Cinder House

4.5
245 reviews
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$31 to $50
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South American
The Four Seasons St Louis is partnering with James Beard Award winning Chef Gerard Craft to bring you Cinder House. The menu centers around the kitchen's wood-burning hearth. Located on the iconic 8th floor of Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, Cinder House showcases sweeping views of the Gateway Arch and downtown skyline.

“Some foods taste so much more complex when cooked on a wood fire,” Craft says. “Grilling is a universal technique so the menu reflects many different cultures but the food will be heavily influenced by the grilling mecca of South America.”

Craft’s focus on simple foods with bold flavors is highlighted throughout the menu and includes several steak selections and rotating grilled items. From grilled pickles to grilled lamb ribs in soy, lime and garlic with a mango-honey glaze, dishes feature enticing techniques and flavors.

Dine indoors with warm wood and stone interiors or venture out onto the new outdoor lounge and upbeat bar area.

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding brunch buffet!

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DN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience for my girlfriend's birthday, service was great, and the waiter was extremely attentive. The whole staff including the manager went out of their way to make sure she felt great on her special day. I greatly appreciate the service and the food, will definitely return.

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SY
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and drinks. The trout was superb. Steaks were cooked to perfection. The polenta was smooth,rich and so tasty. Our server was froendly, helpful . She nade the evening perfect. My first time at Cinder House and it exceeded our expectations. Would highly recommend this to friends and family.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our meals. However our guests struggled to find anything that they wanted to order on the lunch menu. The menu was very limited and not conducive to a wide variety of tastes. What was offered on the menu, however, was excellent. This is a very fixable problem.

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H
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service we received was the best we have received in a long time. Our server couldn't be better.

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DW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Nice place great staff
Food so so (I certainly expected better)
Will I go back - nope

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DS
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

For the price the brunch was very sub standard. There was little selection and low quality. The service was absolutely appalling. Rude, inattentive and completely disrespectful.

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MM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch, but for this price point all drinks should be included. As far as the brunch menu, although the rice and beans were lovely and delicious, these being two of the 6 burners made me also think that the price point was not worth it. The old brunch at Ceilo was well worth it with all inclusive drinks and amazing sea food options. Restaurant ambiance, views of the Arch, and wait staff were all top notch!

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DM
St. Louis
42 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

We’ll try again when the hotel/casino adopts a full NO SMOKING policy. The smoky environment (with air freshener attempts to mitigate) is evident even on the eighth floor restaurant. No thanks!

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f
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

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BR
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

IT WAS A VERY GOOD MEAL AND WE HAD A WONDERFUL WAITER. HE WAS A TALL BLOND HAIR GUY AND HE WAS AMAIZING AND WAS VERY HELPFUL WHEN CHOOSING. IT WAS EASY TO TALK TO AND MADE THE VISIT VERY GOOD. THE DOWN FALL WAS IT WAS PRETTY LOUD IN THE BUILDING. OTHER THEN THAT IT WAS A GOOD TIME AND WILL COME BACK

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BE
St. Louis
49 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our first visit, and were not disappointed! Had the garlic cheese bread- yummy! Then kale/cabbage salad and butternut squash soup. Both were delicious. Entree's were amazing- risotto, mixed meats/kale/rice bowl, and lamb chops. Sides of polenta and glazed carrots were also wonderful!
Will definitely return for another visit. Love Gerard Kraft's restaurants!

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

We dine out all the time . One is the best meals we have ever had...seriously! Can’t wait to go back!

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JB
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Everyone was very friendly. The food was delicious. Definitely planning on returning.

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M
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice views when its warm outside. Brunch was really good.

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SF
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time doing brunch at Cinder and they did not disappoint. Great service, very attentive. The location is great with a view that’s hard to find anywhere else. And the food was excellent with great selection great flavor. Will recommend to everyone I know and look forward to returning soon.

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m
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner. Food was great and service outstanding. Our only problem was the noise level made the experience less romantic and relaxing

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JK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Feijoada - very promising. Rice and beans very tasty. Way too salty!!

Piri piri chicken - my wife's choice - very salty.

Please do not publish this because we are coming back, for sure.

Please go easy on the salt

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic customer service, great views, and delectable South American cuisine. Perfect date night.

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J
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool vibe and food is outstanding Great live band!

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ST
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Best steak ever. Loved all the sides and small plates. I had a big table and we all wanted to try everything. Loved the table bread kinda better than the featured rolls ( just my prefrence) but everyone else like the rolls. Most all of us had steak, melt in your mouth good, Trout wonderful, Chicken a bit salty if you did not"dip" in polenta- the way chef recommended. We had a birthday person and she was treated to the most wonderful/beautiful dessert. I was so full I could no enjoy dessert, although we ordered 4 desserts.

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m
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about our experience at Cinder House. The view is the first thing you take in, and it’s sweepingly dramatic. The hen-of-the-woods appetizer is a must for mushroom lovers: meaty, savory, intriguing. The green cabbage/Brussels sprout salad was refreshing and generous enough to share. My husband enjoyed the complexity of the feijoada and I had the tira de asado short ribs with carrot mole on the side...smoky and tender. For cocktails, the charred lime caipirinha is a delicious twist on Brazil’s national drink. Service was excellent and we appreciated the celebratory touch added by the traditional flan with maldon salt. We heartily recommend Cinder House, and will return.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

My wife's filet was slightly undercooked. It was also bordering over seasoned. I had the Feijoada (sp?) The meat in the dish was very tender, but not very flavorful. The black beans in it were outstanding! We order tres leches chocolate dessert, it was very good. The ambiance was upscale but extremely loud, even with the restaurant 2/3rds capacity. The view was fantastic. We would try it again during warmer weather to experience outside as well.

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PC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous and our server was very helpful and attentive.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and our server Grove went above and beyond to make me and my wife feel special! I would recommend the Cinder House to any one that’s looking for great dining experience!

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KA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

limited menu selections and uncomfortable seating. Food and service were good, really enjoyed the evening.

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OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, amazing food, wonderful experience!

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DW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Our experience at Cinder House for dinner was disappointing. Service, view, and ambiance were great. The food was very salty and not quite what we expected, especially for the price point.

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Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yup. I would fly to St. Louis for the feijoada. Pretty much all there is to say.

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New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Great service! Beautiful view!

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CE
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious food. From the salad to the meat...just wonderful.

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R
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Ordered the lamb appetizer, followed by feijoada and trout. Servings are large. Had an excellent Chilean red recommended by the server. Finished off with delicious sorbet and mousse.
No complaints. Will definitely recommend and come again. Btw, the sourdough bread was also excellent.

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ES
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent bread! Excellent food! Excellent view! Excellent service!

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BD
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

My husband and I were in St. Louis and guests at the Four Seasons for a long weekend. We had lunch/dinner at other restaurants and thought the food was very good. One night we decided to have dinner at the Hotel's Cinder House and were both very disappointed. To start my husband ordered 3 different bottles of wine because they did not have the vintage offered. In the end we opted for a suggested wine and it was good but not what we would've chosen but worth the offer of a discount for the inconvenience. The wait staff were exceptional! The 2 different salads sounded good but were wilted and lacking taste. He had ribeye and I had the Lamb chops. Both were okay but not worth the price. If you want a spectacular view but mediocre food, then The Cinder House it is! Regardless of the convenience, we both agreed another time to enjoy the view with drinks and some appetizers instead.

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ST
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

This has to be the noisiest restaurant I have ever been to in my life. Not a little noisy, over the top to the point we had to lean in at a table of four to even hear each other. The restaurant backs up to the bar, which is really loud and we actually sat at the table that was furthest from the bar.

The food was good, not great. On a positive note the salads were huge, easily spilttable if you'd like. Three out of four had the piri piri chicken - very good and very spicy. I had the feijoada which was very fatty; the flavor itself was very good.

Drinks, $21.00 for a martini - no special vodka or anything just Grey Goose.

The net is we are fortunate in STL to have many great restaurants (including others from Gerard Craft); I would put this one way down the list of places to go.

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F
St. Louis
42 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My husband and I made a trip to Cinder House for a special night out. The bar was busy that night (more about that in a moment). It took forever to get our first cocktail after ordering. The food, generally speaking, was good. We started with Coxinha. Delicious. We both had gem salads. The dressing was quite good, making this a very enjoyable dish. The bread service arrived late, but I’m glad we eventually got some; the bread had. Delicious, crunchy crust and a soft, airy interior. I wanted to try something different so I ordered the Feijaoda. It is billed as various cuts of pork, braised beef, with black beans, rice, kale, chimichurri and orange. Most of the pork in my serving was inedible, either all fat or ribs so tough that I couldn’t separate the meat from the bone. The brisket was passably good. The oranges were delicious. All in all, I wouldn’t order this dish again. My husband ordered a filet, which was very good. The accompanying sauces made this menu standard a little more special. There was a group of 20 somethings in the bar. They were obnoxiously loud. So much so that the assistant manager, Matt, came over to our table to share that he had warned the group to tone it down or they would be asked to leave. We appreciated that. Matt also noted that my husband had used all of the Hollandaise that came with his steak and brought out another serving. Nice touch. I’d give Cinder House a 5 out of 10.

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AW
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent. Very noisy but has a sort of hip nightlife/club vibe. Beautiful view of downtown/arch/river. Wine service is not what I would expect from a restaurant of this caliber.

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TM
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! The food was beyond great and the service was outstanding. I can’t say enough good things about the experience.

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SF
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The appetizer like hush puppies we're horrible and tasted like frozen food but our meals were very good

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Cinder House was nothing but exceptional.
My girlfriend and her daughter are Brazilian. Agreed that it was not only authentic but exceptional.
The feijoada was amazing and the seafood stew was as delightful. She said the Caipirinha was as good as she had had in Brazil.

Dessert was also Amazing!!

We will return soon.

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