Who is the best, number 1 rooster in all of the world? This guy:
What is the best, number 1 rooster in all of America? Well, this place:
Let me start off by saying this: Foghorn Leghorn is my most favorite cartoon character of all time. I can't tell if it is his attitude or his swagger but he has always made me laugh and always stays with me. This restaurant, named Rooster, and owned by the same people as Bailey's Range, is right up there on the same level as Foghorn. This restaurant is awesome.
I took my wife and kids here and we all ordered something different. The wait staff was great with kids and there wasn't this air of stuffiness like so many great restaurants. What makes coming with kids good, is that the kids get a sheet of paper and crayons. While that may sound lame, at first, if the kids do a good drawing of a rooster, they will hang it on the wall.
Rooster is great because unlike other places, it only does breakfast or brunch. It isn't open late at night or even in the late afternoon so it takes care of that wonderful first or second meal of the day. I ordered the eggs over the potatoes and andouille sausage. The potatoes were cooked perfectly with a light crisp crunch on the outside and soft on the inside with proper seasoning. The sausage with great with a good bite to them. There was a hint of heat but not enough to scare anyone away from them. The eggs tasted delicious and were cooked wonderfully. I ordered a side of bacon and I received what could have been the best bacon in the ST. Louis area. It wasn't too salty or smokey and just had the right balance of flavors. My order was an easy 4 out of 5 stars.
One of my sons ordered the pizza crepe and completely demolished it. He told me that he had to destroy it because it was so good. It was a crepe filled with cheese and tomatoes. It really did taste like a pizza. I'd give it a 3 out of 5.
My wife ordered the smoked salmon and capers and even though it was delicious, she felt that the crepe was missing a few more ounces of salmon. She guessed at maybe only having 2-3 ounces of salmon which at other places, is far less than what they would like. Perhaps if this crepe had about 5-6 ounces of salmon, she would have liked it better. A 3 out of 5.
The thing is, besides the savory dishes, the fried apple dessert, in the crepe, was very tasty and had everyone at the table reaching over to eat it. I can't say now that anything that this owner has is bad as everything that I have tried at any of the restaurants has turned out good. So, I would suggest checking them out, easy parking across the street, in a non-busy part of downtown, definitely go to Rooster.
1104 Locust St, St Louis, MO 63101