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Restaurant Rack of Lamb in St Louis

alsamuelson Jan 8, 2010 04:49 AM

Going to St Louis in a few weeks. I'm craving rack of lamb and was hoping for a local suggestion downtown or central (CWE, Loop, Clayton).
West County would be ok, but a little out of the way.

Thanks all!

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    manstaine Jan 28, 2010 01:24 PM

    IL Bel Lago in Creve Coure easily has the best Rack of Lamb in or around St Louis. Although Annie Gunn's is fantastic, the lamb is not as good there.

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    1. re: manstaine
      DetectDave Jan 28, 2010 05:26 PM

      I'm hearing that Paul Manno's lamb rocks. I can't testify from experience but perhaps FOTD can weigh in here.

      1. re: DetectDave
        FineChina Feb 13, 2010 02:15 PM

        Manno's rack of lamb is very good, although the garlic and olive oil marinade comes through loud and clear.

        manstaine, have you had the lamb chops at Annie Gunns? If so, I am shocked at your comment. By far the best lamb chop I have ever had.

    2. f
      FineChina Jan 14, 2010 12:20 PM

      Grilled Marinated Marcho Farms Lamb Loin Chops (Three Six Ounce Chops) with an Ozark Forest Mushroom Chutney at Annie Gunn's is the best rendition of lamb chops I have ever had. They were also named one of the 30 best dishes in St Louis.


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      1. re: FineChina
        alsamuelson Jan 15, 2010 07:04 AM

        Thanks for the tips so far. Any other thoughts?

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        lemons Jan 13, 2010 01:27 PM

        Tony's has it, although they serve it as lamb chops. I'd also call somewhere like Harvest, Monarch (in Maplewood), or American Place and check to see if they have it as a special. Farther west, your best purveyor of first-rate red meat is probably Annie Gunn's. I'm always hesitant to recommend chains, but there are Morton's and Ruth's Chris in Clayton.

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          FriendOfTheDevil Jan 13, 2010 09:43 AM

          I did notice it at Outback the other night. No idea how it is but it looks like your not brimming with choices... ; )


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