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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Gambas Al Ajillo
Shrimp, sizzled in fresh garlic oil with red chile and lemon (don’t let anyone take away the extra garlic oil, because it’s great for dipping your bread into)
Beef Tenderloin Sliders
Filet mignon, gilled and topped with maytag blue cheese, peppered bacon tomato and fresh spinach. Served on our yeast rolls with fresh horseradish sauce on the side. Cooked medium rare unless you tell us otherwise
Spanakopita (Savory, Buttery, Flaky Greek Spinach Pastry)
Served on a bed of baby spinach which is tossed with liz’s greek vinaigrette, and finished with freshly roasted red peppers and feta cheese
Cowboy Caviar
A mixture of roasted eggplant, seared onions, garlic, lemon, herbs and good olive oil. Served with blue corn tortilla chips. This one is great for sharing
Fresh Cactus Fries
Fresh cactus leaves, sliced thin, hand breaded and fried to order. served with Chimayo new Mexican red chile ranch sauce sauce for dipping
(All entrees include a fresh spinach salad with fresh apples, feta cheese, marinated red onion, cumin and vanilla spiced almonds and fresh raspberry balsamic vinaigrette. Served with homemade parmesan and black sesame crackers)
Herb-Roasted Half Duckling
Topped with a black cherry port wine sauce. Served with bruleed sweet potatoes and sauteed spinach with lemon and garlic
Hereford Beef, Raised on Missouri Family Farms
House-cut filet mignon (8 oz), or ribeye (14 oz), with lemon-thyme butter, bruleed potatoes, vermont maple glazed carrots
Order a free-range chicken breast instead of the steak, but with the same sides 25.
Stuff with Maytag Blue Cheese
It’s really nice cheese
Sauteed Fresh Mushrooms, Flambeed with Good Brandy
Chilean Sea Bass
Wrapped in prosciutto and oven roasted. Garlic and bacon pan fries and roasted asparagus finish the dish
Organic, Free-Range Chicken Breast
Stuffed with roasted butternut squash, caramelized onion and pecans. Served with a side of fresh linguini topped with a butter-braised kale, roasted beet and rosemary sauce. Finished with a little fresh goat cheese
Veal Scallopini
Lightly breaded and sauteed. Finished with a white wine pan jus and served with creamy baked apple and sage risotto and little grilled green beans
Triple Chocolate 3 Layer Mocha Cake with Chocolate Frosting
Served with your choice of house-made ice cream and raspberry coulis
Lemon Pecan Pie
sort of like a chess pie/pecan pie/lemon pie hybrid. served with our Mexican vanilla ice cream
Seasonal Fruit Tart for Two
free-form tart with a sugar crust. topped with Mexican vanilla ice cream. this one is 12 bucks because it's really big and serves two. take one home with you if you're too full to eat it now. it's great for breakfast!
House-Made Frozen Things Sampler
Choose 3
Ice Creams
Mexican vanilla, cherry almond chip, fresh mango or cappuccino
Belgian chocolate spiced rum chocolate chip (that’s all one kind)
Fresh lemon (really lemony! ), Blackberry, fresh cranberry pomegranate
Single Flavor of Ice Cream, Custard or Sorbet
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
American, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Amazing! I have ate here before and it was wonderful. This visit was at Christmas, prior to the Christmas Carol play. Liz prepared a traditional English feast, that included 5 courses. Every bite was divine!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michelle C
Reviewed December 23, 2018

What a dining experience! 5 course meal with was great! The staff in this small, tastefully decorated restaurant was one of the best I have ever encountered. The chef made the meal to compliment the production “ A Christmas Carol” at the local theater. She...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wfrary
Reviewed December 21, 2018

This is a must do for the Holiday Festivities! Liz and staff present the perfect following to the performance of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" at the Arrow Rock Lyceum. A 5 course meal- Venison in puff pastry with a wild lingonberry sauce Smoked tomato...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed December 17, 2018

I was blessed to be invited by dear friends to join them for the Dickens Christmas dinner this December (2018). It's hard to describe the "vibe", the food, the service in only a few words. I'll say fabulous about every aspect of our experience. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 2020mine
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Happy to find a place where I could get vegetarian fare. Enjoyed a medium vegetarian pizza to go at our Bed and Breakfast. The servings were plentiful and delicious!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kathy H
ChefLizHuff, Owner at Catalpa, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2018

I would like to thank you for that awesome review, but I’m pretty sure it was meant for my friends at The Badger’s Hideaway on The Boardwalk. I just ate there this evening and it was delicious! My family and I enjoyed a spicy bacon...More

Reviewed September 24, 2018

I had the great pleasure of dinning three times at this gem of a restaurant in Arrowrock, Mo., this past summer. Each visit was a taste bud sensation. You must try the wild caught salmon, I did, twice. Thick cut, like three inches, cooked on...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank _robthssg07
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Exceptional food, staff, service and birthday experience! So many flavors in each dish. Liz is an amazing chef. Truly a hidden treasure. We can't wait to go back

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LyricB2
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

The food is sooo delicious and the atmosphere just delightful. It’s very hard to get reservations here because it’s so popular. They even make their own home made ice creams for dessert. The dishes they offer are definitely recipes you don’t make at home

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Bazzums
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Liz and company provided a refreshing ambiance, great rack of lamb, and a delicious apple turn over desert. Can’t wait for the Christmas Dinner after the Arrowrock Lyceum Christmas Carol show!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Karen S
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

What an exceptional gem! A quick get away to Arrow Rock on a Saturday. Dinner was fantastic. All meals were well prepared, delicious, savored & devored. Excellent waitstaff, peeked over the serving station to view the salt block method of cooking, and met the phenomenal...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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February 25, 2015|
Response from christimba |
Go to the restaurant's web page and click on the reservations link at the top for details. Their hours vary according to the time of year and reservations are strongly recommended.
February 22, 2015|
Response from christimba |
Go to the restaurant's web page and click on the reservations link at the top for details. Their hours vary according to the time of year and reservations are strongly recommended.
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January 8, 2015|
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I used to add photos but it takes so long on dial-up, I don't add photos any more. There was a browse button or a place to add photos when you write your review.
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