Located in the Saint Louis Art Museum’s new East Building designed by renowned British Architect David Chipperfield, Panorama offers full service dining in an elegant setting. With breathtaking Forest Park views from its floor-to-ceiling windows, Panorama offers regional contemporary cuisine showcasing local, sustainably produced ingredients. Menus change seasonally.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday–Thursday: 11:00–2:00, Friday: 11:00–2:00, 5:00-9:00
Saturday Brunch: 10:00–3:00
Sunday Brunch: 10:00–3:00
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking garage available $15 regular price, discounted to $5 with restaurant receipt of $15 or more. Public parking lot is available and free of charge
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Panorama Ratings and Reviews
Had a lunch with cousin's family from ou ...
Had a lunch with cousin's family from out of State. Picked this restaurant primarily for the museum and "panorama" claim. The staff are very friendly and elegantly dressed. The restaurant is neat and well lighted. Found a few things disappointing: 1. Not that much of "panorama". The large glass wall faces a road and trees, not deep and wide enough to be claimed a "panorama"; 2. The food is in moderately small portion, plain in flavor, however beautifully displayed; 3. No restrooms in the restaurant, it takes a short walk to the museum restrooms, which is not painful but a little awkward. A fair restaurant but not state of art in the art museum. Miss the Wolfgang Puck restaurant that was here a few yrs ago.
Very nice restaurant in the St. Louis Ar ...
Very nice restaurant in the St. Louis Art Museum. Try it for lunch or brunch and then tour the museum.
My husband and I shared the soup of the ...
My husband and I shared the soup of the day (a crab bisque) and the artisan cheese sampler w/fig jam and tomato chutney. Both appetizers where utterly fantastic. The cheese sampler contained the best bleu cheese-type cheese I've ever had. The tomato chutney was indescribably delicious and I don't even like chutney. We both had the beef tenderloin and there was a lot more meat than I was anticipating. The beef was tender and delicious. It was plated on top of a red wine reduction sauce that my husband loved but I thought it was too sweet. The grilled asparagus and potatoes were also very delicious. We ended the meal with fantastic desserts. I had the peaches and cream cake and my husband had the gooey-butter cake bread pudding. The latter was divine! So rich and flavorful it's difficult to describe. The coffee was very high quality which I appreciated. Our server, named Kelvin, was an absolute delight! His humorous personality and attention to detail caused our wonderful meal to be an absolute perfect experience.
I am vegan they were very cooperative in ...
I am vegan they were very cooperative in making my meal perfectly!
Our server Derrick was very professional ...
Our server Derrick was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We would ask for him again! We appreciated the local products used to create our wonderful meals.
The location of this restaurant in the A ...
The location of this restaurant in the Art Museum was the main feature of this restaurant. You could overlook Forest Park and the statue of Saint Louis. The service was fine, I d.dn't care for what I ordered. Prices were moderate.
The food and service were impeccable, an ...
The food and service were impeccable, and the view of Forest Park was impressive!
Quiche and homemade brioche rolls with s ...
Quiche and homemade brioche rolls with salt delicious. Service very good. Ambience lacking from cool north light coming from Windows and chilly air conditioning. Room needs plants and warm lighting.
Panorama is a a comfortable place to mee ...
Panorama is a a comfortable place to meet if you are visiting the St. Louis Art Museum or Forest Park. Sadly, the food is mediocre at best. The chef tries to design upscale food at a moderate price. He would be better off serving simple sandwiches, soups, and salads.
Elegant place for lunch and fun to take ...
Elegant place for lunch and fun to take out-of-town guests, which we did.
Great food and best service I've had in ...
Great food and best service I've had in a restaurant in a long while. Derek, our server, was WONDERFUL!
Food was good , however, we have never e ...
Food was good , however, we have never experienced such terrible service at a restaurant. And it was not crowded.
This is a beautiful restaurant, with its ...
This is a beautiful restaurant, with its enormous windows, but the food was average at best. I had the braised chicken. There wasn't much chicken and it was dry. I enjoyed the flavors of the cassoulet, but the chicken spoiled the experience. The other people I was with had similarly mediocre experiences. Not bad, just not something we would rush back for.
This the worst sandwich I have ever had. ...
This the worst sandwich I have ever had. It was dry, and the prosciutto was like out of some package at the grocery store and there was a tiny sliver of Brie. A friend had the Caesar salad and it was some leaves of lettuce laying on the pl,ate with a tiny amount of dressing and cheese and a dry chicken breast. I have eaten here in the past and it has always been good but they have changed the menu and probably chefs and they should go back
Their menu appears to changes seasonally ...
Their menu appears to changes seasonally. Good use of farm to table options. You can't beat the view. I had the'adult grilled cheese" and friends had the quiche. Fabulous!
Atmoshere of Panorama
It is an enjoyable and relaxing atmosphere to be in. I would not mind to come here again and would definitely recommend here to my friends. I liked the servers, they were incredible.
Went to Panorama for Mothers Day brunch. ...
Went to Panorama for Mothers Day brunch...the food was good but not great; as it had been on previous visits. I thought it was overpriced for the experience. Would have thought at least the mimosas would have been included for the price.....they were if you were a mom. The dessert table had a nice variety, but you served yourself and as a result the pies looked disgusting after several patrons destroyed them in the process... But it is in a very nice space with a beautiful view; the staff were very nice and attentive.
Impressive experience for customers.
Took 3 customers for lunch. They were impressed by the food , service, atmosphere and chef. Received emails later that day about the phenomenal food and enjoyed that the chef came out to see how everything tasted.
We had a nice table by the window. The food was creative and delicious and the waiter Derrick was very friendly and attentive, Looking forward to coming back.
unfortunately, one of the sandwiches seemed to be made using stale bread. We did not complain.. but probably should have. The shrimp and grits was wonderful
Always a great experience at the Art Museum
I love having meetups with friends for lunch at the Museum restaurant. Love the view and furnishings as well as the food and presentation. Greatly appreciate the kind caring staff taking good care of everyone. Highly recommend dining at the museum amidst our magnificent art collection you can feel the creative energy abounding.
Our waiter was very nice and accommodating! When the hamburger was not cooked enough he was on top of it right away. She then enjoyed her hamburger and all of the 5 ladies with me enjoyed our meal and will definitely be back when we get a chance. Thank you so much for a lovely lunch for me and my lady friends.
Too noisy and slow service
The room is so loud with all the talking the person next to you cannot hear you speak. Very disappointed in that. Wait staff was very slow. Very Slow ! Asked for a glass of milk with our meal as soon as the plate was brought. we were done eating by the time he brought the milk. Everything was slow. we were there 2.5 hours. I should say, everything was slow except bringing the bill. Also very disappointed in the food ordered. biscuits and gravy. Terrible. the gravy was so greasy it was not editable. Had no taste. The eggs were very good thou. Not interested in going back. Have been there 3 times now in the last year. disappointed every time. Wont be back.
It was a lovely experience--good food and service.
It's a great place for conversation. And, they make a great Bloody Mary!
Not nearly as good as it should be.
The chicken I got was not good. My friends cheese sandwich was good tho, fresh greens included, healthy.
Service was BAD from start to finish. T ...
Service was BAD from start to finish. There were only two of us, and we ordered identical and what should be very easy meals to prepare (grilled chicken Caesar salads), and after a ridiculous amount of time, they brought out ONE salad. Then it took another 15 minutes to deliver the second salad. We will not return for a business lunch again. 12:15 reservation and we finally got out of there at 2:10.
Great restaurant at Art Museum
Panorama at the St. Louis Art Museum is a beautiful spot and well worth a visit. The view over the park is outstanding, the menu offers excellent choices and the food is delicious.
This is agreat place for lunch or brunch. The setting is lovely, the sound level is good, the menu varied, and the food good. What makes it especially good, is the level of attention to detail by the manager- it pays off in a good experience that keeps you coming back.
I've been to Panorama several times for lunch. It always is great food with a fantastic, quiet atmosphere. I went for brunch for Easter 2016 and it far surpassed my expectations! We'll definitely return next year for Easter. $50pp included an elaborate carving station as well as stuffed french toast, lobster mac and cheese, etc. My whole family enjoyed the afternoon!
Taste before you serve!
The soup was flavorless, the entree was tasteless and the dessert was so-so. Really disappointed!
Creative and Tasty
My mom, daughter and I had a wonderful lunch at Panorama! The large windows offer a fun and beautiful view of Forest Park. The food is creative and tasty. Everything that was ordered was very good. The service was great! The waitress was very attentive and helpful. It's a great place for a special meal with a friend, family member or a fun date. If you are having trouble finding a parking space, don't forget you can get $5 off of paid parking because you are dining at Panorama. I would highly recommend this restaurant!
The whole lunch was enjoyable--view, atmosphere, food and food selection, treatment by waiter, company.
I have eaten many times at Panorama and have never been disappointed until this last visit. I booked online and it was not clear that only the buffet brunch was available last Sunday March 13. My reservation was for 2:45 but I was kindly allowed in earlier since there were vacant tables. The buffet brunch consisted of three potentially interesting sections: salads, soups, and sandwiches, but I would have chosen something from the regular menu if that had been available. The salads were ok but the soups that were supposed to be hot were lukewarm. The sandwiches, admittedly, at the latish hour of 2pm, were rather dry, and strangely unappealing although their described ingredients sounded good. I actually remember when Panorama was first launched, and the salads and other dishes on the menu were so beautifully presented and fabulous to taste. And just back last October I had lunch there with some friends, and the soups (a lemon artichoke and a lemon mussel) were innovative and breathtakingly memorable. Perhaps last Sunday was a fluke; I did not feel that brunch was worth the set price of $20. I cannot complain about the service and the restaurant layout itself, which is full of light and a pleasure to dine in. I do hope the former creativity in offerings and ingredients continues to be pursued in future.
I tried Panorama based on the positive Open Table recommendations, and the fact that it's very close to our house. While the service was uneven, the servers were very respectful and engaging. The food was very high quality (we loved the cheese plate), and the setting is really terrific, with a view over the park. I was glad to find it.
Very nice meal after visiting the Art Museum.
The white tablecloths and the attractive environment were a great touch. The French Onion soup was wonderful, and all four people dining here truly enjoyed the meals. The food is just unique enough to be a welcome change, but it was not so different that it was unrecognizable. The prices of the items were reasonable as well. If you are visiting the Art Museum, then I recommend that you finish off your trip by eating here.
Date night delight
We had a gift card to spend this time, but we'll definitely go back! Husband had the $35 prix fixe dinner with soup, entrée and dessert (the dessert was big enough to share with me). I had a different appetizer and entrée, and we were both very pleased with every course we had. Everything was delicious and the portions were sizable. Even with a bottle of wine, the bill was just under $100. I wouldn't have balked at $150 for the quality, quantity and the unique setting (we were there for the Art in Bloom exhibit, which was also fabulous). The waiter brought us generous glasses of the wine we ordered from an open bottle while they found an unopened bottle that was fully chilled. This was a nice touch with the all-around good service.
Art in Bloom
We joined the crowds at Panorama following our time viewing the amazing floral interpretations. Our server was delightful and attentive and I know she had been there ALL DAY! The Brie appetizer is lovely and our wine and cocktails just what we ordered. The salads however were quite disappointing with a lot of old tired lettuce and very little or no fresh greens. The halibut was prepared well with a creative sauce. If, at the Art Museum it is an ok place to have a meal.
We dined at Panarama on a Friday evening - the opening day of the "Art in Bloom" exhibit at the museum. The museum was very crowded, and though we had booked reservations, there was a back up getting into the restaurant. Despite reservations, we had a 30 min. wait. The wait was worth it! The food was beautifully plated, deliciously prepared and hot! Days later, I am still basking in the glow of that meal! I had the braised chicken, which was so flavorful and fell off the bone. My husband's Halibut was flaky and well seasoned. We both were very pleased. The wait staff was a bit slow (it was a very busy night), but very pleasant and we wanted for nothing. We are regulars at Panarama, and this was just one of many delightful experiences we've had there! I highly recommend it!
Excellent food in a beautiful setting
We couldn't believe how good the food was. After all, it's a museum cafe. I had the smoked trout sandwich with a side of snap peas and pickled onions--excellent. I was seated facing Forest Park. My friend could see the reflection in the glass wall behind me. She had the soup and an endive salad, both of which she said were excellent. It was such a treat.
Soiled table cloth
The food was delicious with an excellent presentation. Excellent lunch vegan option. The only negative was that at my place the cloth table cloth had a number of spots (? oil), as though the previous diner had spilled and the cloth was not changed. It felt like the cloth was soiled and detracted quite a bit from my enjoyment of the meal
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