Webster House

4.6
3690 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for Anniversaries
Webster House is the most unique dining experience in the Midwest and a destination spot for thousands of Kansas City visitors. Housed in a restored school house, circa 1895, Webster House is adjacent to the beautiful Kauffman Center. The first floor offers a one of a kind shopping experience with gifts, fine antiques and accessories.

The restaurant and bar, on the second floor, is one of Kansas City's most popular gathering spots for lunch, fine dining, Sunday brunch and large events. Chef Brandon Winn is famous for his innovative use of local, farm to market, products, creative American cuisine and delicious seasonal meals. Voted one of the "Top 100 Brunches in America", Webster House offers a special dining experience for any occasion as well as being family friendly. Each dish and dessert is prepared to create a symphony of flavor and freshness.


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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Shop
Mon, Tue 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Wed–Sat 10:00 am–8:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(816) 221-4713
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Brandon Winn
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Catering
Be it simple or extravagant; Webster House will work with you to create a custom menu. Webster House believes in a sense of community, and enhances each menu using only the finest ingredients from local farmers and producers. You may select from the menus in the special events packet, with a wonderful array of canapés, hot and cold hors d’ oeuvres, main courses, desserts and wedding cakes, or customize a menu to fit your specific needs. If you prefer, Webster House will bring the entire celebration to your home, office or favorite location.
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Cross street
17th
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Parking details
Webster House offers 4 private parking lots for your convenience.
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Public transit
Accessible to the main thoroughfares between Broadway and Main Streets.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Webster House resides in a landmark 1885 building that captures the charm and elegance of Kansas City’s past, and right next door is the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Webster House is dedicated to enhancing the experience of our guests, creating cherished memories with family and friends.

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OT
Kansas City
17 reviews
5.0Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got to wander around and look at the boutiques with our cocktails, as sounds of the jazz do all in the supper club came drifting down the stairs. The food 💯 was delicious. Our waiter, Dan, was such a gentleman. It was his last night before he moved to Oregon. The tuna with the coconut pineapple rice was wonderful.

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PW
Western NC
1 review
5.0Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If I could give more than 5 stars for service and ambiance I would! Beautiful place and amazing service

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m
St. Louis
9 reviews
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous experience from the moment we arrived! Staff is friendly and welcoming. Our server Dan was fabulous; knowledgeable about the food, helpful with suggestions and just the right amount of attention. We were celebrating our anniversary but I would come back often for the food and ambiance.

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KV
Kansas City
1 review
3.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Server very abrupt, not very friendly. Music too loud & about 12 other people in room & chatter was overwhelming. Could not carry on a conversation without yelling

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M
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat every time we cousins can get together And go to Webster House

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JW
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 3rd time at Webster House and it gets better every time! All of our dishes were outstanding. Some of the best calamari I’ve ever had. We can’t recommend the duck breast and the halibut enough. The server was knowledgeable, attentive, and helpful. If there is anything that could be improved, it would be the cocktails. They were good, but not to the level that properly compliments everything else about the Webster House experience.

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GH
1 review
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Webster house was perfect. Neat ambiance and very kind staff all around. We went for Saturday brunch.

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J
Philadelphia
113 reviews
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Aside from the marvelous location next to the Kaufmann Center, Webster House is gorgeous. Downstairs is a boutique; alas we had no time to shop, but it certainly looked intriguing. The service was absolutely great and the dining room we were in was stunning. As to the food, I felt that there was some over-reaching, some needlessly overcomplicated approaches to what might have been a classic dish. The calamari was excellent; our salads, just average. Two had haddock (I think); one had duck maigret (slightly overcooked with an Asian sauce that was interesting but added nothing to the richness of the duck); another had the ribeye. All was good - just not transcendental, and at this price point, that is our expectation. Desserts were only adequate. Again, needlessly complicated. A creme brûlée made from tofu seemed pointless. It was too dense, and most certainly could not have been lower calorie count than the classic! So, what was the point of that? ANYWAY, given Webster House's location, superb service, and decor, we would return. But, bring a wad of money for th experience!

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CB
1 review
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here several in a couple or part of a group, and always enjoyed it. The food is very well prepared. The waiter we had this time was especially good.

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DR
1 review
2.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Dining experience was much better in April 2016. Have you changed chefs since then?

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TL
Kansas City
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food as always. Do not let the street construction stop you from dining here. July is not as busy as other times of the year. Will be back to check out the shopping.

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DT
Kansas City
1 review
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, to die for food, and great atmosphere. Perfect spot for a date night, special occasion, or to catch up with an old friend!

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C
Kansas City
2 reviews
4.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is normally quite good, but this time I ordered a chicken liver Po’ Boy. It had too much bread and was pretty bland. I also ordered a chocolate creme brûlée, and when it arrived it was spread out all over my plate. The waitress explained that it was “deconstructed.” I would have liked to have known that in advance, because I enjoy the sugar glaze on top. I probably would have ordered a different dessert had I known. My final criticism is that the noise level, even with a smaller than usual lunch crowd, was quite high. Drapes on the windows and other noise controls would improve the ambience.

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OT
Chicago
52 reviews
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect spot for lunch or dinner before a Kaufmann Center event!

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JR
Kansas City
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is DEFINITELY a go-to restaurant for pre-Symphony meals ---- it absolutely cannot be surpassed .... the food, ambiance, service (the BEST IN KC!!!!) ..... EVERYTHING IS PERFECT - from the greeting by Darin, to Gary's service & through dessert .... it's ALL fantastic!!!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
3.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We had never been in before and weren’t sure what to expect. We left feeling like we weren’t quite fancy enough for such an upscale place. The food was beautifully plated but the taste didn’t blow me away. I love the historical building and would like to try out your brunch sometime. Service was great, thank you Kealey?

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V
Kansas City
8 reviews
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been looking for a ribeye with this quality for years inKC. Tremendous service from Danny. Excellent wine choices

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F
Kansas City
8 reviews
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had some delicious risotto and halibut. It was our first visit and we were blown away.

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JK
Kansas City
53 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed brunch on Sunday before the symphony. Everything was wonderful! One of our favorite places to dine. I had smoked salmon crepes and my wife had frittata with veggies. Delicious!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations for Father’s day and the entire experience was amazing! The staff was incredibly attentive and very helpful. The food was amazing! Very flavorful and beautifully presented. The restaurant even custom printed menus for us upon request and even wrote a special message in chocolate on the desert plate. The prices were very reasonable for the exceptional experience. I will both highly recommend them and be looking forward to my next meal at the Webster house.

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l
Kansas City
2 reviews
3.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

One if our favorite place for a special night out, but this occasion was different. Not certain if their is a new chef, but the food was not as we remembered. I had a pork chop and it did not pair well with hominy. My wife had the ribeye, but it was more of a filet, which is difficult to cook for medium. obviously we had to warm it up. Though we left we a smile on our face, it was due to enjoying each other, but not the experience we were use to.

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OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
3.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent. Menu options were great. If only the food was seasoned better. Each patron’s entree was grossly under-seasoned.

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H
Kansas City
36 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Ambience was also great. Unique historic building.

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SW
Kansas City
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience as expected. Always anticipate our next visit.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food - looked like art, and perfectly prepared. Delicious food - awesome night

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MG
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A big thank you to Darren and the staff for another great evening!

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PG
1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our cousins were visiting from Arkansas, so we wanted to find a unique place to take them for lunch. Webster House fit the bill. The drinks and food were delicious especially the salmon crepes and the potatoes that came with the biscuits and gravy and hamburger. We were able to have a quiet visit. The wait staff took very good care of us. We will definitely return.

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A
Kansas City
37 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had taken my family here for Father's Day - first time they've ever been, and they loved it! Which says a lot, as my parents are usually not big on these types of restaurants. The food and service was excellent, the atmosphere is relaxing as well as historic. My father was telling us stories about the building and the area, so he felt right at home. I would definitely recommend the Webster House for small groups as well. We stop in for brunch at least once a month, and are never disappointed. Generally, we each get a different meal, and sample each others, which works out great to get a taste of their whole menu...plus the mimosas are truly bottomless!

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l
Kansas City
23 reviews
3.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food and very accommodating to special food needs. Would prefer the main dining room and not the bar dining (somewhat loud understandably in bar area). Waiter and other staff very friendly and helpful.

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AM
Kansas City
1 review
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Webster House always dies an amazing job!

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K
Kansas City
21 reviews
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are so many wonderful and unique things there..... I just keep going back. Food is amazing, service was great and the facility is beautiful.

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f
Kansas City
11 reviews
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The menu seemed a bit limited but the items we ordered were very good.
We have often dined at Webster House before going to the Performing Arts Center.
This time we were leaving a wedding downtown and thought it would be fun just to go to Webster House for dinner. Our waiter was superb!

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner before an event downtown

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T
Kansas City
11 reviews
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wish I could give a outstanding ++++++ review score for service. The Webster House never fails to impress us every time we go. Even the shopping was wonderful.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I treated a friend for lunch at Webster House and we were delighted. Service was exceptional and the food was a symphony of beautiful tastes (a nod to the proximity of Kauffman Center). The menu is impressive and imaginative, offering a variety of dishes. Note to self: eat at Webster House more often!

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VL
Kansas City
1 review
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Webster House is such a special place. I like entertaining out-of-town guests there. They always enjoy it.

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GD
Kansas City
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always interesting menus and excellent food.

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JR
Kansas City
1 review
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and I had brunch prior to attending the matinee at the theater. I had the aquachiles, and they were absolutely delicious. The server indicated they were spicy (which was exactly what I was seeking in an entree). The team at Webster House knocked it out of the park with this very different and extremely tasty!

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MM
St. Louis
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent menu and food! Consistently excellent service!

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AB
Kansas City
5 reviews
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A great place to choose before an event at The Kauffman. Saturday brunch was very delicious, especially the French toast, which was really like good bread pudding without the whiskey sauce. Reservations are a must when there is a show. The place was very busy, and the only drawback to the ambiance is that it is noisy. Tables are close together, and the noise of conversations around is a little distracting.

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