When you are visiting Saint Louis you have to enjoy the large array of incredible restaurants that offer guests anything from original Deli sandwiches to the most incredible, elegant fine dining meals. Whatever you are craving, Saint Louis’s food scene will be able to fill that craving.
We have provided a list of the best places to eat in Saint Louis to help you get started on your culinary adventure. Try any one of these restaurants or all of them for a unique look at the diversity and variety that Saint Louis offers whether you are just a regular visitor there to see the sites or you are an avid Foodie.
Visit: Carmine’s Steakhouse
If you’re looking for a great combination of entrees that feature chicken, hand-cut chops, fresh seafood and mouth-watering desserts, homemade in-house, Carmine’s Steakhouse is what you’re looking for. They focus on serving their guests the freshest food made from high quality ingredients so every dish is a culinary experience you won’t forget anytime soon. If you want to host a larger party or gathering, Carmine’s can accommodate that as well with their private room dining rooms that can hold up to 125 people either for plated or buffet style meals. Choose from entrees such as their 28 ounce NY Strip or the Cajun Scallops. Don’t forget to add a great wine from our wine list. Our knowledgeable servers can help you choose the wine that will complement your meals perfectly. Finish your meal with one of their wonderful desserts. Valet parking is available as well if you choose.
Kemoll’s Italian Restaurant
Visit: Kemoll’s Italian Restaurant
There are many family members and long-time employees that work hard to uphold the Kemoll tradition of offering delicious authentic international food in their breathtaking restaurant that features floor to ceiling glass windows and an incredible view from the 40th floor of the Metropolitan Square building. You’ll be dining while looking at Saint Louis’s beautiful landmarks such as downtown Saint Louis, The Mississippi River and of course, the Arch. You can enjoy the delicious food and impeccable service at Kemoll’s for lunch and dinner. Come enjoy dishes that are created from authentic Sicilian family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. If you are looking for a place to have a larger party, business meeting or other celebration, Kemoll’s Italian Restaurant has six private rooms that can accommodate parties as small as 10 and as large as 400. They will customize the menu to fit your vision and budget and make sure that your experience is one that will exceed all your expectations.
Bristol Seafood Grill
Visit: Bristol Seafood Grill
A lot of people love the taste of fresh, premium seafood. This is exactly what you can expect when you dine at Bristol Seafood Grill. They offer their guests prime steaks, premium seafood that is the freshest you can get, and they have a great wine selection too. At Bristol, it is important that they work with local fishmongers, ranchers, water men, and artisan producers so they can consistently bring you quality and creativity that is perfect from the very first bite. Their service staff is unmatched as they work to make every aspect of your meal something special. The upscale, classic atmosphere adds to your overall experience. You won’t get any dishes that have been chemically altered to make up for lower quality. All of the food served here is fresh and they keep it that way. Come by for their happy hour which features lobster specials, appetizer specials and their signature, hand-crafted martinis. You’ll be glad you tried Bristol Seafood Grill. Once you have tried it you will definitely be back.
Blue City Deli
Visit: Blue City Deli
Blue City Deli is known for their delicious Saint Louis Po-Boys and other favorites such as Red Beans and Rice or their delicious hot n juicy roast beef dishes. There is plenty to try at Blue City Deli and whatever you choose; they will do their best to make sure that your experience is one you will never forget. Don’t forget to try an Old Fashioned Soda or a refreshing, ice cold beer while you listen to fantastic blues music. Whether you feel like having something light like one of their fresh salads or you want to try something heartier like their delicious hot dogs or a mouth-watering Italian sub, Blue City Deli has you covered. You’ll see that many of the dishes pay tribute to many of the great blues songs and singers which give the deli even more charm. The atmosphere of Blue City Deli is like a relaxed house party where you can relax, have great food and enjoy great music too.
Visit: Rosalita’s Cantina
If you have a craving for excellent, authentic Mexican food, come to Rosalita’s Cantina. They offer their guests a full selection of class Mexican dishes and also offer modern specialties like the Cadillac Fajitas. The menu is full of delicious choices like Fajitas, Burritos, Enchiladas, tacos, Quesadillas and much more. You’ll never run out of great choices at Rosalita’s. Don’t forget to try Rosalita’s delicious margaritas. These house margaritas are the best in Saint Louis. You’ll want to try the different specialty margaritas too. The delicious Mexican food that Rosalita’s Cantina serves will have you coming back again and again.
Visit: Gioia’s Deli
A good, authentic Deli is hard to find but that is exactly what you will find when you walk into Gioia’s Deli. They are the home of their famous Hot Salami Sandwich which is a Saint Louis favorite. The combination of beef and pork made into a delicious sandwich will have your mouth watering before you take the first bite. The techniques used and the recipe this famous sandwich is made from has been the same tried and true recipe that has been used for over 98 years. You don’t need to mess with perfection and that is what this sandwich is. All of the ingredients used to create the delicious dishes at Gioia’s are sourced locally from Gelato Di Riso, DiGregorio’s Market, Volip Salumeria, and Fazio’s Bakery.
Mango Peruvian Cuisine
Visit: Mango Peruvian Cuisine
Mango Peruvian will provide you with a chic, upscale experience that includes a loft-style environment that provides each guest with plenty of comfort and relaxation. Add that to delicious food and impeccable, hospitable service and you have a recipe for the perfect evening whether it is a romantic dinner for two or a social dinner with some family or friends. The ingredients for the dishes at Mango are all sourced locally from ranchers, growers and purveyors so you know that you are getting the best of the best in every dish you try. The beverage menu at Mango’s is a combination of international variety and locally sourced ingredients that include delicious craft beer, spirits and wines from all over the world as well as right in Saint Louis’ backyard.
Visit: Charlie Gitto’s
From the moment you walk through the door at Charlie Gitto’s you will be treated like the most important VIP from servers that are attentive, warm and dedicated to providing you with personalized service that will make your evening a very memorable one. The professionally-trained sommelier is available to help you choose the perfect wine to go with your meal from their extensive wine list. The food at Charlie Gitto’s is an experience all on its own with Italian and Sicilian dishes that are known all over the United States. These dishes include veal, steaks, pizzas, appetizers, signature steaks and wonderful desserts like their Italian cookies or tasty homemade gelato. The atmosphere of the restaurant is filled with beautiful lighting, cozy tables covered with crisp, linen table cloths and much more. You will love every aspect of your meal at Charlie Gitto’s.
Visit: PW Pizza
No food adventure is complete without hitting a fantastic, authentic pizza place. PW Pizza focuses on making every pizza with fresh, seasonal ingredients that are prepared in a creative atmosphere that provides guests with a special dining experience. The pizza chefs focus on locally sourced cheeses, cured meats, and vegetables, focusing on quality in all their pizzas. They offer a selection of classic pizzas like one of Paul’s Picks, the Hawaii Five – O or how about trying one of Wendy’s favorites like the Pulled Piggy. You can also choose to build your own pie with an incredible array of choices from the crust to the cheese to the toppings. Making your own pie at PW’s is not like doing it anywhere else. You get to create everything you could possible want, every step of the way. Don’t forget to try their delicious craft beers too with 10 different crafted options and over 40 choices in the bottle.
The Scottish Arms
Visit: The Scottish Arms
How about spending the evening in an authentic Scottish pub? Whether you are in the mood for lunch, dinner, brunch or the wonderful entertainment, The Scottish Arms is just the place for you. The dishes served at The Arms include the complex, culinary dishes that are found in Europe and the U.K. They source their ingredients from local, sustainable farms. Some of the delicious entrees you will find on the menu include Bangers N Mash, or Haddock N Chips. They also offer a single malt scotch and whiskey collection so you can create that perfect cocktail before or after dinner. Dining at The Scottish Arms will be an experience that you will never forget and will feel just like stepping into an authentic Scottish pub.