This South Grand landmark, restored to its original Bavarian-style decor, now houses one of the area's favorite American-European restaurants. Kept ... More
Al Smith's Feasting Fox
This South Grand landmark, restored to its original Bavarian-style decor, now houses one of the area's favorite American-European restaurants. Kept crowded by local regulars, it offers a romantic, relaxed atmosphere, a banquet room that seats up to 80 guests and live music on Wednesday nights. It serves a Sunday brunch and dinner, while guests may also choose from select menu entrees such as the Spinach and Wild Mushroom Fricassee. It also serves a tasty sweet-and-sour pork entree that has more of an oriental flavor. The homemade apple strudel is another favorite among the regulars.
My husband and I have visited the Feasting Fox (especially at Christmas when it is decorated nicely) and have encounted both good and poor food as well as the bad service mentioned by others. It appears that tables with more than 2 diners tend to throw the kitchen and wait staff into aproplexy. The crabby waitresses and non-friendly waiter need to be replaced by servers who appreciate having jobs. The current wait staff employ trotted-out canned excuses for poor food and bad service, but think they are pulling the wool over their customers but they definitely are not. If these waitresses don't want to serve food and only want to sling beers, than the Feasting Fox will soon be nothing more than a bar. Owners, wake up!
We went for our 50th anniversary and were very disappointed in the restaurant. Our waiter was very unfriendly and barely spoke to us. He was very unhelpful in our ordering and never told us about anything concerning the menu items. The restaurant was not busy and we had to wait about an hour and half for our food. When we did get our food, it was very good but the other things left a very bad taste in our mouths and we won't be coming back and will tell our friends about our experience. Our 50th left us feeling very sad and our family feels the same way.
Absolutely one of the neatest places I have ever been. Great food, wonderful service and outstanding atmosphere. If you love German food and St. Louis history you have to go. I have been telling everyone I know about my experience at The Feasting Fox. This is the first review I have ever posted because the place was really THAT cool.
This is a place you will want to visit again and again. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, the food is carefully prepared and delicious, and the clientel are obviously regulars. Lunchtime is nice and not too crowded, dinner is a little busier but you are sure to get a table unless it is during the holidays. The bar is popular with local appreciators of atmosphere and interesting conversation. The owners are wonderful people. Be sure to introduce yourself when you arrive and you will be recognized from then on.
Went to The Feasting Fox for drinks the other night and had a great time. There was a keyboard player and a stand up bass player. The pub was full and laughter rang out. The owners have done a wonderful job of rescueing, rehabbing, decorating, and preserving this historic landmark that was slated for the wrecking ball in the mid '80's. Our female server was attentive and very friendly. A previous visit was enjoyable for lunch. The rosemary roasted pork sandwich was great! They also have great banquet facilities both on the second floor and next door in The Gretchen. This place is loaded with character!