Our Story

The Rieger Hotel opened in 1915 and was home to many traveling salesmen, railroad workers and passersby during Kansas City’s formative years. The building has a long, rich history and much of the décor, including the tile floor and bathroom fixtures, remain original.

The hotel was owned by Alexander Rieger, whose father Jacob founded J. Rieger & Co. Whiskey in 1887. The company operated out of Kansas City’s West Bottoms neighborhood, also known as “The Wettest Block in the World,” until Prohibition shut them down in 1919.

Today, The Rieger continues the tradition of hospitality with classic dishes and hand-crafted cocktails. We’re proud to showcase the region’s bounty in the heart of a revitalized downtown. It’s our goal to honor the history of the neighborhood by adding a lasting landmark restaurant to Kansas City’s landscape. Most importantly, we approach our work with the singular motto, “Beautiful Food for the People.”

Contact Us

Events Coordinator: Whitney Coleman events@theriegerkc.com


If you’d like to make a reservation for The Rieger, please call at 816-471-2177 or make a reservation online.


1924 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64108



Dinner Hours

Mon. - Thurs. 5pm - 10pm
Fri. & Sat. 5pm - 11pm

Happy Hour

Mon. - Fri. 3pm - 6pm

Private Dining


Chef/Owner Howard Hanna’s French and Italian inspired cuisine strikes a balance between bold sophistication and rustic sensibility equally reflected by the aesthetic of our private dining room. The intimate space is centered around a custom designed large-scale cypress table that can accommodate up to 22 guests as one table, or 36 pulled apart as two tables. For a reception, the tables are pushed to the periphery of the room to provide ample room for reception fare. The south wall harkens the history of the Rieger Hotel featuring a bright J. Rieger & Co. mural. Modern geometric pendants and a cozy wine wall on the north wall finish the space.

Room rental fee or deposit required during business hours (for luncheon events, a food and beverage minimum applies, varying based on day/season). We request an executed contract to secure the private dining room for your desired date.


The Rieger offers a full-range of beverage options, from a hosted open bar, to pre-selected wine with your meal. We are also pleased to accommodate events in which attendees are responsible for individual tabs for their drinks.

AV & Additional Accents

We are pleased to offer a pop-up projection screen as well as wireless connection on-premise. Should your event require a projector, microphone or additional components, we are happy to coordinate these services. Our events coordinator may also assist in providing Christopher Elbow chocolate favors or floral arrangements. While the Rieger is unable to provide custom cakes, you are welcome to bring in your own cake or dessert (cake-cutting fee applies), or we can make the arrangements for you. Please don’t hesitate to ask if there is any way we can make your event extra-special!

Private dining room inquiries please contact our Events Team.



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