WINE ENTHUSIAST: AMERICA’S 100 BEST WINE RESTAURANTS

juNE 13, 2019

Husband-and-wife owners Chef Nick Goellner and Wine Director Leslie Newsam Goellner serve small plates inspired by Mediterranean, East Asian and Midwestern cuisine. The wine list boasts international natural wines, including varietal pét-nats and grower Champagnes.



JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION: 2019 SEMI-FINALIST

BEST CHEF - MIDWEST

The Antler Room executive chef, Nick Goellner, was nominated for one of the prestigious James Beard’s Awards in 2019 for the Midwest region.


FOOD & WINE: THE 15 MOST IMPORTANT natural wine bars IN AMERICA

OCTOBER 11, 2018

This civilized spot is spearheading the natural wine movement in the country’s dead-center, offering an extensive, international natural wine list, paired alongside a rotating menu of small plates. Dishes are heavily inspired by Mediterranean, East Asian, and Midwestern flavors, showing a unique, complimentary hybrid of various cultures and cuisines. Select by the glass wines are available for just $5/pop on specific days-- though we’d stick around for the restaurant’s extensive wine list, featuring 10+ skin contact wines and a slew of sparkling options.


BON Appétit: One of America’s Best New Restaurants

america's best new restaurants 2017

Mediterranean meets Midwest at this husband-and-wife-run spot—go here if you need convincing that some of the most exciting cooking in America is happening far from the urban centers of New York and L.A. This is what happens when a husband and wife—Nicholas and Leslie Goellner—travel around the country, (him) cooking at and (her) managing restaurants, before returning to their hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, to open the ideal neighborhood spot.


Feast TV: The Antler Room

August 6, 2017 @ 8:43 pm

In this edition of Feast TV, Chef-owner Nick Goellner’s talks with us about The Antler Room, Kansas City’s hottest new restaurant located on Hosptial Hill, his experiences and the dishes that are prepared.