This restaurant and bar has a great space, vibe, and decor and an excellent brunch.
Unfortunately for me, I'm not often near this neighborhood so I've visited it only a couple times (once shortly after they opened). It can be tough to find if you aren't familiar with the area as well and Martin Luther King Way (with the light rail down the middle can be tough to navigate--u-turns required). Otherwise, I suspect I'd be a regular. It certainly looks like an excellent place for happy hour, dessert and drinks, or dinner before or after a show.
However, won me over on my most recent visit because their food, drink and decor at brunch also won over my mom -- who would love to go back.
Honestly, the dessert alone might have won our loyalty - crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside vegan doughnuts with a super-charged raspberry-flavored dream of a dipping sauce.
I probably wouldn't have indulged, but who can say no to mom?
St. Dames does not serve the best vegan biscuits and gravy with a green side in town, but that's just because the competition is so fierce. (Wayward Vegan Cafe's Biscuits Maximus ((or minimus if you are feeling dainty)) takes it for me - super kale and the best mushroom gravy with Cafe Flora's southern plate - spicy collard greens and the best rosemary biscuits - a close second). Still, a good version.Pros: Comfortable space & decor, Nice bar/cocktails, Good menu options
Cons: Location-can be tough to find, Not the best biscuits in town