Brandt's Market & Café
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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Realale:
4.1/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
A fine cafe, with a very nice beer list.
The building is almost equally divided between inside and outside seating. Food is a nice combination of traditional favorites with solid new American style entries. I've eaten through much of the menu, and not hit anything less than very good. Brunch is also excellent.
Beer list is varied, but has a significant European focus, with offerings from the UK taking the largest slice of the 63 entries, with the U.S. and Germany tied for second. The list changes to some degree over time. Quality has always been top notch.
Service is always professional and many of the staff know their beer, or at least know the beer list. Live music is a regular feature.
06-14-2005 17:56:30 | More by Realale
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
Brandt’s is in the busy U City Loop just outside the St. Louis City border. It closed for a couple months and reopened, unfortunately with less of a craft beer selection than before. There is still a decent amount of Goose Island, Southern Tier, Six Row, Schlafly, and a few others, though. The happy hour specials are also good- $3 drafts, including all crafts. They also had $3 Southern Tier bottles when we were there. The service is super friendly, and the bartender was enthusiastic about craft beer and seemed like she was just getting into it. I wish this place kept the tap and bottle selection it had before, but it’s still a decent place to go in the Loop for craft beer. Blueberry Hill, Cicero’s, and Pi all have a bigger selection but all also get a lot more crowded. This place is low-key and cool; there was a guy waxing nostalgic about his days in Mpls drinking Surly everyday. The craft beer enthusiasts are here, and hopefully more beer follows.
05-18-2011 19:59:26 | More by phaleslu
3.8/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This nice little modern looking cafe hosts some nice musical acts. On Friday the Next Generation Jazz Band was playing. Very nice atmosphere at the place the inside was nicely packed but not overly crowded and the outside offered nice people watching in the Delmar Loop area of St. Louis. The beers were served in their proper glassware and were at good temperatures. The list wasn't overwhelming but there was some nice stuff on the list. You've got to appreciate a place that has a larger drink menu than food menu. The food was good and well portioned for the price. I had the duck and pork Brats and they were great. Service was good but a little slow initially as the place was a little packed. I will definitely be returning to this place especially now since moving to St. Louis.
08-09-2009 02:30:18 | More by JoEBoBpr
4.28/5 rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Been here a couple of times and I must say this is a wonderful place to go during the warm months and sit outside. Great place for people watching. The quality of beer is solid with several selections of belgians and then some other imports and a decent choice of domestic crafts. Most of the selection is bottle, but they do have a few handle to choose from. Service is always very attentive and seem to be sufficiently knowlegable of their beers. Food has been good each time I have been. Nice choice of sandwiches. I have had the Philly cheesesteak which is always good. It is a little different version of the Philly that I really like. They also have some of the best crabcakes in St. Louis.
01-13-2009 01:26:57 | More by brewintheLou
3.55/5 rDev -9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Ahh...nothing like eating on the Loop in St. Louis on a sunny day. And what better way to do so than outside at a table with a pitcher of Framboise?
Brandt's Cafe is a great stop if you're eating on the loop. The food is all pretty solid. The BBQ chicken sandwich isn't fantastic, but it's good. Service, however, was abyssmal. It took about twenty minutes for our order to be taken and another 45 minutes to get the food. We're guessing they forgot our order, but other tables seemed to be of the same opinion. The beer selection is fairly good, but you'll have a greater variety down the street at Ciscero's. They do have some unique things on tap, such as the Lindeman's (sp?) Framboise, which was delicious (and only $15 for a pitcher). Give it a shot, but don't go expecting fast service.
05-18-2007 20:16:03 | More by wagenvolks
4/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in the last time I was in St. Louis. I had never seen or heard of this place but am always anxious to try new locations.
The seating was a little tight but we ended up on the street watching all the locals go by which was great. I love people watching.
The waiter was very friendly and knowledgable of the available brews. He also knew (or suggested) what to pair some of them.
The selection is fantastic Organized by countries and theres over well over 50 different beers to choose from. Including a lot of Belgians, plenty of English and German selections plus a good amount of American. I was surprised about the lack of local brews, especially Schlafley but if i wanted that I would've gone to the pub right?
Even though it's not a choice above I'm going to give the sandwich I had (Rueben) a 4, good. I'd also suggest the Pear and Brie sandwich, very good.
03-12-2005 02:20:41 | More by Ahhdball
4.05/5 rDev +3.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
I stopped in Brandt's over the holidays while I was in St. Louis. This store is located in the Delmar Loop, a couple of blocks away from Cicero's and almost across the street from Blueberry Hill.
This is an unusual liquore store in that it is part of a cafe/restaurant. You walk in the door and have to go past a couple of tables to get to the beer displays. They had a good selection of craft and mircrobrew beers together with some imports. No Big 3 macros here, though they did offer beers like Red Stripe. I picked up a sixpack of Anchor Our Special Ale here. They have about half the beer available at room temperature and half in refrigerated cases. Not an overly huge selection, but good nonetheless. The service was friendly and knowledgeable at the register. The food menu looked very interesting, and I was tempted to order a sandwich to go, but ultimately decided to pass because I was on my way somewhere.
02-13-2005 06:56:46 | More by UncleJimbo
Brandt's Market & Café in Saint Louis, MO
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