This is my second time trying to go to Bevo Mill for Sunday brunch. Called on a Monday to try to make a reservation but could not get in. I was told they would have some table for walk ins or possibly we could sit outside (love this idea). So we headed to Bevo Mill arriving at 10:30am. Boy were we in for a surprise.
There were at least 25 people waiting to be seated (walk in's), by the way, no waiting area or bar so you are constantly in the way with no place to sit. I finally get to the host who says it is an hour wait. As I look around 90% of the tables are empty and there are more people standing waiting than are seated or in the buffet line.
I was told that it was because they had coupons expiring. I was also told that they had seated the first 60 walk-in's downstairs. Too bad my date had gone downstairs to the restroom and told me there were also 25 people tops down there with at least half the tables open. I really don't appreciate being lied too.
It was so bad we left with out being seated.
Our previous visit was about the same but we had decided to give them one more try. Beign from St. Louis I remember and enjoyed the previous Bevo Mill.
WILL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN. Our experience the first time also was filled with tables sitting empty for an hour but being told they could not seat us due to being full with reservations. We were told 45-hour wait but ended up waiting 1.5 hours. No where to sit and had to share the one walk-in designated table with strangers. This is a terrible managed place.
The food was ok but not worth the hassle. Have found several other places that are much better, great service and have better locations in south St. Louis.
TRIED IT TWICE - WE ARE NOW DONE.
BEWARE IF YOU BUY A COUPON> I believe they sell the groupons/living social to get cash then make it impossible to redeem them for the deal. You then lose the promo value because you can never get in and are stuck with the paid value you still need to use. They even have a page on their website on what to do if you end up not being able to use your coupon.