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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:
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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Panorama Ratings and Reviews
Very nice cafe/bistro feel, family friendly and a wonderful complement to the art gallery. A first time visit and I found the food to be very good. If you don't like surprises simply ask a few questions about the presentation of the item you are considering. I made a reservation, the staff was courteous and we were seated early. A very good experience!
For Saturday brunch, I had the shrimp and grits, and my date had the French toast-- we were both more than pleased with our choices. Even though we were late for our reservation (warning: traffic in Forest Park on the weekends is rough), the host and our waitress were both very friendly. The setting is beautiful, of course, being in the St. Louis Art Museum; the panoramic windows on one wall overlook Art Hill. I definitely plan to return!
Portions of the food were ridiculously small. My lamb portions were 2 Blow Pop size pieces. His steak was smaller than the palm of my hand. The pomme frites were like the shoestring potatoes in a can and tasted burnt. We will definitely not be going back. We had to go out to eat again a few hours later.
Amazing buffet for Mother's Day. Very delicious food with salads, seafood, prime rib, ham, omelets (with many extras) waffles with toppings, specialty foods, soups, and numerous desserts including pies, cakes, cookies and a doughnut "wall". Service was outstanding. Restaurant is beautiful. The chef greeted guests and servers gave every "mother" a potted plant and seed card.
Mother's Day brunch was wonderful. Great food selections. Excellent service (Anthony). Complimentary mimosas. All the mothers received a succulent and herb seeds for their spring gardens. Food wasn't always hot (buffet), and a few choices seemed to have been frozen beforehand, but the overall experience was outstanding.
Panorama was an excellent dining experience. Our host showed chivalry by pulling our chairs out for us, and our waiter was very patient as we made our selections since it was our first experience there. The wait for the food wasn't long at all and our dishes were absolutely delicious. I am excited about returning for a second visit!
Champagne hollandaise sauce and poached eggs were excellent; however, one single leaf of baby spinach and croissant was too small for dish. Three leaves of baby spinach under each egg and increase size of croissant by 50% in order to absorb all that wonderful sauce and you would have a perfect dish. Mixed fruit salad included melon that was not ripe to eat. If serving fresh fruit, it should be ripe. Wait staff was attentive and pleasant.
Overall, we found it to be a great value. We were sad to hear they will no longer be serving dinners (open seating) and will only be doing special events catering. Our server, Anthony was a lovely part of our dinner, full of humor and knowledge about the menu. He made our evening fun!
While usually excellent, I was trying to show off and on this occasion Panorama let me down. Highly recommended the cauliflower which came out roasted but not dressed with honey and almonds which made it taste like burnt cauliflower. Usually Panorama's standards are very high. Not this visit:-(
The courses were salty. Over salted! The creamy trout sandwich was dry and not well prepared. The Brussel sprout side was way too salty. The Walleye main was over salted. We eat at least once a month at Panorama, but we may not be going back based on our experience yesterday!
Overall, I would recommend this restaurant for the food and view. I will list the positive first. I took a friend for her 60th birthday. Our waiter was very hard to understand and not very knowledgeable of the menu. My friend loved her pasta and my salad was good, as well.
When it came to dessert, we ordered the cake, the waiter said nothing about my friend's birthday and it did not seem special at all! The cake was old and stale and cold (we think it was frozen and thawing in the back) Our neighbors ordered the bread pudding and said it was old and stale, as well. It looked awful.
In a restaurant that is such a "ladies" place. (we had been to the Degas hat exhibit) you have to have great desserts! We loved the view, just the service, lack of attention for a special birthday, and awful desserts give us pause to return....
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