According to most restaurant critics, the perfect American meal is served on a plate, which rests on a table with legs. Try some authentic, homestyle cuisine the way it was meant to be served with today's deal: for $22, you get $45 worth of fine American dining and drinks at Soulard's, aptly named for its location in the Soulard neighborhood.
The venerable Soulard's is housed in a two-story brick building paneled with wooden doors and cupped by a blue awning. Outdoor sidewalk seating scurries from its rabbit hole whenever weather permits, allowing gorgeous views of the riverfront, arch, and—on clear days—Big Ben. But if it's raining men again, peruse the lunch menu and dinner menu from within Soulard's clean, calm interior, dappled in warm hues. For midday munching, get crustacean with an entree of crab cakes over capellini pasta in lemon beurre blanc sauce ($16.95). Alternatively, you can sample Southern-influenced fare like red beans and rice cooked with andouille sausage ($9.95), or choose from numerous sandwiches, soups, and salads. Dinner crowns the soup and salad standbys with decadent stomach-warmers such as barbecue shrimp ($9.95) with petit biscuits, fresh chives, and flat, fried spinach. But the celebrated staple dish of this family-owned villa of victuals is the peppered black Angus filet ($29.95), rolled in cracked black pepper and grilled with cognac sauce. Like the first time you kissed Burton Gilliam, you'll never forget it.
Soulard's wine cellar is well stocked with ample samples (plus a few walled-in Italian noblemen) for oenophiles and discerning sommeliers alike, so you'll find plenty of leggy libations for your main course to tango with. Save some room in your torso purse for desserts, which vary in price and selection but include signatures such as Amish cheese pie and bread pudding.
The Badock family has owned and operated Soulard's since the late 1970s, cultivating a reputation for delicious home cooking. These days, the sons of the original owners stand at the Soulard helm and dutifully man its photon-torpedo bays. The brothers Badock have dedicated themselves to renovating and expanding the restaurant and menu, all while maintaining everything that made the restaurant a St. Louis mainstay in the first place, including a second story that boasts its own kitchen and is frequently rented out for private events, Wicker Man burnings, and Eleusinian Mysteries. Two Groupons can be combined for tables of five or more, so treat the remaining contestants in your home-play version of The Bachelorette to a lovely dinner at Soulard's with today's Groupon.
- I have been to Soulard's many times, the food could not get any better...the Peppered Black Angus Filet with Cognac sauce has to be my favorite but you cannot go wrong. Great Atmosphere, Excellent Service, If you have not been there you are missing out! – DavidD5260, Zagat
- I have often enjoyed dining at Soulard's....the food is ALWAYS prepared well and is super tasty. – MoonLightOnWater, Urbanspoon
- The food was superb and service was prompt and efficient. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys fine dining and is looking for a location close to downtown. – PaulinSpfd, TripAdvisor
After becoming the full-fledged proprietor of Soulard's Restaurant, Tim Badock fused his family restaurant's tradition of serving upscale homestyle fare with an approachable yet elegant dining space. Head chef Russel Byers draws inspiration from New Orleans cuisine to conjure up plates of expertly seasoned seafood and succulent steaks and poultry, as well as fresh salads and hearty sandwiches. In the main downstairs dining area, oceans of warm light bathe marble-topped bars and ruddy brick walls as two suits of armor stand guard at the fireplace to protect diners against Santa Claus infestations. Upstairs, a private dining area dazzles eyeparts with views of St. Louis's picturesque brickscapes and parabolic Gateway Arch.
94% of 1,079 customers recommend
“Scallops, filet and tomato / mushroom soup all very good.”
“Great food and service.”
“It's pricey, but the food is great!”
1731 South 7th St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63104Get Directions