I dined there in March of 2010.
The reason we chose to try Gerard's was because we were in the area, and I had read severel positive web reviews of the place on a different website. And once again I was reminded that one cannot place much credence in the restaurant reviews found on the web.
I guess I should have known when I first saw the place that I should have just kept on driving. The outside appearance of the building is bad. But, I was there for the food, not the building, so I overlooked the exterior and decided to give it a go.
The next clue that I chose to ignore was that although there were 3 of us, we were only given 2 menu's. Since there were only 2 other people in the restaurant (even though it was 6pm on a Saturday (clue #3), I am sure they could have found a 3rd menu for us. And, although this place is supposed to have an award winning wine list, they actually have NO wine list. The waiter listed about 6 different varieties of reds, but he was not aware of the vineyard, year, or anything else.
Now, to the most important part- the food. Although most reviews I read stated that this was a seafood restaurant, it is really more of an italian restaurant with a nice selection of fresh fish.Two of us decided on a pasta, and my wife elected to try the fish. The pasta's could only be described as mediocre. The pasta wasn't cooked correctly, and both lacked flavor. I also tried the seafood bisque, and it was quite bad. The fish was quite good, and cooked nicely, but there was nothing special about it, nor was there anything special about the side dishes.
Finally, we get to the service. It was fairly good. They were very attentive, that was not the issue- they just didn't seem to be very interested or friendly. They did their jobs, but didn't go out of their way to be helpful or friendly.
The price range is $20-$30 for the entree, but it is ala carte, so realistically a dinner for 2 will run $100 or so. There are a great number of restaurants in STL in this price range that offer a much more impressive experience. With so many better options, I'm afraid that was my first and last visit to Gerard's.
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