Café Sebastienne

4.7
1129 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
One of Kansas City's premier restaurants, Café Sebastienne combines the worlds of contemporary art and contemporary cuisine in the heart of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. The Café utilizes the season's offerings & local organic produce in creative menus. 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
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Thu, Fri 5:30 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
Ground level parking around museum. Additional lot 1/2 block north on Warwick.
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Public transit
Bus/Metro - 45th & Main
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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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LC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s a “two-for” kind of place - the great ever-changing art and the interesting delicious cuisine. I love that I can get a fantastic Rueben in the same place I can get scallops or a unique seafood offering. The soup of the day never misses. Beautiful venue for gatherings - weddings, family reunions, Mothers Day, bridal or baby showers, it’s a Kansas City hidden gem.

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a
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new chef is truly remarkable-great seasonal tastes and combinations that work beautifully. Can’t wait to come back!

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Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was out of town and had lunch in the outer area. Only thing it was noisy. Having lunch surrounded by art work was terrific. Our server was excellent and recommended several dishes, which were right on. Food fabulous, presentation excellent.

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VP
Kansas City
36 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I really enjoy the Cafe and go there often! However, it’s getting pretty pricey. My salmon lunch entree was $19 and my friend’s Reuben didn’t come with potato salad or chips.

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SB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food surrounded by great art (Kemper Museum), conveniently located in Midtown. I’m surprised so many people don’t know about this treasure!

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OT
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and attentive service. And of course viewing great art before or after eating.

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Austin
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience!

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MM
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I've been going to Cafe Sebasastienne for years and I must say I did not absolutely love it this time. The presentation, although beautiful, was just a little bit over the top, fussy. The smoked tomato soup was more like tomato puree and had not be described as the chilled soup that it was. I think the former chef created a menu of just the right balance of artfulness and a down to earth quality of the food offerings. While my main dish was very good, I missed seeing some of the old menu items.

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L
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Ruben Sandwich in town. I also repeatedly order the trout, which is excellent! I just tried the flourless chocolate cake for the first time and it was incredible.

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t
Kansas City
68 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Sunday brunch spot with swoon worthy art and great service! Delicious food as well.

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m
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Where is the wonderful, crusty French bread? Where is the Rueben sandwich?
My plate was warm, not hot; I wouldn't return it, because it was acceptable, but not the quality I am accustomed to at Café Sebastienne.

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AM
Kansas City
55 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We had brunch at Café Sebastienne. I had the shrimp and grits and my friend had the beef hash. Both were delicious! We both ordered a wine cocktail, which was also delicious. I would definitely go back for another meal! The only downside was the service. We didn’t see our server much, and he was a little slow to take our orders and bring our check.

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D
Kansas City
107 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We tried the cuisine of Cafe Sebastienne's new chef and we thought the meal was fine. I had the sea bass and my husband had the chicken and both were well prepared. The only disappointment was the wine, a Pinot Bianca from Italy. I thought it was a little sour. It did improve as it warmed from being over chilled.

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DW
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch. Fabulous food, wonderful service. You won't be diappointed.

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DF
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Nice ambiance. The food was great and the art even better.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good but more expensive than it seemed like it should have been. The wait staff was not great. I think this was just a slow time for the restaurant .

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k
Kansas City
88 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Chef, new menu....amazing flavors! Don’t miss the flatbread appetizer - it is sublime!!!

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TE
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the wait staff are excellent and the food was superb! We are planning to make this a regular once a week.

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D
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was stellar. The welcome stellar. The soup wasn't hot and not enough zing. Love the ambience .

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RH
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noisier outside than insode

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BG
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious. I took my grandma here for her birthday, and we both loved our meals.

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k
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The perfect place for a birthday lunch with a friend!

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n
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Better than ever! The new chef who started recently is doing wonderful things with local ingredients. Corn soup with mole tasted like the essence of fresh corn, and the mole with it was complex. The goat cheese appetizer with eggplant was also outstanding (much better than those things sound together). Risotto and pork shoulder were excellent. The wines by the glass are always something to look forward to. Service and hosting are always welcoming and excellent. A very good evening.

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W
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent. Wait staff outstanding, courteous, low-key. Kitchen allowed substitutions, which we greatly appreciated - fruit instead of orzo was particularly fine. We also enjoyed the well-done art tributes on the walls. Tables were a little too close together. Noise level was excellent [quiet].

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YG
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can’t top eating in such a well lit space. The staff is so professional and the food was a dream.

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SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lunch in KC to date. I will return next time I'm in KC and will certainly recommend Cafe Sebastienne to friends

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k
Kansas City
88 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely sublime!!! Amazing menu with fresh, innovative ingredients. Do not miss the flatbread with yellow beets and dukkah - We can’t wait to taste it again!

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MI
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The dishes were outstanding, great food with small flourishes that elevated the cuisine from good to positively delightful. Unlike many restaurants that take a kitchen sink approach to the cuisine, Café Sebastienne uses one or two surprising flavors that make each dish memorable. I've never been tempted to call the chef the next day and beg for a recipe, but I plan to ask how in the world he/she made the barramundi taste as good as it did.

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L
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food as usual. Not very busy. Should be based on the quality.

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BA
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a wonderful place to have that special occasion lunch/dinner/brunch.

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RW
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoyable experience. I would go back, particularly if I am in town and need to set up a business lunch.

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N
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm never disappointed at the restaurant. The menu is very creative.

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JF
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great weekend brunch!

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SW
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a serious restaurant, even though it is embedded in a museum. Excellent menu, attentive service.

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JM
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Four friends met for lunch and enjoyed our meal, shared a bottle of wine and visited to our heart's desire!!

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OT
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

For my friends birthday brunch. Her food was good, came together well. Mine although made absolutely no sense at all. I ordered the sausage which tasted like a beautiful grilled hot dog! Collard greens didn’t go well with the meal, the egg didn’t make sense and I ordered potatoes instead of grits...still didn’t mesh well. Top it off, the sauce tasted like hot wing sauce, so absolutely did not make sense. I was disappointed, but couldn’t reorder because of time.

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NW
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I enjoyed a nice lunch here before attending another event at the museum. Our meals were exquisite. The service was very nice. The staff was very welcoming.

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k
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent!

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TE
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is just a wonderful, colorful and delicious place to be.

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NH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Memorable
Up beat atmosphere
Great for friends catching up

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