Medium Well

With some extra attention to precision, the new Carmine's Steak House could become the purveyor of some of the best meals in town

For those who don't wish to indulge in large slabs of meat, the menu also includes salmon, scampi and lobster, as well as chicken Gorgonzola and chicken saltimbocca. The wine list includes several dozen bottles of both red and white and a smattering of sparklings; in contrast to the relatively high entrée prices, most bottles are in the $20-$40 range.

Our desserts were fabulous, especially a rich bread pudding with cream Chantilly and essence of lemon and an in-houseproduced quartet of ultraripe strawberries encased in chocolate.

Darin Schmaltz, manager of Carmine's, downtown's newest steakhouse
Jennifer Silverberg
Darin Schmaltz, manager of Carmine's, downtown's newest steakhouse

Location Info


Carmine's Steak House

20 S. Fourth St.
St. Louis, MO 63102

Category: Restaurant > Seafood

Region: St. Louis - Downtown


Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu.; 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.; 4:30-11 p.m. Sat.

Selected Menu Items:
Portobello mushroom, $7.25
Toasted ravioli, $7.50
Veal chop, $26
Filet, 10-ounce, $28
Ribeye, 20-ounce bone-in, $29.75
New Zealand rack of lamb, $24
Chocolate-covered strawberries, $5.75

20 S. Fourth St., Downtown

In short, it was a generally very good to excellent meal, but with prices touching the high end of the St. Louis scale, I would have expected much more pampering and a lot fewer mistakes. Every lover of St. Louis' unique architectural treasures should eat at Carmine's at least once, but if the restaurant expects to build a steady local repeat clientele, it needs to execute with much greater precision.

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