Where in St. Louis can you get a delicious brunch buffet, complete with an omelet station AND including a brunch beverage of a mimosa OR a Bloody Mary? For $15.95? Really? YES! Three Monkeys (http://3monkeysstl.com/ ) on Morganford and Juniata in South City St. Louis is awesome. The ambiance is relaxed and fun, and the food is delish!
I started going back for the Macaroni & Cheese. Please note: it’s capitalized. As a mac ‘n cheese connoisseur, most restaurants fall flat on their faces with this tried and true soul food staple. Sweetie Pie’s is truly my personal standard-setter, so use that as a guide when I tell you that I really enjoyed the mac ‘n cheese at Three Monkeys. It’s lighter, but the flavor is unmistakably soulful. Someone is COOKIN’ in that kitchen!
Last Sunday, they had something different. They offered poached salmon on the carving station at the omelet bar. They also had prime rib. It was succulent, tender, and served with a standard horseradish sauce. There is also a pasta bar, where you can choose mix-ins for your freshly prepared pasta dish.
Of course, they offer delicious standard brunch staples. The biscuits and gravy, eggs, an egg-based casserole, pancakes and waffles, BACON, and desserts are present. Peel and eat shrimp, mussels, fresh fruit and salad offer lighter options when you’ve had too much gravy.
My favorite part of Three Monkeys is the service. It’s never “miss.” The servers are always fast and personable. The station attendants are always friendly and patient. And every time a back-of-the-house person comes out to refresh the buffet, they SMILE! It’s the little things.
Next time you need a casual, relaxed, and home-hitting brunch experience, head to Three Monkeys. We frequently do, and we’re NEVER dissatisfied!