About Webster House
Kansas City, MO 64108
Webster House is the most unique dining experience in the Midwest and a destination spot for thousands of Kansas City Visitors. Housed in a restored school house, circa 1895, Webster House is adjacent to the beautiful Kauffman Center. The first floor offers a one of a kind shopping experience with gifts, fine antiques and accessories.
The restaurant and bar, on the second floor, is on of Kansas City's most popular gathering spots for lunch, fine dining, Sunday brunch and large events. Chef Brandon Winn is famous for his innovative use of local, farm to market, products, creative American cuisine and delicious seasonal meals. Voted one of the top 100 Brunches in America, Webster House offers a special dining experience for any occasion as well as being family friendly. Each dish and dessert is prepared to create a symphony of flavor and freshness.
Contemporary American, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday
11:00am to 2:00pm
Happy Hour: Wednesday - Saturday
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday
5:00pm to 9:00pm
10:00am to 2:00pm
Monday - Tuesday
10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday - Saturday
10:00am to 8:00pm
10:00am to 2:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Be it simple or extravagant; Webster House will work with you to create a custom menu. Webster House believes in a sense of community, and enhances each menu using only the finest ingredients from local farmers and producers. You may select from the menus in the special events packet, with a wonderful array of canapés, hot and cold hors d’ oeuvres, main courses, desserts and wedding cakes, or customize a menu to fit your specific needs. If you prefer, Webster House will bring the entire celebration to your home, office or favorite location.
Webster House offers 4 private parking lots for your convenience.
Accessible to the main thoroughfares between Broadway and Main Streets.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Webster House resides in a landmark 1885 building that captures the charm and elegance of Kansas City’s past, and right next door is the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Webster House is dedicated to enhancing the experience of our guests, creating cherished memories with family and friends.
Webster House Ratings and Reviews
The food was fine. The restaurant week m ...
The food was fine. The restaurant week menu was a bit lackluster; most of us ordered off the regular menu. The fall salad was delicious, and so were the steaks and lamb. The desserts were not special or especially tasty, and it made for an expensive night out with just average satisfaction. Service wasn't very friendly for some reason.
We had lunch there, had a good variety o ...
We had lunch there, had a good variety on the menu. Food was very good, service was good. Only problem we had was the music was too loud. Would have preferred less volume, and maybe different music. The music consisted mainly of a trumpet playing very fast music, even faster notes than in Jazz. Actually was distracting.
Webster House felt special. The food wa ...
Webster House felt special. The food was really good (I had their mixed greens, scallops cooked to perfection, and key lime pie as part of KC Restaurant week), the waiter was friendly, and the environment was historic. I loved the scallops!
We are new to the KC area. I was anxious ...
We are new to the KC area. I was anxious to use Restaurant Week to try out some of the restaurants in the area without a big investment. We attended 5 dining establishments during the week, I was disappointed that Webster House did not include a small dessert.
This is my second visit to Webster House ...
This is my second visit to Webster House. The food is amazing, staff excellent and the venue, beautiful. My daughter and I took the streetcar to the Crossroads for Restaurant Week. It can get a bit loud in there if it's full but even so, I'd go there again (and again, and again...). Well run and am amazing chef. Thanks, Webster House!
We went for restaurant week. One if us o ...
We went for restaurant week. One if us ordered off the special menu and I did not. Very noisy. Couldn't visit. They had plenty of room to space us out. Service was at a snail's pace. Had to ask for everything. My food was awful. I had stomach pains the rest of the day. Smothered in oil and butter, trout piece was the size of playing card (so thin I couldn't scrape the skin off) and veggies were terribly over cooked. As usual, at Webster House, no one came over to ask how our food was. Finally she asked if we wanted our check. No offer for coffee or dessert. Awful experience.
Delicious & Memorable! We dined here for ...
Delicious & Memorable!
We dined here for Restaurant Week - our first time at this lovely establishment.
Everything here from A-Z is top notch!
We enjoyed every morsel and will return again and again!
Thank you Webster House!
I recently tried Webster House for the f ...
I recently tried Webster House for the first time and I am so disappointed that I waited so long to try it! It felt a bit strange entering through the store and we questioned whether we were entering through the correct door as there wasn't any identifiable signage that we could see from the street at night, but other than that the location is gorgeous. I think this would be a fantastic place for a rehearsal dinner or reception. I love that you can see the Kauffman from the windows and the scallops were incredible! The restaurant is very elegant, with moderately high prices, and a coat check so you'd think it'd be stuffy and one of those places where people go to be "seen", but the atmosphere was incredibly comfortable and the servers were friendly and professional. We enjoyed our dinner there tremendously and I can't wait to return!
Went during restaurant week to try out a ...
Went during restaurant week to try out an establishment that we had always heard great things about. Ended up with one person receiving the wrong dish for first course, second course was not even what was on the menu for the shortribs, scallops were undercooked, although the chicken was decent. Dessert was lackluster but alright. It was the quality I expect from a generic restaurant, not from a place with such a good reputation. We were disappointed and will not be recommending to others. The shop downstairs was nice though.
KC Restaurant Week was a great way to in ...
KC Restaurant Week was a great way to introduce ourselves to the Webster House dining experience. My husband and I enjoyed the elegant atmosphere and service. I must mention that I have never had a more delicious soup than the mushroom soup that I had as my first course. It was velvety and fabulous. We will return to sample more the their menu items but I will hope that the mushroom soup is a staple on their bill of fare.
The salad would have been delicious, exc ...
The salad would have been delicious, except someone in the kitchen salted it quite heavily.
Really? I've never had that happen before anywhere.
When the entree was served, coq a vin, it was a blackish color, lukewarm and on top of runny potatoes. The presentation was off putting, but I thought due to the wine it would be delicious. No so, totally tasteless. This could have used a little salt, but since I had far exceeded my salt quota with the few bites of salad, I ate it without.
The highlight of the meal was the Brussel sprouts.
Love the ambience, but the food was not up to par. Sorry to say I can't recommend it.
Went for Sunday brunch. Neat building f ...
Went for Sunday brunch. Neat building full of antiques. Excellent biscuits and gravy. Sloppy joe could have been really good except for an excess of vinegar. Chocolate cheesecake was an odd mixture of things. Creme brulee was very good and large enough to share.
The fresh sautéed scallops, served over ...
The fresh sautéed scallops, served over a gently spiced cauliflower purée with lightly grilled carrots, were hot, tasty and an excellent compliment to the flavor of the vegetables. The chicken taurine appetizer had a delightful but subtlety smoky flavor. I've been to Webster House multiple times and always been pleasantly surprised with a new mix of davory flavors.
Had to call and ask if I could change my ...
Had to call and ask if I could change my reservation to 3 hours earlier and the Host said "No problem, we will fit you in" and they did. Beautiful window seat. Wonderful food and outstanding service. Had the Fried Crispy Brussels Sprouts for openers and could have left happy right there. Awesome. The rest of the meal was great too, but oh, those Brussels.
I'd read reviews of Webster House so I w ...
I'd read reviews of Webster House so I was happy to see it participating in Restaurant Week. Food first, right? It was hard choosing but the mushroom soup was so rich and creamy with its drizzle of truffle oil. It really fought the icy weather I'd braved. I will have to go back to try their brussel sprouts. The shepherd's pie was my entree choice; it's so seldom parsnips are included in any dishes, and they were perfect as part of the roasted root veggies under the rich beef. And besides the dining experience, the lovely building, the history, the unique offerings in the antique and shopping area rounded out a well spent few hours.
We made last minute reservations last ni ...
We made last minute reservations last night for restaurant week. It has been years since I was here. The food was fantastic! I highly recommend the starter of mushroom soup with truffle croutons. The chicken with root vegetables and mushroom bread pudding was outstanding. Both desserts offered were perfectly proportioned (small). The key lime pie was on a coconut macaroon crust with a tiny tiny meringue on top of the filling. Delightful! Our waiter Gary was warm and attentive. We will make this midtown jewel a player in our regular restaurant rotation!
Our meal was very good. Portions were ...
Our meal was very good. Portions were generous. Wait staff, Lori, was very nice and quickly available for our questions. No competition to have conversation. We enjoyed looking around at the diverse stock you have on hand.
An overall, very enjoyable experience.
My 18 year old niece was in town on Chri ...
My 18 year old niece was in town on Christmas college break after completing her first successful semester at K-State - our lunch was a toast to her outstanding grades and toast to a successful 2017. My niece thoroughly enjoyed reading the history brochure of the Webster House and was thrilled with the size and quality ingredients of the Turkey Club - commented it was just like a homemade fabulous Thanksgiving dinner rolled into a sandwich. I had the ricotta dish, simply fabulous with perfectly prepared butternut squash pieces - and plenty included in the dish. It's good to introduce our youth to the Webster House as truly a unique piece of Kansas City history.
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