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Sunset 44 Bistro

118 W Adams Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63122-4023
+1 314-965-6644
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“sauerbraten” (2 reviews)
“cioppino” (2 reviews)
“crab cakes” (3 reviews)
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American, Contemporary
118 W Adams Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63122-4023
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Had an awesome Valentines dinner last night. The menu and service was really good. We are returning in a week for the German wine dinner.

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We Visited here for date night. This is a much larger place that it appears from the outside. There is a nice bar and quite a few different areas to dine. Our wait person was very attentive. The menu is small yet has quite a...More

Thank Zoe_Lover823
Bob M, Owner at Sunset 44 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for your nice comments, every one here does try to do there best everyday. We are not perfect, yet we truly enjoy the opportunity to serve. Again THANK YOU!

Reviewed 4 February 2018

Pleasant quiet dining room. Reasonably priced wine list with very good quality wines. Wedge salad had lots of bacon and croutons, very crisp excellent combination. Fried chicken was excellent. Cioppino (fish stew) was excellent with lots of mussels, salmon and shrimp. Peppermint ice cream with...More

Thank Gerard D
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Our first visit to this restaurant. We ordered a crab cake and it was delicious. Then the fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and mixed vegetables. Everything was fantastic! We polished that off with the bread pudding and ice cream. I highly recommend this place. We are...More

Thank Joy D
Bob M, Owner at Sunset 44 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Your comments very much appreciated!

Reviewed 16 December 2017

Fabulous food , great service and you will be treated graciously. We were a party of 5 and on the next day everyone was still talking about how much they enjoyed dining there P.S. the lobster rolls were fantastic

Thank John N
Bob M, Owner at Sunset 44 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

John, We are so glad you enjoyed your dinner at Sunset 44. We truly appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again. Bob

Reviewed 29 October 2017

We love Sunset 44 Bistro and have chosen it for family celebrations and more ordinary get-togethers. The restaurant is really attractive, with a welcoming staff who will do everything they can to make your experience a good one. It's all on one level -- good...More

Thank typingjenny
Bob M, Owner at Sunset 44 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Your kind comments very much appreciated by all here! Thank you.

Reviewed 17 August 2017

Very pleasant eating experience. Excellent food, ambiance and service with a personal touch from Bob Menendez, the manager. A keeper.More

Thank Phillip M
Bob M, Owner at Sunset 44 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for your kind comments, very much appreciated! We appreciate you taking your time to answer our review questions about our family restaurant. Having four generations in hospitality, we have learned we are only as good as our last meal and service. One of...More

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 reviewResponded 13 March 2017

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

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
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...More

Thank Vicki B
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Questions & Answers
16 September 2017|
Response from Bob M | Property representative |
We have about 40 plus whiskeys, at this time we do not have Pappy's on the shelf. We usually get a bottle a year, but, it sells out quickly, because we do not overcharge.
Georgeann G
21 March 2017|
Response from Bob M | Property representative |
118 West Adams, Kirkwood, MO. 63122 3149656644
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Contemporary
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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