The Grand Hall, with its sweeping archway, fresco and gold leaf detailing, mosaics and art glass windows, stands 65 feet at its tallest point. One can imagine the incredible impression the room created in 1894 on opening day.
Recently renovated, restored and re-opened with lounge seating and a bar, The Grand Hall continues to awe visitors as the Union Station Hotel’s lobby and lounge area.
As a St. Louis landmark rich in history, The Grand Hall now functions as a fabulous destination to enjoy a drink and tasty bite to eat. The wide selection of small plates, expertly prepared by executive chef Russel Cunningham, and full bar allows guests to share food among friends alongside a cocktail or linger over a meal. Chef Cunningham brings more than 20 years of culinary experience, including upscale restaurants, country clubs, convention centers, and five diamond hotels.
Signature menu items include Slow Roasted Pork Belly, Oysters Rockefeller, Mussels and Grilled Flatbreads made with local artisan cheese, cured meats and fresh produce. The Grand Hall provides an extensive beverage offering of fine crated beers and microbrews from local and regional brewers, wines, and signature, railroad-themed cocktails.
Beyond the history and the food, the Grand Hall Experience at Union Station is complete with the first of its kind high-definition projection mapping experience in the United States. Projected on the Grand Hall’s 65-foot tall ceilings and across the entire space. Created by Technomedia, an award-winning collaborator with entertainment companies like Cirque du Soleil, NBC Studios, JRA and many others. This incredible 3D mapping immersive experience is the first of its kind in the US. Hotel guests of all ages will enjoy the 10+ stories being told though sound, music and cutting edge 3D animation. Behind these Walls, Under the Sea, Trains and Dimensional Hall are some of the shows currently playing. Revisit Union Station’s past in a video narrated by actor John Goodman that features photos of the landmark train station and its passengers. The vignettes also feature narration by actor Jon Hamm and sportscasters Bob Costas, Dan Dierdorf, and Joe Buck.
If you want to experience this building coming to life, literally… don’t miss the Grand Hall Experience at Union Station.