Turn, Turn and Eat

The weather outside is frightful, but Jay Brandt's cooked up something to make you feel better

Again reaping the benefits of the Beaujolais dinner the night before our visit, we tried the house-made baked pear for dessert. Served cold and drenched in a thickened Beaujolais sauce, it was a satisfyingly light accompaniment to the big entrées.

The wine and beer selections are well worth exploring. Brandt's prides itself in its large selection of European beers, especially Belgian, German and British ales and lagers. Brandt's carries a decent selection of the fresh, fruity Beaujolais Nouveaux in addition to its American-only wine list.

Brandt's Market & Café: Eclectic menu caters to a diverse group of patrons.
Jennifer Silverberg
Brandt's Market & Café: Eclectic menu caters to a diverse group of patrons.

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Brandt's Cafe

6525 Delmar Blvd.
University City, MO 63130

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Delmar/ The Loop

Details

Cajun crab cakes $12
Spinach-artichoke shrimp dip $10
Pork chop $17
Bamboo-leaf-wrapped salmon $23
Stuffed trout $18
Duck la cherie $21
Linguine con prosciutto $14
Pasta with acorn squash $13

314-727-3663. Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.

6525 Delmar

Brandt's casual air sometimes spills over into the service. Water glasses remained unfilled, the empty breadbasket looked lonely and the appetizer plates stayed on the small table well into the main meal during one visit. Balancing that flaw were knowledgeable servers who were genuinely excited about the food they served. The music at Brandt's is always a pleasant accompaniment, whether it's a guitar/bass duo or light vocals. It's a comfortable place to relax, a place where you feel they don't try to "turn, turn, turn" the tables.

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