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“Lovely view, good food, great place to unwind”

Flamingo Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 24 Restaurants in Saint-Louis
Cuisines: African
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Lovely view, good food, great place to unwind”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

We had lunch here on our first day in Saint-Louis and despite the flies, we returned the next day for dinner. Proximity to our hotel was a factor in choosing this restaurant - twice. Lunch the first day was pretty simple. We weren't very daring and went with pizza/pasta and yassa. We enjoyed watching the activity on the river and the Faidherbe bridge, and as pleasant as it was to sit on the water and eat, the flies drove us away. We had to cover our glasses and bottles to keep the flies out. Our server was polite and efficient in spite of having a table next to us with 8 customers and another with 10!

We returned for dinner the next night seeking an evening view of the water and bridge as well as reliable food within walking distance of our hotel. This time no flies. We had a different server and again he was efficient. We enjoyed yassa and thiebou jen, both of which were very good.

Keep your expectations realistic and you won't be disappointed. We enjoyed the Flamingo for it's location, views, and good basic food.

  • Visited December 2013
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NE England
Level 6 Contributor
407 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
“Nice view, poor food and poor service”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The location is good and there would be good views during the day. However, the menu read well but the standard of the resulting food did not come up to expectation. My lamb was overcooked and cold. The service was very slow and ineffective. There are better places to eat in St Louis

  • Visited November 2013
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Washington, D.C.
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“River View, with Flies”
Reviewed 20 June 2013

This is now the restaurant for the historic Hotel de la Poste, about a block away. An outdoor place alongside the river, the flies were a nuisance and made me hurry through my spaghetti bolognaise as fast as I could. The meal was fine without being exceptional, but I didn't hang around for dessert.

Visited May 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“I wish the food was better”
Reviewed 29 May 2013

I really wanted to like this restaurant. Unfortunately, the day that we ate there (twice) we found it unexceptional. My wife's seafood pasta had shrimp that was not fresh (we had to throw it out). My friend's son ordered roast beef and said that it tasted "gamey" (i.e. not fresh). However, the view is superb as it is on the water and faces the bridge. The staff were very helpful and friendly, so no fault there. They just need to keep better control over their food freshness.

  • Visited May 2013
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milan
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“the view is the secret”
Reviewed 22 May 2013

the view of the bridge is what makes this place nice also they have nice pool having dinner enjoying the pool is nice try!

  • Visited May 2013
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