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“Not clamoring for a next trip to Cardwell's”

Cardwell's At The Plaza
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Ranked #6 of 12 Restaurants in Frontenac
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $50
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Clayton Road
Creve Coeur, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
254 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Not clamoring for a next trip to Cardwell's”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Went to Cardwell's in Frontenac last evening for a dinner meeting. The restaurant is located in Plaza Frontenac on the southeast end near Nieman Marcus. Inside the mall, the front of Cardwell's looks like an Abercrombie and Fitch (which made me giggle). Inside the restaurant, Cardwell's looks any number of nice local restaurants and bars.

There is plenty of table, booth, and bar seating. They even have a few alcoves (one of which was were we met) and separate rooms for private dining. It was a nice setup! Lighting in the open bar and restaurant area was pretty dim, but the alcoves and private dining rooms were well lit.

The menu was a nice array of soups, salads, entrees and included much variety. Drink menu was pretty standard (people in our group really enjoyed the white wine spritzers and sangria). There is also a large wine menu for purchase by the bottle.

Pluses: I did enjoy the French onion soup and the service was terrific! Our group also benefited by having a table in it's own alcove where we could accomplish some work during the meeting.

Minuses: For the prices, decor, and location, I just wasn't "wowed" by anything. This is a perfectly serviceable restaurant but nothing special.

If you are in the neighborhood and want to give it a try, then I think you should. I would definitely say no kids and bring your wallet!

  • Visited June 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
333 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 589 helpful votes
“Consistent quality”
Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A landmark of sorts in St. Louis, this mall-based location has been doing it right since Day One. Great drinks, great fresh food and a patio for when the weather beckons you outside...

Visited May 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Always a Great Meal and Great Service”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

We are regulars here because the food is so consistently good and the service is always great. There are so many delicious choices on the menu that you can come here many times and enjoy something different each time and not be disappointed.
The service is always wonderful. We feel like we've had a special evening whether we get a burger or the evening's special because we can always count on excellent, attentive service. Well worth a visit!

  • Visited April 2014
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St. Louis, MO
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed April 11, 2014

Always wonderful, large diverse menu with something for everybody. They elevate their menu items so they all have something special. Vegetarian onion soup is a great starter and can serve as a meal.

Visited March 2014
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Ark
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great dinner at local favorite”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

Great restaurant in a great mall! Who would have thought you could have such a great evening in a mall restaurant! Definitely not your typical mall food! Great food, great service!

  • Visited March 2014
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