About Café Sebastienne

4420 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
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One of Kansas City's premier restaurants, Café Sebastienne combines the worlds of contemporary art & contemporary cuisine in the heart of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Chef Jennifer Maloney utilizes the season's offerings & local organic produce in her creative menus.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Thursday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
45th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 561-7740

Website:
http://www.kemperart.org/cafe/index.asp

Entertainment:
Please visit www.kemperart.org for Musician's schedule.

Catering:
Please call for details.

Public Transit:
Bus/Metro - 45th & Main

Executive Chef:
Jennifer Maloney

Private Party Facilities:
Please call or visit www.kemperart.org for details.

Private Party Contact:
Betty Kindler: 816-797-1544

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Not to be Forgotten

vip
Dined 3 days ago

Sometimes we forget about Cafe Sebastianne because it's been in KC for a while BUT each time we go back, it's as good or better than we remembered! The food was amazing, pasta and chicken and flank steak! And they stock Ransom Gin!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

I love the atmosphere andJenniferMaloney ...

vip
Dined 5 days ago

I love the atmosphere andJenniferMaloney's food

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Lunch with my office

Dined 5 days ago

Excellent first-time visit for my co-workers. I raved about the Reuben so much that everyone at our table ordered one. AMAZING, as always. In my opinion, the best Reuben I've ever had. Thanks for a great visit.

Tags: great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Great place for any occasion

Dined on April 16, 2016

Café Sebastienne is always on point. You can order with confidence knowing anything on the menu will be great. Cocktails are great too.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Always Great!

Dined on April 16, 2016

Cafe Sebastienne is one of our favorite Kansas City restaurants...and again last Friday night we were not disappointed. The wait staff here is "5 star"....most have been at the restaurant for many years ... so professional but not stuffy... they handle everything efficiently with attention to detail. The food was really good...I started with the grilled asparagus salad with poached egg, perfectly cook, the asparagus had that crunch and when you cut into the egg the yellow of the yolk was runny enough to make a great dipping sauce for the asparagus. My husband ordered the arancini....small rice filled meat balls...melted in your mouth. We could have made a meal on those alone. We shared the pork chop with mashed potatoes and snap peas. Again perfectly prepared. Dessert was a wonderful cake with raspberries between the layers and a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. The perfect end to a wonderful meal...The chef here consistently prepares food that is outstanding. She is one of the best in the city.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

One of my KC favorites, the only negativ ...

Dined on April 10, 2016

One of my KC favorites, the only negative is the noise level. All of the interior surfaces are hard, so noise level is high.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

By far, one of the best restaurants in this city!

vip
Dined on April 7, 2016

Always consistently one of the best restaurants in this city. Food is excellent, the staff is attentive and the atmosphere is the best. You can expect the best and it always follows through. At the top of our list always!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Easter Lunch

Dined on March 27, 2016

We had a late Easter lunch (2:00 reservation) our food was wonderful and the service great. We were a little disappointed that the dessert menu was short but that was because we were late dining. Over all I will go again and recommend to friends.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Cafe Sebastienne remains a top restaurant!

vip
Dined on March 19, 2016

Consistently, Cafe Sebastienne serves the best food in town. The menu always has new items; it is always interesting; and it is always really delicious. The service is excellent--especially if you have Dale.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

All-around winnder

Dined on March 6, 2016

We made a mistake with our reservation (yes, it was OUR mistake); nevertheless, the staff went out of their way to accommodate us. This exemplifies an all-around top-notch experience of great service, great food, and great ambience. I hadn't been there in several years, but will definitely return.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Bad timing

Dined on February 28, 2016

We made a reservation for their rush hour. We were seated 30 min. after our noon reservation. As usual, the seating was tight and the noise level was high. Service was slow in taking our order, delivering our food, getting drink refills and getting our check. Food was great. I recommend this place but suggest you avoid peak brunch time.

Tags: great for brunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Hidden gem

Dined on February 21, 2016

Took my wife and kids for brunch and this place did not disappoint. The food was top notch and the service was second to none. The ambiance was great the kids enjoyed all the art all over the walls. I would recommend making an appointment as seating is limited and it fills up quickly. Best part was after eating we took a stroll through the museum to see some of the exibitions they had going on. Best of all the museum is free. Prices for the meal were right in line with the quality of ingredients and service. Take your friends and family, or even that special someone and you'll definitely win them over. I'll be back again.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Vibrant atmosphere and delicious fare

Dined on February 17, 2016

Every bite was delicious. Great care was taken in the service as well as food presentation and

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

Visually Stimulating

Dined on February 14, 2016

I took my girl there for brunch on Valentine's Day. She's a brunch fanatic and being able to look at art before eating really started our day off great.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
food3
ambience4
service2
value3

Underwhelmed (this time)

Dined on February 13, 2016

I've been here before and this time I was less impressed than in past visits. The food was acceptable but not amazing, and the service just wasn't good. We seemed to be one of only a couple of tables our server had, and we still had to repeatedly flag her down (to request the dessert menu, for example) She never inquired how our entrees were, didn't bring sugar with the coffee and never returned so I could request it. Overall, was rather disappointed.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Lunch

vip
Dined on February 4, 2016

This beautiful cafe delivers the finest lunch experience in Kansas City! The menu reflects the imagination of Janet Ross and the service is of the highest level. No visitor to Kansas City should miss it!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

First time back after a while

Dined on January 31, 2016

6 of us met for Brunch. It was excellent in every way.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Wonderful Reuben

Dined on January 30, 2016

The Reuben was the best I've ever had. The potato salad was okay.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The server was really excellent! The foo ...

Dined on January 26, 2016

The server was really excellent! The food was delightful!

Tags: great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service2
value3

Disappointed in the service

Dined on January 23, 2016

Disappointed in the service. We were never checked on after food was delivered. Finished our first drink and was not asked if we'd like another (which we did!) They were busy but I'm sure this is a typical Friday night. It appeared he would prefer to spend his time with other diners!

Tags: scenic view
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Restaurant Week Experience

Dined on January 16, 2016

The boneless short ribs on the luncheon menu were prepared perfectly.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience3
service4
value5

top notch

Dined on January 16, 2016

food was great. service was good enough. museum was very nice

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Consistently a most reliable food choice

Dined on January 16, 2016

Sebastienne is consistently a Kansas City fine dining gem. The abiance of a contemporary art museum is special, and the staff never makes you feel rushed. Sit and enjoy an ever changing menu that never fails to deliver. While the menu isn't extensive, it will have 8-10 options excellently prepared. One caution: Portions are not large. The focus is on quality and execution, very European in this respect.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Favorite restaurant in town.

vip
Dined on December 31, 2015

Get there 15-30 minutes early and spin through the gallery. It's impressive, but small enough to be consumed in a brief tour. Not overwhelming at all.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Long time Cafe fan!

Dined on December 20, 2015

I have been a member of the Kemper Museum for years & love the elegant Cafe inside. Wonderful food: offerings change frequently. Fantastic service: organization would not allow it to be otherwise. Two sections to choose from so you can choose a table next to paintings on the walls, or a table in the atrium with glass ceiling. Prices are always fair too: entrees prices are equal to or less than other nice restaurants in the area.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Yummy.

Dined on December 10, 2015

The food was amazing. The service was fabulous. The only downside is sitting in the open atrium was a bit loud if you wanted to have conversation. Sitting inside may be more conducive to conversation.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service4

Always a great dining experience with in ...

vip
Dined on December 5, 2015

Always a great dining experience with inventive menu.

food5
ambience5
service5

ARTISTIC CULINARY WONDER

Dined on November 28, 2015

LOVE Cafe Sebastienne !!! Jennifer Maloney and staff are superb. Everyone ! All food is wonderfully eclectic and amazing to my palate !! Always such a joy.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Brunch was delicious. Brioche French toa ...

Dined on November 22, 2015

Brunch was delicious. Brioche French toast out of this world corn beef hash perfect coffee great service wonderful ambience fabulous. Couldn't have been a better experience

food5
ambience5
service5

Love the food and the unique space. Brun ...

Dined on November 22, 2015

Love the food and the unique space. Brunch is always top notch. Would recommend the French toast.

food4
ambience4
service4

I liked that when we arrived they let us ...

Dined on November 22, 2015

I liked that when we arrived they let us take a few minutes to see the exhibit across the hallway..charles was a nice waiter.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent! Unique!

Dined on November 21, 2015

We were treated like royalty! Great wine. We split a garden salad, and it was delicious and plentiful. Quail was exquisite. My wife enjoyed scallops! Service and art gallery ambiance made for a delightful experience!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4

love the food

Dined on November 21, 2015

The food is wonderful. Setting is beautiful. Noise is terrible. We are all in our 60's and we could barely hear each other seated in the courtyard. Next time I will call and request to not be seated in courtyard. Usually we go for lunch and then the noise is not so much of a problem.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch
food4
ambience2
service4

Loved the food BUT the noise level in th ...

vip
Dined on November 21, 2015

Loved the food BUT the noise level in the outer room was awful. We had 6 people and we could not hear the server talking to our table. Would NEVER accept a table that room again. Also, someone from the kitchen ( not our server) brought me the wrong entree and suggested I keep it and he would bring me a "sample" of the dish I ordered. It made no sense to me!!! Our server finally brought the entree I ordered.

Tags: neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Lovely Dinner

Dined on November 21, 2015

It had been awhile since my husband and I had dined here, so we were a little apprehensive about maintenance of the very high quality dining experience we'd had in the past. Our fears were unfounded. We had multi-layered taste experiences, just as we'd remembered. I had the seared scallops. I highly recommend the bread pudding for dessert. Superb!!

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Business Lunch in quiet corner

Dined on November 17, 2015

We had a great business lunch and a quick visit to the museum, on a rainy afternoon. We were not rushed and the food was excellent. When we asked to be seated at a quiet corner -- they accommodated us with the perfect spot.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Comfortable

Dined on November 15, 2015

My wife and I enjoy Sebastienne's comfort and friendliness, punctuated by great food and and wonderful service.

Tags: great for brunch, special occasion
food5
ambience5
service5

Great place for Sunday brunch

Dined on October 18, 2015

We took some friends to brunch on Sunday and had the best time. Our server was extremely helpful since one in our party had several dietary restrictions. The food was wonderful. Great experience that we will definitely do again.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Our server Claire was a delight. And tha ...

vip
Dined on September 29, 2015

Our server Claire was a delight. And that creamy tomato soup and meatloaf sandwich were absolutely delicious!!!

food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent as usual.

Dined on September 27, 2015

My favorite place for brunch. They are very gluten free friendly. Had a veggie omelette and a delicious St. Germaine cocktail. Service was great.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list

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