Russo’s Catering

9904 Page Ave
Overland, 63132
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(314) 427-6771

Caterers

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House of Chen

9751 Saint Charles Rock Rd
Overland, 63114
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(314) 423-5443

Chinese

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Mandarin House Restaurant

9150 Overland Plz
Overland, 63114
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My family has been coming here every week for years. By now, the owners know my parents by name. I even had my 16th birthday party here many years ago. This is the best place for dim sum in St. Louis because they have such a huge variety of things they serve yet, they always have all the favorites. This place gets SUPER crowded on Saturdays especially on holidays. I recommend getting there early for sure. Also, they frequently have a coupon in one of the local chinese newpapers. They usually have copies of the newspapers in the front of the restaurant so it usually pays to browse through and check while you're there.
When my wife and I first moved to St. Louis about nine months ago we had no idea there was a significant Chinese population in the city. We're still not exactly sure WHY there are relatively so many Chinese around here - maybe Chicago is too expensive so they moved south, maybe all the foreign exchange students going to Wash U decided to stick around, perhaps the families that first moved here to start restaurants after getting kicked out of California were massive or they had a lot of friends - but whatever the case, we were pleasantly surprised to see AT LEAST FOUR dim sum restaurants in the city in addition to multiple grocery stores and other authentic Chinese restaurants. Coming from New Orleans, where the food is great but the Chinese selection is meh at it's finest, we were pretty ecstatic. We tried Mandarin House for the first time with a group of Yelpers back in January and we haven't stopped coming. In our opinion it is the most well-rounded of the dim sum places. THE GOOD Large Selection: The best thing about Mandarin House is that it offers up several delicious items that aren't served at the other places in St. Louis consistently, or even at all. A lot of these options are a result of them having a chef's station (I don't know what else to call it) right in the middle of the dining room that serve bowls of pretty yummy, but relatively uncommon, items. Our favorite "rarities" include: **Xiaolongbao - Also known as Shanghai Soup Dumplings. The soup broth is INSIDE the dumpling along with the meat. These are not easy to make compared to most other dim sum items. I love seeing it on the carts and will order them every time. **Pig's Blood - Congealed with a sort-of jello texture. It's real good here because they successfully sift out all the particulate to give it a smooth consistency. **Beef Tripe "Soup" - All the dim sum places have the blanched white tripe that's served by cart, but only Mandarin House has the large pieces in the brown broth-y sauce. Rich and full of flavor. **Scallion Pancakes - I admit they aren't made in the best way - they never flatten them out enough so it's almost a little too doughy - but at least they make them fresh! Higher Highs: I think overall, Wonton King is probably more consistent in their quality than Mandarin House, but when Mandarin House gets it going, it's actually really good. They do a fantastic job with some of the dim sum staples, including: **Cheng Fun - rice paper rolls with meat inside. The rolls need to be the right balance between slick and tight. Too slick and the roll falls apart. Too tight and the roll becomes doughy. Mandarin House has the right balance. **Lo Bak Go - also called Turnip Cakes even though they don't actually have any turnip in them. Mandarin House has the push-cart flat-top that they use to finish off this dish before giving it to you so it doesn't dry out. **Ha Gao - the ubiquitous shrimp dumpling. The shell is thin enough to the point of almost being translucent, with a pleasingly smooth, non-sticky texture. The shrimp inside is chopped but not completely pulverized. **Fung Zao - CHICKEN FEET! if you don't deep fry them enough, you can't chew any of it. If it's deep-fried too long, then it's a soggy mess. More often than not, Mandarin House seems to get the texture just right for us. No Waiting: A massive dining area means never having to wait for a table even in the middle of the rush unless you are with a big party, in which case WHY DIDN'T YOU MAKE A RESERVATION you silly goose. THE BAD Non-Existent Pricing Guide: Dim sum is priced by placing dishes into size categories and putting tick marks in each size column based on what you order. It's a pretty simple system. My issue is that they do not have the PRICES for how much each size costs. By now I have the size prices memorized, but that doesn't help a first-timer who may be extremely put-off by having no idea how much money they are spending until they go to pay the bill. This is unfortunately starting to be pretty common among a lot of dim sum places in the US (including the others in St. Louis), but that doesn't mean it's OK for Mandarin House to do it too. PURGATORY Consistency: Don't go late (after 1:30pm). Dim sum by nature requires that many items be prepped in advance. There is no way they are making all those Ha Gao during the rush. They make them all early that morning (my guess is they start at 5am) then steam them in batches during service. The downside is that as business slows down, the batches sit in the carts for longer, losing heat and losing form. This becomes a problem for Mandarin House as it gets closer to the end of dim sum time. Wonton King does a better job of planning out its batches based on customer volume to avoid this issue. Fortunately, during the middle of the rush the food is consistently solid. OVERALL Solid selection, solid execution. It's really simple when you think about it. Good job Mandarin House! We will be back next week.
Best dim sum, friendly crew..we r addicted..we go just about every weekend..for Authentic Chinese food....this is the place.. Our favorite is the sticky rice, Siomai, steam brocollli with oyster sauce, shrimp dumplings, tofu rolls with stuffed meat and brown sauce.... Everything is scrumptious.. Duck...taro with meat inside... Yum This place is always crowded.. Best to go early.. 11 am..

(314) 427-8070

Dim Sum

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Wingstop

9164 Overland Plz
Overland, 63114
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I would come back purely for the ranch dressing... Yes, its that good. There's something about ranch that doesn't taste like it was poured out of a bottle after sitting on a shelf for who knows how long. We got traditional wings, three different flavors, and fries. My husband loves lemon pepper anything and was a huge fan. To me, they tasted a little too artificial and at certain points I was sure I tasted Lysol. The other two flavors were good. The fries were great, still held their potato flavor and didn't taste bad after transporting our food back home. I would eat here again, but I don't think I would ever crave it or make a special trip.
Wingstop deserves some love in st louis! And I need to do some writing! I would pick Wingstop over Buffalo Wild Wings any day! I love how Wingstop makes it fresh right on the stop and love love love the crispiness! SO GOOD! My favorite flavors are the lemon pepper, cajun and garlic parmesan! I thought the garlic parmesan would be as gross as the ones at Buffalo Wild Wings but how wrong was I? The hickory bbq is pretty good, but Im not a fan of bbq sauce! The wings can come out oily...its so delicious, but not so good on the heart! I actually really like their THICK fries surprisingly. Im normally more of a thin fries kind of gal! Anyways, salt and sugar on their fries...yum!! I swear they put crack or something in these fries! Enjoy! :)
Hubby and I ate dinner here yesterday, and we were both very disappointed. The fries have clearly changed, the used to be delicious, now they are the same fries everyone else has, Ugh!! The wings were the worst part, I got all these hard, dry pieces, even with the lemon pepper, they were still horrible. My husbands wings lacked enough garlic on the garlic parm wings. We were just really less than impressed and after having my taste buds completely turned off, I don't think I will be eating wing stop anytime soon, especially after spending damn near $20 on crap!!!

(314) 427-9464

Chicken Wings

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MI Hungry Catering & BBQ

8660 Saint Charles Rock Rd
Overland, 63114
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(314) 427-3368

Barbeque, Soul Food

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Woofies

1919 Woodson Rd
Overland, 63114
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(314) 426-6291

Hot Dogs

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