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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
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 11:15 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:15 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:15 am - 11:00 pm
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We'd heard good things previously about this Cardwell's, and decided to try it this trip to St. Louis. It was a very warm evening, but we did not want a large, heavy meal, and this was a great place. Our lighter fare supper was perfect, and our waitress was friendly and very attentive and made some delightful suggestions when we... More 

Thank donlin67
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the nachos with a wonderful margarita with a twist! Wonderful, the food was great and our server was very friendly! I was full off of the serving size and could not have dinner later. Great environment. All the plates around looked amazing.

Thank lindacF8095DS
Warrenton, Virginia
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70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a late lunch. The veggie sandwich was so flavorful. It had beautifully ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, roasted & marinated peppers, avocados, onions and herbed mayo. The tostado tower salad was also delicious. Both are large enough to share. The open faced turkey sandwich was a bit disappointing. The was a lack of turkey and too much cheese. I... More 

Thank Crazywolf701
Orange County, CA
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a restaurant in a shopping mall it was good food and the service was really good too. Kale salad was good and glad i started with that. I got the Billy's burger and it was quite good. Well cooked, good flavors. I should have gotten with the fried egg but it had so much already on it I stayed... More 

Thank OCHow
Mansfield, Missouri
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

My daughter and I tried Cardwell's on recommendation while visiting in St. Louis. It did not disappoint. The service was top-notch, the food equally so. If you're on a tight budget, it is pricey, but I would recommend it for a special occasion. I will certainly look forward to re-visiting on my next trip to St. Louis.

Thank WorldTravellingMum
Chicago, Illinois
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348 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner with a large group of friends. Many choices on the menu. Food was tasty and the service was good. Very popular restaurant. Recommend reservations.

Thank Paul C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We eat at Cardwells more often than I care to admit! Always, Always great! The food is never bad and the service is great! They've added a few new items which we love- but always a positive experience! The patio is lovely in the nice weather and an added bonus- we can bring our little dog! Probably my favorite place... More 

Thank R S
North Palm Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Cardwells, is a "first cabin" experience. The food is consistently very good, nothing too avant garde or "sketchy". It is always good, never disappointing and the the drinks are generous and well made. The service is very good and the atmosphere is friendly, unpretentious and comfortable. It won't "knock your socks off", but you will get a good meal at... More 

Thank Clint W
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

It's a shame the customer is always wrong at Cardwell's. Many of the menu items come out with consistent quality, but when they don't--don't bother mentioning it. Last year one of the managers told us she tasted the food we sent back and there was nothing wrong with it. Wow, who does that? This past Friday night when we mentioned... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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443 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

We went with another couple a little early on a quiet Tuesday night. Service was perfect and the food was great. We didn't do a starter or salad but have enjoyed them in the past. The seafood stew was superb but watch out for the Jalopenas as they add some heat that may be too much for some. In the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $50
American, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:15 am - 9:00 pm
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
11:15 am - 9:30 pm
11:15 am - 11:00 pm
11:15 am - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?