St. Louis Dining

The town is famous for having more than 1,000 original restaurants; this makes St. Louis a favorite destination among food lovers. Downtown, venerable big-name establishments share the streets with new restaurants opening in redeveloped historic buildings in the Washington Avenue loft district. Some of the most interesting dining options in town include:

Trattoria Marcella
3600 Watson Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63109-1232
314-352-7706
Trattoria Marcella offers the intimacy and warmth of an Italian eatery combined with American culinary innovation. The chef invites you to share among friends and order family-style salads and side dishes. The menu includes Whole Stuffed Artichoke, Roasted Wild Mushrooms, Fritto Misto of Calamari and Spinach, all sorts of pizza, pasta, and a wide selection of wines.

Tony's Restaurant
410 Market St, Saint Louis, MO 63102
314-231-7007
Tony's is the only restaurant ever to receive the coveted AAA five-diamond award in the state of Missouri. There are only 34 restaurants in North America to receive this recognition. Legendary in St. Louis, Tony's invented the superlatives--the perfect meals, the finest wines, and the most elegant service--which together create a truly unique dining experience.

The Crossing
7823 Forsyth Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63105
314-721-7375
The Crossing offers relaxed service and a comfortable atmosphere to local couples and businesspeople. The place is known for imaginative meals that change with the seasons. Pan-seared yellowfin tuna stands out among entrees. Ethereal dessert confections include all-American baked Granny Smith apples with caramel and a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

Pueblo Solis
5127 Hampton Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63109-3114
314-351-9000
Pueblo Solis serves up traditional fare that is definitely a cut above typical Mexican fast food restaurant. Try a bowl of menudo, a spicy tripe soup, or escabeche, a Spanish dish of marinated fish served cold as an appetizer. The bright, festive decor provides the proper ambience to enjoy expertly prepared food, and all the traditional favorites like quesadillas and an excellent guacamole.

Pho Grand
3195 S Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63118-1022
314-664-7435
Pho Grand offers great Asian and Vietnamese food and flavor, very prompt and fast service. Plus, almost all meals are around 5 - 7 dollars and the cultural experience is phenomenal. Vietnamese iced coffee is made at your table on top of your glass.