Webster House

4.6
3770 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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Wed - Thu 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:00PM - 8:00PM

What 3770 People Are Saying
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SM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mother here for brunch before the symphony. We loved it! Although a bit pricey for our budget (we knew that going in and planned accordingly) we were both surprised to see reasonably priced items we could pick from. The portions were excellent. Many times high priced restaurants charge more and give you less. That was not the case at Webster House. We both left full and happy. Our waitress Danielle was very prompt and courteous. She wasn't in our face but always just a moment away. Wonderful experience all around.

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SC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely excellent! The staff truly go above and beyond to accommodate you. Words can not express just how wonderful the food, atmosphere and staff really are. I highly recommend this place!

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OT
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service by our server Michelle. The food was delicious. We had the burger and someone had the chicken salad. Both were great. The dessert plum cake was ok.

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CC
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recently dined her for our anniversary. Everything was wonderful!! The food was excellent as well as a very knowledgable and friendly staff.

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JE
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A little more crowded than my last visit since it appears many more tables have bean added, but overall, a great experience.

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K
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I've always enjoyed Webster House and my most recent visit was no exception. Food and presentation was outstanding, we had salmon and scallops, both were delicious. Chicken livers and risotto for appetizers--we would recommend both. Service was solid.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely! Shop is beautiful, too. Dinner was as tasty as beautiful. Makes KC great!!

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WD
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We love The Webster House! Great atmosphere, shopping and of course the food! Service is always good; however this trip the bar service was very slow. Don't know if it was the bar or our sever. We had to remind him at least twice for our second drink order.

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SL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual..can always count on the quality.

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D
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting is lovely. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Our server Craig was amazing. He was attentive and helped us stay on track to leave on time for a show.

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WE
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Service was great! We were going to the symphony and the waitress was very accommodating in getting us our appetizer, soup/salads and the entree in a comfortable but timely fashion.

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GF
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! The food was excellent and our waitress was phenomenal. It is my favorite lunch spot!

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JW
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

Only two issues. 1. Requested a private table but was place in the middle of a noisy room with other people. Even a side table or one by the window would’ve been better. Absolutely no privacy and could hear several conversations a mere few feet from our table. 2. My dates pork chop was badly undercooked. Awkward eating mine while she waited. Could’ve been handled a little better.
Otherwise neat old school house with a fun shop and beautiful woodwork. Unique menu and presentation. Waiter was very friendly

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c
Kansas City
53 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful place to celebrate a birthday! Delicious, innovative food. Pleasant, welcoming waitstaff. Beautiful room!

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D
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service in a wonderful atmosphere

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D
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The building is just beautiful! The service was excellent! The food was fantastic. We started with the potstickers and they were outstanding! Flavorful and tasted like everything was made from scratch. We shared the pork chop dinner and a pasta entree. Both were delicious! The pork was really flavorful and moist and cooked perfectly. The pasta was also made from scratch and cooked perfectly. Also shared a delicious dessert of smoked banana ice cream. I highly recommend this restaurant! You can also shop in their adorable boutique on the ground floor!

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J
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was wonderful, service was exceptional however tables seemed very close together. It was impossible to have a private conversation.

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KR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb! I had the salmon, which I would highly recommend. We sat in the "library"-bar room and it was cozy. The prices are on the high end, but for a special treat, it is worth it!

Perfect place for dining before or after a concert at the Kauffman Center.

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

We were here before a performance of the Kansas City Symphony. We were served promptly and had plenty of time to walk to the Kauffman Center, just a block away. We didn't need to rush nor were we rushed by our waitress who was attentive, welcoming, knowledgeable about the dishes on the menu and a delight in general. Her name was Michelle. It was a delightful start to a delightful evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed it will definitely be going back.

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RW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

The food was good but the service was lousy. Our waitress appear to be medicated and should find another profession. We brought our out-of-town guests to the Webster house because we thought it would be a special treat. While the food was good the experience was less than satisfactory.

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BD
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Must have been severely understaffed. Waitress seemed to have been called in on short notice. Was covering 9 tables. Food was not warm. Poached egg on steak Benedict was room temp. Steak was unseasoned and tough. Potato was supposed to be smashed but was mainly whole so very starchy. Greens and carmelized onions were not warm and did not add anything to the dushk. Hash was just crisped pork and breakfast potatoes. Hardly hash.
French toast was great. Peanut butter and jelly. Had to leave for an appointment and waitress was overwhelmed because manager was running around plating food. Took 30 minutes, no exaggeration, to get our bill resolved.

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LC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Ambience was classic and charming. Feels like a nostalgic Hallmark store in an antique home. The noise level was overwhelming though. I couldn't hear the person I was dining with that was 2 feet in front of me. The food was not that good. For starters, we ordered the Flash Fried Fresh Calamari, Soy-Caramel Aioli, House-made Kimchi, and the lump crab appetizers. The calamari was ok. It had an aftertaste as if it was cooked in old burned oil. The soy-caramel aoli as very tasty. The lump crab appetizer was very bland, as if the crab had no seasoning at all. It is an appetizer for one, not two, as it was approximately 1/2 cup of lump crab meat. For our entree, we both ordered the Kobe beef steak analogue (because I cannot recall the actual name, but is was described to us by our waiter as essentially Kobe Beef), with red onion infused mashed potatoes, green beans, oxtail fritter, and blue cheese. The steak was beautifully charred, but unfortunately the char was actually very hard and tasted burnt. The texture combination of the thick panko breading and the extremely tender (and tasty) oxtail meat was strange, but was overall ok. The green beans were not very flavorful, again tasted as if there was no seasoning. Beautiful presentation but many of the dishes were lacking in flavor. Our waiter was wonderful and service was polite and prompt. Beautiful place. I would go to explore the shops and the building, but would not recommend dining there.

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MR
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and evening. Craig was an awesome server . . Quiet, not crowded.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There for my mother in law's 70th. Michelle was absolutely charming and took great care of us. Food was awesome. Will always go back.

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M
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Danielle.

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J
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good and the service was great! The peanut butter chocolate bomb was truly "da bomb".

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OO
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a dinner for our anniversary. When we were seated the menus we received had "Happy Anniversary" printed across the top. (Nice touch!) A good variety of things covering all of the expected spectrum of choices (beef, pork, fowl, seafood, and vegetarian). Gluten Free items have a little "gf" by them. It was a Thursday night and the room were in was very sparsely seated so it was very quiet. There was absolutley no hurry to get through the meal.

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AB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will visit again. This was a great spot with all kinds of great surprises!

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d
Kansas City
55 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took 2 employees to lunch for a special celebration. Webster House was WONDERFUL! They exceeded my email requests with my reservation.
The hostess greeted us with congratulations to my 2 employees. We were seated to a table where their menus had a personal message to them on the top: "congratulations to Susie and Connie".
That was a thrill! It started a fun and fabulous lunch celebration. The food & service continued the 5-start event. I' totally RECOMMEND this as a place for special celebration & recognition. Webster House, you rock!

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OT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Danielle was awesome!

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EF
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife on the date. We both had the most wonderful time. Great Fine Dining. Everything was perfect.

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BN
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was spectacular. Drinks were spot on. (the Bourbon Ball desert drink was AMAZING). The food was all very good. My only issue was the pork chop was slightly undercooked. Everything else was Spectacular!!

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HC
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, David and his team did an excellent job. The food was very flavorful, well prepared and presentation was excellent. I would recommend this and we will be back again soon.

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j
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food but pricey.....I’d go back but not as often as I might if it were a bit cheaper

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LV
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there. We will definitely be back!

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RR
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful cozy dinner. Our waiter was phenomenal. We will definitely be back.

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KH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Beautiful place and a warm ambiance. We were there for my birthday. The only negative is the tables are very close together. We could easily hear the couples conversations on either side of us, as it was almost like a picnic table three on each side. But I would return, just not for a special occasion.

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DT
Kansas City
20 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Webster House is a wonderful experience. The occasion was our 44th anniversary. We enjoyed prosecco, a red and white wine--all excellent--and had the arugula salad, soft shell crab and Skuna Bay salmon--all were absolutely delicious. As an anniversary treat, we were given a complimentary and very tasty profiterole dessert. The atmosphere was quiet and comfortable. Michelle, our server, could not have been better--friendly, courteous, informative, and attentive. She made Webster House feel like our family restaurant.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I celebrated her birthday at Webster House and could not have been more pleased with the service, food and ambience. The tempura soft shell crab was perfectly done. The pork chop was well seasoned and flavorful. Desert and drinks topped off a great evening.

A large group in the adjoining room was having their cocktail hour during our meal so the noise level was a bit higher than we would have liked, but no question, we’ll be back.

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