Café Sebastienne Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art 4420 Warwick Blvd. 816-561-7740
Lunch hours become potential name-dropping opportunities at the stylish Café Sebastienne, where chef Jennifer Maloney's artistic menu frequently mirrors the creativity on display in the adjacent galleries. Local artists and writers dine there frequently, but it's also the ne plus ultra choice for showing off visiting dignitaries of all stripes, from movie star Kevin Bacon (with his son), to Gourmet magazine editor Ruth Reichl taking a break from her book tour, to TV actress Karen Valentine, giggling with three of her costars from the New Theatre Restaurant. Local demi-celebs dine there too -- including a couple of TV news reporters and at least one music director. But they don't count as actual celebrities unless they're fawning over a Bigger Name.