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Romantic restaurants in St. Louis

chevalier May 7, 2009 05:10 PM

Hello Chowhounds,

What are the most romantic restaurants in St. Louis? In particular, what are some restaurants that have "cozy" or "intimate" private seating for two? The now-closed Cafe de Paris on S. Grand used to have a cute little curtained booth--that sort of thing.


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    Doug May 8, 2009 04:50 AM

    Franco. We had one of our best meals in St. Louis here. Go after sunset; their window ledges can seat two. You will feel like you are on top of the world. www.eatatfranco.com

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      FriendOfTheDevil May 8, 2009 08:35 AM

      For what it's worth, here is what the RFT poll just said-


      Romant ic

      SIDNEY STREET CAFÉ Romance is found far more of ten in subtlety than in gregariousness, in simple gestures than in grand ones, and no restaurant personifies these lit tle truths bet ter than Sidney Street Café. Under the sof t glow of candles and streetlamps, diners contemplate an exquisite menu (it Changes frequently, but think blue-cheese tarts and filet béarnaise) in an atmosphere that’s at once comfortable and captivating. Add to that wine selections that near triple-digits in number, and all of the pieces interlock into an evening that ’s nothing short of remarkable.




      4. TONY’S

      5. VIN DE SET


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      1. re: FriendOfTheDevil
        shnda99 May 11, 2009 01:35 PM

        I agree with that list all those places are great.

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        lalalara May 14, 2009 09:47 AM

        Aya Sofia, definitely. Draped booths, included. Lovely space, warm people, great food.

        Aya Sofia Restaurant
        6671 Chippewa Street, St. Louis, MO 63109

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        1. re: lalalara
          chevalier May 17, 2009 10:56 AM

          Aya Sofia is a solid suggestion, as is Sidney Street. Someone off list also mentioned Mihalis--they do have nice closed booths, and it's a cool contemporary atmosphere, but I'm not sure if it's "romantic".

          thanks to all!

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          topchef29 May 17, 2009 12:33 PM

          It's stated above, but really if you're looking to either score romance points with the SO, or just ensure that you're going to break off a little sum'n sum'n back at the hotel, Bailey's Chocolate Bar's where you need to end this date. While personally, I've lost a lot of respect for David Bailey after eating at Rooster, Bailey's Chocolate Bar is still "The Place" to end a date in St. Louis.

          1. d
            Doug May 18, 2009 05:58 AM

            I am told that SOL on Lindell has curtained booths

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              chevalier Jun 4, 2009 10:37 AM

              Ended up going to the Melting Pot. The corner booth they wedged us in, an hour after our reservation, was at most semi-private, and the restaurant was hot (well over 90 degrees.) Food and service were good though, and it was pleasant when we stepped into the cool evening air. Shoulda went somewhere else.

              Bailey's is definitely a must-go for dessert.

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              1. re: chevalier
                alan Jun 4, 2009 02:07 PM

                A very sad report, indeed. Melting Pot has little to recommend it.

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                  shnda99 Nov 16, 2009 11:49 AM

                  Very sad indeed... When I went there for my birthday I was seated before my reservation time. We had excellent service and didnt notice it being hot, even though it was in August. They gave me a card and even the owner stopped by our table and wished me happy bday. They also put a candle in the dessert brownie. It made for a very special evening.

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