Annie Gunn's

4.8
2760 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(636) 532-7684
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Louis Rook, III
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
CHESTERFIELD AIRPORT ROAD
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Parking details
open parking
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Entertainment
NA
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2760 People Are Saying
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St. Louis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening !

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

We have dined here several times and can never quite see why some folks say it is their favorite. I will start by saying that the service was EXCELLENT!! The complimentary sparkling wine taster was very nice since it was a special occasion.
The food was just so-so again.
Our appetizer was a smoked seafood sampler. Some we liked-some we did not, but I think that is just personal taste. The bread seemed a bit under baked. I had a walleye dish that had so much seasoning on it that it totally overpowered the taste of the fish. The rice and asparagus were both nicely cooked. My husband had a beef filet that was good but nothing special.
Caramel cheesecake and apple pie were both delicious.

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

This is my favorite place to eat steak.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere! Service was great and everyone was very friendly. Everything we had was delicious and cooked perfectly. Husband had the bone in filet and I had the venison. My son loved his meal also. My son was the only kid in the place but everyone was soooo nice to him. Definitely going back the next time I am in the area!

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c
Springfield
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, welcoming dining space. Love every time we have been here to eat. Staff is ahhmazing. We will be back for sure.

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HB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best place in town. When you put together an appetizer of shrimp with a maple glaze bbq sauce, fillet mignon cooked perfectly and apple pie with cinnamon ice cream it cannot be better. The servers are also great.

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DM
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. The ambiance was perfect; next to the fire, we could feel the warmth and was able to have great conversation.

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CC
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I have been to Annie Gunn's on numerous occasions, but it is starting to be stale. The food is predictable, the wait staff is not the most friendliest, the service is slow, and the tables int he dining room tend to be packed very close together. The food quality still remains topnotch, which is obviously very important.

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RC
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Steak was done perfect but had way too much garlic type sauce which detracted from the actual meat flavor.
I would recommend getting something different than the filet.

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CD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always Annie Gunn's was outstanding. I have never been disappointed at this restaurant and it's always "special" to go their for birthdays and anniversaries.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Absolutely worth the trip and dime every time.

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CW
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Personally, my filet was delicious as was the butternut squash, asparagus and mashed potatoes. The scallops were okay, but have certainly had just as good or much better at other places. My husband's ribeye was very fatty. He liked the shrimp appetizer, and I thought it was so-so. My salad was over-dressed. The waiter did not offer me a second glass of wine and since we were in a private room, I could "flag" him down. I did ask him for one, but he forgot it and brought it when I was a couple of bites away from finishing my meal. We didn't ask for a private room, but it was fine, but we did ask him multiple times to leave the door open, but he kept on forgetting. I really couldn't tell you about the ambiance since we were in a small private seating area and the waiter kept closing the door! It is a VERY pricey restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We requested a private booth and received it no problem. Food and service was amazing AS ALWAYS!!!

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GE
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner

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DC
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. The best place in the area, by far.

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N
Dallas
99 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time to Annie Gunn's, what an experience. Staff amazing, food outstanding and unbelievable wine list. It was lively for a Tuesday and we had a great experience at this classic restaurant.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the service, to the food and drinks, everything was incredible. Can not wait to come back again. We were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and multiple staff members came over to congratulate us and wish us well. Very great dinner!!! Thank you very much.

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LS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

We had a table of 5. One steak was returned and my smoked fish was not good except for the shrimp

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Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was outstanding as usual.

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GR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great - crabcake appetizer was awesome. Ribeye and Filet were cooked to perfection. Service was excellent. Christina was a great server and manager checked on us as well. Champagne shot and delicious dessert were both served compliments of AG’s for our anniversary. Coukdnt have asked for a better experience to celebrate our anniversary!

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NS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food- great service..the receptionist even called me after i left my calculator on the table after I left..before I got on the hughway..thats pretty awesome

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o
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Staff was able to accommodate a very unusual (and hilarious) request for our anniversary!

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DG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

It was to crowded and noisy for a romantic dinner!

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service. Love that it’s a nice steakhouse, but you can dress casual.

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NM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous

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PD
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped for lunch today. As always I was very pleased with everything. AG is my "Cheers". Warm and comfortable.

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JM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been eating at Annie Gunn's since the they opened. The food has always been excellent and even become better over the years. From very fancy gourmet to comfort food. The staff has always been very friendly and professional. The wine list is incredible and the wine steward very helpful to find a wine that you will enjoy within your budget. The restaurant can be very crowded but is usually still cozy and intimate. The only drawback is the noise level in the enclosed patio area. There is no sound reducing materials in the ceiling so the sound really travels. They tend to use this area for larger groups. On our last visit two tables of diners asked to be moved. An older lady was so disturbed she got up and started yelling at a party group to quiet down. It has been similar in the past. They really need some sound deadening materials in that area. I would still rate the restaurant as excellent and continue to dine there being aware of where any large party groups are seated.

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JL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Steaks! Very friendly staff and management. The top end steaks are not for the price conscious but the quality is outstanding! Anytime we travel to St. Louis we plan a steak dinner at Annie Gunn’s!

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G
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit to Annie Gunn's. I was pleasantly surprised by our visit. I was expecting the place to be pretentious but it was not; it was cozy and casual while at the same time being busy and vibrant. We were seated in front of the fireplace which was not too hot but just felt so good on a that cold evening. Our server was attentive and well informed of the specials and gluten issues when asked. My hubby ordered the Lou burger and enjoyed it and the mound of french fries (which I later learned were gluten free). I enjoyed the scallops with wild rice and asparagus special; it was delicious! The Manhattan I had before dinner was good but nothing special. A very nice touch was that they poured a small glass of sparkling wine for everyone upon being seated (maybe happy hour?). Can't wait to go back!

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JL
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice lunch on a Friday

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SB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I have lunch at Annie Gunn's frequently and this last time they weren't up to par. It took an exceptionally long time to get our lunch and when we did, it just wasn't very good. I had a bacon cheeseburger and I asked for it to be cooked medium well or without pink. The inside was medium rare and the bacon was burnt black. Our server wasn't very friendly and kept trying to take our plates when we were clearly still eating. This wasn't the usual experience I have come to expect from Annie Gunn's.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service

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PE
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

16 oz ribeye was amazing. One of the best l've had anywhere. Truly exceptional wine list. Ashley R our waitress was topnotch. Very knowledgable, friendly and appropriately attentive.

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L
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Annie’s never disappoints. They have a great management team, wonderful service and consistently good food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 30th Anniversary and husbands birthday

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our friends 40th bday.
Alex took great care of us! We enjoyed the entire experience (as usual) Annie Gunn’s never disappoints. Great staff and management make for a pleasant dining experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good. Service was very accommodating.

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KS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank You George for the amazing service and excellent menu recommendations!! We will return soon!!

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AM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I make it a point to come to Annie Gunn's every year on our anniversary. 5 Years Running! It has always been amazing, from the food to the service. They take wonderful care of you and make you feel like you are the only one in the place, yet the place is packed all the time. Get reservations early. This is our #1 dining location in St Louis. PS The Snickerdoodle Creme Brulee nearly brought me to tears it was so good.

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