Cafe 37/Roper's Saloon reviews?
yuk

Garnett, KS

#21 Dec 19, 2012
Ate there once and wasn't impressed. Stopped in last week to ropers and house wine is over 7 bucks for one glass. Ala carte rocks! Love trying the daily specials.
Ala carte

Ava, MO

#22 Dec 21, 2012
Where is Ala carte located?
one who knows

Columbia, MO

#23 Jan 2, 2013
I wouldnt recommend cafe 37 to my worst enemy, Owner is a Crook and cheats people out of money.
Definitely not business minded.
Cindy Lu Lu

Willow Springs, MO

#24 Jan 2, 2013
one who knows wrote:
I wouldnt recommend cafe 37 to my worst enemy, Owner is a Crook and cheats people out of money.
Definitely not business minded.
Amen to that!
Classy

Des Moines, IA

#25 Jan 2, 2013
I have gone into Cafe 37 and Ropers many times for lunch and dinner. I have always found their food to be very good. Yes, it is more upscale than Ruby Weekdays, and you aren't packed in like herded cattle like they do at Colton's. One of the reasons I like going to Cafe 37/Ropers is that it IS more for adults who like an evening out without the kids. There is no need to yell at each other like a crowded franchise restaurant that just tries to get you in and out so they can serve more people. There are no babies screaming. The owner, Toni, is very, very nice. Is she boisterous and outgoing? No, she is professional and courteous. If you want cheap wine or drinks, go to the local gas station, turned laundrymat, turned beer bar.
Cafe69--Dopers Salon

Ozark, MO

#26 Jan 3, 2013
Classy wrote:
I have gone into Cafe 37 and Ropers many times for lunch and dinner. I have always found their food to be very good. Yes, it is more upscale than Ruby Weekdays, and you aren't packed in like herded cattle like they do at Colton's. One of the reasons I like going to Cafe 37/Ropers is that it IS more for adults who like an evening out without the kids. There is no need to yell at each other like a crowded franchise restaurant that just tries to get you in and out so they can serve more people. There are no babies screaming. The owner, Toni, is very, very nice. Is she boisterous and outgoing? No, she is professional and courteous. If you want cheap wine or drinks, go to the local gas station, turned laundrymat, turned beer bar.
yes, more for adults with no kids, kinda a place where gays would enjoy, dark and empty.
TootsiePop123

Sparta, MO

#27 Jan 3, 2013
"kinda a place where gays would enjoy" - that's an educated observation right there - thanks for sharing, move along.....

Classy... I, too, have gone into Cafe 37 and Ropers more than a few times, and I enjoy their food, as well. I've spent a lot of time "out and about," though... and the food and drink offered at Cafe 37/Roper's doesn't quite match the cost/quality standard ratio offered elsewhere. Ha... I recently sat at the bar and over heard someone order a round of Jaeger bombs - the look on his face when he saw his tab was priceless. Why? Because their shots cost $7.00 a pop - a large bottle of Jagermeister costs $20.00. I don't know exactly how many shots are in a bottle that size, but it's more than 30, so that's a hell of a mark-up. And Red Bull (the other half of the drink) is $2.00 a can. Can't justify that price. Hell, I've never seen it more than $5.00, and that was in a major metropolitan concert venue. But I digress.... the cost of the food isn't any more impressive.$15 a plate for pasta?

Look, I'm not saying the food isn't well-done. I know there's been issues with chefs and changing hands, and there was recently a really big staff turnover in general, and I know the person acting as chef right now has exhausted herself trying to hold it all together and keep it looking good amid all the changes. And the food quality has never suffered. But the prices, the prices have got to go down. Or Miss Toni needs to just confess that she's not really interested in catering to the locals at all - or anyone, really.

I've met, Toni, too. She is very nice, and I found her to be an enjoyable conversationalist. However, I think it's funny that you address an imaginary criticism. No one in this thread has accused her of being boisterous and outgoing. I have heard, elsewhere, vicious rumors that I won't repeat here, because it's not appropriate or relevant, but it highlights one thing I've learned to count on in this town: people talk. Whether or not it's true, people talk, and they will repeat what they hear. I'm glad Toni has someone looking out for her, ready to step in and defend her. I hope that she, if she cares at all, has the stones to do the same for her enterprise, and her employees.

Anyway, to the original question - it's not a bad place to go. It's good for a date night. Just be sure you know what to expect when you go in - I got caught off guard by Jack Bracket's band once (and they're great), but I was looking for a low-key dinner. And make sure you have a little extra to spend.
whatever

Ozark, MO

#28 Jan 3, 2013
I don't mind paying a little bit more for a meal if it is worth it. But, frankly, the food isn't that great. In fact, it isn't that good! It seems they are always having chef or other kinds of problems with the help. After this long, though, I have to wonder if it is the people working for the boss or the boss. Given what I have witnessed, I am going to say it is the Boss. I have given that place too many chances and probably won't be going back unless it is for a special event.
Q Rios

Sparta, MO

#29 Jan 9, 2013
So, what's with all the staff from Ruby Tuesday's migrating to Cafe 37? What is that about?
Blue

Ozark, MO

#30 Jan 10, 2013
cad wrote:
Baked potatoes at Rubys are small.
But the mamms are large and juicy.
Dynasty

Willow Springs, MO

#31 Jan 10, 2013
I tell ya a place we have found, and that is a place called Pig'n N Grin'n. It has wonderful food and excellent service. They even have live music on the weekends. Very reasonable prices. Try them out. all made from scratch. Rolls are fantastic!!
who cares

Ozark, MO

#32 Jan 10, 2013
Q Rios wrote:
So, what's with all the staff from Ruby Tuesday's migrating to Cafe 37? What is that about?
the only ones that migrated were the LGBT's
LOL

Canada

#33 Jan 11, 2013
Classy wrote:
I have gone into Cafe 37 and Ropers many times for lunch and dinner. I have always found their food to be very good. Yes, it is more upscale than Ruby Weekdays, and you aren't packed in like herded cattle like they do at Colton's. One of the reasons I like going to Cafe 37/Ropers is that it IS more for adults who like an evening out without the kids. There is no need to yell at each other like a crowded franchise restaurant that just tries to get you in and out so they can serve more people. There are no babies screaming. The owner, Toni, is very, very nice. Is she boisterous and outgoing? No, she is professional and courteous. If you want cheap wine or drinks, go to the local gas station, turned laundrymat, turned beer bar.
Upscale? There is absolutely NOTHING upscale in West Plains, MO. But thanks! You made me laugh.
Raw Dawg Ricky

Washington, DC

#34 Jan 12, 2013
Awful. And upidy place ran by a self righteous owner who has her head up her ass to make her self feel like the upper class talk of the town.
bcauseIdontNO

Ozark, MO

#35 Jan 12, 2013
who cares wrote:
<quoted text>the only ones that migrated were the LGBT's
What the heck is LGBT ?
Classy

Des Moines, IA

#36 Jan 13, 2013
I used boisterous and outgoing as an example of what the owner is not. I did not indicate that anyone stated such.
TootsiePop123 wrote:
"kinda a place where gays would enjoy" - that's an educated observation right there - thanks for sharing, move along.....
Classy... I, too, have gone into Cafe 37 and Ropers more than a few times, and I enjoy their food, as well. I've spent a lot of time "out and about," though... and the food and drink offered at Cafe 37/Roper's doesn't quite match the cost/quality standard ratio offered elsewhere. Ha... I recently sat at the bar and over heard someone order a round of Jaeger bombs - the look on his face when he saw his tab was priceless. Why? Because their shots cost $7.00 a pop - a large bottle of Jagermeister costs $20.00. I don't know exactly how many shots are in a bottle that size, but it's more than 30, so that's a hell of a mark-up. And Red Bull (the other half of the drink) is $2.00 a can. Can't justify that price. Hell, I've never seen it more than $5.00, and that was in a major metropolitan concert venue. But I digress.... the cost of the food isn't any more impressive.$15 a plate for pasta?
Look, I'm not saying the food isn't well-done. I know there's been issues with chefs and changing hands, and there was recently a really big staff turnover in general, and I know the person acting as chef right now has exhausted herself trying to hold it all together and keep it looking good amid all the changes. And the food quality has never suffered. But the prices, the prices have got to go down. Or Miss Toni needs to just confess that she's not really interested in catering to the locals at all - or anyone, really.
I've met, Toni, too. She is very nice, and I found her to be an enjoyable conversationalist. However, I think it's funny that you address an imaginary criticism. No one in this thread has accused her of being boisterous and outgoing. I have heard, elsewhere, vicious rumors that I won't repeat here, because it's not appropriate or relevant, but it highlights one thing I've learned to count on in this town: people talk. Whether or not it's true, people talk, and they will repeat what they hear. I'm glad Toni has someone looking out for her, ready to step in and defend her. I hope that she, if she cares at all, has the stones to do the same for her enterprise, and her employees.
Anyway, to the original question - it's not a bad place to go. It's good for a date night. Just be sure you know what to expect when you go in - I got caught off guard by Jack Bracket's band once (and they're great), but I was looking for a low-key dinner. And make sure you have a little extra to spend.
maste

Ozark, MO

#37 Jan 13, 2013
bcauseIdontNO wrote:
<quoted text> What the heck is LGBT ?
Google it, then post it for everyone to know...
well

Sparta, MO

#38 Jan 14, 2013
For me, I see a restaurant trying to cover their lack of business with lesser quality ingedients, a cheaper staff, and a higher priced menu. Food was ok at best. Nothing special I couldn't cook myself. It can be hard for the people around here to judge restaurants because there really isn't anything to judge it against, but I'm not from around here and Cafe 37 just isn't that special. Sorry. No major complaints about it, just not somewhere I want to spend my money.

As for the owner, my one experience with her was one I first moved into town. I was in my front yard doing lawn work when this lady pulls up and parks in the street. I was weed-whacking so I didn't see her at first, but I finally look up and she is frantically waving me over. I made my way over to her, wondering what this stranger wanted with me. Our conversation went something like this:(I am paraphrasing)

Me: Hello.
Lady: You should be wearing safety glasses.
Me: Yeah, I know, just don't have any. My family and I just moved here and..
(she cuts me off)
Lady: I'm an artist. I work in wood sculpture.
Me: That's really cool.
Lady:(pointing to a tree my neighbors had recently cut down) How about if I pay you to bring that down to my studio.(I don't remember exactly but this is the place she mentioned Cafe 37 and ownership I'm pretty sure)
Me: Sorry. I would love to help you, though you wouldn't need to pay me, but I don't have a truck.
(she talks about her art, and who she is, and how important she is for a bit, then asks what do I do for a living)
Me: I work at .......... i'm the new .......... got transferred down here to take over
(she cuts me off again)
Lady: You know, I would give you a little money to move that tree to my studio..
Me: Sorry, I don't have a truck. I don't mind doing you a favor, but I have no way to transport it for you. Sorry.
Lady: Are you sure? I could pay you.
Me: Sorry. Have a nice day.

I went back to weed-whacking at this point.

She was a nice lady, just a little bit full of herself and her own importance. She honestly felt like a dilettante(sp?) to me. Like I said, she was a nice person, she just didn't seem to see me as a person. Kind of sad really when people get so full of themselves that they start thinking they are worth more than everyone else. Again, I cannot overstate how nice she was, just oblivious.
well

Sparta, MO

#39 Jan 14, 2013
bcauseIdontNO wrote:
<quoted text> What the heck is LGBT ?
L Lesbian
G Gay
B Bisexual
T Transgender
dictome

West Plains, MO

#40 Jan 15, 2013
well wrote:
<quoted text>
L Lesbian
G Gay
B Bisexual
T Transgender
Turning into a gay bar, or just the staff that way?

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