Cinder House

4.6
593 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The view from restaurant is one of the best in the city. Good service. Will be back. Please see pictures for food details.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was excellent and there was great variety. Portions were excellent and the value was there.

The hostess was very cognizant of covid procedures and made us feel comfortable.

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vipKitty
St. Louis
24 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On the first chilly evening , we sat outside under wonderful heaters on a beautiful patio overlooking the Arch. There was great service and food and an overall lovely outdoor dining experience.

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JLV123
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I have eaten here twice and the service and food were off the charts the first time. This time the entree I received was way over priced with little meat, tons of rice and beans. I could have just went to crazy bowls and wraps. No Somalia anymore, food overpriced for what you get.....all that was there for me was the view.

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Morgan
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Server was great, host wasn’t so great. Food was average drinks were great. The setting and the view of downtown was beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service with amazing views. Highly recommend

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CLH80
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner. Ambiance, best in St. Louis. The Squash Soup was over the top and I applaud the uniqueness and will definitely return. Please hold on thru this difficult time. I would suggest more heaters for the patio as it was quite chilly but was able to move tables once someone finished.

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EllenZ
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Rooftop with the view. Foods were delicious. Loved the light tapioca flour coated French fries, extra crunchy on the outside. Feijoada bowl was also fantastic. The black beans were amazing with the meaty flavor from ham hock bits. Our server was super nice and helpful and gave us some local food recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Views are lively. Chilly evening but nice to be outside. Beautiful inside by the the fire as well.

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vipJaimeeHall
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! Service and food great!!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went here to celebrate my son's 21st birthday! Everyone at Cinder House was so welcoming and ready to celebrate with him! The patio has a perfect view! Thank you for celebrating with us!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All great. Overall, a bit spendy but worth the money

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WECOpair
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend!!! Would was great... beautiful views. Can’t wait to come back in the summer to enjoy the amazing views and patio

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Brhrhrhrbr
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Worst experience I have ever had with a hostess and staff. We were chastised over having 1 additional dinner guest who got stuck in traffic, while the hotel had over 100 unmasked wedding guests right beside the restaurant. Horrible experience and I advise you to go somewhere else if you value safety and kindness.

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dianae
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great device by Tina and truly an enjoyable evening .

DA
vipDeniseA
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Stayed the Four Seasons for the night. We had eaten at Cinder House before and enjoyed it. On this occasion we were outside of the actual restaurant which was nice but service was slower and the food was not very hot. It did not seem like the usual high standard

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vipSlash
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was good, overpriced for portion/quality. Drinks too expensive. $14 for an ok mimosa. $5 for ok coffee. Restaurant atmosphere was great. Staff was helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

This was our first time at this restaurant. We were rushed from the beginning and the server kept visiting our table every few minutes. I asked the server if she would mind taking our picture her response was “Sorry not at this time” (restaurant was not even busy and she could have said no politely) and she left the table. Our appetizer Lamb Chop arrived cold but it was very tasty. Food was excellent and many compliments to the chef. We ordered wine for my wife and cocktail for myself. I ordered second round of my drink which I never got until the end when were done with food. We saw the server talking and laughing with the bartender and it was not busy at all. We were told by her that “sorry the bartender is super busy” we told her to take the drink back as it was too late. You have a beautiful location and a very nice restaurant but we did not get the experience we were expecting. Service was horrible hopefully your management will read this comment and address this.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend to Cinder House to celebrate his birthday. The staff was welcoming and friendly, the food exquisite, and the views were gorgeous at sunset.

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MIRSglow
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Cinder House was good—unfortunately I expected excellent. Perhaps it’s during this uncertain time that the food and service has fallen just shy of that “wow” factor, but something was amiss. My waiter, albeit professional, seemed detached from his job. Essence, or warmth, was missing from this place this evening. Still a beautiful view and nice atmosphere.

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MattL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a delicious dinner with a great view. The spacing of the tables made us feel safe with the COVID situation and the host and reservation staff was very friendly. The only bummer is that we noted we were celebrating an anniversary on our reservation notes and there was no sort of acknowledgment. I never understand why OpenTable gives you an option to add a celebration note if they don't even say "Happy Anniversary" at some point. Either way, the food was delicious and we had a great time even if it was a bit of a bummer on our first anniversary.

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TwoTacos
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited menu but still a great, refreshing dinner experience

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DonnaR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place during this pandemic—plenty of outdoor space. I saw heaters; hopefully, this space can be used for several more weeks.

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DeniseR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Cinder House has been on our list to eat for a few months and it did not disappoint. The highlights were the Hen of the Woods Mushrooms, and the Tuna Sandwich. Bartender made perfect drinks.

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal terrace ambiance with heaters outside. Everything about this place is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I love spicy wings

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Lamar
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the ambiance. We will definitely be back.

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LeafFilter
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and fantastic view! Upscale environment. Food and drinks were amazing!

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Kristen
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Glad we tried this spot to celebrate. Overpriced, but it was a special occasion. Mussels were kinda tiny, but delicious. Hamachi crudo was meh. I highly recommend the lamb ribs!! So tender and amazing. Everybody in the party loved their food and especially the hibiscus drink.

Service was slow but we were a big table. Great views! Great atmosphere! Super clean place.

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Jewels
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch! Our server was also the bartender and he was very polite and attentive. The charred onion dip was AMAZING! The rooftop view is like no other & we will be back soon!

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vipCookeralso
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Absolutely beautiful venue. After a clumsy “check in” at the entrance, and being asked condescendingly if we had a reservation, We were finally taken to the elevator,-waited in line again to be seated, arriving 5 min early for our reservation. It took a few minutes for the waiter to come. Then it took over 40 minutes for our first drink to arrive. The salads finally came maybe 1/2 hour later, and about 5 min after that, our entrees came- very clumsy, sparse service. For a relatively expensive dinner for 5 people at the Four Seasons, and a Gerard Craft restaurant, I expected much better. The food was good, but not excellent. I realize that we are paying for the venue and the view- stunning- but the food and service should be better. And this was our second time there- 1st experience was not at all top notch either. I guess this is as good as it gets here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Service wasn’t good, so as the starters (don’t understand why they don’t serve the cheese bread with ham as starters for dinner, way better than the american stile chicken wings and calamari), but the real experience is when you go for the plates, the amazing feijoada and the flan dessert is unbelievable!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food. Top apps were piri piri chicken wings and onion dip. Calamari was pretty good but needed a sauce in my opinion.

Ribeye was delicious and cooked perfectly.

Service was a bit slow.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

After seating, no one came to our table for over 15 min. Food was not that great.

SD
StephenD
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We spent Saturday afternoon there for food and cocktails. We sat outside and the day was beautiful. The experience was good; however, not great. The service was not as good as it has been before. The food and drinks were OK.

CB
CelesteB
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Danielle was AWESOME the chef made an exception and gave us breakfast instead of lunch since we were there when the menu changed. The service was excellent and the Chefs food was amazing the host was very professional and attentive as well. This made my cousin birthday good. We had 4 tables of 5 GREAT JOB!

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Fisher
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of the Arch. The nighttime rooftop experience was unbelievable!

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roxy
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio with great views of the Arch and Eads Bridge. The tables were well spaced out, service was attentive, food was delicious! Pricey, but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roof top is where you want to be!! Although you can hear the sounds of the city you still get the breath taking views!!

Food 10/10! Worth every penny!!
A lot of meat on the menu but the salads are amazing for anyone vegetarian/vegan.

Definitely coming back!

FAQs

Cinder House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 881-2123.

Cinder House is rated 4.6 stars by 593 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.