Always great food!
We had a waiter with an attitude. We have not experienced anything
Ike this. We usually have very good waiters no matter where we go so it was really noticeable. He was very abrupt and acted very aloof and arrogant. The food was just okay and not worth the price. I have been to this restaurant in the past and had decent food and good friendly service.
The salad with shrimp and the taco salad were delicisiou. Not too spicy, not heavily dressed.
Ice tea was great too!
Absolutely loved the halibut - hats off to the chef!
This is an upscale restaurant with good food, good service and upscale prices. Wasn't too loud since we were there early on a weeknight. However with the few folks there you could tell that if filled up it would be loud. My friend said of the steak she had that it was as good as any she had ever eaten. I had Halibut and it very good. Waiter was attentive.
April 2, 2018
Small family gathering of six to celebrate a birthday.
We were seated in an alcove which was perfect for our group. It seems to be difficult for the servers as there is no room to move behind the table to pour drinks or serve food but provided privacy and an intimate space for our group ... well worth the serving inconvenience.
Server was excellent and well trained. Our glasses were kept full and server was attentive to our needs. Food was well presented and everyone was pleased with their order.
I have eaten at Cardwell’s many times and have never been disappointed.
Our wait person was on target. Not too much fuss just enough. Never go wrong with the drummers and stir fry. Best ice tea I’ve ever heard in a restaurant. Been going to Cardwells for over 25 years
Nice place to have lunch, but they could change the menu occasionally.
Excellent as always
Cardwells at the plaza is my goto lunch spot when I want to guarantee that a client lunch will focus on business and not luncheon mishaps. The wait staff is very cognizant of business subtleties such as waiting to talk specials and take orders until people have stopped talking and the menus are now open. The food is always good and the atmosphere is very business like. Parking is always available and much simpler than street varieties in the Central West End, Maplewood, or Clayton. It’s a treasure in the middle of Frontenac.
Never disappoints. always a good meal and time at Cardwell's
Love this place! Food and service are always excellent
The overall dining experience was very good. The food was delicious with great presentation and for desert, I would definitely recommend the chocolate pecan pie.
Outstanding as usual!
Always good food and wonderful people!
We had made a reservation and were seated in a small room with our friends where we enjoyed a quiet lunch with lots of laughter and good conversation. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. It was a lovely lunch, and we thank you for the dining experience.
Restaurant was very accommodating with moving reservation . The service was very good, and staff was attentive but not overbearing. Food was very good. Salmon was cooked to perfection.
Apps were fantastic, entrees were excellent quality but bland. Bar screen was happening. Service was very good as well. Will go back but sit at bar and order apps & drinks.
I love coming to your restaurant for lunch. Food is always excellent, I especially love the tower.
Brian who was our server was truly outstanding in every way...He is a true joy to have him take the finest of care of our experience.
Totally focused on detail...It's always the little things that can make a huge impression.
I hope Brian is there on our next visit...
Food and service were excellent . Chestnut and ricotta ravioli with duck was outstanding.
A favorite place of we chose to celebrate Valentine’s Day did not disappoint. Table was ready and our server was very good. Tried a couple new cocktails, mule and a muddled margarita. Very good (way too much salt on the rim). Apps, entrees and dessert were delicious. Had the flat iron steak and she had the salmon. Sooo good. Blueberry hand pie to close was just right. Diet restarts tomorrow.
There are several vegetarian options that can be tailored for a vegan (one of our party is vegan). That makes dining at Cardwell's pleasant for our group. The food is very good (not exceptional in our opinion). They have a nice selection of beers, ales, and stouts if you lean towards fermented brews. The restaurant ambiance is nice and the noise level is not very high for the number of people in the restaurant. It is a reliable choice for a good dining experience and we dine there at least once per month.
We enjoy going to Cardwell's as the food and service are always excellent, but I, personally, judge more on the quality of food, and Cardwell's food is excellent. I have never had a bad meal there.
We particularly enjoy going there for lunch and then attending a matinee at the theater inside the mall. It is so convenient to go there to eat with so many nice retail stores in the same location.
Sat in an alcove which reduced noise and was good for conversation.
I am a healthy eater and this is not the place for that! While they have salads and soups, they are such large portions, with no option for smaller appetites.
That is the only reason I would not refer a friend here. If you like a lot of food, the food is great and huge portions!
Food was good as always, although I was perplexed about the fried oyster blt, where the flavors seemed to compete with one another.
Cardwell’s at the Plaza has to fill the roles of both a destination restaurant, where people make reservations and plan to linger, and a mall restaurant, where people want to drop in and find a table waiting when they tire of lugging their shopping bags around and need a break between tasks. It plays those sometimes contradictory roles surprisingly well. The food is both comforting and creative. The service adapts to the shopper who needs to refuel ASAP and get somewhere and to the group who that wants time to chat over three courses and then chat over coffee. There are glitches, but very few. Caldwell’s is great for a special occasion—and for a quick bite between shooping tasks or before or after the movie.
This was my wife's favorite to go to restaurant for special occasions. There has been a steady decline on vegetarian entree to only a veggy sandwich. There is no attempt to modify exiting sides on other entrees to become an optional "entree" Most other dishes have all kinds of vegetarian items. We are told they are all set as pre fix and cannot take from one for another- too bad.
A great place for dinner after a movie. The calamari and salad were great as always. It's one of our favorite date experiences.
Make reservations and requested an alcove table 6 weeks prior to reservation. When we got there we wouldn't give her an alcove table and told that there had been an error in marking it down. Our waitress was very attentive however made no concession for not providing a request. Some favorite items have been removed from the menu such as onion soup and a turkey burger, and while the food is OK it seems to have become pricey for what you get.
Love this great restaurant , lunch with my financial advisory team
I don't remember not enjoying my meal at Cardwell’s until this one....fish tacos and slaw. It was truly not good. Not any of it. What a disappointment.
The semi-private dining alcoves make a perfect setting for six old friends to enjoy each other and good food...no need to clean the house before or after, no cooking, no stress! This is always a great evening out for this same set of people. Thanks.
We went for a girls lunch and had a fabulous bottle of wine and great lunch. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definately reccomnend and go back.
Excellent lunch and great service! Will return again and again.
I've been to Cardwell's several times and every time it has hit the mark!
I have lunch a few times a year at Cardwell's, always on New Years Eve with my friends. This year I brought my granddaughter. I was so disappointed today.
One person in our party was given her fried oyster sandwich 10/12 minutes before the tray for the rest of us (total of 4) arrived. The waiter dropped the tray, food and china went everywhere, sliding under our table. The waiter was the first to come over to apologize. During the clean up, no manager came to our table to check with us. My friend had salad dressing all over her purse. We did not want to make a bad situation worse or make the waiter more embarrassed. We waited for our food (quicker this time). We notice broken pieces under our chair and notified the staff. Still no manager. When we received our bill much to our surprise, there was no compensation for the extended wait etc.
Maybe we should have been vocal but we all thought the staff at Cardwell's would have acted with more graciousness towards customers.
The food and service were excellent. We will return!