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Sunset 44 Bistro

118 W Adams Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63122-4023
+1 314-965-6644
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“sauerbraten” (2 reviews)
“mahi mahi” (2 reviews)
“scallops” (3 reviews)
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American, Contemporary
118 W Adams Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63122-4023
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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 12 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 10 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
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
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 reviewResponded 27 July 2016

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

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....More

Thank Joy D
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank J-STL14
Bob M, Owner at Sunset 44 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2016

Very much appreciated!

Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank nbatt
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Questions & Answers
17 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
22 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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