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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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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    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
excellent food and service

I ate here last night with my family. As always the food is tasty and well prepared. We love their drummies; they are tasty and crisp with 2 dipping sauces. Among our dishes were tagliatelle and their pork chop, both of which were excellent. The service was attentive, but not hovering and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
neilrs1
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Lebanon, Missouri
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Bill Cardwell is almost an enigma, certainly unique. Who else would stop making their very popular Buffalo chicken wrap or their turkey burger, both huge sellers, because he didn't feel like it, or some ego-driven facsimile thereof? Really, BIll? Bad move. Your menu is a great deal less attentive to healthy eating now that you've removed suh options. Your food... More 

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Lebanon, Missouri
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I ate here last night with my family. As always the food is tasty and well prepared. We love their drummies; they are tasty and crisp with 2 dipping sauces. Among our dishes were tagliatelle and their pork chop, both of which were excellent. The service was attentive, but not hovering and the suggestions both for food and drink were... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a wonderful place to have a meal on a Friday evening. The atmosphere is warm, the service is friendly, and the food is simply delicious. The added benefit of this place is that it offers many delicious options for vegetarians. I highly recommend the gnocchi dish. It has fantastic flavor which includes an herb butter that is divine!... More 

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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27 reviews 27 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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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, Californian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

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?