Gamlin Whiskey House

4.2
778 reviews
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Steak
With an emphasis on world class whiskeys, our contemporary steakhouse serves hand-cut steaks and delicious cocktails amid the bustle of the wonderful Central West End.
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LL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place is amazing! Our waitress was a little boring, but overall we enjoyed ourselves! Definitely the perfect place to take a date!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

When we first arrived the service wasn’t fantastic by the waitress as it took her about 5-10 minutes before even saying anything and that didn’t include her even bringing us anything. However, we were sitting outside and it was on the cusp of raining. Because of that, we moved inside to a different waitress who provided us with excellent service. Food was fantastic and the drinks were great. Little pricy but worth it.

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for this review. We appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback, and glad to hear the evening ended up being a success. We hope you'll come see us again soon at Gamlin Whiskey House!

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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Gamlin house was all that we had been lead to believe. The food was great . The SERVICE EXCEPTIONAL. Anna our amazing server was in charge of making our evening outstanding . We were there to celebrate our sons graduation from Saint Louis University with his Masters. Anna went over and above all our expectations. When the restaurant was sold out of one of there famous items she went to their sister restaurant to secure it. Returned with the prized item and a smile on her face.
I will recommend anyone that heads to Saint Louis that this restaurant is top notch. Thanks for a great evening of food and service. 10 STARS

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and detailed review, Karen! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and will be sure to pass your compliments along to Anna. Hope you'll join us again at Gamlin Whiskey House next time you're in St. Louis!

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DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Server only came over a few times. food was cold. Not worth the drive or wait time.

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Responded 4 days ago

We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your visit, David, and are so sorry to hear you did not have a good experience. Our manager would like to reach out and try to make this right -- please look for a private reply from us with some more information. Cheers!

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r
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

The food took an insanely long time to arrive and when it arrived it was incorrect. I have a severe allergy and despite telling this to the waitress and confirming that she would remove the ingredient, the food arrived with the ingredient in it, which I did not realize until I had already taken a few bites. This was terrible and completely ruined my college graduation. I did not receive an apology or anything. The fixed meal then took so long to arrive that we just paid for the rest of the food and left and I never got to eat lunch.

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded 4 days ago

Rachel, We want to assure you that we take allergies very seriously, and will be addressing this with our staff right away. We are so sorry you were not able to enjoy your graduation lunch, and appreciate you taking the time to let us know about this. Our owners would like to reach out and try to make this right -- be on the look out for a private message from us with more information.

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TD
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, nice menu options, reasonably priced.

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Responded 5 days ago

So happy to hear this, Terriann! Look forward to seeing you again soon at Gamlin Whiskey House!

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LN
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best brunch in town. Great service and great food.

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded 5 days ago

Love to hear this, Larry! Thank you so much for your kind words -- hope to see you again soon at Gamlin Whiskey House!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

We were a party of 6 and came for a birthday. Our waitress barely came by and our food arrived cold for some dishes and warm for others. It took over an hour to get our food. For the price and service I probably won't be back.

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded 5 days ago

We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your visit, and are so sorry to hear you did not have a good experience. Our manager would like to reach out and try to make this right -- please look for a private reply from us with some more information. Cheers!

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Tulsa
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, cocktails, and good food! A must return visit next trip to St Louis.

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Responded 5 days ago

We were worried when we saw just one star, but are relieved to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you so much for your kind words, and hope to see you again at Gamlin Whiskey House next time you're in the area!

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MD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

Rachel our waitress was beyond the worst waitress ever. She was slow, forgetting things, forgetting about our table. It took her 15 minutes to acknowledge our, so long that the manager had to help her serve our small party of 5.
The food was delicious. The managers are awesome.
Very clean and great location.

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for providing this feedback and letting us know about the service issue. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met during your visit, but we are glad to hear that the managers were able to help you out. Hope you'll come see us again at Gamlin Whiskey House and give us another chance to WOW you in the future!

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Don’t dine at a party of two on brunch Saturday. You will get ignored and your order placed incorrectly

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded on May 13, 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your visit, and are so sorry to hear you did not have a good experience. Our manager would like to reach out and hopefully make this right -- please look for a private reply from us with some more information. Cheers!

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SL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Been here several times and always had a great experience. However, this last visit was not good. Service was terrible, we waited over a half hour for our drinks and well over and hour for our food to be delivered - this was after informing our waitstaff we had an event to get to at a specific time. We left ourselves what we thought was plenty of time to dine, but service was so slow we were rushing to finish our plates. One of our party had their meal comped, and the bar manager apologized for the mistakes, but it was disappointing. Next time I go, it won't be before an event and I will not have the highest expectations. Hopefully it was a fluke!

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BM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst food I’ve had in a long time. $41 sea bass was totally raw, cold and unseasoned. Horrible service. Would never go back.

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded on May 9, 2019

Thank you for providing this feedback and letting us know about this issue, Bill. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met during your recent visit. We would like to make this up to you, and have sent you a private message with some more information.

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M
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The berry French toast was huge and delicious. I ate the whole thing - three thick slices covered with berries and a light sweet cream topping.

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded on May 6, 2019

Yum! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your brunch -- look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Gamlin Whiskey House!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Overall, food was fine. Nothing special. Slow service. Do not need to return

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Waitress was a little confused on specials and pricing. But still was ok service.

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Responded on April 30, 2019

Thank you for this feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about this issue and will work with our team to make sure everyone is clear on the specials in the future. Hope to see you again soon at Gamlin Whiskey House!

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JR
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Server was ok but the steak was well done and it just wasn’t the expected consistently we’re use to like a place like Annie Gunn’s for example. Too expensive for it not to be in my opinion

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded on April 26, 2019

We appreciate this thoughtful feedback, Joe. We hold ourselves to a high standard and are sorry to hear that standard wasn't met during your recent meal. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us -- we have passed your comments along to our kitchen team.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible. This was our first time there to eat and we'll never come back. After we were seated, we waited for our food for 2 hours. That's unacceptable. I will say, after the ridiculous long wait, I was pleased with the food. However, we have busy lives and cannot wait 2 hours for our meal to be served. There were many people complaining of the same horrible wait.

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HT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Easter lunch. The kitchen was overwhelmed as our server informed us. She was very nice and did a good job under the circumstances.

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thank you, Heather! We truly appreciate this feedback and apologize again for any inconvenience during your Easter lunch. We hope you'll come back and give us another chance to WOW you in the future.

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was delicious! Service was a bit slow, but it was Easter. Would definitely recommend! 🌟

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Responded on April 26, 2019

Thank you for your kind words, Michelle! Hope to see you again soon at Gamlin Whiskey House!

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b
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food was delicious but we waited 45 min for our check. It was rough.

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thank you for this feedback, Brooke. We apologize for the wait and appreciate you taking the time to let us know about this issue. We have passed this note to our manager so that she can look into this with her staff. We hope you'll come back and give us another chance to impress you in the future.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Easter brunch. We sat on the patio and had a lovely meal. Our server was pleasant and prompt. The food was outstanding; my daughter had the chicken and waffles and I had the quiche of the day. We will definitely be going back.

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your brunch, and look forward to seeing you and your family again soon!

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F
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

we were 4 people and we had a reservation. We got the table right away because it was not full, but the service was very very slow! Some dishes like salmon was no longer available at 8pm! and the drinks came in the middle of the food! The food was good though! they probably need to hire more people!

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thank you for your review -- we are indeed working to staff up for the busier patio season, and apologize for the slower than usual service during your visit! We appreciate your feedback and are so sorry for any inconvenience. We hope you'll come back and give us another chance to impress you in the future.

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D
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not a great experience - food was ok but should be MUCH better for the price. Waiter was friendly but not very attentive. Dessert was awful - bread pudding that was literally 1/2 inch high. We won’t be going back.

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1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience for 15 year anniversary. Gave a intimate but low key experience

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Responded on April 15, 2019

We love to hear this! Happy 15th anniversary from all of us at Gamlin Whiskey House!

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Got there for a late bite after checking hours online. Despite all info we obtained online, the kitchen was already closed by the time we walked in .

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thank you for letting us know about this issue. We have checked the website and all the information looks to be correct, so we apologize if there was a miscommunication with the staff. We're so sorry for the inconvenience, and hope you'll come back to see us in the future!

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Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Neat place for drinks, but food is really not good... very pedestrian

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded on April 26, 2019

Thank you for this feedback. We appreciate you sharing your experience, and are so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your meal. We hope you'll consider joining us again in the future. Cheers!

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MC
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I'm a foodie and Gamlin's food was just okay. Maybe because it was a Wednesday night? Regardless, for the price, everything should have been outstanding. The service was excellent. Our waitress was friendly, charming, and made the dining experience really nice. There was only one other couple in the inside dining room, so it was very quiet. I'm sure this is not the case on the weekends.

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St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drink menu is excellent.

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Responded on April 15, 2019

Love to hear this! Hope you'll join us for drinks again soon at Gamlin Whiskey House!

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JD
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good but took over an hour to get it.

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded on April 9, 2019

Thank you for this feedback, JD. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your dining experience, and hope you'll join us again soon at Gamlin Whiskey House!

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M
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good. The service was very slow. It took close to 40 minutes to get our food.

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded on April 9, 2019

Thank you for this feedback, Michael. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your dining experience, and hope you'll join us again soon at Gamlin Whiskey House!

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Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

There are better steaks for less money at many other restaurants in the St. Louis region.

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded on April 9, 2019

We appreciate this feedback. Hope you'll give us another chance to impress you in the future. Cheers!

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RP
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Been to Gamlin House before. It never disappoints. I like having some nice bourbon before dinner. We took our grandson, who is only three. The staff was great with him. Everyone enjoyed their meal also. I will be going back.

Gamlin Whiskey House
Responded on April 9, 2019

So happy to hear you and your grandson enjoyed your visit, Randall! Look forward to seeing your family again soon at Gamlin Whiskey House!

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St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Our family booked a table for brunch and arrived about ten minutes before. We were told a table wasn’t ready since we were “early”. After being sat, it took about ten to fifteen minutes for a server to come by. When she eventually did, she explained that she thought we were waiting for one more person since there was an extra menu on the table. Why not ask? Or at least come by to inquire if we would like water? From there on, things proceeded to get worse. The wait time to get mimosas, to actually get our order taken and the food delivered. Usually I am willing to give grace to places when they are particularly busy but I also expect a modicum of service and some sort of acknowledgement of the state of things. It took almost an hour for two people to get an order consisting of breakfast items with no check in from the server. As we were preparing to leave, the plates arrived. The food quality in no way made up for the wait. Hands down the most disappointing dining experience we’ve had in a while and that’s saying something.

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JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I love Gamlin's brunch and anytime we have the chance to come here on a weekend, I take it! The food and drinks are always superb! This past Saturday, however, we had a reservation for 11am and were not seated until 11:35. I understand having to wait when it's busy, but when guests have a reservation, the restaurant should be able to seat guests within AT LEAST 5 minutes of their reservation. That was rather disappointing - especially because I was going with a couple people who had never been before; I think they got the wrong impression of the restaurant. Luckily, our food was great and our server was awesome.

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GS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for brunch! Awesome mimosa's! I'll be back :)

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Responded on April 9, 2019

So glad you enjoyed your brunch, Gracy! Hope to see you again soon at Gamlin Whiskey House!

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SP
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere. Can’t wait to return!

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JV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service and efficient kitchen. We were done earlier than expected.

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MA
Atlanta
71 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We tried to order at least a half dozen things that they did not have available. If you cannot stock your restaurant properly don't put it on the menu. Our service was slow - our drinks that we ordered 5 minutes before our appetizers arrived after our appetizers so we were eating our food with no beverages. I had to go inside to grab the valet who could not be bothered to come out and then he returned my keys to me after he parked the car and told me I would have to go get my own car at the end of the meal. They also charged $6 for this privilege. I would not recommend this restaurant and will never set foot in again.

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ST
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We had a work group entertaining an out of town VIP and none of the wine we ordered off of your list was available. That's just lame: bad inventory management and carelessness - and proof that you may not even care about making a profit. Restaurant 101: having the crap that's on the menu. there were other mistakes and errors that were forgivable - but that stunk. Zero excuses folks. Plenty were offered though.

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