A local Marriott’s $16M renovation includes a swanky new bourbon bar

Zephyr Kitchen and Bourbon Bar / Courtesy Photo

Overland Park’s The Marriott underwent a whopping sixteen million dollar renovation last year giving the hotel’s public spaces a facelift. The renovations included such areas as the lobby, fitness center, concierge lounge, and most importantly for locals, a new restaurant and bar, Zephyr Kitchen and Bourbon Bar (10800 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park, KS). 

Located on the hotel’s first level, Zephyr, was an entirely new addition. The swanky restaurant and bar is offering more than one hundred thirty-five bourbons, whiskeys, scotches, and ryes. The restaurant’s in-house experts are tailoring flights of whiskeys and bourbons, but customers are also welcome to customize their own.

If you’re looking for some food to soak up your whiskey tasting, the kitchen features a menu of traditional bar eats. Flatbread pizzas, wings, and slow roasted meatballs are snackable dishes while oven roasted chicken and KC strip loins are among the pricier options. The kitchen is led by KC native Chef Nathan Nichols who has more than twenty years of experience in kitchens such as Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Steakhouse and multiple restaurants at Bread & Butter Concepts, LLC.

Bourbon dinner pairings and craft cocktails are consistently featured in Zephyr’s menu. Keep an eye out for the rotating craft cocktail, Cocktail for a Cause, in which a portion of the proceeds go to the non-profit Give Kids the World. 

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