About Westport Cafe & Bar

In Paris, the café serves as the center for social interaction. It’s a place where writers, artists, businessmen, and people of all stripes congregate-- to talk, entertain each other, or simply pass the time while enjoying a basic meal, tea, or coffee. In the same tradition, the American tavern serves as the location for the interchange of news and opinions among townspeople, for the sale of solacing liquors, or perhaps for the incidental sociability. Westport Café & Bar is where Parisian café meets classic American Tavern.

Westport Café & Bar offers an American menu with classic French inspiration and preparations. Simple, quality ingredients are braised, grilled, poached, confit, or cured in the same old-world technique that has been practiced by the masters for years. Filet of branzino a la mueniere, pommes frites, sauce béarnaise, roasted chicken grand mere, sauce béchamel, croque monsieur, salads nicoise and lyonnaise.

We look forward to your visit.

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

Cuisines:
French, American

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

Westport Cafe & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Great for Brunch (12)
Cozy (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Romantic (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Authentic (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Casual (8)
Fun (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
People Watching (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Business Meals (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Fish was poor and mangement did not respond.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very good food. The menu had plenty of options and all seemed delicious. Service, ambience, and everything else was 4/5 stars.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always great for Sunday Brunch! It's packed for a reason people!! Make a reservation! It's challenging to show up and expect a table. Like I said, it's a secret people know about!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We brought a group of 8 in to the restaurant. The staff had our table ready in a secluded area so we could have great conversation and get caught up. The staff was very professional and knowledgeable. We enjoyed seasonal appetizers and salads before our main courses. The food was prepared perfectly. We had soup, oysters, salads and charcuterie. The main dishes included some of the beef specials and pasta. The food was spot on perfect and the service was equally as good. We were all served our food hot (at the same time). Everyone in the group was also pleasantly surprised by the price value. We thought the experience was extremely economical for the great time had by all

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I can't say enough about this place! I can't believe it's been open for 7 years and just had my first WC&B experience, but I plan to rectify that soon. Absolutely wonderful service, astonishingly delicious food, and fantastic drinks. I want to recommend WC&B to everyone, but then it'll be busy all the time....

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The fries, oysters and eggs benedict with salmon were all incredible. The service was amazing!! And, what a great deal!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious food and knowledgeable staff

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vip
 (Omaha)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had Braised Beef and Lamb Ragu pasta. 2 of the best dinners we've had..... EVER. We live in Nebraska but, we will be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Recommended by our hotel and really a terrific place ! We are from Colorado and traveling for anniversary trip get away, staying on Westport neighborhood near museums . Wonderful place s with gracious younger owners and staff that enjoy telling the history of this neighborhood gem- reminded us of boulder or Denver French bistros that cater to a signature menu of classic simple and well prepared French foods. Lamb chops for 25 bucks prepared to perfection , classic fois gres and scallops over risotto with truffles. Reasonable wine list and classic cocktails that are reasonable and offer great choice.

This is a place that any visitor to KC should try - back for brunch on weekends - the best value for drinks and classic fare

Thanks to owner and staff for a KC welcome!!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Everything was great the only negative was how long it took.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The chef and our waiter were wonderful and we enjoyed talking to them about France.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Delightful little place - front window tables are terrific to enjoy great French infused bites and view the scene of Westport. The mussels are terrific- a must try.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We hosted a brunch for our son and his girlfriend's family! The food, the service and the atmosphere were perfect! We had a wonderful time! Our server was pitch perfect! We will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was good. The space is small and the noise level was a bit high, but we really enjoyed the experience overall. Would definitely go back

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was great and service was good. It was a noisy place with loud music. Don't go if you want a quiet dinner!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I get here about every six months. Always great cocktails and food.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We love Westport Cafe, but last night was disappointing. The food was great, however we waiting far too long to get our meal-over 30 minutes for Pea Ravioli & a salad. We were also 1 of 3 couples who were in the restaurant, so we were not sure what the hold up was. We will be back again, but I hope to receive prompt service next time!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The peppers on the raw oysters overwhelmed the oyster flavor.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Cozy, quaint cafe with wonderful food & fantastic wine list. A hidden gem in the bustling Westport neighborhood. Steak Frites was amazing!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I come here almost once a week and every time it is amazing! One of my favorite restaurants in KC.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Cozy and reliable. Focused menu. Love love the Beet Salad

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great brunch! Food was delicious, and with drinks included, was an even better value.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Fun and classy environment! My friends and I enjoyed the brunch menu and staff is very sweet.

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 24, 2017

There were 3 people in my party ... and all 3 of our meals were superb! I woke up thinking about dinner. That's a good sign. Ha!

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Always a fun place! We had a great time!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Love it, love it, love it. We are regulars for a reason - we LOVE Westport Café & Bar. Our meals are consistently outstanding. Friendly, appropriately attentive service. Try the mussels (you'll want a straw to slurp up the broth). We love the salad - something about the dressing just screams "FRESH." Steak Frites always a winner. Save room for the bread pudding!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food is incredible. Very good deal with brunch entrees being filling and including one free drink. Lovely space. This spot will become a regular for me.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food and the service were outstanding. One small hiccup was a piece of plastic found in one of our dishes, but they apologized and remedied the situation immediately, so we weren't too upset about it. We'll continue to come here when we're in town because it's always wonderful. Definitely recommend the pommes frites and the croque madame.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Love this place. Smart, sophisticated food, but not at all fussy. OUTSTANDING cocktails, and overall great ambiance. Perfect place for a date or meeting friends.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We had an excellent meal. The wine selection pared well with the dishes. We were there on a slow Monday, and the food was expertly prepared (not left over from the weekend). Menu could have had a bit more vegetables on offer, but it was authentic French Bistro fare.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We had a reservation for 4, seated promptly and had a quick and attentive server.

I had the fried chicken and a Bloody Mary, delicious. I had similar feedback from my dining partners.

We will return.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I am usually not a fan of French cuisine, but maybe that's because I haven't eaten at French restaurants often. However, my opinion is forever changed by our dining experience at W C & B. We arrived for happy hour and had wine and the cheese plate. All five cheese options danced exotically on our palates. For entrees, we had the snapper and the braised beef. The beef was broken apart and mixed with bacon and then put back together and braised. Fabulous! The snapper was delicious as well. For dessert we had massive chocolate profiteroles. Fabulous meal!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 24, 2017

An absolute favorite of ours - special occasion, random Monday night out or pre or post dinner drinks.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We always enjoy Westport Cafe & Bar! Delicious food in a lovely atmosphere!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Healthy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Nice happy hour menu, interesting cocktails. When busy, it gets pretty noisy. Service was good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We went about 3:30pm so it was quiet and happy hour was on. We had an assortment of the happy hour small plates and was very pleased with the flavor and quality of each one. Also, the pomme frites order is plenty enough to share. It reminded us of little Parisian cafes we would go to in Paris, but was not at all pretentious. The flavors were exquisite and with happy hour, the prices very reasonable. First time being there but we will be back. It is one of our favorites now.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 27, 2017

I can't believe I've never been here before. Wonderful food, great service, cool place. On Tuesday they have a great steak and fries special. We also shared a cheese plate and every bite was amazing. I will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The food was as good as ever but the atmosphere and service were sub-par as compared to the many other times we have eaten there. One thing is for certain, the tables for two in the front of the cafe are too small!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Spectacular Heirloom Gazpacho from the starter menu was superb and a meal in itself! I'm already having cravings for it!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Great place to have dinner or brunch.

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