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About Truffles - St. Louis
"Truffles has always managed that elusive balance of refinement and relaxed casualness...” Sauce, 8/2011
“This is a top-tier eatery. The kitchen is reinvigorated and inventive…” STL Magazine, 5/2011.
Truffles strives to produce a menu that easily fuses rustic and contemporary American cooking. With simplicity and seasonality as our guide, house-made specialties such as pasta and salumi are prepared fresh every day and are complemented by choice selections of locally sourced and raised meats, seafood and inventive sides. The Truffles menu begins in the fields, rivers and farms of the Midwest and our award-winning wine list features wines from every corner of the earth. We bring the best flavors of the season direct to your plate.
St. Louis, MO 63124
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9PM to 1AM live music at the bar.
Private Party Facilities:
For your special occasions or business functions, reserve the Hat's room, the private dining room seating up to 20 guests. Truffles will create a menu to fit your needs & budget.
Private Party Contact:
Aleksandar Jovanovic: (314) 567-9100
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Truffles - St. Louis Ratings and Reviews
I made a reservation for two people but did not need it for this weekday lunch- there were only about three other tables occupied. The host proceeded to seat us as far back as possible, next to the kitchen door at the end of a row of pushed-together 2 tops! We were dressed very nicely, btw! We asked for a better table. The food was not as described; one of our dishes was minus the main ingredient so it was sent back. The hostess never came to ask if we needed anything else and did not offer a dessert menu. I will not be back. Too bad because we had a wonderful evening celebration there a few months ago.
To start with they comp'd my lamb chops and my 2 drinks (hubby had tea). We had to ask about off menu items, we weren't told all of them. Ask chops to be medium, they were rare, sent back, then came back well done. Off of 4 small chops, there was maybe 2 oz of meat. My husband had salmon. Nice portion, no flavor. Our waiter was inattentive, was "too busy" with larger tables (?). We have been there for lunch several times, but this just wasn't worth it, nor good. I really can't recommend anything. It was my husband's birthday, but we didn't even wait for the dessert, the waiter seemed a little miffed.
Made reservation for 6 of us. We were surprised when we were given a private dining room. The wait staff was wonderful -- helpful but not intrusive. The tomato salad was amazing. It was huge though. Others ordered the salad and the chicken/corn chowder soup. Everyone loved what they ordered. Those of us that ordered the petit filet, loved our meals -- cooked just the way we ordered them. The roasted asparagus was great too. Others ordered the trout, and that was a big hit . We all left full and happy and plan to return soon. The dining room was packed when we left, so reservations look necessary.
It had been a couple of years since we had dinner at Truffles. On their email list. Not anymore. Our server forgot to mention or introduce himself. Never asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. I had mention when I made reservations that it was my birthday. The server (Matt only because we asked) was very knowledgeable about the food and wine. The mgr. never came by our table to inquire how we were doing. He did a lot of walking around but not stopping by the tables. Finally we were asked if there was anything else like dessert. I finally asked about if there was something a little special for my birthday. Matt said they could fix something up. Never did wish me Happy Birthday. I got the mgr attention and told him about our experience thus far. He mention he had seen in the bookings that it was my birthday and he leaves it to the server. Guess it his beneath him or his duties. It would have been nice if we had been greeted by the hostess with a Happy Birthday or anybody. The mgr although not rude was not friendly and very offish. We won't be back. To many other places where they have excellent food with a friendly staff.
The service was outstanding and the food was amazing. The wine list was extensive (over 30 pages of cabernets) and hit all price points. The Valpolicella was amazing. Pre dinner salads were huge, filet mignon was done perfectly, and the bananas foster was wonderful. Excellent experience.
The service and wine list at Truffles are second to none. Our server had only been with the restaurant for three weeks...but you never would have known. He was knowledgeable, appropriately attentive, and provided excellent guidance. The wine list included options from even the most obscure regions. While I didn't love my entree (a special), the others at my table were pleased with their meals.
I would give Truffles an overall great rating, except for one incident. Great food. Wait staff was excellent. The problem was, unfortunately, our first contact. We made a reservation well in advance. We got to the restaurant and we were seated right away. But ... for an anniversary dinner, the hostess sat us at the absolute worst table in the restaurant. Literally the only table in the doorway to the kitchen and next to the wait station. Completely unacceptable. And absolutely no reason for it. Restaurant was never more than 2/3 full the entire night. And it was a 4 top for a party of 2! Fortunately, our waiter (I wish I could remember his name!) immediately offered to seat us at another table. So no harm and the rest of the meal was great. But there is really no excuse for the hostess. Completely thoughtless.
It was our second time here and unfortunately it was like most sequels...disappointing. We loved our first visit. This time we went for Mother's Day dinner (Sat night before). Food was great as it was before. The hostess and our server were clueless with regards to customer service. I must say, their clientele is made up of two distinct pretentious categories...The gaudy jeweled elders or their trust fund babies. But if that's your thing...hanging around ostentatious people, this is you place. My wife and I couldn't get out of there quick enough.
We have been extremely impressed with Truffles of late. On this evening we enjoyed a terrific beet salad and a wedge salad. The steaks we ordered were some of the most perfectly cooked and flavorful steaks I have ever eaten. I cannot wait to get back to TRUFFLES for my next meal!
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