Bosnian restaurants in St Louis?
Traveling to St Louis next week. My co-worker promises to introduce me to Bosnian cuisine. But not sure that we know yet where to go? The Grbic Restaurant is now on my radar screen. Are there other restaurants that we should consider? THX in advance.
Bosna Gold is pretty good, but it has been more than a year since I have been there. My niece works with some Bosnian girls and that is where they took her.
I would want to try one of the coffee houses too.
Wekick, Hill Food,
Thanks again for your insights and recommendations. As it happened, we checked out both the Grbic and Bosna Gold and for no particular reason, chose to eat at Bosna Gold. Both restaurants seem very nice (the aroma of apple strudel at the Grbic was very inviting!), and anyone wanting a nice meal (with an ethnic twist) in St Louis ought to check these out. Again, I searched these out in particular so that my coworker, a Bosnian, could introduce me to Bosnian cuisine.
I had the Mixed Meat plate at Bosna Gold and was treated to a full (and I do mean full) plate of a variety of meats, including chicken, veal, sausages, and another meat, whose name I forget. All were very tasty. The somun (or lepinja) bread that gets served with this (and I guess, many if not most) dishes may take (me) some getting used to.
The proprietors were very friendly, and I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and experience.
I thank each of you again for your feedback.
Wekick, thank you in particular for the reading material, which I am going to enjoy reading.
4071 Keokuk St, Saint Louis, MO 63116
Bosna Gold Restaurant
4601 Gravois Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63116
I have noticed a few Mom n Pop grocers around the Bevo Mill area (near Grbic) that specialize in Bosnian/Eastern European goods and a few bars and places along Gravois East of Hampton but it'd be a crapshoot. the Bosnians are a somewhat recent group (ok in the last 15+ years) so my bet is they doubt there'd be much market for a restaurant (hey when you can cook it at home and others don't know the difference between your food and someplace else, why bother? sort of how the VN made Chinese for so many years until someone stuck their neck out and we woke up to their great food)
it will develop, but maybe for now Grbic might be your best choice outside of a church supper (there are congregations)
(I have yet to try Grbic - their specialties have sounded appealing in the past but it's hard to get friends to go, the ones that will hit any nabe are vegetarian and the meat eaters are homebodies - go figure, so much for hunters vs. gatherers)
BTW while there may be an Eastern European equivalent, the toasted ravioli on their menu is a STL thing. I think you're required to serve it if you want your restaurant permit approved...