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 Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Annie Gunn's reviews from OpenTable diners
231 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (171)notable wine list (124)fit for foodies (117)great for lunch (78)romantic (75)neighborhood gem (70)good for groups (51)hot spot (47)vibrant bar scene (41)great for outdoor dining (29)great for brunch (14)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (5)Show More
  • 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.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Chitownvisitor
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Once again an outstanding dinner at Annie Gunns!! Great food and a terrific server!! The tomato salads were exceptionally good. We have been going to this restaurant for many years and it never disappoints us, whether it's for drinks and the great wings or steaks and seafood!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Darlene's service was impeccable!
    DKSB88
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Third time in a year that we've visited, but every intention of heading there more often than that in the future. (We're new to the area.) Originally we were on the patio, but 80 yr old Dad wouldn't have been able to hear anything. They quickly accommodated us inside where the noise level was better for him. Dinner was very good and our server was fantastic. Highlights for us: Prussian pearls (fancy oysters on the half shell - I only eat Oysters on the Half here!), Smoked shrimp & lamb chops. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food is excellent Service is wonderful - both the server and management came by to ensure everything we ordered was per our request The only negative comment is the entry area of the restaurant - when you walk in you are basically right in the bar Perfect place for celebrating special occasions - anniversary, birthdays, graduation, etc.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Very pricey. While the meat was good, he sides were chintzy. Longhorns just as good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mark Czarnecki
    Mark
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Had a small dinner party for my girlfriend's 50th birthday. The staff was very helpful in the preparations and service. The food was incredible. My girlfriend has talked about it for 2 days. Fabulous!!!! I would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Would highly recommend the chicken fried steak and apple pie.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    satisfied
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is our third visit to Annie Gunns. As usual the steaks were perfect. Two members of our party ordered seafood, and this was excellent as well. Service outstanding- knowledgeable and prompt. We will be back for our next special occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food - not a quiet place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We enjoyed ourselves, but it was definitely a louder place.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    stlfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Dinner here is always good. We had a couple of only good versus great items....my tuna steak sat under a heat lamp unfortunately....but overall it's still a great, traditional choice in west county.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorite places
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We normally go every year for our anniversary,but decided to go for my husbands birthday this year. Food was wonderful, we each had the six once filet. Melt in your mouth wonderful! Waiter brought a pice of pie with cinnamon ice cream with a birthday candle in it for my husband. Truly thoughtful!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellence in Hospitality
    Yumyum
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    From the moment we arrived we knew we were in a special place. We escorted to our table immediately. One of our group was in a wheelchair and his chair at the table was already removed. The food was delicious and the service impeccable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Client Lunch
    ROreview
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great lunch...really, really strong service...great outdoor lunch on the patio
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food is incredible. Good selection, presentation and the service was wonderful. Restaurant/bar is noisy and some patrons were inebriated and loud. Entire restaurant is loud, very noisy almost to unpleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always incredible
    WhiskeyandSobaVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Annie Gunn's is always an amazing meal--our last one was no different. The smoked steak with a chipotle pan sauce and the smoked duck dish were both stunning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Meswm
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Haphazard service. Food was good, however we waited a very long time for our entree. Annie Gunn's is Too expensive for these mistakes.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best in St Louis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My Wife and I have been coming to Annie Gunn's for several years now, mainly for special occasions, and they have never disappointed. We've been to many "fine dining" establishments in several large cities and Annie Gunn's is the standard by which they are all judged. Only a couple have come close, and only one has matched Annie Gunn's for the quality of food and service. We have never gotten less than perfect service and only once have we not been blown away by the food and presentation, and even then is was "merely" excellent. Always a warm atmosphere, always great service, and always stellar food. It's what keeps us coming back from over 2 hours away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Excellent!
    MissDVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Sometimes I forget about Annie Gunns since the location does not appeal to me, but every time I dine there I know it is a great place. I usually order sea food and vegetables or one of their amazing salads. Our server was totally attentive and patient with our special diet questions. It is a great place to take a senior for lunch and one can feel that there are special items that are not found at other restaurants. Food tastes original and well presented.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great steak
    johng
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Its been a long time since I have had a steak that tasted so good. This place beats Flemings for taste of food.Our service was outstanding .
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real treat.
    2ofseven
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Made my reservation online for lunch the next day which I loved. Restaurant was packed when we got there but we were lucky enough to sit in a "snug" which is basically a little closed in booth. It was perfect for the 4 of us and our 87 year old dad. We didn't ask for it but were thrilled to have it since it was crowded and pretty loud in the restaurant. Food was outstanding (and expensive) but portions are decent and our server was wonderful. We did have to wait 40 minutes for our lunch to be served which was long for dad but I'm not sure if that's the norm or just an off day. We enjoyed everything about Annie Gunn's and would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    Datenightout
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The staff was very knowledgable about the menu and the service was excellent (our glasses we're never empty). The food was excellent. I had the filet mignon and it was superb, as was the bread pudding for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    winelover
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went for lunch. It's not the first time we've eaten at Annie Gunn's. I usually like the daily specials and thought I would try the sauté sole. I thought sole was sole. This was a grey sole. I was completely disappointed. The fish doesn't flake. It's mushy with no taste and it didn't look like it had been cooked. I told Mike I thought the fish hadn't been cooked. He told me that "grey sole" is like that. He offered to get me a piece of walleye and I should have taken him up on it. I should've questioned Mike up front when I ordered to give me a description of grey sole. My spouse ordered the lamb chops and she was in heaven. She loved the dish.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • golfer48
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food is always good. But, WAY over priced. WAY too loud to really carry on a conversation at your table. This spot is known in West County as the place to be seen. Since I'm not into being seen I only frequent here a few times a year because they do make very good liver and onions.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Long time St. Louis favorite
    Expected
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great food, good atmosphere, established reputation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restuarant as always!
    brewerrl
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We so enjoyed our dinner and the filets were amazing! Thanks for a great dinner and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always GREAT!
    Mutti
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We have been to Annie Gunn's several times and have always received outstanding service and great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic