Westport Cafe & Bar
Westport Cafe & Bar

Westport Cafe & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://westportcafeandbar.com/
  • Phone: (816) 931-4740
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm – 1:00am
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Westport Cafe & Bar
In Paris, the café serves as the center for social interaction. It’s a place where writers, artists, businessmen, and people of all stripes congregate-- to talk, entertain each other, or simply pass the time while enjoying a basic meal, tea, or coffee. In the same tradition, the American tavern serves as the location for the interchange of news and opinions among townspeople, for the sale of solacing liquors, or perhaps for the incidental sociability. Westport Café & Bar is where Parisian café meets classic American Tavern.

Westport Café & Bar offers an American menu with classic French inspiration and preparations. Simple, quality ingredients are braised, grilled, poached, confit, or cured in the same old-world technique that has been practiced by the masters for years. Filet of branzino a la mueniere, pommes frites, sauce béarnaise, roasted chicken grand mere, sauce béchamel, croque monsieur, salads nicoise and lyonnaise.

We look forward to your visit.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Westport Cafe & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (37)neighborhood gem (36)great for brunch (28)vibrant bar scene (15)special occasion (13)romantic (12)hot spot (12)great for lunch (10)late-night find (8)good for groups (7)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Friday night at WC& B
    allllllllllllllllllllllll
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Westport Café & Bar is one of our favorite cafes. We always seem to have very good service there and I like their unique martini glasses. This night we started with our favorite appetizer, mussels with fennel and tomato broth. Very tasty. My wife had the trout entrée and I had their hamburger with gyerre cheese and grilled onions with fries. Best fries anywhere. I am stuck on this meal and need to change my ways to take advantage of some of my other favorites. Fun dining experience!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Still the best happy hour in town with great service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will not go back
    Adeline
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I ordered a quite expensive trout that came in a dish with lots of oil and a few pieces of potatoes. The fish was basically swimming in oil. I'm French and I was looking forward to eat a dish from a classic French bistro but I've never been so disappointed. I will never go back and will not recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliably Outstanding
    Jimmy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Energetic bar. Fabulous food. Mussels in coconut curry sauce, Arctic char, Little James Basket wine and bread pudding are musts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Brunch Experience
    kcfood
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Everything on the brunch menu looked tasty, it was difficult deciding WHAT to order. Everyone's food was beyond yummy. We enjoyed the apple fritters and mussels for our starter and that was a great way to enjoy our brunch of food-indulgence. Crepe Madam was divine and the hashbrowns were cooked to perfection. The chocolate breadpudding was awesome and I love how your meal comes with your choice of breakfast cocktail, softdrink or coffee. The only negative was we never had a refill on coffee or were asked if we wanted more cocktails. Overall and amazing experience, can't wait to go back and take new friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch on Brunch on Brunch
    actuallymrj
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Fantastic food, fantastic beverages. Could stand to offer an unlimited mimosa option for brunch for those of us that don't like to spend $6 per.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch at Westport
    48thand8th
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    the Westport Bar is a popular spot and it was crowded. Our reservations were honored immediately and drinks were offered. The service was great. They were very attentive even though it was crowded. The chef messed up two of our orders, but the manager was very apologetic and took the charge off of our bill. My French toast was outstanding and I will definitely return for another great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    TGW1VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was my first time at Westport Bar & Cafe. The food was excellent as was the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    SchnitelStar
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    this restaurant did not live up to its reputation for us. The food was only so-so and was very expensive and in no way compared with other French cuisine places we have eaten at.
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  • Westport cafe and bar is awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My favorite place in Westport. Food is excellent, great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun Brunch!
    kimkali
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Totally enjoyed special Sunday brunch! Lots of awesome menu items and free mimosa with brunch was so good! Had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not impressed
    oscar123VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Was a little disappointed in food and overall experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marcel
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Fourth time I've been here and again the service was really good, the food was delicious (chicken confit was really tender, cauliflower puree really tasty and ricotta appetizer very good) and the cocktails always good. A never disappointing date place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family reunion
    allllllllllllllllllllllll
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My brother from Washington DC and my sister from Nebraska were in town so my wife and I took them to WC&B for dinner. My sister is reluctant to try new things but she tasted her first mussel. We like the mussels with fennel and tomato broth. They were very good as usual but didn't impress her so much. She did think her chicken palitore (sp?) was very good as was my brothers Arctic char. I had the hamburger with guyere cheese and grilled onions and frites. I have a hard time not ordering this as it is always delicious. My wife is the same with the arugula salad and carrot soup. Our server has been there for a while and did an excellent job as he normally does. We were all pleased with our choice for dining out.
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  • not so great service, poor food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The waitress was not all that great. We tried really hard to get her attention, while she was providing more service to the table right next to ours, barely looking our way.
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  • KEH2
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great spot for brunch! Had the lemon ricotta pancakes which were amazing despite one of the pancakes being slightly burnt. Service was lovely and quick. It's a small space so it does get crowded and noisy easily. Charming ambiance though. Def recommend making a reservation for brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal
    tallyhoVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The steak frites and croque monsieur are always good. The service is prompt and the venue is very lively. Good for groups!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Westport Cafe abd Bar - Brunch
    AMB12
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great brunch spot! Lively atmosphere and great menu. I had probably one of the best bloody Mary's here I've ever had. Sweet and tangy up front, spicy and peppery at the end. Yum!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very good and romantic place to eat. Too many tables by the bathrooms however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Bar Food
    JMMHVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I generally do not like bar food. But this neighborhood place has good food. They serve Arugula for their salad, will honor your allergies, and seem to use quality ingredients. Will go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • romantic
    LoganVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Perfect for a romantic Sunday brunch. Delicious food & great service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun at WC & B
    allllllllllllllllllllllll
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We always enjoy the Westport Café and Bar although my wife and I hadn't been there for a while. The bistro is located in the Westport area which has an active bar and restaurant scene and people watching is always part of the fun. Many younger people with their fashion statements and ink as well as all other ages and types. We love to share the mussels as an appetizer, this time the mussels with roasted tomato and shallots. My wife had the spicy carrot soup and an arugula salad and I had the pasta au poive with a soft fried egg on top. Very tasty. Can't wait to go back.
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  • Good French Inspired Cuisine
    RobandTeri
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were a group of four that visited this small restaurant. The curried mussels and ravioli stuffed with peas are excellent starters. These are some of the best we have seen, especially for the reasonable prices. I think that the mussels, which arrived in a large bowl, were around $12. We all had either the filet, steak or short ribs and they were cooked well. The wine list is small, but the selections are reasonably priced. There is also a good after dinner selection of sweets to try. I wish that they had an espresso machine to finish off the meal, but overall, we found that this is a very nice French inspired restaurant. It is also easy on the wallet, so we will be back to visit the Westport Cafe & Bar again. Great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!
    goodeats
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Never have a bad time there, food and service is always good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have Patience and It Will Come!
    HillerinoVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We arrived and our hostess seemed to be everywhere but in the present. I felt like whatever I said to her was not getting through and found myself clarifying what I was saying. The waitress was fine - she seemed to know the menu but wasn't the friendliest and like the hostess, I got the impression that she wasn't sure she wanted to be there. The food - It took 45 minutes from taking the order to being served. The shrimp and polenta were good - not great. Overall, maybe they were all having an off day - I will credit them that one and will try one more time down the road but as a whole, not impressed. Just another place to eat where the people really don't care if you are there or not.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun2trynewplacesVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A group of 4 had a very enjoyable dining experience. We shared a bowl of mussels which were some of the best we have ever had. The entrees were all very good and the Artic Char was especially good. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little underwhelmed
    Sarita
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went with another couple and was inspired by menu and reviews, but there were several things that were just off that night. We ordered the mussels and half of the order was served with closed mussels. Cocktails are small for the price. They were out of the scallop risotto. The tuna salad was overcooked. Things listed on the online menu are no longer on the menu. Kind of a let down. Westport needs a good place with this menu that can deliver.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super noisy, super salty
    Hankster
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The Westport Cafe is shaped like a bent dumbbell; dining room at either end, with a hallway between and a couple of tables there. We were seated in the "hallway" which was extremely noisy, having hard tile and brick walls on either side. I started with escargot which turned out to be the usual 6 snails in the six dimples of a ceramic dish. The were literally swimming in a butter sauce, far more than I'm used to. They tasted okay, but that butter.... My friend had the Boudin sausage which she found a bit tough. She next had an undistinguished Croque Monsieur with frites. The person who sent those out had a VERY heavy hand with the salt shaker. Tasty frites, but that salt.... I had the Tuna Nicoise salad that I liked a great deal!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    KSSailor
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I was browsing Open Table for dinner on the spur of the moment and, based on the reviews, took a chance with a place I had heard nothing about from friends. So pleased! We shared escargot for an appetizer then share bites of our dinners. I had the trout and my son had the hamburger. Both were top notch. We even splurged on dessert and enjoyed the profiteroles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing stop.
    MudgeVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My wife and daughter wanted to go out and I decided to try somewhere new. Things seemed good with the complementary Bellinis, and we were looking forward to our entrees. My wife ordered the Norwegian Benedict, which was really quite good. Our daughter ordered the biscuits with sausage gravy, which was at least inoffensively tasteless. The biscuits were more the texture of English muffins, and the sausage had little flavor. My Crepe Madame was so filled with mustard that there was almost no other flavor. We also had almost a tablespoonful of hash browns with each of our meals. It may have been just a bad day, but we were disappointed.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 351 reviews are from the Westport Cafe & Bar reviews archive.
  • Fun, Friendly and French
    JennieVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    A French Restaurant in Westport! Excellent service, inspired menu, and superb food. This is truly a gem in a city that generally does not appreciate French Cuisine. It is relatively small so make reservations and an amazing happy hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bunk
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    It is a very attractive restaurant and bar. The staff is quite friendly and accommodating to requests for changes to choices on the menu. The food is good and is moderately priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Ajduff
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We came here for my wife's birthday and were pleasantly surprised for our first visit to Westport Cafe. She had the Arctic char while I had the burger with gruyere and grilled onion. The char was cooked perfectly along with green beans and spinach. The burger was ordered medium and was cooked accordingly - the onions and gruyere were great with a delicious mustard-based sauce on the side. Service was quick and friendly. We had a nice Pinot Noir at a reasonable price as well. Needless to say, this was one of the best meals we've had in Westport and will be back to try more of their tantalizing offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bastille Day Celebration
    GabyEatsVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We love Westport Cafe for many occasions, but Bastille Day is extra celebratory! 3-course prix fix with wine pairings was perfect. The staff staged the event perfectly too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is delicious...
    SoulMomma
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Ordered the lemon pancakes and apple fritters. YUM. Pancake expert here and one of the best pancake experiences ever. Ordered a Bloody Mary and it was one of the best I've had as well. I went with my sister's and 15 month old nephew for brunch. There are not enough booths and the tables are too close together. If comfort factor doesnt bother you...not a big deal. The host saw we had a toddler and didn't offer a high chair and we had to get it ourselves. It's kid friendly to a extent but it would have been more accommodating had host helped with the high chair instead of us having to hunt one down. However our server was very nice and attentive. Overall it was a good food experience and will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for brunch
    ChadVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Had planned to go somewhere for brunch and drinking on what was supposed to be a rainy Saturday. The good was quickly served and tasty. I had the Norwegian eggs Benedict which came with a complementary brunch cocktail. There was a great open bar area, but unfortunately with a busy brunch time it wasn't a good place to just chill and have a few drinks
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This was a Friday evening dinner. Very good service. The ricotta gnocchi starter was excellent. My seared tuna salad was ok but nothing special. My wife really liked the grilled cheese sandwich. Good pour on the wines. Narrow small space but reasonable comfortable -- several tables front along services or bathroom areas.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • allieb
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    They were very nice when we called to say we'd be late due to traffic. The restaurant was not crowed when we got there and so it was not an issue. Our waitress was knowledgeable and pleasant and listened, gave us time to make choices and was attentive to refilling water and any other needs we might have had. Even at this 6:45 time they were out of a couple of menu items, which was a bit dismaying. Food was tasty, portions were good--not huge, but definitely not tiny as some may think in French restaurants. It was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Westport Cafe & Bar
    BERGRVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our party of two enjoyed Saturday brunch. The Crepe was delicious! The eggs Benedict was just as tasty. Absolutely must have their Mimosa! THE best!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious. Casual. Cosmopolitan.
    CherryPie
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The modern cocktail list is to die for. I recommend the trout, the steak, and the berries with cream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.