The Historic Tenderloin Room Gets A Fresh New Look

Together, The Tenderloin Room and The Chase Park Plaza share a historic prominence in city of St. Louis. The Tenderloin Room, nestled between The Chase Park Plaza lobby and Private Residences lobby, opened inside the hotel in the early 1960’s. The family-owned steak house is one of the most well-known in St. Louis, as well as across the country.

Tenderloin Room Interior

Photo Credit: Ed Aller

The Karagiannis family has run the Tenderloin Room since the beginning, but recently handed over ownership to a group of local men – Ben Strake, Bob Brazell, and Rick DeStefane. Brazell and Strake met with the Karagiannis’ for nearly a year, before and after the purchase, to benefit from their institutional history and knowledge and to ensure the steak house continues exceptional food, service, and dining experiences (St. Louis Magazine).

During the transition, the new ownership team recognized an opportunity to revamp and restore the historic restaurant. They understood the importance of maintaining the steak house’s character and, therefore, kept the traditional dark wood and rich ambiance. Brand new entrees, appetizers, small plates and cocktails hit the menu, while classic, high-quality steaks remain, such as the best-selling pepperloin a la tenderloin and filet mignon. The restaurant was closed briefly for these renovations, but reopened on December 16th with an exciting new dining experience for St. Louis locals and hotel guests.

Tenderloin Room Steak

Photo Credit: Ed Aller

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and George Clooney are just a few of the famous faces that have dined in this historic steak house. Make sure to experience the Tenderloin Room the next time you #StaySonesta at The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel.

Read more about the interior renovations, menu changes, and historic past here.

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