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About Café Sebastienne
One of Kansas City's premier restaurants, Café Sebastienne combines the worlds of contemporary art & contemporary cuisine in the heart of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. The Café utilizes the season's offerings & local organic produce in her creative menus.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Thursday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Please visit www.kemperart.org for any information regarding programs and/or entertainment.
Please call for details.
Bus/Metro - 45th & Main
Private Party Facilities:
Please call or visit www.kemperart.org for details.
Private Party Contact:
Betty Kindler: (816) 797-1544
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Café Sebastienne Ratings and Reviews
The service and meal was excellent, as always. However, seated next to us were four very loud young women who obviously were enjoying their cocktails and bottles of wine. The people who usually dine at Café Sebestienne enjoy their meal in a quiet, relaxed atmosphere. When dining out, I would think people would be conscious of their surroundings and mood of the restaurant, after all it is not Applebee's or some BBQ joint!
Great food; dinner menu that changes regularly (check out the reuben for lunch). Top-notch service. For dinner I recommend reservations.
Great place for the wedding reception they were setting up in the larger room (we were there for a pre-concert dinner in the smaller room).
We enjoyed the flank steak with chimichuri sauce, roasted potatoes, mushrooms and spinach. This dish was amazing! We finished with a semifreddo of pistachio and cherries. It was light and delicious. The service and ambience were perfect for a Saturday afternoon date! We will definitely return!
We always plan a lunch at Café Sebastienne when we come to KC. The menu is varied and imaginative and we have an excellent selection of wines by the glass to choose from. We also enjoy the atrium as a venue, and spending time in the Kemper to enhance our day.
Service was top notch! The handcrafted cocktails were amazing, we loved our "mixologist". The food was expertly prepared, presented beautifully and delicious The entrees were all just the right portions for our group. We are middle aged ladies. If we'd have been with men, they'd more than likely wanted more food.
You can't beat the setting, beautiful museum!
Perfect spot for lunch! Enjoy the fabulous food, excellent service and then tour the art gallery. This is my 3rd time at Café Sebastienne and I'm already looking forward to the next time. Fresh, flavorful and beautiful presentation in a great atmosphere. What's not to love?
Great lunch spot befor hitting the galleries. The cucumber coconut gazpacho was light and refreshing paired with a crisp, white wine. The mussels were tender and sauces was flavorful with addition of sausage and beans. My friend had the sandwich soup salad trio and said it was one of the best Reuben's she has eaten. Noise level was a little high for visiting but service was great.
Rosé by the can, cool museum vibes, and great service. Appreciate the option to sit in the cafe or the courtyard. Love the atmosphere of both, but during brunch my favorite is the cafe. The courtyard can get very warm with the skylight. I am struggling to find any entrees that aren't delicious.
A fun little KC gem!
Been awhile since dining at c Sebastienne.. past experiences good, this time not so much. Ordered ceviche. Was very good...Lamb was tough. Had to saw with steak knife veggies like eating wood, I think it was zucchini slice. Other diners fish was undercooked till returned to kitchen.
A Friday-night foursome with two out-of-towners who never had been to the museum. Sat in the courtyard -- quieter than inside, as there was one noisy party in there. Two of us had hanger steaks, the other two had pork chops. Steaks very nice, done as ordered, and sides were attractive and tasty. Pork chops were huge, but one was extraordinarily fatty -- thus the food probably should get 3.5 stars instead of 4. Ordered two desserts, a semifreddo and a bread pudding, both attractive and tasty. Wine list had good selection and price range. Enjoyed a bottle of an Italian red that spell check won't let me spell correctly -- insists on spelling "barber" -- so you get the idea. Service excellent as always, although after-dinner coffee arrived after we'd eaten the desserts, but it was a fresh pot, so tasted good at least.
This is actually one of my favorite restaurants in all of Kansas City. Most often the food is creative and very tasty. I was disappointed this last visit, that the food was not up to par. Neither I nor my husband enjoyed our entrees, not finishing and not taking home to finish, which was a first for us both. I realize their is a new chef who will soon be starting, and we will certainly give this restaurant another chance. (They are currently between chefs, due to unforeseen circumstances out of their control.) But given the unfortunate dinner this past Friday, we still will return, as the service and ambience are wonderful. Not the norm. Dale is our favorite waiter, and we request him each time.
My husband and I came in for lunch and toured the museum afterwards. The space is gorgeous, the menu is seasonal and service is attentive and friendly. We split a spinach salad with pancetta and a poached egg. We both ordered the trout with spring vegetables, fingerling potatoes and tarragon butter. Execution and flavors were very spot on, so much so that we decided to order a dessert too. The flourless chocolate cake with fresh fruit was a lovely way to round out the meal.
We look forward to our next meal here. Keep up the great work!
We always love Cafe Sebastienne; This particular visit was on Easter, and they were very busy but it was still a very nice experience. I did drop a star or two for having been seated so close to the kitchen door- I made the reservation weeks ago, and would have preferred to be at a less high traffic table. I think they "may" have crammed a few too many tables into a small area to support the holiday. Really delicious food though!
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