Café Sebastienne

4.5
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1233 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Café Sebastienne combines the worlds of contemporary art and 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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(816) 561-7740
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Rick Mullins
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Private party facilities
For more information about booking Café Sebastienne for your special event, call 816-753-5784 or visit kemperart.org/event-space.
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Private party contact
Betty Kindler: (816) 797-1544
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
45th
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Parking details
Complimentary ground-level parking immediately around museum, with an additional lot 1/2 block north on Warwick Boulevard.
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Public transit
Bus/Metro - 45th & Main Street
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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, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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MF
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding on all fronts!

k
Kansas City
104 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Sebastienne was such a special place to celebrate my birthday.Darby created dishes that were divine and made our evening so memorable! Thank you to Charles, Kasey, Ethan, Michael, Tim and Darby for spoiling us!!!

KC
Kansas City
34 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

It could've been a bad day, but the Cafe seemed short-staffed and the food was not up to the standards we have experienced in previous visits. Our server was knowledgable about the menu, but had too many tables to service us quickly for our orders or regularly for requests and drink refills. The food was skimpy and without much taste: for example, the corned beef sandwich had 1 small slice of corned beef on a very thin sandwich, with bread which was basically tasteless. The duck confit entree salad was small, using only chopped romaine lettuce and no other vegetables, with what was just like a small amount of shredded chicken without much flavor. For $16 each, this food was unsatisfactory. Dessert described as a lime cake with a dab of milk jam, which was delectably described by our server as a caramelized dab over tender cake ornamented by an airy lavender poof, was tiny with less than a "dab" of the caramel so as to be impossible to taste it and very dry cake, again just like a flavorless angel food cake. The ornament was a bit of cotton candy, not very ornamental and not adding much flavor. Overall, very disappointing.

J
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very satisfied. Will be back and I will highly recommend it my family and friends.

PD
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The cafe is in a museum with good food and some alcohol options. Worth checking out for the vibe alone.

OT
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was very disappointing. Carrot soup was as thin as water. Tasty but unappealing in texture. Salad was wet soggy lettuce and some dirty radishes. The world is your oyster when it comes to vegetable selection........how about some shaved fresh fennel, some hearts of palm or anything fresh and crisp? This restaurant restaurant needs to up its game.

C
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a creative and unique place to have a meal plus view the gallery. The food is excellent and so is the service. But what makes this place truly an event is the artwork everywhere you look. We had a wonderful time looking at everything and talking about what we saw.

k
Kansas City
104 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonight’s meal was simply sublime...possibly the most delicious meal we have ever enjoyed at Cafe Sebastienne! The dishes are innovative and ingredients are fresh and seasonal! The mushroom dish was divine.

S
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Cafe Sebastienne many times. This occasion was brunch. We always ask for a table where Charles will serve us. He is charming, efficient, and knows his menu.

SL
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Our waiter was absolutely horrible. Food was good but very overpriced. Will not return

J
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The trio of soup, salad, and sandwich is a great deal...the Rueben was so good!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch

GM
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely day and a dining experience to match

MQ
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I enjoy the experience every time I go there to eat. Charles is an excellent waiter, always remembers the wine I like. This time the menu was a little confusing, with minimal explanation. Would have liked a little more detail.

ED
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a beautiful place, surrounded by art. Nice and quiet so you can carry on a conversation. Servers are attentive and professional, knowledgable. And the food is just outstanding from a surprise amuse bouche through the salad, entree, and dessert. A wonderful restaurant.

DR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The bread for the egg sandwich must had been toasted the day before. It was not edible
The Waiter was very attentive and brought a basket of bread and deducted the item from our bill. The other two Walleye meals were excellent

LR
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef, management, waiter all fabulous and gave us a lot of attention. Food was superb- gorgeous, inventive and delicious!!!! Great job

m
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Soup/outstanding. Ordered just a cup. Salad, yummy. Friend was pleased with French Toast/Bacon, half order. The correct amount.

OT
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WONDERFUL AND THE FOOD WAS AWESOME!!

B
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good - quite innovative. The wait staff was great explaining the different offerings; very attentive, but not overbearing. The chef came out and chatted looking for any good or bad feedback and was very excited about some of the new dishes that are coming up. This is an intimate, fun environment where it's quiet enough to have a good conversation.

MC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Our meal was from the Sunday brunch menu. My husband ordered monkfish and was given no warning the the portions would be tiny. He was served about 4 oz of fish on top of a smear of sweet potato and literally 2 Brussels sprouts cut in half. The waiter saw his look of dismay and quickly offered a side of potato. The space is lovely and staff are friendly but “small plates” should not be on the menu as a meal.

AP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great brunch . Food, service atmosphere always superb . Also don't pass up starting with the scones . They are always a treat .

M
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I loved the ambiance of setting in the main dining room with all the interpretative art. I loved the duck dish and would do it again. Keep growing the menu and add a special on Thursday nights!

M
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch. Love the reuben sandwich and carrot salad

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite brunch spot in KC! I love the sunlit indoor patio and the food is always perfect. Great friendly staff as well.

HR
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fast service, and a beautiful location!

JW
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere. You will not have a bad meal here. Chef Rick Mullins brings his persistent A game and charm to every plate.

KC
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful lunch experience! The crab cakes were perfect and my ginger vinaigrette mint salad was full of flavor. Loved our server.

TM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We adore Cafe Sebastienne! The “new” chef is doing a great job!

RM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go to restaurant for business meetings, and the sunny atrium was delightful. The trout was amazing.

MF
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was unreal. I got the Kobe corned beef hash and a Gin Collins, and everything was perfect. My dining companions and I are still raving about how phenomenal everything was!

DH
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The overall experience was good. The sides I ate were delicious, particularly the empanadas. I thought the flat bread wasa bit odd. But, of course, that's simply a matter of taste.

SP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and fabulous atmosphere! Just fabulous all round!

SK
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brunch: Delicious food for adults and kids. Fun atmosphere. Will definitely go back!

OT
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New chef is great.

JB
Kansas City
61 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious lunch before art. Wonderful waiter. Most enjoyable.

N
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is KC’ s best restaurant. My best to all at Cafe Sebastienne.

TG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went for Valentine’s Day. It was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the art exhibits made it a memorable night for both of us. Would recommend Cafe Sebastienne to anyone.

R
Kansas City
46 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Server had some problems, must have forgotten our order we were literally the 1st people in when they opened and others had their main course and dessert before we ever even got our meal and only then after asking twice. The wine for wine pairing for the 1st 2 courses was delivered after we had completely finished the courses. Manager was very kind and gave us a gift certificate for another visit. This is the 1st time we've ever had this much trouble. We truly enjoy this restaurant.

J
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delightful. Unique. Artsy. Comfortable. Food better than expected. One small weakness, wines mediocre.

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