The Lemp Mansion

4.6
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$30 and under
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Looking for a unique place to dine! Come enjoy the haunted historic Lemp Mansion. We offer a variety of dishes, from Beef Wellington to Eggplant Parmesan. Make sure to save room for a delicious Bananas Foster or Cherries Jubilee, our flaming desserts prepared table-side. On Sundays, we serve Family-Style Chicken Dinner, all you care to eat!
After lunch or dinner take a wander around the main floor. There are many beautiful aspects to see, from the hand painted ceiling in the Parlor to the original vault doors leading into our museum & gift shop. The Lemp mansion was originally the home of the biggest beer barons of their time.
The Lemp Mansion Restaurant has been open for 41 years! Come see why we are "famous from ghost to ghost!"
For more information visit us at lempmansion.com
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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been wanting to visit/eat at the Lemp Mansion for a very long time. However I live rather far away. So on Friday, October 16th my boyfriend took me out to eat there. It was fantastic! The food was over the top and the darken room gave it a hint of privacy. I had the Steak Charles and tried desperately hard to find the cheat recipe on the way home. I never did run across the cheat recipe.
Now unless you're really good at wearing heels... I wouldn't recommend wearing heals. The stair leading up to the front door is a bit steep, lol. I would probably have broken my neck with as clumsy as I am. Parking was a bit tight. We took our truck and had some troubles getting in and out. But that is to be expected when attempting to park in the city.
The bathroom is a must see... I've never ran across a bathroom quite like it at a restaurant. The tag team servers were very friendly and shared stories with us.
The only problem with the entire evening was a young couple was sat next to us towards the end of our meal and they talked extremely loud. Maybe they were hard of hearing, but doubtful since they were younger. More than likely just inconsiderate. But the restaurant and staff really can't help that.

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JoshuaW
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a couple of my friends here for dinner and we had an excellent time.

Originally, I had made a reservation for 5:30 but upon arrival, I learned one of our party couldn’t make it until 6. They were easily able to change our dining time and very happy to help us.

Because we now had an extra half hour to kill, my friend and I found a seat in the bar, chatted, and enjoyed a well crafted cocktail.

When our third guest arrived, we were escorted to our table where we had our drink orders taken. I asked the server for a recommendation from their steak selection, which I took.

The steak Manhattan was prepared exactly how I requested, my glass was always full, our bananas foster was both delicious and entertaining (they flambé it at your table).

Overall, I can’t really think of anything to complain about. Everything was served quickly, accurately, and in great atmosphere. The history of the venue also led to some interesting conversations through dinner.

I highly recommend Lemp Mansion.

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MicheleA
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Friendly wait staff. Beautiful environment. The food was fabulous!

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StacyN
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The food and service were amazing!! Can't wait to go back.

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Checkmate
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great servers very attentive. The food was delicious and filling as usual. We had a good time.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We attended the Sunday chicken dinner and the food was outstanding! Our servers, Xavier and Amanda were friendly and knowledgeable. We were visited by many ghostly guests. This house is not for the faint of heart. This is an extremely spiritually active building and should be respected as such. If you are energy sensitive, brace yourself. If you can manage, then you are in for a very tasty meal!

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DanJ
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak melted in my mouth. So good! Sat outside and enjoyed tge beautiful evening

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annmarie
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Service was very nice. The dining rooms are beautiful. The food was fair. I did not enjoy the meal, nor did my partner.

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ThomasP
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and experience. Will go back. Food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The family and I had a really great time .

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RayS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect place if you like history, buildings with character, and great food. The atmosphere is amazing and the food is incredible. I travel from out of town to go to this place for their Sunday lunch. It it worth the money and the travel.

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KevinK
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing As Always..Can't Wait To Go Back...Food Is Off The Charts Incredible!!!

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KimberlyD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Lemp mansion never ceases to disappoint.
My son and I ate dinner there two years ago and again this past Saturday, both times the food and service was outstanding! I had chicken tenders and the freshness was amazing! Just the right amount of crunch and flavor.
It would be very nice however, if instead of fries, a baked potato could be a choice on the menu.

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joshsmom1996
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could rate the service with 10 stars instead of 5!! James was absolutely fantastic!! Food was amazing as always. This is my favorite place to dine!!

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vipNicoleR
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Wonderful service and would highly recommend

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vipCharlieJ
Detroit
63 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The LEMP version of the traditional Hot Brown sandwich was great. All the other food we had was also almost as good. Service was outstanding. Ambiance is truly old fashioned but it worked to create a very quiet atmosphere. Very glad we went.

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Kevsma
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Food was good, service was awesome. Will definitely recommend to friends and family as well as coming back myself!

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TonyF
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the All-You-Can-Eat Dinner on Sunday. The food was amazing, with a great selection, including fried chicken, roast beef and honey baked ham. The restaurant was not very busy at 4pm. The staff was helpful and check in with us occasionally for additional food items and drinks. A great experience!

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KevinG
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt was a terrific server- attentive, knowledgeable and professional. The food was outstanding, as always. The fried chicken is among the best in St Louis. If you've never been to Lemp for Sunday family dinner, you are missing out!

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought two friends to have dinner at one of my favorite places in town (The Lemp Mansion) and both of them absolutely loved it! I’ve enjoyed the food at the Lemp for years. Our waiter was fabulous and made sure we had everything we needed. I can’t wait to come back!

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ChrisF
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, Banana Foster made at the table, and the history of the building (wow). Didn't see a ghost this time....gonna have to go back

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BeckyS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got a dinner to take to a friend who's confined to her home. She LOVES the golden fried cod sandwich as much as I do. I think that the sandwich was over 1/2 gone in a few minutes. It's a big sandwich, so this timing mean she really loves the sandwich. Their steaks are wonderful, shrimp pasta is great, nothing I wouldn't not recommend. Try the fried 'shrooms with ranch dipping sauce.

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vipFlywoods
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal but were not expecting the fixed menu offered on Sundays. Look forward to going back on another day. Good cocktail and quality family food.

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RachelH
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My favorite chicken in St Louis! I tell friends the buffet is like a Thanksgiving dinner on steroids, it's so good, and continual 2nds and 3rds.

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joshsmom1996
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was absolutely fantastic! We went for the Family Style Sunday meal and it was absolutely perfect!! Food was hot and delicious. It was plentiful. Service was impeccable!! We were offered more of each food item, but we had plenty on the table. The staff is so friendly and welcoming!! This is a true treat! We plan to visit again soon!!

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vipFrequentDiner
St. Louis
58 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been enjoying the Sunday All You Care to Eat pan fried chicken dinner with all the fixins’ for decades. It continues to satisfy.

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MelindaC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fantastic, food was amazing, service was outstanding!

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SallyS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Please make sure salad greens are fresh and crisp

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JanE
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food is exceptional!

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JillH
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch is the absolute best! Family style pan fried chicken, Roast beef, ham, mashed potatoes and the BEST gravy ever!!! Service is impeccable and the ambiance can not be compared to anything else.

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JcKc
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The family that owns the Lemp Mansion is amazing. They were so attentive and provided a wonderful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS an awesome time here! Love the ambiance and food! NEVER disappoints😂

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JenniferL
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Made reservation for Sunday dinner at 6pm, but wasn't seated until 6:35pm. Drink order taken, but not brought to table. Sat at the empty table for about 20 minutes until someone brought our dinner. It sat on the table for at least 5 minutes before someone brought our silverware, then another couple minutes waiting for plates to use, then our drinks. The food was lukewarm and was basically what you would get at a buffet, after it was shut down for the day. Not worth the cost and the only redeeming thing was that the fried chicken was awesome. The building was cool to look at. If you decide to go, I hope your food/service is better than what we received. I won't be going back.

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joshsmom1996
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The family style Chicken dinner on Sunday was FANTASTIC!! The food was delicious and the correct temperature. Nice variety of entrees and side dishes come with this all you care to eat family style dinner. Everything was perfect and plentiful!!! And although we had a wonderful meal, we could not say no to the Carrot Cake for dessert--and it did NOT disappoint~~~. The ambiance was wonderful--it was quiet enough to eat and socialize at our table, but enough chatter around us to not feel alone. The services was absolutely spectacular! I can't say enough about the staff!! They made us feel welcome and comfortable. They took care of everything and more. They go out of their way to make it THE BEST dining experience. We had someone with us who had never been before and she is now their newest fan! We will go back to enjoy another wonderful meal! Thanks for everything--it was perfect!

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MaritaM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed this unique restaurant. Food was very good and service was wonderful

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DiannaK
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was fantastic! The food was delicious my hats off to the chef. I will definitely visit the Lemp Mansion again and will tell all my friends. Thank you everyone for a wonderful time❤️

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JohnP
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We had a waiter who took our order but then many young people doing most of the work. They were more than pleasant, where the waiter was very matter of fact. I hope the young people were tipped out well by the waiter because they deserve the money for all of their friendly hard work.
The food was ok- not great. Chicken was not fresh from the stove top and rather bland. Good that we tried it, but most likely will not return. :(

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JeffP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow Sunday brunch was so amazing for the price the food quality and amount far better than any buffet out there. Great service staff that always kept your table full and glasses flowing.

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ConnieJS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !! Great place for Anniversary celebration!

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JanE
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in St. Louis! The service is excellent.

FAQs

The Lemp Mansion offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 664-8024.

The Lemp Mansion is rated 4.6 stars by 375 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.