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About Gamlin Whiskey House
With an emphasis on world class whiskeys, our contemporary steakhouse serves hand-cut steaks and delicious cocktails amid the bustle of the wonderful Central West End.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Steak, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Maryland and Euclid
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Gamlin Whiskey House is proud to offer a specialty catering menu upon request. With an emphasis on customization and excellent service we look forward to making your next event a special one.
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Gamlin Whiskey House Ratings and Reviews
If I could give the service there a 6 star rating I would. From helping me find the perfect craft cocktail to going above and beyond to make sure I had everything promptly, I had a smile on my face every second. It's a wonderful experience with a great atmosphere and the food was phenomenal. They know what a steak dinner should look like!
Second time at this restaurant as visitors to St. Louis. Enjoyed it a lot, and will return, however the first time was more impressive than this time. Ordered bread board, as we did last time. Bread not as fresh as prior time. Caesar salad just average. Entrees above average but again not as good as first time. Cocktails, service, and atmosphere wonderful. Maybe the difference was coming on a Sunday evening of Mothers Day vs. a Saturday evening previously.
Everything met expectations, but service was exceptionally slow getting us drinks from the bar. All I wanted were neat pours of Scotch, and I had to wait a long time. I wasn't asking for complicated mixed drinks. Unacceptable. Other than that, the food was good, ambiance was good, and service, although slow and not very attentive, was polite. 3.5 stars, and I've rated this place 4.0 in the past.
It was Mother's Day and we were a bit early for our reservation, but the took immediate care of us and seated us in the outdoor dining section (our pick) and I enjoyed a unique cocktail (whisky persecco and cherry liquor) and a complimentary mimosa for the mother. Food was well prepared and enjoyable. Happy with my decision to try a new place for brunch on a Sunday.
My biggest complaint about Gamlin was the wait. We made a reservation for 12:15 for Mother's Day (so we wouldn't have to wait), and we weren't seated until 12:35. We were with our mom's, one of which had a bad hip, and it was noisy and crowded in the front bar. Not ideal. Once we were seated in the back room, we saw the entire room was almost EMPTY. I have no idea what took so long for them to seat us - we didn't have that big of a party. The food was good, but nothing great. And the service was good until the end, it took us 15 min. to get our check.
We have been here before on a Saturday but we went on a Sunday. Service was awful. We had an early reservation to eat early on a Sunday evening, but it took forever to order. There were only four tables inside and we were one of them. Mostly outside diners. Our waitress was sort of grumpy and not one smile. After the meal she served coffee that was ice cold. The fillets were not as good as before, a little overdone as per our orders. .But we didn't want to wait any longer so we didn't tell out waitress. Just wondering was it a problem for Sunday dining? The menu is still good. Lots of great things to choose from
The food was delicious but the service was less than desirable. It took so long between when we sat down, to get our drinks, our food, to our receipt...I would love to go again. Just the service Is a negative for me. The service was a slow and steady decline.
We've always had a good time here going for drinks and appetizers, so my husband wanted to come for his birthday dinner. The experience was underwhelming. We were placed by the very loud bar when there were plenty of tables in the dining area. I had mentioned on my reservation this was a birthday celebration, but loud bar was not a deal breaker at first. What WAS a deal breaker was the overcooked lobsters- so rubbery. Since the door by the bar was open and it was starting to get chilly at night, our steaks and lobsters lost heat very fast. I didn't feel like finishing my meal because the ambiance wasn't there and my food got cold. Instead of a nice quiet dinner, we were at a loud bar with Blues fans trickling in. Should have gone somewhere else for the money spent.
The table was ready and service was pretty good. Probably don't need a reservation as it never appeared that all the tables were filled. Probably a good place to go for whiskey due to the wide selection, just be sure to verify what you are ordering as I thought I ordered a Jefferson Reserve, which was marked as $15 in the menu, but the bill came and it was $26!? Apparently the Jefferson Groth Reserve is different than Jefferson Reserve? Not that the price of one drink matters much when the bill is over $350 (before tip) for 4 meals, including appetizers and 1 drink per person. I read the steaks were very good, but I found the Cowboy Ribeye, prepared medium rare, to have little to no flavor. One person ordered the Filet, which was fair, another had the Porterhouse, which was good, and the fourth had the scallops which were slightly overcooked.. In general the food was extremely overpriced for the actual flavor. I suppose it was worth a try but I'd rather go to somewhere else for that amount of money because I know the food is excellent.
My last visit during Easter Brunch was disappointing. Our server put my order in wrong, forgot to put my boyfriend's order in entirely and then overcharged us an extra meal. The manager did not come by to apologize for the inconvenience nor were we compensated for the many errors. I usually love Gamlin, but this experience really questions by desire to come back.
My husband and I made a reservation here to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. The cocktails and whiskey flights are outstanding, and we also enjoyed our appetizer and dessert. The main entrees were also good, but a little pricey for the portions you receive. Since this was to celebrate a special occasion, we didn't mind. The service was outstanding, and everyone from the food runners to the restaurant manager was very friendly.
Overall, Gamlin fell quite short of my expectations. We ordered three different bottles of wine and each time had the waitress come back to tell us they were out of that bottle. She also neglected to tell us that they were out of the filet until after we tried to order it. By the time she finally brought us a bottle they had, the hood had arrived. Although we had ordered both medium rare, one was medium well. For a $35 steak, I expected better. Plus the depressed seating on the benches was uncomfortable.
Service was slow, and the food was lacking in flavor and freshness. With that in mind, there was only one server for the bar side and dining area, but there were very few customers in the restaurant since it was 2:00p on a Wednesday. The only good think about my visit was my sazerac, which was overpriced, and the glass was only half full of a drink! It did taste great though.
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