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Café Sebastienne
Café Sebastienne

Café Sebastienne Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kemperart.org/cafe/index.asp
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "The main room is still way too loud. I say that as if there was a chance it might be something other than loud sometime, but I don't think that will ever happen. It's a fun place to go but you must be willing to (a) accept a constant, very high noise level and (b) forego conversation at your table."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "A wonderful setting for a celebratory brunch for seven! Lovely selection of menu options. All dishes were outstanding particularly the Brioche French Toast, the Omelet, and the Breakfast Hash...Simply delicious. The only downside was that it was noisy and a bit chilly but the food soon made us forget any inconvenience!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "I had the fish of the day - salmon - a very nice size thick piece - cooked rare as I like it. My friend had the pizza which looked too good to eat - really - & she said it was delicious. If you eat with your eyes it must have been. Our server, Charles, is the best but then I'm not telling you anything you haven't heard before. I will be back, I guarantee it. Sue"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "It does get really loud, but I know that's how it is when you have a high ceiling."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I had the flatbread pizza, which was excellent (and slightly more than I could eat). I prefer the ambience and acoustics of the inside dining room over the atrium seating. Cafe Sebastienne has never disappointed me."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Always a pleasure - always delicious! Great place for a business lunch or a delightful mean with a friend."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We tried a new offering yesterday - Summer Vegetable Crepe. It was quite beautiful, delicious and filling. Topped with a thin layer of melted Gruyere cheese -mmmm! Staff is always friendly and accommodating. Every diner feels like family by the time their Cafe Sebastienne experience is over. Yesterday there were several different catered events occurring simultaneously throughout the museum and it did not affect our fine service or food negatively in any way. These are pros. Remains top of our list favorite restaurant in KC."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The food was superb and presented so beautifully. The service was excellent. A very enjoyable experience. Plan to return!!!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "You can't go wrong with the Sunday brunch here. My French Toast was so good that I wished I'd ordered the double portion, even so it was filling. My wife's order of salmon/tilapia fish tacos was large enough she needed some help and it was almost as tasty as the FT. Our friends ordered the club sandwich and the omelette and they were very pleased with both. The bill was very reasonable considering the quality of the food and the service was pleasant, competent and unhurried. The bonus was a quick tour of this excellent modern art museum, celebrating it's 20th anniversary in KC!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I have been here several times, and every time the food is outstanding and the service is excellent. The manager came to the table to check on us, and the server was attentive, yet gave us space and time to talk."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I so look forward to treating myself to the occasional Sunday brunch that I enjoy in my solitude or with a good friend. The staff always treats me so well and I think they are amongst the most professional in Kansas City."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We always have great food; and this time was no exception. And, of course, having Charles take care of us was even better. We shall return as we always do."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Having had many delicious brunches at Cafe Sebastienne, I was disappointed on this visit to not see the biscuits and gravy on the menu. But that led me to the savory waffle embedded with Mortedella and fontana cheese, topped with maple syrup spiced with chili pepper. Wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Café Sebastienne is one of my favorite places to have lunch with friends or business colleagues. The food and service is always top notch. I also love that I can take in some art and culture. It's like a mini-vacation getting to go through the galleries before or after lunch. This is a great escape from hectic work days!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My favorite place for brunch or dinner. Never had anything but amazing dishes. Great service and beautiful space."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Other than being a bit noisy, it was a very nice place for brunch. The food was delicious and the service was attentive without being hovering. The mimosas were device."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Always great food and service. I especially love the desserts. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Terrific restaurant for leisurely lunch. Good wine list. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The Cafe is one of my go-to's when entertaining a new business contact. It never disappoints and almost always exceeds my expectations with respect to food and quality of service. This time was no exception and as it was a first time for my guest, she was thrilled to find another great place to dine in Kansas City."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I love Cafe Sebastienne. The food is delicious and the wait staff is always friendly and efficient. It's a great place to go for a leisurely Sunday brunch."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "From the tasty Manhattans through every single course, the food was wonderful - a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "It was my first time having brunch at the Kemper Museum and I enjoyed it very very much. My guests had a fantastic time as well."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food was fantastic as was the service. Each main course was unique without trying too much to be unusual. Our group had a wide variety--steak, swordfish, mussels--and each was perfectly prepared. The noise level is higher in the larger room which does not have carpeting."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Nestled in the Kemper Contemporary Art Museum, Café Sebastienne was a wonderful destination to go for our anniversary luncheon with friends. Entrees were fresh, delicious and artistically presented. If it had not been for the KC Star Dining Club Card, we would never have found this place, but we are sure glad we did. We'll be back and will allow more time to enjoy the museum as well as the food! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We've dined here many times, always enjoyable. The food is always delicious. I always recommend it to friends looking for an enjoyable, relaxing brunch."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The staff, service and food were fabulous! What a treat for Mother's Day."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our brunch was delicious we are never disappointed one of our favorite restaurants in Kansas City. Always a treat to eat one of Jennifer's dishes and be surrounded by great works of art."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food and the space are wonderful. The service was very slow."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Cafe Sebastienne is a wonderful place to dine! I took a friend of mine's mother to dinner who was in town for a special occassion. She dines in New York quite frequently and she loved our meal! I appreciate their attention to detail!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food was delicious, Grouper with lobster sauce and rice."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "After reading that Cafe Sebastienne was recently rated as one of the top 100 brunch destinations in the country (one of only three restaurants in KC to receive this honor) my family and I quickly made a reservation. I have to say, the review that drew me into the restaurant also raised my expectations. Cafe Sebastienne managed to exceed even my highest expectation! Everyone in my family loved their food...including my ever-particular eight-year-old daughter! I do recommend making reservations in advance. As any popular restaurant, it is prone to filling tables quickly. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough...we look forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "This is the only restaurant that never disappoints us. We have been going here for years and will continue! We really enjoy that we can try a new dish every time we go."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This restaurant is a gem. Best food in KC served with creativity. Also the best martini in town. Service pleasant and competent."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Great art and great food combine for a perfect outing"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "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