3200 Shenandoah Ave, Saint Louis, MO | Directions 6310438.608872 -90.234156
Neighborhoods: Saint Louis, Tower Grove East
my new favorite place – I've become a regular ever since I discovered this cute little cafe/bar not far from where I live. I love that I can come in during the day and enjoy good coffee while I work (aka surf the net) OR party with my friends at night all under one roof. Delicious food, tasty libations, smooth coffee, great hours, and a fun staff make Van Goghz my favorite hangout.
Bad service - good food and drink – Van Goghz has great drinks and great food. The only problem is the service. You have to go to the bar to get your drinks. Getting a drink can take awhile if they are busy too And food can take over an hour if they are busy. No one clears your table until they need glasses, then they show up.
My advice, don't go there starving. I have gone many times since they opened and nothing has changed. They simply do not have the wait staff for the crowds that show up. It is unfortunatel because many people leave and don't come back after their experiences.
I go back because I like the place but I wish Ginger (owner/manager) would read these reviews and take note.
bad service – food was great, there was plenty of places to park, atmosphere was very nice, now if only they could live up to all that with a energetic friendly bartender the place would be great.
Super atmoshpere, drinks, food... – A really nice bistro/bar atmosphere with a very friendly and attentive staff. I highly recommend Van Goghz. I?m not someone who normally writes reviews on restaurants and bars but I have to make an exception for Van Goghz.. I recently moved to St. Louis and I am finding Citysearch very helpful for finding great places for food and drinks. I do not know where the reviewer who wrote ?Don?t go here?? was,
but it could not have been Van Goghz. I met friends there after work and we all loved this place. They have an extensive drink menu including a nice selection of wines by the glass and bottle. The staff was very helpful in narrowing your search for a great martini or a nice glass of red wine. They have an interesting selection of appetizers to choose from and the appetizers we ordered were fantastic. Most of us stayed on for a bite for dinner and everyone praised their selection. The food was served promptly with a nice presentation. I really loved their location. It is located in a very charming city neighborhood (Tower Grove East). The sidewalk seating on this beautiful evening just added to a great night. I could go on, but DO GO HERE!
Don't go here... – The service is awful. Always understaffed, no waitresses to serve you. Even when there's only 15 people there you'll find yourself standing at the bar waiting for a beer or wine for 10 minutes. They even ask you for your glass back because they don't have anyone bussing the tables.
Service usually comes with a snarl.
If you find yourself here on a busy night.... good luck. You'll be waiting 20 minutes for a drink, an hour for food. I've given this place the benefit of the doubt a half dozen times now, but every time I've gone back its the same thing. I hate to give up on 'em cause its in my neighborhood, but enough is enough. I will not go back.
By the way, I've heard the same complaints from many people in the neighborhood as well who also refuse to go back.
Hidden discovery – We heard about this place by word of mouth. Our first experience, was so pleasant, we are recommending this place to others. The martinis were cold and made to our likely. This is a definate must if you are into martini's. No other martini bar on the S. Side can match these.
The bartender (Holly) and the owner treated each patron as if they were the most imporant person being served.The waiter (Jason) although he didn't wait on us since we sat at the bar, made a point to welcome us as we entered, and made sure we were comfortable.
Kudos to Van Goghz. What a refreshing discovery. We will be back!
Fantasic appetizers & people!! – I love this place. The best thing about the restaurant is the eployees and the owner. Always very fun. I have had drinks here and a wedding shower. Everything was perfect. Thank you Van Gohz!
We had a wonderful time! – I had my husband's birthday party here. Service was great and everyone had a wonderful time. Compliments on the food and drinks. In fact, I can't think of a place I have had a better martini! Thanks Ginger!
customer service is tops. drinks are perfect. great food. – the small intement bar is great. it's nice to sit on a couch and have a drink a good cigar then some wonderful food! out side is nice and the bar is full of nice people. the music on the week-end is very nice, not over powering. the service is outstanding, very attentive. i tell al friends to stop and enjoy!
Fresh and Fun – Van Goghz is a great place for appetizers, dinner, drinks, and parties. I have been there 4 times this year and have always enjoyed my experience. The atmosphere is fun and the people are always friendly. Whether you are at the bar or on the sofas you will be comfortable and happy! Go there tonight!
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