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Cardwell's At The Plaza

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94 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, Saint Louis, MO 63131 (Clayton Road)
314 997 8885
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Today
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:15 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:15 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Bright, airy and welcoming atmosphere

Food is very good, wine list very good and the service very good. Homemade chips are dangerously good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Shempie
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Food is very good, wine list very good and the service very good. Homemade chips are dangerously good.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We stopped here spur of the moment for lunch and, again, everything was more than could have been expected. We've eaten here many times, wether we wanted something fast before a movie, or for ann entire evening of dining. This is simply a space that elevates you, enhanced further by friendly, wonderful service and consistently well-prepared innovative food. The restaurant... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Had a lunch at Cardwell's At The Plaza with a special friend. The food was very tasty. I had the club sandwich & fries. Service was smooth, seating was immediate. Is a great spot for friends, lovers or former lovers. Wasn't too crowded so unlike a lot of spots in Frontenac you don't get the feeling that people are eavesdropping.... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

Lunched with a friend, it was a time for us to catch up. The food was excellent. Trout special with rice, beans, and squash was perfection. Dessert was apple pie and it too was excellent. Homey with a culinary flair. The coffee might be the best restaurant coffee I've ever had. The service was excellent. Our waiter was attentive but... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We have eaten at Cardwell's at the Plaza many times. This time we took some guests that were visiting from out of town. The food was very good and the service was excellent. I have never had a bad meal, the food is consistent which is why it is one of our usual restaurants to eat at. We ordered one... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visit frequently but finely decided to review it. There is a great variety of food on the menu. The burger and Chinese salad with broccoli are a couple of my favorites. Usually love the mussels but this visit they changed the broth and I didn't like it as well as "the usual."

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Staunton, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This used to be a special place to dine, at least for me. My most recent trip here was a disappointment. Everything seemed ratcheted down. It seemed that the menu had no entrees, but our waitress did recite a long list of specials that included more substantial fare. The four of us were wedged in a booth, not my preference.... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Dined here before and like the ambiance and decent food so we took family and guest here on Christmas Eve as we were cooking the next day at home. To say we were underwhelmed would be an understatement. My strip steak , ordered medium RARE ( a point I made to the servor), came out only pink in the middle... More 

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Fenton, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We stopped by after seeing a movie in this upscale shopping plaza. Although just 20% of the tables were occupied on a Thursday evening, they only had spots on the tall tops, couch or bar. We opted for the former and watched the all the tables fill by 7:30. Having skipped lunch, we ordered chips and dip. The guacamole was... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Granted, a moved-up mall....Though packed and full-swing at lunch, we with no reservation and a two yr old in tow, were quickly seated and well-served. Nice menu, including toddler accommodation. Well prepared dishes, good service and pleasant personnel. This is an understandably popular respected restaurant. Look forward to a return on my return!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 94 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, Saint Louis, MO 63131
    (Clayton Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis  >  Frontenac
  • Phone Number: 314 997 8885

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:15 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:15 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:15 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?