The special, fish sandwich
The special, fish sandwich was fantastic! Try the cole slaw and the Mac and cheese as well.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had requested a private
I had requested a private booth during my reservation. The receptionist was aware of this request and accomodated it to my satisfaction. The waiter was attentive but not intrusive.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cardwell's always offers an
Cardwell's always offers an interesting menu with well-prepared food. Always an enjoyable experience to dine there.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently good food and
Consistently good food and service. Had the seafood stew. I order the stews frequently andl like that the preparation changes. The only suggestion I have is that the last few times salmon was included in the stew and I don't think salmon works in seafood stew. I prefer a firm white fish. I always ask the server to omit the salmon and substitute with a white fish and they always accomodate
My husband had the pork chop and enjoyed it as well
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and the service were
The food and the service were excellent, as always, and the atmosphere is elegant but relaxed. The staff are very professional and friendly as well. The prices are very reasonable considering the quality of the entire experience.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent food but limited
excellent food but limited menu. Would like to see more variety.
4/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I met for lunch at Cardwell's. She arrived before I did. I was pleased to find that she had already chosen a patio table. It was a beautiful day and a lovely place to have lunch. It was quiet and the tables were spaced far enough apart that I felt we could have a private conversation. The food was good (veggie burger and fries) and the Bloody Mary I ordered was very nice with two great big green olives (my favorite). I don't often order a drink with lunch, but the atmosphere was conducive to a relaxing mid-day diversion. Overall, a very enjoyable outing!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
My two sisters and I spent three days in St. Louis where we grew up.
Cardwell's had the best food of any restaurant where we ate.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Ate on the patio, always nice,
Ate on the patio, always nice, the halibut was perfect, and their pastry chef is outstanding
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pleasant Atmosphere and Good Food
We enjoyed our dinner. The menu offers a broad set of choices without being overwhelming. Everyone should be able to find something. Portions are properly sized and timing is good. The dishes were rich in flavor and still revealed many subtleties. The wine list is very nice and accompanies the meal choices well. We have been several times and found the restaurant to be consistent on all fronts. The experience is higher end without burning a hole in your wallet. We will definitely be returning.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved our Mothers day inner at Cardell's. despite the Mother's Day crowds, the service was friendly and efficient. Food,as always, was delicious and beautifrully presented. Cardwell's is one of our favorites.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
perfect shop &classy dining.
Easy parking. Upscale shopping & great location. Menu variety &great service
Quick reservation confirmation- especially at last minute. Thank you.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cardwell's has interesting food and great service. They are accommodating. I took my aunt and cousins out for birthdays. They put us in a separate room without me asking. Waiter brought water to all even though some of us ordered drinks too: we didn't have to ask.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Get a quiet table
Make sure not to sit in the bar. The main part of the restaurant is quiet and lovely. I had the pork tenderloin and my friend the salmon. We both started with smoked shrimp. All was excellent as was the service.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dinner at Cardwell's
We have dinner at Cardwell's at the Plaza about once a week, usually as a "date night" together with a movie at the Landmark Theater in Frontenac Plaza. The meals are always appetizing, the service friendly and prompt, and we very much appreicate how readily special dietary needs are accommodated.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined early in the evening,
We dined early in the evening, so the noise level was perfect. My mussels were prepared well - the "sauce" that went with them was good enough for me to have to ask for a spoon to "slurp" it. My husband's crab cakes were "okay."
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a tasty lunch. the server was present but not overbearing. Overall, very nice!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cardwell's is always great. While there are some popular items, such as the Vietnamese-style stir fry, that remain, the menu changes regularly. Everything I've had there has been extraordinary.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food great service
When visiting Cardwell's at the Plaza you can expect two things outstanding menu with will prepared and presented means and a super wait staff who will care about you enjoying your evening. It is well worth the trip.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very surprised at quality of food in a mall setting. Excellent service and beautiful outside dining area
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My "go to" in every season
The seasons change and so do the specials. I have never had anything but excellent food here.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a delicious late evening
We had a delicious late evening meal after viewing at film at Frontenac Cinema. The menu offers an excellent range of choices for any size meal. Everything we ate was excellent; fresh ingredients, good flavor combinations, well prepared. Service was good. The only aspect I don't like is the noise level. The ceilings are high without appreciable sound-reduction measures, and conversations seem to echo all over the room.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The fried green tomatoes and the fresh fruit crostata were stunning !
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Patio Dinner
Many diners appeared to be local and being from out of town, this is reassuring as foodies give their business to tried and true restaurants with good food and ambiance. The 80 degree evening was excellent for the patio with a gorgeous pink clouded sky. Our server was just a perfect balance between attentive and busy elsewhere and he knew the menu quite well. We loved the heirloom tomato salad for its seasonal freshness and expertly seasoned. The lamb chops were the best we have had in a long time - well prepared - "melt in your mouth," as my 20 year old son declared as me devoured every bite! My only regret is that we were too full for dessert -- next time...
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
By far my favorite place to
By far my favorite place to eat lunch.
The tostada tower is one of my favs...
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed dinner with a dear
Enjoyed dinner with a dear friend and our wives. He had retired that day after 39 years with a national media group. After all the month long hoopla over his retirement, he just wanted a nice evening and dinner with friends. I suggested Cardwell's, and, as always, it was just right-great food, great service and just the right place. We always are happy with our choice to dine at Cardwell's!!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was especially impressed
I was especially impressed with the variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu. However the one meat-eater in our family was a bit disappointed. In the past he has been able to get a substantial steak at Cardwell's while the rest of us enjoyed some of the lighter items on the menu. Still a delicious and fun restaurant all around
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm never disappointed with an experience at Cardwell's. The food is always excellent, as is the service. The atmosphere is sophisticated and tasteful but also very friendly. I'd recommend Cardwell's to anyone looking for a consistently satisfying experience.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the summer menu. A
I love the summer menu. A special on my last visit was roasted eggplant. I ate every bite . . . it was that good!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite restaurants!
One of my favorite restaurants! I had the seafood stir fry and it was wonderful!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant outdoor dining
Nice patio in the shade on a hot day was pleasant.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to have a ladies lunch, and good service
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, as always!
Had another great dinner at Cardwell's. my goat cheese torte was outstanding. Hope they never take it off the menu! Friendly service made for a lovely outing.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a superb meal
You can never go wrong with the chef's fish of the day special.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a very important lunch meeting. Timely and efficient service, good food, ambience, etc. Would repeat.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bill,s use of local foods
Bill,s use of local foods is special, the warm beet salad witha cheese soufflé was spectacular
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVE this place!!
Our food was fabulous! Favorites were the Mac and Cheese, Skirt Steak, Match "meat" Burger, and ALL of the ice cream flavors. If you have a group of 5 or more, request an alcove table. Tony was a fantastic server!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, the experience
As always, the experience at Cardwell's was one of quality on every level. The food is a cut above the average fare, the service is prompt and very friendly, and the atmosphere is sophisticated but warm. I've never had a disappointing experience at Cardwell's.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dependable and good
Always good ol' standbys that are dependable and always new dishes to try.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed Sun brunch here.
We enjoyed Sun brunch here. Not as crowded as during the week. Always great food, nice specials and good service. Worth considering for Sun brunch-lunch.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not only was the food and service good, but the ambiance was lovely. We enjoyed a delightful lunch at Cardwell's On the Plaza.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cardwells at the Plaza
Always been a favorite of mine and rarely disappointed in the food or service. Perfect location right in Frontenac!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten at Cardwell's at the Plaza many times and never been disappointed. The food is always good whether your there for lunch or dinner. Bill Cardwell is seen frequently in the dinning room and is attentive to what is going on in the dining room. The menu varies and offers a wide variety of choices.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch spot
A reservation is a must for this busy restaurant. Always great service and dependably nice food. Lovely for holiday gatherings.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely stunning pear salad, one of the very best salads in our culinary salads
Warm pear quarters coated in a Brie fondue, with pomegranate seeds, dried cranberries, honey coated pecans, in a large bed of mixed greens and a lovely herb dressing!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice environment, good service, great food, definitely a keeper
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cardwells at the Plaza is a restaurant that defies age. The seasonally adjusted menu is top notch, with standards, like the flash fried Calamari and the smoked jumbo shrimp always done to perfection. We sampled the pumpkin pasta, a strong seasonal highlight. The wine list is fantastic - loaded with mid-priced gems that won't break the bank. Never a bad meal, with solid service and ambiance.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Smoked Shrimp with Three Mustard Balsamic Glaze was fantastic and through it appeared on the menu as an appetizer, they immediately agreed to convert it to an entree when asked and suggested sides that were both delicious and complementary to the entree.
I would also highly recommend the pear salad. The pears, while softened, still retained just enough structure to give them a nice consistency that I often find missing in similar attempts. The pickled onions also worked very well in this salad.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hillary's service was impeccable!
Hillary's service was impeccable! The food and atmosphere, as always, were exceptional.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun but pricey!
This is always a fun place...but very pricey...One appetizer, 2 salads and 3 glasses of wine was $65. FYI...A glass of wine is $12.50....it wasn't worth it!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM