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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
I'm sorry to say that this was one of the worst meals I have ever had. The entire experience, including the food, just lacked a level of sophistication that one would expect from this kind of establishment. Calamari came out cold and had to be sent back. The chicken liver salad was prepared very clumsily with gigantic clumps of blue cheese on a bed arugula. The liver itself was over-cooked. The halibut had a very offensive green olive marmalade on top that ruined the delicate taste of the fish. Additionally, there was a wedding party that evening and it felt as though there was no real separation from that party and other dining guests. We could hear the dj's music so clearly that we could sing along (which the kitchen staff did).
Love the high ceilings, marble floors, floor to ceiling windows great for viewing sunsets! Multiple smaller rooms for seating patrons more intimately. Staff always courteous, knowledgeable, friendly. Food delicious! House and wedge salad, scallops, fillet, along with reservations, suggested.
Had a great meal, had never been here before but really enjoyed everything. Surprised that there was not more people there. The prices are actually really good for the quality. If you can get the Groupon i would suggest it. It's good for saving the cost of the tip and a glass of wine. Enjoy.
My wife is having a luncheon here and we went down to preview the space. We had a Groupon for dinner and as usual, the food & ambience were great. It was First Friday in the Crossroads, so lots of people were out. I was such a fun atmosphere. We paid the corkage fee & took our own wine. It was a truly wonderful evening made even better by our waiter Gary.
Outstanding food and great service. Only issue we had was we were seated right next to the only other couple there at the time with 15 other tables open? Only one more table was seated during our hour long dinner so it was disappointing and difficult to have private conversations.
The Webster House was having a special 1000 point incentive on Open Table. I was very pleased with our experience. The venue is in a wonderful historic building next to the KC concert hall. Plenty of parking available and easy to find. The menu, while limited, offers thoughtful complex dishes. I had the scallops which were a little over done and on the salty side. The atmosphere and service made up for the slight issue with the food. Their earl grey creme brulee was out of this world. My only regret is that they do not have espresso available, however the drip coffee was wonderful. This meal was right in our price range. An appetizer, 2 drinks, 2 entrees and a shared dessert for $110.
(Not for publication!) We were met with the statement that we had no Open Table reservation, even though I had received confirmation when I made it. But we were given a perfect table in the Library (my stated wish at Open Table) and lovely service. The Portobello appetizer was especially delicious. Webster House is always known for excellent food and wait staff. It is a treasure to Kansas City.
I have been to Webster House many times and the service was excellent. However, on my visit yesterday, our waiter was in too much of a hurry to provide the kind of service I've come to expect. I had to flag him down to get more coffee, see the dessert menu, and he boxed up my left-overs, and the box was greasy and I had to ask another employee for a sack. Now, if he had too many table because of being short staffed, I totally understand; but his whole attitude was blah! We all have bad days, and if it was just one of those, hopefully next time I visit, if he is waiting on us, it will be different.
This is the third time I have been to Webster House, and the first time I have had any reason to criticize anything about it. The ambiance and service were as fine as ever, and so was most of the food--- except for my dessert. It was a creme brulee flavored with lemon and green tea, which did not work. It just plain tasted strange. While I am quite open-minded, appreciate a chef's creativity, and willing to try anything--- I venture to say that some classic dishes are perfect and should not be messed with, and creme brulee is one of these.
Outstanding and delicious. Service was excellent...Patrick was our server, and he seemed to have authentic enthusiasm about his career--he was genuinely warm and friendly and attended well to our needs...Best calamari I have ever had...The beef tenderloin was perfectly grilled to order and very savory. I had scallops, which melted in my mouth. However, I was a bit surprised that they were in a sauce that was sweeter than I am accustomed to, and I am not sure I cared to much for the sauce--garlic and more savory sauce would have been preferred...but the scallops themselves were seared to perfection. Wine was great...markup was a bit much, but hey, it was my anniversary! Overall, I would recommend this restaurant to all...It was upscale casual, classy, and had a warm and inviting ambiance. A great choice for my wedding anniversary. I definitely will return..Thank you, Patrick, for making our dinner very nice...and my compliments to the chef! Bravo!!
The first floor of antiques and gift items and clothing is such a fun prelude to the second floor dining experience! This is an old school converted into a wonderful place to spend an evening. The atmosphere is one of a quiet elegance, perfect for intimate conversation. The food was deliciously fresh and beautifully prepared. The fresh corn risotto appetizer warrants spplause!
Slip, slip, slipping away. Friday night at prime dinner hour and the place was dead, I mean deader than a door nail. As a result, our party of 4 were seated in the bar. If I am at happy hour, I expect to be in the bar. If I make dinner reservations, I don't want to be served in the bar. It's happened twice now at WH. Our bar tender/waitress was great. My wife's pasta was absolutely horrible -- pasty, starchy, clumped together. No chef with a shred of professional pride would have let that dish leave the kitchen. My starter and small plate were OK, nothing special. Same with rest of group. If WH doesn't get a new chef, one of our favorite places to dine in KC will soon be shuttered.
Webster House is one of my favorite places in Kansas City because it is such a cool venue....where else in this town can you shop and then have a lovely dinner in the same place. I just wish the food were better. The last few times I've eaten there for dinner, I have left wanting something more. Not only because as someone who has to be gluten free my options are limited, but it just seems the chef plays it safe. Nothing is bad per se, it just isn't memorable or something to come back for. The environment is.
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