About Us

The Reserve on Jefferson is a unique dining and shopping experience located in downtown Kearney, MO. The Reserve on Jefferson offers gourmet, made-to-order meals and shabby-chic home decor and furnishings, all in one stop. The family-owned shop features a large selection of seasonal concepts that could be added to any home, and the bistro has a delicious selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts — all made from scratch. Voted as “Best Bistro” in the Northland, stop by and see just why The Reserve on Jefferson is a one-of-a-kind concept.


The concept of The Reserve on Jefferson began as two separate ideas — Old American Traditions, a successful furniture and design store, and Liberty House Tea Room, a quaint bistro that served soups, salads and sandwiches. In the early 2000’s, after a fire forced Old American Traditions to close down, owners of both stores, Marta and Jon Orr had a dream to combine a dining and shopping experience under one roof.  

When Mike Wrenn, a passionate real estate investor, heard about Marta and Jon’s dream, he was inspired and wanted to help them succeed. It was an opportunity to build up downtown Kearney and to give the town an experience they had never seen before. After a year operating under one roof as Bistro 105 and Downtown Emporium, the brands were merged and they marketed themselves under one name — The Reserve on Jefferson.

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