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
We sat in the bar which is cozy and active. We both ordered the salad with Brussels Sprouts; he got the steak on it. Both were delicious. I would not order the potstickers again....they were bland. Our waitress wanted to be somewhere else judging by her attitude.
We were sat right away, Our table was in the bar area. Very cool design throughout the buiding. Our server was quick with the drinks, Wine was half price on bottles. There were three of us at my table. We each ordered something different. Not one of us could eat more than a few bites. I had the Carbanara, it was dry, tasteless and left me feeling sick. When the server came back she asked if I was done, but nothing about a full plate of food. I wIll never go back
We were disappointed. I took my fiancé for his birthday and was excited because he had never been to Webster House. We first ordered a bottle of wine which came out hot that we needed chilled. He then ordered the lamb pappardelle pasta and I ordered the filet. He was served angel hair pasta, not pappardelle (big difference) and instead of one piece of filet I received two burnt medalions. We were hoping for a nice dinner but at the cost, we were very disappointed.
Was recommended by a friend of ours at work. A fantastic place to eat on our date night prior to the ballet. Everything was fantastic and the service was spot on. Definitely recommend making reservations before going. To bad I was pregnant at the time because their wine list was very impressive- we will definitely be going back some time!
My husband and I went to Webster House for a date night dinner. It was during their "10 chefs 10 countries" event and was Argentina night. He got the Argentina special, and I ordered their vegetarian dish. Both were outstanding - definitely among the best dishes we've eaten in Kansas City and would rate in our top 5 experiences anywhere. We shared the Argentina dessert, which involved smoked cheesecake. OMG was it amazing! I want to eat it again - and again. The setting and atmosphere was intimate and casual while upscale (so Kansas City which we love). Pricey but we thought it was worth it. Will definitely go back, bring others, and recommend to friends.
My husband and I went to the Webster House for Valentine's Day. There was a specific 4 course menu for the day, but we knew that in advance. It was not inexpensive, but for a special occasion we were happy to splurge. Before, we had been here only in the bar, which is very cozy, but the dining rooms are nice, too. Drinks were a little pricey. Of the four courses, I preferred the salad and the dessert, but the entree and appetizer were good. My husband enjoyed his soup more than I did my steak tartare, which was a bit bland. All in all, it was a good dining experience.
It was a lovely Valentine's Day dinner at Webster House. The setting is very cozy and intimate. We we in the library bar. The food was very good, with the steak tartare being the only clunker. The prix fixe was a little pricey but fine for a holiday splurge.
I have loved Webster House for years, but the food wasn't very good. The menu was very heavy. We all had a hard time choosing something. I had the steak sandwich after a recommendation from the waiter. It was not good-blah and too toasted on one side. The desert was very average. Unusual and disappointing.
Love the historical look and feel of The Webster House. The merchandise and shopping is a fun thing to do. Always seems to be a favorite for women. The main dining area is loud when crowded with the high ceilings in the room so you just have to talk a little louder. Food choices are excellent and many unique choices as well as comfort food.
A Kansas City GEM!
It's stepping back in time. Webster House is an extra special favorite spot to take friends and family. I've had brunch, lunch and dinner there, even cocktails after a performance at Kauffman - never a bad meal or experience.
The lower level shopping and antiques is unique, a treasure in every vignette. I've purchased clothes and goods for my home as well as gifts for others.
The wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly and everyone is treated as if they are the only patrons in the room. And W.H is a member of "KC Originals", so remember to bring your card for points!
I am a big fan of the Webster House and have eaten there consistently since it first opened. Sadly, the heart healthy fish special Friday night was less than special. Priced at $32, it was touted as a light flaky fish. Presentation was in a bowl that required deep diving which is not optimal for a filet. The fish was overcooked, stiff and less than flaky. The remainder of the presentation was indistinguishable due to the plating and much was under a broth that was bleh. Overpriced, over hyped overdone.
My wife's red snapper was excellent, as it was cooked to perfection, and I really enjoyed the beef bone marrow. The service was very good, and the ambiance is just what you want for a nice nice quiet evening. Such a refreshing change from all of the sports bar type restaurants, that are so ubiquitous.
The menu was strange for Sunday brunch: frittata, short ribs, biscuits and gravy. Service was distracted and after ordering tea I had to ask for sugar and then a spoon to stir the tea. No salt and pepper but I gave up. Portions awfully large. Our view was of a parking lot. A disappointment.
I was pretty excited for the dinner date I had set up here. Unfortunately I didn't have as good a time as I thought I would. We were seated at a table in the middle of the room on a table slightly too big for 2 people. We had to raise our voices to talk to each other because of the noise level, so we decided to ask someone to switch us over to another table. Just then we realized, it had been a little over 10 minutes or so since we were seated and nobody had come to attend to us. When someone came over to offer us water, we switched to another smaller table.
The service was average, the food was good, big portions. The menu in the email (sent by Open Table) said there was a vegetarian entree but it wasn't listed on the menu they handed out there. They decided to make one for me anyway.
Before I was done with my salad, the server came over with our entrees twice, so I felt a little pressured to finish up my food faster. I just accepted the entree the third time and left my salad half eaten. To add to it, I found a hair in my entree (I swear it wasn't mine because I had to pull it out from underneath the food). My server casually said everyone in the kitchen were men but the manager had the courtesy to come over, apologize and offer me another entree. I had lost my appetite by then so I just waited for my date to finish his entree and we had the dessert which was good.
The ambience was nice and had I been able to enjoy my food in peace, I might have left in a better mood. They were nice enough to not charge me for my entree which I had barely eaten. My date really liked his food and the ambience so maybe it's just because I had an okay-ish experience I probably wouldn't be returning here.
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.
Webster House is NOT what it used to be! I thought I would give it another try especially since it was restaurant week. Very disappointed! I will say service was great per usual however the food was subpar, bland, and mediocre food that I could make better at home. The ambience is pretentious and is geared toward a much older generation. Unfortunate because this place used to be so good and the epitome of fine dining but no longer even close to that.
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.
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