Located in Kansas City, Mo.'s Crown Center designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, the American Restaurant opened in 1974. "The restaurant’s design was conceived by renowned architect Warren Platner as a huge lace valentine, with white oak columns branching into a canopy of elongated hearts," the restaurant's website explains. "Three-story floor-to-ceiling windows offered a spectacular view of the Kansas City skyline." In 2018, the James Beard Foundation honored the restaurant with its Design Icon Award.