Webster House

4.6
3808 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 3808 People Are Saying
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal!

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MB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to The Webster House and we've already made another reservation for a return visit.

Staff was welcoming, hospitable, informative and genuine. Food choices and quality were excellent as was the service.

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w
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The porkchop was the very best I have had! Likewise my wife's scallop's were excellent. Although pricey the quality of the food was worth it!

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KB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful!! The food, drink & atmosphere were wonderful. They asked if we were attending the Ballet so they could be aware of our timeline - excellent service!!

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NB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food Delicious, we Waited over hour for our food, while everybody else had received theirs. Watched people eat come a go and we still waited for food.

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Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always good for any special occasion. Ambiance would be hard to beat. Fewer things on the menu that appealed to me this

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J
Kansas City
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

As usual, service a bit slow. We were there nearly 1 1/2 hours for a salad and appetizer. No one offered us a Happy Hour menu, although our reservation was during their Happy Hour time.

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MK
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our first anniversary. The staff and food are top notch. If you haven’t been here, you are missing the best gem in KC.

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AM
Kansas City
54 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Webster House to celebrate our anniversary. We ordered the bruschetta as an appetizer, and it was probably my favorite part of the meal. I ordered the scallops and my husband ordered the pork chop. The scallops were delicious and were cooked perfectly, but the beet sauce and the eggplant that came with it weren’t my favorite. My husban’s porkchop was delicious! Our service was outstanding. Some of the best I’ve had in a long time. We also got a dessert on the house for our anniversary!

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RO
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sitting at the chef’s table revealed the dance in the kitchen. What a great dinner show!

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CT
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous atmosphere in a vintage Large home in Kansas City. Gorgeous boutique shop on the main floor, so you can shop while you dine! Grab a cocktail, shop away, & then enjoy a lovely meal!

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M
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Miss Michelle is a wonderful server and we were pleased that we were assigned to your table. I love eating at Webster House though I find the dinner menu could use more variety. I love the dinner salad and that is what I usually have.
All the people who work there are very friendly and efficient.
Thanks.

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BW
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In an old schoolhouse. Great dining and lovely boutiques downstairs in the former classrooms.

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MP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to the wonderful waitress and her patience as we waited for brother that arrived an hour and half late. She was extremely accommodating and it meant the world!

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JK
Kansas City
64 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinner before the symphony. Wonderful food, wine, service. Always fun to go there!

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JH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very high noise level. Difficult to converxe with my friend.

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B
Kansas City
59 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Makes you feel as though you are out of town at an elegant restaurant. You do need to move it from the clothing downstairs. I spend too much money on merchandise. Just kidding, I love your restaurant , but need to bring back your wedding cake dessert. I miss it!

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NN
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and the setting were great and our server was outstanding. This was everything that you look for at a Saturday leisurely lunch.

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

The burger was very tasty. The Earl Grey ice tea is a treat! The new pastry chef knows his or her desserts.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and warm atmosphere!

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KA
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such friendly and accommodating staff. A real pleasure.

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A
Kansas City
38 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't eaten at Webster Housevfor a long time. Food and service were just as remembered. Such a great place for an outing. Wish it was open later so I couple eat post theatre.

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JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak and Eggs Benedict with bottomless Mimosas... yummy!

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BH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very loud! Difficult to hear the server as well as my husband who sat across the table from me.
Pork was dry, service was slow. We were disappointed as we had heard great reviews from friends.

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SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place! We were in Kansas City visiting but if we were locals this would be a new favorite! The story behind the old school building and the extremely welcoming staff made the whole experience a treat!

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BJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The only complaint I have is we were in a room that cleared out as the other patrons were going to a event. After they left we were not attended to as the waiter cleared six tables and replaced the table cloths. It was distracting and ruined the atmosphere.

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W
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Webster house and the old charm feel. Great menu with a nice selection of creative choices. Nice wine and cocktail selection. Chef is willing to alter menu items for gluten intolerant guests. My wife had the salmon which was great. I had the steak while it was good it was also tough (the only downside to the night). Our server was awesome friendly, helpful and attentive.

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C
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time celebrating our dating anniversary at Webster House. It was our first time there and we will return. Our food was delicious and a good value. We got a bottle of Italian wine, had the pot sticker appetizer, the quail entree and a delicious chocolate dessert they gave us for celebrating our special occasion with them. There was light music playing in the background that added to the ambiance. Top to bottom a wonderful night. Our server and host were terrific and accommodating. We were dining late and they didn't rush us at all. The overall beauty of the building deserves mentioning - gorgeous historic Kansas City landmark.

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PB
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love eating at Webster House before the theatre. Ambiance, food, wait staff all top notch. So is the price however, so, I don’t dine there as often as I’d like. The bathroom is amazing! And don’t get me started on the shopping. Fun to browse the varied rooms. Great jewelry,. I find one of a kind clothing items of great quality and not all items are too expensive.

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ST
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Danielle, the bartender, went out of her way to make our evening special. Michelle, our waitress, gave excellent service.

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KC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Good experience. Convenience, location, and consistency were the primary reasons for choosing. Webster House is next to the Kauffman Center and we were heading to a concert. The staff knew we had a timeline and were very efficient and helpful which was greatly appreciated. I am an avid scotch drinker and they were out of the first 3 selections asked for from their list. (Premium scotches, but easily obtainable.) Wine list, from which we had a bottle, is not extensive and slightly overpriced when compared to comparable restaurants in the area. I am on a low carb diet and they were obviously not familiar with this. The alternative suggestions from the chef for the hominy were "healthy and vegetarian" but the carbs in the red rice and farrow suggested were far higher than my daily quota allows. They did substitute green beans which were excellent! I had the pork chop which was very good. Others enjoyed the scallops and pork chops also. Great waitress very friendly and attentive and overall a very accommodating staff, we will definitely return as this is consistently good and makes dinner out before a concert very convenient.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place for dinner before events at The Kaufman Center. My husbands steak was perfection and my salmon was delicious-flown in fresh twice a week. Presentation of food was beautiful. Service was attentive, pleasant and personal. We will be back.

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OT
Kansas City
35 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

This place is just ok. It used to be a really great place to grab a great lunch and bring clients. Our server was nice but we were on of four tables and we had to keep asking for beverages refills and didn’t even get offered dessert but had to ask to get it a coffee. Not what it use to be.

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AL
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb dining experience. Highly recommended. The service and attentiveness to detail by waitstaff and management was outstanding.

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b
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An incredible experience all around! Unique menu choices, exemplary service, and impeccable atmosphere. Makes every occasion a special occasion. Very kindly cognizant of theater time frame.
Thanks for a wonderful evening!

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SM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
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 on September 15, 2018
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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