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Kreis' Restaurant
Kreis' Restaurant

Kreis' Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://kreisrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (314) 993-0735
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Green
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private and group dining available from 10-70 guests. Please call for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Anzeiger
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: After 7:00pm additional parking available at The Fur Center and The Safe Deposit, adjacent parking lots. Residential street parking not advised.
A word from Kreis' Restaurant
Kreis' has been a St. Louis favorite for over 60 years. Famous for our world renowned Prime Rib.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed the food and the service. The prime rib was very good. We enjoyed drinks before and after dinner. Our waiter did a fine job. This is not a cheap place to eat but we like it for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "really good steaks. i have been to Kreis's 4 or 5 times. every time was good. steaks are the specialty. I had a 32 OZ cowboy ribeye that was as good as i have had in STL. Steak prices are very reasonable for the quality. Apps, sides, salads are more reasonable than other high end steakhouses. dinning room is a little crowded but ok."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food was great and the service was exceptional. Only disappointment was Pat, the Maître d' and a very nice man, was on vacation. Glad to see they replaced the flooring as the old tiles were very slippery. Nice evening!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "If someone is looking for a restaurant recommendation, Kreis should be the first suggestion. Cost an extra buck, but well worth it and they'll leave wanting to come back. Great Food, Great Service!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food is always beyond what we expect. It is one of our favorite places. You can not find a better steak anywhere. We had Kirk last night and he was super. He anticipated all our needs and service was excellent. (But don't say anything you don't want him to hear he has some great hearing. I didn't even have to tell him what wine I wanted he heard me tell my husband and....there it was!) Love this place"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Classic "old school" meat-and-potatoes longstanding favorite with German influences. Setting offers upscale tavern appeal with experienced staff, great cocktails, and high quality food."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We tend to go to Kreis' for special occasions. They have never disappointed us. The service was impeccable. The waiters and staff were there always at the right time. It was a well choreographed dinner. My wife and I both had steaks. She had a strip with blue cheese on top, while I had a filet with a burgundy-mushroom reduction. Both steaks were cooked to order and they were tender and tasty. I would highly recommend a trip to Kreis'."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our second time to Kreis' and still left wondering if we will ever leave with a great overall experience. It is certainly a hidden gem off 67; however, slight missteps with the service have been costly in our opinion to a restaurant that could be great. I will keep this short by saying, love the scallops. Hands down, best my wife and I have EVER had. My wife's Sliced Tenderloin Oscar was served lukewarm and ruined would should have been a great meal. Our biggest complaint is the service. Jerry, who tried to make an effort at the end, was just not very warm; in fact, came across as a bit snobbish. It was our anniversary, and we clearly stated it at the start of dinner. It was a special occasion which unfortunately fell flat."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The reaturant did what I asked, to have a table that was removed from the main stream as it was after a corporate meeting and we all wanted to be able to talk and visit. The food was excellent and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal and would love to come back next year. The roast beef, steak and veal parmesgan were cooked perfectly as well as everything else we ate. Delicious Key Lime pie! We had a very nice waiter the service was wonderful, Thank you for taking care of us . "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Go here for wonderful prime rib and steaks, even the seafood and sides are excellent. Be prepared for an old world look and dated atmosphere, but the food really shines"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food is excellent. For the kids, there are chicken strips off the menu that we have everytime we go. Keeps everyone happy!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We had a Kreis coupon that they did not take off our bill, charged us for three glasses of wine when we only had two"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The ambiance of the restaurant is old fashioned and dated. While the prices are upscale the food is not. Steaks were grisly and and not tender. Salads were basic cafeteria. Would not go back."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We try to get to Kreis's when ever we can, also when we have a group of folks, they always please with service, food and atmosphere "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Our friends said it was great prime rib, so decided to give it a try while traveling to St Louis for the weekend. It was good, but the real enjoyment was that the experience took me back to the early 1980's when I was waiter at a supper club in Wisconsin! The nautical decor in the middle of the Midwest, the hushed semi-formal service, sesame bread sticks with frozen butter patties, a sprig of parsley set next to the prime rib, wine glass printed with Kreis' name on it... All of this was a deja vu moment for me! It's actually kind of nice to experience the classics done well, instead of the trend of the moment that many restaurants take a stab at, only to jump to something else the next month. Just don't sit in the basement..."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Very good experience, will return on occasional basis. Service a "little" slow on the little things--getting dirty dishes cleared--a little slow on cocktail service--but overall VERY satisfied. A few cocktails, a lower priced bottle of wine and two VERY good steaks $250."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "A friend highly recommended this restaurant and me and my guests were excited to take part in what was billed as the best prime rib in the U.S. The service from Frank was Ok. He seemed preoccupied and not overly helpful. The prime rib was not fork tender as I was lead to believe. Two others at my table also experienced tough cuts of prime rib associated with cold vegetable sides. I would not consider this anywhere near the best prime rib in the U.S."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I wasn't impressed and the waiter also got my order wrong. Steak was covered in fat."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Even though there were some issues at check-in due to many parties arriving at once, the prime rib was the best I have had in St. Louis. It was tender, perfectly cooked, and delicious. Baked potatoes, bread, seasonal salad, and dessert (all desserts are made in-house) were also excellent. It has that old-school steakhouse vibe, but I couldn't argue with the food. The only downside was the garlic shrimp, which didn't have a lot of flavor and were a bit overcooked. Didn't mar the experience, though - 5/5, would recommend to anyone looking for an excellent prime rib dinner."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great expereince! My steak was prepared perfectly, just the way I like it. The service was awseome as well. The staff were very attentive to all our needs. I never had to look for someone or wait to be acknowledged. I visited this restaurant after it was suggested by a co-worker. I was accompanied by a client and it was absolutley great! I would highly recommend this place and would definitely return for future dining outings/experiences."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The steak was excellent, but the sides were nothing to rave about. My double baked potato was dry / a little burnt and the side of creamed spinach was too small for the price tag. I also had the spinach salad that was a special for the evening which was delicious."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My wife, daughter and boyfriend came for dinner for my birthday. The food was good, but not excellent as it had been in the past. We came on a Friday and the restaurant was only about half full which surprised me, maybe Lent? Our waiter was quite slow and was a bit rude. However, the other waitress did a superb job of keeping the table clean and drinks full throughout the evening. My wife and I have not been here in a few years and had enjoyed ourselves (always looking forward to a return visit), but have to question the cost of the meal for quality of the meal and services provided. The used to be a gem but is a bit tarnished. The vent above our table was held together by duct tape."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "As always, the steak was flavorful and cooked to perfection. Staff was friendly and efficient. Apple strudel was a great way the finish the meal!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Awesome and memorable place, staff and food to celebrate any major event, for me my retirement after 41+ years. Joined with family, peers and long time friends. We'll be back and we will be recommending. Thanks a million!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Prime rib. One of the best in St. Louis makes Kreis' Restaurant a destination worthy of review. The attention given by all the staff makes your evening a special treat in every aspect from the moment you enter the door. The presentation of dishes, as well as their taste, marks this venue as one to visit for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Excellent food,great service. Hard to best for a great steak or seafood. A little on the pricey dude but you get what you pay for"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The service was slow. The waiter appeared disinterested. The crab cakes were excellent. The Caprese salad was quite good. The prime rib which is supposed to be their specialty was not that good. Portion sizes were more than adequate. My wife had a New York strip steak. She prefers to the New York strip at Fleming's. You can hold a conversation though."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Kreis' (pronounced Chris's) is the second oldest restaurant in St. Louis at 76 years old. It's known for perhaps the best prime rib on the planet with its smallest cut at 16 oz. and largest at 64oz with a "melt in your mouth" texture and decadent flavor. Their steaks are prime, aged and wonderfully seasoned and always to the exact temperature. The veal dishes are fantastic (I especially like Schnitzel a la Holstein) and they DON'T CHANGE. Haven't we leaned since 2008 that "change" isn't always good? Kreis' is a "prime" (pardon the pun) example why."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Our waiter was like a ghost. Think he was more interested in pleasing a larger party across the room. I asked for a medium well tenderloin. When our food came, immediately I saw my steak looked really dry. It tasted dry and looked like chicken. Was defintely not medium well. Sent it back. The second plate was slightly better but I ate most of it anyway because who sends their plate back twice? My fiancé ended up finishing it becaue he didn't want it to go to waste. The only parts of the dinner we enjoyed were the wine, broccoli and our bus boy Amos who was attentive."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "What a charming steak house this is. Old world charm and character and ambiance that is so neat to have in the area. I love going to a place where a nice dress code, is not required, but you know it is expected and appreciated. A place to go with a touch of class. Now on to the food, we having been dining here for over 20 years and we have NEVER been disappointed. Prime Rib is the best the area has, the strip steak is wonderful, salads, sides, appetizers and desserts all great. If you get a chance, try the beet salad if they have it on special it is just fantastic. Ask for something off the menu in the Vienna Beef, filet, mushroom sauce just delicious."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We love this place. Out of town guests, loved it. Prime rib, Vienna beef,scallops, special strip steak, salads, appetizers and sides are delicious and perfectly prepared and served by our favorite waiter. The prime rib, of course, is delicious. For appetizers, we had shrimp, calamari and toasted ravioli and they were all wonderful. Must have apple strudel for dessert. Our favorite St. Louis Steakhouse."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "My husband and friends have been dining at Kreis' for over 25 years and it is a great place if you love red meat! The preparation is perfect every time. On this particular visit I did not order seafood, but have in the past and found it to be very good. The wine selections are not extensive, but of good quality."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Nothing fancy but if you like prime rib you will like this place."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I visy Kreis' whenever I have the time and opportunity while in the St. Louis area. Been in the same location for years, and the food and service have remained consistently good for as long as I can remember. Great steaks. fabulous prime rib, decent wine list and very attentive service. Can't miss place for a business dinner. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "I invited 12 friends/family. Made reservation online. They even called to confirm. Everything was wonderful and delicious. They did not charge a Extra fee to cut birthday cake I brought in. Very nice. Not like most other restaurants -in fact They usually charge more than price of cake i bought . I appreciated saving some Money that way"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I have been going to Kreis' for a few years now. I don't think I will be going back on a Saturday night. Our 8pm reservation turned into a 8:30 seating. Not too bad, but we are on the babysitters's clock. The place was packed and there was no place to stand, the lobby/bar is too small for the size crowds. When we did finally sit down our waiter informed us they were out of prime rib, the restaurants specialty and the reason we go there. I wonder if I would have gotten our order in if we were sat at 8m. Service was impeccable, our waiter did a great job of addressing my wife's no gluten diet. I will return, but it will not be on a Saturday night."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We booked through open table, we were expecting our discount, but the waiter said no and if anyone complained then they would get a free desert. They can just go away. The food was so so. You can get the same steak at Texas Roadhouse for half the price."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This restaurant is an institution in St. Louis County. Known for the prime rib, it does not compete with several other local steakhouses, but I am not a fan of prime rib. My family loves it as their favorite special event restaurant and have been coming for year's but Personally, I think the food is ok, not great."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Prime rib had a great taste, but a third of my piece was fat."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We've wanted to try this old supper club looking restaurant for quite some time but it's a drive for us. Decided to try it for an "Eve of the eve" dinner. Very disappointing. The veal Oscar was a tasteless pre-formed veal patty with a tasteless lemon butter sauce. Tough with sinews. Never had veal Oscar with a breaded patty before. Prime Rib was just OK - nothing special. Mayfair dressing was also bland. The potato pancake was just a big overcooked tater tot and the potato Lyonnaise was burned and dried out. We were really looking for that old time supper club food but this place isn't it. Too much money for not very good food."
    Dined on 12/30/2013