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Café Sebastienne
Café Sebastienne

Café Sebastienne Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kemperart.org/cafe/index.asp
  • Email: kgoldman@kemperart.org
  • Phone: (816) 561-7740
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jennifer Maloney
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Affiliations: Dine Originals - Member Restaurants
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call or visit www.kemperart.org for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Betty Kindler (816) 797-1544
  • Entertainment: Please visit www.kemperart.org for Musician's schedule.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 45th
  • Public Transit: Bus/Metro - 45th & Main
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from 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.
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Diner Reviews
  • "My son is in college in Kansas City and had to work Easter morning. I wanted a nice place he and my Mom would enjoy with excellent food. The food was fresh and local and the service excellent. We enjoyed the atrium very much except a bit noisy but to be expected with the Easter crowd. It was a lovely time."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "One of the best we have found. New to KC area so we have been exploring different places over the past few months. This one is special. Cannot wait to go back. Food was outstanding with combinations that were surprising. ( sausage and BBQ shrimp with poached eggs). Service was the best. Will be back soon"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Fantastic brunch on Sunday! Only feedback would be is - be ready at open. If you're better suited to open at 11:30 - do that. But don't have guests arriving as your meeting and your host stand is not prepared. Not a huge deal - just feedback."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The hostess was pleasant and welcoming. We sat in the court yard, where the light came in through the glass ceiling. It was bright with sun light - created a wonderful atmosphere. The server, Calley, was attentive, yet not overbearing. She refilled drinks, smiled, checked on us regularly. I has a savory waffle and it was magnificent! The manager came out and checked on us. Overall, my friends and I had a great experience."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food, the service, the ambiance - always spot on. Thanks for keeping up the good work!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "An excellent choice for a quiet, excellent meal in a the middle of a terrific museum."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My most favorite restaurant...reliably wonderful, in every regard."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We have been going to Café Sebastienne for many years, and the food is always reliable. The menu is a little tired, however. I'd like to see some new dishes. Maybe a spring menu is in the offing?"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our family went to Cafe Sebastienne for Sunday brunch and enjoyed it. It was everyone's first visit to the Kemper Museum and to the restaurant, so we really enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the food. The only real complaint I have is there waslittle to no options for vegetarians (one salad and one egg entree) that I could see anyway, seemed to be more on the regular lunch menu. Overall we really enjoyed the food and look forward to going back!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This place NEVER disappoints -- truly my favorite lunch and dinner spot in KC. Menu changes often, vegetarian options always please, superb service and atmosphere. Nothing negative, ever. And then there's the art!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Good food and ambiance in the modern art museum right off the plaza. Probably the best kept secret in Kansas City. Their hours are limited but always our first thought when we go out!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Okay, we did the special restaurant lunch special to save money. It was so delicious. We foodies know good food when we taste it. Not only was our special lunch fantastic but the others around us was enjoying their different lunches too."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I was disappointed in the curry shrimp dish from the menu. There were only 5 small-medium shrimp & bit of green & red veggies on the rice - not much, if any, detectable flavor. This disk was not even close to being worth the $16 it cost. I was with a friend & did not mentionI my diaappointment to either the server or management. I eat here fairly frequently - usually am very happy with the food - so I will chalk this up to the occasional bad day we all have. PS The frozen whipped cream dessert at $8.50 is also overpriced. But then so is everything -"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Wonderful lunch of seared scallops on top of spaghetti squash w/ tomatoes and spinach, it's was divine, and perfectly cooked!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "We loved our lunch in the glass room on a day that brought rain, snow and sleet in the 1 1/2 hours that we were there! The food was delicious and the service prompt and attentive. The flourless chocolate cake was "to die for"!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Integral to Kansas City's Kemper Museum of Modern Art, Café Sebastienne has never failed to please."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Awesome food every time we eat there! Look forward to the next time!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This was an amazing night for it was our first time at the museum. The first thing I told my wife, after noting the great service, was how quiet it was. It was amazing to be in a restaurant where it is quiet, serene, and you are able to enjoy your surroundings, the art, the great food, and the person you are sharing the meal with. This has become our newest gem, and we are planning to return. The service was phenomenal, and the food truly amazing. The drinks were great. I had an Aperol Spritz, which made me smile from cheek to cheek. Overall, it was a great experience for my wife and I, and we are planning to return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Jennifer Maloney is an excellent chef and she creates unusual, yet exquisitively palatable combinations! We had the cod and the swordfish. Both were incredible. Didn't want to eat that last bite!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We always have a great time at this restaurant and enjoy our waiter Charles, who usually takes care of us."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We had a wonderful brunch. And we found a new favorite cocktail - champagne and St Germaine! The food was different with the right amount of "the usual" fare. Not so unusual that the flavors were undistinguishable but a nice twist on favorites. Our server was fun and friendly and we just had a very nice early afternoon brunch!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Located in the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Absolutely delicious."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "First time here and sorry I haven't been earlier. Very friendly environment and wonderful brunch menu and drinks."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Love this place-especially brunch. Fantastic food and staff. A++"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "My experiences with the Cafe have primarily been with brunches, although dinner is fantastic as well. For a more intimate atmosphere, ask to sit inside and be surrounded by paintings while you can experience wonderfully made brunch staples. From more hearty fare like steak and porkchops to more "delicate" items like Cafe Benny and other items, the cooks rarely (if ever) miss a beat. Great place to prove you aren't an uncultured buffoon!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Haven't been there in years. Nice experience, great food, and ambiance."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This little cafe used to have a very interesting, avant-garde menu but itnnow is quite plain with few vegetarian options on even their brunch menu. Made reservations last Sunday of restaurant week but apparently they weren't offering it that day. Left paying $50 for a cup of soup, simple salad, one brunch entree, and 2 of their least expensive glasses of wine. Will not sttemptnto try again until next year's Restaurant Week, if I can make it there during the middle of the week for their lumch special"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Wonderful environment, but selections for restaurant week were not tasty."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food is as artistic and inspiring as the artwork around it. It is a gem."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Unique "art" restaurant with interesting, healthy food & a great waiter named Charles - what's not to like?"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week (lunch.) The cod was awesome! Calley our server was spot on!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "The food was rather bland, but I enjoyed that it wasn't spicy! The atmosphere was extremely pleasant and the wait staff couldn't have been kinder. It is relaxing and smoothhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I really enjoyed myself and could talk with others at my table. I really want to go back. :)"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Cafe Sebastienne is always a delight. Jennifer's food is unique, satisfying, appealing to the senses. The staff is very courteous and knowledgeable"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Cafe Sebastienne was, as usual, a great experience. As it turned out, all four of us ordered the pork shank, with a risotto. None of us were disappointed. The food here was, as always, perfect, and the museum gives it a great environment. If I had a suggestion for the management, it would be to consider having slightly fewer tables in the place. People are jammed pretty tight together, so having ordinary dinner conversation sometimes feels like you're having it with the people at adjoining tables, too. But this goes with the territory of the place, and the food, service and overall ambience are always fantastic."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Who would have thought turnips blended with potato and poblano would make such a lovely soup? Well it does here! Chef Maloney has done another great job...loved my cod, too. My guest loved the soup and the lamb. The sparkler we sipped and the cobbler we shared were delights as well!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We always enjoy eating at Cafe Sebastienne. The food is always first rate and frequently creative. The friendly wait staff is superb, and capable of not only describing dishes but also frequently explaining how the dishes are prepared. We like the "no rush" environment as we enjoy a relaxing meal and evening out."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I eat there regularly and am never disappointed. The menu changes depending on the availability of food items. A small but good wine selection. Eating in the middle of a modern art museum with works of art surrounding you can't be topped! The wait staff is always attentive and friendly and remember the regulars."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Browse some art,m good gift shop, great food, all in one "out of the weather" location. The Kemper Museum of Modern Art . Sebastion's has good food and a friendly staff that assists but does not rush afternoon conversations dragging on after the delicious meal is over."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "What could be better than food with a side of contempory art?"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "In my reservation I had requested an alcove table, and when I had arrived they had given the table to someone who had not made a reservation. This is something in the past they had never done. I wasn't happy about that, because that is what makes dining there so special."
    Dined on 11/15/2013