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Please critique my list for St Louis

CWE = Central West End, a neighborhood in the city close to Forest Park.

I'd also vote for striking Pan d'Olive off the list. Mediocre at best. Acero in Maplewood is far better Italian fare. It sits right between two great libation spots, Water Street and Schlafly Bottleworks.

Also, I'm not at all a fan of Half and Half, though it gets much love around town (too loud and maddeningly slow service). I Fratellini is nice but their sister (brother?) spot across the street, Bar les Freres, is one of my favorite spots in Clayton. Absolutely check it out for the decor alone, and if you're feeling Parisian, the French 75's are the best in town.

At the risk of overpacking your itinerary, you might want to look up Three Flags Tavern which is in the city by the Botanical Garden. It's high end stuff but a very relaxed setting. Elaia and Olio are closeby also--both located in a renovated garage (Olio is a wine bar and Elaia is fine dining upstairs)

Oct 09, 2014
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St Louis recommendations (potential relocation)

I don't know where specifically in town you'll be staying but we like to watch football games at Lester's. I've only been to the one in Ladue but I'm sure the Central West End location is equally nice.

Aug 08, 2014
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Seeing St. Louis through the eyes of a visitor

Maplewood has a number of cute foodie stops along Manchester and also along Sutton.

Aug 03, 2014
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St Louis recommendations (potential relocation)

If I were in your shoes, I'd also check out Lafayette Square. I'm a little younger than you are and there are a number of spots that I'm perfectly comfortable hanging out in. Off the top of my head, there's 33, Planter's House, 1111 Mississippi, Park Avenue Coffee, Vin De Set, Square One and probably others that I'm too lazy to look up.

Aug 03, 2014
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Dinner within walking distance of Saint Louis University

Urban Chestnut Brewing is also very close by, although they don't have a large food menu. Great beer, though and a great atmosphere. (They recently opened a new outpost on Manchester that, as I understand it, serves more food).

May 19, 2014
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Dinner within walking distance of Saint Louis University

Arguably the best BBQ in the city, Pappy's, is an easy walk. You're also not too far from Fountain on Locust and Triumph Grill. City Diner is closer to the Fox. All are good and Pappy's is great!

Small Batch. new a vegetarian whisky bar, is also very close by. I have not been to Small Batch and thought it sounded interesting but the initial reviews were not good. Maybe someone else can weigh in.

May 18, 2014
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St. Louis- NYC Chowhounders seek anniversary celebration restaurant

Kevin Willman, the chef at Farmhaus, is known for using seafood (not local). Also Oceano has a good reputation for seafood, although I haven't been for many years. They just opened a second one in Chesterfield.

Sep 12, 2013
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Looking for Great Restaurants to Take Clients (2 lunches, 2 dinners) during Conference in St. Louis

One thing to keep in mind about Pappy's is that the lines are always very long. (Just in case you and/or members of your party don't have the time or inclination to wait.) Personally, I always call ahead for carryout there, but that does not seem to be an option for you!

I really like Elaia, as long as someone else is paying. Even I, no wine connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination can tell they take great pride in their wine program.

One other rather bare bones suggestion for lunch is Salume Beddu, our very highly regarded artisan cured meats company. Chef Ben, the owner of Elaia, was (is?) a founder.

Aug 28, 2013
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Looking for Great Restaurants to Take Clients (2 lunches, 2 dinners) during Conference in St. Louis

For one of your dinners (or maybe even a lunch), you could consider Home Wine Kitchen which is in Maplewood, a close-in suburb. The owners also recently opened a new place on Cherokee in the city called Table which I really like. IMHO, Home represents a more fine dining experience while Table is more whimsical.

Aug 27, 2013
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Looking for Great Restaurants to Take Clients (2 lunches, 2 dinners) during Conference in St. Louis

I hadn't been to Sidney Street for a long time until about 6 weeks ago and it looked like the decor had changed quite a bit. Much more current.

Aug 27, 2013
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Good St. Louis Restaurants Open Labor Day

Also Home Wine Kitchen in Maplewood is usually open on Monday because that is when they do "No Menu Mondays" but I don't know if they'll be open on Labor Day.

Aug 23, 2013
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Good St. Louis Restaurants Open Labor Day

What about something connected to a hotel? Basso in the Cheshire?

Aug 23, 2013
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Good St. Louis Restaurants Open Labor Day

What about Cardwells at Plaza Frontenac? I think they're usually open on Mondays due to being at the mall. Labor Day may be an exception.

Aug 21, 2013
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Is Pappy's expanding?

They are expanding, though not with the Pappy's name and not in the area described above.

http://www.saucemagazine.com/blog/?p=...

Jul 18, 2013
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The Perfect Scoop - Summer 2013

Yes, I've been to Winslows many times (assuming you mean the one here in STL). It's very cute, one of my favorite lunch spots.

Jun 30, 2013
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Casual steak or seafood along I-36

Sorry that I can't help more, but you may want to amend your title as I think there is a typo. You're going I35, right? If you edit it and add in KC or MO, you might get a better response!

Jun 24, 2013
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The Perfect Scoop - Summer 2013

Also, in St. Louis (actually Webster Groves) we have Serendipity which is very cute.
http://serendipity-icecream.com/

Jun 18, 2013
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rehearsal dinner - St. Charles, MO

I think that would be a really fun place for a rehearsal dinner! What about McGurks? Too informal?

Jun 17, 2013
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One day near Creve Coeur in STL

There is a new BBQ place in that general area called SugarFire Smoke House that sounds pretty good, although I haven't tried it myself.

http://sugarfiresmokehouse.com/

Jun 15, 2013
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Clayton/St. Louis questions

I agree with Lemons's assessment of the two and would like to add that neither takes reservations and both can require a long wait, so be sure to factor that in. I have not been to the Pi on Delmar for a while so maybe the waits are less than they used to be.

May 29, 2013
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STL general area (wide net) question

Wow, that is a tough one! While I can't think of anything that fits all those criteria, what immediately came to mind was The Tavern (http://www.tavernstl.com/home) which is down on Dougherty Ferry and Big Bend. No view but the food is good.

May 26, 2013
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Clayton/St. Louis questions

I don't know about the "real St. Louis" but there is a new place about one block west of the Moonrise, Mission Taco Joint, which is very casual and very good. Also very crowded.
http://missiontacostl.com/

May 26, 2013
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Saturday Night in St. Louis

If you'd like to try some of our local ingredients, Five Bistro does a great job as does Local Harvest café on Morganford. I like the Shaved Duck which is also in the city but I'm blanking on the street. Is it Virginia?

My favorite soul food is Sweetie Pie's but be prepared for long lines.

You might also like to look up Elaia and Olio. One location, two restaurants. Elaia is fine dining and Olio more of a wine bar but both are very interesting!

Apr 10, 2013
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Best Italian in St louis

I don't know about the salad part but my 9 year old swears by the T ravs at Cafe Manhattan in Clayton.

Mar 09, 2013
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Best Italian in St louis

You might want to check out Stellina Pasta, It's pretty close to the Hill. http://www.stellinapasta.com/

Also a lot of people like Trattoria Marcella
http://trattoriamarcella.com/

One of my favs is Acero.
http://www.fialafood.com/acero/

Hope you enjoy your trip!

Mar 07, 2013
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Restaurants near Convention Center-STL

There are a lot of nice places on Washington Ave. I particularly like Copia. Also Prime 1000 although I think they may have changed their focus since I've been there.

Here's an article about some new places slated to open close to the time you'll be here.

http://www.stlmag.com/Blogs/Relish/Fe...

Feb 10, 2013
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Korean in STL

Hi everyone;
I went to Asian Kitchen last night and really enjoyed it, although my dining companion (more of a connoisseur than I) thought it was just alright. The festival of side dishes is pretty impressive!

Dec 12, 2012
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Momofuku in St. Louis - Japanese Ingredient Help

I asked a Japanese friend to help with your requests and he said for the narutomaki, you might try East East (east of 170 on Olive) or possibly a Korean store in Castillons Arcade Plaza, on Olive at Fee Fee. He does not recall seeing any fresh noodles as described above here in St. Louis. He suggested a place in Chicago but I think that's outside the scope of your request.

Dec 12, 2012
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Office Party Food/Drinks/Darts Spot in STL?

I was down at Perennial Artisan Ales in South City a few weeks ago and it was really nice. The food was good too. I also love Urban Chestnut but their food selection is limited.

Also Dressel's in the CWE is getting some good buzz these days.

Dec 10, 2012
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Korean in STL

Thanks everyone! I look forward to trying them out!

Dec 04, 2012
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