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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Drinks were a bit overpriced, Food was great, server was excellent. Would go again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great whiskey drinks and options. Food was great, but overpriced. Enjoyed the atmosphere, but space is a little tight for the amount of tables they seat.

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ChristineK
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Four of us out for going away celebration for coworker. Two of us ordered rib eye medium rare. Were served a filet and a well done ribeye. When we got the correct steaks, they weren’t very good and did not seem to be of the quality of previous meals here. About $400 later we were not even comped a desert.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall2food5service3ambience3

The food was great...however, the bourbon selection was weak at best.

After reviewing the lengthy bourbon list, selections were made with anticipation of enjoying some tasty brown water. The anticipation was dashed when the server returned and informed us that they were out of the bourbon. That was okay, for the list was long and replacements were selected...to find that those bourbons were out as well. The server mentioned that they had Blanton’s...wow, Blanton’s sounds great...ordered it...but again the server returned stating they were out of that too. The server started to mention other bourbons to consider...but mentioned a few basic everyday bourbons they were out of...Woodford Reserve being one. ReallY...out of Woodford? We jokingly offered to run to the local grocery store to get a bottle, for It had turned comical. The Gamlin Whiskey House, a restaurant recommended for their bourbon/whiskey selection, didn’t have much bourbon / whiskey. I think they should change the name to Gamlin House.

On a positive note, the food was great...shrimp and grits, wedge salad, strip steak, the barramundi special, brussel sprouts...all were top notch.

Check it out, but call ahead to make sure they can support their name...meaning that they have “whiskey” (bourbon).

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vipJoshuaS
Pittsburgh
41 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Excellent food. Amazing drinks. Would visit again when back in town.

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adomer
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I had been wanting to try Gamlin Whiskey House for some time. When the opportunity came up to meet a friend for brunch in the CWE, I made a reservation at Gamlin. I have to say, I was a bit disappointed. Despite having a reservation, we still had to wait several minutes for a table................and over 1/2 the restaurant was empty. I am guessing they were not adequately staffed. While the menu had several interesting options, I found that most of the brunch choices were pretty pricey. I ordered a Bloody Mary, spicy, which came without a salted nor spiced rim, no garnish, and there was no spice that I could detect except maybe some pepper. My friend and I ordered the Surf & Turf omelet and the chicken and waffles and split both entrees. The waitress told us she would split them for us, but she didn't. Nor did she bring an extra plate. But no big deal. The omelet was unique in its combination of chorizo, mushrooms and shrimp, but it was greasy and hard like a diner omelet. The chicken and waffles were made with frozen, breaded chicken cutlets that had freezer burn. The waffle also may have been frozen as it did not taste fresh but stale. The waitress never came back to ask us how everything was or if we wanted another drink, or I would have mentioned these things to her. Overall, we were quite disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our service was exceptional and we plan to return in the future.

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Gwen
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! What a fantastic find in St. Louis. We went for brunch on Saturday of Mardi Gras weekend and the place wasn’t crowded at all! Food was to die for, and great service and ambience too. You can’t beat $5 mimosas!

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JimT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

we were seated, and not given water or attended to for quite a while, until a server finally wandered over and asked if we had been helped. It was not busy at all, so a little confusing and off-putting. Also, server was not very attentive --- didn't swing by to check on us after food arrived. I had finished my cocktail, and would have ordered another one, but he didn't check on us until after we had finished meal.

I am new to St. Louis, and would try this place again, but after this experience, I will definitely be trying a different restaurant or two before returning.

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Tera
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I would definitely recommend anyone for the drinks at this establishment. As far as the food goes for the price that you pay it’s not worth it. The food was bland with no taste what so ever.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My birthday dinner was amazing. I felt like our waitress (Danielle) was overwhelmed at times but she was amazing. The food and drinks were all great!

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ChrisS
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great drinks! Perfect for a date night or a business dinner.

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cherylC
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I really wanted to like this place. On the positive side, the food was good and we enjoyed the atmosphere. But the fact that we chose this place because it is a “whiskey” house and the first 7 brands my husband requested the bar did not have in stock. He finally just told the server to surprise us, but he never even got this until a half hour after we arrived. He didn’t want to try anything else in fear we would be waiting all night to get it. Pretty disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

For the price point of this restaurant I would expect the staff to be dressed nicer than jeans and a T-shirt. Food was good nothing special I had expected better. The drinks were amazing!

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AngieC
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Everything was fabulous. My son who turned 23 that day loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for a date or group of people. The service and food were great. I didn’t drink but my girlfriend said the cocktails are excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great whiskey selection! Awesome food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Although the food and drinks were great, we had a somewhat negative experience with the service. Host was cold and unwelcoming. After being seated, it was 10 minutes before our waitress greeted us and gave us a drink menu. She was very courteous, but it seemed like the staff was disorganized that evening. Furthermore, another one of the waiters kept bumping into each of our chairs throughout our dining experience, without apologizing or showing any courtesy. Hopefully it was just an off night for the restaurant and didn’t reflect the typical experience for diners.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We both ordered the Eggs Benedict. They came out absolutely perfect. My only complaint is that was all that was on the plate. No fruit or side of any kind, not even a garnish. It would have benefited from another flavor. Also the plate was overly large for just the two muffins.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I was extremely disappointed in the whiskey selection. For an establishment that is specifically marketing whiskey drinkers, they failed to deliver. No Pappy 15, 20, or 23. Only 2 BTAC and no E.H. Taylor special releases. Also, so significant age statement bourbons of any brand.

The bartender (I will call her that because she was standing behind the bar) was not al all knowledgeable about whiskey. She insisted I should try the “Pappy” 12 yr for $65 (1.5 oz pour).

The one pour I did get (Booker’s 2018-01) came in a non-whiskey glass. When I asked for a Glencarin or Bourbon Trail glass, the bartender told me she didn’t know what I was asking for.

The food was okay. Nobody in my party ordered a steak, but I suspect if we did we would have liked the food more. They seemed to put the most effort into their steaks, and they looked great on other people’s plates.

Bottom line is the whiskey selection was terrible and the staff was not knowledgeable in whiskey. I will absolutely not go back and recommend anyone else looking for a great whiskey place to steer clear.

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IrwynI
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful drinks, ambiance and delicious food make Gamlin the go-to spot in St. Louis.

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MatthewF
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service. I consider it my go to nice place to eat.

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vipDiscriminatingDiner
St. Louis
36 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Bryanna, was outstanding. I recommend asking for her!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Great whiskey list, but a mediocre steak for the $50 price tag.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Had the opportunity to try a few different whiskeys and the food was unbelievable!

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vipSundevil83
Chicago
181 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great craft cocktails

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ConnorD
Memphis/West TN
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, great food and awesome service! It was an awesome date!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots for brunch. The Hangover breakfast sandwich is the best!

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JimJ
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Meal and Service - Julie helped us and did a great job! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food! Sea bass was amazing as were the toasted ravioli!

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NancyR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We have eaten at this location about a year ago and the food then was much better. I had the chicken fried chicken meal and it was over cooked lacked flavor and was way over priced for what I received. I could go to CrackerBarrel and gotten a much more flavorful meal for less than half of the cost. We won’t be returning

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Good waitress. Way too expensive for what we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service!

CS
ChrisS
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, great atmosphere.

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Eweston
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great -- rather expensive tho

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark our waiter was very kind and polite. He answered our questions kindly and accurately. Best steak around!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Just trying out a new place. The service overall was decent. The food was good. Ambiance was awesome though!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Very accommodating staff and excellent service.

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BillN
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was outstanding

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MattG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very expensive for mediocre food. Watery creamed spinach, dry steak, flavorless salad.

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