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

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (122)
Good for a Date (96)
Good for Anniversaries (95)
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Business Meals (84)
Good for Birthdays (81)
Fit for Foodies (79)
Notable Wine List (74)
Worth the Drive (70)
Creative Cuisine (59)
Great for Lunch (56)
Cozy (54)
Romantic (52)
Local Ingredients (52)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Authentic (48)
Bar Seating (45)
Casual (39)
Comfort Food (37)
Fun (36)
Good for Groups (35)
Hot Spot (31)
Sunday Lunch (31)
Vibrant Bar Scene (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Happy Hour (25)
People Watching (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Seasonal (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Healthy (15)
Late-night Find (12)
Great Beer (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 2 days ago

Lunch was $33. Great burgers. My wife’s burger was $7. Great service.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

Annie Gunn's had fabulous food; it is a little expensive, but great for a special occasion. The service was fantastic as well. The server was extremely friendly and new the menu and the specials easily. She also made excellent recommendations. The only issue I have is that our table (which was in an "annex" outside of the regular restaurant) was a folding card table with a table cloth. I suspect they make enough money to afford a few more real tables (it is not as if the "annex" is not regularly used, as I have eaten out there before).

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

Annie Gunn's is one of the best restaurants we go to, it's our first choice for special occasions. Food is unique and many selections are locally sourced. Only sad thing was we didn't realize the smoke house market closed at 8 because we really wanted to grab some of the ingredients and try it at our house. Wonderful service, great food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

Our server, Lisa, began with wishing us a Happy Anniversary! She then took our drink order, and went over their appetizers for the night. She gave us plenty of time to choose an appetizer while she was getting our drinks. We ordered the wings as an appetizer, and they are PHENOMENAL. We also each had a cup of the potato soup and the clam chowder. They were both awesome! By the time our dinner came, we were both full! I got the french dip with fries, and it was kind of chewy, but a very good flavor! He had the classic burger, and it was a little overdone, but very good as well! We ended with a complimentary piece of apple pie with cinnamon ice cream, and it was AMAZING! Overall, service and food was great! We will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 5 days ago

Great time spent with one of the best menus in the area. Tuesday was a good day to come and not that crowded.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Hot Spot
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This is an excellent place to come for dinner or lunch. Annie Gunn’s is one of my favorite restaurants !!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always a great experience! I enjoy lunch more than dinner, due to the noise level.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Annie Gunn’s is consistently one of, if not the best restaurants in the St. Louis area. Simply fantastic!

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food and service were excellent, be prepared to drop $150-$200 on a table of two.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

I had always wanted to visit Annie Gunns and it didn't disappoint. Staff was friendly, and the food was terrific. I will be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My family and I plan dinner out every year during the Christmas season. Each year we try to pick someplace we haven't been before. Annie Gunns' food was great. Our waiter was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was warm and cozy. We all enjoyed our evening at Annie Gunns.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food is always top notch. The service is always a bit off. We like to share plates and when a steak costs $110 we may split I‎t even four ways with extra sides. Unfortunately, the server seems to think otherwise, and then we feel a little of the wrath. Listen no matter what we eat the tip is always above $50 and that seems more than acceptable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Not our first time and won’t be our last. Consistently excellent, friendly, best restaurant in town !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

All the entrees we ordered were very good but the mousse was dry and kind of bitter, need a little more sweet added.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Service was poor. I expect more fro Annie Gunn’s. Food was lackluster.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Service & food excellent.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

If you have never been to Annie Gunns you do not know what you are missing. Everything from the menu, service and atmosphere is absolutely outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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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