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Westport Cafe & Bar

4.8
754 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm to 1:00 am
Sunday: 4:00 to Midnight

Brunch:
Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(816) 931-4740
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Romain Monnoyeur
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Cross street
Broadway
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 754 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
4.7
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Sunday brunch was delicious - great value bc a cocktail / hot beverage is included. We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

It was great, we were seated promptly and were able to hit happy hour time. The menu for happy hour is excellent, we were able to try several things off their regular menu at happy hour prices and all was very delicious. Steak and frites as well as the salmon were our favorites.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Westport Cafe & Bar is perfect in every possible way. The kitchen consistently turns out beautifully prepared dishes, and the weekend brunch is a must experience. Servers are always wonderful as are the hostess/host.

If you want to do brunch or a weekend evening meal make sure you get a reservation. Space is limited and Westport Cafe is rightfully a popular spot.

Well done to all.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food here is inedible, unidentifiable and the service very sketchy. We will never repeat the experience. Nice narrow room but all in all not for dining at all. Service was almost impossible to get though the place was almost empty.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always great people food and service!!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Decent food and experience. Awesome part was the free Bellini, mimosa, bloody, or coffee if you purchase a brunch entree.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great food and craft drinks. Truly a great place to go.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Great drinks and decent wine by the glass. I had the Steak Frites and the steak was perfect medium rare and accompaniments we’re excellent. The Berna sauce was not so traditional as it had a little spice to it which didn’t go with the Frites, but was good with the meat. The Frites were outstanding and very generous - enough for 2-3 people. My daughter had the truffle risotto and reported it as lovely. The weather was nice so we sat near one of the open windows which added noise, but not annoying. My only complaint is the chairs/bench are hard and but uncomfortable. Cushions would be nice especially for a longer dinner experience.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great location and ambiance. Great service and value - food outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Loved it, our meals were all excellent and our server was pleasant. :)

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Such a lovely place, the only place in KC where we feel as if we're as close as we be to one of our favorite Parisian bistros! Delicious food (the spring pea ravioli with lemon brown butter is exquisite, and we love the tasty steak frites with heavenly, freshly prepared Béarnaise sauce and twice-fried pommel frites, and chocolate mousse is a most delectable dessert), impeccable, efficient, and cheerful service, and wonderful, engaged management and front of house energy. Superb dinner and lovely evening, thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Nick our server was amazing! The steak frites
special was very tasty and the beet salad was
great to start the experience

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great ambiance, with the best food west of Paris, served & prepared by professionals!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Perfect ambiance, great menu selection, great food, great servers.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Other than a server that didn't seem to be super involved with being a server, everything was great. This place has hands down some of the very BEST pommes frites ANYWHERE. My dining partners all had pasta dishes (even though this is pretty much a French restaurant) and they appeared to do a good French take on pasta. I had the duck, which was wonderful, although the server never asked me how done I wanted it. It was pink enough that it might have freaked out some people. They do great mixed drinks, and although somewhat on the higher priced side, it is a good value. We were catching a movie at the Tivoli, and it was super handy. We were leaving at 6:45, and the noise level had gotten very high. Maybe more than some people would like, but it was a very nice crowd.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food and service is excellent. My only complaint is that they chairs are very uncomfortable.
Outside of that it is really a wonderful restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Incredible experience. Food was delicious and I had one of the best margaritas I've ever had. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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?

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5.0Dined 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.

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