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“Good food. Fabulous decor.”
Review of Fountain on Locust

Fountain on Locust
Ranked #4 of 88 Dessert in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner, Bar, Cafe
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Grand Center / Midtown
Description: **We will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but will be open the following day the 26th. Additionally, we will be open on two Mondays before and after Christmas on December 21 and December 28. The most photographed restaurant in St Louis. And Home of The Ice Cream Martini ~ with delicious FRESH-MADE food, fine ice creams, chocolates and retro cocktails - all in a one-of-a-kind, handpainted Art Deco interior. Exceptional SOUPS!
Reviewed October 6, 2012

The tilte of this review tells it all in a nutshell. The food was very good with large portions. Sandwiches are well done. The Dill Pickle Soup is fine if you like dill flavoring in potato soup. The decor is amazing. Lots of atmosphere. This is a very good restaurant serving very good food and reasonable prices. The only negative: at 6 pm they were out of the daily special and one of the signature dishes. Seems a little early to run out of a specialty dish.

It is a good value. Try it.

Thank BB7HotSprings_AR
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marlastl, Guest Relations Manager at Fountain on Locust, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2012

Thanks so much for visiting us while in St. Louis and taking the time to post about it! We're pleased you liked the food & decor so much. Our apologies that we were out 2 items on your visit. We hope you'll come back and see us the next time you are in the area.

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is a bit of a hard review to write. Let’s start with the good – the food is just wonderful. You will not be disappointed by anything you try here. The menu is a star and is something you should not pass up. Also the décor is wonderful. If you judge a restaurant by those two things alone this is a solid ten, hands down.

Now the bad – have you ever met a beautiful girl with a terrible personality? A person who has everything going for them but unfortunately seems to know that only too well? That would be this restaurant. The vibe here is just… weird. Our server seemed to dwell somewhere between smug and patronizing and with each interaction we felt more and more uncomfortable. Not only did I feel unwelcome, any question I asked was responded to as if I was the most annoying person he had ever met – and trust me, these were not complicated questions just the basic sort of thing a person might ask when visiting a restaurant for the first time. I don’t know, I just don’t understand the need to treat customers that way. Yes, the food is good, but I will not be coming back to eat it which is really a shame.

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Thank lindini77
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marlastl, Guest Relations Manager at Fountain on Locust, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2012

We are pleased that you enjoyed our food and decor and took the time to post about it. We are very sorry to hear about your experience with the wait staff. We will definitely address it and have sent you a personal message regarding this matter. We hope you accept our apology and will give us another try the next time you are in St. Louis!

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

While they may be a tad bit pricey, the atmosphere is really interesting, and the food is quite good. The dill pickle soup was tasty, and I will definitely get back in here when I can.

Thank madcatprimary
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marlastl, Guest Relations Manager at Fountain on Locust, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to post about your visit. Glad to hear you enjoyed the Dill Pickle soup. Hope to have you back soon to sample more of our menu!

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Reviewed August 22, 2012

A group from my office went to the Fountain on Locust for lunch as a group of 6. I really enjoyed the Blackhawk sandwich with my side order being the St. Louis Salad. The sauce on the sandwich had goat cheese, olive oil, garlic and fresh basil was AMAZING.

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Thank Mark Z
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marlastl, Guest Relations Manager at Fountain on Locust, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

So glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us. We appreciate you taking the time to post and hope to have you back again soon!

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

It sounds horrible, especially if you do not care for pickles, but it has a wonderful flavor. You will not be disappointed.

Thank yusaydat
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marlastl, Guest Relations Manager at Fountain on Locust, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2012

So glad you liked our Dill Pickle soup and took the time to recommend it online. Hope you come back soon for more! :)

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