Happy Hour at Planter's House: A Dynamic Menu of Small Plates and Strong Drinks

Fries with housemade ketchup and remoulade.
The Verdict: From the cocktail list, we tried the Hemingway daiquiri with Cana Brava rum, maraschino liqueur, grapefruit, lime and dark simple syrup. Mixed with a steady hand, the concoction's flavors melded well together in the small glass, a strong, refreshing dose of magical midday indulgence. At only $5 a drink, we'd recommend sampling a couple of different potions to pair with the kitchen's small plates.

The flatbread proved so tasty that we wished it were a bigger portion. Ours came topped with fresh pineapple, arugula, bacon and goat cheese on a crispy crust. In place of popovers, hush puppies were a special option that day, light and perfectly fried corn puffs served with a housemade tartar sauce.

Vanilla wafer cookies with lemon-poppy-seed ice cream.
It's rare that a happy-hour menu offers a dessert option, but like anything else at Planter's House, the overall attention to a balance of the right flavors plays out in the diner's favor. The cookie sandwich of the day featured vanilla wafers filled with lemon-poppy-seed ice cream, leaving the snacking hour on a sweet and decadent high note.

For all those who typically can't make it in time for happy hour during the workweek, Planter's House offers a distinctive alternative worth visiting over the weekend.

Planter's House.
The Rating:
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Previously on Happy Hour Handbook:
- Atomic Cowboy
- Stella Blues
- Triumph Grill
- Lola
- Basso
- Blue Ocean Sushi
- Hwy 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen
- Gringo
- Jax Cafe
- Mile 277 Tap & Grill
- Sandrina's
- Mangia Italiano
- Kirkwood Station Brewing Company
- Steve's Hot Dogs on the Hill

We're always looking for some more happy hour meal deals. E-mail the author at mabel.suen@riverfronttimes.com.

Location Info

Planter's House

1000 Mississippi Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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