A high-protein diet can help build muscle, which comes in handy for fighting off a shark that is also on a high-protein diet. Take a bite out of the circle of life with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of steakhouse fare at Jim Edmonds 15 Steakhouse if redeemed Friday through Monday, or $45 worth if redeemed Tuesday through Thursday.
Because a menu comprised entirely of mouthwatering steak would be both unimaginative and difficult to read if overcooked, Chef Andrew Shrensker lets 15 Steakhouse’s diners choose from a wide range of favorably flavored menu options, made fresh from rotating, seasonal ingredients. Lead off with some prime rib sliders ($8) or skip the appeteasers entirely and head straight for home plate with options such as the B.A.L.T.S. ($13)—grilled salmon, avocado, bacon, lettuce and tomato—or one of Jim Edmonds’ signature 12-oz. steaks ($29). If you want to separate the men from the boys, try tackling the 14 oz. rib eye ($29). A lengthy list of sides lets you pair your main plate with cheddar mashed potatoes, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet-potato fries, or mac ‘n’ cheese without potatoes ($5 each). If your feast goes into extra innings, bring in some bread pudding slathered in fresh fruit and cinnamon ice cream as a closer.
Much as fresh-spun Louisville ash absorbs the force of any well-pitched fastball, the elegant wood interior of 15 Steakhouse takes in ambient noise and smoothes it to a calming hum. The steakhouse’s cove of earth-toned spaces provides ample seating for parties of up to 350 people. And as the weather gets nice, you’ll be able to toast Edmonds and other past Cardinal greats on the outdoor patio. The baseball gods may even bless your piety with a way-out-of-the-park home run from nearby Busch Stadium—or, if the jet streams are in your favor, an unusually foul ball from Wrigley Field.
Jim Edmonds 15 Steakhouse
While still chasing down fly balls and crushing home runs out of Busch Stadium, Jim Edmonds knew he wanted to set up shop in St. Louis after his days in a Cardinal uniform. After about five years of planning, he opened Jim Edmonds 15 Steakhouse in 2007 along with co-owner Mark Winfield. Initially, Jim and Mark just wanted a simple but elegant nightclub, but during the planning, layout, and actualization, excitement for the project led them to fill 14,000 square feet with a sophisticated restaurant, club and lounge, and event space. Jim was reluctant at first to have any sports memorabilia in the eatery or to publicize his involvement in the venture, but a few of his framed Cardinals jerseys made it into the restaurant, as did several chunks of outfield wall that he carried home as trophies.
Playing a big part of the restaurant is, of course, the menu, which features a distinctive take on steak-house fare. With former executive chef Mihalis Chophouse's ideas and current executive chef Andrew Shrensker's recent influence, the menu boasts big cuts of meat, corn tortellini, and pesto-crusted salmon. A full bar and extensive wine list allows guests to match their decadent dishes with the perfect libation or just enjoy a drink while hanging out in the lounge.