The evolution of chef Rick Lewis (formerly of Quincy Street Bistro and Southern) continues! Expect all your favorite Southern "meat and three" dishes with a chef's touch. This family-friendly spot in The Grove is already a St. Louis classic. There's no reason NOT to eat here. There are solid choices for everyone, vegetarians and children included, plus some delicious craft cocktails. Come in for a light meal or go all out. The world's your oyster.
With huge windows on nearly every wall, Grace feels bright and welcoming, no matter where you sit. It's modern and comfortable, all at once.
Hot chicken, a gargantuan sweet tea-brined turkey leg, and what are maybe the best ribs in STL.
For the love of all things Italian and edible, Pastaria is here. James Beard award-winning Chef Gerard Craft has brilliantly merged a modern dining concept with the rich tradition of Italian cooking, and everyone’s a fan. Nothing breaks the mold here and that’s quite alright. The menu is chock full of standards like hearty minestrone, delectable pizzas, and homemade pastas, but also features left-of-center items like crispy risotto balls and roasted beet bruschetta. The full bar has got you covered, and even gluten-free diners will be well taken-care of. There’s free parking in the garage, too. Just come for high-quality Italian cuisine you can count on. Buon apetito!
Modern open kitchen? Check. Soaring ceilings? Check. Satisfied foodies? Check. This trendy trattoria doesn't take reservations and the moderate prices can’t be beat, so expect a wait at times. Also to be expected: noise, but not enough to drive you away from the delicious menu of pizzas and organic pastas.
Homemade Italian cuisine; start with the risotto balls and end with the gelato.
This café and bakery serves lunch and freshly baked bread till sold out, offering a small menu of soups, salads, and sandwiches – all of which are delicious and fresh. The cheese bread is like crack. Get it! Same goes for the Little Gem salad with bacon, and the roast beef sandwich, and the baguettes, and the...everything.
Busy, but with enough tables that you shouldn’t have to wait too long. The decor is simple, but the exposed brick, industrial-style bulbs and raw wood keep it warm and friendly.
On windy days the irresistible scent wafting from Salt + Smoke’s outdoor wood smoker is advertisement enough for this Texas-style barbecue joint. All the down-home classics are here, from brisket to pecan pie to popovers, and the country-hipster ambiance begs to be featured in your next Instagram post.If you’re looking for a barbecue joint that delivers on both food and sophistication, you’ve come to the right place. Go ham (sorry) on the meat but don’t neglect the side dishes - the white cheddar mac ‘n’ cheese with crumbled butter crackers is not to be missed.
If your artsy cousin from Brooklyn hosted a backyard barbecue in the South, it might look a little something like this trendy joint. Country knickknacks, classic red-checkered napkins, and flannel abound, so bust out your trendiest cowboy boots and dig in.
Offering nearly 100 types of whiskey on their abundant drink menu. And burnt end t-ravs. And brisket.
Located towards the lesser traveled end of Delmar, this small, unassuming spot packs some of the best Thai food in town… and we don’t say that lightly. For the fresh, authentic menu. Go ahead and try something besides pad Thai, we have a feeling you won't be disappointed. Our favorites include the sai oua sausage and the Khao Soi.
Intimate with clean and simple decor. The dining room only holds 35 and they have a strict walk-in only policy.
The Khao Soi might be the most beloved dish in St. Louis. Go find out why.
There’s nothing fancy about Giola’s, just old-fashioned sandwich goodness. Pick from their sandwich menu or make your own. Hot or cold, it’s almost impossible to not leave stuffed and happy. Locally owned and operated since 1918, Giola’s doesn’t skimp on portions or flavor. Anything with the house made hot salami gets our vote.
Small indoor and outdoor seating area. More of a grab-and-go type of place. Come hungry and get in line, it’s often out the door.
The hot salami, made with a 100 year old recipe.
Chinese- and Thai-influenced fare with an innovative twist. Traditional flavors meet modern execution. Build your own rice-paper "burrito" from five types of proteins (grilled chicken, pulled turkey, tofu, stir-fry shrimp or grilled steak), one staple (rice, noodles, lettuce), and the coup de gras – pick your made-from-scratch sauce. Spicy, savory, or sweet, Lona’s has you covered. Choose from other modern takes on delicious dishes; the mushroom dumplings are a must.
A tiny spot in residential Fox Park, you might think your maps app is leading you astray. This authentic one-room restaurant gets crowded and the lunch rush usually means a long line.
Spring rolls the size of burritos.
Let's just cut to the chase: Mac's (located inside Tamm Avenue Grill) may have the best hamburgers in St. Louis. Think Carl's Drive-In smashed burgers made with dry aged beef, accompanied by french fries tossed in Red Hot Riplet seasoning, and all the local beers you could want. We recommend The Captain, a four-burger mountain. No, wait, we recommend the Dirty Sancho, a Southwestern bite made with pork patties. Oh god, it's too hard to pick favorites.
Tamm Avenue was once a dive bar, but it's now...less of a dive bar. The interior has been revamped and cleaned up, making it totally family friendly (at least during the day).
The best smashed burgers in town. Or anywhere.