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Cardwell's At The Plaza

94 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, Saint Louis, MO 63131
314 997 8885
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Ranked #3 of 9 Restaurants in Frontenac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $50
Hours:
Sun 11:15 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:15 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Clayton Road
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Springfield, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had yet another great meal here one Sunday afternoon. Opted for the club sandwich which was perfectly executed and could have fed two. Love the eclectic menu and convenient location. There is always something for everyone in the family.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Cardwells is a well known restaurant in the st. Louis area. But many people do not realize how good it is. It is well worth the trip, good food, wine and service. It is a great restaurant for business and casual dining.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Always reliably good food, service, atmosphere. Especially nice for special occasions. Great for lunch with friends while shopping.

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Additional Information about Cardwell's At The Plaza

Address: 94 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, Saint Louis, MO 63131
Phone Number: 314 997 8885
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis  >  Frontenac
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 50
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Californian

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