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“OK if your stranded in Clayton”

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Cardwell's of Clayton
Ranked #41 of 68 Restaurants in Clayton
Price range: US$0 - US$80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Warwick, New York
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51 reviews
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“OK if your stranded in Clayton”
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Clayton is not that far from St Louis, so if you want better choices, you need to travel a bit. But if you are in Clayton and don't want to venture that far, this place is OK. Food is good, service average, atmosphere blah.

  • Visited January 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Tired”
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Cardwell’s in Clayton used to be THE place to go; a hot spot in Clayton, MO where the locals went to be seen. The food used to be really quite good, but based upon our recent experience (Nov. 3, 2012) I would never go back. The only decent thing about our visit was our server who was attentive but not overly so and friendly. The food (each of the 4 of us had one of the evening's specials) was in a word, terrible. The filets were overcooked and smothered with sauce and cheese, the vegetables were soggy and cloaked in greasy butter and the potatoes were like glue. The swordfish was akin to a hockey puck. The decor is old, dusty, dark wood and green upholstery that should have been replaced 10 years ago. Cardwell’s in Clayton was a bust for our little party of 4 - would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. There are far too many great restaurants in Clayton and surrounding areas to ever consider dining there again.

  • Visited November 2012
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35 reviews
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“Fabulous outdoor dining”
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Just enjoyed another outdoor dinner in the breezy shade on the north side of the restaurant at Cardwell's of Clayton---our third time there in the last couple of months. We book a reservation whenever there's a break in the searing heat here. The food, service, and atmosphere were terrific. We enjoyed a pizza as an appetizer, salads with seasonal greens, and the outstanding salmon, grilled to perfection and served with a creative and tasty mix of sides: Swiss chard, asparagus, corn, potatoes, and cabbage, all seasoned to perfection. Our server Charlie was delightful, knowledgeable and professional. Of course we'll go back again.

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Thank KareninStLouis
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“Great spot for lunch.”
Reviewed 31 May 2012

We had a lunch meeting for 20 people. It was great. We had plenty of space, great service, delicious food and the size of our party didn't delay anything. The restaurant is classic in decor, high-end look & feel. Lots of romantic spots for a date. There's outside seating. The wait staff is professional and friendly. The prices are a little high but the atmosphere and service make it worth it. Enjoy.

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Thank angelacbc
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“Great for lunch they need to work on Dinner”
Reviewed 6 March 2012

I used to work down the street and have eaten here at least 50 times. Lunch is fantastic and the service has been great. Love the outside seating and open bar. For whatever reason, lunch is amazing but its dinner at the library. Just like the other reivewer, I went there for dinner several times which was a different and very medium experience. I would highly recommend it for a weekday lunch with family or for work.

  • Visited October 2011
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