For those who seek a different illusion of variety, there's "Chardonnay Chicken": two boneless breasts marinated in wine, grilled, then extinguished by immersion in a pungent Dijon mustard sauce. The dish exposed another aspect of EdgeWild's unadventurous approach: The chicken was served atop "Garlic Mashers" (please stop using this term) and a few stalks of asparagus. The kitchen did a fine job with the asparagus, ensuring that it reached the table al dente; the potatoes were nothing to write home about, but there's only so much one can expect from...mashers. The same sides accompanied a grilled strip steak. The scallops came with green beans and a rosemary risotto that tasted of cream, which only served to underscore how insipid that butternut-squash purée was.

Look to the sandwich menu for the most reliable dish: a burger. The "Midwest Burger," to be precise: It's not flashy, just tasty, a loose patty of ground beef seasoned simply and cooked just the way I'd ordered it (medium rare), with crisp, thick-sliced bacon and melted white cheddar. The burger came with good, crisp French fries, sprinkled with a light garlic-herb seasoning, that yielded to a slightly fluffy interior.

Drawing from a list of fourteen reds and fourteen whites from the west coast bottled under either the EdgeWild or Chandler Hill label (most are priced between $30 and $45 per bottle), the menu suggests a wine pairing for every single dish. (Imagine that!) There's also a selection of EdgeWild and Chandler Hill wines from Missouri, including four fruit wines (blackberry, raspberry, peach and strawberry) and a couple of fortified dessert wines. Aside from the grüner veltliner (and those fruit wines), there are no eyebrow-raisers: pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc.

Steak Bruschetta - rosemary flank steak, blue cheese, arugula, chianti braised shallots, grilled baguette, shaved Parmesan and balsamic reduction.
Jennifer Silverberg
Steak Bruschetta - rosemary flank steak, blue cheese, arugula, chianti braised shallots, grilled baguette, shaved Parmesan and balsamic reduction.

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EdgeWild Restaurant & Winery

550 Chesterfield Center
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Town & Country

Details

EdgeWild Restaurant and Winery
"Kahlua Buns"...$9
"Chardonnay Chicken"...$16
"Mâcon Seared Scallops"...$23
550 Chesterfield Center, Chesterfield; 636-532-0550.
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.

Maybe it's just a coincidence that the suggested pairing for the "Kahlua Buns" is the grüner veltliner. Neither is perfect, but they're both outliers. Edgy? Wild? Stranger things have happened.

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Sumana Bose
Sumana Bose

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Sabdzine
Sabdzine

I was underwhelmed as well, with my expensive filet and side dishes. However, I thought it was warm and inviting and the wait staff was nice. We also had some dessert, that was quite possibly the best dessert I have ever tasted. It was a half baked chocolate chip cookie with a sea salt caramel ice cream...AAAHHHHHmahhhzing!

WestCountyChick
WestCountyChick

I visited EdgeWild the other day with a group of colleagues. I was...underwhelmed. $10 for a grilled cheese sandwhich. Granted, it was good, but not $10 good. Looking around the table, I wasn't impressed with the other dishes my group of eight ordered either. The service was good, and almost annoyingly attentive. Portions were fair.

My over all impression was that the decor was boring and the menu limited. I'm sure I'll give it a second chance, but it's just a "meh" in my book. Nothing to get excited over.

I agree with you on this one.

Shabadoo
Shabadoo

Ian, maybe you should stop going to chesterfield

 
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