Muted Joy

The food at the Marquee's fine, though devoid of any star quality

Who knows why every waiter at Marquee is a guy in his early twenties, but the outcome of that is nervous, apprehensive, occasionally amateur service. During one visit, our server arrived with arms full of the second course while we were still clearly working our way through the first. Drinks were sometimes forgotten, and miscommunications abounded with regard to dishes that were unavailable on a given evening. The ensuing awkwardness from all these little issues can be uncomfortable, like being on a blind date.

Whether or not the Marquee Café smoothes out its glitches, the question remains: Just what purpose does this place suit? What makes a restaurant worth the visit, beyond ending one's hunger? What turns a few plates of food into a meal, an experience worth repeating?

The Marquee Café serves a panoply of items that sound fancy but are actually just well-disguised comfort food.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Marquee Café serves a panoply of items that sound fancy but are actually just well-disguised comfort food.

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Marquee Cafe

212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: St. Louis - Central West End

Details

Marquee nachos $6.95
Bacon-wrapped shrimp $7.95
Beef-tenderloin fillet $14.95
Chase club $7.50
Chocolate bread pudding $4.95

314-633-3200. Hours: 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sun.

212-232 N. Kingshighway (Chase Park Plaza)

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