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The Ritz-Carlton Restaurant

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131 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Sunday Lunch
A casual yet elegant dining option that enlivens the senses. Guests may enjoy Clayton's best breakfast, including a buffet option or an extensive a la carte menu.

Lunches in The Restaurant offer healthy options in addition to a selection of indulgent dishes, all utilizing the finest seasonal and local ingredients.

Please join our Ladies & Gentlemen at The Restaurant for a true Ritz-Carlton experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 10:30am;

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;

Sunday Breakfast: 7:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(314) 863-6300 ext. 433
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Melissa Lee
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hanley Road
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Parking details
Valet parking is available at the main Hotel entrance.

Our self-parking garage entrance is on the north side of the hotel near the intersection of Forsyth and Carondelet Plaza.

Street parking is available surrounding the Hotel
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 131 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.5
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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Was disappointed as we had the Easter brunch. There were 12 of us and we were jammed together at our table. There were not enough waiters taking care of the tables. The presentation of food was awesome and the selection varied. I would not do a busy brunch there again. There was an adorable display of live chicks baby ducks and goats and rabbits.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Was not blown away by the food, especially at a premium price for the Easter Buffet. Our small room was extremely loud - they need to do some work in there. Our party of 5 was seated at a table for 8, so conversation was difficult on top of the poor acoustics.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Very nice overall. We celebrated a friend’s birthday. Had lunch.

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2.0Dined on January 14, 2018

used to be one of the best brunches in St. Louis, very disappointing now. Very simple selection, service is poor, some of the staff needs a lot of training. Couple ladies who worked there for many years are the only positive value left to this sad place. Wont go back for brunch to this place again, after so many chances to see if any improvement was made, but it is only more disappointing every time we try.

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Not worth the price. The crab cakes and sushi were the best part. Nothing else special

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Elegant Christmas buffet! I was looking for a special place for Christmas dinner. We were visiting from out of town with a relative who is unable to cook. The Ritz delivered. This is apparently an on-going tradition but I was not aware of it. The staff was wonderful, so friendly and attentive! The food was varied and extravagant, just what's called for on a special day. It's pricey but worth it.

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2.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Came for th brunch for Christmas. There was no brunch available as hotel occupancy was low. Orders from the menu. We had 6 people and 5 were unhappy with their food. Everything was very overlooked. Our waitress was nice but didn't come back to refill drinks. We got our own Coffee pot after waiting several minutes. Our breakfast was $30 ea and certainly not worth it.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

I always like meeting client at the Ritz for lunch. It's easy to get seated. It's quiet. The service is terrific and personable. The food is good and competitively-priced.

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

Fantastic as always! The staff are amazing! We wI’ll be back!

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2017

Brunch was pretty good although pretty limited compared to past visits. The good news is that the price has dropped to just $25 per person, the bad news is that the scope and grandeur of the brunch buffet has been majorly cut back. Bear in kind we went on a Sunday, when you might expect the brunch to be more special than a weekday.
Now, it is closer to a Ritz version of other hotels' breakfast buffets. You still get omelettes as well as fresh waffles but the sushi, smoked fish, lunch entrees, and desserts are all gone. In their place/remaining are the standard bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, pancakes, as well as pre-made eggs benedicts (pretty tasty). Was worth the $25 but we would've happily paid up to double that for the grand ritz brunch experience of prior years. Also, service was acceptable but clearly a step down from the past as well. I'd describe it as somewhat slow (coffee and mimosas took a while) and definitely less polished than expected. Host up front was very classy, however, with greeting us. Gentleman cooking omelettes did a good job cooking but seemed a bit stressed despite a light crowd. Frankly, we got a bit of an impression that we were putting him out by politely standing near his station while checking it out and considering our order and whether to place it at that time. We hadn't even said anything to him yet when he told us he'd be with us in a minute, as if the possibility that we might order then, as he finished his prior guests omelettes would be inappropriate. When we did order we felt compelled to inquire whether it was an "ok" time. He warmed up and was fine at that point. All in all I found myself wondering if they had a separate, nicer brunch in another restaurant at the Ritz. Perhaps there isn't a market for fancy Sunday brunch these days. I went from being awed in two prior visits to mildly underwhelmed. Mimosas were very good, however they were $14, a price more in line with their original brunch but less fitting to this version

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Kids were too loud and nobody seemed to care.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2017

We enjoyed our lunch for our son's graduation from college. Great lunch choices, wonderful and welcoming staff, tasty food and a feeling of luxury in the room. Very nice experience.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2017

Excellent service!
Lunch was good. Dessert was amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Brunch with mother and my son. WONDERFUL.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers Day Brunch was excellent!

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2.0Dined on April 19, 2017

The Ritz Restaurant is generally very good. Not today. While you can't beat the atmosphere for conducting an business meeting, the service and length of time it came for our meal to arrive was unacceptable, especially for the Ritz.

Cream on table curdled in the coffee, service was not attentive, and it took a very long time for our breakfast to come to the table.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2017

The friendly staff worked hard to make my daughter feel special on her 12th birthday. She can't wait to return.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2017

Wonderful brunch buffet. Made-to-order waffles and omlettes. A great place for a relaxing brunch.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Good place for a business meeting. This was my fist visit to this hotel for my stay as well as for business meeting, lunch meet, dinner meet etc. All in one day but had a good choice of everything under one roof !! Keep up !!

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2.0Dined on January 2, 2017

The ambiance was great. the hostess was excellent. However our waitress was very aloof or was inexperienced. The omelet and waffle bar was taken in back, which was fine, but I couldn't get any answers about what my options were. Also she was hard to track down, and in the back a lot. The sausage was overcooked and inedible.

Also a heads up about the $13 basic bloody mary would have been nice.


We went out to the hotel bar for another drink and $36.00 for two cocktails was a bit much. Also more aloof stares from from the bartender, as we asked drink questions during our order.


I wouldn't have minded the pricing so much, if the service was adequate.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2017

NY day brunch here was amazing! Full-on buffet with tons of options: sushi, waffles, made-to-order omelettes, prime rib, fruits, desserts, everything you can think of. The ambience is beautiful and elegant, and the service is truly outstanding! Tons of help available, all ready to meet your every need. It is pricey, but hey - this is the Ritz! It's also the best. Highly recommend for a special occasion brunch. You won't be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Excellent buffet offering. Very good service. Wide variety of foods amazing displays. The food was fantastic. We have been here several times for a Holliday brunch and we are never disappointed. We also enjoy the regular restaurant as well. It always feels great to be there.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Breakkfast was delicious!

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2016

Great place for lunch. Food was great and our server was really nice.

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2016

We love to come here for brunch. The food is consistently good. The wait staff is very attentive but not disruptive and the atmosphere is bright, and quiet which works well for our elderly parents. Unlike many restaurants, we can all hear each other and have a conversation.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2016

Our server was pleasant, welcoming, and efficient. The food was delicious and well-presented. It was a quiet and special lunch and the perfect spot to be in.

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2016

The brunch was small, with very little to choose from. There were a lot of egg dishes, but little else. I wouldn't choose to come here for the standard brunch again. (I did come for the Mother's Day Brunch, which was wonderful.)

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2016

good as usual...blintzes are great as were the waffles and great potatoes

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2016

The food was very good but plan for about $100 per person when all is said and done...for brunch. Without alcohol. There are better values out there with excellent food, like Bristol.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2016

There is no lovelier place to have a birthday lunch. The staff was fabulous, the food was terrific and the birthday cake was perfect!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2016

Very nice place.

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2015

The food is always good and it is a very elegant place to dine and the service is always very good

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4.0Dined on September 17, 2015

Great venue for celebration lunch, outstanding service! Josie, our server, was great. The only miss was the very dry and ho hum Quinoa.

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2015

Omelets and Belgian waffles to order. Delicious assortment of hot dishes and fresh fruit. Great brunch!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2015

We went to the Ritz for their "Ultimate Spread" breakfast on Father's Day. I was fearful of higher prices, big crowds and pretentious staff (my husband likes a little pretention now and then). I was thrilled to be wrong. The welcome was warm (even for my squirmy 6 year old), the seating immediate, the wait staff very friendly and down-to-earth, the room was lovely and the price was fantastic! They don't put on anything "special" for Father's Day and they don't raise the price, either. So for $23/adult we enjoyed pancakes, waffles, eggs benedict, scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, yogurt, much fresh fruit, omelets to order, many special add-ins and toppings for pancakes and waffles. They are wise and provided a large, tri-fold coloring/activity page for the kids which really kept him engaged. So, not only were we pleased with the experience and the food, when the bill came our server had taken our son's meal off the bill, even though we anticipated paying the kid's half-price amount. She said she was pleased to see a boy try so many new things - so kind and encouraging. We will be back!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2015

We arived expecting the great brunch they had a reputation for. Sadly they stopped serving this a year ago. We were unaware and so were disapointed by the standard buffet breakfast. Its ok, but not the special occasion it used to be.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2015

To say we thoroughly enjoyed our entire dining experience would be a huge understatement. Everything...the surroundings, the service and the food were JUST PERFECT. Josie took great care of us and the rest of the staff did too. They all worked as a team. The food was great and the cost actually very reasonable. We will definitely be returning...because even though we live in St. Louis we felt like we were on vacation.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2014

A birthday luncheon for my best friend; it was a great choice. The service is always impeccable, friendly without being cloying. Josie took care of our table and took notice of the fact we were celebrating a birthday. A very nice surprise was their signature chocolate cake-dense, rich and heavenly. Have never been disappointed at our Clayton location Ritz Carlton.

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2014

The service and ambiance is great and the food although a little on the pricey side is fresh and great quality! Ask for Josie to be your server, she is wonderful!

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3.0Dined on October 12, 2014

Went for brunch. It's nowhere near the amazing variety of options it once was. Average breakfast buffet at best and a basic a la carte menu. Service was also lacking in comparison to visits a little less than a year ago. Will be finding a new place for brunch.

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