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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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    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
first time solo

I have never dined there alone, always with friends or family. So I tried the bar for a quick bite. I ordered the steamed vegetable basket with ponzu sauce. all that I wanted, quick, tasty, fast service and efficient. I chatted a bit with the people next to me.I wouldn't hesitate to dine there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Margaret M
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kirkwood, mo
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kirkwood, mo
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have never dined there alone, always with friends or family. So I tried the bar for a quick bite. I ordered the steamed vegetable basket with ponzu sauce. all that I wanted, quick, tasty, fast service and efficient. I chatted a bit with the people next to me.I wouldn't hesitate to dine there alone again. It was delightful!

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Thank Margaret M
St. Petersburg, Florida
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288 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

We've been to Cardwell's At The Plaza many times; clearly it's the place to see and be seen at Plaza Frontenac. Cardwell's is usually busy, always a lively, upscale crowd enjoying themselves at lunch, dinner or the cocktail hour. Friends invited us for cocktail hour; Cardwell's has a good starter menu and the bartenders can pretty much do it all.... More 

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Thank NXTTRP
California
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225 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We were in the mall in the mad Christmas rush...and wanted lunch...and had several choices. We chose Cardwell's...and it was a good choice. One of us got the wedge salad and French onion soup...and I had the Reuben. The wedge salad was loaded with tomatoes, bacon and hunks of bleu cheese. The French onion soup was full of onions and... More 

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Thank Tahoe2
Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Average at best great build up average food would more than likely not return as the surrounding area offers much better selection.

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Thank gtaubel
Saint Louis, Missouri
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328 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Carmen did a great job for our table. Service was great - she took our drink order quickly and professionally and they came the same way. She was helpful with our order which also came quickly even on a crowded weekend evening. Our seafood stew was really good. My wife's butternut squash ravioli was good and our friends salmon dish... More 

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Thank Bobby44881
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Good food but horrible service. We sat for 15 minutes before waiter asked for our drinks. Very, very slow. Don't dine here unless you have a lot of time to wait.

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1 Thank AndyMiller15
Ballwin, Missouri, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The ambience is great, the staff is great, friendly, efficient, helpful. Great wine selection. The best 4 Cheese Pizza anywhere I've visited in the U.S. and other parts of the world. A bit pricey, perhaps but well worth it.

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Thank Juan Carlos C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I went for lunch. There was a slight wait for a table at a little after 1PM. Server was a bit slow in taking the order but not uncomfortably so. I ordered the Veggie Sandwich and I'm so glad I did. It was one of the best veggies sandwiches I've had anywhere. I'm not a big fan of butternut squash... More 

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Thank Judy O
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The guacamole appetizer was the highlight of the meal although the tortilla chips that accompanied the dish were a bit dull and flavorless. Service was very slow and waiter was forgetful of what he was to bring us or needed. Typically a highly recommended restaurant so hoping it was a bad day and not the trend especially considering the price... More 

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1 Thank Eileen W
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

As a local I can assure you that if you are looking for a great place to enjoy a delicious meal in a relatively quiet place you need not look for look any farther than Cardwells. Cardwell's is located in Frontenac Plaza an upscale shopping mall between Saks Fifth avenue and Neiman Marcus. Plenty of free parking outside,and an underground... 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, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
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?