The Bottom Line
- Set in St. Louis' most notorious and historic home
- Inn offers huge rooms with original furnishings
- Broad menu of traditional classics
- Eager, friendly and talkative staff
- The nearby interstate can be noisy
- Food is a bit pricey
- Busy on weekends and in October
- Location: 3322 DeMenil Place, St. Louis
- Phone: (314) 664-8024
- Lunch Hours: Monday - Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Dinner Hours: Tuesday - Saturday
5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (reservations recommended)
- Sunday Family Style Dinner: 11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$16.95 for all-you-can eat
- Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: Friday and Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
$48.95 includes four-course meal and wine with entree
- Bed & Breakfast (six Suites):
Sunday - Thursday $115 - $145
Friday & Saturday $145 - $195
Holidays $170 - $245
- Haunted Tours: Mondays, 7:00 p.m.
$10 per person
Guide Review - There's More to the Lemp Than Ghosts and Goosebumps
Even without its macabre history, the Lemp Mansion would rank among St. Louis' most historic homes. The Lemps once ruled over the second largest brewery in the U.S., and the family home is everything you'd expect from such a dynasty. But the Lemp history is also among the nation's most chilling. In a span of two generations, four members of the Lemp family committed suicide. It's that history, combined with hundreds of stories of ghostly encounters, that earns the Lemp a place among the nation's most haunted houses.
St. Louis' Most Unique Restaurant and Bed & Breakfast
Today, the home's reputation makes it one of St. Louis' most interesting restaurants and popular bed & breakfasts. The thirty-three room mansion still has original furnishings and a distinctive victorian and art deco decor. The restaurant is divided among four semi-formal dining rooms, but each feels like it was once your grandma's living room or parlor. The bar's tucked in a room of it's own and looks like a well-designed basement bar in South St. Louis (right down to the basic bar stools and the fish trophy above the bar). All-in-all, most visitors are very impressed with the Lemp's historic yet homey atmosphere.