Annie Gunn's

4.8
2825 reviews
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Since 1937, once nestled in the middle of cornfields stands the Smokehouse Market. An unpretentious structure, reminiscent of its days as the market for the surrounding Chesterfield area. The store now houses one of St. Louis's most celebrated restaurants, Annie Gunn's. Within its walls, Chef Lou Rook, III works his magic, creating irresistible cuisine with a sophisticated country life accent. In keeping with the concept of "Foods and wines inspired by the richness of country life", Chef Rook uses the best ingredients and the traditions that are most appropriate to them and imbues them with his own talented creative spin within the rhythm of the seasons. Annie Gunn's boasts an award-winning wine list as well.
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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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d
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great atmosphere ,service and excellent food

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food as usual. They always do their best to accommodate any special requests I may have as well. Fantastic!

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AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I have eaten here many times and have always had a great experience.

Chef Lou puts his great touch on everything!

Our server was attentive and great as usual.

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l
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A little noisy and lighting was a little bright but, the food and service was fantastic. We will be going back for sure!

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JW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Rook is the best. Service was fabulous. Wish we could get a reservation easier

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BK
New England
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food, drink options, and service. Best restaurant in West County.

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M
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another awesome dinner. There’s a reason this our go to place for special occasions!

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NA
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted immediately with a warm-smiled welcome, seated upon arrival and quickly introduced to our server, Perry. Perry was not only engaging and delightful, he offered excellent creative recommendations and was perceptive when faced with a delicate financial question. Perry's excellent service was rivaled only by our steaks...the best we have ever eaten. My husband and I have lived in Saint Louis all our lives and are over 60. While we have enjoyed the beef jerky (again, best ever) from The Smokehouse, we have never dined (feasted) at Annie Gunn's until Friday evening. We will return...very soon!
THANK YOU!

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B
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was a good dining experience. The food was absolutely excellent. The waiter was amazing. The atmosphere did not equal this. Too much was crowded into a small space.

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GS
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went to AG thru OT reservation. Love Open Table's ease in reservation and leaving a special note for the restaurant if it is a special occasion. Arrived early (20 min) and was seated right away in the bar area as requested. Waitress (think it was Katrina or similar) was very prompt and brought our drinks in a timely manner. Food came shortly, as well. For some reason tho, her attitude changed a bit (to aloof) after we ordered and said we would be sharing our meal. Which we always do. We ordered the French Dip and seasoned fries. The sandwich was plentiful for both of us. I LOVED the sandwich and au jus-DH not as much as I. But he is picky (LoL) both loved the fries. Food was a good temperature which is important to us. All-in-all it was a good experience other than the group of business people standing near our booth at the end of the bar area for quite a while that were a bit noisy. No big deal-it's lunchtime! We will return for their chicken wings and caesar salad which are very good. I used to order their seafood plate but the last time they decreased the shrimp and swapped out Sturgeon for the crab, which is not very good. The plate is much smaller now, as well.

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DF
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious steak and great service! I really enjoyed the place and I appreciate the owner coming by to make sure all was perfect.

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TR
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

went for our anniversary, had steaks appetizers, drinks all superb

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ET
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service!! I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and he couldn't say enough about how good the steak was. Definitely can't wait to go back.

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JA
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annie Gunn's NEVER fails! Always consistently excellent and this was no exception. Keep up the great work!

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s
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

I rated service low as we had an issue that I brought to the attention of mgmt the next day and they took care of the issue and I am very satisfied now. The manager took the time to listen and was very understanding and concerned about making things right. That’s true customer service. Will definitely go back. Great food as always.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food

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W
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Awesome food. Average service for the price paid on a not busy Tuesday night at 5:30

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MI
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. Food was superb only concern was noise level. Will return. Chef and manager should be proud

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f
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish was very good. It was definitely an enjoyable experience. I see why it
is always crowded.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding service & superb food

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DS
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the best in food in Saint Louis, great staff! you will not be disappointed!!! highly recommend!

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VC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Always a wonderful Experience.

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BW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything about our visit. Our server was friendly and attentive. The food delicious as always. And the gooey butter cake sublime.

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A
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Good service. Always packed.

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VM
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always top notch!!!!!! Enjoyed every moment.

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f
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annie Gunn’s is a regular stop for us for date night and we normally just eat at the bar, but this time it was for a birthday dinner for my husband- our family of four (two boys 7 and 10) enjoyed our evening as always food was delish - can’t beat the freshness of the salad and the smoked shrimp and beautiful filets. They prepared kids portion of filets with fruit and fries and if was perfect- always make a reservation if you want a table - service was amazing as always- thank you for a great Delish evening -

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every aspect. Our waitress was the best, helpful and most attentive. The Wine Steward helped us select a wonderful wine. The food was exquisite--all of it!

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TG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional always!! Knowledgeable, friendly staff that are eager to enhance your experience. Food is second to none!

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KG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They never fail to deliver, in food or service. AWESOME.

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H
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

The food and service were great. Since we were first timers we didn't realize there would be so much background noise. That makes it hard when a person has trouble hearing with a lot of background noise.

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D
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation and the table was ready for us when we arrived. We were given a sample of a moscato wine. Our server was friendly and our food was brought out quickly. My steak was delicious. Everyone at our table enjoyed their food. Thanks!

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SP
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently one of the best meals anywhere in the country.

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EA
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful dinner in the atrium. Love the staff and the food.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Annie Gunn’s! I had the chef Lou burger and it was life changing!

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KW
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and beverages were outstanding. Entree was delicious, but the salads and sides were not just ordinary add-ons. As much attention was given to their preparation as to the entrees. Spectacular pie. Service was exemplary. I was just a little cold seated in the addition on a cold night.

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C
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was timely.

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LB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meatloaf ever. Anne Gunn’s is our go-to place for a really nice lunch or dinner. The shop next door is great to visit and buy a pie.

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DM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

For the price, not worth it. St. Louis has to many restaurants doing great things to give Annie Gunn's our business.

The crab cake appetizer was so-so. The crab cake was good but it came with kidney beans that were cold and under cooked.

I had a rib-eye. It was cooked perfectly but it lacked flavor. Very little fat marbling. It came with asparagus (no seasoning), cubed sweet potatoes (no seasoning) and mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes were good, everything else was bland.

The wife ordered the chicken cesar salad. The salad and dressing were good. The chicken was very dry. She had a side order of the bleu cheese au gratin potatoes. They were seriously under cooked.

We declined the free desert to make up for the long wait time on the entree's.

This is our second below average experience. Overall it was an underwhelming meal, but when you factor in the prices it's just bad.

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b
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food hands down!

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