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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
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!
Truly a fun time with a dear friend. We were able to catch up and enjoy a delicious lunch. They were very helpful but let us have our time together without rushing us. And amazing original art work covering the walls surrounded us as we ate and chatted. What is not to like?
Our server Stacey, as always, was incredible. We have had her a couple of times when we were there, once with our young girls, and she's flawless. We read the history of the artwork and were more in awe than we'd been before. Everything about this place is perfect!
I have eaten at the Café many times over the years, and I am never disappointed. Our server has been with the Café for years, and he is always a delight; good in giving suggestions and attention to detail. The food is always top-notch and changes monthly so there are always new entrees to experience. There are several options including chicken, lamb, beef, pork, seafood and vegetarian, but not so many entrees that it takes forever to go over the list and decide. My friend and I had wine, good list to choose from. In the past I have had mixed cocktails, they are always great as well.
The service was incredible: perfectly timed and friendly. The manager came to check in on us. Our drinks were filled at all times. We sat right by the kitchen door, and as the staff came in and out we could hear the lively kitchen clutter and the delicious smells wafted towards us. All of these combined created a perfect cozy atmosphere for a special occasion we celebrated. I couldn't wish for a better time. Thank you so much, Café Sebastienne.
Sunday Brunch was as good as ever; our favorite server, Charles Lee recommended the trout for our entrée. My date and I shared the fish and found it delicious and the way the cauliflower was prepared was excellent. A most enjoyable afternoon at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
One of the best values out there considering high quality food versus price. We drove from Liberty to get chef prepared gourmet food at a reasonable price. A gourmet chef knows how to mix multiple ingredients so that the flavor complement each other and can each be enjoyed to the fullest. That's what we always experience at Cafe Sebastienne. Love, love, love Cafe Sabastienne.
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