Flatbread, house-smoked chicken salad on fried pita chips garnished with roasted grapes, arugula and fig balsamic reduction.

Hours of operation: 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5 p..m. – 10 pm. daily. Breakfast Buffet: open Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch Buffet available Monday – Friday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Reservations available by calling 816.802.7095 or online at opentable.com.

If you don’t have time for a leisurely dinner, you can stop in their energetic lobby space, BARCENTRAL, and enjoy mouthwatering bites and handcrafted cocktails.