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Easter Brunch - St Louis?

Bigdee Feb 22, 2014 12:02 PM

Will be in St Louis for Easter to visit our son at Wash U. Looking for a lovely buffet style brunch. Seafood and quality desserts a must, but also feeding a boy with a huge appetite! Any suggestions appreciated. Location not a concern - we will drive anywhere for something special. Thanks.

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    lemons RE: Bigdee Feb 22, 2014 12:23 PM

    Eau Bistro at the Chase in the Central West End would be my first choice. The Ritz Carlton has cut back on their brunch - although I think they'll be back to the old ways for Easter and Mother's Day. But Eau has good seafood, interesting entrees, and a beautiful dessert layout.

    Other opinions welcome, of course - in fact, will be interested to hear them. High-end brunch buffets are waning, I think. Sit-down menu ones, not so much, but the bacchanal of the buffet....

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      tonifi RE: Bigdee Feb 22, 2014 01:49 PM

      I second lemons' recommendation for Eau. Somewhat pricey but with a boy that age you'll certainly get value out of it. Whatever you do, don't listen to anyone who tells you to go to Bevo Mill. Awesome, wonderful, whimsical building. Dreadful steam-table food.

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        lemons RE: tonifi Feb 22, 2014 02:03 PM

        Amen to tonifi. Sad. Maybe with no one hungry and an architecture or history major.

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        ddfry3 RE: Bigdee Feb 23, 2014 08:37 AM

        You might consider Bixby's at the MO History Museum.

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          lemons RE: ddfry3 Feb 23, 2014 10:03 AM

          The view is lovely, and they have a different format - order your main course and then run amok at the buffet of aps and desserts. Not as large as Eau, but very nice.

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          lemons RE: Bigdee Feb 27, 2014 06:50 AM

          Looks like Bigdee hasn't been around. I would amend my suggestion at Eau to add that the Chase also has on Easter (and I think Mom's Day, too) a brunch on the Starlight Roof. Different kitchen, different menu. You want Eau.

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            Bigdee RE: Bigdee Feb 28, 2014 04:03 AM

            Thank you for the input....Eau it is!!

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