Bixby's, on the second floor of the Missouri History Museum has rather a different formula for brunch, part buffet and part sit-down. And, for those who are gourmands (or merely curious) as well as gourmets, one may order as much and as often as desired from the sit-down portion of the menu. One price covers everything, including mimosas.
The photo here shows an egg Benedict. They were, the day of my visit, also offering a mushroom benedict which was quite good as well, and the hollandaise was quite proper, a little sharp with lemon, just the way I prefer it. The classic French style is much more about butter and egg, but I cut my hollandaise teeth in New Orleans and love how that take avoids the egg-on-egg-ness in a Benedictine situation. (I'm also not crazy about custard sauce on bread pudding for the same reason.)
So I wrote about it for Dining, the food section of St. Louis Magazine's blog, and you can read that here. A strong recommendation for reservations, even if it's ten minutes before you leave the house. And don't forget, right now the Route 66 exhibition is open.
Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd.
Brunch Sun., Lunch, Mon.-Sat.