Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn

Benton Park Historic District

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Homey dishes such as wiener schnitzel and beef wellington served in a mansion rumored to be haunted; family-style chicken dinner on Sundays

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  • $26 for $50 worth of American cuisine for dinner, served Thursday–Saturday starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • $12 for $24 worth of American cuisine for lunch (served Monday–Friday until 2:30 p.m.) or Sunday chicken dinner

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.

Customer Reviews

Excellent food, and great service as always.
Randall M. · September 28, 2016
Our luncheon at the Lemp Mansion was wonderful. The staff was very courteous, attentive. The food was fantastic. Such an enjoyable visit, we plan to come back very soon for their dinner theatre. I highly recommend you give yourself time to look around. It is an amazing place.
Darlene S. · September 12, 2016
Great tasting food and excellent service is what to expect when you dine at the Lemp Mansion. Lunch or dinner, this is a great place to enjoy time with family and friends. The mansion is beautiful and it is a part of St. Louis history. Did you know the first shower in St. Louis is in the mansion? Stop by the gift shop (former Lemp family vault) and view the movie on the history of the family and brewery. Of course there is the fact the mansion is known to be haunted! If you love excellent food, service, and a bit of history, the Lemp Mansion is the place for you!
Deborah O. · September 3, 2016
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    Benton Park Historic District

    3322 DeMenil Pl.

    Saint Louis, MO 63118


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