Whether you’re a foodie, music-lover, craft beer enthusiast or just in search of a fun night out, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in the STL. Discover a delicious variety of St. Louis restaurants, bars, music venues and hot spots around town.
St. Louis is quickly garnering recognition as a food destination. A group of innovative and decorated chefs are reshaping the local culinary scene with creative dining experiences that are attracting the attention of food critics from around the nation. To help showcase our local dining scene, we’ve partnered with Feast Magazine for a collaborative blog and video series that showcases the St. Louis food scene.
St. Louis is a city of Neighborboods. From eclectic boutiques and signature cuisine to exciting nightlife and live entertainment, each neighborhood has a unique character and style that adds something special to the regional patchwork of our city.
You can find even more options for outstanding St. Louis restaurants in our full Dining & Nightlife listing.
We compiled the below list of award winning restaurants and St. Louis favorites, which are broken down by Neighborhoods and Districts, to aid in planning group meals and events. Contact Lisa O’Conner at [email protected] or (314) 992-0668 if we can provide additional assistance in helping you find the perfect venue for your group meal function or event.
Downtown St. Louis
Downtown St. Louis is a bustling center of industry, culture and entertainment. With beautiful residential lofts, innovative business properties and an exciting dining and nightlife scene, downtown offers visitors some real ‘big city’ fun. Learn more about Downtown St. Louis.
BB’s Jazz Blues & Soups
BB’s Jazz, Blues & Soups features a variety of dinner specials nightly and rotating selection of homemade soups. They proudly serve locally brewed craft beers on tap and present the best regional and national live music nightly.
Part of the Baileys’ family of restaurants, Bailey’s Range serves specialty burgers made with 100% grass fed, grain-finished American range beef and bake all their beer buns in house. The kitchen crew makes house made ice cream from scratch, crafted with no artificial ingredients including seasonal flavors, and even a vegan ice cream. The beverage menu boasts 30 craft beers on tap, plus boozy ice cream shakes, house lemonades and more. Baileys’ Range is perfect for large groups, date night, birthday parties, and more.
Any Occasion, No Matter Your Taste, We’ve Got Your Bases Covered: Budweiser Brewhouse, Cardinal’s Nation, Drunken Fish, Fox Sports Midwest, Tengo SED, El Birdos, Shark Bar, PBR
Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar
Part of the Baileys’ family of restaurants, Bridge Tap House is focused on providing a singular experience. You can relax and dine knowing the staff is passionate about unparalleled friendly service, sustainable practices, and supporting local farms and breweries. Indulge in whatever sounds appealing, or ask your server for pairing suggestions.
Broadway Oyster Bar
The Broadway Oyster Bar is a locally owned and operated establishment and has been for over 35 years. The Oyster Bar is widely regarded as the premier New Orleans’ style restaurant, bar and music venue in the Midwest.
Cinder House at the Four Seasons
James Beard Award-Winning Chef Gerard Craft is blending the tradition of wood-fired meat, vegetables and fish with bold international flavours. With an eye on the entire world, but a heavy hand toward South America, a meal at Cinder House is always flickering with surprises.
Lombardo Family of Restaurants at Downtown Drury Properties
The Lombardo Family’s legacy of fine food at moderate prices goes back almost 75 years, and the tradition continues today. Lombardo’s (Drury Union Station), Carmine’s Steak House and Angelo’s Taverna (Drury Plaza)
Lumiere Place Casino
There are several very diverse restaurant experiences at Lumière Place Casino. No matter what you’re craving, Lumière Place has the dining to entertain your palate.Take a culinary tour of The Kitchen Buffet, The Wok, Ozzie’s Burger Bar, Sucre, Morton’s Steak House.
Mango Peruvian Cuisine
Authentic Peruvian nestled downtown in the Washington Avenue Loft district. Mango Peruvian Cuisine features an upscale, loft style environment where chic and comfort come together in a melding of delicious food and warm hospitality.
Midwestern pairs award-winning Big Baby BBQ with crafted cocktails and live music just steps away from Busch Stadium.
The Old Spaghetti Factory
The Old Spaghetti Factory has been proudly serving deliciously affordable 3 course meals since 1969. Family owned and operated, we’re committed to exceptional service. We invite your family to join ours for a memorable dining experience.
Soaring nearly 400 feet above downtown St. Louis, Three Sixty is the ultimate rooftop bar offering full a la carte dining and private events.
Tony’s, a St. Louis landmark and nationally acclaimed restaurant, features award-
This neighborhood boasts an impressive collection of beautiful Victorian homes and could be described as ‘urban chic.’ Its trendy real estate, luscious gardens, fine dining and city backdrop are perfect for a hip and worldly clientele. Learn more about Lafayette Square.
Bailey’s Chocolate Bar
Part of the Bailey’s Family of Restaurants. Indulge in chocolate you can both eat and drink. Enjoy tempting desserts made from scratch by the pastry chefs, cocktails made with house-made chocolate infusions, and build-your-own cheese boards. It’s the perfect intimate spot for a girls night out, date night, anniversary, birthday party, after-work drinks and any other celebration. Treat yourself tonight inside St. Louis’ original chocolate and martini bar.
Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery
Every creamy ice cream concoction created is made with 100% natural ingredients. All of the milk is from local, grass-fed, pasture-raised, hormone and RBST-free cows. They combine the proprietary dairy base with the finest handpicked ingredients from around the world to churn up a decadent 16-18% butterfat ice cream. All of the recipes are developed from scratch in the kitchen. Starting with real, natural ingredients, every candy, cookie, cake, and sauce that you’ll find in the ice creams is created in house. They take pride in their handcrafted ice cream, and you’ll taste the love in every bite as they strive to give you the best ice cream in St. Louis and quite possibly the world.
Eleven Eleven Mississippi
Named after the street address, Eleven Eleven Mississippi is renowned in the St. Louis culinary scene for serving award-winning Tuscan/Californian cuisine since 2003.POP
Enjoy a sparkling bar and restaurant! At POP, you’ll find all things bubbly, sparkling, bright, and fun. It’s a place where you can gather with friends over a glass of champagne (or whichever fizzy beverage you discover on our menu), and some amazing food that pairs perfectly with sparkling wine. Where you can have a first date or a 500th date. Bubbles are for any day, not just your birthday or New Year’s Eve.
Award winning, seasonal bar & restaurant with new classic cocktails, cuisine, & spirits.
Polite Society is a restaurant, bar and gathering place located at 1923 Park Avenue, in the historic Lafayette Square neighborhood of St. Louis. It exists to provide their neighbors, friends and families with a warm environment of thoughtful service, exceptional food, drink and company.
PW Pizza, which gets its name from its creators, Paul and Wendy, focuses on fresh seasonal ingredients prepared and served in a unique creative atmosphere. The menu consists of pizzas, calzones, appetizers, salads, soups, and desserts. PW Pizza sources cheeses and cured meats locally and grows much of the produce used in their own urban farm and hydroponic greenhouse. In addition to the classic pizza varieties, the menu includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
Square One Brewery
Square One Brewery & Distillery began operations as a Brewery & Restaurant in February of 2006. We strive to produce the highest quality and unique flavors that are not likely to be found in the large volume production of most beer and spirits today. By combining the expertise of the distiller, master brewer, and chef, we are committed to creating an amazing array of flavors and tastes for our customers.
St. Louis’ most ardent food-lovers are regulars at SqWires. The seasonal menu features fresh interpretations of classic American cuisine. The chefs prepare the freshest seafood, prime meats, and indulgent desserts with trademark simplicity and richness of flavor.
Vin de Set
Vin de Set is a comfortable yet stylish French Bistro situated on the edge of downtown St. Louis in the quaint neighborhood of Lafayette Square. The menu is approachable creative cuisine using straightforward ingredients much of which is grown in the restaurants hydroponic greenhouse.
Soulard & Benton Park
Enjoy the diverse and lively St. Louis scene in Soulard. Peppered with unique restaurants and historic brick townhomes, this neighborhood is famous for its courtyard dining, live music clubs and weekend farmers market. Learn more about Soulard.
Three experiences in one location. Live music in the saloon, foosball, shuffle board and arcade games + a great bar and dining.
Frazer’s Good Eats
Dedication to the craft of fine dining has established this joint as not only one of the best restaurants in Soulard, but in the city of St. Louis as well. With one of the best cocktail programs you’ll find, they give diners an experience they will never forget. Located near the Anheuser-Busch Brewery.
John D. McGurk’s
Full service restaurant and bar open seven days a week for lunch and dinner with live Irish music every night. Open and covered patio and garden.
Offering a seasonal Cajun/Creole menu that features New Orleans classics and fresh takes on classic dishes. Featuring the largest terrace and patio in St. Louis at 11,000 sq.ft.
Oaked is a curated experience encompassing nouveau American cuisine in sophisticated surroundings. The lounge features luxurious wine and whiskey offerings, a dynamically stocked bar, and a New Orleans-style patio.
Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co.
Inspired by the Acadians of the Northeast and Gulf coasts, Chef Kevin Nashan offers playful new dishes like lobster frito pie and a buffalo crawfish poorboy alongside coastal classics like lobster rolls, steamers and boils, chowder, gumbo and seasonal pies. The namesake Peacemaker poorboy dates back to the 1800s when husbands offered the fried oyster sandwich to their angry wives as a peace offering when coming home late.
The Shaved Duck
Award-winning BBQ & southern specialties served alongside American craft beers.
Sydney Street Cafe
Sidney Street Cafe is located in a century-old storefront building in St. Louis’s historic Benton Park neighborhood. Run by Chef/Owner Kevin Nashan along with his wife Mina and his brother Chris, the restaurant is proud to be a neighborhood staple while also serving as a special destination for diners from all over the world.
Grand Center & Midtown
The artistic heart of the city, Grand Center has a lot to see with dozens of unique galleries, museums and theaters. Hear live music, see a broadway show or view a collection of contemporary art in this impressive district that’s bustling with creative expression. Learn more about Grand Center.
Bulrush STL is a contemporary dining and craft bar experience in the Grand Center Arts District just a short walk to the Fox Theater and Symphony. James Beard semi-finalist chef, Rob Connoley features contemporary foods rooted in Ozark cuisine in one of the most intimate dining settings in the nation. We prepare contemporary interpretations of historic (1820-1870) Ozark cuisine – Country pork, corn bread, greens, pie.
The Dark Room
Not just another wine bar. Embodies the nexus of art & life in Grand Center.
The Fountain on Locust
Former Stutz auto showroom with classic American eats and specialty ice cream drinks.
Innovative menu & art centric space, rich in flavor and culture.
Small Batch Whiskey & Fare
Seasoned vegetarian fare with emphasis on global cuisine.
Imaginative, enjoyable, delicious, creative, attentive and fun.
Local farm to table philosophy & locally sourced ingredients in American tradition.
Central West End & Cortex
The Central West End, home to the beautiful Cathedral Basilica, is the perfect place to unwind. You can enjoy a meal at an award winning restaurant, browse shops and galleries, or meander down tree-shaded streets lined with iconic winged griffin lamp posts, flowers, and stunning historic homes that date back to the 1904 World’s Fair in Forest Park. Learn more about the Central West End.
A casual, unpretentious mecca for your favorite French cuisine.
The Chocolate Pig
Modern urban bistro specializing in locally sourced cuisine.
Gamlin Whiskey House
Named among the seven best steak houses in St. Louis.
Enjoy new Southern food and cocktails rooted in the traditional dishes and spirits of the region.
Scape American Bistro
Like the vibrant neighborhood surrounding it, Scape is an eclectic blend of classic and contemporary. The inventive American cuisine is set against a backdrop of warmth and sophistication. Scape, which opened in October 2007, is conveniently located in the Central West End’s historic yet hip Maryland Plaza. The atmosphere is sophisticated and the menu is creative yet approachable. Whether enjoying a dinner with colleagues, an after-work cocktail at the bar or an intimate dinner for two, Scape is a welcome addition to the St. Louis dining scene.
Sub Zero Vodka Bar
Offers extensive drink list & vegetarian options.
Chill tavern, craft cocktails and sleek décor. An experience of atmosphere, flavor and service. We believe dining and drinking are experiences that should be cherished and enjoyed. We focus on hand crafted cocktails paired with thoughtfully prepared dishes. Cocktails and food alike are made with love and attention to detail. We hope you enjoy your taste experience.
Vicia celebrates vegetable-forward cuisine, which shines a light on beloved and underutilized vegetables, making the most of all their parts and flipping our conceptions of what modern dining and eating tastes like.
a bright, modern bar and restaurant with the feel of a relaxing, seaside getaway. Yellowbelly is inspired by the stress free life-style of island living. With that inspiration, we bring bold flavors and components from the ocean to pair with the great produce and proteins the midwest is known for.
Sophisticated Clayton is home to St. Louis County government and a collection of boutiques, galleries, hotels and restaurants known throughout the region. At every corner in the bustling district, you’ll find places to eat, drink and shop. Learn more about Clayton.
Upscale French and Asian inspired menu.
Italian-inspired menu with rotating dishes featuring small plates, pizzas, a house pasta or two and a few meatier mains. Louie’s focal point is a massive wood-fired oven at the back of the restaurant, where house pizzas are fired each night.
Louie’s Wine Dive
Celebrating great wine, locally sourced cuisine and the joy of savored moments shared with friends.
The Lou’s finest Vietnamese & Chinese cuisine for over 30 years.
Combines classical techniques and fresh, local ingredients to prepare stunning seafood dishes.
Updated Italian cooking in a slick, modern trattoria with a soaring ceiling & an open kitchen.
At Peno they stick to the Italian roots while also leaving their own mark as so many before us, embodying the “soul” of Southern Italy. Savor the experience of the new southern Italian soul food.
Westport Plaza is a 42-acre development in St. Louis County featuring hotels, restaurants, pubs and entertainment venues located within a pedestrian only plaza. Learn more about Westport Plaza.
Contemporary new digs, Kemolls Chop House has signature, Italian steaks, chops and fresh seafood.
Paul Mineo’s Trattoria
Authentic Southern Sicilian cuisine while providing excellent service in classic surroundings.
Western-themed restaurant & bar providing American food, frequent live music & outdoor seating.
Classic bar & bar gaming lounge with private/semi private rooms. Have fun playing shuffle board, foosball, ping pong, darts and snookball, while enjoying wines and beers and shareable plates.