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
Incredible food, unique interior....wil ...
Incredible food, unique interior....will definitely return
The atmosphere may be the best in KC . Go 30-45 minutes early so you have time to take in the museum. Not a "cow town" experience.
The combination of excellent food an atmosphere makes this on of my favorite places in KC. It's great for any occasion from a Sunday brunch, business lunch to special dinner.
The food was excellent! The trout was ex ...
The food was excellent! The trout was exceptional and the service was impeccable! We are extremely impressed, and we are not people to throw around compliments for restaurants lightly.
The food was amazing
The brunch here is amazing. The food is full of flavor and absolutely delicious.
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.
Charles is fantastic and makes every vis ...
Charles is fantastic and makes every visit enjoyable and always request he be our waiter.
Consistently the best in KC
Went on Mother's Day for brunch. They had planned well, with plenty of wait staff. Food was perfect, as always.
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.
The food was fabulous, as always, and the service was impeccable and our server Stacey was among the best we've had in the city.
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.
Not to be Forgotten
Sometimes we forget about Cafe Sebastianne because it's been in KC for a while BUT each time we go back, it's as good or better than we remembered! The food was amazing, pasta and chicken and flank steak! And they stock Ransom Gin!
I love the atmosphere andJenniferMaloney ...
I love the atmosphere andJenniferMaloney's food
Lunch with my office
Excellent first-time visit for my co-workers. I raved about the Reuben so much that everyone at our table ordered one. AMAZING, as always. In my opinion, the best Reuben I've ever had. Thanks for a great visit.
Great place for any occasion
Café Sebastienne is always on point. You can order with confidence knowing anything on the menu will be great. Cocktails are great too.
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.
Artful dining in an artful atmosphere.
Artful dining in an artful atmosphere.
One of my KC favorites, the only negativ ...
One of my KC favorites, the only negative is the noise level. All of the interior surfaces are hard, so noise level is high.
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.
Cafe Sebastienne remains a top restaurant!
Consistently, Cafe Sebastienne serves the best food in town. The menu always has new items; it is always interesting; and it is always really delicious. The service is excellent--especially if you have Dale.
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.
We made a reservation for their rush hour. We were seated 30 min. after our noon reservation. As usual, the seating was tight and the noise level was high. Service was slow in taking our order, delivering our food, getting drink refills and getting our check. Food was great. I recommend this place but suggest you avoid peak brunch time.
Took my wife and kids for brunch and this place did not disappoint. The food was top notch and the service was second to none. The ambiance was great the kids enjoyed all the art all over the walls. I would recommend making an appointment as seating is limited and it fills up quickly. Best part was after eating we took a stroll through the museum to see some of the exibitions they had going on. Best of all the museum is free. Prices for the meal were right in line with the quality of ingredients and service. Take your friends and family, or even that special someone and you'll definitely win them over. I'll be back again.
Vibrant atmosphere and delicious fare
Every bite was delicious. Great care was taken in the service as well as food presentation and
I took my girl there for brunch on Valentine's Day. She's a brunch fanatic and being able to look at art before eating really started our day off great.
Underwhelmed (this time)
I've been here before and this time I was less impressed than in past visits. The food was acceptable but not amazing, and the service just wasn't good. We seemed to be one of only a couple of tables our server had, and we still had to repeatedly flag her down (to request the dessert menu, for example) She never inquired how our entrees were, didn't bring sugar with the coffee and never returned so I could request it. Overall, was rather disappointed.
This beautiful cafe delivers the finest lunch experience in Kansas City! The menu reflects the imagination of Janet Ross and the service is of the highest level. No visitor to Kansas City should miss it!
First time back after a while
6 of us met for Brunch. It was excellent in every way.
The Reuben was the best I've ever had. The potato salad was okay.
The server was really excellent! The foo ...
The server was really excellent! The food was delightful!
Disappointed in the service
Disappointed in the service. We were never checked on after food was delivered. Finished our first drink and was not asked if we'd like another (which we did!) They were busy but I'm sure this is a typical Friday night. It appeared he would prefer to spend his time with other diners!
Restaurant Week Experience
The boneless short ribs on the luncheon menu were prepared perfectly.
food was great. service was good enough. museum was very nice
Consistently a most reliable food choice
Sebastienne is consistently a Kansas City fine dining gem. The abiance of a contemporary art museum is special, and the staff never makes you feel rushed. Sit and enjoy an ever changing menu that never fails to deliver. While the menu isn't extensive, it will have 8-10 options excellently prepared. One caution: Portions are not large. The focus is on quality and execution, very European in this respect.
Favorite restaurant in town.
Get there 15-30 minutes early and spin through the gallery. It's impressive, but small enough to be consumed in a brief tour. Not overwhelming at all.
Long time Cafe fan!
I have been a member of the Kemper Museum for years & love the elegant Cafe inside. Wonderful food: offerings change frequently. Fantastic service: organization would not allow it to be otherwise. Two sections to choose from so you can choose a table next to paintings on the walls, or a table in the atrium with glass ceiling. Prices are always fair too: entrees prices are equal to or less than other nice restaurants in the area.
The food was amazing. The service was fabulous. The only downside is sitting in the open atrium was a bit loud if you wanted to have conversation. Sitting inside may be more conducive to conversation.
Always a great dining experience with in ...
Always a great dining experience with inventive menu.
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