4502 Hampton Avenue St. Louis, MO 63109 +1 314 351 4187
BizJournal Online has voted Gino's as the Best Place for a low-profile lunch. The atmosphere is classy and relaxed, and the owner actually speaks Italian. The restaurant caters to business and leisure travelers and it also has a kid-friendly environment. The menu offers pasta and veal entrees as well as a huge seafood salad. There are also numerous options for vegetarians. An indoor bar serves a large selection of wines, beers and other alcoholic drinks. Drinks can be ordered for the outdoor dining area, too.
5453 Magnolia Avenue St. Louis, MO 63139 +1 314 781 1135
This is a casual, always crowded place where families, sports lovers and anyone looking for satisfying Italian food congregate. Among menu items, the Cunetto's salad is not to be missed. Favorites among the 20 pastas include spaghetti and broccoli in a cream sauce and linguine with clams. Entrees? There are more than 20, but try the Seasoned Bread Crumbs sautéed in Cardinale Sauce, Veal Saltimbocca or Bistecca alla Siciliana. The wine list includes many inexpensive bottles. The restaurant does not accept reservations, so plan on waiting for a table.
3914 Lindell Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63108 +1 314 533 0101
Since 1998, this bar has been hopping in the space of St. Louis' old Playboy Club. It features a downstairs dance floor as well as an upstairs one that offers a view of the crowd below. The dance floors are not large but are spacious enough to offer a good time. The lounge areas are great for relaxing and sipping on a beer or cocktail. Kearbey's is also one of the few places of its type in the area that accepts travelers cheques. It is a popular hangout and party spot for the college crowd, and due to the large crowds, it is best to get here early. Parking space is scarce as well, although this fact does not keep the people from coming back! Wednesday is college night; guests must be 18 to get in and 21 to drink.
4100 Manchester Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110 +1 314 534 0044
One of St. Louis' most popular gay and lesbian bars, Attitudes also attracts a large straight crowd. It's a great place to relax and is a favorite after-work stop. The bar hosts eight televisions for sports fans to watch while relaxing over a glass of frosty beer. The large dance floor invites everyone to unwind and move to the music played by the disc jockey. Surrounding the dance floor are raised seats, mirrors and many lights. There's music here for everyone, from country to rock to golden oldies. For those who are not into dancing, there are dart games, a jukebox and karaoke. A small kitchen serves a few light items and burgers until closing on the weekends. Entry is restricted to persons over the age of 21.
2001 Park Avenue Suite A St. Louis, MO 63104 +1 314 231 9200
Arcelia's does not place an emphasis on decorations, but it does do a good job of focusing on the food. When the weather is comfortable, a few tables are placed outside for guests to enjoy. All the food is prepared with skill and expertise, so you cannot go wrong choosing anything on the menu. A la carte selections are available, but the combination platters offer a better value. Mexican beers are available, along with all the typical domestics, but connoisseurs will tell you that some of the area's best margaritas are served here.
5101 Wilson Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110 +1 314 771 1632
Considered by many to be the best Italian restaurant on the Hill, this restaurant inspires elegance and good taste. Gentlemen will want to wear a suit and tie and ladies should make it a point to dress up for the occasion, too. Italian landscape oil paintings and romantic chandelier lighting perfectly complement the tasteful ambiance. Veal and artichoke dishes are hearty favorites at Dominic's on the Hill, but do not overlook the seafood selections. The wine list is among the top in St. Louis and features many Italian vintages. Cappuccinos and espressos perfectly complete every meal.
5356 Dagget Avenue Macklind St. Louis, MO 63110 +1 314 772 4893
Gian Tony's caters to the romance seeker, the business executive and the loner looking for a great meal. It is also known as a gathering spot for sports fans after local games. The dress is casual, but jackets are preferred. All dishes have an Italian taste that is pleasing and not overwhelming. Guests can choose from chicken, seafood, veal, beef or pasta entrees. A family of four or five can eat well without thinning the wallet too much. The only down side seems to be the limited choice of beverages.
2126 Marconi Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110 +1 314 772 3303
While Gian Peppe's does not feature the largest dining room in the area, this restaurant more than makes up for its lack of size with irresistible flavors and an appealing sense of coziness. It is a popular setting for romantics in the evening and for the business class during lunch. The elegant surroundings call for an elegant dress. The Italian cuisine will leave you sighing with pleasure, but you will definitely feel the impact on your wallet. Entree choices consist of pasta specialties served with chicken, veal, beef and seafood prepared a variety of ways. Both the bar and wine cellar are well stocked!
6726 Chippewa Street St. Louis, MO 63109 +1 314 481 2652
This place has been a favorite in St. Louis and a landmark for ice cream lovers since 1929. Mr. Drewes' cool, creamy delights are served upside down in order to prove just how creamy and thick they really are. Do not be alarmed by the ever-present line, as it moves along pretty quickly. An ice cream-style stand, complete with neon lights and twinkling bulbs, makes this a lively family hangout. It is so relaxed that the menu is handwritten. Try an array of frozen flavors, from pineapple, strawberry and chocolate chip to other odd titles such as the Terramizzou, Fox Treat and All Shook Up. A Concrete is a must-taste as this historic sweet spot. They are open from 11a daily.
1543 McCausland Avenue St. Louis, MO 63117 +1 314 781 1299
The Olympia Kebob House and Taverna serves authentic Greek food. For the last 20 years, people have visited the restaurant for the pitas, gyros, kebobs, moussaka, dolmades, pastitsio and other Mediterranean food. There are daily meal specials, and takeout is available. In the summer, people stop by just to have a drink on the patio dining area. In addition to the Greek appetizers and meals, Olympia serves a variety of drinks including soda, Greek and American coffees, tea, milk and beer. The beer selection includes Bass, Foster's Lager, Budweiser, Leinenhugels, Guinness and Samuel Adams!
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