Thursday, April 11, 2013
See what diners like you had to say about the restaurant.
This place has been around more than 40 years in the St. Louis area. Most of that time was in Clayton, but since 2003, Cyrano's Cafe & Wine Bar has been located in Webster Groves. Looking to try it out, or been there before and would like to add your review? Add your review here and see what others have had to say. On Yelp (4 out of 5 stars from 85 reviewers): Kristina G. said: "Food is absolutely delicious. I love their mushroom goat cheese crepes and bread pudding. Great martinis too. Service can be awfully slow at times, which is annoying, but their food and nice, classy atmosphere and interior of the restaurant make up for it." Jenifer G. said: "Bread pudding worth the 30 minute drive and $8 price tag. The chicken salad with all the …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Local restaurateur Mike Johnson has experience in Webster Groves, University City, Clayton and Maplewood.
There's a new kid on the block in the Olivette restaurant scene. Sugar Fire Smoke House opened last week at 9200 Olive Boulevard. The new restaurant in the former Dickie's BBQ space near the I-170 is the brainchild of Mike Johnson and Carolyn Downs. Johnson is the former owner of Cyrano's Cafe in Webster Groves, Boogaloo in Maplewood, Barcelona in Clayton, and Momo's in University City, among others. Sugar Fire is a mix of the barbecue world, along with burgers and vegetarian options, as well as the sweet side, with Downs' desserts. Johnson purchased a smoker cooker two years ago and said he spent the last six months after selling Boogaloo around the first of the year honing his technique, traveling to Texas, Memphis and elsewhere. He's …
Friday, February 10, 2012
We had great participation for our Valentine's Day edition of Mid-County Food Fight. Here are your other top picks.
The people have spoken (or, at least, some of the people): Cyrano's Cafe & Wine Bar is the most romantic place to go in Mid-County for a Valentine's Day dinner. Our Valentine's Day poll garnered 32 votes. Readers submitted romantic recommendations via our comments section, Facebook and Twitter. There were seven restaurants in Mid-County that garnered votes—Acero Ristorante, Eclipse Restaurant, Cyrano's, Cafe Provencal, Mosaic-Des Peres, One 19 North and Citizen Kane's Steakhouse. Cyrano's ended up with 25 percent of the vote. Here's how the other Food Fight finalists ranked: Check back on Monday for next week's Food Fight! And, of course, have a very special Valentine's Day.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
While the event didn't go exactly as planned, music lovers enjoyed live bands and perfect weather.
Hundreds of music lovers descended upon Gazebo Park in Old Orchard to enjoy Euclid Record's Gazebo-A-Go-Go. Five bands performed while attendees sipped beer, relaxed and listened to music. However, the new event had a few hitches. While Cyrano's provided a selection of craft and domestic beers and Milagro Modern Mexican had margaritas, there was little else offered in the way of food and drink. Craft and artist booths failed to materialize, and the much anticipated Go-Go dancers were a gone-gone. In addition, the event—scheduled to go until 12 a.m. with music film historian Spike Priggen showing rare music videos on a big screen—was shut down early. By 10 p.m., the park was empty and returned to its normal, peaceful condition. Joe Schwab, …
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Cyrano’s Sunday brunch offers a host of delicious options.
Everyone knows Cyrano’s in Webster Groves has incredible desserts, such as its flambéed desserts for two, chocolate sundaes, pastries and sorbets, but there’s more to life than just dessert, right? Maybe not, but who can live on sweets alone? Luckily, Cyrano's also delivers an outstanding brunch, a perfect marriage of breakfast, lunch and dessert. Brunch is available 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday. The menu is a bountiful mix of appetizers, breakfast dishes, soups, salads and sandwiches. The breakfast trio is a special that changes weekly. On my first visit, the trio was a scrambled egg, avocado, cheddar cheese and bacon sandwich on a croissant with a fresh fruit mix and a salad with vinaigrette dressing. The sandwich was terrific, with …
Friday, April 29, 2011
Is it possible to attend four Kirkwood Boys JV Lacrosse games with my 78-year-old mother and still make a decent dinner every night while sticking to my diet?
Frances Duarte comes to Kirkwood next week. This is not a particularly important news item to anyone but me, my son and my husband. She’s my mom and she hasn’t been for a visit in nearly two years. Some of you may recall from my column in late February my father passed away February 1. He was ill for three years, and as he deteriorated, Mom stayed close by his side. It will be a lovely change of pace for her, and I plan on spoiling her as much as she plans on spoiling her 16-year-old grandson. What does any of this have to do with weight loss? Mom’s been reading my columns and she wants to visit Plowsharing Crafts and the Sugar Shack. She wants me to make shrimp scampi. That’s a lot of calories in one week, especially for someone who’s …
Monday, March 14, 2011
As spring approaches, consider some new wine options at this venerable St. Louis institution.
With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, along with its tradition of beer drinking, perhaps it’s time to get back to basics with a trip to a venerable wine-focused institution, at Cyrano’s of Webster Groves. The current incarnation of Cyrano’s is the third home of the restaurant, which started in a basement location in Clayton in the early 1960s, as a place to “take a date” and have dessert. Fire brought an end to the original Cyrano’s, and the restaurant relocated to the spot Harvest currently occupies on Big Bend Road. After a couple of decades, and following a substantial move toward a dinner menu format, the restaurant changed hands, transferring to its current owners, Carolyn and Charlie Downs. The Downs brought the restaurant to …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
For those of you who prefer to leave plans for the last minute, Patch has some suggestions for a perfectly romantic date night.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Gwen Ragno
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Patch Picks: Romantic Restaurants for Valentine's Dates
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
We contacted nearly all the establishments lining Big Bend Road between Murdoch and Lockwood and found a few are doing business but most decided to close up as the storm hits.
As the sleet continued this afternoon, many of the establishments lining the business district along Big Bend Road from Murdoch Avenue west to the Lockwood Avenue intersection closed early in an effort to keep customers and employees safe. Most local retailers were done for the day in the afternoon. However, a handful of stores were keeping their doors open to the public despite the winter storm. Pizza restaurants Imo’s and Racanelli’s made plans to close early this afternoon. Imo’s had been running deliveries, but pulled back as drivers cited deteriorating conditions. Racanelli’s manager Brian Bullock’s drivers called early to tell him they could not get to work, so he was serving pies to anyone, as he says, “brave enough to trudge the …