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Dining in O'Fallon and Nearby

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_V_ Mar 26, 2012 04:00 PM

I searched for "O'Fallon" but didn't come up with much. Can somebody provide some better search terms? I'll have a car and can drive to nearby towns.

Thanks.

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    tonifi Mar 26, 2012 05:36 PM

    Hi _V_, there are a lot of O'Fallons around here...where are you going to be?

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      _V_ Mar 26, 2012 05:46 PM

      Sorry, that's O'Fallon, MO.

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        tonifi Mar 26, 2012 06:48 PM

        Thanks, that should help...O'Fallon is about, oh, thirty miles to the NW of St. Louis. (Don't quote me) and is a little off the beaten path for me. It has become something of a suburb of the metropolitan area, but a pretty far-flung suburb, for all that. You are fairly near to St. Charles, MO, which has a livelier bar/restaurant presence...hopefully you will get some useful replies with the new information you added. We mostly head out in that direction to pick berries! I'll follow the thread with interest, there is a lot of population growth in that area, I'm curious as to what is happening restaurant-wise. Will you be in town long enough to justify a trip into the (bigbad) city?

    2. wekick Mar 26, 2012 07:11 PM

      What kind of food do you like, what type of budget and how far will you travel?

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        ddfry3 Mar 26, 2012 07:44 PM

        O'Fallon is part of the St. Louis sprawl now. Pretty much every chain known to humankind along the I-70 and 1-64 exits. Some more interesting places:

        Thai Gourmet: http://www.thaigourmetfood.com/

        Louisiana Cafe: http://www.yelp.com/biz/louisiana-cafe-o-fallon

        BC's Kitchen, in nearby Lake St. Louis, and more upscale than the 2 above:

        http://www.billcardwell.com/bcs.html

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          wekick Mar 26, 2012 08:23 PM

          Louisiana Cafe closed I believe. I read on another forum the owner is going back to New Orleans and someone else will reopen it in another location.
          I love Thai Gourmet but haven't been able to get there lately.

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            ddfry3 Mar 27, 2012 05:57 AM

            Oh no, re Louisiana Cafe. Looks like it was open as recently as last month from the website updates, if it indeed is closed.

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              wekick Mar 27, 2012 06:08 AM

              Also listed here.
              http://stlmag.com/Blogs/Relish/March-...

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        _V_ Apr 2, 2012 08:22 AM

        My trip to O'Fallon, MO has been cancelled, and instead, I'm going to be staying Creve Coeur, near the intersection of I-270 and Route 364/Page Ave. I'm happy to search the archives but should I look for "Creve Coeur", "Maryland Heights", or something else? I'm not interested in seafood, and like most anything else, especially "New American".

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          FriendOfTheDevil Apr 2, 2012 10:19 AM

          Well you lucked out. You are in a much better and more central area.

          Where are you from? What sort of price range? I have some suggestions for you but would like a little more feedback.

          Thanks

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            _V_ Apr 2, 2012 07:14 PM

            I usually set a top price for a dinner entree at mid-upper $20's. For example, The Crossing looks good but is a little bit out of my price range.

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              FriendOfTheDevil Apr 3, 2012 10:37 AM

              I posted this an hour ago but it looks like it fell in a black hole...

              My initial recs would be in order of preference-

              Farmhaus
              Five Bistro
              Home WIne Kitchen
              Black Finn American Grill (have not been but could be good)

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                wekick Apr 3, 2012 11:03 AM

                Did you see the Crossing tasting menu? $32 and $45
                http://www.fialafood.com/Jim_Fialas_Restaurants/THE_CROSSING_files/Tasting%20Menu%20Options.pdf

                Close to Creve Coeur
                Paul Manno's--Italian - unfortunately no website but my husband loves this place --I haven't been there ...yet I seem to hear good about it.

                Salt.
                http://enjoysalt.com/default.htm

                Brasserie by Niche

                Agree with Farmhaus

                Harvest- they have 3/$30 sometimes

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                  _V_ Apr 11, 2012 06:24 AM

                  Lots of good recommendations for me to investigate - thanks! It looks like Farmhaus, Salt, and Home Wine Kitchen are closed on Tuesdays.

                  Any feedback on Araka or Barcelona Tapas?

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