Clayton >Food & Dining > Sasha's
706 De Mun Ave, St Louis, MO | Directions 6310538.638413 -90.307592
Mon - Sat, 11am - 1:30am; Sun, 10am - midnight
Neighborhoods: Saint Louis, Clayton
Cool place, slow service – We went to the one on Shaw. Love the atmosphere, the fire pit outside and fireplace inside are a nice touch. The music was very loud and it is hard to talk to each other. The food was good and reasonably priced. The service is terribly slow. The server was nice (Adam) but it took a long time to get drinks and order. Probably because he was one of the bartenders and also the server. Go here when you aren't on a time schedule so you don't get upset when it takes awhile. We will go back, there are many more crepes I want to try!
Nix the 80's music – Great ambience including a wood burning fireplace. Excellent wine and cheese. Pleasant staff, even if they are quite impressed with themselves. But why oh why play the worst '80's music you can imagine? We're missing the joke.
Sasha's - Won't go there again! – Went to Sasha's a few weeks ago. I'm leery of "tip-jacking" (when you pay by credit card and the staff changes a digit on the "tip" line to a bigger number), so I did what I always do when I pay by credit card: I followed the "tip with cash" rule.
So on the tip line, I wrote: "0 / CASH", and I gave the waitress/bartender a $10 tip on a $30 tab. I thought that was pretty good, especially considering that the service was slow.
When I got my credit card statement, I noticed that my charge was not $30 (as it shows on my receipt), but $36 (yes, I got ripped off even though I tried to protect myself against it). I called them, hoping to get a gift card for a few bucks, maybe a free glass of wine or something.
The bartender said he'd call the manager and get back to me. It's been 10 days, and I haven't heard a thing. I'm not going to make a federal case over $6, but the principal of being ripped off AFTER giving a tip that was larger than it should have been in the first place made it easy for me to cross Sasha's off of my "cool places to take a date" list.
Love this place! – We go here 2-3 times a week! Sometimes on dates, sometimes with a group of friends...either way, the atmosphere is perfect and we always have great time. Yeah, service is slow, but we're always settled in to hang out for a couple of hours so it's never bothered me at all.
The pizzas are delicious, the smoked salmon and trout are to die for, and OMG try the Crepe Amy if its the last thing you do. Try splitting a bottle of wine (or two!)- one glass is never enough, especially since they have such a great selection!
Good food, not enough of it. – We went to Sasha's tonight for an early dinner, and while our experience was not overwhelmingly bad, I doubt we'll ever go back. Actually, after dinner there, we had to go somewhere else to complete the meal, because the portions they served were not sufficient. We actually left and ran to Schnuck's and bought bowls of soup immediately afterwords.
My boyfriend ordered the lamb chops. For 12.95 there, he got 4 lamb chops, each chop was about two bites of food. Two very small dolmades, and 2 half spears of asparagus. This was all served on this ridiculous tiny triangle plate. Maybe if they had served it on a real plate they could have fit more then 2 half spears of asparagus on it. This was all served over a bland unseasoned bed of field greens that I'm sure was meant for garnish, however, if you order this, you will probably eat them out of desperation.
I ordered the Smoked Salmon and Trout crepe. They were out of Salmon, so I approved them to make me a Smoked Trout only crepe. It was very good. I also paid 12.95 for this. All I got was the crepe. I concede it was very good, and unlike anything I had ever had before, but some sides would have been nice, especially at that price. Also, it was a very strongly flavored dish, and some sides would have given me some variety to mellow out the strength of its flavor.
The wait staff was satisfactory, but not exceptional, several times I felt that they gave preference to customers who were obviously familiar with them then to us, but we were never left waiting too long. We dined at around 5pm on a Monday, so it was mostly empty.
Additionally, I completely sympathize with the neighbors who complain about parking. I used to have an apartment across the street from a bar, so I know first hand how terrible it is, to come home from a hard days work, with a car full of groceries in the rain, and find out that the nearest parking is almost a block away.
All said, at the end, we both felt that we could have gone to any of the other delicious restaurants on south grand, and received a meal that was equal too or better then, for superior value, and actually been satisfied with our portions.
Awesome place. – I am so surprised by some of the reviews that I've read. I go to Sasha's frequently and I always have a good time. The wine selection is excellent and there are many tasty menu options such as the smoked salmon--love those capers and onions! and the traditional Greek salad. I've had every pizza on the menu and they are all delicious. And Jesus! The cheeses! The food presentation is dazzling.
The interior is really neat too. I love that the whole front wall opens up to the side walk patio. It feels very European.
I think I've been served by most of the bartending staff and we're always met by prompt greetings, menus and waters. They remember what my friends and I drink. Sasha's is cool because it can be a casual hangout or a nicer date place. It's relaxed atmosphere combined with it's sophisticated menus and awesome location make for a really great place to hang.
And I LOVE that Sasha's is also pet-friendly. It's definitely my kind of place.
Good food - bad odor – We really enjoyed the food - the smoked trout salad, Greek salad, and olives - were all excellent. And the decor was very good also. However, the smell in the establishment was one of the worst we ever experienced. It seemed to be a bad combination of smoke, burnt crepes, and believe it or not, CAT. We had to go home and wash our clothes and take showers. By the way, what is a cat doing in a restaurant? We would like to go back, but not until the city of St. Louis wakes up to the rest of the country and bans smoking and animals in restaurants!!!
The Worst Service Experience! – Sasha's Wine Bar has good wine and food, however, I have never been so insulted like I was this past Saturday night. I arrived at the bar to a dining room that was full, we waited a few minutes for a few seats to open up, which happened to be at the bar. We were greeted by Kevin, a bartender, and he asked if we were eating. We declined and said just drinks and that we needed a minute. A few minutes later a table opened and we sat right next to the bar. The table still had dirty glasses and the guest check still on the table. We put the dishes at the end of the table to be removed by one of the service personell. I gave Kevin about another 8 min. before I went up and told him to tell whoever had that table we would like to order a few drinks. He stated everyone shares the tables, so I restated that we would like to order drinks. After 5 more minutes a group of 6 girls walked in and sat down at a table. Kevin, after making his rounds at his other tables, went directly over to take a drink order from the women. He must of sensed us glaring at him because he immediately came over to take our drink order. He took our order and went back to the table of 6 women. After another 5 min. without any drinks, he proceeded to bring a bottle of wine over to the women opened it and poured a glass for each of them. 5 more minutes after that we stopped him and angrily asked him where our drinks were. He went and got three glasses of red wine, one was suppose to be a white, and told me that they were out of the beer that I had ordered. We were in disbelief, because instead of appollogizing he began to make excuses that another girl was suppose to bring us our drinks. We recapped the sequence of events with him and he began to make more excuses. He told us that he thought we already had drinks looking to the pile at the end of the table and the guest check still there. He then proceeded to take an attitude that we we were in the wrong. We got right up and walked out, enraged.
Rude, Disrespectful service – We walked in with another couple who frequents this place on Saturday night, 1/16. All tables were occupied, so we took a spot at the bar and reviewed the wine list. We noticed that a party got up and left a table, so we moved to the recently vacated table. We moved the dirty dishes and the bill from the previous party to the edge of the table for easy cleanup and patiently waited for someone to tend to us.
For 15 minutes, we were not acknowledged by any of the staff; the dirty dishes and the previous party's bill still sat. We saw a group of about 6 ladies walk in, sit down and get served right away. The waiter/bartender happened to look over at our table, so we waved him over so he could take our order. When he finally took our order, we were grateful and polite. And yet it took at least another 15 minutes for 3 glasses of wine and a beer to arrive. Within this 15 minutes, the party of young women, that came in at least 15 minutes after us, had been tended to 3 times by this same waiter while we sat there with dirty dishes and the last party's bill in front of us. He finally delivered our order, less the beer (which the bartender didn't realize they were out of). There was no apology, so we asked for the owner or the manager--neither of which were available according to him. We asked him if he realized how long we had been there, with dirty dishes and someone else's bill (which could have had a lot of cash or credit card info) and he claimed that he thought we were already taken care of because he saw all the dishes. As said earlier, the dishes were all in a pile at the edge of the table with the bill. He argued with us, still did not offer an apology and as he walked away said "well, I wouldn't have sat at a dirty table." With no other tables available, anybody would have sat at the next available table, knowing that it would (normally) immediately been cleaned and the prior bill retrieved. We immediately left and will never go back. Inexcusable!
Think about it – I want those who come to eat at Shasha's on Shaw to realize that when they do not park in front of Shasha's, THEY ARE PARKING WHERE PEOPLE THAT ACTUALLY LIVE ON THE STREET NEED TO PARK. I think it is very rude when I come home at night from work and there are many cars in front of my home, and many others, that do not even live here and that are in Shasha's. It has become insane trying to find a parking place WHERE I LIVE. It has become so bad that the people that actually live on the street have to park two to three blocks away -sometimes more- from their home. Grocery shopping has become a burden as well due to this, imagine yourself having to deal with this before you come and park in front of our homes. Some of you are also correct, they are very rude. The owner has been consulted about this, and seems not to care, which is no suprise seeing as they have their own fenced-in parking in the back and no one is taking up their spaces. I guess it pays to be very rude and rich. Its funny really, most coming to this part of the neighborhood with a mercedes and BMW's. Each good turn deserves another.
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