About Kemoll's Italian Restaurant
Filet Mignon in a delicate cognac cream sauce, fresh artichoke slices hand dipped and fried to a golden brown, succulent broiled lobster tails, fork tender veal scaloppini and mouth watering pasta dishes made from authentic Sicilian family recipes...and then there's the view! Located on the 40th floor of the Metropolitan Square building in downtown St. Louis Kemoll's is a destination restaurant offering stunning 360 degree views of the Arch, the river and all of downtown. Kemoll's offers great options for private dining. Six private rooms including our premier event space Top of the Met make Kemoll's a popular choice for weddings and large corporate functions.
Italian, Continental, American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Corner of Broadway and Pine
$31 to $50
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Experienced in catering off site events. Lunches and dinners. Hot or cold food. With service staff or drop off.
Attached building garage with reserved parking for evening diners. Parking is complimentary.
Metro link stop 4 blocks from restaurant. Bus stops outside of building.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wine
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Kemoll's Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Our food was amazing!! We all agreed th ...
Our food was amazing!! We all agreed that our meal was one of the best meals we ever had. The loved the view,,,, our service was outstanding and we will definitely be back!!
We had absolutely awful service. Took 1 ...
We had absolutely awful service. Took 15 minutes until someone acknowledged us then 2 people ordered veal parmesan and got chicken parmesan. Unacceptable for this caliber of restaurant. We brought bottle of wine and had to pour ourselves. We were taking another couple for their 40th wedding anniversary and it was extremely embarrassing!
Kemoll's just never dissapoints! We've ...
Kemoll's just never dissapoints! We've been dining at Kemoll's forever--the original North Grand location was so much fun! But it can't beat the spectacular views from the 40th floor--you feel like you can reach out the window and touch the arch! The look and ambiance of the dining room are exactly what you expect from an upscale fine dining restaurant. Service is attentive, but not overwhelming. And then there's the food! Fabulous variety. If you've been going to Kemolls for years(decades!), it's hard to not order the fried artichoke hearts. All salads are excellent, and very large. Entrees are always very well prepared and presented. I had veal milanese this time; quite lovely. I almost always get Filet Douglas--one of the house specialties--9 oz. filet & lobster tail in an unbelievable cognac cream sauce. Desserts are also fab--and huge! The deep fried cheesecake was an unexpected treat. The prices at Kemoll's are at the high end for St. Louis dining. Most entrees are in the $30s-$40s; a few top $60 (filet douglas is $62). They do come with a side. Save up if you must--you will come away feeling you got more than good value.
The Filet Douglas was fantastic! Everyt ...
The Filet Douglas was fantastic! Everything about the evening was awesome. The service was great, David took great care of us. Would we do it again? You bet!
The appetizers were wonderful. They tas ...
The appetizers were wonderful. They tasted amazing and the service was great. Unfortunately, from the salad to the entrée the dishes were progressively saltier. Even vegetable side dish was over salted. I feel that if I didn't have high blood pressure previous to my dinner, I sure did following.
The service was excellent, we had a very ...
The service was excellent, we had a very attentive and thoughtful waitress. The atmosphere was lovely - a little 'old' style, but nice. Our biggest disappointment was the food. Our meals were just 'okay', not bad, but not worthy of the price tag attached to them. Neither of us finished either our appetizers nor our mains, and we decided to skip on dessert.
Kemolls was absolutely amazing! My wife ...
Kemolls was absolutely amazing! My wife and I went for our 1st anniversary and we were treated like royalty. John was an amazing waiter and took outstanding care of us. He even gave us an anniversary dessert and made sure that everything was perfect!! My wife and I really enjoyed the food and the outstanding view from the 40th floor. It was perfect for our first anniversary! Thank you so much John and Kemolls, you all really made it a night to remember!!
The food was not as good as we expected, ...
The food was not as good as we expected, the salmon was more than just blackened. One of my co-workers in from the UK was served the incorrect beverage.
Always a treat to dine at Kemoll's! Thi ...
Always a treat to dine at Kemoll's! This was a special occasion - my nephew's last dinner before entering the military. We all enjoyed it immensely!
My 16 oz. strip steak was tough. For $42 ...
My 16 oz. strip steak was tough. For $42, I expected a tender steak. Waiter was not experience. Asked by a nearby couple what tarragon taste like and he replied rosemary. He thought at the Malbec was from Italy. I remember Kemoll's from the North-side. I would definitely trade that for the 50 story view.
Great views and food
Great views of riverfront from 40th floor. Excellent food. Love the cheese bread. On the expensive side, but worth it.
Nice view but very pricey for mediocre f ...
Nice view but very pricey for mediocre food
Our waiter was teriffic. We were not ru ...
Our waiter was teriffic. We were not rushed, he was knowledgeable about the food and his recommendations. The only downside was the restaurant was freezing and i wish i had had a sweater. The views and the table table ups were great. Plenty of room yet intimate enough. Portions were surprisingly large. The staff was attentive without hovering.
The views were amazing and the food was ...
The views were amazing and the food was exceptional. My husband and I 36 anniversary we could not have selected a better place. The atmosphere was perfect and although there were others there the noise level was not distracting and we felt like the servers were there just for us. The food was good, and overall I can't wait for the next occasion to visit again. I have placed this location at the top of my list!
Our meal at Kemolls was excellent, begin ...
Our meal at Kemolls was excellent, beginning with a wonderful fried artichoke appetizer. Only one negative and it was minor. My beef was in a sauce that tasted fine, but it was "muddy" looking, as if it had been thickened with flour. Great service and view.
Of all the years I had lived here I had ...
Of all the years I had lived here I had never tried Kemoll's but I had always heard good things. It was not crowded the night we went but it was Memorial Day weekend and the city was deserted. The food was excellent. We had scampi and risotto. Loved the fried artichoke appetizer. Delicious salads that really were enough for two to share.. The service was great. Our every need was taken care of without the wait staff hovering.. Great experience..
Very Disappointing with food and service ...
Very Disappointing with food and service what a beautiful view of the Gateway Arch and they seat us on the north City View didn't even ask if we wanted the Arch View The Free Parking was convenient
Consistent and pretty traditional. Atten ...
Consistent and pretty traditional. Attentive service without being overbearing, signature dishes they've been serving for decades, very good food but didn't find anything truly outstanding. Amazing views, quiet ambiance great for special occasions. We've been going there every couple of years for special occasions (for 3-4 decades back to when they were on North Grand with a guarded parking lot) and more recently been to weddings in their penthouse location downtown. Truly outstanding views of the city, quiet enough for conversation, multiple rooms for groups. They were so nice, giving us free desert for our anniversary. Still a great place to celebrate anything in St. Louis!
I booked this resturaunt a few days in a ...
I booked this resturaunt a few days in advance since I live in MN and this was a special date night for my boyfriend and I. The dinner was good but the whole feel of the place was off. We had a table that I couldn't see the arch but he did. The whole place was empty but we had to sit here. The food was great but a little over priced. I do think this place is a great one timer only not a reoccurring place to grab food.
My first time at Kemoll' s but not my l ...
My first time at Kemoll' s but not my last. A great place for that special dinner. Table service could be improved for such a fine restaurant. At this level I expect flatware to be replaced by server if removed. Over all food was great especially artichoke app and salad.
My wife and I scheduled a date night. It was pleasant evening without the children. Much needed time away from kids to refresh our relationship as husband and wife. I will go schedule another time later in the year in order to view the city lights.
Nice view of the Arch and riverfront how ...
Nice view of the Arch and riverfront however food was average at best yet way over priced! Service was fine.
Except for the cheese bread the food was just not as good as usual. Salad tasted as if left over from the night before, pasta side was cold and the sauce was deluded. In the many visit to Kemoll's going all the way back to when they were located on North Grand, this is first time to be disappointed.
The view and food here are amazing! The only negative, was the table near us were loud and would go from romantic to arguing back to romantic again. While my date and I did not mind, others may. If I have the opportunity to go back (I live in another state) and it was an special occasion, I would request a quiet area.
We have dined at Kemolls many times, but ...
We have dined at Kemolls many times, but the food on this occasion was the worst we've ever had. Both the salmon and the pasta dishes were swimming in olive oil. perhaps it was a bad night, or a new cook in the kitchen. Our server was excellent and saved the evening.
As always, the evening was exceptional. Especially this time since we had brought children with us. The service was superb as they treated the children as well as the adults.
I dine at Kemoll's regularly for lunch. Although the menu is small, the food is excellen an the service is outstanding.
Some of the reviews had us concerned, so we didn't expect perfection. We had great view, patient and attentive service. We grazed the menu and ordered 6 or 7 times. Perfect timing. It was a weekday , but it was perfect.
The view from the 40th floor is beautiful. To sit and watch the sunset and night come about was such a lovely view. Our waiter was excellence!! He took care of us completely. He was courtesy & pleasant. The food was good just too salty. And the cheese bread was overbooked.
The staff was so friendly, my fiance and i came late to our reservation but the staff was very welcoming and understanding due to the inclement weather. They were very friendly and made you feel like you were the only ones in the restaurant. The appetizers were the best i have ever had in my life, and my entrée was to die for, my fiancé on the otherhand did not enjoy his entrée he felt like they had thrown everything together in a sloppy manner, he did not like his food at all. The only thing we both had to complain about was the fact they had run out of deserts that we both were looking forward to, all in all the experience was one we will never forget!!
We had a reservation on a Saturday night ...
We had a reservation on a Saturday night but you should know that the chances of the main dining room being available is low. There were two groups having celebrations and that left the lonely diners in a not so great room. Good thing the service and food were both top notch along with the wine list being good and affordable. Wish I would had investigated about WHERE our table would be. Not a disaster but a disappointment.
One of the big attractions of this place is the view.. They did not tell us that the main rooms were booked with 2 private parties. We were escorted to the back room which absolutely smelled horrible (2 air fresheners were working in there).. The view was not great either. disappointing for an expensive restaurant.
The service was excellent and the food absolutely delicious.
My wife and I had dinner at Kemoll's during the week so it was not crowded and the service was very prompt. Food was excellent and I was able to find a good bottle of wine at an affordable price.
The view was awesome and service was terrific The waiter we had was employed there for over 30 years I am sure he has seen a lot of changes What an experience on the 40th floor
Our experience at Kemoll's was disappointing.
First of all, it took a very nice woman several attemps to find chairs for us that were not totally broken. Most were squeaky and had cracked upholstery as well as broken wood on the underside. We finally settled for the ones that were least damaged but were definitely not in good repair. They had virtually not cushioning. The food was mediocre, at best. The Caesar salad had very little, tasteless dressing. Our steaks were over-cooked and the sauces were just okay. This was not our first visit to Kemoll's but it will certainly be our last.
Not normal meal
Wasn't up to normal standards. Food was too salty. Salad dressing too thick
Best Italian restaurant in the St. Louis
Excellent service . Excellent Food . Excellent view of downtown St Louis
An STL Must-Do!
Kemoll's is part of the history of fine dining in St. Louis. However, they haven't allowed themselves to rest on their decades of tradition; they keep it fresh and interesting without losing their old-school identity! The view is second to none in downtown and the food and service are also top notch. I recommend the Filet Oscar, the Kemoll's House Salad, The Calzone appetizer and the Veal Picata...just to name a few. And if you are lucky enough to have Billy as your server, you absolutely MUST have the Bananas Foster for dessert. His preparation of this classic is not to be missed! We love Kemoll's and even though most consider it only for special occasions, it's truly perfect for any evening out.
Disappointing... Poor Overall Value
Scenic view of the Mississippi & Illinois. View wasn't classic St. Louis skyline. Food was expensive & not that great. Very dated interior. Won't be back. Very disappointed.
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