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. Chef Jennifer Maloney utilizes the season's offerings & local organic produce in her creative menus.
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 Musician's schedule.
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/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Café Sebastienne Ratings and Reviews
Café Sebastienne may well be my favorite ...
Café Sebastienne may well be my favorite restaurant in Kansas City! From the dart-lined walls of the dining room to the excellent service and simply superb food, it offers a dining experience that simply can't be beat! Chef Jennifer Maloney's offerings change weekly as dictated by what's seasonal and fresh. An example: the lobster risotto my husband and I enjoyed as an appetizer was embellished with fresh tomatoes, basil and corn. I would recommend Café Sebastienne without hesitation. You won't be disappointed!
I hesitate to keep praising this place b ...
I hesitate to keep praising this place because I don't want it to become so popular that it will be hard to get a table there. However, I also don't want it to not keep operating because of low demand. It deserves more patronage than it seems to be getting. The food is always excellent, the service attentive and the atmosphere unique. Perhaps its the location, but it seldom seems crowded. So, I hope more people go there but don't tell all their friends about it, just tell the few who would appreciate what a special place this is.
A great place for lunch with friends fro ...
A great place for lunch with friends from out of the city. The lunch trio is my favorite and Jennifer Maloney has great seasonable soups and salads but my favorite is always the sandwich. Always good never a disappointment
This is a lovely place for brunch. The portions are large and the food is very good. My only quibble is that it is listed as having terrace dining: actually it is an atrium, which is pleasant and a little more all weather, but not what I expected.
Brunch was recommended when we ate there ...
Brunch was recommended when we ate there for dinner. We weren't disappointed. The scones were scrumptious that even my gluten avoidant husband had 2. Frittata and beef hash were both nicely done - eggs not over cooked.! The museum opens at 10am and the Cafe at 11am and an hour is more than enough time to look at the whole collection.
We enjoyed the Mother's Day Brunch, and ...
We enjoyed the Mother's Day Brunch, and appreciated that although we had a late seating, we were still made welcome and not rushed at all. The beef hash was superb, and my husband enjoyed the smoked trout plate. We each had an excellent cocktail for brunch, as well as dessert - a medley of gelato and cookies. Everything was beautifully presented and delicious.
Bad iced tea, tough frisee and little else in my salad, tiny, useless cubes of beets, a few desultory strawberries and little pieces of feta and a few toasted pecans. It is sad when a restaurant serves you something that you could make so much better at home.
I won't be going back to this restaurant, even though years ago I had some very good meals there.
Our reservations were 7:30 on a Friday n ...
Our reservations were 7:30 on a Friday night and they had run out of the halibut we'd gone to eat so that was disappointing. Otherwise our dinner was very good, but I'd call ahead and order next time because there are only about 6 choices for entrees.
Cafe Sebastienne is one of my favorite restaurants in Kansas City. The art museum setting, the delightful cafe with reproductions of famous artworks covering all of the walls make it a colorful and eclectic place. The food is always exquisite; the service always excellent. When I have out-of-town guests, I take them to the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum and then to The KemperArt Museum's Cafe Sebastienne for lunch. My niece and I celebrate our birthdays with Sunday brunch almost every year.
Cafe Sebastienne is one of our favorite Kansas City restaurants...and again last Friday night we were not disappointed. The wait staff here is "5 star"....most have been at the restaurant for many years ... so professional but not stuffy... they handle everything efficiently with attention to detail. The food was really good...I started with the grilled asparagus salad with poached egg, perfectly cook, the asparagus had that crunch and when you cut into the egg the yellow of the yolk was runny enough to make a great dipping sauce for the asparagus. My husband ordered the arancini....small rice filled meat balls...melted in your mouth. We could have made a meal on those alone. We shared the pork chop with mashed potatoes and snap peas. Again perfectly prepared. Dessert was a wonderful cake with raspberries between the layers and a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. The perfect end to a wonderful meal...The chef here consistently prepares food that is outstanding. She is one of the best in the city.
By far, one of the best restaurants in this city!
Always consistently one of the best restaurants in this city. Food is excellent, the staff is attentive and the atmosphere is the best. You can expect the best and it always follows through. At the top of our list always!
We had a late Easter lunch (2:00 reservation) our food was wonderful and the service great. We were a little disappointed that the dessert menu was short but that was because we were late dining. Over all I will go again and recommend to friends.
We made a mistake with our reservation (yes, it was OUR mistake); nevertheless, the staff went out of their way to accommodate us. This exemplifies an all-around top-notch experience of great service, great food, and great ambience. I hadn't been there in several years, but will definitely return.
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