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 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, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Café Sebastienne Ratings and Reviews
Really enjoyed our first trip to Café Se ...
Really enjoyed our first trip to Café Sebastienne! I love that you can browse the galleries before your meal and that the dining area is wall to ceiling filled with art. Our server was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious (especially the crème brulee). All in all a great dining experience.
My friend and I both ordered the lunch t ...
My friend and I both ordered the lunch trio; soup, salad, and half a sandwich. Great value and wonderful food. The food is healthy, the ingredients are locally sourced, and are creatively prepared. The service was excellent and professional. The restaurant is located in a modern art museum and you can view the art before or after your meal. Eating here was a wonderful experience and I will be back for brunch or dinner sometime. Highly recommended.
I am so sorry about the loss of the rest ...
I am so sorry about the loss of the restaurant's beloved chef. I fear that's what made the service and food quality subpar during Restaurant Week. Have thought highly of this restaurant and the atmosphere in past but was badly disappointed. Service was slow. Servers did not seem to know what they were doing -- reluctant to pick up plate when delivering new one, forgetting to bring a fork, a drink at the right time, etc. They frequently approached the table reeking of tobacco smoke. Appetizers and soup were not up to snuff. Main course of filet mignon and salmon were good. Because of the strong performance in the past and in light of the recent tragedy, I will give them another try. Sure hope they can get it back together.
We were so excited to try Cafe Sebastian ...
We were so excited to try Cafe Sebastian for the first time, and what a great time to see the highlights, Kansas City Restaurant Week. We got the wrong server. We sat there for more than 2 hours, every time we wanted another glass of wine or anything we had to track down a different server to ask them to find ours. He made excuses and was very condescending. Finally, I explained that we were now in a big hurry and could we get our check (the 3rd time I asked) he brought it and then on his way back stopped to chat and flirt. We won't be back because of this server. It's unfortunate because the food was spectacular, but there are a lot of great restaurants in Kansas City and I prefer to spend my money for a better experience.
I've been to this establishment many tim ...
I've been to this establishment many times in the past few years always like the atmosphere and the food is usually good too. We had a 530 reservation on a Friday so when we arrived the place was sparsely crowded within an hour the restaurant had filled to 70% that said the first course arrived on time but the braised butternut squash fondue appearance was appealing! It had the light gray/green appearance of something someone had thrown up! It tasted even worse than it looked the combination of too much salt coupled with too much blue cheese made this dish uneatable even for 2 hungry patrons. We also had the lobster bisque which was bland and had no salt. Being the glass is half full type patrons we tried a bit of fondue followed by the bisque. This didn't work either so we asked for some salt and shared the bisque. The Acorn squash goat cheese calfoutis and Scottish salmon were okay but not up to your usual standards. The worst part of our dinner was not the food our the service but how long it took them to plate and serve the main course. Our waiter told us 2 different times he was sorry about the wait. I don't blame him but the back of the house between the food they put out and the time it took was ridiculous! Everyone who was seated with us was long gone by the time we were eating our main course. We went ahead and ordered dessert and the pineapple tart w2as equally as bad, the pineapples looked like apples that had been rehydrated we didn't finish any dish we ordered except the tasteless lobster bisque.
Wow, we celebrated a birthday at Cafe Se ...
Wow, we celebrated a birthday at Cafe Sebastienne-- Dinner, service and ambiance was fabulous. I am just sorry I have not been to Cafe Sebastienne in a few years--I have been missing out.
We also found great gifts in the Kemper gift shop before dinner. Overall it was a wonderful evening.
Sebastianne has been a stand out in the ...
Sebastianne has been a stand out in the Plaza area for the several years we've been visiting Kansas City. It seems to be a well-kept secret in the sense that it is intimate and cozy and the food would stand up to any 4 or 5 star restaurant even in New York or Chicago. Great service for both dinner and brunch finish the experience off
My date and I dine quite often at Café S ...
My date and I dine quite often at Café Sebastienne, more so for Sunday Brunch than an evening dinner. We are always intrigued by Chef Jennifer Maloney's menu and outstanding service from our favorite server, Mr. Charles Lee. It is a highlight of our week, and of course, we enjoy roaming through the galleries to view the latest exhibition.
I enjoyed lunch with my parents here. I ...
I enjoyed lunch with my parents here. I did not love the server. My dessert plate was a little dirty, and I asked the busboy to exchange it. The server didn't apologise, even after we told him. Also my coffee cup had a crack in it and was coffee stained.
However, I enjoyed the food and the ambiance.
I was very impressed with the food, serv ...
I was very impressed with the food, service, and atmosphere of this place. I will be recommending to my friends and can't wait to take another couple with us the next time we go back. Their dessert menu changes monthly & their meal menu changes weekly.
Cafe Sebastienne is one of my favorite p ...
Cafe Sebastienne is one of my favorite places to lunch with a friend or two or three. It is also the place my niece and I go every year for Sunday brunch to celebrate her birthday. It is a place I take friends from out of town who are always charmed by the decor and ambiance. I've been going there for years and have never had a bad meal. Never. The food is always perfectly cooked and delicious. The service ranges from very good to excellent always. Cafe Sebastienne is my idea of the perfect restaurant to start an afternoon; before a movie, before a visit to its galleries or to the nearby Nelson-Atkins, or shopping on the Country Club Plaza.
Cafe Sebastienne is definitely all about ...
Cafe Sebastienne is definitely all about the food. The ambiance is... well... unique. It's definitely not formal. That being said, the food is excellent. Everything we had was delicious and well presented. We will certainly be back.
Although the noise level can make it tou ...
Although the noise level can make it tough to have a quiet conversation, the environment and surrounding gallery offset the inconvenience. I've most frequently dined there for lunches and if you (or someone you know) is a fan of a Ruben sandwich, this place has the best in town. It's worth taking a long lunch to enjoy the gallery before or after you eat, the Kemper Contemporary never disappoints.
What a wonderful find! We are a group o ...
What a wonderful find! We are a group of 5 friends who meet each fall, usually in KC and we will always be grateful to the person who clued us in on this gem for Sunday brunch. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding (Thank You Ernest!!). I highly recommend trying Cafe Sebastienne...you won't be disappointed!
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