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
||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.
Central West End
The Delmar Loop
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.
Hard Rock Café $-$$
Station Grille in the Hyatt Hotel $$-$$$
Turn-of-the-century splendor in an original "Harvey House" restaurant.
Landry's Seafood House $$
Nearby downtown-a short walk from Union Station
Lombardo's Trattoria $$-$$$
201 S. 20th St. / just west of Union Station in the Drury Inn
Italian; specialties are toasted ravioli and fried fresh spinach.
Schlafly Tap Room $-$$
2100 Locust St. at 21st
Excellent beer; the local alternative to Anheuser-Busch. Full menu. Also known as the St. Louis Brewery & Tap Room.
Somewhat afield-a short cab ride from Union Station
Al's Restaurant $$$$
1200 N. First St. / Biddle St.
A classic steakhouse and one of the city's oldest restaurants (since 1925). Recommended.
Just north of the Landing.
Anthony's Bar $$
10 S. Broadway / Market St.
Casual, American standards well done.
Broadway Oyster Bar $$
736 S. Broadway / Cerre St.
Voted best Cajun/Creole cuisine in town. Live music.
Crown Candy Kitchen $
1401 St. Louis Ave. / 14th St.
Nationally recognized, old-fashioned soda fountain founded in 1913. Great shakes, malts, and diner food.
Dierdorf & Hart's $$$
701 Market St. / 7th St.
A serious steak-house.
Metropolitan Square Bldg., 1 Metropolitan Sq. / btwn N. Broadway and Pine St.
Italian-Continental cuisine elegantly served on the 42nd floor of the Metropolitan building with a fabulous view of the Arch.
Kitchen K $$-$$$
1000 Washington Avenue
"Eclectic, spicy" menu; in renovated Merchandise Mart building.
Lucas Park Grille & Market $$-$$$
1234 Washington Avnue
New downtown restaurant in refurbished warehouse overlooks Lucas Park and Public Library.
1101 Lucas Avenue
Modern fusion menu with a variety of small plates, hot and cold tapas and salads.
Pho Grand $
3195 S. Grand Blvd. / btwn Connecticut St. and Wyoming St.
Most authentic and best Vietnamese food in town.
Red Moon $$-$$$
1500 St. Charles Street
French-Asian cuisine in new loft area restaurant.
Sidney Street Café $$$
2000 Sidney St. / Salena St.
New American, contemporary cuisine.
410 Market St. / 4th St.
Long-established and highly regarded Italian food in the downtown.
Laclede's Landing also known as The Landing
Several Metrolink stops from Union Station and adjacent to the Eads Bridge and the Gateway Arch,
this is what the river-front of St. Louis used to look like before 40 blocks of it
were swept away to make room for the Arch. A dining and entertainment extravaganza for
all tastes; best to see their website for listings.
Central West End
The Central West End is a gracious residential neighborhood located between Saint
Louis University and Washington University. Many of the city's largest turn-of-the-century
mansions are located in this area. It is also a bustling neighborhood of cafés,
restaurants, bookshops, antique stores, and art galleries centered on the cross
streets Euclid/Laclede, Euclid/Maryland, and Euclid/ McPherson. A ten-minute cab
ride from Union Station, or take Metrolink to the Central West End station and walk
north up Euclid.
Bar Italia $$
13 Maryland / Euclid Ave.
Excellent and imaginative Italian food, with a Mediterranean flair. Good wine list. The
outdoor seating is wonderful.
Café Balaban $$$
405 N. Euclid Ave. / McPherson Ave.
American and Euro mix. Excellent food in a sophisticated setting. The café presents
a less expensive, but charming, alternative to the main dining room.
Chez Léon $$$
4580 Laclede Ave. / Euclid Ave.
Excellent, comfortable, and professional French bistro. Good wine list. A local favorite and great value.
Dressel's Pub $
419 N. Euclid / McPherson Ave.
A Welsh pub with real Welsh ale. Great pub food. A literary and musical atmosphere.
392 N. Euclid / McPherson Ave.
Comfort food from burgers to more ambitious entrees. Outdoor seating in a charming area.
236 N. Euclid / Maryland Ave.
Elegant and accomplished bistro. With sidewalk seating.
Zoë Pan Asian Café $$-$$$
4753 McPherson / Euclid Ave.
Innovative pan Asian cuisine and great ambience.
The Delmar Loop
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 $
6504 Delmar Blvd. / Westgate Ave.
Noted for its burgers, wide selection of beer, and live music. Chuck Berry plays here on occasion.
Delmar Restaurant & Lounge $$
6235 Delmar Blvd. / Eastgate Ave.
American fusion cuisine in a 50s-60s retro lounge (well-done) with live jazz.
Nuevo Latino cuisine.
Modai Sushi Lounge $-$$
6100 Delmar Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63112
Very hip new sushi lounge, also a great place for cocktails.
Riddle's Penultimate Café & Wine Bar $$
6307 Delmar Blvd. / Westgate Ave.
As the name would suggest, an impressive wine list and good food. Live jazz.
6501 Delmar Blvd. / Westgate Ave.
Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine, where "garlic is king."
609 and U Restaurant & Lounge $$-$$$
609 Eastgate Ave. / Delmar Blvd
Eclectic and cross-cultural in a mod/hip setting.
Located nearby to Washington University, a twenty-minute cab ride from Union Station
and under ten from WashU. Downtown Clayton is home to several excellent restaurants worth the trip.
Café de France $$$$
7515 Forsyth Blvd. / N. Jackson Ave.
Some of the finest French food in town with a deep wine list.
Café Napoli $$$
7515 Forsyth Blvd. / N. Jackson Ave.
A popular local Italian favorite.
The Crossing $$$-$$$$
7823 Forsyth Blvd. / Central Ave.
A cross of French and Italian cuisines.
40 N. Central Ave. / btwn Forsyth Blvd. and Maryland Ave.
Inventive French and American combination bistro.
Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar $$
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 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 $$$
5226 Shaw Ave. / Marconi Ave.
Highly regarded classic on the Hill.
5101 Wilson Ave. / Hereford St.
Elegant and delicious food.
5356 Daggett Ave. / btwn Edwards St. and Macklind Ave.
Traditional Sicilian cooking in a comfortable setting.
5257 Shaw Avenue
Spanish tapas bar and restaurant.
Trattoria Marcella $$-$$$
3600 Watson Rd. / Pernod Ave.
Relaxed atmosphere and tremendously good food at a reasonable price. Can be noisy, but you go for the food.
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