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

Webster House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.websterhousekc.com
  • Phone: (816) 221-4713
  • 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

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

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

    10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Continental
  • 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 (816) 221-4713 x108

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
Diner Reviews
  • "The go to restaurant if your going to Kauffman center"
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This has become our annual birthday celebration lunch spot. We plan to continue the tradition. It's such an enjoyable experience. Everything is wonderful."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    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?)"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "this is a difficult restaurant to get into when the performing arts scene at the Kauffman Center is busy. In the summer, it's easier to reserve a table and it's worth it. The atmosphere and food is always pleasing, if a little expensive."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This is a very nice place to lunch with a friend. Great food, nice dining areas. The noise level makes it difficult to have conversation."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Beautiful venue in an old school house now converted into an antique store and restaurant. I have eaten there multiple times and the food has never been anything less than spectacular. What is offered on the menu will change depending on the season and what is available locally. The service is consistently good. Decent wine selection and our servers are always able to assist us in choosing a good bottle or glass. It is close to the theaters if one is attending a performance. One of KC areas best places to eat (and an independent restaurant to top it off!)."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Lunch on July 14th = Outstanding food, service and quiet for visiting. We stayed past closing time and were welcome to stay as long as we liked. Our server, Lauren, was very good and the lunch serving were delicious. One of our favorite places to have lunch."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Over the last four years, I have brought several dozen folks to Webster House!! It is one of the true treasures of Kansas City!!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Our server was attentive but not pushy. He seemed to show up when needed. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Nice changing menu, good portions, attentive staff. Can accommodate before events"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Dinner before a show at the Kauffman Center. Third time. Very good service in the past. After appetizers this time, though, our bored-looking waitress did not return to the table for 20-25 minutes. Complained to a manager-type person. He said this was due to the new menu and offered us gratis glasses of wine. Nice touch, but lame excuse. The waitress should have returned to apologize for the delay and to see if we wanted more water or wine. Disappointing. Could be a training issue, The new garage is expensive and we were not asked if we wanted out parking ticket validated. Dinner? Boring shrimp cakes, but very, very good salmon and scallops. Will return. Interesting building with many shops. Right next to the Kauffman Center."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We arrived at 6:00 for dinner before a 7:30 show at the Kaufman. Our drinks and salad arrived promptly. However, it took a painfully long time for the entre to arrive. We were assured by our waiter several times but the dinner didn't arrive. Finally, it arrived. We had no time to consider dessert and had to rush to the Kaufman. We've had good dining experiences here before. This was a huge disappointment."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I was celebrating my birthday with 3 friends. The food was great, the service was good. It was an amazing day. Thank you"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Thanks for making our 48th wedding anniversary a memorable one! Lovely time, great food, and thank you so much for the complimentary champagne!!!! We loved the get a way to Kansas City for the night!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "As always the food, service and ambience are excellent. After dinner we received a personal tour of the Webster House by Darin Taylor, Restaurant Manager. It was great and Darin was very pleasant and accomadating."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "This is a delightful establishment and we enjoyed our lunch a great deal. The ambiance is exceptional and the shopping was fun after lunch!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Took my Grandaughter to Webster House for her 16th Birthday. What a fun time we had eating and shopping! You know you've scored a hit when sixteen year old young ladies remark how good the food is and one said this is a really cool place! Thanks for a memorable 16th Birthday lunch!$"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday at Webster House this past Saturday. The food was excellent; service good as well. Of particular note, was the Caesar salad.... Probably the freshest tasting one I ever had."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great place would recommend food was great so was service treated when we walked in and left"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "On our first trip to the Webster House we were very impressed. It is a unique and refreshing venue for dinner. Where so many restaurants are edgy in their decor the Webster House offers a beautiful traditional dining experience with just enough creativity to make it interesting for those who want to be dazzled. We had the filet and the pork shank and found both to be excellent. We will return."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The shop was a lot larger than expected which is not a bad thing. Food was great and not terribly expensive given the ambiance. Great menu and variety. I have recommended the venue to everyone"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our visit was very nice and it lived up to all my expectations. Food, wine, and service was wonderful. We had a great time in our group of 5 and we enjoyed the shopping as well."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We took our mother to Webster House for her birthday luncheon. Mom, my sister, niece, and friend went on a Saturday for lunch. The ambiance is wonderful. The meals were all well presented, service was very attentive without being intrusive. The variety of menu selections was wonderful and the preparation was spot on. I love taking friends and family to Webster House! I would highly recommend Webster House."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "From the time you enter the front door to the end of the meal, one can see the pride each staff member takes in Webster House. Although there were a few men present, the main lunch crowd on the day I dined there were ladies. It's fairly easily accessible and on a Saturday parking was easy to find and provided us with a very nice place to meet up with old friends, enjoy a nice meal and be able to hear one another as we spoke."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The asparugus salad and dessert tart were highlights, extremely delicious but everything was very good."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We were at the Chef's table. Fantastic food! Watching the line work was like watching performance art. Luckily as the evening slowed we were able to talk to the line cooks as well as the Chef. All were very personable and answered any questions we had. This is an experience I highly recommend. The food and presentation were perfect and very tasty. You cannot go wrong here."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The only downside was table location. We could not see outside since our table was against a wall, not alongside a window looking upon the beautiful city from the 2-3 floor."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I cannot believe in the time I've lived in Kansas City that this is the first time I've been to Webster House. It is absolutely beautiful in there! And the food was very good. The menu has many delicate and intricate dishes, as well as something for just about everybody. I highly recommend coming here for brunch."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was a nice escape from the typical johnson County restaurant. The shopping on the first floor was a treat for the ladies in our group. Menu choice was excellent as was the service. This would be a great place for dinner before an event at the Kauffman."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "my boy friend took me to the websster house a year ago , it is by far my favorite place i kcmo to eat.. the shrimp and grits are oh my goodness wonderful. I have reccommeded it to all my friends. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We went for Father's Day and had a lovely brunch. Great food and ambience. We have to go back for more bread pudding!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014