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Best Sunday Brunch St. Louis 2010 - Café Madeleine

Café Madeleine

Café Madeleine

4256 Magnolia Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63110

314-575-5658

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Water gently splashing into a marble basin, light filtering in through high windows, starched white tablecloths and places set just so amid sculptures and bountiful green plants — the Piper Palm House is so elegant that it nearly verges into cartoonishness. Nearly. Brunch (served buffet style, $21.50 adults, $9.95 kids ten and under) brings an astonishing bounty, and not in the way of too many buffets, the ones that just pile dish after dish on groaning tables. It's possible for someone with a hearty appetite to at least try every carefully chosen thing offered at Café Madeleine (including, of course, the classic scallop shell-shaped French cake that is its namesake). Service is attentive but not hovering. Though there are a limited number of tables, there never seems to be a push to move people who like to linger over their endive salads, smoked salmon and made-to-order omelets. This ain't eggs-Benedict-in-a-chafing-dish brunch. This is pagan-priests-serving- mysterious-gods-in-dime-store-adventure-novels brunch. Café Madeleine is a temple to the brunch-ian cause, graced with light from all around, even on rainy days.

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Don
Don

Please pass this on to Café M

In case you are interested, was at Cafe madeleine last Sunday with 14 persons, and was VERY disappointed. Have been there many times, this was embarrasing. To get off to a good start, did not have reservation tables set. Chicken entree's cold - beef average at best, soup awful, sausage terrible greasy. – Desert and salads average to poor, fruit tray left empty. Service not good. Will NOT be back. They got #1 bruch from Riverfront Times? Some one stuffed the ballot box

e c nix
e c nix

We have been enjoying brunch @ cafe madeleine for the past several years.....you are right on with your depiction of Cafe Madeleine ...NICE CHOICE

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