Webster House
Webster House
  • Address:
    1644 Wyandotte St
    Kansas City, MO 64108
    Neighborhood:
    Crossroads / Freight District / Boulevard
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Webster House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.websterhousekc.com/
  • Phone: 8162214713
  • 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

    Brunch: Sunday
    10:00am to 2:00pm



    Shop:
    Monday - Tuesday
    10:00am to 5:00pm

    Wednesday - Saturday
    10:00am to 8:00pm

    Sunday
    10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matt Arnold
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: 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.
  • Private Party Facilities: Webster House is delighted to offer guests a beautiful venue for both private and corporate celebrations. Sumptuous surroundings complete with rich woods, oriental carpets, chandeliers, and antique furnishings provide the perfect atmosphere for your unforgettable event. With authentic stained glass windows and views unmatched by any other venue, the ballrooms are the perfect setting and can accommodate up to 130 guests for seated luncheons or dinners. The entire upper floor can accommodate up to 325 guests for larger receptions, fundraisers and cocktail parties any evening of the week. Webster House looks forward to having the chance to meet with you and create a memorable occasion for you and your guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Kathy Done 8162214713x108

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th
  • Public Transit: Accessible to the main thoroughfares between Broadway and Main Streets.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Webster House offers 4 private parking lots for your convenience.
A word from Webster House
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.

The first floor houses the Webster House shops and we encourage guests to explore rooms filled with the latest in accessories, gifts, home décor, and thoughtfully selected antiques. Our second floor is home to our outstanding restaurant. We offer a feast of delicious seasonal menus, using the freshest and finest ingredients, always with an eye to the best that is available locally.
With a staff skilled in event planning, Webster House offers the perfect home for your next event.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Webster House reviews from OpenTable diners
289 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (213)great for lunch (141)fit for foodies (122)romantic (119)great for brunch (103)neighborhood gem (93)scenic view (90)good for groups (74)notable wine list (44)great for outdoor dining (22)late-night find (19)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Birthday Dinner for 5
    AuntieB
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Family came to visit from out of town, and we wanted to take them someplace special. Webster House fit the bill perfectly. The building is beautifully restored. We arrived early and wandered through the lovely shops on the first floor before going upstairs for dinner. The seating was comfortable and spacious; the food was fabulous. Our waitress, Michelle, gave excellent service. Everyone enjoyed the entire evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mother and daughter outing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It was just as I anticipated, great food and great selections in the retail section. I look forward to each trip as I know my finding will be timeless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Lunch Spot
    KCfoodlover
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went to Webster House because we like it and they were offering $10 lunches for Labor Day weekend. The choices were great. Our food (grilled salmon salad and pureed carrot soup). The extra touches at Webster House are great. The soup was garnished with pistachios, black sesame seeds and a miso cream. Pretzel rolls are served before your meal with sea salt butter. I ordered my salmon medium rare, and my companion ordered medium. Both came exactly as ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ladies Night @ the Webster House
    JennieVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Webster House is located next door to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, offering an amazing selection of quality antiques, personal accessories and phenomenal dining. Last night was catching up with the girls for an evening of shopping/dinner at the Webster House. The summer supper small plates we ordered included; southern fried green tomatoes with (AMAZING) pimento cheese, (FABULOUS) crab dip with grilled pita chips and the (BEST) heirloom tomato bruschetta I have ever had!! Most of the ladies ordered the sea scallops with baja slaw & cilantro aioli. Our server Amine was attentive; overall enjoyed our dining experience and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raynes
    Raynes
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This was our 55th Anniversary dinner. We were seated immediately and had a great waitress. The food was outstanding! Keelee took great care of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Service tends to consistently slow. Server seems to have to many tables and takes a bit to get back to us. Consider leaving the ticket when the entrée is delivered since that is always the hold up when I come there.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was wonderful and the service even better. Information we requested about the area was "spot on." Webster House will be a future destination.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming and great food
    KCfoodie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The site has boutique shops with multiple subjects: home decor and clothing. Upstairs in the old school are several charming dining areas. The menu is concise but has variety.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Had a group of eight. service and food was excellent. look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite atmosphere the BEST treatment
    Misstheduckclub
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Celebrating our 43rd anniver. Michelle, our waitress, was most attentive and delightful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch Review Only
    BFFlunch
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Since I have only been there for lunch twice, my recommendations are limited for dinner, bar or wine list. I don't live close, so I don't come down often. Both visits were very nice. Food was good and prices were reasonable. The first time I came with a group of ladies, and it was very accommodating for us. This time I brought a friend down for her birthday lunch. She had not eaten there before--and said she enjoyed. We shopped also. We both found treasures to buy. I plan not to wait so long to come back. It was a very pleasant day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coolbreeze
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Enjoyable place to enjoy friends and food. Sally, our Waitress was friendly, and very attentive to our needs.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere and delicious food!
    chrissyo
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Nice atmosphere - you can imagine all the small children sitting in the classrooms in this historic, charming building. The brunch was delicious (french toast with hazelnuts and short ribs with polenta.... YUM!), and the lunches I have had there were amazing. Always a must-see when traveling to Kansas City.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best wait staff service in KC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food but what eally sets Webster House apart is the amazing service. Perhaps the best I've had in KC. You will not regret coming here!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited Dinner Menu
    Mike
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was tasty and interestingly prepared. The service was very good, but the dinner menu was limited and there were very few "regular" type entrees like a steak, fish, chicken or the equivalent. Most items were either sandwiches or salads, which while sufficiently sized, were not our idea of dinner entree items.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edneuf
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I thought the menu was very limited. It was explained to us that the kitchen was being remodeled, so that was probably the reason for the limited menu. Otherwise the experience was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe we just hit a bad night
    squonks
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Impressive building...beautiful. We were seated in the library. Our food was nice. We had the crab dip, the special, and the shrimp salad. Wine selection was nice. There were only 2 other tables of patrons in the room with us. A chef carried on conversations with one of the tables repeatedly, a gentleman in a suit checked on the other table, but we just sat there waiting for our food. We asked for a dessert menu and then waited 15 minutes before my husband told them we had to leave. No one came back for our order. Finally, the man in the suit came to check on us, and got our server so we could leave. We love farm to table, but this will not be where we return. It was not a busy night. Maybe we just came the wrong night.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Creating a Memory
    CreatingMemories
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was the ideal place to create a memory. It was just lunch with a few family members, but we thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope someday we will be reminiscing our enjoyable time spent together, and this will be one of them.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Jewel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Beautiful historic structure. Friendly professional staff. Great bar to start evening. Ambitious and very well-executed menu of offerings. Starters of soup special and salads, and our mains of seafood plates and pasta plates were all excellent. Our party closed the place. A delightful dining experience all-around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great place!
    EuropaFan
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have been to Webster House a number of times and the updated menu was great. Had a melon salad that was light and fantastic. The scallops and the almond encrusted salmon were both perfect! And the very cobbler was great. The service was right on! This is a solid restaurant with a great menu and great service. I will recommend this place to friends and will return myself!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    gmw5050
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Has potential but way off the mark. I'm always tempted to order mussels when I see them on the menu, I should have passed on temptation. Received about one third of the order you get at other places for double the cost. The medium rare filet was more on the rare side and again, overpriced. Small portion of scallops. In general the food tasted good, service was decent, however I expected much more out of the experience for the price.
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  • A lunch-time favorite!
    SwdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Webster House is my go-to place for a nice lunch with friends. The food is great--mostly light but satisfying--and a little shopping afterwards is a perfect ending!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Venue
    kcgal
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Not only is the food excellent (and service as well), but there is a wonderful shop on the first floor that is just full of beautiful things to look at!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to show new KCers.
    websterwowed
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Took a vendor to lunch who is new to KC. She was amazed. Someplace she could really tell others about and use for her own luncheons. Service was super as always and great food. The relaxed atmosphere made it a nice break in the day. I highly recommend it to anyone bringing in someone new to KC or visitors.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of the box
    mimitoni
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Lunch was really special, the Chef thought outside the box and had wonderful specials Tuesday. Always enjoy the Webster House but this was a really special luncheon. Try it you'll like it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming and Delicious
    BonJe
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The elegant environs of the Webster House restaurant calm the spirit and set even the most callous attitude up for a delightful dining experience. The menu was crafted to please diverse palattes, and the resulting lunches did not disappoint. Having to choose between the soup of the day and the (drool) house chips is difficult, but always get the soup. The day we were there the Potato-Leek soup was bowl-licking worthy. The lunch trio ($14.00) allows a sampling of a panini or sandwich, the soup or salad, and chips. The service was attentive and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint and upscale
    Misstheduckclub
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Perfect spot for Sunday brunch. Convenient free parking with validation and wonderful, healthy menu choices!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A dining gem.
    MTStrip
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This converted schoolhouse is full of antigues, clothes and home furninshings. Don't let the sale things fool you. The gem of this place is the beautiful decor and amazing food. Everything we ordered was excellent. The combination of ingredients was smart and tasty. Our waitress was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. She made some great recommendations and we followed her lead and were not disappointed. Save time to shop around after you dine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Going to the show
    Ronnielee
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The go to restaurant if your going to Kauffman center
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • carl elkins
    carl
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    great staff. I had made reservation via on line, under special occasion I had written anniversary. Even told the waitress. But nothing was done. I felt it odd, why ask for special occasion. We ordered the fried green tomatoes, it looked like they were a little over cooked. I ordered the salmon. I was surprised that it was farm raised. When it came out, it was kinda burnt, but ate it anyway. It was a very nice portion. We order the half salad, only the second time I had order a half salad. The first time the lettuce was crisp, and the home made dress was fantastic. So we tried it again, we both felt the lettuce was ok, and the dressing was ok. My wife ordered the chicken, she thought it was fine, but did not care for the sauce.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    mill50
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My daughter & I dined here, for lunch, before a performance at the Kaufman Center. We were taken care of promptly and food delivered quickly. We were done in 45 minutes and had plenty of time to browse in the shops and then on to our show. The food was awesome and so good. The pretzel rolls, before our meal, were so good. They brought out butter, that was soft, to spread and made it even better!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    suzie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We were not impressed with the Webster House. The food choices were not that great & certainly weren't worth the price paid. We both commented that we had eaten better steak & chicken at Texas Road House and other chain type establishments. We would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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  • Never disappoints.
    Cheryl
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It has become a tradition among 4 friends to celebrate each of our birthdays at Webster House. A special occasion needs a special place to celebrate. Webster House is that place for us. Our tradition involves eating our lunch (with dessert), visiting and catching up, and then going downstairs to see what we can't live without. Everyone who works there is so friendly and helpful and after so many years of coming here, they seem like old friends. We always look forward to celebrating the next birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experiece for those new to KC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had never been to the Webster House but, upon a colleague's recommendation, we took a couple who is just moving (from another country) to the Kansas City area. The meal, service, and ambience were excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining at its finest
    fettbuoy2
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I usually only come here once or twice a year, as it is a "special occasion" sort of place. It's pricey, but the food is always tasty and tastefully presented and the wait staff is attentive. And you can't beat the uniqueness of the locale, which is a big part of the experience. Leave time to wander around downstairs before or after your meal — it adds to the experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great birthday lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This has become our annual birthday celebration lunch spot. We plan to continue the tradition. It's such an enjoyable experience. Everything is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience
    Jahdney
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The Webster house is one of those places you leave and tell all your friends about. They take Classic American dishes and make them their own. I would recommend this place to anyone. From traditionalists to modern foodies, The Webster House has something for everyone. A place that is sure to impress.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved our dinner
    websterfun1
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I treated my good friend for her birthday last Saturday evening at the Webster House. This was my first dining experience and I intend to return many times. The atmosphere was cozy, quiet, and comfortable. The servers were wonderful and helpful with suggestions. And! the dinner and desserts were delicious. I was so happy to have enough for a take home box! I especially enjoyed browsing the shops.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite KC Fine Dining Spot!
    TimDVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is truly our favorite KC fine dining restaurant for many reasons and occasions. We love the trio of spreads, the filet, and my husband tried the pasta special - all was delicious and so wonderfully flavored. We will certainly return (many) more times!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful ambience!
    Birthday2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I think that the Webster House makes the baddest Bloody Mary in town!!! I had the fish taco lunch item and it was very good. And so were the dinner rolls (pretzel rolls?)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet