Perennial is a modern, American restaurant specializing in high-quality food and exceptional, yet unobtrusive, service in a rustic/industrial setting.  A more relaxed and inviting approach to finer dining.

Perennial is a place where you can gather with friends, stop in for a drink and light fare at the bar, or go out for a special celebration.  The ambience will be relaxed, yet elegant making it a comfortable spot for all diners.  The food will showcase expert technique applied to quality ingredients to create exceptional versions of familiar items – no gels, powders or foams here.  The service will be of a caliber never before seen in Kansas City – personalized and attentive, not missing any details; yet friendly, approachable, and genuine.

Perennial will establish a new category of relaxed elegant dining that will produce comfort and value while delivering a totally unique ambience, service and quality to our guests.

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About Us

Perennial is the first restaurant concept by owners Michael Scherzberg & Kyle Ketchum.

Executive Chef, Kyle Ketchum, has spent his career developing his culinary and leadership skills in some of the country’s finest restaurants and hotels, including: Bostonia Public House, The Spiced Pear at The Chanler at Cliff Walk, The Lark, The American Restaurant, The Omni Interlocken Resort, and Hyatt Hotels.  In addition to leading some of the finest kitchens in the country, he has helped to develop another generation of culinarians as an instructor at Le Cordon Bleu in Boston.  At Perennial, he creates healthful, fresh menus by allowing food to taste as it should - by having respect for the ingredients and a mastery of proper technique.

The bar and dining room are overseen by Michael Scherzberg, who has spent his entire career in the hospitality industry working in, leading and managing top restaurant and hotels around the country.  These including: Gram & Dun, The American Restaurant, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, The Ventana Room, Lautrec, The Inn at Little Washington, The Restaurant at Meadowood, The Patina Group, The Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons Hotels, The Ocean House, Meadowood Napa Valley, The Windsor Court Hotel, and Loews Hotels.