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4.41 w/ 2 ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

3315 Watson Rd
Saint Louis, Missouri, 63139-2014
United States

(314) 783-4000

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Added by MJR on 03-30-2005

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Reviews by nogoodreason:
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4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

A great place to have a nice dinner and a good beer. Last time I was there they had several gems on draught, Two Hearted, Oberon, St. B Tripel, Aventinus acouple Schlafly and few more that I'm forgetting. Not a big list, but this is a restaraunt, so I'd rather them have a small, tight list than a big one that would be too hard to maintain.

Service is excellent, my wife, son and I decided to try the place out, we didn't expect it to be so nice, so we wound up there with no reservations and a 6 year old. No sweat, they set us up, made us a nice pasta for our son (who wouldn't touch most of the menu). They were timely, attentive andvery friendly.

Food is really good. Really good. I had the Pork Osso Buco paired with a two-hearted and it was ridiculously tasty. The meat fell off the bone, literally. Everything we had was really good.

A great place if you're out to have a nice dinner in St. Louis. Highly recommended.

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4.33/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Again, I must express my bias towards this place as a disclaimer- it's walking distance from me and what I consider 'the neighborhood place'.... that said, read on...

I've been coming here since the place opened, and watched it mature over time. The atmosphere is nicely casual, but nobody looks like a slob; range from nice shirt/ jeans to sportsjacket (heaviest representation is casual friday attire). The place looks nice and a little quircky.
The service is attentive and friendly; they are a little slower at the rush times, but you won't notice. I've had some wonderful, leisurely two hour meals here- meals as a celebration of the food and your guest- i.e., how a meal SHOULD be. They have a small number of menu selections, but they cover a wide range that should keep everyone happy. the food has been excellent and still improving over the year; the menu keeps changing slightly so that you will always find something new to enjoy. However, my suggestion is to just get whatever is featured. They won't lead you astray.

Now, for the beer.
They do admittedly have a limited tap selection- about 8 beers or so.... but I challenge you to find Michelob here; they had St. Bernardus, Delirium Tremens, multiple Bell's, some wonderful German lagers, and others when I last went; they also rotate the beers over time as well. The beer tastes fresh and well cared for. The bartender that I've always had clearly knows his beer and will not only expound on the selections he has, but others you can find in the area (and far beyond) as well. Really, the bartender that I've always seen is an awesome advocate for good beer.

Overall, I think this is a great place. Quite good food; an excellent (if slightly limited) tap beer selection. I've gone here just for beers multiple times. Another hero in elevating local tastes in beer.

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