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Four Seasons in St Louis, Missouri.
This is a Four Seasons and they offer an outdoor swimming pool and spa, as well as a fitness room (we passed it and it was huge), and a full-service spa (which also looked huge). On the day we arrived, it was sunny and we went to the pool after we checked in. This was the first time we stayed at Four Seasons and we didn’t realize how much they emphasize their service. A woman greeted us by the pool, asked us our room number, and put thick terry cloth covers over chaise lounges and gave us additional towels. She also gave us ice water. Unfortunately, she told us there were several children in the pool and there had been an “incident” so we couldn’t use the pool – they were shocking it to try to get the chemicals back in balance. This disappointed us as it was a warm afternoon and we planned to go in the water. We could use the spa but that was too warm. There was a reflecting pool that was a foot deep and Lori sat in that. We enjoyed the service around the pool – we were offered Evian spritzer for our faces and were given free samples of fruit smoothies. On our second day the weather didn’t totally cooperate. We did consider going to the pool but were dismayed to once again see unattended children in the pool. Considering there was an “incident” the previous day we were surprised management didn’t monitor the pool area more closely. And who the heck would leave their kids unattended at a pool in a city when they were from out of town? And who the heck would take kids to the Four Seasons anyway?
We had two breakfasts at the Four Seasons. The first morning we went downstairs and had their buffet breakfast (it was a weekend). It only made sense as to get what we wanted off the menu would be $20, the same price as the buffet. There was plenty of good food available on the buffet.
The second morning we opted for room service, which was a nice way to end up our trip. Our food was delivered on time (we’d put out a card the night before), and there was plenty of it. The iced tea we’d had in the dining room the morning before (unsweetened, as we like it) was excellent – it appeared to have iced tea ice cubes! We ordered a pitcher of it on this morning and it was delivered as requested. The server brought in a table and positioned it in front of the TV for us. Obviously it wasn’t cheap but it was a nice indulgence. They definitely have an emphasis on service at this place.
There is a long bar at the Four Seasons and patrons can look out through a wall of windows. We had a drink there our first night before going upstairs to bed, and the second night we split a bottle of wine. There were plenty of bartenders and the service is good but like anything else at this place, it’s pricey.
The Four Seasons prides itself on its service and it was evident throughout our stay; the workers are very well-trained. This was our first experience at a Four Seasons and we would stay at one in the future.
Hannegan’s Restaurant & Pub - 719 North 2nd Street, St Louis, MO 314-241-8877
We went back for dinner on a Saturday evening. We had to wait a bit because the place was packed after a football game between Mizzou and University of Illinois, but not the hour we were originally told. We were inside and this place is HUGE, modeled after the US Senate Dining Room; each table or booth displays a plaque inscribed with the name of a senator who voted to repeal Prohibition. There were a lot of leftover drunken fans from the football game and the evening’s entertain for us was watching these people trying to locate the restrooms (it was pretty funny). We split a bottle of wine. Lori had a crab cake appetizer and shrimp bruschetta (which were good but were overshadowed a bit by the smoky flavor of the shrimp). Keith had the bruschetta (very good) and beef brochette (not to be confused with bruschetta – this is beef on a stick with a savory sauce). There was a guy elevated by the bar playing piano. He was a good piano player but his singing left something to be desired.
Morgan Street Brewery – 721 North 2nd Street, St Louis, MO 314-231-9970
Jake’s Steaks – 708 North 2nd Street, St Louis, MO 314-621-8184
The Big Bang Dueling Pianos - 807/809 North 2nd Street, St Louis, MO 314-241-2264
We visited St. Louis the first week of September. The first day it was warm and sunny but we had rain on the second day. The weather cooperated nicely – the rain stopped by noon and although the sun didn’t come out, it at least stayed dry.
If you say near LaClede’s Landing you really don’t need to drive; just walk.