St. Louis--Mike Shannon's Steakhouse vs 1111 Mississippi
Can't you do both?
I haven't been to Mike Shannon's so I can't make a fair comparison. They describe themselves as the place to "see and be seen". Not exactly what I'm looking for in a restaurant. Atmosphere-wise it's purely baseball and pricey.
I like 1111 very much. They bill themselves as a kind of Napa-Tuscan wine bistro thingy. The old warehouse gives a wonderful atmosphere. The creme custard napoleon dessert is wonderful.
We had a very nice lunch at 1111 Mississippi last week. The service was good. We shared grilled salmon with white beans, bacon and braised mustard greens and their signature sandwich which had lots of lobster, bourbon apples, watercress and thyme remoulade on toasted country bread. The dinner menu looked really nice, we'd like to try that, as well. Much more interesting than Mike Shannon's, in our opinion.