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Trattoria Branica
Trattoria Branica

Trattoria Branica Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.trattoriabranicafrontenac.com/
  • Phone: (314) 432-8585
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch Sunday: 10am- 3pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm;
    Saturday and Sunday: 5:00pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Off premise catering available for private parties and special occasions .

    Call for information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Trattoria Branica has 4 separate dining rooms.
    Mirror Room 30 people
    Courtyard 60
    French Door Room 40
    Fire Place Room 40
    Fire Place & French Door 90
    French Door & Mirror Room 70
    French Door, Fire Place & Mirror Room 120
  • Private Party Contact: Ann Walton (314) 432-8585

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lindbergh
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Le Chateau Village has plenty of parking spaces available. Even during the busy times parking on the north side of the building and come in to the complex from the north doors makes it a very easy access to Trattoria Branica.
A word from Trattoria Branica
Trattoria Branica in Le Chateau Village, located right across from Plaza Frontenac just west of Lindbergh on Clayton Rd.

Branica has 4 different dining areas with all of them having its own unique art work and ambiance. Courtyard with a skylight, gives diners an opportunity to have outdoor dining feeling a year around. Fire Place D.Room is a popular spot in cold winter nights. D.Room with the French Doors is overlooking the courtyard and Le Chateau shopping has a lovely view. There is also a Mirror Room with exotic birds mural with the 2 other walls being completely mirrored gives the room spacious feel.

Specializing on Seafood, Veal, Steak and Pasta dishes, every dish and sauces made to order here in Branica.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Trattoria Branica is one of our favorite places because of the good consistent quality food and the quiet Most restaurants are so loud that folks with hearing issues are lost."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Trattoria Branica is a quiet gem that is perfect for catching up with old friends over a great dish of pasta. Great service, too. The server could tell we were deep in conversation and made a big effort to give great service without being intrusive."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I ordered French Onion Soup, it was merely onions in a broth, no cheese or bread and not broiled like I'm used to, I could make it myself. Very disappointing. Salad was okay. Two who ordered trout special and salmon were pleased with their dishes."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "From the minute we got there I was impressed. They had read my note, knew we had theater tickets and dinner had to be completed by a certain time. Food was great, servers were friendly and efficient. The evening was thoroughly enjoyable. I highly recommend this restaurant. They made me feel like they knew me and were glad to see us. We even had time to enjoy a cup of coffee after dinner before the theater."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great dinner at Trattoria Branica. Matt gave us great service."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Great atmosphere. We have eaten here before and really love their food. It is in a great location and has a very pleasant atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Lunchtime atrium tables take advantage of abundant natural light without wind, insects and other outdoor distractions. It is a great place for a business luncheon or a gathering of friends for lunch. The food is good and the service is attentive without being overbearing. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "TB has consistently great food. Their tortellini is one of the best in St. Louis and it's a huge portion. The staff is friendly and accommodating."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food prepared by the chef was awesome. I had veal and my dining guest had pork chops. Both cooked to order (med-rare on the shops). My meal came with a salad, so I chose Caesar with anchovies. The server brought out my salad and said "oh, no anchovies. Do you still want it?". NEVER send back food if you want it clean. Unfortunately, it did not come with freshly ground pepper or added shredded parmesan. The potato wedges were hot from the first bite 'til the last. The fresh vegetables were just as temperature correct. Dessert was fabulous as well (crème brule' and bread pudding). The wine list was delightful. The server didn't like us from moment one - NEVER judge a book by it's cover, especially if there's a TIP in it."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "More like eye of round. The toughest steak I ever had."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Wonderful food; slightly on the pricy side. Would go back if given the opportunity"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was not our first time here and the food and service has been awesome everytime"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Was searching Open Table for nearby Italian - Excellent Pollo Parmigano1! Reasonable to a little pricey. but worth it. Good experience!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "enjoyed our dinner, waiter was good and quality is outstanding."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We have been to the Kirkwood location a few times, but only to the Frontenac location once before. We had kind of forgotten how nice the atmosphere is in Frontenac. The service and food make Trattoria Branica a very good value. The servers are responsive and pleasant, and the food has always been delicious; nicely prepared and presented."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Made reservations for valentines day. Arrived early and got seated right away. The menu was awesome and the service was great. Definitely will be going back"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went for valentines day so it was a set menu. The server insisted that we order all 4 courses at once. The service was fair at best. There was a 20% gratuity added to our bill for only four people. Why? One of our diners never had a fork replaced and couldn't find server so she ate with butter knife. This place needs updated too!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Groupon had a Valentine's Special and Trattoria Branica was one of the very appealing choices in the listing. I bought a Groupon and made a reservation for Valentine's Day the very day I got the promotion. Everything was amazing until I went to pay for the bill and they did not accept my Groupon (even though I made sure there were no date exclusions for the Groupon). In addition, they automatically tacked on 20% gratuity to the bill without my consent. Although I normally tip 20% or higher if deserved, I felt this was presumptous. Too bad for the bill because the food was amazing!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We made reservations through open table a couple of weeks ago. We did not realize that there was a $99 fixed menu. This rate would put us closer to a dinner at Tony's. Though the food was good, it was not a reasonable value for the price. I'm a big fan of your tortellini and would have been much happier with that dish at a reasonable price. The waiter was fine, though a bit condescending. Still, it was a good night out away from kids and having a quiet dinner."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were there for Valentines Day and the food was good this year from the appetizer through the salad and entree to the desert. The wine was fine also. the service was pleasant, not perfect but thay were trying and very politte. I would return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was a quite night for the restaurant due to the weather (I guess). But we were seated at the outside area (the only table). Not sure if it had something to do with making reservation via Open Table."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I enjoyed my dining here. Can't say it is my favorite, but it is a good meal."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Prices are moderate. Portion sizes also seemed reasonable; nowadays so many restaurants charge too much for a dinner that's oversized. My wife and I each had a salad, an entree and a glass of wine, and we shared a dessert, a nice creme brulée. Service was friendly and prompt, though we did have to wait a bit for our check. The dining room was mostly empty since it was early on a Tuesday evening, yet they seated everyone in the same area, sort of bunching us together. For that reason alone I rated the ambiance level as "very good" rather than outstanding. I really enjoyed the veal scallopini, and my wife said the lobster ravioli was tasty. We'll be back."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "The food is always great. Luigi's service is perfect and the live music adds to the ambience."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I hope we were there on an off night. I made my reservations about 2 weeks ahead and was seated in the "Patio" area. Not inside the restaurant but in a patio area just outside the door (inside). We were seated right away but did not see a server for more than 30 minutes. I had to get us a wine list as none was provided when we sat down. There was an accident in the kitchen with the chef so all the food was taking forever to be served at tables around us. One of the waiter quit leaving his tables unattended. One we finally got our food it was delicious. And they comped on of our meals since our dinner took so long. I will go back again but not for awhile."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "This was a lovely surprise as our first time there. Was able to get reservation at the last minute through Open Table for 2 people at 7:00 ,,,, couldn't believe it. Food was absolutely superb. Will definitely go again."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had a reservation, but were kept waiting for at least 10 minutes, and the hostess seem very flustered. Once seated, our waiter did take our drink order promptly and our drinks were made perfectly. Once we ordered our salad and entree, the salads cam timely, but there was a very long wait until the entrees arrived. I ordered another glass of wine...having imbibed my dinner wine while waiting for dinner to arrive! Our waiter did bring my wine and also another glass...both on the house because of our wait. The entrees were excellent. All in all, I would rather wait for good food, than receive bad food promptly. However, one young couple left after having their drinks because they were so frustrated."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Arriving five minutes before our scheduled reservation, we were told to have a seat in the bar. 30 minutes later, I had to approach another person manning the desk who seated us immediately. It went down hill from there. Our order was totally mishandled. The salad came first, our appetizer was given to another table and the entrees came an hour and one half after we sat down at the table. An order of two glasses of wine took 45 minutes to receive. And, to add insult to injury, when the bill came, an 18% gratuity (two people dining) was added to the bill. We wanted out of the restaurant so badly, we paid and left. Were told chef cut his finger. Obviously other staffing problems. Should not have seated walk-ins when they could not handle."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We went for lunch. They were completely understaffed on the floor and in the kitchen. We waited nearly an hour for our food. It also took a long time to put in an order. We also noticed that a couple at another table got their food way before we did, and they were seated long after we were. If we had not been with another couple, we would have left. We will not return, and we will warn our friends."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This is My go-to place to have a very good meal and a conversation without screaming at each other. It has always been dependable."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "The only good thing about their service was the nice hostess. The waiter was beyond awful. He disappeared after our food was served and never came back. The steak was full of fat. They ran out of pork chops. And the tiny serving of mashed potatoes given was smaller than my fist."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We have dined here several times. The food is delicious and the service is excellent."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "our dinner was great, chris the waiter was excellent. Atmosphere - the restaurant had been cleaned up a bit since last time, clean menus, chairs that didn't wobble so that is an improvement. would recommend to folks"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We have been to Trattoria Branica the last few times we have been in St. Louis. Each time, the food and service have been outstanding. The menu has some great choices, although my husband and I keep coming back to our favorites. If we lived in St. Louis, we would be regulars!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "The reason it was so quiet is because there was only one other table that was occupied while we were there. The food was ok, not great. Considering how empty the place was, I thought the service was a little bit lacking. It's a good thing we weren't really in a hurry. We've gone here before, and I thought it was very good, with great service. I'm hoping it was just an off night and not a sign of the place having gone severely downhill."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Pasta perfectly cooked. They will hold the garlic if asked. Great salads. We were delighted with the chicken marsala and the chicken picatta."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Have been there 2 times for xmas eve...very lovely. Made res. mid-Nov, could only get 8:15 for 7 people. Tried to add extra family member 2 weeks before res...could not. Arrived to find only about 6 tables of people...place was virtually empty. We would love to have come much earlier and had to leave one at home.... Appeared that they lacked servers, but maybe they shouldn't have been open at all. We won't go next year."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Great location, awesome menu. Food was delicious, wonderful presentation. Waiter was very attentive; loved the Fireplace Room. Definitely go back."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "I had a clam dish on the recommendation of the server and it was excellent."
    Dined on 12/20/2013