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Kemoll's Italian Restaurant
Kemoll's Italian Restaurant

Kemoll's Italian Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.kemolls.com
  • Phone: (314) 421-0555
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 1:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Continental, American
  • Executive Chef: Don Tadlock
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Catering: Experienced in catering off site events. Lunches and dinners. Hot or cold food. With service staff or drop off.
  • Private Party Facilities: Six private rooms accommodating groups from 10 to 400. A/V equipment available.
  • Private Party Contact: Julie Mattingly (314) 421-0555

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of Broadway and Pine
  • Public Transit: Metro link stop 4 blocks from restaurant. Bus stops outside of building.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Attached building garage with reserved parking for evening diners. Parking is complimentary.
A word from Kemoll's Italian Restaurant
Filet Mignon in a delicate cognac cream sauce, fresh artichoke slices hand dipped and fried to a golden brown, succulent broiled lobster tails, fork tender veal scaloppini and mouth watering pasta dishes made from authentic Sicilian family recipes...and then there's the view! Located on the 40th floor of the Metropolitan Square building in downtown St. Louis Kemoll's is a destination restaurant offering stunning 360 degree views of the Arch, the river and all of downtown. Kemoll's offers great options for private dining. Six private rooms including our premier event space Top of the Met make Kemoll's a popular choice for weddings and large corporate functions.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I had our 25th anniversary dinner at Kemoll's. The restaurant accomodated my advance request for a table at a window with a view of the arch. The service and food were fantastic and we had a marvelous time. There was one nearby table with a fairly noisy group, but they left shortly after we arrived. My only minor complaint was that they were out of our first choice of wine. Our server ended the night by lighting candles on our "Love Cake" dessert. We were a bit surprised that the cake appeared on the bill. We have been to many other just as upscale and not as upscale restaurants where a special event dessert is complimentary. Not that $7.50 on a $200 bill matters, it's the principle of the gesture. We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Here for 19th anniversary to revisit site of our Wedding Reception at the old, SUPERB, "Noon Day Club" This was a huge disappointment! Server, John, was excellent. Odd "two-top" table, one seat faced out to the view, the other a wall! Food was uniformly poor in plating, preparation and quality. Pricing is five star, quality is one star. Not an anniversary celebration dinner to remember. Will not return nor recommend."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We were celebrating two college graduations and one member of our party had never been to Kemoll's before. Ryan was the classic Kemoll's server: friendly, efficient, charming, accomodating and humorous. Everything was delicious from the drinks, to the appetizers (Mussels!), to the Kemoll's salad, to the entrees. And of course the cheese bread was as addictive as ever. My husband and I split a Kemoll's salad and entree due to the size of the portions and Ryan was very gracious about it. The view was gorgeous as always and we just had a wonderful time. Kemoll's continues to be a favorite for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The view was AWESOME!!!! The server was overworked but the food was good. The dining room is open so noise does bleed over but we had a great time"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The veal dish I had was the worst I have ever had. Two veal cutlets, cooked extra, extra well done, were surrounded by probably a cup or so of olive oil and butter with 5 or 6 tablespoons of minced garlic. I would only recommend this place for someone who wants food worse that the Olive Garden at 3 times the price."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Resturant is somewhat difficult to get to - park in secluded basement and take 2 elevators to 40th floor. View of river was nice and staff was friendly. Found the food too heavy e.g. too much dressing on house salad and caesar (plus plates were warm); clam appetizer was excellent with great sauce for dipping. All three of our entrees (filet, shrimp, and veal) were swimming in excessive sauce/oil. Same could be said for the provided pasta side. I prefer a fresher approach to Italian food."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "First time dining there it was a very nice experience. The food was very good, however the special offering I choice was too pricey. Should have asked the price. View were terrific. Service was excellent. We would definitely return and would recommend others to try. eat2much"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Steak was cold when they served it. The waiter brought it back and they reheated it but it didnt taste good being reheated. Salad, pasta, wine and desert were all average. Not worth the prices."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I took my daughter to dinner to celebrate her college graduation. She loved the food, sevice and ambience. We had a great time."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Went to dinner with another couple. Our server (Wally) was energetic, but a bit loud for the type of restaurant. He was helpful in describing the menu items and specials, but seemed a bit uncertain about the selections and ingredients. His overall knowledge of wines was lacking. The food selections were enjoyed by all, but Wally forgot several items that arrived late and specialized utensils (steak knives) needed to properly enjoy the meal. MY strip steak was properly grilled (although I think the grill could use a good cleaning) at medium rare and the side dish of pasta was seasoned well. My dish came with a demi glaze in a small bowl instead of on the steak. I have never seen this presentation before. The wait staff needs more training."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great view of St Louis... The food and service were outstanding. Highly recommend having dinner here!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great location with fantastic view of city and surrounding area. Food was excellent - veal dishes in particular were delicious and nicely presented. We tried toasted ravioli at several restaurants and the toasted ravioli here was one of the best"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our time there. The food was really good and the staff were really nice. We would definitely return. We had a great time and the views were phenomenal."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My wife and I went on a Friday night. One of the only reasons we go is for the signature fried artichoke. But they were out...on a Friday night at 7...awesome. The food is good, but it is very overpriced. Kemoll's has a great view, but for amazing Italian, head to The Hill."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was an excellent experience both with the food and service from John our server. This was my first time there and I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "A hidden gem for lunch. Reasonable lunch prices for high quality food with a view."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Had a great dinner prior to cardinal game. First time won't be the last, excellent food , very good service that is always there but not intrusive."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food was truly excellent. I asked for one of the pasta entrees to be changed to a different preparation of another pasta entree. The waiter said no problem and it turned out amazing. I appreciated the openness to adjust to the customer's request which is often not the response from many restaurants. The view from the top of the Met is excellent. The overall environment of the restaurant could use a bit of an upgrade, but that was really irrelevant given the excellent food and great customer service."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Love this place, dont even need the food, just a basket of bread and all the sauces!!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was excellent, view was excellent, service was excellent, I would recommend this place to anyone"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Kemoll's is our favorite evening restaurant in all of St. Louis. The Calzone Romano is my favorite as an appraiser. My dear wife had the Scallop bisque which was delightful. The house salad as always was marvelous. The signature Cheese Bread is addicting plus the Fillet Douglas we both ordered was outstanding as always. Wish we had saved room for dessert! All in all a very enjoyable experience. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "What a wonderful restaurant. Superior food, service, atmosphere and view of the City. I have enjoyed Kemoll's over the years for special occasions; it never disappoints me. To the whiners that give Kemoll's low ratings, just go to Applebees or McDonalds where you can be happier with a Happy Meal. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The atmosphere and view are very nice. Although we were the first people who arrived for dinner and had a reservation, we were seated beside a pillar at the window and couldn't see in one direction. Ant other window seat would have had a beautiful view. The food was good but not great so I would recommend you go for the view and service rather than expecting a great Italian meal."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Kemoll's. I couldn't have asked for a better evening dinner. My wife enjoyed the food and the view of the arch and river. I also had flowers delivered to the restaurant for her. The flowers were a great touch that she really liked. I would not have thought of flowers but the Open Table website made it very easy to order. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This place is a huge disappointment. The only thing good about it is the view. The food is just plain awful and our waiter wasn't much better. I should have listened to the previous reviewers and gone elsewhere. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Service was bad and food was just ok. Won't be returning. Not worth the money."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Even if you decide not to dress up to eat here, the place makes you feel like you are high class. The food is fantastic, the service is great, but my favorite part was probably the view of the Arch, downtown and the river. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I chose Kemoll's for our 15 wedding anniversary and couldn't be happier. The food was excellent, the service was great, and the view was spectacular. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to celebrate a special evening. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Kemolls does not disappoint. The view is spectacular, the service excellent, and the food perfectly prepared and delicious. Starting with their signature cheesy bread and house salad, our party of four had a wonderful meal. Pasta portions were generous (actually the side dish pasta is a perfect size!), steak cooked perfectly, and shrimp beautifully prepared. Limoncello gelato was by far the best desert. I have been at this restaurant at least a dozen times over the past 20 years and this visit, for a special occasion, was the best so far. Even a loud wedding party couldn't dampen the ambience. A St. Louis tradition!!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We came to St. Louis for the day and enjoyed the view of the Arch from our table on the 40th floor. The cheese bread they bring to the table is delicious!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I CAME TO THE RESTAURANT FOR THE EXPERIENCE AND IT WAS RUINED. I PULLED OUT MY OWN CHAIR AND SEATED MYSELF. I ALSO PUT MY OWN NAPKIN IN MY LAP. BILLIE, MY WAITER, DIDN'T WANT TO WORK THAT DAY. HE WAS IN A RUSH TO DO EVERYTHING. HE KNEW THERE WERE PROBLEMS BUT ONLY OFFERED MINIMAL SOLUTIONS TO SATISFY US. WE HAD TO SEND A MEAL BACK AND MY POMEGRANATE MARTINI TASTED LIKE IT WAS JUST POURED FROM A BOTTLE WITH A TWIST OF LEMON IN IT. I SPENT $133 FOR A REGULAR MEAL/EXPERIENCE. WE WERE CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY & MOTHER 'S DAY. I AM LOOKING FOR ANOTHER TOP RATED RESTAURANT FOR MY NEXT SPECIAL MEAL. I HAVE EATEN HERE BEFORE AND MOTHER'S DAY WAS A LET DOWN FOR MY PARTY OF 3. IF THE SERVICE WILL BE COMPRISED, YOU SHOULD NOT OPEN. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Food was great, service was marginal at best. We bought a bottle of wine and after the first pour we had to fill our glasses ourselves. Watier was friendly just poor service."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Overall a nice evening at Kemoll's. We had a 3 course coupon. We ordered the large fried artichokes which was a bit too much for 2 people. It would have been nice if the server had told us that. My wife and I each ordered veal which was tender and seasoned well. All of the food was very rich and heavy. The dessert was mammoth - ice cream pie. Dinner was good but not phenomenal. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Kemoll's use to be "the place" for great food. Not much so anymore. The cheese bread sticks, clam chowder and ceaser salid were all very tasty. The side pasta was excellent. But our steak and pork chops were tough. I ordered my 16oz steak medium to rare and it was way well done. My wife's pofrk chop was tough too. To ruin a $38 steak is just sad. We did recive a nice cake for the burnt steak but I should have had my steak replaced. But i was in shock. Oh well. my fault."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "One of my lifetime topic 2 restaurant views of my life. Seeing the St. Louis Arch sweeping through the city beneath our window table was amazing. River barges rolled by slowly as we enjoyed a window table on the 40th floor. And the quality food of Kemolls. My ribeye was good and my husband's salmon was delicious. Enjoyed the Pinot Noir recommended to me by the professional waitress. Very romantic space and mood. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We use to go to Kemoll's when it was on Grand. Mother's Day the Service was outstanding and the Ambiance was perfect! However, my wife found a hair in her salad and the pasta dishes where disappointing. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "To get a glass of red wine took three tries.. Then my wife's pasta was cooked wrong and she asked for chicken which was forgotten. Too bad that a great view was wasted with such bad service and food. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The only issue I had was the hostess. She was young, rude an un-proffesional. When I ask to have another table that was not in your back room with only one other table of guest and to be moved to a main room. her remark was. "We are full" I stated, there are 5 tables I see that are ready to be cleared. And her response was "Do you know how long it takes to set a table" Yes 2 min I'll wait set one. That is why my title is Denny Hostess. I would get better service from a Denny's hostess than from her. Kemolls, when you are set to spend $100 per guest Have a proffesional to meet you and to help with issues, not fight with the customer."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed the great view and food. The house salad was amazing. Portions were huge. Service was a little slow, which was Ok since we enjoyed the view, but did leave us rushing to get to our next obligation."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Most restaurants in this price range dint deliver on food quantity out quality. Kemolls goes above and beyond with both.The service was top notch! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014