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Aug 18, 2013 12:11 PM

Good St. Louis Restaurants Open Labor Day

Between a Monday and a holiday, having trouble finding a non-chain place for a family dinner. Between Clayton and the Central West End best, but will travel. Price not much of an object, but would prefer not too formal that would take reservations.

Thanks for any ideas.

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  1. I see elsewhere they're suggesting Wild Flower. Would suggest other options if available - have found them extremely variable in terms of both food and service, sometimes on the same visit. Not to rain on parade, etc., but....

    1. isn't EVERYTHING open in the Loop 7 days now? not that each is a good choice. (sheesh when I was a hooligan there were tumbleweeds rolling down Delmar on Sundays and Mondays)

      down S of Wash U if they're open on that day, the DeMun Oyster Bar had the most luscious bisque when I was there. after that I had to go on statins.

      still it's a nice, casual corner, there's another place right there whose name I forget that's also pretty good. (obviously not postcard-worthy but still you could far far worse)

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        1. re: lemons

          oh right Sasha's is the other one right there. nice salad and service.

      1. Not sure if it's open on your vaycay schedule, but we had a perfect dinner at Favazza's on "The Hill" last month. If you'd like to read my review look it up on Urbanspoon.

        Have a good vacation!

        1. What about Cardwells at Plaza Frontenac? I think they're usually open on Mondays due to being at the mall. Labor Day may be an exception.

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          1. re: shannonstl

            Yes, I'm sure they are, and there are those side rooms for small groups. Good point, shannonstl.

            1. re: lemons

              Just called Cardwell's at Plaza Frontenac. Sorry, closed on Labor Day.

              1. re: nosh

                Wow. The whole mall must be closed, then; usually leases insist on all tenants (except movie theaters) being open at the same time. Too bad.

          2. What about something connected to a hotel? Basso in the Cheshire?