From places serving classic Provençal-inspired fare to spicy delights and incredible rooftop venues with unforgettable views over the city, here are the best restaurants for every occasion in St Louis, Missouri.
Located on the top two floors of a former power-plant, concept restaurant Element provides guests with a charming open-air rooftop terrace on which they can enjoy a unique and delicious meal. The menu at Element features a variety of contemporary American dishes that are prepared using locally sourced ingredients and produce wherever possible. Dare to try something new such as the sweetbreads with bacon, oyster mushrooms, sage and black ipa mousse, or stick with something more traditional but equally as tasty, such as the pork chop with a smoked bourbon apple sauce.
Element, 1419 Carroll Street, St. Louis, MO, USA, +1 314 241 1674
This cosy, family-run eatery is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and is still as inviting and successful as ever. Hendel’s Restaurant features a custom-made oak bar where guests are welcome to sit whilst enjoying a glass of wine from the extensive estate selection, a jug of craft beer or a perfectly mixed speciality drink. Over in the dining area, stop by for a Hendel burger or a slice of quiche at lunchtime, order the raspberry pork, sautéed tilapia or Cajun carbonara for dinner. The Sunday brunch is also a firm favourite among locals, with both the cured ham and roasted asparagus frittata and the crab-cake eggs Benedict being superb choices. Hendel’s keeps its guests entertained every Friday and Saturday evening with live music.
Run by two highly respected executive chefs, Niche specialises in classic new-American cuisine with a contemporary twist. Focusing on creating truly delicious dishes using humble ingredients, Chefs Gerard Craft and Adam Altnether are incredibly passionate about native Missouri produce. Diners get to taste their offerings in a relaxing yet stylish restaurant, perfect for romantic and celebratory meals. For a one- or two-course meal, simply choose the most tempting dishes from the a la carte menu, but for something truly special opt for the four-course option. Starting with zucchini soup, order the quail with eggplant for the second course, the red snapper with celery root for the third course, and finish with homemade camembert for dessert.
Niche, 7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton, St. Louis, MO, USA, +1 314 773 7755