Lots of positive changes since the new ownership. The name of the restaurant is now Pumpernickles Delicatessen. I have eaten here before and after the new ownership change, April 2012. The restaurant has gone through a renovation, new booths, new table tops and chairs. The bathrooms are brand new and very clean. The decor is very comfortable with a contemporary look and feel.Deals - I've been there on Sunday's and Monday's when the restaurant is pretty busy. Monday they offer a great deal: 1/2 off the price of a Non-Specialty sandwich with the purchase of a beverage. Pick Two offered anytime and another good deal. - I've had the chicken salad sandwich and it was very good. I usually get the "Pick Two", which is a 1/2 of sandwich and choice of soup or salad. I get 1/2 a chicken salad sandwich and the Mish Mosh Soup (basically a mix of most everything else in addition to the traditional chicken noodle soup) The soup is great. In addition to the chicken noodle soup, it has a matzo ball, kasha, and had pretty good chunks of pulled chicken. All for only $7.99 (add $1.00 for the Mish Mosh Soup).Other foods I've tried - The cheesecake is pretty darn good here.Corned Beef - Since the new ownership the portions have increased and even the slice of rye bread is a bit thicker. Corned beef sandwich is very good and enough meat to satisfy. Want more, then order the NY size. The basic sandwich is $8.50 and if you want all lean you can get it for a little more. The NY size sandwich is $13.50.Salami - I've had it and pretty good too.Smoked Fish - Bagels and Lox: I've had it and really good. They even have hand carved off the fish Nova lox for only an additional $1.00 when getting the platter; and the Nova lox platter is only $11.99. Comes with the normal sides of choice of bagel, capers, onion, cream cheese, and tomato.
I looked up Booster's Cafe after reading about it in St Louis Magazine. As I entered the door I felt like I was back in 1985 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Why? The owner/managers first opened an American style restaurant there where one could get a real hamburger and fries, pancakes and other food that reminded an American of home. I was elated to find them in St Louis after so many years and the food lived up to my expectations. Gone are the hamburgers and in their place is a breakfast that is out of this world as well as sandwiches, soups and other delights. The carrot-ginger soup was smooth and tangy, although I would have liked a stronger ginger taste, it was devine. I am going back today and taking some of my family because this is a place that deserves lots of business for what it meant to so many Americans abroad and the delightful food they have brought St. Louis! Check it out!
The food is good but the service sucks. I order for my office often, and every time I call to place an order I'm placed on hold immediately, which is not a problem, but I'm holding for at LEAST 15 minutes. I ALWAYS have to hang up and call back which also sucks because they don't have call waiting so I'll get a busy signal quite often. SO I continue to call until someone answers again, and then they MAY take my order right away. It's crazy I have set in my mind, if we're getting diner I have to dedicate 30 minutes JUST TO PLACE THE ORDER! Once you go in and get the food its ok, but the order process EVEN IF ITS NOT BUSY is TERRIBLE!!! Good Food, Definitely need to work on the service
This place has delicious EVERYTHING! My older sister is a picky eater, when it comes to Chinese food, and she said, "this is the best Chinese food I've ever had," when I bought her dinner. The food is very rich and flavorful. My youngest daughter, who doesn't really care for Chinese food, will actually eat stuff here, which says a lot. I brag about this place, all the time. The only thing that creeps me out is the hair that grows out of the guy's mole, who takes your orders. EEEEKKKKKKKKK!!! Creepy. Other than that, it's GREAT!! I am saving a star because I haven't had anything that has just BLOWN MY MIND, at this place. But it IS great, no doubt.