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Restaurants near Convention Center-STL

Wagamama80 Feb 9, 2013 03:35 PM

Hi folks,
I'm coming to STL for a work event in May. I'll be staying at the Renaissance Grand for 5 nights and am interested in finding some fun/exciting restaurants to try for dinner. I'm a pretty adventurous eater. I'd prefer to stick close to the hotel, as I'll be getting done with work pretty late.

Any suggestions for a sit down (or even take-out to eat in the hotel room) would be appreciated!

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    shannonstl Feb 10, 2013 01:26 PM

    There are a lot of nice places on Washington Ave. I particularly like Copia. Also Prime 1000 although I think they may have changed their focus since I've been there.

    Here's an article about some new places slated to open close to the time you'll be here.


    1. nsxtasy Feb 12, 2013 07:58 AM

      I am a visitor from out of town. I was doing a lot of research for my trip last July, and one of the things I was looking for was downtown restaurants with good, interesting food and possibly a carry-out option. Places I identified in my list that were close to the convention center included:

      Mosaic (fusion) - www.mosaictapas.com
      Copia (contemporary American) - www.copiarestaurantandwinegarden.com
      Bailey’s Range (burgers) - www.baileysrange.com
      Sen Thai - www.senthaibistro.com
      Lola (fusion) – www.welovelola.com
      Caruso’s Deli (carry-out sandwiches) www.carusosdelistl.com

      The place I went for this particular meal was Bailey's Range. The burger was good, the shake was excellent, and it was a good place for a solo diner, with a long bar etc. But I feel as though I missed out on some more creative fare.

      Also, I strongly recommend making it to Bogart's for barbecue. It's two miles south of the convention center, and they have the BEST BARBECUE EVER. At the time I think they were open for dinner a couple nights a week, but right now their website says it's lunch only. Maybe dinner is seasonal and they'll be open dinner hours again by May. www.bogartssmokehouse.com

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        Wagamama80 Feb 14, 2013 11:15 AM

        Thank you both so much!

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