About Annie Gunn's

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.

16806 Chesterfield Airport Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63005
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
CHESTERFIELD AIRPORT ROAD

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(636) 532-7684

Website:
http://www.anniegunns.com/

Entertainment:
NA

Catering:
Annie Gunn's commonly host events such as board meetings,retirement parties, anniversaries,weddings,rehearsal dinners,cocktail parties,wine dinners,and personal or company celebrations of all types.

Parking Details:
open parking

Executive Chef:
Louis Rook, III

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Tanner Bey Wine Dinner- Thursday 8/18/16
Owen Roe Wine Dinner - Thursday 9/8/16
"The Smoker" featuring Freemark Abbey - Monday 10/3/16
Contact us to find out more details or to make a reservation.

Annie Gunn's Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (130)
Good for a Date (103)
Good for Anniversaries (98)
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Good for Birthdays (93)
Business Meals (86)
Notable Wine List (83)
Worth the Drive (76)
Fit for Foodies (76)
Great for Lunch (67)
Romantic (59)
Creative Cuisine (58)
Cozy (53)
Local Ingredients (52)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Authentic (48)
Bar Seating (47)
Casual (43)
Fun (42)
Vibrant Bar Scene (36)
Good for Groups (35)
Hot Spot (33)
Comfort Food (32)
Sunday Lunch (30)
Happy Hour (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
People Watching (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Seasonal (18)
Healthy (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Late-night Find (13)
Great Beer (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Kid-friendly (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Organic (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined a day ago

Service & food excellent.

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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

We celebrated a 60th birthday and had an outstanding experience as we always do!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

I believe Annie Gunn’s is the best restaurant in St. Louis, bar none!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful lunch. Surprised us with cozy secluded table. Wonderful place.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Authentic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Reservation @ 7 on a Th. & we were taken to our table right away. Service was good & good was excellent. Even gave us a slice of their wonderful apple pie free of charge as it was my husband's birthday.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

The mini burger and Gem salad are delicious. The sliced tomatoes are always wonderful!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 6 days ago

As expected the food and service were fabulous. They were very busy for a Tuesday evening with multiple large groups, apparently business groups, which contributed to a somewhat loud dining environment, and a somewhat slow kitchen. As we were there for my wife's birthday dinner we were not in a hurry and enjoyed the extra time. Our server was great, attentive, knowledgeable, but not too intrusive. As expected it was a pricey dinner, but well worth it for the occasion. Definitely would recommend for any special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Can't get a better steak or chop in all of St. Louis. Now on Open Table is easier to get a reservation.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had crab cakes, smoked shrimp, scallops, potato soup and their signature burger.

My wife said the scallops were perfectly cooked and some of the best she’s had.

However everything else was unremarkable. The burger didn’t wow me. The fries are much like the fries you’d get at five guys.

The potato soup was good, but nothing to write home about.

My wife said smoked shrimp seemed like a good idea but the execution wasn’t very good. She said she didn’t think the smoke complimented the meat at all.

The crab cakes were pretty good but lacked on the crab portion.

I think we will use our future gift cards at the smokehouse market where weve found items we enjoyed.

Dry aged options for steak under $80 would also be welcome. Although I doubt we will be back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had dinner with 5 friends. Great place for a larger group to get together and enjoy food, friends and fun. Cocktails and wine do not disappoint, and the food is fantastic. Do not have to worry about being loud as you blend into the background with everyone else. Don't know if this is where I would go for a quiet 2 person date, but grab a few friends for dinner! Great for people watching.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Annie's is always a treat. Their old standby meatloaf remains as good as always. One of the specials - tenderloin sandwich with borsin cheese was very tasty.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food as always and evenly matched by their amazing service. While expensive it’s the best steak in St. Louis. Will be returning whenever possible for special occasions and birthdays.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We took friends to Annie Gunn's last night as "thank you" gift and to celebrate a birthday. It was their first time there. The service was outstanding, beginning with a champagne toast on the house, a spectacular bottle of affordable wine, entrees that melted in our mouth ending with a complimentary dessert to die for! Matt was our waiter and did a fantastic job answering our many questions and handling all of our witty comments as well! Well done Annie Gunn's!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

What a delight! We drove two and a half hours to get there, and it was worth it. Every dish was beautifully cooked. The plate of smoked seafood couldn't have been more to my taste. We shared an abolute vat of bread pudding in a bourbon-laden bananas Foster sauce for dessert. Even the espresso drinks were exceptionally good. And the deli next door! Wonderful selection of treats and wonderful wines as well.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Have been coming here for over 20 years for special occasions; never disappoints!!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was excellent The pricing is worth it but it's not inexpensive

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The steak was the best my husband ever had. Leslie visited to with us for a while. She is a very genuine person. We hugged each other when we left. We were celebrating our 42nd wedding anniversary and appreciated the special romantics room for the occasion. We actually purchased two $100.00 gift cards that night to give to my doctor and surgeon for saving my life. We hope they enjoy your restaurant as much as we did.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Annie Gunn’s never disappoints. They have a great wait staff and management that is always attentive to their customers. This visit we were privileged to have Phil who kept us laughing and our drinks full!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Simply delicious! I’m never disappointed with the seasonal selection or the regular menu items.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great meal!!!! Will go back!!! A pause Birthday that they made special for us!!!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I had a 16 oz steak and it was straight fire. My friend had a half pound burger and it was also fire. We got the potato pancake with bacon and a pear chutney. Guess what. Fire. It was super expensive but I had a gift card, and if I had any money I would go there again because the food was worth the expensive price. Overall, 10/10 would go again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good but not the best. Took food a little too long. Waitress was great though.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Amazing food and service. Will definitely be coming back .

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

This place NEVER disappoints. The food is spot on and the wait staff is professional.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, People Watching, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Always a great experience and amazing food at Annie Gunn's!

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Hot Spot, Authentic
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was amazing! The service was great. Our overall experience was very nice. If I had to complain at all, it would be about our seats. I put the reservation in about 5 days in advance and mentioned it was an anniversary. In the section for extra memos I asked for a nice quite or private table. When we got there for our dinner, our table was the first one closest to the door. So, not only was it the most traffic filled booth, but the cold air from outside kept hitting us every time the door opened. Obviously not the worst thing that could happen, but was a little disappointing. Still really enjoyed our visit and will most definitely be going back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The room we were in was cold, then hot, then cold. They couldn't regulate the temperature. The food was good. The ambiance was okay.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Decent food, small steak menu. Seemed to be more of a seafood menu, prices were higher than the atmosphere would have dictated. Not sure I understand the attraction to this place. Much better food and atmospheres are available in this price range.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Annie Gunns has been serving amazingly good food for decades. While they are geared to meat-eaters, a vegetarian can have a great experience too--they can do many items without the meat, especially if you let them know in advance. It is an upscale restaurant, comfortable and quiet. They source many ingredients locally and are known for their smoked meats. Their wine list is extensive and includes many from Missouri. The potato pancake is light and flavorful even without the bacon. The fish was cooked to perfection. It's a great place for a special occasion or lunch with the girls.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food and service. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Had a reservation at 8 which was nice because the noise level diminished as we dined.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was good, service sucked, very pretentious and fake.

Upon arriving we had to wait for 15 minutes until our reservation time even though the table we were seated as was available the entire time. Server (Alex) was terrible. Didn’t get offered specials, wine recommendations, Pepper on salad, and provided lemon when asked first time (second time was the charm). Due to being younger couple my guess is the server didn’t think we were going to spend high dollar so he wrote us off pretty quick (note this was our anniversary, date night, and night away from our son, dressed in our Sunday best). He was at table next to us constantly but barely gave us the time of day. It was easier to track down other staff. Since we were celebrating our anniversary we got a free desert but on the receipt the server circled the discount part of the desert in addition to adding it on the bill. Nice gesture of free desert but no need to point that out especially when we didn’t order it. The most annoying and disrespectful thing he did was write the total amount of the bill on our credit card receipt. We used a gift card for part and with the remaining amount paid with cc. Going back to the part of being a younger couple (30 years old), he must have thought we were uneducated and was only going to tip on the cc amount even though the receipt is there. I’ve been to Annie Gunn’s several times since the early 2000s and mostly get a decent experience but this was ridiculous. If I ever go back, I’ll sit at the bar as we noticed the bar tender was very tentative to his customers.

With all the other restaurant out there I would suggest to pass on this. If you are looking for a good steak and great customer service head to J Gilberts, 801 Chophouse, or even Longhorn. They’ll take care of you.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We loved it! Our table was perfect for a date setting,
the noise level was
perfect and the food was excellent!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Annie Gunn’s continues to be the standout restaurant in the area. Quality of the food and attentiveness to service is second to none.

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I eat out for business all the time all over the US. Gunn's happens to be within a couple miles of my house and is my favorite spot for great food and service. They consistently over deliver on both - I have NEVER had a bad experience in 10+ years. Additionally, my daughter has a dairy allergy and they have always been extremely accommodating - never making us feel like asking for tweaks is anything but a pleasure for them to address.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Service very friendly. Smoke seafood app very good,potato pancake not so much.
NY strip was cooked perfect lacked seasoning
Burger over cooked, loved the fries
Great wine list. A lot of upselling though.
Really noisy atmosphere.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 24, 2017

ANNIE GUNNS is my favorite restaurant. Always great service and the food is amazing!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always great food and service. A great way to celebrate a special occasion with family or good for business clients also.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fabulous restaurant. Everything was delicious. The service was great and it was a nice touch to be given a dessert for our celebration. We would highly recommend the restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Perfect, as usual. This is the first time I'd actually reserved a table because it was my mother's 60th birthday and everything about the evening was perfect. (usually I just go and either chance my luck getting a table or eat at the bar). We arrived early to snag a seat at the bar (no easy feat on a Saturday night!) to start with a drink. We were met with the fantastic bartender who actually remembered us from over 2 years ago. We proceeded to our table where we were met with a celebratory toast of a small tasting of bubbly on the house. Our waitress was personable, accurate and the timing of every course was perfect. The entire wait staff was wonderful and the food, of course, exactly on point and delicious. First time I had anything other than the (amazing) aged filet mignon, I tried one of three seafood specials -- the seared sea scallops. They were amazing. The wine list is so good there aren't enough occasions to explore them all (it's literally a book, which for any wine aficionado is a major draw). Not pretentious, authentic, and consistently fantastic food and service. I absolutely will continue to frequent Annie Gunn's for occasions or no occasion at all.

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best meal we have had in years! Our server Matthew was perfect! Everything - salad, shrimp appetizer, chili, hot rolls, filet, vegetables, kobe burger, hand cut fries, toffee pudding, bread pudding and apple pie with cinnamon ice cream - was amazing! If you have never been and you live within a 2 hour radius of Chesterfield, MO - GO!!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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