Café Sebastienne Named to Three USA Today Top 10 Lists
#1 Best Lunch Spot
#2 Best Brunch
#4 Best Café
USA Today 10Best: Kansas City
By Lisa Waterman Gray
One of the best reasons to visit the Kemper Museum is this innovative American restaurant, whose talented chef serves up delicious portions of pan-seared foie gras, grilled scallops, and roasted beef tenderloin. A concise but eclectic wine list rounds out the experience. The dining area is decorated with more than 100 original oil paintings, each of which reflects a different movement, school, or figure in art history. While the cafe is a favorite lunch destination among members of Kansas City's well-heeled elite, dinner is served only on Friday and Saturday nights. (816-561-7740)
2014 Best Brunch Restaurants in America
As voted by OpenTable Diners
Delicious and fun, brunch brings us together like no other meal. Gather with family and friends at a 2014 Diners’ Choice Award winner for Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America. Based on more than five million verified OpenTable diner reviews of nearly 19,000 restaurants across the nation, the list points to the perfect places for unforgettable French toast, spicy Bloody Mary's, and other weekend favorites.
—"OpenTable Diners' Choice Awards" May 2014
Zagat's 2013 America’s Top Restaurants
“There’s ‘art on the plate and on the walls’ at this ‘hidden gem’ inside the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, where the ‘superb’, ‘eclectic and every-changing’ New American menu ‘won’t bust your budget’ (especially at lunchtime) and the courtyard atrium is a ‘beautiful refuge’ that lets you ‘eat outside without being outside’; a ‘relaxed, knowledgeable’ staff only adds to the ‘cool, understated’ (if a bit ‘noisy’) atmosphere; P.S. dinner Friday-Saturday only.”
Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants
OpenTable diners brunched with the best and selected Café Sebastienne to the Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants.
British author Guy Beranger once wrote, “Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting...it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” And we think he was spot on. The list of winners is derived from more than five million reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for more than 15,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. "The Best Brunch Diners’ Choice winners have proven that they have the perfect recipe for a standout brunch,” said Caroline Potter, OpenTable's Chief Dining Officer. “OpenTable congratulates Café Sebastienne on being the place people want to celebrate the weekend."
—“OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards” OpenTable, May 2013
Café Sebastienne's Jennifer Maloney keeps her art contemporary, The Pitch, 2013
Maloney takes her role as a culinary creative force very seriously. The artfully composed entrées at Café Sebastienne are often as eye-popping and attractive as some of the works hanging in the galleries.