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The Sweet Horseradish Glaze at Citizen Kane's Steakhouse was made to complement their 22-ounce bone-in pork chop, but customers often request it with their Norwegian salmon and even with steaks.

Q • Recently I had dinner at Citizen Kane’s and had their pork chop. With it came a sauce that seemed to have apple, horseradish and perhaps some cinnamon. It was very different but really good. It really does a great job dressing up the pork chop. — Phil Kneisel

A • The sweet horseradish glaze at Citizen Kane’s Steakhouse is a customer favorite for good reason. Not only does it complement the pork chop, the thin sauce also works well on the grilled salmon. “Some customers even like it with their steak,” manager Tyler Kane says. “We serve it with our 22-ounce thick-as-a-phonebook T-bone pork chop. It’s one of our top sellers. The sauce just adds to its wow factor.”

The chef lightly drizzles the sauce over the chop before it comes to the table. On the plate a small cup of sauce sits beside an apple cinnamon ring. Guests often choose Kane’s creamed spinach or one of three potato dishes as a side dish with the pork. “Our boardinghouse potatoes are my favorite side with the chop,” Kane says. “They’re cubed, flash fried and sautéed with peppers and onions.”

Steaks and chops lead the menu, which also includes chicken, Norwegian salmon, a catch of the day, shrimp scampi and a daily special. Each entree includes a choice of salad or soup plus one side dish. “For vegetarian guests, we offer pasta with vegetables in a Alfredo or marina sauce.”

The iconic steakhouse, opened by Janet and Frank Kane in a beautifully restored Victorian home in Kirkwood, celebrated its 25th year in business this year. Today, four of Frank and Janet Kane’s children work at the restaurant “My sister Linda does the accounting and works the front door,” Tyler Kane says. “Our brother Brendan manages the kitchen. He’s also the utility player on our team — server, bartender, whatever needs doing. The youngest, brother Frankie, works as a bartender two or three nights a week.”

This fall, the Kane family will open Citizen Kane’s Marketplace, a gourmet food and gift shop, in another classic house they restored adjacent to the restaurant. “We’ll be selling the Sweet Horseradish Glaze in the store by mid-September,” Kane says. “We’ll also stock our Barbecue Shrimp Butter, our house-made dressings, Kane’s Steak Seasoning and more.”

If you plan to visit Citizen Kane’s on the weekend, make a reservation or you might be disappointed. After 25 years of great food and service, the steakhouse is a very popular dinner destination.


Citizen Kane’s Steakhouse

133 West Clinton Place, Kirkwood

314-965-9005; citizenkanes.com

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