Cardinals Nation
Cardinals Nation

Cardinals Nation

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cardinals.com/cardinalsnation
  • Phone: 3143459880x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am-4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm-10:00pm
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday 4:00pm-12am
    Brunch: Non-Home Game Sundays: 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: William Ortmann
  • 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 3143459880
  • 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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Cardinals Nation reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (32)hot spot (31)great for lunch (29)kid-friendly (24)scenic view (20)special occasion (16)great for outdoor dining (14)neighborhood gem (12)great for brunch (12)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (10)fit for foodies (6)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • place to stop
    tjkdmkVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    great place to sto on our trip.......worth it to see and also the food was really good......great beer.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very impressed
    idkwhattonamethis
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We just got done from a 150 person tour of busch stadium, our server was more than understanding that we were waiting on another set to come join us. They ended up ditching us but the server (Kyle I think??) Did not rush us, which I am very appreciative about. I understand restaurant environment is fast paced but I hate pushy waiters. And ours was very accomodating. He gave EXCELLENT food recommendations and the food was AMAZING. I will be coming back, the food and service was that good!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We enjoyed the food and the service. Had a nice time overall
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations? For a Bar Table?
    culinarycrumudgeon
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had reservations for 7:15 and arrived 10 minutes early. I checked in and was promptly led to one of the bar tables. I don't care to sit on stools or chairs with back supports so I asked for a different table. I was led back to the hostess and requested a different table. I observed that there were several unoccupied booths and tables and conveyed that to to the hostess. Her reply was that they were being held for reservations. I explained that I had a reservation. She was obviously bothered that I had the audacity to request a different table and she let it show in her demeanor. I was then seated at a booth next to the server station.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and Drinks
    Omgaufo925
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The service was very good but the drinks were below average. This is my 2nd time here, their hamburgers need some work so I had the grilled chicken.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good lunch
    camkingVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Just across the road from Busch Stadium, this is an ideal place to eat before a game. I had lunch here, 6 hours before a Cardinals game, and even with only a few people there, the ambience was there. I rated it 'Moderate' for sound, but expect it gets louder closer to game time! I had the half-sized salad (still a generous portion size!) and filet, and the brownie to finish. All were good. I asked to substitute the mashed potato for fries and they were happy to do that, and then served me both at no extra charge.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunchtime treat!
    Nellie01
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Had a great time! Food and service was very good.Sat in a booth facing bar.I was glad no one else sat at the high tops in front of us,as we enjoyed watching the Cards game.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing to rave about.
    Out4lunch
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Trendy spot in Ballpark Village and our first visit. The menu was adequate but not extensive. The atmosphere was fun as we watched a Cardinal away game on the many screens around the restaurant. The kitchen made a mistake on one of our orders and they were very apologetic and brought out a free appetizer for our trouble and additional wait time. The food was average. We all got a burger with a side salad. One was a turkey burger the other three were beef and ordered medium but came out well done. Our waitress was good and friendly. We will go back but will probably test some of the other fare.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    A fun place to watch out of town ballgames. Not too pricy either.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cardinal Fan-worthy
    Ontheroadagain
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    While visiting from Georgia, I took my mother, who is a die-hard Cardinal fan of 79 for an outing. We both agree - best burger! Waitress was wonderful and had all the information about upcoming Cardinal games and start times. Really great option for fans and those who want to have a great downtown lunch. Worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It takes a village
    YsGuys
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went because my mom wanted to see Ballpark Village. The food was very good, the service pretty good, but the noise level, especially for older folks with hear aids is daunting. Great experience, fun place, lots of activity.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great time
    Diehardfan
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had an excellent waitress. She made the evening for us. Great atmosphere to watch the Cardinals game. My wife's chicken was very good. My pork steak was cut way to thin to ever have a chance of being tender.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not spectacular
    Spooker
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I was really hoping the food and experience would be better than good but sadly the food was 2-3 stars at best. My pork steak was more fat than meat and the desert was served cold with ice cream on top. Atmosphere is nice and being next door to the stadium was neat but the food was less than impressive. Just a note that the place was not at all full, in fact it was practically empty so the bad food wasn't because of a rush or overcrowding.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it overall! Great atmosphere!
    Sophie2
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Loved the details in the decore. It is much nicer than I thought it would be. Glad we went on a non-game night so we could see everything and a great table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!
    DianeVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were there between double header games - Cubs vs Cardinals. Talk about perfect storm! But, the staff was SO friendly and polite. Everyone we interacted with was so energized and ready to help. Wow! On a day like that, I was really impressed. Had a reservation and was seated right away. Huge crowds at the door of people waiting for tables, so definitely RSVP! Food was fine, but service and being across the street from Busch Stadium (!) are what makes this place shine!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed.
    Chris
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    While the overall experience was okay, we were disappointed with the food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cardinals Nation
    Luvfood
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch!
    YummE
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I was so happy to find brunch offered at Ballpark Village! There were a lot of hot breakfast options, as well as cold cereals, yogurt and fruit. They also offered terrific lunch choices with salads, dips, shellfish, and a carving station! Oh and the the dessert bar and the Bloody Mary bar - outstanding! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch - Cardinals Nation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Excellent Brunch - What an array of food! The Bloody Mary bar was outstanding. Service was great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MSteeno
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great Service (Cher); Great Food; Vibrant Baseball Atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience will come back
    ArtR
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Loved the idea of renting a table on the balcony. looking forward to doing that with the family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service and Tasty Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Redbird Heaven
    Nashville67
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Hot Spot near Busch
    1stTimeCardsNation
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service! Great food!
    Travelinggirl
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Review
    luvthecards
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A++
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Fantastic, took my mom and stepdad for Mothers and Fathers Day, just perfect! Service was excellent, highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It was really good - not very crowded. The service was somewhat poor but the food was reasonable pricewise and good to eat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 63 reviews are from the Cardinals Nation reviews archive.
  • Can't wait to go back.
    Mike
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food; warm beer
    Randy
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Food was good but the beer was warm.....very disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bggg
    bggg
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome New Place in BPV
    OnADateVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location, bad food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Enjoy Ballpark village, but don't expect much of the kitchen. Dinner was bland and tasteless.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing to Get Excited About
    h2omlns
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ore-o-my gosh!
    PadreinSTL
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The fried oreo is the best thing I have ever eaten in St. Louis! I could have eaten 300 of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 62075
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Brunch was very good and our server - very attentive. The food was well prepared and refreshed often. Very clean buffet line.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Archie
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Atmosphere fun--food awful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic