Friday-Night Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two or Steakhouse Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at Lemp Mansion (Up to Half Off)

Benton Park

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On television, criminal investigators are slick and relentless, which explains why most kids want to grow up to be cops, actors, or a pair of sunglasses. Shine like a snooping star with this Groupon.

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While dining on a three-course meal that includes salad, baked chicken with a cilantro cream sauce, and dessert—accompanied by coffee or tea and a wine pairing—guests also chew on a comic mystery, which changes with the seasons. So as not to give anything away, each show boasts only a title that is as catchy as it is ominous. Upcoming performances include Dead Like Me and Bullets in the Bathtub; all begin at 7 p.m.

  • $30 for $60 worth of dinner, valid Thursday–Saturday
  • $15 for $30 worth of lunch, valid Monday–Friday

Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn

John Adam Lemp arrived in the United States in 1838, intent on seeking his new life and fortune. He established a grocery in St. Louis, but it was something else that catapulted him to success: a recipe for lager beer. The beer made his fortune, and the Lemps became one of the most wealthy, prominent families in St. Louis. As the money flowed in and the beer flowed out, Lemp decided to purchase a mansion where successive generations could rule their empire of breweries. That's exactly what they did, for a time.

Family fortunes began to turn, however, with the century. In 1901, the heir apparent to the family business died under mysterious circumstances, leading his father to take his own life in a mansion bedroom. The brewery persisted somewhat tenuously until Prohibition fell upon it like a hammer, shattering family fortunes. This led to a further spate of suicides, two of which were committed in the family mansion. The mansion's history of tragedy has led many to suppose that beneath its elegant, 100-year-old veneer are hiding dark secrets and supernatural presences.

Today, the parlor serves as a restaurant, richly appointed with original African mahogany and hand-painted ceiling murals. The rest of the house, though, is a venue for paranormal investigations and a stage for murder mystery dinner comedies. Many of the rooms even serve as guest suites for those brave enough to face ghosts dressed in Victorian-era undergarments.


Tips from Groupon Customers

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  • “The food is good - love the atmosphere!”

  • “Food is excellent! Well worth a visit to this historic (and haunted) location”


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    Benton Park

    3322 Demenil Place

    St. Louis, Missouri 63118

    314-664-8024

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In a Nutshell

Help unravel a comic murder mystery over baked chicken and wine or dine on steak and pasta in a historic mansion rumored to be haunted

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 31st, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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