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Where to Feast During Restaurant Week in Downtown St. Louis

Monday October 9, 2023

By Rachel Huffman

For the first time since 2019, Downtown St. Louis Restaurant Week will return from Oct. 16 to 22 with specials at participating establishments.

Spanning cuisines, the restaurants and bars in downtown St. Louis appeal to even the pickiest palates – we can almost guarantee that everyone will find something scrumptious at local haunts such as Aubergine Café, Condado Tacos, Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria, Pennydrop Bar + Kitchen, Salt + Smoke, Sugarfire Smoke House and The Over/Under Bar & Grill.

“Downtown St. Louis Restaurant Week will remind people that the neighborhood – and all the wonderful restaurants and bars that it encompasses – is vibrant,” Kara Bailey of Baileys’ Restaurants says. “This is an opportunity for both residents and visitors to savor exceptional food and drinks while exploring the city. We’ve been honored to call downtown St. Louis home for 16 years, and we look forward to the new energy that Restaurant Week will bring to the area.”

Part of Baileys’ Restaurants, Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar will offer buy one, get one glasses of wine – the perfect pairing for a memorable dinner. Touted as the wine-drinker’s bar, Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar has an extensive list of wines from around the world, including Malbec from Argentina, Pinot Noir from California, Sauvignon Blanc from France and Pinot Grigio from Italy.

At Rooster, the restaurant group’s beloved brunch spot, you’ll receive free housemade donuts with any purchase! While you devour a classic slinger, sweet crêpe or flavorful scramble, take note of the charming roosters on the walls of the new space at 11th Street and Washington Avenue – they were hand-drawn by local children.

Two blocks west, The Boom Boom Room, the largest burlesque club in the country, will offer 12 percent off show tickets during the weeklong event. Featuring dance, comedy and aerial acrobatics, feathers, sequins and sex appeal – plus, colorful cocktails and chef-driven menus – The Boom Boom Room is the perfect place to escape from reality. If you like Halloween, you’re in luck – the discount applies to the BOOlesque show.

“We hope that Downtown Restaurant Week inspires people to try places that they haven’t been,” Brandy Dunn Callahan of The Boom Boom Room says. “Downtown St. Louis is a fun place to work, live and gather, and we hope that this event will remind people that it’s a viable destination.”

At the recently opened 21c Museum Hotel St. Louis, you can enjoy 10 percent off your entire purchase at Good Press, a casual café that welcomes all. Here, you can sip a signature coffee drink during a meeting, nibble on a snack while you work or grab a healthy meal to-go.

Other specials include a free cookie with the purchase of a coffee at Java Plus, $3 off a purchase of $10 or more at Kimchi Guys and $3 off any beer, wine or cocktail at Union 30 inside Hotel Saint Louis. The latter will also delight diners with a pick-two lunch menu for $15 and a three-course dinner menu for $45.

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