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Van Goghz Martini Bar & Bistro - 28 Reviews - 3200 Shenandoah Ave, Saint Louis, MO - Bars, Pubs & Clubs Reviews - Phone (314) 865-3345

Van Goghz Martini Bar & Bistro

3200 Shenandoah Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63104
(314) 865-3345
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I recently hosted a surprise birthday party for my husband at Van Goghz in the party room. We both enjoy the food (especially steak night!) and atmosphere so he would never suspe...


Gone to this bar many times and have always got poor service! Owners friendly enough but employees rude and tend to ignore customers! And they never seem to have same cook. Even d...

My new go-to spot! 1/23/2012

I've had the pleasure of hanging out at Van Goghz since late summer. I go with family and friends and we ALWAYS have a blast!! Love the kaorake, even though my son fired me as a backup singer. more

Best place for dinner AND a surprise party! 11/17/2010

I recently hosted a surprise birthday party for my husband at Van Goghz in the party room. We both enjoy the food (especially steak night!) and atmosphere so he would never suspect a party by going there for a late lunch. Ginger (owner) was excellent about suggesting an appetizer menu for the expected number of people, even substituting in some vegetarian-friendly items to accommodate some of our guests. In addition, she gave our party special pricing on some of my husband's favorite drinks! The party plan specifically stated the final food costs and service fees that exactly matched the bill when I settled up. The overall pricing was a great deal for the venue and the amount of food and drink. Plus, it was great not having to cook or clean up afterwards! On the day of the party, some food was out precisely at the proper time and fresh dishes were added throughout the party permitting a perfect snacking/drinking social atmosphere. Ginger's menu recommendations were perfect because everyone got as much food as they wished, yet very little food was left over. Everyone raved about the pizza, pretzel bites, dips, brownies, martinis, and the sociable size and layout of the party room! Everyone at the party had such a great time! I strongly recommend using Van Goghz to host events because of the cost, simplicity, food, and service. It is a perfect neighborhood dining and entertaining establishment! more

Best Neighborhood Bar/Bistro in St Louis 7/19/2010

I have lived in the area for 2+ years and have always had a great experience at Van Goghz. Recently I got the pleasure of having Shelay be my waitress on a Wednesday night. She is one of the best servers that I have EVER had. Ever. Her naturally pleasant attitude will make any meal, drink or dessert enjoyable. I have tried most things on the menu and have been impressed with all of it. A wide drink menu and laid-back atmosphere add to the experience. This is not an establishment for high-maintenance people. The crowd is very diverse and open minded, it is enjoyable to see a wide range of people mingling in the city without any issues. Hats off to the owners and staff!!!! Pros: Great drinks, great food and great service Cons: Crowded on Wednesdays (but the steak is still worth it) more

Worst Customer Service Experience Of My Life 3/1/2010

This place has the worst customer service I have ever experienced in my entire life. We sat at a table of about 8 people, with a waitress. Drinks took 20-25 minutes to be delivered. Half the time we were all sitting there with empty martini glasses. The food was mediocre at best. Basically frozen Sam's food tossed into a fryer. We gave our waitress a credit card at the beginning of the night. A couple of hours into the night, we were so fed up with the completely awful service that we decided to leave. So we cancel any drink orders were were STILL waiting on and asked for the checks. An hour later (literally), they bring us the checks, only our credit card is missing. They have lost our credit card. It was the only form of payment we had. After another 45 minutes of hashing this out with the bar manager, she tells us to go ahead and leave without paying, because of all that has happened. We are on our way out, and the police show up. Yes, the owner of the bar, going over the bar manger, has called the police. The owner has refused to come out and talk to us up to this point, and she then calls the police. I'm sorry but this is just not how you treat customers. And to clarify, none in our party was even drunk. We were there about 3 hours and only had 2-3 drinks each. We were so annoyed at the end of the night that any buzz we might have had was well worn off by this time. So it's not like they had 8 drunk customers bitching about a lost credit card. We were all sober. So basically, the end of it is that we have to go back to the bar and pay our tab. When something like this goes down, with awful service, and then a lost credit card, I'm sorry but the answer is to comp the bill. We had begun telling our friends how cool this place was, and now our plan is to tell absolutely everyone we know how awful the place is. Pros: Martini's are tasty. Cons: Awful customer service. Terrible second rate food. more

Great Food, Drinks and Staff 7/26/2009

We love this place. Ginger and the staff are always incredibly helpful. Our favorite is breakfast but the Martini's are a huge plus as well. Van Goghz is the perfect neighborhood place where you can stop in, likely run into friends and grab a bite and a drink pretty inexpensively. We've liked the place so much that we have even worked with Ginger for a few events. She has been an excellent and very flexible. Pros: Great prices on Martini's and the Breakfast Rocks Cons: Too far from my house more

What a great neighborhood bistro/martini bar 4/30/2009

Ever since moving to the Tower Grove area last fall, I have found myself walking a few blocks more than once a week, sometimes for more than once a day to this great neighborhood spot. I was so happy to find Van Goghz around the corner as it has it all - great coffee, great food , great drinks and great staff. The atmosphere is very inviting, the staff are super friendly and the food - well it is amazing (large portion and inexpensive price). Whether you live in the neighborhood or just happen to be passing through, stop by Van Goghz- you wont be dissapointed! Pros: There is nothing bad on the menu...and service is GREAT more

Great food,drinks,atmosphere,staff 3/31/2009

This place was recommended by a friend. I am so glad it was....the food, drinks and especially the staff make it worth it every time my friend and I go. Even on a busy day, the staff are friendly and your food arrives piping hot to eat. The atmosphere is very warm and cozy. I highly recommend this place!!!!! 5 stars!!!!!! Pros: Great breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks more

Bad Service 2/3/2009

Gone to this bar many times and have always got poor service! Owners friendly enough but employees rude and tend to ignore customers! And they never seem to have same cook. Even during slow times you get lousy service! Beware not a straight bar! Pros: Food Cons: Service more

this is a gay bar 12/12/2008

This is a gay bar, so if that's what your into you might enjoy it. The service is second rate and the drinks aren't all that reasonably priced. Cons: gay bar more

Best Chicken Dumpling Soup in St. Louis 12/12/2008

This place is just pure and simple GREAT!!! more

my new favorite place 8/27/2008

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. more

Bad service - good food and drink 6/25/2008

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. Pros: Great selection of martinis and beer Cons: Bad service all the time more

bad service 6/24/2008

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. Pros: the food Cons: the bartenders attitude more

Super atmoshpere, drinks, food... 6/9/2008

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, Pros: Service, Selection, Atmosphere, Location Cons: Can't think of any more

Don't go here... 5/9/2008

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. Pros: Neighborhood convenience Cons: Terrible service more

Hidden discovery 9/16/2007

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. Pros: Price was appropriate for the drinks. Cons: The Choc Cherry Martini...never mix Baileys with Grenadine..YUK! more

Fantasic appetizers & people!! 7/14/2007

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! more

We had a wonderful time! 11/14/2006

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! more

customer service is tops. drinks are perfect. great food. 8/30/2006

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! more

Fresh and Fun 8/14/2006

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! Pros: great menu for food and drinks, great atmosphere Cons: 3 out of 4 visits the service was timely more
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    Tower Grove East, Saint Louis