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About Webster House
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.
Kansas City, MO 64108
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
Webster House is an amazing place...terrific ambience, not so loud you can't have an intimate conversation, and food so delicious that it defies adequate description. From exquisitely prepared risotto to the most amazing pan-seared scallops to tender, flaky but moist halibut...great wines by bottle or glass...unforgettable desserts. It's our "go to" place for special occasions particularly.
Went since my wife loves antiques and the restaurant is located above their antique shop. However, antique is really not what we expect since the antiques are artifacts and truly old fine collectables. Expensive brand name women's accessories, cards, and KC specific gifts. The wine glasses had area landmarks etched in them. It would make a great gift at $15 per glass.
We asked for a private location and were seated in the tiniest corner way back along the bar, very crammed. The place was EMPTY and then they proceeded to seat another cpl RIGHT NEXT TO US. The place was empty, not sure what that was all about. Lots of other beautiful areas to have been seated, but nope. Really? Like why there, and why of ALL THE OTHER EMOTY tables did they seat someone right next to us in our little cramped corner. So weird.
My wife has the pork belly which was delicious. The calamari was also good as well as the salad. I chose the mushroom risotto to eat and it was very bland. Little flavor or seasoning. Overall, food was good but a bit overpriced for what you get. There was also a wedding going on I believe across the hall which made it very noisy. Not quite the ambiance I hoped for.
Everything was delicious! Friend and I each had a cup of green tomato gazpacho, then split a duck salad, then split scallops (over a sweet potato sauce). Finished splitting a peach dessert.
All were amazing, as was the service. tip: restaurant patrons can park in the garage across the street from the front door for no charge, even if there's a sign for event parking.
Webster House is the first place I think of when I want to take a special friend for lunch or to celebrate an occasion. A lovely lunch, beautiful shopping experience and ambience that is simply superior is what sets Webster House apart. Mrs. Helzberg has given a Kansas City a special gift with the Webster house. Thank you to her for all she does for Kansas City.
Brunch was pleasant. Main dishes were good, but only mildly warm; the desserts were good. The welcome, the seating, and especially the server--were all perfect. The restaurant and shopping areas are enjoyable and interesting. The validated parking in the garage across the street makes arrivals and departures very easy.
The Webster House is a unique dining experience. The building was originally used as a school for many many years in various incarnations. Today it is a antique retail space on the first floor and a restaurant on the second. The dining space is divided into rooms - my favorite is the library.
The menu is small but covers everyone's needs. We started with cocktails and the charcuterie. On the main course, we went with the tenderloin and halibut. I had a taste of my dining partner's tenderloin, and it was yummy. But my halibut was far superior. haha. Dessert was great too. Enjoy this establishment.
The service and ambience were great. The food was just ok. The dessert was described as a pineapple cake with fried ice cream and spicy caramel sauce. When I hear pineapple cake, I think of a moist cake. Instead it was a VERY dry type if shortbread cookie filled with a small amount of pineapple paste. It was so dry I literally choked on it. My hot turkey sandwich was ok, but nothing special. I had high expectations and left somewhat disappointed.
I was really disappointed with the soup. The way it was described, we thought it would be a kind of vegetable soup, but we got a bowl of green pureed swamp-looking moss. My problem was more in the downstairs area. There were three of us, and there is a big difference between between been helpful, and stalking. Not only were we constantly being shown something we should look at, but every time we turned around someone was standing at the door or watching us. I'm sorry if you are having people steal things, but this was overload.
We had another great dining experience for Sunday brunch with friends before attending a play at the Kauffman Center. I love the quaint rooms for dining, the innovative menu, delicious food and prompt attention. The addition of the unique shopping experience makes each visit even more delightful. Kudos!
As always, dining at Webster House, is a gastronomical delight. The menu is diverse and the food is always excellent with a beautiful presentation. The staff is always friendly and the service excels other restaurants of this caliber. Always a good dining choice, especially when attending an event at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts, which is within walking distance.
I had only ever been in the evening, but for this reservation, we went with an out of town guest for Sunday brunch. We really enjoyed ourselves. There was a great view of the city from our seats. The atmosphere is elegant. The food was delicious. The service was excellent. We really liked our server; she was very kind and joyful. We all absolutely loved the herbed breakfast potatoes. Some of the best potatoes any of us had ever eaten. We would definitely go back, and recommend to others!
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