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“The best Calamari” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cardwell's At The Plaza

Cardwell's At The Plaza
94 Plaza Frontenac, Frontenac, Saint Louis, MO 63131
314 997 8885
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Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Frontenac
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $50
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Good for: Doing business, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Clayton Road
St. Louis
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“The best Calamari”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

wonderful ladies luncheon when shopping at Plaza Frontenac or before a book reading at the County Library across the street. Great sandwiches. Don't miss the flash fried Calamari.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Nice Dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Cardwell's is a St. Louis institution. The ambiance is lovely and the food excellent. While pricey, it is a nice spot to meet friends. Outdoor dining is also available.

Visited July 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I have been to Cardwell's for dinner and private events, and enjoyed the food, drinks and the ambience on each occasion.

Visited June 2012
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Columbus OH
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Enjoyable dinner, excellent menu selections”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I was in St Louis for the evening, and needed a place to eat close to my hotel (the Frontenac Hilton). A client recommended Cardwell's, which is literally just across the street. The menu appeared to be printed daily (it was dated at the bottom) and while I usually struggle to find tempting items on restaurant menus, particularly places specializing in “American Cuisine,” but everything looked delicious. My co-worker and I shared the lobster ravioli and the cider brined pork chop, both of which were delicious. Service was prompt and pleasant. While not inexpensive, the items were a good value - quite large with huge chunks of lobster in the ravioli, etc. The only thing I could find even moderately find fault with was the bread service. A bit boring and dry, but that is stretching to find fault. Overall it was a great meal and I highly recommend!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“very busy place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Sundays are even busy. but still great service, great food and can't wait to go back when it warms up a bit. but not as busy as Saturday's i think.

Visited August 2012
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