Annie Gunn's

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2879 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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St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner, Ahi tuna, Seafood Sampler and Scallops...plus Lou's world class BBQ shrimp!

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KM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

My wife, son and I really enjoyed our meal and the staff. Unfortunately we were unlucky enough to have eaten there on St. Patrick's Day evening. There was very drunk raucous gathering on the other end of the room (which was fine - they were celebrating), but several in the party were extremely obnoxious. Lost count of all the F***'s that were flying around. Not quite the ambiance I was expecting. Another couple with their junior-high age son were not very impressed either.

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v
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food and service was excellent.
We just happens to sit close to a very LOUD group. We could not carry a conversation becuase of them.

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SM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even on an incredibly busy holiday, both the food and service were outstanding!

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PC
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome!

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WT
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great corned beef dinner for St. Pat's day. Fun place to eat.

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K
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated the opening of a friend's new business here and had a fantastic time. The half roasted chicken and filets mignon were excellent and the service was excellent too. The server even asked what we were celebrating and brought us a complementary dessert to make it special. We all left happy and will definitely be back again.

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JC
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great seafood special Berry-glazed swordfish and Louisiana dirty-rice was exquisite.

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TW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience as always. Always delicious food and great service.

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JC
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a go-to, for terrific service and amazing food. Love Annie Gunn's - it's a STL treasure.

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GM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The request was easy to make. The response was immediate and the follow up messaging was reassuring. It is a very useful service and convenient.

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LB
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome... Best place for dinner in Chesterfield. Steaks and Fish are awesome..

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PT
St. Louis
32 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Annie Gunn's many times and they always have great food and great service!

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PJ
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night great food
Service was excellent

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W
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annie Gunn’s never disappoints. Another stellar dining experience; fantastic food, great ambiance, excellent service. Eve is the finest cocktail server/mixologist is the city! Simply the best restaurant in the city and state and one of the finest ANYWHERE.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional service. The food was very good. It was crowded but the waiter was very attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Double date for birthday

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DP
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was phenomenal, 5 stars all the way!

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JC
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fish specials continue to amaze. Wahoo with rojo and tomatillo sauces was outstanding.

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KG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tables are a little close, but other than that it was fabulous!

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B
St. Louis
78 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for lunch. We dine here whenever we are in the vicinity. It has always been excellent in the past and this visit was no exception. We both ordered daily specials and they were excellent. The scallops over polenta just melted in your mouth. If you haven't been here you must go.

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GS
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch around 11:30 on a Friday. I ordered the "special" Fish & Chips (fries) and a side of slaw. He ordered the Chicken Fried Steak platter (MP, Gravy, Veg & Biscuit). Both were very good, however, I noticed some black stuff under my fish breadding in various places. The manager came around to all tables inquiring on the food. I mentioned to him about the black stuff and he said I will run to the kitchen and find out. He returned promptly and said it was just from the removal of the skin (kinda like trout has) and it was harmless. I told him I thought that was the case. I just ate around the black stuff. Fish was very good and not greasy at all. Fries were well-seasoned and the creamy coleslaw was outstanding!! The manager came over to us again and said "I am sorry about the fish and I am having them bring you a Bread Pudding- - do you want it for here or to go?" How sweet was that! That totally wasn't necessary but we took it! ha ! We had it later that evening and it was OUTSTANDING... they even included bananas and caramel sauce. Now that is how customers should be treated! That manager was outstanding in his customer service skills & not just because he comped us dessert but because he came around and cared what we thought about the food and dining experience. He should be commended on his superb managerial skills! We will be back for sure!!! PS-Try their chicken wings !!! They are the best in STL !

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F
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

In my top five in St. Louis area. Wednesday evening we sat next to a group of ten men and one woman who were having na great time but quite loud. Lamb chops, salmon, tuna all fabulous. The potatoes are Unbelieble...

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KW
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Annie Gunn's . We would like to say this was just a perfect evening,
The food was outstanding to say the least, well presented and tasted amazing.
From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, it was a prefect night. We will be back again.
Huge thanks to the staff, that made our night complete.

Regards

Kevin Wills

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

Excellent experience. We wanted to visit for 20 years and never really made it a priority. Why did we wait so long?!?!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. A must if you are traveling through St. Louis

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

Annie Gunn’s is a dining experience. Expect outstanding food and service

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time getting a chance to dine here after multiple attempts but each time something coming up keeping us from making it in. Upon arriving, our table and reservation were ready so we were seated before our actual reservation time. Our server Andy was fantastic and have us the rundown on the menus and discourage for the day and had a wonderful personality. Food was wonderful as well. VERY large portions. Had the wedge salad and glad we split it as there were more than enough for the two of us. Wife had the meatloaf which was great and I had the the 10oz filet with asparagus, mashed potatoes and butternut squash. Have zero complaints. For our anniversary dessert, we were given two scoops of vanilla ice cream and a slice of fresh Apple pie with all of it sprinkled with cinnamon. Luckily we still had a little room left from our meal (lots of leftovers) that we enjoyed what my wife said was the best apple pie she's had since her mom's. Just an overall wonderful experience and look forward to coming back soon.

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G
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue always. Great food msg real service.

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Food was delicious as usual. Had indicated was celebrating a special birthday and was treated accordingly. Perfect place for a celebration or anytime!

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful time! Everything was delicious and Phil was a great server!!

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SA
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It took about 15 minutes to get a table. The hostess said they were waiting on the table to leave but the outside dining area was wide open. Once seated, We ordered the beet salad and wedge salad for starters along with the crab cakes. The beets in the salad were tasteless. The wedge salad was good but could have had more blue cheese pieces and dressing.
We ordered the classic hamburger with gluten free bun for upcharge of $2 and the chef somebody burger. The classic burger came out on two pieces of gluten free bread that had been toasted. It was a cheesy presentation without the cheese. The chef burger, with its special mixtures of meat was kinda tasteless with a lingering wisp of smoke taste. The hand cut fries were a bit greasy and over done. The server Tina was very nice and attentive.

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MG
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply fantastic, as always. Lou is the master. Will be back soon

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G
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phil was our server and he was absolutely perfect. Could not have asked for anything more from this lunch experience.
Thanks You!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was not happy that my reservation was on on file. It took 20 minutes to sit down due to not having a table ready. The restaurant blamed open table. Was a big mess and almost ruined to night

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kelly was amazing! She made our 25th anniversary very special. The food, service and ambiance (small room) was perfect! Thank you!

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OT
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Thank you for delicious food and gracious service.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was impeccable. Food is always amazing. Pricey, but worth it. We had some issues with the temperature but management was very responsive.

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VR
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Annie Gunn’s, but would like some vegetation dishes on the menu. The food is superb!

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