Annie Gunn's
Annie Gunn's

Annie Gunn's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.anniegunns.com/
  • Phone: 6365327684x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Louis Rook, III
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Annie Gunn's commonly host events such as board meetings,retirement parties, anniversaries,weddings,rehearsal dinners,cocktail parties,wine dinners,and personal or company celebrations of all types.
  • Private Party Facilities: Annie Gunn's consistently offers abundant portions of prime aged steaks, fresh pristine fish and homemade desserts daily. This is the perfect place for your next event. Our professional, hospitable service and expert event planning will ensure your next event is both memorable and effortless.
  • Private Party Contact: Molly Gordon 6365327684x
  • Entertainment: NA
  • Special Events: Apple Knocker Hard Cider & Owl Creek Vineyard Dinner - Sunday 4/27/14
    Siduri/Boar Wine Dinner - Tuesday 5/13/14
    Mi Sueno Wine Dinner - Tuesday 6/24/14
    "The Smoker" featuring Ridge Vineyards - Monday 10/6/14
    Contact us to find out more details or to make a reservation.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: CHESTERFIELD AIRPORT ROAD
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: open parking
A word from Annie Gunn's
Since 1937, once nestled in the middle of cornfields stands the Smokehouse Market. An unpretentious structure, reminiscent of its days as the market for the surrounding Chesterfield area. The store now houses one of St. Louis's most celebrated restaurants, Annie Gunn's. Within its walls, Chef Lou Rook, III works his magic, creating irresistible cuisine with a sophisticated country life accent. In keeping with the concept of "Foods and wines inspired by the richness of country life", Chef Rook uses the best ingredients and the traditions that are most appropriate to them and imbues them with his own talented creative spin within the rhythm of the seasons. Annie Gunn's boasts an award-winning wine list as well.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Annie Gunn's reviews from OpenTable diners
218 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (166)fit for foodies (120)notable wine list (119)great for lunch (72)neighborhood gem (70)romantic (63)hot spot (56)good for groups (55)vibrant bar scene (43)great for outdoor dining (24)kid-friendly (15)late-night find (14)great for brunch (9)scenic view (3)Show More
  • It was great!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This was my first time at Annie Gunn's and I was celebrating my 60th birthday. Food was great, service excellent. I will go back. Our waitress Michelle was the best!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place!
    WorldTraveler
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food has been fantastic every time we go!!! We were a table of 8 adults this last time and everyone loved every dish they got.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st place to bring our guest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have a very special guest (VP of True Lemon) that comes in once a year. And Annie Gunns is where he wants to go. I used Open Table and left a message to the restaurant about the possibility of moving us up on the reservation list. And WOW, I got a call from Annie Gunns and they were wonderful...they moved us up an hour and really made me feel like my reservation mattered. At the last minute our guest was not able to make the plane and the staff still treated us kindly. Our guest made it in Sat. night and then was so disappointed he had missed out on Annie Gunns...in fact he is coming back in Dec. just to dine at the restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant
    Sharon
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Been going here for years and is always wonderful. This evening was no exception.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food Enthusiast
    FOODENTH
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is a high end steak/seafood stop. Expect to pay $100 per person for a full experience(Appetizer, Entree, Desert and Drinks). If nothing else, you must stop in and get the Potato pancake. It's simply the best appetizer I've ever had. I'm in sales and took one of my accounts here. We were all very pleased with our experience. I plan to stop by in the future to order just the Potato Pancake. Yes, it's that good!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smoked Rib-Eye: who knew?
    Foodiemcb
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I have to admit, I had never had or actually though about actually smoking a steak before, but it was certianly a great idea and something i would encourgae you to try if you have not had the opprotunity. This is a very popular spot so getting a table can be tricky especially during the weekend. I would certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Annie Gunn's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    As aways, the food and service was excellent. My favorite place to dine in the Saint Louis area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Wonderful!
    smm1016
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We go to Annie Gunn's often and can always expect to have a delicious meal. The chef is spectacular and you can't go wrong with anything on or off the menu. It's always busy so make a reservation or go by 5:00pm. Probably one of the two best restaurants in St. Louis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic as always
    ChesterfieldCourtney
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My husband and I went here before the Cardinals game the other night. We were in a bit of a hurry (I know, not the place for a quick bite). However our server was very accommodating and took our dinner orders with our drink orders. We had the baked potato soup as a starter which was perfect - taste, temperature, and quantity. We followed that course with the filet mignon and seasonal vegetables. Everything came out piping hot and tasted phenomenal. This is the restaurant that I always recommend to out of town guests and it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Always perfect…..food, service, atmosphere! Never disappointed….ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Again
    ABthree
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Enjoyed our dinner experience. Attentive service. Excellent good. Best steak!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here.
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our overall dining experience was nice, and the market was wonderful. We ordered the $65 bone in filet and despite being cooked spot on it wasn't seasoned so just tasted like a hunk of meat, very disappointing. Nothing we ordered was note worthy, all just ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect anniversary spot
    Stl29
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My husband and I came here just a few short days ago (for the first time) to celebrate our fifth anniversary and the impending birth of our first child. It was the perfect experience. Our server was attentive, helpful, and so friendly. Every bite of food was amazing. We started with the chicken appetizer and the potato soup. My husband had a ribeye and I had the classic burger. At the end of the meal, we were stuffed! We were fully prepared to decline the dessert menu when our waiter came out with a complimentary piece of apple pie with cinnamon ice cream. Now I must say my grandmother is a southern woman who knows how to cook, and yet this was by far the best apple pie I've ever tasted! Annie Gunn's is definitely a must go for St Louisans!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely will return soon!
    Jbird
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very impressed. Lots of great sounding specials. Service was outstanding. Salad with Roquefort was fabulous, as was the bread. I had a cheeseburger, because they trim their own steaks, and make the scraps into burger (which they also sell at their market, next door), and it is spectacular. I wish they would have left the bacon chutney off, but many will love that, too. Great menu, drinks, desserts, and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Abbiw Gunn 's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We went for a birthday dinner on a Thursday night. Food and service were outstanding! The restaurant's food is the highest quality and they even gave us a complimentary birthday dessert! Our waitress was most attentive and kind. BUT.....The noise level was such as to impede digestion, conversation and enjoyment. The tables are right next to the bar and people at the bar were literally shrieking all during our dinner. One woman screamed continually until we wondered if she was being murdered. We had to shout at each other to have a conversation. There were several little "nooks" with doors that would be good for groups, but we were too small a party to request these. They REALLY should do something about the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food
    BirthdayDinnerGoneBad
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Very busy - must make reservations! The purpose for dinner was to catch-up with a family so we wanted to be able to carry on a conversation easily. We were assigned a small room which was great. We closed the door and we had our private function!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    Foodie83
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had a reservation via Open Table at 6:30pm, but had to wait until 6:40pm to be seated - that's never happened before. Also, our food took way too long to arrive. I guess there's a first time for everything, but I don't expect it to happen again. We love Annie Gunn's!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Eat
    AStephens
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Although the menu was pricey. The food was well prepared and the services was outstanding. It is worth the cost. My wife and I were celebrating of 15 year anniversary and we were made to feel welcome by every staff member that we encountered. My wife truly enjoyed the ambiance, food and service that we didn't mind paying the $160.00 bill. We will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We always enjoy Annie Gunn's for special occasions. All of our kids and friends choose if when we are celebrating their birthdays. Good food is always served and that apple pie and cinnamon ice cream is to "die for"!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always outstanding!
    Mzac25
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service, food and ambiance is worth the price of admission!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding...
    TERITOP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Celebrating Mom's 85th birthday! Our dinner was exceptional, excellent service and an incredible wine list. Completely Satisfied and then some.... :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ellieL
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Never a disappointing meal at AG's, but missed the scallops on the menu and there are not a ton of vegetarian choices. The steaks are great, and the bread pudding was huge for sharing and absolutely fantastic. I love that they ask if you are celebrating anything ahead of time and work with you if you have a seating preference. Nice wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lives up to its reputation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We were eating a late dinner so selected a lighter menu and it didn't disappoint. Service is very good but not overdone. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good dinner
    Dlvsm
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    As always very good! Service is excellent and the wine list is vast but a bit overpriced. Everything was very good and some of the best steaks in town! Shrimp appetizer special was not as great as they were a bit over cooked and very hard but the cheese sampler was awesome! Also had the Halibut and this was excellent and perfectly cooked! Would definite go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    BuddVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The meatloaf is the best that you will ever find. Their selection of ice creams for desert is decadent. The food never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great! As usual!
    CarguyVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our favorite restaurant ... it never fails to deliver an extraordinary meal. Our server, Judy, was terrific. Helpful advice, just the right amount of attention. Another great experience at Annie Gunn's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal, Great Service
    jonesfotoVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The only even slightly disappointing aspect of our recent dinner at Annie's was the terrible paper napkins that littered our table. Distracting and unsightly, they stuck to the bottoms of our glasses, to the table and to my dining partner's hand. Find new napkins. Otherwise, perfect service, remarkable cuisine and one of the finest bartenders anywhere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brithday
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I took my best girlfriend there for lunch, the food was outstanding. Our waiter was suburb, the apple pie and cinnamon ice cream really great. My only complaint was it was very noisy, it was the noon hour and there several large groups, so it was hard for my friend and to talk and hear each other.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My husband and I went to Annie Gunn's to celebrate our anniversary. Upon being seated our waiter started to pour us an alcoholic beverage. We are non-drinkers, so it would have been nice if we would have been asked so that we didn't have to stop him from pouring to inquire about what we were being served. Also, after the meal, we were going to order dessert, but the waiter brought us one and wished us happy anniversary. We thought it was complementary, but then I noticed it was added to our check. If we had known we had to pay for it, we would have ordered something different.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too loud for the price
    loud
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    we went there on a Tuesday evening at 6pm and inside or "outside" in the in the close off addition, was extremely loud. We had to yell just to hear each other. after 45 min my ears hurt from the noise and throat hurt from yelling just so my date across the table could hear me. It honestly was similar to being at a Rams game and trying to have a conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AWESOME food!
    CLWS
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Annie Gunn's is one of THE BEST restaurants in the area. It is hard to get a table, but worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    JoeL
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We requested on of the "rooms" for dinner and we're accommodated. Food was very good and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food even better service
    Jmflamm
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great food! Took a little long which we didn't mind but definitely noticed. Without us saying Anything though we were given free desserts for the inconvenience. Way to go above and beyond! Super friendly staff as well and even called me the day before to confirm everything was in order for the reservation. All around great time!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service
    Gerry
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went there for lunch to celebrate a birthday. Service and food was excellent. They even provided a birthday desert.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Fabulous..but noisy area!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Fantastic food but VERY noisy and tables are too close together. We were there celebrating a birthday and there were 9 of us in a group but we all had a difficult time hearing each other because of the noise level. We sat out on the enclosed porch area and would not recommend this seating location if you are trying to go there for a "romantic" dinner b/c you will be disappointed. However, the steaks were amazing and so were the salads.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good but better
    milom100
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    So many specials the server ran thru them faster than we could understand her dialogue and I'm in the business 43 years . Some combinations were just not to be paired with each other. Very noisy, slow kitchen times, food was good but not fantastic at those prices you would expect fantastic....
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greatest Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The most diverse, high quality food in the US! From the chefs, to management, to the waitresses, this place ROCKS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch break
    Grammy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As always the service was great. food well presented and plentiful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Dinner
    ewood7725
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We celebrated my wifes birthday on a Sunday night. The food, service staff, and wine were all excellant!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food & service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    we were give 5 star treatment for our anniversary it has became a fav
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.