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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.
St. Louis, MO 63110
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, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Panorama Ratings and Reviews
This visit was a bit disappointing; the service was horrible, the food (quiche) was just ok- I wanted to take my out-of-town friend for a special lunch- hoping this was just an off day. One bright note-the young woman who seated us was welcoming and wonderful!
We went to Panorama for Easter Brunch. It was quite pricy ($55/adults; $27/children), but the food was very appetizing. I especially enjoyed the seafood options (shrimp & grits, chilled shrimp, crab claws, etc.) and creative sides (carmelized cauliflower). They also had all the "usuals" for a brunch buffet, including made-to-order omelettes and a carving station. The service was good, and we loved looking out over Art Hill & the Grand Basin. I would definitely return, but I would not recommend for kids due to the price. My daughter is 8 and only ate a couple pieces of bacon, a biscuit, and a donut...certainly not worth $27.
Very poor communication. I made the reservations for Easter a couple of months ago, expecting it to be sold out. I always hear good things about it and the menu sounded good.At no time was there any mention of a buffet. It wasn't mentioned on the website which I looked at prior to making the reservation, a month ago, when I got the call confirming our reservations last week, or even on look at the website on the drive in to Forrest Park.
However, when we waled up tot he hostess, the first thing she asked is if we knew it was buffet only? And that the cost was $55 adults and $27 children?
Well, it was 11:30 am on Easter Sunday. did we have a choice to go find another place for brunch? SO we were seated. But here was no extension of an apology or offer to off set the ridiculous cost. I would never have paid such extortion if I had somewhere else to take my family at such a late notice. $55 per person would be fine if it were a Michelin 5-star restaurant and you were served fresh to order food at your table. It may have been a bargain at that price.
Service was great. The staff was excellent. Warm, friendly, mostly attentive. And the buffet selection appeared to be their full menu plus a few extras. Some things were great, others were weak. The lamb was over cooked and tough from sitting in a steam table. It should have been sliced to order and served medium rare. The stuffed, roll pork roast was over seasoned and dry. The prime rib pedestrian.
The better dishes were the Shrimp & Grits, Corn Chowder, and their play on eggs benedict would have been been awesome if cooked to order, rather than left to die in a stem table. Oddly the grilled pimento cheese and tomato basil soup were a hit.
In short, I felt like I was robbed at gunpoint. I am sure the restaurant's food would be wonderful, and fairly priced had it been table service as advertised and expected. However in this case they owe my family an apology at the VERY least.
I have only one gripe about Panorama -- it closes too early. I've been there for dinner on Friday night, and it's lovely. But dinner on other nights? Late lunch? Coffee and dessert in the afternoon? Not an option. I love this place and want to patronize them more.
I wasn't crazy about the chicken waldorf salad -- too much chicken, not enough fruit, and a few pieces of the lettuce were nasty. But it was the only thing I've ever had at Panorama that wasn't terrific. Even their coffee is excellent. I especially recommend their soups. Superb.
I recommend asking for a window table, especially the table quiet corner at the end of the windows.
We went to dinner before attending a lecture at the Art Museum later in the evening. Atmosphere was relaxed. Service was great. Food was outstanding. And they offer a good price range with salads and sandwiches in the $12 range and entrees around $24. Will definitely go again!
We had what I thought were lunch salads...grilled beets and turnips salad for $9. The turnips were barely cooked and there was very little beets on my plate. It was the worse beet salad I have ever had...mostly lettuce and I thought maybe the cranberry drsg would have a few cranberries..but no. The rolls were amazing though and the server gave us an extra one since that is what we filled up on. The service and view were both very nice.
Panorama at the St. Louis Art Museum is a great spot for a delicious meal, especially in good weather when you can look out over the St. Louis statue and Art Hill. Excellent brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays. Very attentive wait staff. Really yummy food using locally-sourced specialties. We started our brunch on the early side (10:30 am) and the restaurant wasn't very crowded, but by 11:30 it was hopping with every table filled. We will definitely return!
One word of caution: Beware the heavy zoo traffic near the Hampton/St. Louis Zoo entrance in nice weather on the weekends. If you can enter the park elsewhere, you'll get to the art museum faster. Also, if you park in the parking garage underneath the museum, take your parking ticket and your paid restaurant bill to the Art Museum desk and they'll validate it to lower your parking rate to $5.
Menu seemed amazing but all of the food ordered was just average and not worth the higher price. Best part was the dinner rolls which we are only given one of each. Their drinks and wine selection was pretty good though. The large windows were nice but the high traffic in the area led to the cars being more distracting and taking away from the small view of the park, that was mainly just parking lot. Restaurant was not even half full but took a while to get a server to us when needed, Food and even just the dessert slice of cake seemed to take way longer then necessary. Not worth the price or as much of a special occasion place as I was hoping it would be.
Excellent food. For some unknown reason the dessert (chocolate bread pudding) which was part of the pre-fix menu was so late in being served that we had to take it to go. We waited for just this dessert for at least 20 minutes and gave two reminders to our server. This wasn't being made on the spot so we did not understand the delay.
We celebrated our daughter-in-law's birthday with her family from Seattle. As usual Chef Magruder and his team delivered a sumptuous meal from cocktails to dessert. Each bit added to a memorable celebration of family. Of course, any meal at Panorama is a celebration!
Very attractive restaurant with lovely view of the park. Very comfortable but contemporary atmosphere with the most comfortable restaurant chairs. Tables are well-spaced and have plenty of room. Overall impression of the room is fairly elegant. The menu is great with lots of options and a wide price range. Sandwiches to mains are fairly priced allowing an inexpensive meal or a moderately pricey meal. Food was very good except the Cesar Salad. The interpretation of a large leaf with cheese on the side did not work - go back to the traditional Cesar.
The baked Brie with stone fruit was excellent, as was the beet salad. The rocky road ice cream was a good ending. I have never had a meal here I didn't like, but we ordered the sea bass and it was undercooked. The restaurant gave us one of The entries at half price.
Panorama is convenient for visitors to the museum. The menu is eccentric for a lunch menu, which make ordering difficult. I ordered the quiche, which was dry, overlooked. There were no normal sandwiches. The hamburger, for example, ls topped with a fried egg, which is literally overkill.
Min girlfriend md I do a brunch every month and we have been to Panorama before. This time we were going to go to the Degas exhibit after brunch. The seafood frittata was wonderful as was the view from the restaurant. Finally the citrus cheesecake - which we shared- was more than perfect. A great meal to set the mood for our visit to the exhibit. I will go again.
Excellent service from our waiter. Choices for sides included candied cauliflower or Brussel sprouts . I told him that I loved both so he brought me both and they were very good! Had grilled chicken on croissant with bacon and cheese. It was delicious, but not a pick up sandwich (at least for me).
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