Famous Szechuan Pavilion -- St. Louis
This little place moved to Olive, Jeffrey Plaza, in March. I am visiting St. Louis soon and I have several questions:
Has anyone found an online menu? Is it open on Sundays? Mondays? Does it serve dim sum or dumplings for lunch or weekend brunch? (Yes, I know dim sum isn't szechuan.) Is the food still as good after the move? Is it still cash only? Anyone have any favorite dishes? Can anyone review their experiences at the new location?
Tried to go for lunch -- alas, closed on Mondays.
Ended up at Lulu's. Good lunch. I liked the starters -- hot'n'sour soup, eggroll, rangoon, and dim sum shrimp dumplings -- a lot, especially because they offer all sorts of condiments, hot chili oil, soy, sweet'n'sour, others. Entrees were ok -- crispy eggplant and szechwan chicken -- but I like Chinese entrees with more sauce. Overall a very good lunch at a great price, way more food than me and my mom could eat.
plastic - yes
Sundays - yes
one menu for all meals
dim sum - no
food still as good? yes
room - bare, zero ambiance (but who cares?) although I miss eating in her kitchen
I like it spicy but her version of 'medium' is plenty hot (nice scalp tingle)
the yelp! reviews for (mostly) the old place are fairly accurate http://www.yelp.com/biz/famous-szechuan-pavilion-brentwood
and the menu is largely still the same with a few additions/clarifications
re: hill food
re: hill food
Just returned from my second lunch at the new location. If you like the characteristic Szechuan flavors (at least as far as this nice Jewish boy understands them), you'll love this place. I've had the pork dan dan noodles and the spicy noodles as well as the fried "chilly" pepper. All are terrific. I didn't care as much for the pickled vegetables, which were a bit too reminiscent of sauerkraut for my taste. Someone should point out to them that whoever painted the sign on their window decided to save on paint by spelling their name "Szchuan." I also wouldn't mind if they turned off their big-screen tv, which plays some bizarre Chinese variety show where the participants appear to enjoy dressing like elves.