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Friday Food Critic: Russell's Cafe & Bakery

Each week, we nominate a new restaurant for you to review. That's right, you're the local expert. The best part? You could be selected for a $10 gift card to a restaurant of your choice. Each week, we'll randomly select three reviewers from across the St.

When it comes to restaurants, Fenton and High Ridge have it covered.

We have some great local places that could be considered community gems; we have some restaurants that aren't exactly mom-and-pop but are unique to the area; and we certainly—for better or for worse—have plenty of chains lining our main streets.

But what we don't have is a consistent food critic to tell us what's good and what's not. 

That's where you come in.

It's your community. You eat the food. You tell us when it hits the mark.

That's the mission of the Friday Food Critic column, where each week we will put a different restaurant on the block. You tell us how you feel about it, what dishes are good, who has the best drink specials and so forth.

This week's restaurant is Russell's Cafe & Bakery, 958 Brookwood Center, Fenton. 

To review , simply click on their name (or ). You'll be directed toward their community listing in our places directory, where you can rate them on a five-star system or write a personal review.

At Patch, we believe your words of wisdom are as good as any food critic out there. The best part? You could be selected for a $10 gift card to a restaurant of your choice. Each week, we'll randomly select three reviewers from across the St. Louis area.

What are you waiting for? Let the reviewing begin!

KATH55 August 31, 2012 at 07:05 PM
They have good variety of bakery goods - giant, yummy cupcakes - also mini cupcakes. A little pricey, but worth it, especially for a special occasion. Haven't been since the recent re-modeling, but looking forward to stopping by soon.
Lauren Lodwick August 31, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Everything is fabulous here. The flavors of the salads and sandwiches are excellent. Thank goodness we have something of this caliber in Fenton. The evening snack menu is excellent and goes well with their beer and wine selection. The walnut pesto is to die for.
Patricia Aman August 31, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Russell's is a very unique cafe & restaurant in this area. The Greek Salad is one of my favorites. Fresh greens, tasty olives and great feta make it very special. All of his creations have the "Russell" touch. Deserts are so "sinful". He uses only the best and freshest ingredients for all his creations. He can turn a chocolate cake into a CHOCOLATE CAKE. His new site has increased space in his restaurant and has a very nice, quiet, cozy atmosphere. A GREAT place to go for a meal!
Nancy Waller September 04, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Russell's Cafe is so different from any other place. They have unique sandwiches and the desserts are the best anywhere. Try their cookies, brownies or cake and you will fall in love with them.
Kathy September 04, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Chocolate chip gooey butter is outstanding. The service is excellant and everyone is always very friendly. New wine and appetizer menu is a great plus. If you haven't tried it, you're missing out.

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