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“After The Fox”

The Dark Room Wine Bar + Photo Gallery
Ranked #905 of 3,116 Restaurants in Saint Louis
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We had an early dinner after The Fox at The Dark Room. The atmosphere is very relaxed. The food was excellent. We had hummus and the artichoke dip for an appetizer. Shrimp and grits and salmon for dinner. All was very good. There was a jazz trio playing that was great. The music was not too loud so could still talk. We will definitely go back.

Thank Leigh Ann B
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Jazz with a WOW factor. The new location at the lobby of the Grandel Theatre is amazing. From the moment you walk in the door The Dark Room piques the senses from visual to sound to smell.

The open bar setting with a live wood bar top is at the forefront of the facility. Great visuals of the stage where live jazz music is played nightly. The bar is nicely stocked with wines not found in many restaurants, yet affordable and exquisite. And, they have plenty of other libations, including specialty cocktails such as the Andy Warhol or the Ansel Adams.

The menu is extensive enough for any palate without being overwhelming. The food is excellently prepared and served while listening and seeing the live jazz bands play on a beautiful, yet simple stage. The Hummus Duo is at the top of the list and one of the best in St. Louis. It's so good they need to provide more pita for enjoying the shared plate.

For a late night don't forget to try them for dessert and after the show cocktails.

Make it a destination to be experienced and you will not be disappointed.

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Thank phinphanstl2017
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

We were there with a bunch of folks the day after an Irish wedding on St. Patrick's Day. You get the idea...

The jazz at brunch was terrific. Super 3 piece combo, we sat right next to the stage and still were able to converse without shouting, the acoustics in the building were so good.

But it's all about the consumables at brunch. I heard moans over the various dishes and drinks at our table, mine was so earthshakingly amazeballs, that I have no idea what anyone else had.

I had simply the best bloody mary I've ever had. It was called the Orange is the New Red Bloody Mary, and used roasted heirloom tomatoes, pepper vodka and other wonderful stuff to create a mouthgasm.

I paired that with the cheesy shrimp and grits, because your cannot get fresh shrimp, nor good cheesy grits in NJ.

But you sure can in St; Louis. I don't know about their lunches or dinners, but if you are looking for a truly memorable brunch at a fair cost, I can't recommend this highly enough.

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Thank ZenGolfGuy
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Went to the Dark Room and enjoyed their new space. My first visit since their move to the Grandel. They did a nice job of converting the former bar space into a full bar and restaurant.

The food options are pretty good and you can tell that they're trying to make it a special place. The lighting makes it a bit difficult to read the menu, but it does create a nice effect.

They are working to bring in lots of talent - LIVE MUSIC - which is very exciting.

For dinner choices, my friend had their steak (nice portion size) and I had their pasta with shrimp. Both came with a salad or soup. The salad was nothing really special. The soup, however, was pretty amazing - Navy Bean. Not as good as my mom's, but a close second.

Unfortunately, our food did come out cold. We spoke with the manager and he explained that one of their heat lamps had died that night. We had our food warmed and back with us in no time.

As a gesture to make up, the manager sent us their fresh peach pie and ice cream. Again, a nice portion and one of the BEST I've ever had in a restaurant. I don't know where they got the peaches.

All in all a nice visit and one we'll repeat coming in April. We plan to have a larger group there for dinner before the show at the nearby Fox.

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Thank John R
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We have eaten here on New Year's Eve before attending the symphony and always enjoyed ourselves...until last night. Our reservation was for 5:45and we arrived and were seated at 5:30. After a short wait, our drink orders were taken and, at that point we informed our waiter we were going to the symphony for the 7:30pm concert. He assured us we would be out in plenty of time. After a longer wait, our drinks were served but the waiter wouldn't take our food order because "the kitchen is backed up." And he left. We finally demanded he take our order even if he couldn't give it to the kitchen. At that point there were less than 40 people in the restaurant plus a few people at the bar. After a longer wait, he returned to say they were out of the lamb kabobs one of our party had ordered so what else did she want. At 6:50pm, having gotten no food, we asked for our checks for drinks. Instead of apologizing and comping our drinks, the waiter brought us our checks with a smile. On our way out, we informed the manager, who claimed to have no idea this all had happened and gave us one $25.00 gift certificate which he said should cover our drinks. WRONG!!! We were so angry and disappointed in this restaurant.

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Thank abw6157
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