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“Lovely restaurant in a corporate building.”
Review of J. Buck's - CLOSED

J. Buck's
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Carondolet
Transit: We are 2 blocks from the Clayton Metro-Link Station
Reviewed July 16, 2011

My husband and I were in St. Louis for two nights traveling with our 10 year old granddaughter. Our plane arrived in the evening and we needed dinner close to where we were staying in Clayton. I found J. Buck's on the Trip Advisor site and was disappointed to see the bad reviews. However, we decided to go anyway because we had lived in St. Louis in the '70's and had loved Jack Buck!
We were so glad we did go. This was a Friday evening and we were seated immediately in the beautiful dining room.
Our granddaughter had her first toasted ravioli and loved them. Also, the pretzel bread was a delightful surprise which we all gobbled up. Our salads were delicious and so were our entrees. I do not understand why the other reviews were so negative. Maybe they have made some changes. The "Joe's Menu" is an addition that emphasizes fresh, healthy, seasonal foods. My husband had the Joe's salad which he declared wonderful.

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Thank plaidbeagle
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Reviewed February 6, 2011

But, I have to be brutally honest. I have dined at both locations. From the service - to the bartenders - to the managers - to the food itself - it was FAR below average. For all the hoopla, the attitude of the employees was that of, "I really don't care." and it showed. I have never been more disgusted in my life. It'd been better if there was a hair in my food. It was that bad.

Then the food came to the table. Talk about a hurriedly-thrown-together collection of over-cooked garbage? Like I said, I hate to be the guy who complains, and I'm usually never that guy. But, if you're looking for a lunch, a dinner, or even a snack, do yourself a favor and drive past these establishments. The arrogance is far exceeded by the stupidity and carelessness of the staff. The food was either cold or not prepared properly. And they just - don't care. Little wonder the O'Fallon location closed down. They are only interested in catering to the hoity toity areas. Folks, there are far better places to spend your money than this over-rated, sorley disappointing slop house of a 'restaurant'.

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Thank BIGJAKE2011
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Reviewed October 29, 2010

We had a complaint about a person who used very inappropriate language 2 tables away from us and Seth [-] - the General Manger - said its okay, they were regular customers. We told the Ritz Carlton to NEVER recommend J Bucks to anyone else.

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Thank lisamarie100
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College Station, Texas
Reviewed December 16, 2007

Nothing special here.

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