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Taylor's is classy, tasty and worth the extra mileage

It's a young waitstaff, but the service was fine. Even at that, I hope the server who poured a double shot of Beefeater gin and liberal splashes of Vermouth straight into a short glass and served it unchilled was following a customer's request and not mixing a standard Taylor's martini.

The most evident blemish at Taylor's is the wine list. Visually, it's laid out like a spreadsheet gone awry: no distinction between columns, uneven indentations and small print. But worse is the anemic selection of wines by the glass. For example, of 67 red wines (heavy on the cabs) on the list, only one, the Castle Rock pinot noir, is available by the glass ($8). The good news: It goes fine with the barbecued salmon. Same deal with the white wines: Only two are available by the glass. I'm told they're revamping their wine list. Here's hoping it gets more readable, at the very least.

Imperial treatment: Taylor's' formal beauty and 
impressive menu make it worth the drive.
Jennifer Silverberg
Imperial treatment: Taylor's' formal beauty and impressive menu make it worth the drive.

Location Info

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Taylor's Restaurant

1027 W. Main St.
Imperial, MO 63052

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Jefferson County

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Details

Missouri wild mushroom strudel $8
Poached pear and baby spinach salad $8
Morel-crusted New York strip $24
Pan-seared Chilean sea bass $24
Strawberry dream cake $6

636-421-2240. Hours: Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tue.-Fri.; dinner 5-10 p.m. Tue.-Sat.; brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun.

1027 Main Street, Imperial

It's about time for another haircut. I have some new cigars I want Bill to try. And it'll be nice to tell him that his restaurant tip was well worth the drive.

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