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Little Country Gentleman Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.littlecountrygentleman.com
  • Phone: (314) 725-0719
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: 6:00 - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Michael Randolph
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Forsyth
  • Public Transit: Metrolink: Clayton
    Metrobus 97: Forsyth & Maryland
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available in rear of restaurant. Shared spaces with business on the north side of Maryland from Little Country Gentleman east to Brentwood Blvd.
A word from Little Country Gentleman
Little Country Gentleman offers fine dining with a sense of humor. Executive Chef, Mike Randolph, offers an array of dishes each night that draw on high quality ingredients sourced from the midwest. Each meal is a journey and will include a substantial amount of food and fun. We also feature a unique list of Old World Wines by the flight, bottle, or glass.

Each night offers a la carte, six-course, and grand tasting dining options. Diners will have two options for each dish on the six-course menu. The six-course and grand tasting menus will be set. Modifications are politely declined.

Due to the intimate size of the dining room we request a credit card to hold reservations, as well as, a 12 hour cancellation notice or a fee of $35 per guest will be charged.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Little County Gentlemen is a most amazing dining experience. Were it located in a more cosmopolitan (read, open minded) town, there would be months long waiting lists. Everyone of the employees is passionate about their work. The quality of the food is as good as any place else, anywhere else. LCG was truly a perfect storm of people and ideas. You come out of there a different person after a dining experience. The food is raised to a level of art in creating flavor combinations. Each course of any meal is not just for eating but, for discovering the potential of the ingredients offered. The wine pairings are thoughtfully chosen and often surprise even the most experienced wine aficionado by how well the atypical match works."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Visiting St. Louis for Christmas, we thought this place was wonderful, with great service and outstanding food and cocktails. We were sad to hear this place was closing."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "First off food was good and our poor waiter tried his best. When we arrived the music level was so loud it felt like we were in a dance club rather than a restaurant for dining. We asked our waiter if the music could be lowered and for about 10 minutes it was. Then the music was turned up even louder. Then we asked again for the level to be lowered and the music was turned up even louder. We tried 4 more times and each time the music got louder and finally the waiter told us that the restaurant was closing in a week and the owner felt that he could play the music as loud as he wanted. It was a horrible experience and we now understand why a restaurant that does not care about it's customers experience is closing."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Once again, Little Country Gentleman does not disappoint. From the amazing cocktails created by Mr. Moll to the cuisine that is both evolutionary and revolutionary, this restaurant is wonderful. Taste everything you can because even the bread and butter are delicious. Don't be overly concerned with unfamiliar ingredients, it all comes together beautifully. Go and enjoy."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "We dined on a Saturday and both couples ordered opposite selections from the six-course menu. Offerings included several unique items (octopus with pickled potato on a salsa verde, gizzards, etc.) which were well prepared and extremely flavorful - the duck entrée was one of the best I've had. The server and wine steward were both informative, and service was excellent, however, our six courses were served over 3.5+ hours, so don't expect to be in a hurry. We ordered wine from the list and had some of our own for a $20 corkage fee. The cocktail menu is quirky and exciting so try something new from LCGs skilled mixologist. In short, a great place for foodies who want to relax for an evening over a variety of intriguing culinary selections."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Had the grand taster with my mother. Little did we know that it would take 3.5 hours! It took over 45 minutes just to a bite. Granted, the service was great and they offered free drinks for the wait. Overall, the food was interesting, fun, playful, and in general delicious. Great place if you like taking small interesting bites, but a bad place if you are just hungry for food. The highlights were the oyster, sweetbreads, fish, beef cheeks/risotto, and of course, the 7 types of chocolate dessert (best being the flourless chocolate almond cake). They were well balanced and had good contrasting textures and unexpected flavors. Dishes that were good in theory but werent that great were the chorizo and shrimp n grits, cheeses, and sardines."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Wished that there some thoughtful vegetarian dishes..."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "A friend came to visit from Chicago, and we wanted to return her favor of taking us to wonderful places in Chicago by taking her to a special place in St. Louis. The choice of Little Country Gentleman was easy based on its diverse, innovative, and ever-changing menu of wonderful food, it's cocktails that rival Chicago's Aviary, and it's wonderful wine selections. Although the restaurant now has a la carte options, we decided to go for the five-course meal. The dinner was amazing - exceeding even our high expectations based on past meals here. This place is such a gem! If you are looking for a relaxed evening of fine dining and perfectly attentive service, you have to try this place!"
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Excellent service and outstanding food. Great to have another terrific restaurant in the STL area."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful visit. The food was wonderful -- excellent presentation, very creative, wonderful flavors. The service was attentive and friendly. The atmosphere was hip and cool. The perfect place to celebrate a special occasion."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Wonderful 6 course dinner served exquisitely in a lovely atmosphere which felt like someone's dining room! The experience included small plates of cauliflower, heirloom and green fried tomatoes, bbq spare ribs, mussels, sable fish, and chocolate. Oooooh the chocolate. Expert service. My only criticism is that the sable fish should have been warm instead of room temperature at dinner... Chilled or room temp might have been fine at lunch. Nice wine list with a knowledgeable sommelier. Tiny restaurant with tiny plates... Big on taste and delightful dining!"
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Little Country Gentleman never disappoints. The food is simply wonderful - creative, delicious, adventurous. The ever changing menu uses the freshest seasonal ingredients in unique and incredible combinations. Attention is paid to every detail from the cocktail to begin the evening, the attentive recommendations for wine selections based on menu choices and wine preferences, and the truly spectacular food. If you like to amazed and delighted, this is the place to go."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "went for a special birthday so splurged on the"Grand" tasting with the wine pairings. service is impeccable. grand tasting was "about" 15 courses for the night. they seem to play it by ear with the tastings. Portions are miniscule, presentation artful. some offerings were so delicious we were left wanting more while others would have been better skipped. all in all, it's an experience but extremely expensive. Cost for three people was within a few cents of $700 with tip and we had no pre diner drinks. they do ask if there is anything you just don't want and we stated raw onions, but we should have included things like chicken hearts, lamb sweet breads and pancreas. as I said... it's an experience, but pricey."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "My wife is a native Parisian and has dined in some of the best French restaurants from Paris to the Riviera. This is no French restaurant, not even a bad one. The presentations were sophomoric and the flavors absent. We were the only 3 dining this evening and it took an hour and a half to receive three courses. On the number of diners. It was a Wednesday night, two other parties came in toward the end of our dining ordeal. As we returned to our car we noted one of our favorite restaurants, also a fine dining establishment two doors down, was packed. This spoke volumes to us. The neighbors know... ...stay away from the Little Country Gentleman!"
    Dined on 9/18/2013
  • "The website and prior reviews show a 3, 6 or a grand course option, but no more 3 course option. As such, if you want a couple of drinks, you will spend minimum 100 p/p. Of the 6 courses, 3 were outstanding, 1 disappointing and 2 OK. We had a very interesting and tastey cheescake, which was the highlight of the courses. The service was attentive and helpful. It's a small place and the ratio of those working to those dining is very high. The space is very casual and fits better for breakfast though. We will be back, simply for the creativity and surprise element of some incredible tastes."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "great meal again! pacing of courses could be improved as it is slower than I would like"
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "We really enjoyed sampling the various tastes. It was very creative cooking. Also enjoyed the drama of our sommelier who recommended an outstanding champagne. We had a good time."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "They have changed in how many courses are offered and at what price. All to the good. Distinctive foods for all six courses, one as good as or better than the next. You get a choice between two items for each course ... and all are good since someone at our table had each. Service was excellent. We brought our own wine, but know there is a $30 a bottle corkage fee on weekends."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "The 6 course tasting was amazing. We will try the grand taster (23 courses) next time. The bar tender was creative and made the best mocktail for our pregnant guest that I've ever tried."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "Great service & tasty, creative cocktails.The kitchen staff was spot on, with great attention to every detail, regarding ingredients, flavors, & textures in every dish. We had an Awesome dining experience. They're doing some amazing things at LCG."
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "We went to LCG on a Thursday night. The food and the service were excellent! We had the 6 course tasting menu with wine pairings. My previous experience with tasting menus at other restaurants is that most of the dishes are great but then there are one or two that are less successful. Not with this tasting menu! Every course was phenomenal and the flavor profiles worked so well together! The intimate feel of the dining room and the view of the kitchen add to the charm. Our waiter, Alex, was friendly and knowledgeable--he made our dinner very fun. The sommelier paired excellent wines with the dishes and obviously enjoys what he does. I would definitely recommend LCG to friends (and already have)."
    Dined on 7/18/2013
  • "Our second visit to Little Country Gentleman proved that our amazing first meal there wasn't a fluke. From the 'smoked' drinks to the deliciously gooey chocolate chip cookie 'to go' everything was delightful. I can't wait to return."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "Our first visit to Little Country Gentleman was this May to celebrate a promotion. It was a fabulous evening and the high interest content of the dishes, wines and cocktails all provided a good environment for conversation. We then went back for a birthday celebration, and then realized that we could also hold onto this great dining experience by stopping in at the bar for cocktails and dessert more frequently. We love this place so much we really don't want to go anywhere else, and so keep finding reasons to return for what is always an interesting and tasty meal (albeit pricey). We've just heard that they are beginning to experiment with a more modestly priced Monday night experience, and are looking forward to trying that out."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "I recently dined for a second time at LCG. While the menu choices did not initially impress (tomatoes? fish with pig ear?), we ended up being wow'ed anyway. The cuisine remains creative, the service attentive almost to a fault, the cocktail menu a wonder of creative concoctions. The only thing that bothered me was the empty dining room. WTF, St. Louis??? Get your hineys in those chairs already!! Oh, one more thing I begrudgingly admit: I *have* had tastier chocolate chip cookies. (LCG, you can do better for your parting goodie bag.)"
    Dined on 7/11/2013
  • "We've dined at Little Country Gentleman about six times since it opened in September. I continue to be amazed at how the menu is always different and yet perfect every time. Attention is paid to every detail here from the incredibly crafted cocktails to the careful wine selections and wonderful and friendly wine guidance from the wine director, to the consistently creative, beautiful, and scrumptious dinner selections. If you like wonderful dining experiences, this is a place not to be missed!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2013
  • "We had the Grand Taster here, and we thought it was the best fine-dining meal we've had in STL (in sixteen years of trying). The dishes were inventive, beautiful, and delicious, and they included ingredients I, at least, am unlikely to play with at home (ghost chilis, pig's ear, duck tongue). Some were good enough to bring tears to my eyes (the clam and pasta dish and the pork croquette both did this). Also, the wine pairings were outstanding. This is usually a disappointment with a tasting menu, but the wine director here found off-the-beaten path wines that were delicious and beautifully paired. The service was impeccable, and the setting simple and pleasant. I've had few meals this good anywhere, and never without paying at least double."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "Not a very comfortable dining experience. The food and the service was great. The seating needs to be figured better. The website says they open the bar at 5:00, but was still setting up the bar at 5:10 and kind of slow to get cocktails around while you waited for your table to be set up."
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "Little Country Gentleman is a great addition to the St. Louis dining scene. It is small with ample staff to serve the tables..excellent attentiveness. The menu offered creativity, and the food was delicious. The bartender provided a menu of cocktails that engaged the reader...a fun and tasty list of options. This is the kind of small gem that one finds in the neighborhoods of NYC.... It is geared for adults who are looking for a palette pleasing evening and are willing to spend $42 for three interesting courses plus. We will return. Just don't tell anyone else about this terrific restaurant."
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "We enjoyed the restaurant so much. We felt like we stepped back in time w ambiance and service, but fast forwarded to very eclectic and modern take on food. It was a treat. Felt like a cross between NYC, Boston, San Fran and Portland. But here in the Midwest. Actually got a table the night prior. No hassles like in those bigger cities. Will return for the small plates someday soon. Didn't have the sitter for it this time around. Really a treat of a dining experience."
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "This was a treat. As a Chicago transplant its good to see more new chefs and modern cuisine coming to town. I love the Half & Half for breakfast and was a big fan of medianoche so it was just a matter of timing to get to LCG. The food overall was really really good. The only problem was that the menu was so limited. I'm great with a tasting menu but that (per our waiter) was not available at 8:15 on a friday...because it t"akes hours". The 3-course menu with two choices at each was nicely done - its a bit limiting...and also a bit meager. That said - I'd go back. The one complaint - the service. The wine guy - fantastic for more than wine - but the server was rude and condescending. Strange since he serves me coffee, too!"
    Dined on 6/14/2013
  • "Just walking in the door we had a sense this was going to be good. The bartender offered to makes whatever appealed and when I asked for a Pimm's Cup he brought forth his own distilled version of Pimm's and created a gorgeous drink. That was just the beginning of a perfect evening. While the menu choices are limited, the staff / kitchen willingness to adapt was amazing and the results delicious. The 'amuse' was a foie gras donut that may have been the best thing I've ever tasted, but that would be unfair to the rest of the meal which was equally creative and delicious. Sending us home with a snickerdoodle cookie was the virtual icing on the cake to this wonderful meal. We'll be back, with friends, very soon."
    Dined on 6/12/2013
  • "Had the grand tasting menu for my fiance's birthday. Plan for a 3-4 hour meal. All of the food was excellent - deconstructed reuben, pork mole, foie gras donut, beef tongue bun. I think the only low point of the evening was the egg dish. There wasn't enough texture & the barely cooked yolk just wasn't my thing. Overall, the food was wonderful & adventerous - some was a little scary but excellent (looking at you, pig's blood truffle). The pacing was somewhat hit or miss - food came out quickly at the beginning, but you could tell the kitchen was getting bogged down in the middle. We were originally seated at a small table, but the hostess graciously moved us to a back booth for some additional privacy. Cocktails were great too."
    Dined on 6/8/2013
  • "The least amount of food for the most amount of money, i may have ever had. The first two courses were tasty, but so small it was ridiculous. The main course was just ok - "pig" was nothing special and again quite mall portion. the alternative was rabbit - which again was nothing special. Very disappointing. We left hungry. I don't expect or want to be stuffed, but an appitizer with literally like two or three bites is too much, no I mean too little. the food would have to be a whole lot better to justify. Was pretentious. Was very hot as well."
    Dined on 5/17/2013
  • "We had a nice weekend dinner here. VERY limited and tiny menu, but fun and flavorful options made it a unique experience. Downtown Clayton is awesome, lots to see and do nearby. Great bars and restaurants abound in this area. However, our server could not handle some basic red vs. white wine questions... the wine steward was good, but our server was shockingly uninformed. When your best tasting menu is $102 the server needs to know much MORE than just a red vs. a white wine, each server should be much sharper than this guy was. Again, the atmosphere is unique, we love the brunch at the same location (called Half&Half by day) and we are glad Clayton is experimental. BUT for a 5-star tasting menu--try Niche."
    Dined on 5/16/2013
  • "The menu and food here is interesting. A very limited menu, but some unique flavors and options. This is a great brunch place (during the day, it's called half&half) and the casual bistro style and location are great. The very limited menu may be off-putting to some, but we enjoyed our food. Service was spotty. Our server struggled with some very very very basic wine questions (white vs. red) and each time a course came out, they got it wrong on "who got what" and a different person brought the food. I want to like this place because of the location and innovative food. They got a lot of things right, but when your 8 course tasting menu is $102 a person, the server needs to know something about wine. There was a wine steward who was good."
    Dined on 5/16/2013
  • "Nothing bad to say about this experience. A pricey night out, but I will be back."
    Dined on 5/14/2013
  • "My wife and I ate the nine course meal with all the little and not so little extras that the kitchen threw in ie the new trout dish with edible head and bones, beef cheek amuse, and intermezzo drink. Overall we found the food to be so contrived that any natural flavours were lost in a myriad of textures that really weren't suited to be put together. The presentation of the food was so off kilter in terms of size and style of serving dish to portion of food that we were disappointed at each stage before even trying a morsel. IMO the chef needs to go back to basics and learn classic food marriages and to ditch all the foams. As to us we will stick to Niche, The Crossing, and Alinea."
    Dined on 5/11/2013
  • "We had one of the best meals in our 10 years in St. Louis. We chose the three course tasting menu and added a cheese course at the end. It was all marvelous and the service was exceptional. One of our party does not drink but the bartender whipped up a unique and delicious appletini "mock tail". A 5 star meal."
    Dined on 5/11/2013
  • "Little Country Gentleman is anything but little on flavor and presentation. The tastes and textures were surprising to my taste buds. One of the best dining experiences ever. The 3 course meal was perfect! You just have to savor every bite. I'm drooling just thinking about the mushrooms and fresh herbs."
    Dined on 5/8/2013
  • "Our group of 5 went to Little Country Gentleman to celebrate a special event, and had the 3 course dinner plus dessert. Three hours later, we left after a lovely evening of excellent food, interesting wine and cocktails, and spot-on-service. The staff didn't hover, but were always available when we needed them (for either wine tips or to answer a question about one of the dishes). We came in as fans of molecular gastronomy, so we were prepared for the charism of this specific restaurant and weren't disappointed. Best dinner out ever."
    Dined on 5/4/2013