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The Mansion

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1680 Mansion Way, O'Fallon, IL 62269-3066
+1 618-624-0629
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17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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210 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant's building is a historical site and has a very close association with Abraham Lincoln. The food quality is very average but the portion is quite big.

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Thank Vincent H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I recently had my friends baby shower at the Grill at the Mansion. We had about 30 people show up. The staff and food was wonderful, everyone loved the history behind the mansion, the beautiful atmosphere, and how perfect it was for the occasion. We weren't too far from each other and yet we weren't so close together you couldn't... More 

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Thank Georgie G
Kathy C, Owner at The Mansion, responded to this review

Hi, We love showers at The Mansion! Thanks for letting us be part of such a special occasion. Kathy More 

Illinois
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I am not easily impressed. My daughter became engaged, & the hunt was on to find a venue for an elegant wedding. The couple looked all over, but found no fit. Where can a historic, affordable, outdoor-indoor venue with fabulous food be found? For us it was The Grille at the Mansion! Kathy is brilliant & whatever you need, she... More 

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1 Thank beekeepers77
Kathy C, Owner at The Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review!! You and your family were an absolute joy to work with. I was so impressed by the love and respect the bride and groom showed eachother, they are going to have an amazing life together. Thanks again for letting us be a part of such a special occasion, we appreciate it!! Kathy More 

Monroe, Michigan
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We had an incredibly delicious dinner!! Wine, lobster nachos, mahi mahi, sea bass, steak....everyone's meal was wonderful!! Thank you Kathy and Jerry for a wonderful meal. And any brides out there....a perfect venue for a wedding!!!

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Thank Joe P
Kathy C, Owner at The Mansion, responded to this review

Hi Joe, Thank you so much for the great review! Jerry and Dave work really hard in the back to create memerable dishes. I will pass your kind words on to them. We hope to see you again soon! Kathy More 

O'Fallon, Illinois
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and wine selection the lamb chop lollipops are the best! Never had a bad meal. A little pricy but worth it for a nice night out

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Thank 767rayray
Kathy C, Owner at The Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. It is very much appreciated. I will be passing this along to our hard working people that work in the back of the house. With gratitude, Kathy More 

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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My husband took me to the mansion for Valentine's Day. The food was excellent. The service was great. The restaurant has so much character. The only reason that it got 4 out of 5 stars is the price. It is expensive, but worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Outstanding service and historic exquisite atmosphere! We held a small dinner party in celebration of my mom's birthday. From the moment of the first inquiry the owners were so receptive and accommodating. Once we arrived we truly felt like we were family and so well taken care of. The food was delicious as well. Would highly recommend for your special... More 

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Thank LoveGoodService80
Kathy C, Owner at The Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are so glad that you all enjoyed your evening, especially your mom! I will pass your compliments on to our staff, they work very hard and we are very fortunate to have them working with us. Thanks for letting us be part of such a special event, we do appreciate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We experienced wonderful service! The lobster nachos were amazing. The steak Wellington was divine! The banana rum chata bread pudding melted in your mouth! We will be back!

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Thank Liz P
Kathy C, Owner at The Mansion, responded to this review

Liz, Thank you so much for your kind words. I will pass them on to both the front and the back of the house. I'm sure they will appreciate your wonderful review as much as I do. We are looking forward to seeing you again! With appreciation, Kathy More 

O'Fallon, Illinois
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Been there twice. Both times the service was so-so and the steaks were ok. My wife's was plain overcooked last time and the potatoes weren't really hot. Nothing you'd really worry about at a mediocre chain steakhouse. But for the price at The Mansion, I expected better.

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Thank DGLG84
Kathy C, Owner at The Mansion, responded to this review

Hi, I am one of the owners of The Mansion. I am sorry we did not meet your expectations, people expect certain things when they come to the restaurant and they should get them. Could you please give us a call (618) 624-0629, we would like to talk to you about your experience. Respectfully, Kathy More 

Okawville, Illinois
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169 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We met friends for dinner and were delighted and impressed by the service and the meal choices. We ate early (6 pm) in the middle of the week, so it wasn't real busy - no waiting to be seated and adequate time to look over the varied menu and make our choices. Their chef prepares and presents the finest, freshest... More 

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1 Thank Ron H
Kathy C, Owner at The Mansion, responded to this review

Hi Ron, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review- you made my day when I read it! As I have always said, we are so proud of the people who work here (both the front and the back of the house), they all have a good time at work, but they take take their work very seriously and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$55
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1680 Mansion Way, O'Fallon, IL 62269-3066
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  O'Fallon
  • Phone Number: +1 618-624-0629
Description
We are seafood, steak and pasta restaurant with creative feature dishes. Jerry Conway is the co-owner and executive chef at The Mansion. He has worked at many fine dining establishments in his 25 years of being a chef, most notably he owned and operated The Cypress Room in Crystal River Florida and was an executive chef at Disney World. At Disney he was in charge of Epcot, The Magic Kingdom, The Royal Floridian and Disney's annual Wine and Cheese Festival. Chef Conway has had several recipes patented and became famous for his Sicilian Steak and Shea-Crab Soup at The Cypress Room, both of which are offered as Specials at The Mansion. The Mansion was built in 1857 by A.J. Wastfield, an independently wealthy farmer who built it for his fiance Elisie Osbourn of Lebanon. AJ's passion was politics, Abraham Lincoln was their most notable guest at their home. The Mansion was a stop on the underground railroad, the removable stairs that lead to the widows peak still remain as a reminder. At the age of 37 tragedy struck when A.J. Was fatally injured in a threshing machine accident on Nov. 15, 1866. He was survived by his wife and two young children, Walter and Julia. Elisie and her children continued to live in the Mansion for many years. The Mansion is currently owned and operated by Kathy Cox and Jerry Conway. The Mansion received a St. Clair County Landmark Award in 1963 from the St. Clair County Historical Society. Please come by and see what we have to offer, you will be glad you did! We are very proud of The Mansion and the history behind it. If you are interested in a short tour of The Mansion after your meal, please ask your server.

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