Looking to try somewhere new in STL for V-day...
As the title say, I am looking to try somewhere new with my foodie gf. We have been to most good places in St. Louis and just looking for some more options. We have not been to Franco, Araka, or Acero. I would rather keep my money in the city but am open to county suggestions. Not really looking for a steak house or somewhere super fancy. Looking for interesting cuisine and drinks. Thanks in advance.
131 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, MO 63105
Michaelstl is absolutely right abt Vday. Wretched day to eat out. But if you insist, you mstmustmust have reservations. I like Bistro by Niche in the CWE, very French and thus, to me, very romantic. Also, a little place that's family owned, with good traditional Italian food and not often on folks' radar is JF Sanfilippo's downtown. Yes, it looks like a hotel restaurant, but it's just using the hotel as a landlord, and it's a family with a decades-long tradition of feeding guests.
J F Sanfilippo's Restaurant
705 N Broadway, Saint Louis, MO 63102
Valentine's Day is one of the worst days ever to dine out in restaurants as menus are dumbed down, prices are often increased and staff overworked. You'd be wise to wait a week or two and then go out to dinner. You'd likely get a much better product regardless of what restaurant you select.
That being said, I definitely recommend Franco and Acero. I'd also check out Five, Terrene, The Crossing, and I Fratellini. These are worth checking out, but a a notch below Stl's best (Niche, Monarch, Farmhaus, Sidney St).
7624 Wydown Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63105
3257 Ivanhoe Ave, St Louis, MO 63139