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Café Sebastienne

4.5
4.5
1132 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (816) 561-7740

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Rick Mullins

  • Private party facilities

    For more information about booking Café Sebastienne for your special event, call 816-753-5784 or visit kemperart.org/event-space.

  • Private party contact

    Betty Kindler: (816) 797-1544

  • 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, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,132 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. MF

    MFinVA

    Richmond

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding on all fronts!
  2. k

    k2b2

    Kansas City

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!!!
  3. KC

    KCduo

    Kansas City

    39 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    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.
  4. J

    Joseph

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very satisfied. Will be back and I will highly recommend it my family and friends.
  5. PD

    PDJ12

    Kansas City

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The cafe is in a museum with good food and some alcohol options. Worth checking out for the vibe alone.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    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.
  7. C

    Cheryl

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  8. k

    k2b2

    Kansas City

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  9. S

    Shera

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  10. SL

    SLW1

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Our waiter was absolutely horrible. Food was good but very overpriced. Will not return
  11. J

    Jana

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The trio of soup, salad, and sandwich is a great deal...the Rueben was so good!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter brunch
  13. GM

    GeneM

    Kansas City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely day and a dining experience to match
  14. MQ

    MargareteQ

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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.
  15. ED

    EricD

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  16. DR

    DavidR

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    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
  17. LR

    LauraR

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef, management, waiter all fabulous and gave us a lot of attention. Food was superb- gorgeous, inventive and delicious!!!! Great job
  18. m

    muncher

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Soup/outstanding. Ordered just a cup. Salad, yummy. Friend was pleased with French Toast/Bacon, half order. The correct amount.
  19. AS

    AdrianS

    Fayetteville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WONDERFUL AND THE FOOD WAS AWESOME!!
  20. B

    Bill

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    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.
  21. MC

    MerrileeC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    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.
  22. AP

    AnthonyP

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great brunch . Food, service atmosphere always superb . Also don't pass up starting with the scones . They are always a treat .
  23. M

    Missionhillsks

    Kansas City

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    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!
  24. M

    Monja

    Kansas City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch. Love the reuben sandwich and carrot salad
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite brunch spot in KC! I love the sunlit indoor patio and the food is always perfect. Great friendly staff as well.
  26. HR

    HollyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, fast service, and a beautiful location!
  27. JW

    JacobW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic atmosphere. You will not have a bad meal here. Chef Rick Mullins brings his persistent A game and charm to every plate.
  28. KC

    KCdiners

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a delightful lunch experience! The crab cakes were perfect and my ginger vinaigrette mint salad was full of flavor. Loved our server.
  29. TM

    TedMartin

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We adore Cafe Sebastienne! The “new” chef is doing a great job!
  30. RM

    RebeccaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my go to restaurant for business meetings, and the sunny atrium was delightful. The trout was amazing.
  31. MF

    MadelineF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  32. DH

    DavidH

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    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.
  33. SP

    SPDGOH

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and fabulous atmosphere! Just fabulous all round!
  34. SK

    StephK

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Brunch: Delicious food for adults and kids. Fun atmosphere. Will definitely go back!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New chef is great.
  36. JB

    JBS9

    Kansas City

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Delicious lunch before art. Wonderful waiter. Most enjoyable.
  37. N

    Nageur

    Kansas City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is KC’ s best restaurant. My best to all at Cafe Sebastienne.
  38. TG

    TheresaG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    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.
  39. R

    Romantic

    Kansas City

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    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.
  40. J

    Jerry

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delightful. Unique. Artsy. Comfortable. Food better than expected. One small weakness, wines mediocre.

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Café Sebastienne is rated 4.5 stars by 1132 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    45th

  • Neighborhood

    Kansas City

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • 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

    Rick Mullins

  • 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 Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (816) 561-7740

  • Private party facilities

    For more information about booking Café Sebastienne for your special event, call 816-753-5784 or visit kemperart.org/event-space.

  • Private party contact

    Betty Kindler: (816) 797-1544

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