Best New Restaurants in St. Louis 2015

St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015

A NEW RESTAURANT opens in the St. Louis-metro area just about every other day—and that’s our food editor’s conservative estimate. Here at St. Louis Magazine, we keep a close eye on them all for our biennial Best New Restaurants feature. This year’s top contenders include a Cajun-influenced seafood shack, a couple of very good barbecue joints, two very different fried-chicken places, and several impressive second locations. Intimidated? Don’t be. You’ll have two years to carve through our list before we publish the next one (though if you’re like us, you’ll knock it out in one.) Here’s to a deliciously satisfying year.
By Jenny Agnew, Joe Bonwich, Bill Burge, Pat Eby, Dave Lowry, George Mahe, Ann Lemons Pollack, Jeff Stettner, Sarah Truckey, and Abby Wuellner

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St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 801 Chophouse
Photo by Kevin A. Roberts
Restaurant Yearlings
801 Chophouse
137 Carondelet Plaza, 314-875-9900,
Highlight: The USDA Prime beef here sports equally prime prices. Dish: Oh, that beef: perfect searing, concentrated flavor, and that ultimate texture, through which a knife glides with just the right amount of resistance. Beverage: The wine list is a perennial recipient of the wine world’s equivalent of the Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence Insider tip: The Sunday $33 prix fixe is a perfect way to act extravagantly without paying accordingly.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Avenue
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12 N. Meramec, 314-727-4141,
Avenue’s southernmost room hosts private parties and serves as a second dining room on busy nights. Dark-gray walls, a white fireplace, an ancient Oriental- style rug, a full bar at the back of the room, and a private entrance make it a good spot for a tasteful evening. Owner-chef Bryan Carr has managed to mix French bistro style and granny-style cooking, with some dishes from his days at Pomme and some new additions. And don’t overlook breakfast during the week and brunch on weekends.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 BBQ Saloon
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The BBQ Saloon
4900 Laclede, 314-833-6666,
This spot in the CWE serves up traditional barbecue, as well as such unusual items as gator ribs and kangaroo burgers. Pair the meat with one of the many whiskey options—approaching 600 at last count.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Baiku
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BaiKu Sushi Lounge
3407 Olive, 314-896-2500,
Poke (po-KAY), the Hawaiian staple, is finally gaining in popularity on the mainland. BaiKu’s version is worthy, with both a nod toward the traditional and some innovative twists. Cubes of fresh ruby-dark tuna are splashed with soy sauce and tossed with green onions, sea salt, chopped napa cabbage, and nibbles of bright Japanese chilies. It’s a salad—with a bowl of rice alongside—that’s substantial enough for a full meal with all the beautiful taste of the ocean.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Beast Craft BBQ
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Eastern Additions
Beast Craft BBQ Co.
20 S. Belt W, Belleville, Illinois, 618-257-9000,
The owners describe their barbecue as “BEAST!”—using the word as an adjective. It is fitting, considering that the menu includes thick-cut pork steaks, pulled pork, brisket, turkey, smoked kielbasa, and dark-skinned chicken. The word “craft” is also apt for everything from the side dishes to the beer to the soda selections.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Billy Gs
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Restaurant Yearlings
Billy G’s
131 W Argonne, 314-984-8000,
Highlight: The patio is sprawling and memorable, with a full bar, flat-screens outdoors, and a view of the passing freight trains. Dish: Nibble on one of the three varieties of wings, preferably the “trashed” version, with hot sauce cooked on in a second visit to the deep fryer. Beverage: Grab a local microbrew. There’s always a good selection on draft. Insider tip: Get there early: Hour-plus waits aren’t uncommon.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Dalies Smokehouse
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Dalie's Smokehouse
2957 Dougherty Ferry, 636-529-1898,
With owner-pitmaster Skip Steele at the helm, diners can count on a slew of one-liners and a menu of great ’cue, right down to Steele’s deliciously smoky take on the Reuben sandwich.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Death in the Afternoon
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Death in the Afternoon
808 Chestnut, 314-621-3236,
The purveyors of members-only Blood and Sand opened Death in the Afternoon, sandwiched between Citygarden and Busch Stadium and boasting that most coveted of downtown features: an expansive patio. Parents dedicated enough to snag a table on game day can listen to the crowd at the ballpark while watching the kiddos splash in the fountains. Originally only a brunch, lunch, drinks establishment, the restaurant recently extended its hours into the evening. The best part: No membership card’s required.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Edgewild Bistro
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Edgewild Bistro & Tap
12316 Olive Blvd, 314-548-2222
The successor to WildSmoke in Creve Coeur wasn’t specifically called a gastropub, but the description fits. To wit, there's a dry-rubbed and smoked fried chicken, a “trio” of meatloaf, and 75 beer options. After sampling chef Aaron Baggett’s progressive nightly specials, you’ll better understand why “casual fine dining” is an apt descriptor.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Element
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Restaurant Yearlings
1419 Carroll, 314-241-1674,
Highlight: The rock-climbing wall downstairs is your first clue that Element has a memorable design and atmosphere. Dish: If game is your game, this place is a must-try, regularly featuring such critters as boar, rabbit, and elk. Beverage: After a few Scarlett O’Haras, you either won’t give a damn or you’ll worry about it tomorrow. Insider tip: If the fried chicken is on the menu, grab it.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Gamlin Whiskey House
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Restaurant Yearlings
Gamlin Whiskey House
236 N Euclid, 314-875-9500,
Highlight: Gamlin Whiskey House specializes in… Well, you’re an intelligent person. Figure that one out for yourself. Dish: Gamlin is a serious steakhouse, but consider the fried chicken with bourbon seasoning. Beverage: Owners Derek and Lucas Gamlin have done for whiskey here—in this case, 300 different whiskeys—what they did for vodka at Sub Zero Vodka Bar. Insider tip: Gamlin Gives Back raises lots of money for multiple sclerosis and a host of other worthy causes.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Giovannis Kitchen
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Restaurant Yearlings
Giovanni's Kitchen
8831 Ladue, 314-721-4100,
Highlight: It’s high- to mid-priced and casual, but it’s clearly still subject to Gabriele family standards. Dish: The casoncelli—prosciutto and cheese– filled ravioli with porcinis and a touch of truffle flavor—is an unexpected treat. Beverage: Wanna splurge on a special red? A 2011 Tignanello comes in at $130. Insider tip: Open Sunday evenings, it’s a good option for those in search of a special Sunday supper.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Grapeseed
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5400 Nottingham, 314-925-8525,
Bogie and Bacall. Simon and Garfunkel. Penn and Teller. Olson and Anderson… If that last pair doesn’t ring a bell, well, they’re old friends—Jon Olson and Ben Anderson—and bookends for what’s now their third restaurant, starting with Canoe in St. Charles and then the short-lived Gist in West County. They seem to have hit a sweet spot with Grapeseed, housed in an old storefront in Southampton (with lower rent than the other places). It serves up small plates—one of Olson’s favorite things to conceptualize and create—such as turkey-leg nachos: sweet-potato chips topped with dark meat, then covered with buttermilk dressing, a “firecracker” pepper sauce, and pickled jalapeños. The craft cocktail list is short but sweet—or perhaps bitter, as illustrated by the signature gin-and-tonic, which gets an additional twist from orange bitters. And if the weather is nice, ask for a seat on the tucked-away back patio.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Juniper
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Restaurant Yearlings
360 N Boyle Avenue, 314-329-7696,
Highlight: Chef-owner John Perkins came out from the underground to introduce St. Louis to Southern cooking—or at least his modern reinterpretation. Dish: The fried chicken here is indeed great, but the fried bologna, served with pimento cheese and pickles, is a sleeper. Beverage: Southern food? Pair it with a classic Sazerac. Insider tip: Another Southern tradition, the “meat and three,” is featured every Monday evening.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Katies Pizza
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Restaurant Yearlings
Katie's Pizza & Pasta
9568 Manchester, 314-942-6555,
Highlight: Owners Katie Lee and Ted Collier take very seriously the fact that the word “pasta” is part of their restaurant’s name. Dish: You may be used to eating your bucatini prepared all’amatriciana, but Katie’s lets the pipelike pasta’s cavities fill up with brown butter and Taleggio. Beverage: For groups, about half of the dozen-or-so custom cocktails are available by the pitcher at $30 per. Insider tip: For a special treat, pick one of the oozy burrata choices.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Kingside Diner
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Kingside Diner
4651 Maryland, 314-454-3957,
When the clock ran out on the Central West End location of Lester’s sports bar, Aaron Teitelbaum—the chef-owner of Herbie’s Vintage 72, located just a few blocks north—made a calculated move. He converted the space into a chess-themed diner, situated across from the World Chess Hall of Fame. In addition to the modern diner menu, the two-level storefront offers an upstairs outdoor patio with a vantage fit for a king. Patrons can linger over French toast and coffee while watching the neighborhood come alive in the morning.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Lonas Lil Eats
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Lona’s Lil Eats
2199 California, 314-925-8938,
The big rice-paper wraps get lots of attention, but it’s a backcountry Thai-flavored take on pot stickers that brings many to this tiny, wildly popular place. The skins are finer than those of Chinese dumplings, so when they hit the sizzling heat they crisp gloriously, with crackle-crunch in every juicy bit. Inside, there’s chopped steak, smoked mushrooms, and spices that lend a piquancy of Thai flavor to those extraordinary dumplings.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Old Standard Fried Chicken
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Old Standard Fried Chicken
1621 Tower Grove, 314-899-9000,
When the weather is fine, Old Standard Fried Chicken rolls up the garage door that forms most of the front wall. Excitement—people, food, alcohol, conversation—spills out like the contents of a tipped-over box of popcorn. Inside, the atmosphere’s pretty handsome, too, with lightwood and minimalist décor that makes it feel very Nordic, the light almost gold. Beyond the fried chicken, this is a place in which to explore the blessings of bourbon and the menu’s snacks section, swell ballast for a good time.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Peacemaker
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The Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co.
1831 Sidney, 314-772-8858,
It’s basically a dinner party in a salt-marsh barn, one decorated with portraits of people who work the sea and look it. It’s rustic and simple, with the emphasis on exquisite seafood and its proper enjoyment. A lively, well-stocked bar, smack in the middle of things, adds to the fun. So, too, does the raw bar, where the interval between shell and mouth is just seconds. There’s a reason people are waiting for tables here.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Pizzeoli
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1928 S. 12th, 314-449-1111,
The Soulard (pictured) begins with a perfectly charred 12-inch crust whose dough takes three days to prepare. The sauce is simply made of crushed tomatoes and salt. It’s finished with large basil leaves that are symmetrically distributed. In the middle are elements of equal importance—fresh mozzarella and vegan sausage—each contributing to the overall desirability of Pizzeoli’s signature pie.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Planters House
Photo by Corey Woodruff
Restaurant Yearlings
Planter's House
1000 Mississippi Avenue, 314-696-2603,
Highlight: This is the laboratory of the dean of local mixologists, Ted Kilgore. Dish: NThe untraditional sliders (duck and pulled boar) are outstanding. Beverage: There are some 60 custom creations and another 28 classics. Insider tip: The name is an homage to a famous St. Louis hotel and watering hole of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Private Kitchen
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Private Kitchen
8106 Olive, 314-989-0283
Long a Hong Kong tradition, it’s a whole new way of eating Chinese in St. Louis: in an upscale—though tiny—space, with only 22 seats (read: make reservations). Though most of the menu is familiar, the presentation is extravagant, artistic, prepared utterly fresh. Shanghai flavors and touches predominate. There’s spicy bean curd, pork knuckles, and the famed soup-filled dumplings. It’s a memorable change from the typical Chinese restaurant experience.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Publico
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Novel Concept
6679 Delmar, 314-833-5780,
Flames rise in the hearth as they sear, cook, braise, and grill the meats, flavor the beans, and char peppers and vegetables. By morning, only gray ash remains. The hearth has no on switch, no controls. It’s elemental, primeval. The skills of the cooks, in concert with the fire, coax maximal flavors from processes as old as cooking itself. Nothing is wasted, not even spent ash, which the crew adds to the nixtamalization of Público’s masa to impart a smoky char to the tortillas. Grill, rotisserie, and hearth ovens—paired with inspired spice combinations, top-quality ingredients, and superb techniques—push tastes over the top. At Público, the staff executes each dish, drink, and detail with precision.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Reeds American Table
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Reeds American Table
7322 Manchester, 314-899-9821
Although Matt Daughaday dreamed of opening his own restaurant while working as executive chef at Taste, it wasn’t until friends in the industry encouraged him to embrace the challenge of ownership that he decided to make the leap. Having landed firmly on the ground in Maplewood, he’s more than risen to that challenge with Reeds American Table. The team of experts he’s assembled, including advanced sommelier Andrey Ivanov, allows Daughaday to focus on what he does best: cooking “dinner table” food that “makes you happy.”
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Rooster
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Worthy Sequels
3150 S. Grand, 314-772-3447,
With communal tables set at different heights and artwork commissioned from a neighborhood third-grade class, Rooster’s South Grand location may be restaurateur Dave Bailey’s coolest effort yet.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Salt and Smoke
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Salt + Smoke
6525 Delmar, 314-727-0200,
Amid a sea of places where you can find brisket, one shines above them all: Salt + Smoke. Here, true Texas brisket pours forth from the smokers, which have fired on all cylinders daily since Tom Schmidt flipped upscale Nico into a runaway meat-fest success.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Seoul Q
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Novel Concept
Seoul Q
6665 Delmar Blvd., 314-925-8452,
Kudos to owner David Choi for ratcheting up the experiential factor: Some of Seoul Q’s tables have induction burners (for keeping hot pots hot), and others have tabletop stoves with pull-down fume hoods (an innovation that he saw in Korea).
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 The Shack
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Worthy Sequels
The Shack
731 S. Lindbergh, 314-736-5900,
Disproving the notion that St. Louis isn’t a breakfast town, the Frontenac outpost stays busy for all three meals. While you’re there, feel free to scribble a note on the wall—perhaps what the next customer should order.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Small Batch
Photo by Corey Woodruff
Restaurant Yearlings
Small Batch
33001 Locust, 314-380-2040,
Highlight: The real star of the show is the extensive whiskey list, with the mezzanined dining room taking second billing. Dish: Don’t miss the evening’s selection of “Ferments and Pickles,” a kaleidoscope of everything from the traditional (cucumbers) to the unusual (grapes). Beverage: Whiskeys are available individually or in preselected flights. Insider tip: On weekdays, it’s a nighttime-only place— except Fridays, when lunch is served.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Eastern Additions
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Eastern Additions
Social Gastropub
2 157 Center, Edwardsville, Illinois, 618-692-5156,
The place lives up to its name, with no shortage of beverages and buzz. The menu changes every few months, but one constant is the Build-Your-Own Mac & Cheese, with several dozen add-ins (from a half dollar to $11 apiece).
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Southern
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3108 Olive, 314-531-4668,
The clucking about chef Rick Lewis’ fiery-hot Nashville fried chicken is legit. But focusing solely on it means missing out on some killer sandwiches that are heaped with house-made bolognas, bacon, and fried green tomatoes. Then there’s the Cubano. In lieu of a true Cuban’s roast pork, Southern subs Pappy’s pulled pork and escalates the affair with high-octane mustard that will leave you in tears. Delicious.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 The Tavern Kitchen and Bar
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Worthy Sequels
The Tavern Kitchen & Bar
392 N. Euclid, 314-696-8400,
The former Cucina Pazzo in the CWE features standouts from that menu, beautifully presented tasting boards (pictured) similar to those at The Tavern in Valley Park, and new items such as duck gravy poutine.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Taze Mediterranean Street Food
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Tazé Mediterranean Street Food
626 Washington, 314-254-7953,
When twin brothers Casey and Justin Roth decide to open a restaurant devoted to Mediterranean street food (pictured above), each brought singular strengths to the table. “Casey is a fast-paced guy, quick to get things done well,” Justin explains. Casey adds, “Justin is detail-oriented and maintains high standards of quality.” At Tazé—which means “fresh” in Turkish—their complementary skills translate to great food in any language.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Three Flags Tavern
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Restaurant Yearlings
Three Flags Tavern
4940 Southwest Avenue, 314-669-9222,
Highlight: John and Cathy O’Brien conceived a confluence of Spanish, French, and American cuisines. Our city is better for it. Dish: If you’re going to make a Monte Cristo sandwich, toss in some red currant–jalapeño jam to make it interesting. Beverage: There’s a nice selection of clever cocktails, including the Democrat: Maker’s Mark bourbon, peach liqueur, honey, and lemon juice. Insider tip: “Oyster hour” features buck-and-a-half oysters from 3–6 p.m. Monday– Saturday.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Walnut Grill
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Novel Concept
Walnut Grill
386 Clarkson Clayton Center, 636-220-1717,
“Large” is an apt descriptor here. The dining room is large (but quiet). The L-shaped patio is large (but inviting). The beer and wine-by-the-glass selection is large (but affordable). The menu is large (but reasonably priced). And the portions? Yes, they’re generous, too.
St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Whitebox Eatery
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Novel Concept
Whitebox Eatery
176 Carondelet Plaza, 314-862-2802,
White walls and chandeliers are accented by tigerwood floors, “live” edge walnut tabletops, and California bamboo—sophisticated touches that extend to the breakfast and lunch menu, where the lowly tuna salad sandwich contains creamy, fresh ahi tuna.

St. Louis Best New Restaurants 2015 Chef Mas Chinese Gourmet

Chef Ma's Chinese Gourmet (photo by Kevin A. Roberts)

Chef Ma’s Chinese Gourmet
Seriously good and refreshingly authentic, this modest eatery is turning out some of the best Chinese food in the area. Ignore the Americanized menu; point to something on the Chinese version. Or ask Ma to cook up something special.
Evangeline’s Bistro
A New Orleans-themed restaurant without the usual Mardi Gras bric-a-brac is most welcome, as is live music every night and the don’t-miss Sunday jazz brunch. Original dishes like Crawfish Carolyn are balanced with classics like blackened fish and crawfish étouffée.
Winfield’s Gathering Place
Mark Winfield and former Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds teamed up to bring Kirkwood a hybrid sports bar/BBQ joint in an atmosphere that’s as impressive as one of Jimbo’s diving catches. We gravitate to the BBQ Burnt Ends Sourdough Melt, one of the messiest and tastiest sandwiches in town.

5 restaurants that closed during the past year
(and worthy alternatives)
Home Wine Kitchen
7322 Manchester
Last meal served: December 31, 2014 Why (we think) it closed: Despite its success and popularity, the owners were not able to overcome the fallout of an employee lawsuit. Why we’ll miss it: There were so many firsts, including “line priced” wines (all glasses were $9; bottles were $34); No Menu Mondays; a menu that changed completely every week; and a chef-owner who was nominated for Food & Wine’s Best New Chef: Midwest for three years in a row. Where to go now: Located at the same address that Home once filled, Reeds American Table plans similar “dinner table food,” and its owners, chef Matt Daughaday and beverage director Andrey Ivanov, are at the top of their game.
Jennifer's Pharmacy and Soda Shoppe
30 N. Central
Last meal served: March 14, 2015 Why (we think) it closed: A decrease in foot traffic paired with a sizable increase in rent is often a lethal combination, especially in Clayton. Why we’ll miss it: Selections such as the egg salad sandwiches, braunschweiger with American cheese and mustard, cherry phosphates, and East Coast egg creams, plus the stuffed monkey that flew, slingshot-style, every time something “banana” was ordered. Where to go now: Go to The Fountain on Locust for the whimsy. Or visit Crown Candy Kitchen for an impressive banana chocolate malt. (Alas, no other local spot has a flying monkey.)
Mad Tomato
8000 Carondelet
Last meal served: February 14, 2015 Why (we think) it closed: A large-scale construction project across the street made both access and parking challenging at best. Why we’ll miss it: We’ll miss owner Vito Racanelli Jr.’s passionate and infectious approach to Italian food and brother Sam’s skilled hand tending the pizza oven. Where to go now: Try Racanelli’s Pizza for the New York–style pizza that Sam introduced to St. Louis. For family recipe–style Italian food, head to LoRusso’s Cucina or Leonardo’s Kitchen and Wine Bar, both owned by the affable Rich LoRusso.
3024 S. Grand
Last meal served: July 26, 2014 Why (we think) it closed: “An unworkable new rent structure,” says chef-owner Thom Chantharasy. Why we’ll miss it: Itamae Kenji Nemoto put Sekisui on local radar; Chantharasy helped it spread its wings by offering a broader menu. Where to go now: Chantharasy recently opened Robata,a new sushi, ramen, and yakitori bar with a patio and drive-thru window in Maplewood.
The Good Pie
6665 Delmar
Last meal served: June 28, 2015 Why (we think) it closed: After the original closed in Midtown, there was a seven-month gap before the second iteration opened in the Delmar Loop, forcing customers to go elsewhere. Why we’ll miss it: It was the most authentic interpretation of Neapolitan pizza in St. Louis. Where to go now: You can still find those bubbly pies at Randolfi’s. Or consider Pizzeoli, where Scott Sandler’s dedication to the style is as appealing as the pies themselves.

Ones to watch
Nami Ramen
Opening in January
Jason Jan—who’s traveled the world, learning to perfect six to eight styles of a certain hearty soup—plans to open the area’s first ramen shop, a fast-casual bastion of broth and noodles in downtown Clayton.
801 Fish
Opening in November
Clayton diners will soon face a dilemma: steak or seafood? The 801 group will be elevating fresh seafood just as it has steaks at 801 Chophouse, the booming steakhouse across the street from the forthcoming seafood house.
Opening in February
Ben Poremba’s roster of restaurants will expand again soon, when his take on Italian cuisine opens in Clayton. Diners can expect perfectly grilled meats and creative pasta presentations.
Opened in late August
Never resting on his laurels, restaurateur Mike Randolph is tackling Italian cuisine, much as he’s tackled Latin flavors at Público. Get ready for whole sardines, memorable pastas, and roasted flavors from a seasoned oven.
Olive + Oak
Opening in January
All the right ingredients—sustainably sourced food, craft beer, creative cocktails, a global wine list, relaxed service, and a comfortable dining room—are coming together in a place that’s sure to be a staple in Webster Groves.
Gus's Fried Chicken
Opening in December
Which will take longer: a drive to Memphis or waiting in line at the state’s first outpost of Tennessee import Gus’s Fried Chicken, coming soon to Maplewood? If we could, we’d welcome the legendary spicy birds’ 60-year-old secret recipe with a key to the city.
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