219 W 9th Street Kansas City, MO 816.443.4260

The Savoy at 21c is a creative collaboration led by Chef Joe West with a story of the modern Midwest that continues to evolve.

Our pursuit of a whimsical environment provides an experience combining elevated local ingredients in today’s cultural melting pot of Kansas City with progressive Midwest hospitality. The menu is meant to be shareable, approachable, and built around the seasons. Chef Joe West’s thought-provoking dishes reflect personal stories of growing up in Kansas City with a humorous approach like Bacon Wrapped Cherry Peppers, Hot Brown Sugar Fried Chicken, Okonomiyaki BBQ Spare Ribs, and House Made Pastas with unique flavor combinations.

With our goal to provide a welcoming environment for all people of different paths, the menu has a little bit of everything for everyone. We certainly embrace family style dining with Chef Joe’s bold and exciting flavors, along with an interesting wine list and thoughtful curated cocktails by our bartenders. Whether it is a single diner or a group, we encourage our guests to try a little bit of everything and make themselves feel at home.

We are open Tuesday thru Saturday from 5pm to 10pm. We accept reservations but welcome walk-ins, spontaneous visits, and those that like to live on the adventurous side. Curbside carryout is also available for guests on the go. Please call us at 816. 443. 4260


The restored and reimagined restaurant and lounge space highlights the building’s historical elements while bringing new life and energy to the space known for its famous patrons including Harry Truman, Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft and John D. Rockefeller. Adjacent museum galleries exhibiting contemporary art inspire exploration over cocktails or following a meal.

The Team

  • Executive Chef

    Joe West

    At age 16, West started a career in the Kansas City culinary community at 40 Sardines, working under award-winning chefs, Michael Smith and Debbie Gold. He continued his culinary education by winning a full-tuition scholarship to Johnson & Wales University in Denver, CO, ultimately graduating on the dean’s list.

    The Kansas City native brings over 16 years of culinary experience to The Savoy, having previously worked as chef de cuisine at Bluestem, the 2-Michelin star Alex at Wynn Las Vegas, and the Cincinnatian Hotel as executive chef – which earned a AAA Four Diamond rating under his direction. After working in cities across the country, West returned to Kansas City as executive chef at Stock Hill, followed by the launch of Kusshi, his award-winning pop-up dining experience set in secret locations throughout Kansas City.

    Inspired by the community’s reverence for The Savoy’s rich history, West showcases American classic cuisine, utilizing old world technique with the precision of modern day standards, and a focus on local ingredients – a true expression of both the chef and the seasons. He won the Iron Fork Competition in Cincinnati, and was named one of Eater’s Young Guns in 2014. In 2015, he went on to win 435 Magazine’s Best Supper Club award. West was a Feast Magazine Best Chef nominee, and a National Finalist for the Ora King Awards in 2017.