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About Café Sebastienne
One of Kansas City's premier restaurants, Café Sebastienne combines the worlds of contemporary art & contemporary cuisine in the heart of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. The Café utilizes the season's offerings & local organic produce in her creative menus.
Kansas City, MO 64111
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Thursday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Please visit www.kemperart.org for any information regarding programs and/or entertainment.
Please call for details.
Bus/Metro - 45th & Main
Private Party Facilities:
Please call or visit www.kemperart.org for details.
Private Party Contact:
Betty Kindler: (816) 797-1544
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Café Sebastienne Ratings and Reviews
What a wonderful meal my friend and I had! I chose the pick 3 combo, which allowed me to sample a few different things. (I wanted to try them all)! The food was very fresh, appealing in presentation, and delicious! Jorge, our server, was great. Finally, I enjoyed trying the unique Olive Oil Cake, and I was NOT disappointed! I will be back!
We have treasured our past visits to Cafe Sebastienne and were eager to try it again after a lengthy hiatus. Unfortunately, our high hopes were not met by the new chef or the unsmiling servers during our Restaurant Week experience. It was painfully obvious that Chef Jennifer Maloney’s honest-yet-discerning palate no longer influences what comes out of the kitchen. Cafe Sebastienne, where is the heart—the love of good, real food?
Once again, we were so pleased with our meal at Cafe Sebastienne. Our daughter was visiting from San Francisco and we wanted a relaxing place where we could visit for brunch on Christmas Eve. And, with a tasty menu. Did I mention she doesn't eat wheat or dairy? So it was PERFECT! She ordered the trout with lentils and butternut squash puree -- it was really delicious (I did sneak a taste) and everything else we had was just as good. Want to come back and not waiting for her to visit again!
Menu was very limited. We are not a big fan of duck and it seemed there were a lot of dishes with duck. We would have ordered the steak, but you ran out. Would prefer a menu with more variety.....chicken, fish, steak, pasta.
The duck cassoulet was superb. The ambience would be terrific if you would play music that compliments the room instead of the pop music one hears at Applebee's. I notice your choices on sound in this survey are quiet, moderate and energetic. What happened to "too loud"? Light jazz or classical would go with the art.
This is one of our favorite KC restaurants for Brunch. We had another great experience
this time with four guests. The Bloody Mary got exceptionally high marks as did the food. I had a salmon benedict with two perfectly cooked poached eggs. Two in our group ordered a croissant stuffed with pastrami and cheese. That also got high marks. Our waiter was right there when we needed him and provided perfect service. The only thing I'd point out is that if you sit in the atrium area it's a little noisy. If that concerns you, opt to be seated inside.
I have heard all kinds of good reviews about this restaurant so my friends and I decided to give it a try. The ambience was very warm and cozy as we were surrounded with art on the walls. However, I was very disappointed with my order. I wanted the kobe corned beef hash and there was no presence of meat in my dish. The cocktail I had was very good though but won’t come back just for that.
This was the first time we'd eaten in the open courtyard area. So noisy! The acoustics made it challenging to hear our own conversation. Such a difference from when we sit inside as normally. The food was good, as always, but our service was a bit "less than" usual. While friendly, the server just didn't measure up. Still, a great venue for a unique meal in an artsy setting. We'll keep coming.
Trying to regain its bearings after the death of executive chef Jennifer Maloney. Sunday brunch, once by far the best in KC Metro or anywhere, now a sad afterthought. There's still the magnificent artistic and architectural setting, and intelligent service, but no firepower in the kitchen. Can't speak to lunch or dinner at this point, though the menus suggest nothing new or particularly interesting even if well-executed, a doubtful bet. Let's call it a rebuilding year in the manner of sports teams.
I ordered the creamy squash Grits. The orange colored spicy sauce served in a small bowl inside the big bowl had half spilled over my dish. Luckily I like some spice. The grits were not creamy. They were not cooked correctly. They were gritty and chewy. I told the waiter when he asked. When the waiter found out from the chef that there was agreement they were not 100% cooked, he offered a side to my already big meal.
I did order fruit, but asked for no honeydew melon. The cup came out served by a manager. His jacket reeked of cigarette smoke.
The fruit cup was half full of honeydew. I gave up.
The location is cool. The Apple Gouda sausage was very tasty. Eggs were done right. There were collard greens under the grits, also tasty.
I’d give it another try. Not overly impressed.
I appreciate creativity and beside being housed in The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art there is a lot of creativity in the food and cocktails and that comes with planning and prep. If you appreciate food, Farm to Market, locally sourced eat here and often!
We had not been to the Café in over a year, so we were looking forward to trying the new chef's dishes. She did not disappoint! The soup was incredible, the entrée delicious. Service, as always, was excellent (thank you Stacey!) It's good to see that the excellent tradition started by Jennifer Maloney continues...
Everything was what I have wanted in a meal. The flavors that the chef explored left my palette in awe. Cafe Sabastienne has a menu that would please anyone and the quality is unparalleled. The Host and wait staff were the most likely people and the ambiance is very contemporary art. I just loved every minute I spent at Cafe Sabastienne.
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