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Cardinals Nation
Cardinals Nation

Cardinals Nation Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cardinals.com/cardinalsnation
  • Phone: (314) 345-9880
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Thursday-Tuesday: 11:00am-4:00pm
    Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm-12:00am
    Brunch: Non-Home Game Sundays: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Billy Edmonson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Cardinals Nation has many private dining and banquet options. Anything from a Birthday to a Wedding to a Corporate Event, Cardinals Nation offers great space and menu selections for you to choose.
  • Private Party Contact: cardinalsnationevents@cardinals.com (314) 345-9880
  • Entertainment: With over 60 TV's Cardinals Nation is the go to place for fans of all sports.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th St.
  • Public Transit: Busch Stadium
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Non-Game days parking before 3:00pm is free and after 3:00pm is only $2 with validation.
A word from Cardinals Nation
Cardinals Nation offers fans of all ages a one-of-kind, world championship caliber experience unlike any place else. The best fans in the game will come to play here all year round because the baseball season never ends at Cardinals Nation. Cardinals Nation is the ultimate Cardinals headquarters.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "We had heard so much about Cardinals Nation, so we looked forward to eating there. We went for the brunch. They had a wide variety of items from which to choose. John prepared each of us a wonderful, tasty omelet. Although there was no game the day we went, we had a nice view of the ballpark. Our waitress, unfortunately, I can't remember her name, was a jewel. We had several questions and when she didn't know the answer to one, she found someone who did. It appeared to us that she really enjoys her job. All the staff was friendly and willing to assist when needed. We will return there and recommend it to others."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Excellent Brunch - What an array of food! The Bloody Mary bar was outstanding. Service was great!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Great Service (Cher); Great Food; Vibrant Baseball Atmosphere."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Loved the idea of renting a table on the balcony. looking forward to doing that with the family."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The service was friendly and each employee seemed motivated to help us have an enjoyable meal. The place was children friendly (3 children from ages 4 - 8) and coloring paper and crayons were provided and a good children's menu was provided. The adult entrees [ hamburger, pork steak and strip steak] were tasty and adequately cooked. We all enjoyed the French fries that came with most of the orders. The soft pretzel w/ salt as a pre-meal item was tasty and enjoyed by all."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This restaurant is a must for the true Cardinal fan. Solid menu, great service and the best view make this a must when in St. Louis!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We were seated promptly and treated very well by the hostess. Our waitress was quick to come over and get our drink order. I think she ahd a few too many tables that she was handling at that time - could have had more staff working - but got our first drinks and never felt rushed to order or eat. Great view of several TV's and the place was quiet enough for a normal conversation."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Having never been to Cardinal Nation, we decided to give brunch a try. Fantastic!!! The price is reasonable and the food is wonderful. I cannot say enough about our server, Cher. She was so attentive and friendly with a bubbly personality. She rounded out our fantastic experience. Go to this brunch!!!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Our first experience at Cardinals Nation was decent, but not great. At $30/person you would think the food would be phenomenal, and it wasn't. The atmosphere was really cool, watching the fantasy camp on the field. The energy with all the Cards fans, was great."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This was my second time at Cardinals Nation & both times the food was excellent! I love the atmosphere with all the TVs & sports photos etc. Service was excellent--we had a waitress named Michelle & she was great. Very personable & attended to our every need. Only problem was that both times it did take quite a while for us to get our food. Perhaps a little faster service with the food."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Fantastic, took my mom and stepdad for Mothers and Fathers Day, just perfect! Service was excellent, highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "There were not enough servers to accommodate the crowd. Our waitress was great but she just couldn't keep up. We had a reservation for 10 people. They had it set up for us in a nice spot. About half ordered salads as their entree and liked them. 4 of us ordered other entree's from the dinner menu and the food was poor and it came out lukewarm. Wouldn't recommend this for dinner. Would still consider going to watch a game for drinks and appetizers."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It was really good - not very crowded. The service was somewhat poor but the food was reasonable pricewise and good to eat"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Stopped in for dinner when the Cardinals were on the west coast. Food was great and reasonable views are great. Can't wait to see a game from one of the restaurants."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food was good but the beer was warm.....very disappointing."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Had the flat bread pizza and bbq wings. The pizza was excellent and the wings were very good too. My son had the strip steak and for the price, he said it was also very good. All were happy with their meals. We had a trainee as our sever and she did an outstanding job. Will definitely be back when we're in town for a game."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This was my first visit to BPV and obviously Cardinals Nation as well. We sat outside, across the street from the stadium. What a cool view! The food was really good and they had a good selection of things to choose from. Although we didn't drink they had ample choices for that as well. This place would be great to sit outside and have drinks (plural). Only complaint was the slow service, but it wouldn't keep me from returning."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Enjoy Ballpark village, but don't expect much of the kitchen. Dinner was bland and tasteless."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Food was mediocre at best. Five lunches (sandwiches), one soft drink, two iced teas, one lemonade and a water and bill with a 15% tip was $90. Food was slow to arrive. At the time we ordered we were told it would be 20 minutes (this was NOT a game day!) There were more empty tables than tables seated. If this restaurant survives it will be due to vacationers wanting the ball park experience. There was nothing that would make me want to go back."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The fried oreo is the best thing I have ever eaten in St. Louis! I could have eaten 300 of them."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Brunch was very good and our server - very attentive. The food was well prepared and refreshed often. Very clean buffet line."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Paid $50 for a small salad, two hamburgers, one beer and an ice tea. Not worth it. Then you could not go around the inside of Ball Park village complex because of a concert in the center area. You had to pay to get in. Not too impressed."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Draft beer not cold. French fries tasted like they were 2-3 hours old. Mac and cheese seemed like it came straight out of a Velveeta Shells and Cheese box. Service not great-- salads came after the entree. Burger did not arrive as ordered. Would go there for a quick beer before a game, but not for the food!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I'm recommending Cardinals Nation to all my family and friends."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Title says it all. The food was really just very average and the prices were very overpriced. I doubt I'll be back. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I was here on May 31 after a Cards victory. The place was full of happy Cards fans and a few Giants fans who were still enjoying themselves. I had made reservations via Open Table and was seated immediately. The service was great, and the food was also great. My daughter is a vegetarian and there were more options than she expected. Overall my 1st visit to Cardinal Nation was a GREAT one. I will recommend to friends as well as return myself. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "My grandson and I ate here before a Cards game. We had a 12:00 reservation and arrived and were seated at 11:45. Didn't get out until 1:10 to head over for a 1:15 game. Service at the table was good, but food was slow coming out of the kitchen, then we had to rush through it to get to the game. Give yourself enough time to enjoy your meal if you are heading for the game! His food was good, but my grilled chicken sandwich was just BLAH!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Overall, a good experience. I would have preferred to listen to the TV broadcasters. I know KMOX does a lot with the restaurant, but there was a lot of interviews on Fox that we missed. Plus the radio voices are a little ahead of the TV. "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Really enjoyed eating here. Food was good. Great place to enjoy a Cardinals game. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Had a reservation but there was a wait.. when seated I asked to sit at a booth. Had to walk back to the reception area and was informed that there would be an additional 15 to 20 minute wait but booths were empty all throughout the dining area. Waiters seemed to be detached from their customers.. very little engagement ...very little time to talk to the customers to make them feel welcome at Cardinal Nation. The food was ok and the environment is good ..looks like a typical sports bar"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Good selection. Chef put his/her own spin on brunch staples. View great. Atmosphere friendly."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "But parking was horriable, hard time getting parking ticket prepaid. Couldn't find attendent to help. Help box asked if we were in St. Louis ? Very confusing would'nt want to be old person or drunk and trying to figure out how to prepaid for parking. Took all the fun out of the evening by just trying to leave parking lot?"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • " Between the 2 of us we ordered the Nachos, a Burger and Mac and cheese. The burger was nothing special and we weren't even asked how we wanted it cooked. The mac and cheese sounded great on the menu but, it was so bland. It tasted like a box of Kraft. The nachos were the only decent thing we ordered but there wasn't much cheese on them which, is weird because that's the main ingredient of nachos. The drink we ordered was a "cardinal, strawberry, lemonade." It was obnoxiously sweet, with hardly any alcohol in it. We were told that the bar tender was in training and that's why it wasn't as good as normal but, we were never offered another to fix the mistake. Overall it was disappointing for how pricey it was, I expected better."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We loved the food at Cardinal Nation and the service was excellent. Servers were friendly and professional. Everywhere in Ballpark Village is very LOUD, including Cardinal Nation, though it was about the quietest place there. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Cardinals Nation is a fun restaurant to enjoy with out of town guests. It gives a real sense of the St. Louis Spirit. Fun, entertaining and good food. We would not visit on a normal basis as the noise level was a little high, but fun place to get a feel of the local flair of our city. Enjoy! It is a lot of fun and with a great view of the Ballpark. I would recommend Cardinals Nation for a special event or a family night out. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • ". . . and it's brand new. If you want Sports Bar atmosphere, menu, etc. then I highly recommend after my first visit. Across from Busch Stadium so very busy on game days, and very loud and vibrant, but good food and amazingly good service on this visit."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Located across the street from Busch Stadium this is the place to go for a pre-game meal. Attached to the Hall of Fame and Cardinals Museum and other bars and restaurants there is a lot to do and see here! The atmosphere is wonderful and the service was outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I ordered the pork tenderloin entree, which was very tasty. The portion size of the pork was embarrassing and insulting. Tons of mashed potatoes and vegetables and about 1.5 ounces of meat. Of course I was asked about 4 times how the meal was tasting, but they shrugged when I said the food was great but the amount of meat was ridiculous. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The restaurant had a great brunch on Mother's Day, with lots of variety. They were quite busy, but handled the crowd well, and our server did not rush us through our meal. She was happy, happy, and provided quality service."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food ok, cooked food not super tasty, Cafe Madeleine's brunch yummier; service earnest but could be more sophisticated & trained; ambience of place & area way cool; biggest beef was I reserved 1.5 weeks ahead but could not get an okay table even tho plenty including booths were empty whole hour-plus we were there. Were told they were being held for reservations. I balked at humid outside so were placed inside but next to staff station where we heard their chatter standing 'round and staff rushed around us. They did reduce my bill when I complained - very nice."
    Dined on 5/11/2014