Executive Chef Linda Duerr’s Modern American cuisine reflects her wealth of experiences and influences as chef at fine restaurants in New England, New York and Kansas City. Linda’s skilled technique, artistry and inventive approach belie her low-keyed and humble manner. She has been named Best Chef of the Year by Kansas City Magazine and nominated for the James Beard Foundation award: Best Chef-Midwest. Linda’s cooking at the River Club, JJ’s, Frondizi’s and Lidia’s in Kansas City, Arcadia in New York and The Hungry I in Boston have earned her loyal following among both customers and fellow kitchen staff.
General Manager Keith Goldman is well-known and highly-regarded in Kansas City for his great enthusiasm and passion for stellar hospitality. Keith’s front-of-house experience is unmatched in the region, having served as Manager of the American Restaurant, Cafe Sebastienne at The Kemper Museum, and Venue. His welcoming personality and trademark style will set the tone for service at The Restaurant at 1900.
Beverage Director Doug Frost, is both a Master of Wine and Master Sommelier, one of four people in the world to have acheived that rarefied pair of designations. Doug will be curating The Restaurant at 1900’s wine and spirits list, which will feature exceptional wines by the taste, glass and bottle, as well as an inventive cocktail program. An author of multiple books and articles, and a fixture on the wine competition scene, Doug’s knowledge of wine and beverages is encyclopedic. Doug is the founder and director of the Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition and consults with winemakers, retailers, and auctioneers around the world.
The Restaurant at 1900 will combine the creative food and beverage talents of Linda, Keith and Doug, in a refined setting that draws on the modernist architecture of the 1900 Building. The Restaurant will have both main and private dining rooms, counter seating and outdoor dining on the patio. The Restaurant will be open for both lunch, dinner and after the many events hosted at the 1900 Building.