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Café Sebastienne

4.6
1100 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
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: Tuesday–Friday: 11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.; Dinner: Thursday and Friday: 5:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.; Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
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Phone number
(816) 561-7740
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Remy Ayesh
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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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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, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1100 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

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

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great weekend brunch!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Food was excellent!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Memorable
Up beat atmosphere
Great for friends catching up

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We had brunch on 5/6 before the Opera. As usual, the service was excellent and the food as well. The Cafe is probably my favorite restaurant in KC. I recommend or choose this restaurant whenever possible.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Dinner here on Friday night was outstanding! From start to finish. The spinach salad with warm poached egg was perfectly done. We had the halibut as our entrée...again the fish was moist and the accompaniments were perfect. Finally dessert, a coconut cake that was so yummy. The service was very professional. This is such a wonderful restaurant in a unique setting. We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I have been going to the Café, located inside the Kemper Museum for years. The wonderful food changes monthly, service is always 5star, always great wines & cocktails to choose from. This visit my friend & I ate dinner after a free one hour concert just outside the café. Thursday and Friday nights dinner is served; lunch Tuesdays thru Saturdays; Sunday Brunch is always popular!!!

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Enjoy visiting the Nelson Art Museum and this is a handy spot for lunch. lunch was nothing special and over priced for what we ordered. Presentation was also nothing to gain special attention. Don't thing we will return.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

From the moment we arrived we felt totally in your care. Charles, our server, was wonderfully attentive to our needs and his timing was perfect. The food was terrific.

Having a transactional conversation over lunch while looking at art creates an atmosphere unduplicated in Kansas City. Already looking forward to the next visit.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

For delicious food and great service, the best restaurant in Kansas City!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I love this restaurant. I went to brunch 2 Saturdays in a row, first for my sister’s birthday and the second time for my Mom’s birthday.
The service was great on both occasions. The salmon Benny was delicate and elegant, with wonderful flavors. The second time, I had the trout omelet. It was very good. We had a dessert to share, on both occasions. The lemon cake and a triple layered chocolate with pistachios. Both delivered the desired decadence.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very tasty, gourmet cuisine. Great service. A bit on the pricy side. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had an amazing dinner which included: arugula salad, Indian chicken soup, the halibut entree and a coconut cake. The service was great. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Always a great meal in a gracious setting. Wonderful staff give a personal touch and excellent wine recommendations. The country French food is perfectly prepared and a constant delight with a variety of tastes. Very easy and fast drive from Johnson County.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Really good flavorful food with art center atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We love the setting and the bonus museum special art exhibits! Food is very good. Avoid the bison which was unusually fatty and had no taste.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It was really cool in the interior cafe ...very uncomfortable.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went here for Easter Brunch--great food and drink! Very nice service too---very enjoyable venue--Coconut Tres Leches Cake is so good! Loved our experience!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent chef; really good food. Tastes like a 4-star restaurant.

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2.0Dined on March 23, 2018

For years, Cafe Sebastianne has been one of my favorite places to showcase Kansas City for lunch or dinner, as the food was reliably fabulous, and the museum is perfect for a short walk around after a meal. The selection of menu items were poor and few. The two dishes we ate, one a salmon special and the other, a chicken dish, were so sub-par, I would suggest it was level with hospital cafeteria food, maybe worse. It was a huge disappointment on so many levels. Until something major has changed and been reviewed, I will not return to eat, nor will I recommend it to anyone. So sad o say goodbye, Cafe Sebastianne!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Quiet elegant food okay limited menu service average

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We love Cafe Sebastienne and go there often but this time food was so so. I had the chicken and it was not all that tasty and the rice was dry and had no flavor at all. Others with us commented food not as good as usual. Our service was excellent as always

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Our Rueben and Greens ans Grains sandwiches were yummy ans orzo too.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

While our server was superbly professional, achieving that difficult to strike balance of being attentive without hovering, our food was a bit disappointing, especially given the high expectations set by our past meals at Cafe Sebastienne. Presentation was particularly lacking, with two of our party's entrees looking more like homestyle diner-fare than fine dining.
The menu was not as balanced and varied as in the past, and the dessert program could benefit from an upgrade. The wine by the glass list is still good, though they were out of the first choice for one of the guests in our party.
Stellar service saved this particular experience, and we will dine here again, hoping that the kitchen was just having an "off" day. That happens to everyone.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The decor is exceptional and just what you'd expect at a contemporary art museum. Very nice variety of food options at acceptable price points. Service was a bit scatter brained but not bad. I'd go back again when in KC.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great always pleased.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Warm, inviting, excellent service and food. Healthy and changing menu. Great location .

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Really enjoyed our first visit and we will be back. Great choice for Sunday brunch. We enjoyed very much the mural/homages to artists that surrounded us in the dining room. Only thing that could be improved is the acoustics---with all the hard surfaces, it is very noisy and hard to converse.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We love this restaurant. And everything about it. The food, Ambience and service are all second to none.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was good but service was excellent. One of the guest's quiche was on the small side and when the server came over right after food was delivered she noticed this and went to kitchen and brought back a nice size serving that was very tasty.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Good food and ambiance. Waitperson was unpleasant.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We have visited Cafe Sebastienne for a number of years. The occasions have been
business lunches, special occasions, and friend get-togethers. The atmosphere is
so appealing and the menu is unique. Service is great!

If you are a reuben sandwich lover, you can't beat the reuben at Cafe Sebastienne!

The only negative is the noise level in the atrium area. We love the sunny atmosphere,
but have a bit of problem hearing conversations when seated there.

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