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Café Sebastienne, Kansas City, MO
Café Sebastienne, Kansas City, MO
Café Sebastienne, Kansas City, MO
Café Sebastienne, Kansas City, MO
Café Sebastienne, Kansas City, MO

Café Sebastienne

4.1
4.1
1165 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Café Sebastienne combines the worlds of contemporary art and delicious cuisine in the heart of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Local. Fresh. Seasonal. Café Sebastienne features organic and sustainable ingredients in thoughtful Midwest dishes. Menus are complemented not only by the aesthetic setting, but also the eclectic wine list featuring natural, organic and sustainable wines. Visit kemperart.org/cafe for more information!

The Cafe offers two unique settings to dine in: an intimate dining room with floor-to-ceiling installation of more than 100 paintings by Frederick James Brown and a natural light-filled enclosed courtyard. For groups of 10 or more, please email us at specialevents@kemperart.org. Semi-private spaces are available to rent for different occasions like bridal and baby showers, birthdays, and special moments.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Café
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (816) 457-6172
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Terri Allen
  • Catering
    Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art provides a unique and inspiring setting for a variety of meetings and events. Great food & exceptional service are provided by Inspired Occasions Catering. A true destination where guests have the opportunity to explore the galleries while hosting a private event. For information email specialevents@kemperart.org.
  • Neighborhood
    Kansas City
  • Cross street
    45th
  • Parking details
    Complimentary ground-level parking immediately around museum, with an additional lot 1/2 block north on Warwick Boulevard.
  • Public transit
    Bus/Metro - 45th & Main Street
  • Entertainment
    Please visit www.kemperart.org for information on special events, the Café Dinner Series, ongoing exhibitions, public programs, and performances.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,165 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Great for brunch

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Innovative

  • Kansas City / Kansas

    Great for scenic views

  • Kansas City, MO

    Great for brunch

  • Kansas City, MO

    Innovative

  • Kansas City, MO

    Great for scenic views

1,165 Reviews
  1. TomR

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Shocked by how much it has changed over the last two years.

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  2. LisaMarieH

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    andy was our server and was absolutely wonderful. They made sure we had a great experience and made great recs

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  3. MLSmith

    Kansas City

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was divine and our server,Andy was exceptional

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  4. Food4thought

    Kansas City

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We brought our 3-year old granddaughter to introduce her to art. She mostly enjoyed our pita bread and chicken fingers and the numerous paintings in the Cafe. We enjoyed delicious butternut squash soup. The museum was a “hit” with our little guest.

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  5. Patty

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken chili was delicious. It is not the same as it was years ago but it was good but it was a bit pricey. I would come again

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  6. WilliamC

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    terrific lunch. we need to remember to go back. wish you were open for dinner

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  7. CarlaR

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the trout/avocado toast. It was definitely lacking in avocado spread. The trout was good. For the price, it was not a good value. Portion was small. The ambiance is wonderful and the service was OK. Unfortunately, there was only one server on Sunday for lunch, so he was working hard, but tough to keep up with service of everyone. Not sure I would go back.

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  8. EliseR

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This used to be my favorite restaurant with a creative offering of delicious food, but my most recent experience was disappointing, in all regards

    1 person found this helpful

  9. TinaS

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the salmon, which was perfectly prepared. While it was somewhat noisy, the four of us easily carried on a conversation.

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  10. KevinW

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I chose to order a salad and a salmon entree and split them for lunch, and the server was kind enough to bring us a third plate to help move things around on our plates. Salad and salmon were both fantastic, service was great, and being surrounded by art is always wonderful.

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  11. CrissyTravels

    Greater Boston

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great choice for artistic ambience! Nic menu, varied selections.

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  12. ChristyK

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal food and excellent service - we will definitely be back!

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  13. Gamacawa

    Kansas City

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Looked like there were a more people than expected at Saturday brunch. We had early reservations, so we were well cared for. Some nearby guests expressed dissatisfaction with the long wait. I'm sure the staff did all they could, and the food coming out looked as good as ours had. Kudos to the staff.

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  14. Carolg

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good but menu was pretty thin on options. I had the Chicken Caprese and my friend ordered the Salmon. The service was excellent and touring the galleries before lunch made for a nice outing. Definitely will return.

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  15. LisaB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Simply sad, have loved this spot for many years but at this point they should just shut it down. We arrived for brunch at 11:30am there were very few diners, we made our order for a party of 6 and a little while later they came back to tell us they were out of eggs. What... at the early half of brunch in a mostly empty room there were no eggs? Well they tried to make the it stretch for our birthday brunch party of 6. But food was not even close to being up to the standard of their great past. Each of us had dined there before more than once and it was just sad to see how a once great brunch/lunch and dinner spot brought so low.

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  16. JohnL

    Kansas City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After a rocky return from the pandemic, Cafe Sebastienne is back to the great food and service we were used to. Share the French Toast as a starter…amazing!

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  17. SoloDiner

    London

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A cozy cafe away from the noise of holiday shoppers. It’s nice to tour the galleries before or after a pleasant lunch. The BLT was perfectly composed on grilled super grainy bread. Service was impeccable and the cafe is as art filled as the neighboring galleries. Much enjoyed!

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  18. PaulS

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a nice place to meet friends from out of town and they were impressed.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    There was no music playing. This just seemed awkward and unusual. Everything else was great.

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  20. Coleman

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a pleasant place to meet and talk and enjoy a tasty bite of contemporary art. Food is beautifully presented and delicious. Did not realize Saturday menu is much lighter brunch fare than weekday lunch menu.

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  21. MegL

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a beautiful place to enjoy a lovely meal at brunch on Sunday. We had a variety of items on the menu and enjoyed everything including delicious bloody Mary’s. Definitely a must do for a long weekend in Kansas City.

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  22. Kate

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed our brunch & server very much on Saturday!

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  23. Bunny

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food/flavor was excellent but very small portions.

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  24. Coleman

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty (but limited) entree offerings in quiet, classy setting. The cafe is a great way to start or end a self-guided tour of this always stimulating museum. Quiet, conversation-friendly dining with excellent service.

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  25. Tyler

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was very pleasant. The service was great. The food was fantastic. I cannot wait to go back again.

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  26. CyFan

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Unique venue. Food was fabulous. Had a business lunch and we were able to chat and enjoy our time together.

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  27. Pedro

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and food! Fried French Toast was amazing!

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  28. JLKC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Place was empty. French toast and biscuits and gravy took 40 minutes to come out. Won’t be back.

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  29. PamelaG

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Chef here is outstanding in the range of seletions on the menu and the quality of the food. I took 6 friends from all around the US and they were quite impressed with our brunch here.

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  30. KathrynF

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a sanctuary where we can share time with friends, appreciate art, and get inspired and recharged.

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  31. Brian

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant was once one of our top favorites in Kansas City, but it has really floundered in recent years. This time, we went at the start of brunch service. The kitchen was unable to prepare several menu items (salmon, french toast, fried potatoes, espresso drinks...) due to unavailable ingredients and broken equipment, resulting in almost everyone at the table having to go with a second or third choice of meals. The food itself is no longer as good as it was, and the dishes haven't improved especially for as long as they've been on the menu. We've given it several strikes now, and I highly doubt we'll be going back. Sad to lose such a beautiful space.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. Wood

    Kansas City

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service. Always enjoy my time here

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  33. FowlerJ

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Small menu, done well. Wonderful venue and ambience.

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  34. Marsha

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for conversation to catch up with friends—quiet with excellent food and excellent service.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A unique option for dining. The art is amazing. The food and service were mediocre. However we came for the experience, which still made it worth the experience.

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  36. PattieW

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our brunch at Cafe Sebastianne! Our sweet potato hash, avocado toast with smoked trout and strawberry salad with chicken were all superb! The service was great! You just can't beat having brunch with a paloma or bloody mary surrounded by art ... was a perfect start to the day!

    1 person found this helpful

  37. yummy

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The salmon and salad were delicious. We were at the end of the lunch hour so it was quiet and restful. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Environment was lovely.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. homechef

    Omaha

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Entirely satisfied with a great hummus trio plate, the wild mushroom hummus and beet hummus especially good. With the strawberry, goat cheese & greens salad, we were just right!

    1 person found this helpful

  39. KDoc

    Kansas City

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have always love this restaurant. We had a great brunch there on 8/6. Very quiet, great sweet potato corn bread❤️, Andy was an excellent server. Nothing like a stroll through gallery after lunch.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. Kyatt

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great food! And lovely environment as well; so open and bright!

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Café Sebastienne is rated 4.1 stars by 1165 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Café Sebastienne

4420 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    45th
  • Neighborhood
    Kansas City
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Café
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary ground-level parking immediately around museum, with an additional lot 1/2 block north on Warwick Boulevard.
  • Public transit
    Bus/Metro - 45th & Main Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Terri Allen
  • Entertainment
    Please visit www.kemperart.org for information on special events, the Café Dinner Series, ongoing exhibitions, public programs, and performances.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (816) 457-6172
  • Catering
    Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art provides a unique and inspiring setting for a variety of meetings and events. Great food & exceptional service are provided by Inspired Occasions Catering. A true destination where guests have the opportunity to explore the galleries while hosting a private event. For information email specialevents@kemperart.org.
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