Blue Strawberry

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$30 and under
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American
A new music showroom and lounge in the CWE. Local and national acts will be taking the stage at least three nights per week, with dinner available five nights a week. We are offering a thoughtful, full service menu and a superb wine and beverage program.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.3
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4.6
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GT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. It was a Wednesday, so we didn’t see a show, but there was a gentlemen playing guitar. Not too loud or too soft. Just perfect. The owner Jim and head chef Kevin even greeted us. The food and service was top notch. Very classy place, but still very fun.

l
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have enjoyed our evenings spent at the Blue Strawberry, and look forward to returning in a week!

CS
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The place was cool. The food was delicious. And the show was first rate. Great acoustics. What more could you want?

OT
St. Louis
29 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous evening. The dinner was excellent, good service, and nice presentation. The performance was great as well. We highly recommend an evening and you won't regret it.

JR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new restaurant in town

S
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

A good venue for cabaret style performances. A small stage but perfect of a singer and a piano. The Food service still needs to be improved, but they are still new. They need to expand their menu. Service staff was OK, I sat for quite a while before getting a menu or asked for my drink order. The dining room is table seating, so you might be seated with other people if your party doesn't take up a full table. That was part of the food order issue for me. The wait staff was waiting for others in my party to show up, however, I was dining by myself. The food itself was good, however certain items listed on the menu were not available with no mention of a substitute until after I ordered.

As for as I could tell, parking is limited to street parking, and there is no valet service.

To go on a weekend, you must purchase a ticket to the performance, and then spend a minimum in food or drink. You can not go just for food, or just for the performance.

'm sure they are still going through growing pains, and will improve with time.IWould I go there specifically for dinner? Probably not, but as part of a performance, it is good.

BK
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third time there and just keeps getting better. Food delish and fairly priced. Entertainment outstanding. Haven’t been familiar with all the show people but VERY pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed each show. Even struck up conversations with other attendees. Just a friendly, open atmosphere.

FI
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Food excellent.

SD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

NYE event was completely unprepared for the crowd. The service was slow and inconsistent and Blue Strawberry was too cheap to even provide a champagne toast at midnight. Maybe they'll learn for next year.

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

This Cabaret concept and experience is one that is fun and one St Louis needs.

F
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Extraordinary food was the biggest surprise. I knew the entertainment was going to be excellent and it was. However, the cassoulet was the best I have had in St. Louis. I highly recommend the brussels sprouts, kale salad, and the cassoulet.

SR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Strawberry was outstanding. The food was delicious, the entertainment first rate and the service was very good. I would give the experience a 10. Thank you for bringing Blue Strawberry to St. Louis.

s
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A jewel for the CWE. With or without a show the BlueStrawberry is wonderful! The food is generous and so delicious, the staff is well trained and the mood a delight!

TO
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for a concert, the food was excellent with good portions. Service was a little slow...they were busy that night. Cocktail was very good. The chairs are old bentwood design and are not very comfortable. We enjoyed the dinner and the concert very much and are glad that this venue is here!

BF
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beautiful space. The band was really enjoyable and we had a great time. We will be back for sure!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food that we had was quite good. However the venue needs more wait staff and they need training in how to be more attentive to their diners. This was the 3rd time we’ve seen a show and eaten at Blue Strawberry and each time we had to search for our waiter for 2nd drink orders, dessert order, our bill and then search again for them to pick up the payment. In addition there is only one single stall restroom for the entire venue and the chairs are extremely uncomfortable. I love dining while seeing shows in a cabaret environment but there’s still some adjustments that need to be made here for it to be top notch.

v
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the room was very crowded, we had a lovely evening. The food was delicious!

NK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first experience at Blue Strawberry was John McDaniel Christmas show. Not sure what to expect exactly, but had a wonderful evening. John's show was great and very entertaining. The food was excellent as was the service that night. Drinks were well-priced and a good value. We will definitely consider returning when there is a performer we want to see.

MM
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fifth visit to the Blue Strawberry, Everyone has been excellent with great food and even better service. The cabaret shows are as good as any in New York-- in fact many of the artists have played there. Thanks for bringing cabaret to the CWE.

LC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Food and service very good. Entertainment so so. Ambiance nice. Valet service very good and a real plus.

ES
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved my meal, and the entertainment was even better than I expected! Ben Nordstrom and Steve Neale put on an amazing show, and The Blue Strawberry was excellent in every way!

KC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

It is a very comfortable atmosphere. The food is very good, and the focus on local talent makes it a very rewarding evening. There isn’t a bad seat in the house, and that results in a very intimate setting.

KL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Food and service were unparalleled. Musical act was superb. However, ticket and food prices are way too expensive! Venue is not warm inside at all. This was my second visit. I sat on the other side of where I sat during my first visit, and I was still cold! I would recommend others coming for a special occasion meal only, but not during the winter months.

Y
St. Louis
29 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This would be five star totally except for some sound problems one of the two nights I’ve been there. It’s a great new music and food venue for St. Louis. I l’ll definitely be a repeat customer.

C
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely the most fun new venue to open in St. Louis in a LONG time. Great food and great music. I have been back several times now. Congratulations, Jim Dolan!

DU
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great new place for dinner and music in a listening room environment.

SR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best salmon my niece has ever had!

Blue Strawberry
Responded on December 14, 2019

That is very high praise indeed! Thank you and your niece! Blue Strawberry

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r
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Drinks expensive but well made. Food expensive but very good. Show was fantastic!!

Blue Strawberry
Responded on December 14, 2019

Thanks for scoring us so well! Appreciate it! Really glad you you liked the show! Best, Blue Strawberry

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MM
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group loved it so much that we made another reservation immediately. There are special menu choices great service, and an exceptional show. Come to the CWE Cabaret!

Blue Strawberry
Responded on December 14, 2019

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Blue Strawberry

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner Jim Dolan has done for cabaret music in St. Louis what the Jazz Bistro has done for jazz - a combination of excellent cuisine with outstanding cabaret performers in a warm, acoustically perfect restaurant, showroom and lounge setting.

Our favorite menu items so far include the grilled rolled eggplant and toasted ravioli appetizers, roasted corn, avocado and cherry tomato salad, grilled salmon and braised short rib entrees.

Our favorite cabaret performers so far have been internationally known cabaret artist Steve Ross and very popular local Ken Haller, both of whom connected perfectly with an appreciative audience.

We’ll be back often to this fantastic new St. Louis venue!

DW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and have told so many people about it! We love to sit at the bar before dinner and have Jade make us a drink. She is such a great bartender. We can't say enough great things about the food. It is consistently good. Short ribs, Outstanding! Salmon, Perfect. A must for all St. Louisians. We are so happy to have a place like this in St. Louis and will be going often.

MT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening at the Blue Strawberry. Our table was in a great location near the stage.
The set up isn't odd, but at a table for two and very near the stage, we were seated with our backs to the rest of the guests. It makes complete sense when you are watching the show, but is weird when you first enter. It did however make for a very private dining experience, although we were in a room full of people. No shifting our chairs when the entertainment started.
The food was so delicious. We started out by splitting an inventive salad. I had the short ribs which were outstanding. My husband almost always orders salmon when we dine out and it thought it was very good, as well. He commented he would have enjoyed bread or a roll with dinner and I agree.
We enjoyed our wine, but I believe there is a full bar as well. We didn't see a bar menu.
On the way home, we agreed that we will be returning to the Blue Strawberry for a fun cabaret experience. It is intimate, and I felt kind of New York-ish in the CWE.
We street parked because we could, but nice to know valet is available at a nominal cost.
If you enjoy cabaret entertainment, lovely place; go!

Blue Strawberry
Responded on December 14, 2019

Thank you for your thoughtful and well considered evaluation! We are reviewing the bread and butter situation. And yes we do have a full bar. Appreciate your taking the time to write. Best, Blue Strawberry

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f
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely intimate cabaret environment - superb show! Tor and Lisa

w
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience2

I did not like being charged $95 when I was expecting $35 for one table reservation. Ken Haller was great as one of my favorite performers. The food was very good for the price.
Warren Lacey

Blue Strawberry
Responded on November 25, 2019

Hi Warren, We're sorry there was a problem with the ticketing! We investigated, and discovered that there were three single tickets purchased in three separate transactions. You have been refunded for two of them. Glad you liked Ken's show and the food! Hope to see you again soon! Best, Blue Strawberry

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s
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

S'marvelous! An intimate, new, I-can't-wait-to-return venue for memorable evenings of cabaret with a deliciously sourced menu. Co-owner Jim Dolan has been presenting cabaret for years. His business partner -- pediatrician, performer and Renaissance man Ken Haller -- knows the experience from both sides of the mike. May the Blue Strawberry run forever!

Blue Strawberry
Responded on November 25, 2019

Hi Susan, Thank you so much for your kind and entertaining words! We can't wait til you return! Best, Blue Strawberry

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C
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Great food and music.

Blue Strawberry
Responded on November 25, 2019

Hi Critic, Thanks so much for your compliments. We love having you here! Best, Blue Strawberry

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TP
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jim Dolan has created a jewel in the CWE. Entertainment is the best. Has the feel of a Village cabaret. Dinner was outstanding and the kitchen is awesome. Enjoy!

C
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

K.T. Sullivan said it best. In New York you can find great music and great food but usually never at the same place. Blue Strawberry has both. Really cool space. Many great singers on the schedule. Food is really good and I plan to come just for that too on the nights there are no ticketed shows. My new favorite spot.

S
St. Louis
49 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party was very pleased with each entree. Service was perfect. The short ribs first rate. The salmon delicious. With cabaret as a bonus, a very enjoyable evening.

LH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous, the service was outstanding, and the show was absolutely wonderful. Loved everything about it, and will certainly go back.