Local Information

Restaurants

Thursday evening there will be an informal "Restaurant Night," a chance for attendees to join one of several small groups for dinner at restaurants in St. Louis. Reservations will be made in advance, so look for the sign-up sheets at preconference registration on Tuesday and Wednesday.

$ Inexpensive, up to $15
$$ Moderate, $15-$30
$$$ Expensive, $30-$50
$$$$ Very expensive, $50 and higher
   
/ Nearest cross street

In addition to the list shown below, check out http://saucecafe.com for further information on St. Louis restaurants.

Union Station
Laclede's Landing
Central West End
The Delmar Loop
Clayton Downtown
The Hill

Union Station
www.stlouisunionstation.com/main.html
Union Station's shopping area and restaurants are directly adjacent to the conference hotel and provide a wide range of dining options from fast and casual to more formal. Including:

Starbuck's    $
www.starbucks.com/
314-436-0437

Hard Rock Café    $-$$
www.hardrock.com/
314-621-7625

Station Grille in the Hyatt Hotel    $$-$$$
stlouis.hyatt.com/property/hotelinfo/dining/dining_info.jhtml?id=1&ssnav=0
314-231-1234
Turn-of-the-century splendor in an original "Harvey House" restaurant.

Landry's Seafood House    $$
www.landrysseafoodhouse.com/home.html
314-231-4040

Nearby downtown-a short walk from Union Station

Lombardo's Trattoria    $$-$$$
www.lombardosrestaurants.com/trat_about_us.htm
201 S. 20th St. / just west of Union Station in the Drury Inn
314-621-0666
Italian; specialties are toasted ravioli and fried fresh spinach.

Schlafly Tap Room    $-$$
www.schlafly.com/
2100 Locust St. at 21st
314-241-2337
Excellent beer; the local alternative to Anheuser-Busch. Full menu. Also known as the St. Louis Brewery & Tap Room.

Somewhat afield-a short cab ride from Union Station

Al's Restaurant    $$$$
1200 N. First St. / Biddle St.
314-421-6399
A classic steakhouse and one of the city's oldest restaurants (since 1925). Recommended. Just north of the Landing.

Anthony's Bar    $$
www.tonysstlouis.com/
10 S. Broadway / Market St.
314-231-7007
Casual, American standards well done.

Broadway Oyster Bar    $$
www.broadwayoysterbar.com/
736 S. Broadway / Cerre St.
314-621-8811
Voted best Cajun/Creole cuisine in town. Live music.

Crown Candy Kitchen    $
www.crowncandykitchen.com/
1401 St. Louis Ave. / 14th St.
314-621-9650
Nationally recognized, old-fashioned soda fountain founded in 1913. Great shakes, malts, and diner food.

Dierdorf & Hart's    $$$
www.dierdorfharts.com/
701 Market St. / 7th St.
314-878-1808
A serious steak-house.

Kemoll's    $$$
www.kemolls.com/Default.htm
Metropolitan Square Bldg., 1 Metropolitan Sq. / btwn N. Broadway and Pine St.
314-421-0555
Italian-Continental cuisine elegantly served on the 42nd floor of the Metropolitan building with a fabulous view of the Arch.

Kitchen K    $$-$$$
www.kitchen-k.com
1000 Washington Avenue
314-241-9900
"Eclectic, spicy" menu; in renovated Merchandise Mart building.

Lucas Park Grille & Market    $$-$$$
www.lucasparkgrille.com
1234 Washington Avnue
314-241-7770
New downtown restaurant in refurbished warehouse overlooks Lucas Park and Public Library.

Mosaic    $$-$$$
www.citymosaic.com
1101 Lucas Avenue
314-621-6001
Modern fusion menu with a variety of small plates, hot and cold tapas and salads.

Pho Grand    $
www.phogrand.com
3195 S. Grand Blvd. / btwn Connecticut St. and Wyoming St.
314-664-7435
Most authentic and best Vietnamese food in town.

Red Moon    $$-$$$
1500 St. Charles Street
314-436-9700
French-Asian cuisine in new loft area restaurant.

Sidney Street Café    $$$
www.sidneystreetcafe.com/
2000 Sidney St. / Salena St.
314-771-5777
New American, contemporary cuisine.

Tony's    $$$$
www.tonysstlouis.com/
410 Market St. / 4th St.
314-231-7007
Long-established and highly regarded Italian food in the downtown.

Laclede's Landing also known as The Landing
www.lacledeslanding.org/
Several Metrolink stops from Union Station and adjacent to the Eads Bridge and the Gateway Arch, this is what the river-front of St. Louis used to look like before 40 blocks of it were swept away to make room for the Arch. A dining and entertainment extravaganza for all tastes; best to see their website for listings.

Central West End
www.thecwe.com
The Central West End is a gracious residential neighborhood located between Saint Louis University and Washington University. Many of the city's largest turn-of-the-century mansions are located in this area. It is also a bustling neighborhood of cafés, restaurants, bookshops, antique stores, and art galleries centered on the cross streets Euclid/Laclede, Euclid/Maryland, and Euclid/ McPherson. A ten-minute cab ride from Union Station, or take Metrolink to the Central West End station and walk north up Euclid.

Bar Italia    $$
www.baritaliastl.com/
13 Maryland / Euclid Ave.
314-361-7010
Excellent and imaginative Italian food, with a Mediterranean flair. Good wine list. The outdoor seating is wonderful.

Café Balaban    $$$
www.cafebalaban.com/
405 N. Euclid Ave. / McPherson Ave.
314-361-8085
American and Euro mix. Excellent food in a sophisticated setting. The café presents a less expensive, but charming, alternative to the main dining room.

Chez Léon    $$$
www.chezleon.com/
4580 Laclede Ave. / Euclid Ave.
314-361-1589
Excellent, comfortable, and professional French bistro. Good wine list. A local favorite and great value.

Dressel's Pub    $
419 N. Euclid / McPherson Ave.
314-361-1060
A Welsh pub with real Welsh ale. Great pub food. A literary and musical atmosphere.

Duff's    $$
www.dineatduffs.com/
392 N. Euclid / McPherson Ave.
314-361-0522
Comfort food from burgers to more ambitious entrees. Outdoor seating in a charming area.

Liluma    $$$
www.saucecafe.com/liluma_crossing/liluma/index.html
236 N. Euclid / Maryland Ave.
314-361-7771
Elegant and accomplished bistro. With sidewalk seating.

Zoë Pan Asian Café    $$-$$$
www.zoepanasia.com/
4753 McPherson / Euclid Ave.
314-361-0013
Innovative pan Asian cuisine and great ambience.

The Delmar Loop
www.ucityloop.com
Centered on Delmar Boulevard in University City just north of Washington University, "The Loop" is home to an eclectic range of shops and restaurants. A great venue for live music. Easily accessible by Metrolink at the Delmar stop. Among the highpoints:

Blueberry Hill    $
www.blueberryhill.com/
6504 Delmar Blvd. / Westgate Ave.
314-727-4444
Noted for its burgers, wide selection of beer, and live music. Chuck Berry plays here on occasion.

Delmar Restaurant & Lounge    $$
www.digitalcity.com/stlouis/bars/search.adp?page=detailDetails&id=111745518&layer=venues
6235 Delmar Blvd. / Eastgate Ave.
314-725-6565
American fusion cuisine in a 50s-60s retro lounge (well-done) with live jazz.

Mirasol    $$-$$$
www.mirasol-stl.com/
6144 Delmar
314-721-6909
Nuevo Latino cuisine.

Modai Sushi Lounge    $-$$
www.modailounge.com/
6100 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63112
314-725-8330
Very hip new sushi lounge, also a great place for cocktails.

Riddle's Penultimate Café & Wine Bar    $$
www.riddlescafe.com/
6307 Delmar Blvd. / Westgate Ave.
314-725-6985
As the name would suggest, an impressive wine list and good food. Live jazz.

Saleem's    $$
6501 Delmar Blvd. / Westgate Ave.
314-721-7047
Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine, where "garlic is king."

609 and U Restaurant & Lounge    $$-$$$
www.609u.com
609 Eastgate Ave. / Delmar Blvd
Eclectic and cross-cultural in a mod/hip setting.

Clayton Downtown
Located nearby to Washington University, a twenty-minute cab ride from Union Station and under ten from WashU. Downtown Clayton is home to several excellent restaurants worth the trip.

Café de France    $$$$
http://cafedefrancestlouis.com/
7515 Forsyth Blvd. / N. Jackson Ave.
314-678-0200
Some of the finest French food in town with a deep wine list.

Café Napoli    $$$
www.cafenapoli.com/
7515 Forsyth Blvd. / N. Jackson Ave.
314-678-0299
A popular local Italian favorite.

The Crossing    $$$-$$$$
www.saucemagazine.com/liluma_crossing/theCrossing/index.html
7823 Forsyth Blvd. / Central Ave.
314-721-7375
A cross of French and Italian cuisines.

Pomme    $$$
40 N. Central Ave. / btwn Forsyth Blvd. and Maryland Ave.
314-727-4141
Inventive French and American combination bistro.

Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar    $$
www.remyskitchen.net/RKW/rkw_main.html
314-726-5757
222 S. Bemiston Ave / btwn Bonhomme Ave. and Forest Park Pkwy.
Mediterranean inspired cuisine, tapas and full entrées, with 35 wines by the glass.

The Hill
www.the-hill.com/
The Italian neighborhood of St. Louis. A fifteen-minute cab ride from Union Station to some of the best Italian food to be had. Worth the trip.

Charlie Gitto's    $$$
www.charliegittos.com/
5226 Shaw Ave. / Marconi Ave.
314-772-8898
Highly regarded classic on the Hill.

Dominic's    $$$
www.dominicsrestaurant.com/
5101 Wilson Ave. / Hereford St.
314-771-1632
Elegant and delicious food.

Gian-Tony's    $$
5356 Daggett Ave. / btwn Edwards St. and Macklind Ave.
314-772-4893
Traditional Sicilian cooking in a comfortable setting.

Modesto    $$-$$$
www.modestotapas.com
5257 Shaw Avenue
314-772-8272
Spanish tapas bar and restaurant.

Trattoria Marcella    $$-$$$
3600 Watson Rd. / Pernod Ave.
314-352-7706
Relaxed atmosphere and tremendously good food at a reasonable price. Can be noisy, but you go for the food.


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