The Lemp Mansion
We walked in no one was there to seat us. Waited a few mins for that. Whatever not a big deal. Guy came over and had an attitude as if we were inconveniencing him for having to seat us....
Waiter came around not very often at all and was actually rude when paying our bill. Nice finish to mediocre food and bad service. Will certainly not return and tell friends and family about our experience as well.
The maître de was a little gruff. We asked him about staying overnight and tours and all he said was "you go through me". I was hoping for a little more information than that. He also seemed perturbed when we asked for dessert. It is the Christmas season and we were celebrating with our office so it was an extended lunch. Everyone else was pleasant and accommodating.
Great Job - dinner was better than expected. We all had plenty to eat
With a 50th Birthday to celebrate - we were excited to see The Lemp Mansion as an option on Open Table for reservations. We needed to make sure there was a vegan option for one member or our party and checked the menu.
We learned, only after being seated and all comfy... that on Sunday nights, they only serve one meal (fried chicken, ham, roast beef, etc) and it's homestyle. No regular menu items. So I'm sure The Lemp Mansion indicates that somewhere... but it wasn't noted on the menu we looked at on Open Table. We were disappointed to say the least. The initial exchange with the server was a little tense but we settled in to make the most of it.
Our easy going vegan picked at a cucumber salad and some corn as the only options available for her... smiling the whole time whilst we ate. Dessert was comical because after initially passing, a different server brought the tray by and sold the birthday girl an amazing looking chocolate cake... saying she could have whatever she wanted since it was her birthday. However, 5 mins later he came back and it was sold out. We selected something different and all was well.
Upon receiving the bill, we were happy to see that we were not charged for the vegan... and we found it almost comical that we were charged for the birthday dessert (since it was implied it wouldn't be).
Long story short... if you go on a Sunday - check the menu with the The Lemp Mansion directly. Don't rely on any menu.
The only issue we have it was to dark in the dinning room, light was turned down to low
We had to ask the waiter 4 x's for our check All the waiter did was take our order and give us the check the busboy did all the work
Celebrating our oldest daughter in town for Thanksgiving Weekend! Everything was wonderful! They were out of bottles of my favorite Riesling wine though since it was the day after Thanksgiving. Everything else was superb!
The Thanksgiving dinner special has something(s) for everyone. The traditional fare is served family style with little wait time. It’s a little bit of Americana that probably is on the way out, so enjoy it while it lasts!
My only issue was the size of the portions was ay too much even for the heartiest of appetites (part of 2!). I hate to see food wasted. Respectfully suggest server discussing portion needs with diners prior to service.
There for Thanksgiving Dinner. It was served family style and was very well prepared and tasty. Service was prompt. We had a really nice experience.
With my fiancee for a traditional Thanksgiving Day lunch. Beautiful and intriguing venue. The staff were very friendly but also professional throughout. The food was delicious and we had a good bottle of Bordeaux which was not over-priced. We are looking forward to coming again whenever we are in the St Louis area.
My wife and I love this space. We lived in STL most of our lives, and always made special occasions with dinner at the Lemp. Now that we have moved out of state, we always make it a priority to visit for dinner when we are in town. The staff, the service, the space and the food are always amazing and such a fantastic value. Anyone on the fence to come here should think no further and book a reservation! Pro Tip: once you’ve been seated, take a moment and explore the building, there is so much to see!
We were there for the chicken dinner on Sunday. Everyone in our group loved the food. The restaurant is a lot of fun. The hotel is said to be haunted, so we entertained each other with ghost stories. The staff is very friendly.
Absolutely recommend. Very professional service, large portions, excellent food.
The history of this place as a business and the family is interesting, but the "communicating with dead" theme that pervades the gift shop and the occultic events held there definitely don't coincide with my worldview of what's appropriate. I won't be going back.
Food is always hot and delicious! The service is always great and they really try their best to keep you happy so you can leave satisfied!
The Pointer family has been taking superb care of my guests and me for decades. It had been far too long since I returned to indulge in the Sunday Fried Chicken Dinner special. It was every bit as good as I remembered and the service provided to our party of 16 was top notch. For several, it was their first time at The Lemp Mansion Restaurant, but it won't be their last!
Excellent food and service as always.
Had a wonderful Anniversary dinner!
Would have loved to tour house a bit, see the beautiful rooms. When I was a little girl you could, I miss that
The Lemp Mansion always has outstanding service and amazing food. One of our favorite places to visit and enjoy dinner.
We love the Sunday family dinner at Lemp Mansion. Great value and delicious food.
We had a great meal at Lemp. We had a large party (8 people) for the Sunday family-style chicken dinner. Food was plentiful and was brought to us quickly. Refills appeared as soon as needed. Our waiters were efficient and friendly. A lovely experience. We’ll be back.
Food was good. We arrived before our seating, but could not determined that they were actually open or not. The sign in the door clearly said open at 5:30, though we waited. Only to find out people were already inside and seated. Veggies and potatoes were not hot. Service was fantastic.
James our waiter was helpful and friendly. The food was great and the atmosphere topped off the night.
The food is just so inconsistent. Time after Time it's been so salty that it just can't be eaten-including the really pricy Thanksgiving meal. And respectfully informing the wait staff each time does not seem to have an impact. So much so that my husband refuses to take the hour drive ever again to ever return. So salty. So I must convince someone to go with me but there's the disclaimer-sometimes it's salty but we can ask for a fresh serving. And hope it's ok. This last time it was so heavy on black pepper that it was just overpowering. And tasted like there was sugar in the gravy. Almost like a mistake-as if someone had mistaken sugar instead of salt. So disappointing. The food is so good when it's good. And so bad when it's bad. And there's no way to know which you're gonna get. I love this Sunday chicken dinner! Quit messing this up!
Very good restaurant. Very classy and the wait staff was amazing. The mansion itself is a dark lit affair but amazing food.
My friends ordered the Eggplant Parmesan, Steak Charles, and Crabcakes and all were delicious. I ordered Chicken Picata which was a bit bland. The mashed potatoes and vegetables that came as sides were cooked perfectly and very good.
While bussers were great keeping drinks refilled, the server was quite poor and make an okay dinner quite mediocre. He was sitting at the bar for most of our meal and we had to get several bussers to fetch him when we wanted to leave. The dining room was frigid when we came in and it seemed like it could have been preheated for the start of service (several people had their coats on for the entire meal!). The meal was okay but underwhelming.
we always celebrated my birthday Oct 28th here. After my parents died it was hard to get together. This year i decided it was time to start coming again with my new family and friends. Its a wonderful family gathering to laugh eat and enjoy each other in a great family setting
We have been here the last three years for my wife’s birthday and until today our experience had been exceptional. However the service today way subpar. Our assistant showed up maybe three times to refill drinks during our hour and half dinner. Then I asked the other assistant if we could get some more refills on our buffet items and he said I don’t know if you can. Then he came back and asked what I wanted for the table. I listed off five items he then returned with two and asked me to repeat myself what it was we needed led for the table. And the finally the fried chicken was over cooked.
The food was amazing, and the staff were there to refill drinks and bring additional food before anything was empty. Parking was limited and we did have to wait a few minutes for a spot, but the wait was well worth it.
First time there. Good food, great service. Very nice.
Love the place.. it was beautiful and outstanding service.. we plan to come back soon and join the tour next time.
The Lemp Mansion is beautiful A plus but the food for dinner needs a lot of improvement. My food was served Luke warm and not much taste. My husband had the Wiener schnitzel and it was too salty to eat. Beautiful place very marginal food
Could use a little more lighting inside, and though I appreciate the "haunted" feel they're going for, a few updates could be made. All in all, a great experience and we will certainly be back for the Sunday Dinner!
Such a cool place to eat! Food was fantastic, service was excellent, already planning a return trip. Maybe offer a larger/more eclectic beer list?
Went out for a Halloween date. Nice ambiance, good food as we thought it would be okay food but more for the experience, but the steak was cooked well.
We loved it here. We took a friend from out of town and had a blast. The staff was great and the food was amazing!
Food was excellent...and portions were large. Service was excellent and staff was very friendly. Very cool building and history!!!
Awesome Sunday chicken dinner special, great service!
A lovely place. Will definitely return and recommend to friends and family.