In 1991, Saint Louis Club leaders formed a Menu Committee to research the needs and desires of members. The work of the committee resulted in the adoption of the following Mission Statement:
“The Saint Louis Club strives to be the
foremost dining club in the Midwest. Achievement of this goal depends upon the
ability to serve consistently high quality, predictable, and on occasion, extraordinary, food in a comfortable
and elegant atmosphere that is pleasing to the members and guests.
Responsibility for attainment of this objective is shared equally by
membership, management, staff, and the Board of Directors.”
In recent years, The Saint Louis Club has attempted to shed a
bit if its “predictability,” but we
have preserved and expanded our reputation for “extraordinary” dining. In 2017, the Club completed a $1.8 million
renovation of our 14th Floor, removing our lovely-but-dated French
furnishings and finishes, removing the heavy draperies, woodwork and walls that
hid our stunning views of St. Louis and replacing them with the huge, open,
denim-friendly, tech-friendly All-Day Café space we have now, where members
gather wearing everything from sports jerseys to black-tie finery.
Over time … like many city clubs after the 2008 recession, Saint
Louis Club became a “best-kept secret” that couldn’t afford to remain a secret
… and survive. Our forward-thinking leaders decided to study the trends, study
our market, study our competition, ask our members (and their children), and,
based on the wisdom they collected, they launched a plan to go beyond survival to resilience and
relevance with a happy, hip, friendly space that preserved the approachable
elegance of our other two more-formal floors but welcomes a new generation.
Now, our members still get to enjoy our time-honored
traditions, but they enjoy them in a fresh facility, with updated technology
and the pure gold of a younger, more diverse member population.