Hours: Lunch served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday, Dinner served 5:30-9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.
Sitting in the shadow of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is the Webster House. This Neo-Romanesque building (originally a schoolhouse) was built in 1885 and restored and reopened in 2002. Today, it houses a first-floor antique store, and a second-floor restaurant and bar with one of the finest happy hours in the city and impressive views of the Crossroads. Sip a glass of White Zinfandel or a Kir Royale in the Library Bar, the Rose Room or the Grand Hall, each complete with accommodating service. The crowd is decidedly older and well-dressed. Reservations are definitely recommended.
When gifted chef Charles dAblaing began serving dinners in the elegant dining rooms on the second floor of philanthropist Shirley Helzbergs antique-and-gift salon, he turned what had been a genteel lunch spot into a culinary contender. The meals here are absolutely superb, created with great imagination and flair, and the service is first-class, too. The ambience in the main dining room -- a former classroom in the 19th-century schoolhouse -- is somewhat formal, but the dining area near the kitchen can get downright raucous. The bar in the Library room hosts one of the best happy hours in town. — Charles Ferruzza
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards, cash
Parking: Lot Available, Street
Reservations: Recommended, Recommended for Large Parties, Not Necessary