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Sunset 44 Bistro

American, Contemporary
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118 W Adams Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63122-4023 (Kirkwood Road/Lindbergh Blvd)
+1 314-965-6644
16:30 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Omaha, Nebraska
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

What a great find. Super nice staff and excellent food. We only had the happy hour which was a great bargain for the quality of food and the drink prices. We will be back again and try the dinner menu looks fantastic.

Thank Tami L
Bob M, Owner at Sunset 44 Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, every one here appreciates compliments! Bob Menendez & Family More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

I was very impressed with the attentive service but the food was exceptional. I will look forward to our next visit thankyou Bob

Thank Herbert B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I believe that Sunset 44 is a very nice place to have a lovely meal. The "No" part of th evening is a disappointing entree which my husband had been looking forward to ordering....Sauerbraten. Yes, the meat was tender but it tasted like someone had just poured vinegar on the meat. Evidently someone did not adhere to the marinating the... More 

Thank Vicki B
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

A friend and I dined there a few nights ago. The service and environment were perfect. Our scallops and risotto were superb. Their wine list is extensive.

Thank Ann H
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Always a pleasure to come to this restaurant. The food and service is outstanding. One of the best wine selections in town can be found at this place. Highly recommend trying it if you haven't been there yet

Thank Jules B
Bob M, Owner at Sunset 44 Bistro, responded to this review

Much appreciated, a small family restaurant as ourselves find your comments very rewarding, again thank you. More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We dined here a few weeks ago to celebrate my birthday. I wasn't sure I would like the smoked salmon appetizer that we ordered (for my husband's benefit), but we both agreed it was great. We both ordered the mahi mahi and it was excellent. I'm looking forward to ordering it again. Our server did a great job, too. The... More 

Thank Joy D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at Sunset 44 Saturday night for the first time in a long time and were very pleased. I had a sesame seed encrusted Halibut that was outstanding. The preparation had great flavor and it was cooked absolutely perfect - not overdone like so many restaurants. My wife had cioppino that was nicely prepared - nice presentation and... More 

Thank J-STL14
Bob M, Owner at Sunset 44 Bistro, responded to this review

Very much appreciated! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We always love Sunset 44 and have been going there for decades. The food is always wonderful and staff attentive and thoughtful. But this restaurant has a few extra features that make it really special: * Owner Bob Menendez knows his customers and remembers their names. I always feel I'm being welcomed into a friend's home. * The space is... More 

Thank nbatt
Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

I have dined at Sunset 44 many times over the years, for lunch and dinner. The staff is excellent at anticipating needs, is friendly, and offers consistently excellent service. The atmosphere is upscale, but not stuffy or pretentious at all. It is always neat and clean, and the tables are spaced in a way to provide a sense of privacy.... More 

Thank Greg D
Chesterfield, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 7 November 2015

We eat here regularly, often prior to the theater. Service is first rate and the food is excellent. We like to go here when we want a relaxing, unhurried night out at a restaurant with a unique menu. Our favorite is the St. Peter's fish and the greens and goat cheese salad.

Thank jpdrozda

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 W Adams Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63122-4023
    (Kirkwood Road/Lindbergh Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 314-965-6644
As a third generation restaurateur, Bob Menendez began learning basic culinary skills at about the same time he learned to play baseball. After attending the University of Denver, he joined the management team of several well known St Louis restaurants before becoming owner of Sunset 44 Bistro and Banquet Center in 1982. He has attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, as well as the German Wine Academy in Mainz, Germany. Bob was a member of the faculty at the Saint Louis Community College at Forest Park’s Hotel and Restaurant Program for seven years. He currently serves on the Saint Louis County Government’s Restaurant Commission of which he is the chairman and is an Advisory Board Member of L’Ecole Culinaire, a chef’s training school based in Saint Louis. In addition, he provides on the job training and currently employs apprentices from the school. Bob believes a formal culinary education, as well as life-long learning are critical in assuring the success of the profession’s future. Sunset 44 Bistro specializes in eclectic American cuisine and a wide variety of fine wines. Thanks to his opening the restaurant in its current location, he greatly assisted in the transformation of downtown Kirkwood into an immensely popular dining destination. His unwavering focus on outstanding cuisine, service and meeting or exceeding the dining expectations of guests has resulted in Bob becoming one of the best known and most highly respected restaurateurs in the entire Saint Louis area.

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