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Planter's House

1000 Mississippi Ave. St. Louis, MO 63104 | St. Louis - Lafayette Square | 314-696-2603

Location Description:

Finally, master mixologist Ted Kilgore gets a house of his own with Planter’s House. This Lafayette Square temple to mixology is a showroom for Kilgore and company’s (wife, Jamie, and business partner, Ted Charak) inspired cocktail artistry. Drinks run the gamut from the approachable “Planter’s House Punch” to the esoteric wormwood-laden “Unusual Suspect.” The joint is, first and foremost, a cocktail room, but it features an inspired food menu. The poutine is magnificent -- thick, red-wine pork gravy covers a platter of fried and smashed fingerling potatoes. Or try the duck burger, a mammoth mix of ground duck, pork and bacon is served open-face on a pumpernickel bun with Gouda and a fried duck egg. It’s quite possibly the perfect way to soak up all of that booze.

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  • Cuisine(s): American
  • Hours: 5 p.m.-12 a.m. Tues.-Thurs., 2 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m.-11 p.m. Sun., Closed Mondays
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Meters, Street
  • Payment Types: MasterCard, Visa, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Private Party, Wheelchair Access, Wheelchair Accessible, Wifi Access

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