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Panorama Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.slam.org/Visit/dining.php
  • Phone: (314) 655-5490
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday–Thursday: 11:00am–2:00pm, Friday: 11:00am–2:00pm,5:00-9:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am–2:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00am–2:00pm (Special Menu)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ivy Magruder
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking garage available $15 regular price, discounted to $5 with restaurant receipt of $15 or more. Public parking lot is available and free of charge
A word from Panorama
Located in the Saint Louis Art Museum’s new East Building designed by renowned British Architect David Chipperfield, Panorama offers full service dining in an elegant setting. With breathtaking Forest Park views from its floor-to-ceiling windows, Panorama offers regional contemporary cuisine showcasing local, sustainably produced ingredients. Menus change seasonally.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "The food and service were both excellent!! I can't wait until I can come back."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Sunday Aug. 17 Wife's Birthday 4 people with 10:30 reservation. First this is a great time to view some exhibits, foot traffic is low, and also a great time for the rest. not crowed at this time. Everyone endorsed this place as a perfect place to celebrate an event, food was excellent and a good selection, with something for all levels of taste. The service was way above normal and food was hot. We all enjoyed this place and it was also the first visit for everyone."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "First time diner. Lunch with a view! The service was fabulous and staff was friendly and smiling. Food was divine! Tuna was cooked perfect. Vegetables were crisp and flavorful. Creme broule was nicely caramized with rich vanilla flavor. Will definitely be back"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I dined at panorama for my birthday and had the most wonderful time. The restaurant is beautiful. We sat right in front of the windows but any place in the room would have been equally beautiful. Our waiter was fantastic and brought me a special dessert for my birthday. My experience here made my entire day and I've decided to make panorama a birthday tradition."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Went for a going away brunch and everyone was very happy with their menu choices. The service was top-notch."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We wanted a "lady lunch" spot, and Panorama was perfect. The food and service was outstanding. I had the scallops (perfect) and the french onion soup (fantastic) and the chocolate creme brulee for dessert which was excellent. Very nice service and I wish I lived in St Louis as I would go there often. Great choice for lunch!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Beautiful room with huge window wall and great view. Excellent service. Comfortable. Perfect for lunch after a museum visit. Creatively prepared food with nice presentation. Panorama is obviously looking to impress. Scallops were seared perfectly and matched with risotto with peas. Beef tenderloin served with spinach, fingerling potatoes, and onion rings was delicious. The prix fixe lunch menu is fun and a decent value."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "It seems this restaurant's name was aptly titled, since our food lacked in flavor and originality; the emphasis was more on the view. The seating area was glass windows, floor to ceiling, and I seemed more interested to look outside rather than at my dinner plate. My husband's Roasted Game Hen, looked blah, not golden and crispy as roasted meats should be, but skin color like it was boiled in water. His rice was under cooked and flavorless. The only excitement he experienced was they served Stella Artois beer. My dish, the vegetable cassoulet was anything but slow baked and tasty. I was so excited to eat this after reviews, but the mushrooms were crunchy, the beans dry and way overcooked. The service is the only +. No repeat here."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I took out of town friends to lunch at Panorama in order to show them Forest Park and the Art Museum. Lunch was for the experience of sharing time with friends. Well, Panorama blew away my modest expectations. The setting was spectacular, the staff was extraordinary, and the food was exceptional. Thanks for a great experience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Panorama is casual elegance and great food. Servers always seem to have a je ne sais quoi about them. Dining at Panorama is a joy."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Everything about the restaurant was great except the restaurant itself. The space is not inviting enough to be a destination spot. It was a good quite spot for a business luncheon, but not enough so I would go off the beaten path to go there again."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We were put in the back room even though we had made a reservation, and others, who just showed up were given much nicer seating. I think, this happened because we had two children with us. But overall, to call this place "Panorama" is definitely a mis-nomer. The other restaurant at the art museum was soooooooo much nicer; both in menu and in location/view."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I have dined at this restaurant 4 times and each time has been an extremely positive experience"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The restaurant is a pleasant place with a nice ambiance. The food was pretty good. The quiche was quite good, the soup a bit watery, the crab cakes just okay. But overall a good lunch. Think they still need to refine their service and food, but obviously have made progress."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Visiting St Louis and attended exhibit, had a fab lunch, everything was fantastic. Highly recommend"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I had heard many negative reports of the Panorama. Because I had a scheduled meeting at the Art Museum, I thought this might be a good time to try it. The service was excellent. He food was well prepared and beautifully presented. Couldn't have been better except that there is no color or art! I thought the place too drab even though it was a beautiful view. Poorly decorated."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "What a radical change with small adjustments to the environment, major improvement to the service (eg effective but less obvious) and marvelous but subtle vittles variations, eg. many attractive choices."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed the restaurant very much & will return. Our breakfast was very good, not a long wait, good friendly waiters, attentive. The room was very clean & organized. View from the restaurant was enjoyable"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Delicious food, great ambience, excellent service. A wonderful place for brunch on our girls weekend. We had the steak and eggs. The steak was fork tender and deliciously seasoned. The eggs were piping hot and scrumptious. The potatoes were just perfect. The English muffin was toasted to perfection. The Bloody Mary was large and not too spicy. We will be back on our next trip to St Louis!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We ate at Panorama for Sunday brunch before viewing the Impressionist exhibit. All 4 meals (breakfast fare) were excellent. Coffee was a little bitter, my only complaint. Nice to be able to eat so close to the exhibit."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Panorama was lovely. It was a beautiful spot and the food was well presented and delicious. I would go back many times if I lived in St. Louis but unfortunately I am from out of town."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food at Panorama was creative, fresh, and delicious. The wine list, though small, was very good and matched the dishes. I had a lovely mushroom and black bean cassoulet, which was a delight in terms of flavour, textures, and presentation and a highly creative non-meat version of the original. The service and ambiance n the other hand: the wait staff though courteous and attentive, appeared to have worked previously at Applebees or something, as the food and wine were brought out in rapid succession, the plates whisked away almost s soon as the fork hit the plate, and the check was brought out. our 3 course dinner at this seemingly romantic and elegant restaurant was over with in 35 minutes! A slower pace would've been much desirable."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had dinner before the special exhibit and had timed tickets. The staff made sure our dinner wasn't rushed, but served in a timely fashion. We tried the snails for starters, very tasty, although the puff pastry was difficult to divide. We ordered the beef tenderloin, rainbow trout and game hen for dinner...excellent all. Everyone felt like a winner at the menu selection. Definitely going back. It goes without the saying the view was great."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The restaurant is now doing things right. People were seated quickly, service was very attentive and friendly, and the food I ordered was promptly prepared, beautifully presented, and delicious. I plan to return soon."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "our waiter did a excellent job. the food was okay, but not exactly outstanding. I had chicken fricasse. The chicken legs looked as if they came from an anemic chicken....very small legs with little meat."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We had reservations and were promptly seated at a good table. Our servers were very attentive but not weirdly hovering. They did not interrupt our conversation, waiting for gaps to approach. It was not overly loud, even though the restaurant was full. The food was served, hot, beautifully displayed and with the correct utensils. Appetizers, desserts, and wine were offered but not pushed. Crab cakes were full of CRAB and in a delicious sauce. Trout was tender and served with lentils-a healthy and delicious combo. My companion got the fix prix , an excellent deal and delicious combo. The chocolate cream brûlée was excellent. We were last seated and last to finish, but felt no pressure to leave. An altogether delightful experience."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Beautiful view of Forest Park from any table in the restaurant. The food is very good and the rolls were outstanding. No complaints on the service either. Beverage glasses were kept full and all servers for our table were friendly."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The new chef is doing amazing things. Since they changed things up in the kitchen, this place has gone from average to outstanding! I had the three course prix fixe lunch and it was tremendous. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Hoping the new chef will be making much-needed improvements to the food. It's really too bad he wasn't cooking the Father's Day brunch. We had several issues with our brunch, from components being left off a dish to over-cooked frittata. Service was very slow and not very upscale. The atmosphere is wonderful, though. The chairs are so comfortable it's like being in a living room - a really fancy living room with a lovely view."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Bloody Mary's were awesome! Food was good, service was fairly attentive."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Even though Father's Day Brunch was busy, we were seated immediately and didn't have to wait. The food was very good. The menu was limited but did include a range of dishes from salmon to waffles. The service was excellent. The view was beautiful, we didn't sit directly next to the windows but could still see the fountains in the Lagoon. The big draw back was the noise. It was hard to hear everything the server was saying while she was standing just across the table, which was a four top, so not large. They need to bring the noise level down."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was not very good, service was slow. Hoping new chef will improve overall menu and service"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We felt we were taking a chance on dining at Panorama and were so pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and the service lovely."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Went to see a special exhibit at St. Louis art museum. Someone suggested this restaurant, being it is in the museum. Reservations were a very good idea. The server was friendly and pleasant. The food acceptable. Requested window table and the view was spectacular. Nothing to rave about...when you need to continually ask for water and a busboy is trying to remove your food because you r chatting.....it was convienent and expensive"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The dining was wonderful. Food was presented tastefully. We enjoyed every bite. The staff very friendly. Will be returning soon. Did not disappoint."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I greatly enjoy taking people to museum and lunching there and they always enjoy it too."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The restaurant looks out over Forest Park and the wonderful food and great service match the beautiful setting."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful all- around experience. Our waitress was helpful and knowledgeable, and the food was amazing. The unique menu is perfect for the Art Museum setting. Great new option for dining in Forest Park!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "a beautiful space, well-designed, Panorama is a popular place to meet and be seen at the St. Louis Art Museum. While we had to wait a few minutes past our reservation time to be seated (the party before us just didn't want to leave!), once we were seated, we were given all the time we needed. The food choices were well-priced and nicely plated, and served all together (we were 8). On this Saturday afternoon, the place was packed, and the wait staff did a nice job of circulating to refill ice tea and bread (delicious bread!) We will be back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Had another outstanding dining experience before seeing Henry IV Friday evening. Parked in the new garage, checked our suppies for later in the checkroom and then enjoyed wonderful food and drink at Panorama. Of note was the asparagus salad that had just the right amount of dressing, and the roast game hen that was perfectly cooked and succulent. The wine list is perfect for this restaurant - very drinkable fare at reasonable prices. Overall, Panorama is a dining experience we look forward to doing again."
    Dined on 6/6/2014