The Town Company Restaurant and El Gold Bar Open Soon in the New Hotel Kansas City

Port Fonda’s Patrick Ryan is elevating the hotel restaurant landscape with The Town Company (1228 Baltimore Avenue), a Midwest-inspired concept located in downtown’s Hotel Kansas City, set to open October 15. Once home to the Kansas City Club, the new 144-room boutique hotel is designed to chronicle KC’s rich history and progressive future, as is the restaurant. Based around an open hickory-burning hearth, The Town Co. menu will rotate seasonally, leaning heavily on local farmers, ranchers, and fisherman, and include in-house cheese and reserve steak programs. Ryan also developed the restaurant’s sexy, western-tinged cellar saloon, El Gold which is poised to open this March. Both will be helmed by executive chef ​Johnny Leach​, a veteran of New York’s Town, Del Posto and Momofuku, with desserts and breads crafted by his wife, pastry chef Helen Jo Leach.