About Westport Cafe & Bar

Located in the heart of Westport, Westport Café & Bar is a quaint, Parisian-inspired bistro offering French fare and craft specialty cocktails. Hailing from France, co-owners Kevin Mouhot and Romain Monnoyeur execute modern dishes using simple, fresh ingredients and serve a full menu daily from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. An afternoon happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m., and a late-night menu from 10 p.m. to close, feature half-priced menu items and specially priced beer and wine. The café also serves one of Kansas City’s most popular brunches from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Westport Café & Bar is available to host small groups and accepts reservations.

visit www.westportcafeandbar.com or call (816) 931-4740.

We look forward to your visit.

419 Westport Rd
Kansas City, MO 64111
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm to 1:00 am
Sunday: 4:00 to Midnight

Brunch:
Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 931-4740

Website:
http://westportcafeandbar.com/

Executive Chef:
Romain Monnoyeur

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Westport Cafe & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.7

service

4.7

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4.6

value

4.4

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (27)
Good for a Date (23)
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Fit for Foodies (18)
Romantic (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Great for Brunch (15)
Casual (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Fun (9)
Authentic (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Business Meals (4)
People Watching (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 2 days ago

Wonderful dinner at Westport Cafe. Had been to brunch several times but this was our first dinner. Well balanced selections with interesting twists on traditional entrees without being too out there. All sauces were spectacular. Salmon with broccoli and ginger was so fresh as was the lemon and pea ravioli. Shrimp and crab cake was awarded two thumbs up by our entire group. Escargot could have used a little garlic. Lovely atmosphere. Fair prices. Great time!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

One of my favorite mid town places
Kevin one of the co/owners is a great guy and cares about good food ambiance and friendly service staff Excellent French European style affair

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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·Dined 4 days ago

Westport Cafe & Bar is our go-to place for brunch. There isn't a single bad thing on the menu, and you get a complementary drink!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner. The staff, and especially the owner, was warm and accommodating. Everything we ate was prepared perfectly and tasted great. It was a perfect Valentines date night.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Perfect place for a light meal before the theater
or for happy hour! Had petite steak and frites and mussels—both delish! Very good cocktails, too! Been there many times for dinner, too. Always good!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was great as was the service. We have also been there for brunch several times. Love the place. Seems like a little bit of France in Westport. We'll be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We love Westport. The kitchen is extraordinary. Tonight as always we love pomme frites for a starter. Our mains of mussels and the scallops were perfectly executed. For a palate cleanser the arugula w truffle oil was wonderful to lead to our finish with blissful cappuccino and bread pudding. Our bartender also made a “special” savory tequila mixer for my brother that we all loved. And never forget your server! Fab!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I went here for Saturday brunch with my daughter. Made reservations. Was sided by the bathroom. Our food was just okay. And our service was very subpar. Was expecting more and got less.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 2, 2018

This week, I discovered Westport Cafe and Bar. Not sure why I didn’t know about it long before now; however, made up for the lost opportunities as we ate here twice this week. Evening #1: a group of gal pals ate here before heading onto the theater. Evening #2: a couples’ night out. Both experiences were outstanding on all levels. Appetizers between the two meals: Pomme frites, cheese board, salmon, and ravioli...the frites were a huge hit: hot, salty, crunchy and creamy! Yummmmm!

The seasonal soup, roasted cauliflower with cashews, was the perfect beginning on a cold night. Truffle risotto was perfectly al dente and perfectly seasoned. The portion was quite generous. The salmon entree was a great call, the salmon was moist and tasty. The final guest ordered a pasta entree and didn’t leave a morsel.

The service Nick provided was exceptional. He was friendly and welcoming. He answered all our questions about the menu with grace and patience. His enthusiasm to ensure his customers enjoyed the dining experience was appreciated by our group. We will return...often. Next time, we hope to make it to their weekend brunch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I had the scallops and risotto and my husband the salmon- both dishes were amazing He also loved the cauliflower soup. Really great food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Went for a birthday with my husband and we had a lovely time. Great ambiance and were pleasantly surprised that they had a happy hour menu even on the weekend. The chocolate mousse was absolutely delicious!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was terrific, as always. It does get rather loud during brunch, but not too terribly bad.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We love this place. Many great selections. Unfortunately, my gourmet burger was a little dry this time. Fries are best in town. Martinis just like I like 'em. Parking is catch as catch can which can be frustrating.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fun
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We always get the steak frites here and it is delicious. The service was efficient and kind. No complaints here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

What a pleasant surprise! I don't know why we hadn't discovered this restaurant before. We had an impromptu family date and looked on Open Table for what was open right away. Good luck ensued. It is French food and atmosphere with great music playing at the perfect volume to allow conversation. Service was excellent. Not just pommes frite, but profiteroles, too! Good wine list. Really a bistro. We will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Happy Hour, Casual, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

First, be prepared to wait at brunch if you do not make a reservation. (Also be prepared for the dirty looks you get if you do make a reservation - Westport Cafe is TERRIFIC about honoring reservations!)

The only negative is that someone was not adept at making coffee the Sunday we were there. I had to send back two cups of coffee as they were, quite literally, FULL of grounds.

The food was fantastic, as usual. I especially recommend the "Crispy Fried Chicken". My only caveat would be to order the gravy on the side, as I did not like to co-mingling of the sausage gravy and the brioche french toast - but that's a personal preference.

Terrific spot and even better food!

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was excellent from the chicken liver pate, beet salad, lamb chops with gnocchi, ravioli to the croissant bread pudding. The service was very attentive. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Delicious. We enjoyed the Westport Café with another couple during Restaurant Week. I had the braised beef and my date had the hanger steak. Both were absolutely delicious. Our server was attentive, but not bothersome. I'll go back!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was great, and staff was nice; but we had to wait 40 minutes to be seated...even with our reservation.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

First-timer who finally made it in during KC Restaurant Week. Highly recommend the Grilled Oysters, Braised Beef, and Chocolate Mousse. The signature cocktail, WC&B Clarified Milk Punch, is also a must-order.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Wonderful, authentic French Bistro in Westport. Nick, the co-owner has created a warm and unpretentious atmosphere. Being our first time here, Nick reviewed the menu with us and made suggestions. They offer an extensive happy hour with discounted appetizers and wine/beer. I highly recommend the shrimp and crab cake. My spouse had the steak and frites and I had the fish special, sea bass. Romain, the executive chef takes great pride in the innovative menu. At one point during the evening he stopped out of the kitchen to greet the patrons. We ended our meal with profiteroles and the croissant bread pudding. The desserts were large enough to share, but why should you when they are this delicious?

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We went during restaurant week, ordered off RW menu for one of us and ala carte for the other.

Service was great, even though RW is often crowded and busy. We had excellent care from lovely people.

Food was just amazing: creamy onion soup and croque madame, simple but outstanding. The RW menu had pate, braised beef and banana creme brulee, all wonderful.

Interesting cocktails and wine.

Just a wonderful experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Had the Restaurant Week menu and was very good. Small, intimate dining area. Very friendly service. We will be back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We went to Westport Cafe and Bar during restaurant week. A nice variety of offerings were available on the restaurant week menu. The ambience was relaxed, our service was terrific and the food was delicious. We will definitely return.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent, as always!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We love Westport Cafe and Bar and their brunch has been a great find! The eggs benedict are to die for (the English muffins are the best!) and I love that you get a complimentary drink with every brunch meal.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We seriously loved everything about this place! We are already planning our next visit!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

What a great way to ring in the New Year! The special menu was exceptional. Never has risotto been so creamy! Westport Cafe is our favorite, regardless of the occasion.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fantastic meal. And can't beat a complentary drink with your brunch

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Absolutely great brunch! Everything was delicious and a great value since the breakfast entrees include a drink!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great service, as usual! Wonderful attention to detail and the staff truly seemed to care that we were comfortable and happy with our experience at the restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Had a great brunch with a group of 7, the atmosphere is cute but casual, they offered a free drink with a brunch menu item which we all loved and our waitress was friendly, helpful, and attentive. I think if our group had been any bigger we would have been too large for the space but it worked out really nicely and we all enjoyed the delicious food!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 14, 2017

They were trying a fondue/racklette.
Not what we’ve experienced abroad but it was a fun nite

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My friends and I enjoyed our holiday brunch a lot one omelet, two Benedicts and a chicken hash were all delicious, and the service was very attentive. The noise level was pretty high - not a surprise given the packed house and bad acoustics. The biggest complaint remains finding a parking spot. Nothing much to be done about that.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a reservation at 8:00 and they make us wait until 8:40 and the hostess was very unapologetic about it. Start us off on the wrong foot. Got better from there as the food was very good and the service was too. Just expect when you get a reservation that you will get your table on time or at least the host will try to make it up to you some way.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Loud and crowded. Service wasn’t ideal but chalked it up to how crowded it was. Food was incredible though.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We were seated right next to the door and it was terribly cold. We asked for a different seat and was told there were none. When the waitress stopped by to greet us we asked again and were able to get another seat thankfully. My wife was told about some type of wine. It was really good. When we got the bill the single glass of wine was $20. Since we were not told about the cost and it was not on the menu we objected to the cost. They adjusted the price of the glass of wine to $10 which seamed reasonable. The food was good our waitress then our waiter at the next table transferred to did a great job. Seating was tight however It had a nice atmosphere. A few issues but overall they did a good job trying to take care of our concerns

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great service! The food was very well plated with good flavor. Wasn’t thrilled with the braised beef but my wife’s scallops were amazing!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We chose Westport Cafe & Bar because we were looking for a French Restaurant prior to going to Les Miserables. Looking at reviews & menus, Westport Cafe looked like a solid pick. We were so glad we chose this restaurant. Four of us shared the cheese tray & the oysters from the happy hour menu. Then each of us ordered something different for dinner. My creamy risotto with black truffle was the best risotto I’ve had in years. My friends were also quite pleased with their entrees: seafood fettuccini, croque madame, & the Tuesday night special, steak with pomme frites. We also shared 3 of the delicious desserts: chocolate mousse, profiteroles, & bread pudding with Angles sauce. The excellent food was matched by wonderful service from Laken. I will definitely be back.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was a wonderful experience! This is a very comfy adorable little restaurant. We had the cheese plate, Island Salmon and Braised Beef….all were wonderful! Best meal in a very long time!!
Our waiter and the wait staff could not have been nicer. Great experience!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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