The Dark Room @ The Grandel
Table near the piano was a little too loud for conversation. Otherwise, a great place. We will be back. Loved the tomato flatbread.
Great venue! The music was an extra bonus as the food and service was top notch. Make reservations as it's a small space!
It was a great atmosphere with amazing food. The waitress took care of us immediately and the food came out in a timely manner. It tasted great and the music was wonderful. My boyfriend loved it for his birthday. The food was a bit pricey, but overall a great place.
We were seated right next to the performance area. Once the band started playing we couldn't hear ourselves talk and needed to relocate. Otherwise, great location for all the events held at Powell, Fox, Sheldon.
Great pre theatre spot! Flatbreads were tasty and reasonable. Wine seems a little high - and not happy hour price because we sat at a table instead of the bar.
Convenient to the Fox Theater. Got an early reservation at The Dark Room, picked a primo spot in the Fox's parking garage, and headed next door for dinner. Service was excellent. Justin, our waiter was quick to fill our water glasses- even though the bottle was on our table. A couple cocktails and light meal, and over to the Fox for a great show in a stunning theater. Great date night. We've been married 28 years, but keep dating- lesson to fellow husbands ;-)
It was a date night for my husband and I and our first time going to the Dark Room. Won’t be our last. Food was great, music was great and our server was excellent.
The music food and wine is always a wonderful surprise. The ambiance and staff are very welcoming. They were changing the menu, so they had no beef or mushrooms. I was forced to try something new and that was great in the end. They took a port I like off the wine list. I like port with dessert. I hope they put another port on the wine list because I love the desserts.
We had a good time, but I was a little disappointed in the food — mostly because our first experience, New Year’s Eve, was so very excellent. Will definitely try you again. Things just seemed a little off for the four of us. (Wish you had music earlier on Saturday nights).
Exceklent atmosphere and the music was amazing! The food is good and they have a nice wine selection. Definitely need to make a reservation though, as there is not alot of space. The theater space is very cozy, so you should check out thier box office.
Overall, our dining experience was great. There was a slight issue with the service. We ordered two bloody mary's and they didn't arrive until our food was served. We enjoyed the music but it was entirely too loud. We couldn't even hear each other talk. The food was great. We ordered the steak and eggs and the frittata. We will be back.
I love Jazz, I love food & I love a good drink. Unfortunately the service was very slow and not attentive and to top it off the food came out cold. The music was great and the ambiance was fantastic. I wished that this place would have been great. If you are looking to have a drink and listen to jazz it would be a good fit, however expect to only have one drink, they will not be back to get you a second.
Everything was wonderful love it see you next Saturday night
I knew my time was short which is why I made a reservation. I knew what I wanted and ordered it straight away. It took 20 minutes for a bowl of soup. And it was tasteless. Bland. Boring.
We enjoyed our first experience at The Dark Room; good food and a perfect spot before a show at Powell Hall.
My Husband and I had tickets for the Fox and had a reservation before the show. Perfect start for an evening at the Fox. The food was perfect and the portions were just the right size. We had dessert and the lemon pound cake was dry, but the lemon curd was very tasty. I had strawberry shortcake and that was ok, not great. I would recommend and visit again. I understand the brunch is wonderful.
I love everything about the Dark Room. We usually have everything perfect there, but the food this time was not what I expected. Especially the shrimp wrap hardly had any flavor, and the bread was extremely dry. Drinks are great and the atmosphere was fantastic. Food was pretty bad. Thank you.
The service was great. Our waitress was friendly. The food was delicious and the entertainment was enjoyable. We will return.
Happy hour jazz pianist, Ptah Williams, was great. Hot pretzel with dipping cheese sauce went well with cocktails. Followed by turkey cobb salad and Steak and Mushroom Flat Bread. and finished with Strawberry Shortcake. good way to end the week, good food and drink and great music and a great value.
I loved the ambiance, the jazz band was amazing as well as the food. I really appreciated this intimate spot.
Wonderful night at The Dark Room. Service was great, food was fantastic and the music was perfect. Bill B
The live music, ambiance, and service were all terrific! The food on the other hand, not so much. The appetizers, sides and desserts were all really good but the main entree missed the mark for both of our meals. Her chicken and my pork both lacked flavor and were dry.
We had an amazing time, it was our first visit and we loved the music and ambiance!!
We will definitely come back next time we are in St. Louis! The host and hostess were extremely accommodating and friendly THANK YOU for making this a memorable experience :)
Great atmosphere,outstanding music , friendly staff.
Very enjoyable experience. Amanda was our server and she was excellent. Great recommendation on the wine and pleasant chatting with her during service. Food was very good. Did not care for some of the tomatoes in the salad, but otherwise great! We'll certainly return.
At 6:15 for dinner on Saturday night-out of several items with only 5 listed entrees. Tight seating and too lighted dining room. All liked the entrees they had. Service was good.
This place is just that right amount of fancy. Good music, tasty food, and great slection of drinks; what more could you ask for!!!! 😍😍😍
The potato leak soup, grilled cheese and shrimp roll sandwiches were excellent, but it still seemed to take an unusually long time to get our sandwiches after the soup. We told our hostess that we had early reservations due to our going to the Symphony after dinner. Seems that they could do a bit better to consider and accommodate theater and concert goers as this is a perfect place to dine before the Fox, the Symphony or any of the other venues in Grand Center.
I was loved and appreciated, the music was fantastic, and the aura was lovely. Ptah Williams is the best pianist in the midwest, and it was an honor to see him play.
The Dark Room is a rare find in the Grand Center Arts District. Great location AND great food & service. The live music is also a big plus.
Neat setup and location. Liked the photo exhibit. Good dinner before a concert at The Sheldon. Easy to get to both.
The Live music was the most wonderful addition to my Sunday brunch. Friendly staff, deals on drinks, AND delicious food. I was surprised it was in the lobby of the theater, but that only added to the lovely experience. Would definitely recommend for a date or a small friends get together.
Everything was great thanks 😎I even saw security near the theater I felt safe
We have been to the Dark Room several times before going to the Fox Theater or symphony. It works well and the server Amanda was top notch in making sure we were professionally served and out on time for the symphony.
It was my first time here and I had a wonderful time! The music with Robert Nelson and James Jackson and the Randle brothers was great! I will return again soon!
Performance at theatre
Very nice venue. Jazz great but a bit too loud. Brunch good. Biscuits should be lite And fluffy. Not so much...
A very enjoyable experience for dinner before a show at the Fox. We had reservations and were seated promptly. Our waiter was courteous and knowledgable about the dishes on the menu, including the specials. Our food was excellent, with reasonable pricing. And the place has a really nice, relaxed atmosphere - lots of people having a good time. One of my best restaurant experiences in the St Louis area
I loved the live music etc. the only part I was disappointed with... the impression is that it’s a “New Years Eve” party/celebration. The place was closed at 10pm.
The atmosphere is ideal for a relaxing evening drink or a special occasion. The cocktails are very well made and the music is always exceptional.