Gamlin Whiskey House
Gamlin Whiskey House

Gamlin Whiskey House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gamlinwhiskeyhouse.com/
  • Phone: 3148759500
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm Lunch: Daily: 11:00am-4:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm-1:30am, Sunday: 4:30pm-12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Gamlin Whiskey House is proud to offer a specialty catering menu upon request. With an emphasis on customization and excellent service we look forward to making your next event a special one.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maryland and Euclid
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Gamlin Whiskey House
With an emphasis on world class whiskeys, our contemporary steakhouse serves hand-cut steaks and delicious cocktails amid the bustle of the wonderful Central West End.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Gamlin Whiskey House reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (51)fit for foodies (46)special occasion (43)neighborhood gem (43)good for groups (33)vibrant bar scene (28)hot spot (24)notable wine list (17)great for lunch (15)romantic (15)great for brunch (13)late-night find (11)scenic view (7)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Fun and eclectic
    JenC
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great drink menu, some very unique whiskey drinks. Only a few wine by the glass options, but good selection by the bottle. The food was great, but for the price, did not blow us away like we were hoping. We enjoyed our visit and would make this a place to enjoy a cocktail before dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for people who love whiskey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fantastic food options, whiskey flights, and mixed cocktails. It was a perfect place to meet with with friends and catch up. I would recommend the brined fried chicken, Sazerac, and the small batch flight. Everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • lots of choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great kale salad, and also loved the seafood soup of the day. Along with the (slightly too sweet) corn bread, and aglass of wine, it made agreat meal. Service was just right. We sat outside, and the bench on our side of the table was a little too low for the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was awesome. I'm not a whiskey drinker but the friends with me thoroughly enjoyed the extensive collection. We ordered the tuna, flat iron steak and the seafood pasta, all very good. The three pigs appetizer was also very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Whiskey Bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I was under the impression it was a steak centric restaurant, based on the early hype. There were a couple of steaks on the menu, but menu was fairly pedestrian. The only fish offering was farm raised salmon. The only chicken was fried. Big screen TVs, but with a few minute loop video about whiskey. Very odd. Group behind was tasting whiskey & seemed to be having a fine time. It is a whiskey house, with food on the side.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovesgoodeats
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    A group of ten friends met there for a birthday dinner. The atmosphere was good, the staff and service were above average. Everyone ordered something different. We took a poll at the table after dinner and everyone felt there selection was just edible. No one felt they would visit again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service, great drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The drinks saved this place! Awful service and food was good. The outdoor seating is one of the best in St. Louis too
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    notsoimpressed
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    For the price, the food was just okay. The kale chips were awful. And as my wife said "it didn't seem like the food was made for me". Not very personal, almost mass-produced. The whiskey list was extensive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service??? Food???
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It was a rainy Wed night and not busy. 1st, the waiter was not welcoming, a bit curt, read a script. I have been to restaurants in St. Louis with outstanding staff, this was a disappointment. One should not have to ask for water refills in a restaurant of this type. Then having to raise my hand with the check and credit card after waiting too long for a pickup was another frustration. Food wise, I had tuna with soy glaze and risotto. Tuna was good, risotto was tasty, but soy glaze tasted like a mix of soy sauce and Russian dressing--too sweet. My friend's petite filet actually was pretty big and tasted great, but had a tendon in it that one hopes never to find in a filet. The sazerac was fantastic! I will return for drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find overall
    LAf313VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our waiter was excellent. The bartended Eric created personal bourbon flights for us based on out taste and preference. Food was good. Steaks were cooked as ordered. I would recommend a visit here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, not great
    Sls11
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Appetizer was fantastic (shrimp and grits). Rest of our food was good, nothing spectacular. Their timing was horrible. Salads came out before appetizer. Food came out while we were still eating salads. Whole process felt rushed. They need to work on that. It was our anniversary dinner and after waiting about 20 minutes to order we had paid and left less than an hour after our reservation time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun evening!
    Mamasnotcooking
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went with another couple, to celebrate an anniversary. Staff could not have been nicer, the drink menu is delightful and the food was delicious. The ability to pair excellent food in a non-pretentious setting was unique and special. Cannot wait to visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place for drinks and dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Although we were disappointed they were out of several bourbon selections, the oysters, flank steak and rib eye were excellent. Very good food-- the portions are large and you might want to share.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Kelly
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food and drinks were spectacular. One of the best steaks I have had in my life. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great dinner. Pur waitress was fantastic as well - extremely knowledgeable about the drinks and food options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    All around awesome experience ! Excellent food and large portions ! Waiter was awesome ! Great place in great location
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, sometimes great
    wistfulways
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    On the three occasions I have been to this restaurant, one was outstanding. The menu is fun, the drinks interesting, but sometimes the food is not as fresh as it could be. My salad was a little wilted, salmon a little over-cooked. The location is great for people watching and the staff is wonderful. I am going to give it another try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My wife and I had brunch at GWH to celebrate her birthday Sunday, 8/10. I made a reservation at 1130am for 2 but didn't really need one - the patio was busy because it was a nice day but the dining room wasn't crowded at all. Service was very prompt - we were early for our reservation but were seated immediately. We had a window table allowing us to people watch (busy street in an city neighborhood). Our server came quickly and was very polite and checked in on us frequently to make sure we had what we needed. Great food - she had the slinger, I had the chorizo hash - we both had the "Whiskey in the Morning". DELISH! Definitely recommending to others, already have plans to come back with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's not just whiskey!
    StLDiner
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    There are lots of great whiskeys to choose from, as well as some great whiskey cocktails. But what keeps me coming back is the delicious, inventive and diverse menu. I've eaten brunch, lunch and dinner here and not had a bad dish in the lot. All delicious, and served by attentive but not overbearing waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Thought the food was a bit pricey. Friend had steak. Was not a very big portion. I had a drink. Thought it would be more than it was.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Several visits
    rabricksonVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We have now visited the Gamlin Whiskey House several times. Each time, we see a range of menu items we would still like to try. We have enjoyed every visit, and we look forward to going back to sample even more items. One of the best outdoor settings in St. Louis for watching a wide range of people and enjoying a cool summer night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Spot
    annie4384
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Very friendly staff - the host was great. Had a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Anytime I'm in the CWE this is a must stop. Best cocktails in town!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Liked it..UNTIL THE BILL CAME!
    SolidperformerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We came here with high expectations. We were sat in an empty dining room, décor is barren, and other patrons said the same after us and asked to be sat elsewhere. The waitress explained they were a 'Steak restaurant with a whiskey theme' . We had a tasty appetizer (3 pigs?), and a yummy cocktail (Peachy keen), but when we ordered the special "Ribeye with a tomato mushroom sauce", we had a tough fatty steak hidden under too much sauce, with too much pepper. The most shocking part was the bill - the "Special' was $50 (not given in advance)! When all entrees were only $25-35.it was definitely NOT worth it. I would probably return for the cocktails and appetizers, but there are much better steak restaurants in town (801 and Annie Gunns)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but wine was very warm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Great food and great service, but we ordered a bottle of Conn Creek Anthology Cabernet Sauvignon and it was served very warm, probably 76-78F. Our waiter was more than willing to chill the bottle and bring it to a more drinkable temperature but it should never be served that warm.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food just wasn't there
    Cwelocal
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Had two great drinks but both my wife and my meals were just okay. We decided if we were to return it would just be for drinks and appetizers or deaserts.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Winter Kind of Place
    STLFoodTraveler023
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We came here for a birthday special, being the birthday boy loves whiskey. Great selection of whiskey and wine!! Our waiter was awesome!! Very knowledgeable, energetic, helpful and kind (Justin). Being a foodie, we were disappointed with our dinner. It was not the best I have had and working in the restaurant business you might just think I am complaining. Our dinners lacked flavor in some aspect and for the price, it just wasn't worthy of it. However, the deep fried cookie was awesome. So if we do come back it would be for dessert and drinks most likely.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Drink List
    Bourbonfan
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Gamlin house has a good list of cocktails and whiskeys as expected. The food was good, but not nearly at the level I expect for the price. I thought this would be a good place to try, and it was nice. It is a great place for a couple drinks to start or end a night, but if you want a steak, stick to places like Al's or Sam's (Similar cost and way better product).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jvarghese40
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great food, great service but a little pricey! Our waiter did an excellent job! The steaks were amazing! Cooked to perfection and tender! Great place for out of town guests or a group dinner!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Anniversary dinner
    krika8
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We celebrated our1st Anniversary at Gamlin's. We are both Bourbon fans so this place suits our tastes. This was our second time eating here, and both times we have had great food. One day I may have room for dessert, but so far the portions have done me in before I get to the final course! They have definitely given us a great place to go for food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!...Absolutely Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Gamlin Whiskey House is a beautiful fine dining resteraunt. I attended on the 4Th of July and I could not have picked a better place. The food is EXCELLENT!!! and the atmosphere is settling but also electric. I especially would like to thank "Julie" our waitress for her beautiful personality and extensive knowledge of every food item on the menu...(thanks for the recommendations Julie). I have decided to make this my regular and only fine dining experience in the C.W.E. and since its right in my neighborhood that makes it even better. If you haven't been to this place your missing a real treat. Great service...Great Food...Great and kind staff. Thnx!!! Gamlin Whiskey House I look forward to seeing you again real soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • O.K.
    tempest
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Great outdoor space and selection of alcoholic beverages, but the food was a little too eclectic for a return visit anytime soon. Service was outstanding though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious
    klke51
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Dined with six adults and days later we are still talking about how amazing our entrees were.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Where is my waiter??
    angb
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Not happy at all with the service. Our waiter was not attentive - I even had to go looking for him once. We had to ask to have out dirty dishes taken away.
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  • Birthday dinner
    2dine
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I took my wife there over the weekend and we loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scott
    Scott
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Went there for a birthday celebration and had some fun with a long-time friend. Good food and portions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great drinks and great food
    Dave
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Went w/ friends on Saturday night...crab cakes were small but excellent, the Scallop Ceviche was unique w/ excellent flavor...all four entrees were thoroughly enjoyed and the Bourbon/ Whiskey selection was great except they were out of stock on a couple that I wanted...overall a fun and highly recommended experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience all around
    MoCal
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    What fun! They have a whiskey sommelier who is not only knowledgable and creative but fun. He made us 3 different versions of Manhattans that were all good in their own ways. The John's Manhattan was excellent and I would recommend trying it if you want to get adventurous. The food was very good. We had the evening's specials: New York strip with blue potatoes and a lovely sauce with shrimp in it. The lamb shank with corn risotto was perfect and the off the menu filet was very good. Save yourself for dessert. The Deep Fried Oreo with ice cream and the Sticky Toffee pudding were sooooo good. We were full after our meal and over the top when we HAD to finish dessert. It was that good. Truly wonderful service. Great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good dining experience
    3meals
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    A casual dining experience and the food was delicious. My wife & I had an appetizer, an entree each and shared a dessert. Our waiter was very helpful with suggestions. We had shrimp & grits for the appetizer - excellent. I had the 10 oz. patio steak and my wife had the 8 0z. Tete de filet. Both were ample sized portions and cooked to perfection. I would recommend to others, however, it is a little pricey. I would go back to try other entrées. The whiskey drinks we tried from the menu were very good too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Give it a shot
    rayh52VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food and service were outstanding here—we shared a great rib-eye steak—and it's also a learning experience for those not conversant with the whiskeys of the world. You certainly don't need to drink to enjoy this restaurant, but we did, and the server's recommendations were spot on. A great find in the Central West End.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Server was awesome! Very friendly and people orientated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.