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Taps: 53 / Bottles: 180
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
3.95/5 rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
We were in St Louis for the weekend. Friday evening and the place was busy and very noisy. Our server was great. Knew the menu and recommended the pizza. My wife had a pasta, she said it was good, but not great. I had a pizza, I would give it 4.5 of 5.0. The meats made it a little greasy, but it was still very good.
For beer, they claimed 53 on tap, over 150 bottles. My choices there was an Arrogant Bastard and an Urban Chestnut STLIPA. Each served in appropriate glassware.
All of this in a family friendly atmosphere, and well-patronized by locals. I will return.
06-11-2011 02:12:13 | More by KansasBeerLover
4/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Cicero's is a great place if you love craft beer. It's also a great place for happy hour. A group of us from work went there recently and had a great time. Me being the beer geek of the group, well, to the say the least, I was a bit giddy at the selection!
They had around 40-50 taps and had an excellent variety. Stone, Southern Tier, new local breweries like Urban Chestnut, Founders, etc.. a great selection. I would have to assume they had at least 150-200 bottles in their selection as well. I really liked the fact that the bartender would let you sample anything before you ordered it. A great place for the beer lover!
I only partaked in the appetizers since we were there for happy hour and everything was really good and 1/2 price. Wings, mushrooms, the salmon roll, etc.. all good. Some friends got burgers and said they were great.
Service was so-so. At the bar it was great, and if you actually sit in the restaurant or outside it's great. But there is a section of the 'bar' down by the pool tables that had big tables we could push together - they didn't have any wait service down there. You had to go up to the bar and order drinks. Was kind of strange.
But other than that, this place is great. We'll just sit somewhere else next time. I would definitely recommend Cicero's - especially if you are a craft beer lover.
06-09-2011 13:12:39 | More by StLThrash
3.63/5 rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
The Loop is a fun area of town and this is toward the western end of it. I went to plenty of shows there in college before the big fire, and it’s a totally different-looking place now. Instead of a smoky, low-lit, neon-decorated place, the new Cicero’s is bright, clean, and decorated with art. The clientele hasn’t changed, which is good. The music venue is still there. The food is decent, with great St. Louis style pizza, huge salads, and a lot of sandwiches, burgers, appetizers, entrees, and pasta dishes. Probably over 100 bottles, with a wide range of styles and places represented. The 40-50 taps also represent a wide range of styles and local, regional, national, and international brews. The list is huge, even if they don't get the most exciting stuff around, so you can pretty much always find something new. I’ll keep coming back here.
05-18-2011 20:05:13 | More by phaleslu
4.58/5 rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I'm a big fan of Cicero's and have been coming here since the first week that I moved to St. Louis. Their draft and bottle list is impressive, their food is pretty good, and their prices are reasonable. The atmosphere is welcoming as well. I always look forward to coming to Cicero's and really enjoy attending Beer School each Wednesday night. If you're coming to St. Louis it's definitely worth checking out. Beer School is a weekly event during the "school year" (August - April) when various brewers and distributors from across the US come in and have the students sample 3 or 4 beers for free. There's even a graduation ceremony at the end of each semester!
03-08-2011 21:10:07 | More by akantner
4.03/5 rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
A & F - Don't let the Italian in the name fool you. Ciceros is half restaurant (with a lot more than Italian food) and half bar. Being that I live pretty close to this place, I usually go here for beer and not the food. However, the food is pretty good - pretty standard restaurant items. This place is a very relaxed bar with a pretty eclectic collection of people, but I guess that is expected being that it is in the Loop.
Q & S - as with most things in life, quantity does not always equal quality. However, I would say there are 10 taps that are usually very interesting compared to 40 or so other taps. They have all sorts of imports, American, and STL brews to choose from. However, some of the taps are pretty uninteresting, however that's to be expected at a place that doesn't necessarily claim to be a beer bar and beer bar only.
Service - Being that I always order from the bar, I cannot speak on the waiting staff. However, the bartenders are always good with a suggestion when you can't make up your mind and they have yet to steer me wrong.
If you are coming from out of town, I would suggest this place over many others just for the sheer amount different tap selections. The food is good, but nothing spectacular. I would suggest maybe going somewhere else in the Loop for food and ending your night at Ciceros.
12-31-2009 06:55:32 | More by birchstick
3.88/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Cicero's is located on Delmar Blvd a couple miles of I-170 in the University City area. There is street parking around as well as a lot attached to the building.
The inside is separated into a bar on the right and more of a deli on the left. The pub side is split level with a pool table and seating around the short bar. On the deli side, there is a brighter color scheme and a view of the kitchen. There is also a beer cooler for brews to go.
The beer selection at Cicero's is decent. There are around 50 beers on tap from brewers like North Coast, Left Hand, New Belgium, O'Fallon, Bell's etc. As for bottles there are over 100 with domestic choices like Boulevard, O'Fallon, Schlafly, Southern Tier etc and imports from Chimay, Duvel, Ayinger and others. Cicero's has a few different samplers available and also runs a "beer school".
Service was good on an early weekday lunch. The server made good recommendations and was kinf enough to bring samples.
The food at Cicero's is pretty good. My teriyaki wrap was tasty.
Overall this is a pretty cool spot to check out in the St. Louis area.
09-18-2009 21:34:27 | More by Dogbrick
3.68/5 rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I was able to visit this place on my last trip over to the other side of the state. Cicero's is located on the Old Delmar loop were parking is atrocious. If you don't take a cab, then you might have problems finding a parking spot. We had to drive around this massive parking lot on the backside of the loop for about 15 minutes before we could find a place to park.
The first thing I noticed as I walked in was that smoking was allowed inside the restaurant. I had forgot that St. Louis doesn't have a smoking ban yet. As you walk in, the bar is right to your right, with a couple pool tables, a door that will lead you to where the bands play and several shady looking people. To your left is the Non Smoking section, which looks like a normal little restaurant. Fortunately we were seated at the further most spot from the smoking section which allowed for a very little amount of smoke lingering.
The food was great. We had a pie and their fried pizza bread. Both were excellent, and the pizza was some of the best St. Louis style that I've had the pleasure of trying. The beer was top quality also. They have the standard BMC, but had tons of stuff from Schlafly, Bells, and Boulevard. This place has a really great selection of beer. I had a New Belgium 30 degrees dunklewiezen, which we haven't seen on the other side of the state, a Belhaven Twisted Thistle IPA, and a Bell's Hopslam. All very quality. The pints were a bit cold, but that was my fault for not asking for a warm glass. The only bad thing about my excursion to Cicero's was the waitress. She was borderline rude. She couldn't answer my beer questions (which consisted of "Do you have...on tap still?"), got angry with me when she thought that I was asking the same question twice. She could have been having a bad day, but still. Overall, this was a really good place. I will definitely be making my way back and hoping to have better service the next time.
02-09-2009 15:09:28 | More by hwwty4
4.3/5 rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Took my Fiancee and my brother here kind of on a whim, i had heard good things about its beer list so i decided to go. First impression is that it is like 2 bars in one, the one side has pool tables and looked like a rough crowd, but the other side is your normal restaurant. The only problem overall was the fact that smoke was everywhere, it made reviewing beers hard since i couldn't smell them.
Food prices were ok, a bit high but nothing crazy. The bbq burger was really good, but i filled up on some hotwings as an appetizer. the food, service, atmosphere were all good. But the beer selection is the best i've seen in st.louis. Delirium, unibrou, rochefort, just to name a few. they had samplers, 4 6oz glasses for like 7 bucks so i did that and was able to try a few beers i had not had yet. this is the only place i've ever seen that has deliriu tremens on draft, had the pink elephant tap and everything, it was pretty cool i suggest it, i think i spent 90 bucks between the 3 of us, but we did drink alot of beers
12-08-2008 15:09:55 | More by 1fastz28
3.93/5 rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
Have been here numerous occasions, and always enjoy it. The beer selection is the best in "The Loop", and the bartenders are more often than not very knowledgable and ready with suggestions.
Atmosphere is so-so, its best enjoyed on a nice summer night from one of their outside tables. Inside dining area is cramped, and the bar area is a little run-down.
Food is not great with the exception of their pizzas, which are tremendous. Stick with that and you'll have a good meal.
Value is good, most pints in the $3-$5 range, and the pizzas are reasonable as well.
11-04-2008 21:45:54 | More by mphopkins99
3.68/5 rDev -7.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
Went there a few weeks ago. The beer selection is very impressive. Plenty of local choices, american craft brews, imports, quite a few big beers - I had an Arcadia Hopmouth draft and a Lenny's RIPA bomber for a very reasonable price for both. The food menu is a pretty standard 'Italian" menu. Pizza, pastas, sandwiches and a few entrees.
I've been there a few times and their pizza is great. The last time I went, I ordered a pasta dish with canneloni, lasagna, and manicotti. The manicottie and canneloni were decent, but I got to the lasagna, and wtf... they use cottage cheese instead of ricotta in their lasagna?!!? This should never happen. It was edible, but I've made a mental note to never order lasagna from this place again.
What sucked about this place? The only way to get in or out is to walk through the smoking area(s). Half the place is a bar, and the other half is a dining room. The bar as well as the front half of the dining room, where you walk in, is smoking. I don't mind it myself, but we had our 18 month old with us, if we would have had to wait for a table for even 30 seconds in the smoking area, I would have immediately left.
I'll be back to this place for the fantastic beer menu and the pizza, but not without a babysitter. It's off my list as a family dining establishment.
10-30-2008 20:33:04 | More by cubbyswans
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90 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.