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Opened between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2018
  • Baked Wood-Fired Pizza
  • Billie-Jean
  • Carnivore
  • Cinder House
  • Crispy Edge
  • Frankly on Cherokee
  • Grand Tavern by David Burke
  • Hamilton's Urban Steakhouse
  • Indie Eatery
  • Savage
  • The BAO
  • The Benevolent King
  • The Chocolate Pig
  • The Clover and the Bee
  • The Frisco Barroom
  • Truck Norris
  • Yellowbelly
Serves classic diner breakfast all day
  • Affton Diner
  • Allin's Diner
  • Benton Park Cafe
  • Boardwalk Cafe
  • Breakfast & Burgers
  • Chris' Pancake And Dining
  • City Diner
  • Courtesy Diner
  • Eat Rite Diner
  • Goody Goody Diner
  • Kingside Diner
  • Olivette Diner
  • Peacock Loop Diner
  • Southwest Diner
  • Spencer's Grill
  • Tiffany's Original Diner
  • Uncle Bill's Pancake House
Mobile eatery offering regular regional service
  • 2 Girls 4 Wheels
  • Balkan Treat Box
  • Buzz's Hawaiian Grill
  • Cha Cha Chow Food Truck
  • Cheese Shack
  • Essentially Fries
  • Farmtruk
  • Guerrilla Street Food Truck
  • Holy Crepe!
  • K-Bop
  • Mission Taco Truck
  • My Big Fat Greek Truck
  • Sarah's Cake Stop
  • Seoul Taco Food Truck
  • The Crooked Boot
  • Truck Norris
  • Vincent Van Doughnut Food Truck
Specializes in meat butchered in-house
  • Baumann's Fine Meats
  • Bolyard's Meat & Provisions
  • G & W Meats
  • Hanlen's Meat Shoppe
  • Herrell's Market
  • John's Butcher Shoppe
  • Kenrick's Meat Market
  • LeGrand's Market
  • Mannino's Market
  • Max's Meats & Deli
  • Oakville Butcher Block
  • Schneider's Quality Meats
  • The Corner Butcher
  • The Smokehouse Market
  • Truffles Butchery
  • Valenti's Meat Market
  • Wenneman Meat Market
Bakery specializing in bread
  • 222 Artisan Bakery
  • Ahne's Bakery
  • Amighetti's
  • Companion
  • Diana's Bakery
  • Federhofer's Bakery
  • Knead Bakehouse & Provisions
  • Kruta Bakery
  • Marconi's Bakery
  • Missouri Baking Co.
  • Mr. Meowski's
  • The Daily Bread
  • Union Loafers Café and Bread Bakery
  • Vitale's Bakery
  • Winslow's Home
Bakery specializing in cakes, pastries and sweets
  • 222 Artisan Bakery
  • Federhofer's Bakery
  • Helfer's Pastries
  • Jilly's Cupcake Bar
  • La Bonne Bouchée
  • La Patisserie Chouquette
  • McArthur's Bakery Cafe
  • Missouri Baking Co.
  • Nathaniel Reid Bakery
  • Pint Size Bakery
  • Russell's On Macklind
  • Sarah's Cake Shop
  • Sugaree Baking Co.
  • Sugarfire Pie
  • The Cup
Market where farmers sell produce directly to consumers
  • Alton Farmers' and Artisans Market
  • Arnold Farmers' Market
  • Belleville Old Town Market
  • Cherokee Street International Farmers' Market
  • Creve Coeur Farmers Market
  • Desoto Farmers Market
  • Ferguson Farmers' Market
  • Kirkwood Farmers' Market
  • Lake Saint Louis Farmers' & Artists Market
  • Land of Goshen Community Market
  • Schlafly Farmers' Market
  • Soulard Farmers Market
  • Tower Grove Farmers' Market
  • Webster Groves Farmers' Market
  • Wentzville Farmers' Market
Grocery or market selling fresh produce and packaged goods
  • City Greens Market
  • Dierbergs
  • DiGregorio's Italian Market
  • Fields Foods
  • Global Food Market
  • Green Earth Deli & Grocer
  • J. Viviano & Son's
  • Jay International Food Co.
  • Local Harvest Grocery
  • Mannino's Produce Market
  • Schnuck's
  • Straub's
  • United Provisions
  • Vincent's 12th Street Market
  • Viviano's Festa Italiano
Shop specializing in artisan food products
  • BeerSauce Shop
  • Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier
  • Bob's Seafood
  • Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate
  • Crown Candy Kitchen
  • Edibles & Essentials
  • Extra Virgin, An Olive Ovation
  • Gustine Market
  • Kakao Chocolate
  • Larder & Cupboard
  • LeGrand's Market and Catering
  • Merb's Candies
  • Olde Towne Spice Shoppe
  • Parker’s Table
  • The Smokehouse Market
  • Volpi Foods
Locally owned independent wine, beer and/or spirits shop
  • 33 Wine Shop
  • Arena Liquor
  • Bin 51 Wine & Spirits
  • Bottle Cellars
  • Gezellig
  • Intoxicology
  • Lukas Wine and Spirits
  • Parker's Table
  • Randall's Wines & Spirits
  • Robust Wine Bar
  • Saint Louis Hop Shop
  • The Wine And Cheese Place
  • The Wine Merchant
Specializes in made-to-order sandwiches
  • 222 Artisan Bakery
  • Adriana's on The Hill
  • Blues City Deli
  • Carl's Deli
  • Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium
  • Gioia's Deli
  • Kaldi's Coffee House
  • LeGrand's Market & Catering
  • Mom's Deli
  • Nathaniel Reid Bakery
  • Nora's
  • Pickles Deli
  • Russell's On Macklind
  • The Gramophone
  • The Wood Shack
  • Union Loafers Café and Bread Bakery
  • Viviano's Festa Italiano
Specializes in coffee-based beverages
  • Blueprint Coffee
  • Comet Coffee
  • Fiddlehead Fern Cafe
  • Foundation Grounds
  • Kaldi's Coffee House
  • Kitchen House Coffee
  • Living Room Coffee & Kitchen
  • Lola Jean's Giveback Coffee
  • Maypop Coffee & Garden Shop
  • Mokabe's Coffeehouse
  • Park Avenue Coffee
  • Picasso's Coffee House
  • Rise Coffeehouse
  • Sacred Grounds Café
  • Sump Coffee
  • Sweet EM’s Coffee and Ice Cream
  • The Mud House
Shop dedicated to doughnuts
  • Donut Drive-In
  • Donut Palace
  • Ex Cop Donut Shop
  • Glazey Square Donuts
  • John's Donuts
  • Old Town Donut Shop
  • Paul's Donuts
  • Pharaoh's Donuts
  • Ray's Donuts
  • St. Louis Hills Donut Shop
  • Strange Donuts
  • The Donut Stop
  • Tony's Donuts
  • Vincent Van Doughnut
  • World's Fair Doughnuts
Beer-dedicated bar with extensive rotating selection
  • 21st Street Brewer's Bar
  • Amsterdam Tavern
  • BeerSauce Shop
  • Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar
  • Crafty Chameleon
  • Germania Brew House
  • Gezellig
  • Global Brew Tap House
  • Hair Of The Dog
  • International Tap House (iTap)
  • SOHA Bar And Grill
  • Tapped
  • The Side Project Cellar
  • The Sliced Pint
  • Three Kings Pub
Produces beer or cider in western Missouri/eastern Illinois
  • 2nd Shift Brewing Co.
  • 4 Hands Brewing Co.
  • Brick River Cider
  • Center Ice Brewery
  • Civil Life Brewing Co.
  • Earthbound Beer
  • Ferguson Brewing Co.
  • Heavy Riff Brewing Co.
  • Main & Mill Brewing Co
  • Narrow Gauge Brewing Co.
  • Old Bakery Beer Co.
  • Perennial Artisan Ales
  • Rockwell Beer Co.
  • Schlafly
  • Side Project Brewing
  • Trailhead Brewing Co.
  • Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
A full-service bar focusing on/featuring arcade/board games
  • 4 Hands Brewing Co.
  • Blueberry Hill
  • Civil Life Brewing Co.
  • Friendly’s
  • Parlor
  • Pieces
  • RKDE
  • Start Bar
  • The Silver Ballroom
  • Two Plumbers Brewery & Arcade
  • Westport Social
English/Irish style bar
  • Blarney Stone Pub & Grill
  • Charleville Brewing Co. & Tavern
  • Dressel's Public House
  • Helen Fitzgerald's
  • John D. McGurk's Irish Pub
  • Llywelyn's Pub
  • Maggie O'Brien’s
  • Mike Duffy's Pub & Grill
  • Nick's Irish Pub
  • O'Connell's Pub
  • Riley's Pub
  • Seamus McDaniel’s
  • The Corner Pub And Grill
  • The Pat Connolly Tavern
  • The Scottish Arms
Has several large TVs dedicated to sports
  • Amsterdam Tavern
  • Billy G's Kirkwood
  • Blueberry Hill
  • Circle 7 Ranch
  • Felix's Pizza Pub
  • Friendly's
  • Helen Fitzgerald's
  • Joey B's
  • Mattingly's
  • Mike Shannon's Grill
  • Satchmo's Bar & Grill
  • Syberg's
  • The Post Sports Bar & Grill
  • Weber's Front Row
Wine-focused bar with large rotating selection
  • 33 Wine Shop & Bar
  • Bella Vino Wine Bar & Tapas
  • Brennan's
  • Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar
  • Cellar House
  • Chateau La Vin
  • Copia Restaurant & Wine Garden
  • Cork Wine Bar
  • Ernesto's
  • Olio
  • One 19 North Tapas and Wine Bar
  • Robust Wine Bar
  • Sasha's Wine Bars
  • Scarlett's Wine Bar
Produces wine in eastern Missouri/western Illinois
  • Adam Puchta Winery
  • Aerie's Riverview Winery
  • Augusta Winery
  • Balducci's Winery & Restaurant
  • Cedar Lake Cellars Winery
  • Chandler Hill Vineyards
  • Charleville Vineyards & Brewery
  • Chaumette Vineyards & Winery
  • Crown Valley Winery
  • Edge Wild Restaurant And Winery
  • Grafton Winery
  • Hermannhof Winery
  • LaChance Vineyards
  • Montelle Winery
  • Noboleis Winery
  • St. James Winery
  • Stone Hill Winery & Restaurant
  • The Rack House Kitchen Wine and Whiskey
  • Villa Antonio Winery
  • Wild Sun Winery
Restaurant specializing in smoked meats and barbecue
  • A Fine Swine BBQ
  • Adam's Smokehouse
  • Beast Craft BBQ
  • Bogart's Smokehouse
  • Bootleggin' BBQ & Catering
  • Dalie's Smokehouse
  • Doc's Smokehouse and Catering
  • Pappy's Smokehouse
  • Salt & Smoke
  • Shaved Duck
  • Smokee Mo's BBQ
  • Southtown Pub & Smoke Shack
  • Sugarfire Smoke House
  • Super Smokers
  • The Stellar Hog
Restaurant specializing in sushi
  • BLK MKT Eats
  • Blue Ocean Sushi
  • Cafe Mochi
  • Drunken Fish
  • I Love Mr. Sushi
  • Kampai Sushi Bar
  • Nippon Tei
  • Nobu's Japanese Restaurant
  • Oishi Sushi
  • Robata
  • SubZero Vodka Bar
  • Sushi Ai
  • Sushi Koi
  • Sushi Station
  • Tani Sushi Bistro
  • Wasabi Sushi Bar
Restaurant dedicated primarily to steak
  • 1818 Chophouse
  • Al's Steakhouse
  • Andria's
  • Annie Gunn's
  • Best Steak House
  • Carmine's Steak House
  • Carnivore
  • Citizen Kane's Steakhouse
  • Cork & Barrel Chop House and Spirits
  • Gamlin Whiskey House
  • Hamilton's Urban Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar
  • Kreis' Restaurant
  • Popeye's Chop House
  • Porter's Steakhouse
  • Sam's Steakhouse
  • The Tenderloin Room
  • Tucker's Place
  • Twisted Tree Steakhouse
Restaurant dedicated primarily to pizza
  • Blackthorn Pub
  • Faraci Pizza
  • Felix's Pizza Pub
  • Fortel's Pizza Den
  • Imo's
  • Katie's Pizza & Pasta Osteria
  • La Pizza
  • Pastaria
  • Peel Wood-Fired Pizza
  • Pi Pizza
  • Pie Guy Pizza
  • Pirrone's Pizzeria
  • Pizza Head
  • Pizza-A-Go-Go
  • PW Pizza
  • Racanelli's
  • Sauce On The Side
  • Union Loafers Café and Bread Bakery
Restaurant known for brunch or has a standalone weekend brunch menu
  • Brasserie By Niche
  • Cafe Osage
  • Cinder House
  • Cleveland-Heath
  • Egg
  • Grace Meat + Three
  • Half & Half
  • Hendel's Market Cafe
  • Herbie's
  • Katie's Pizza & Pasta Osteria
  • Rooster
  • Sqwires
  • The Clover and the Bee
  • The Crow's Nest
  • The Shack
  • Vin de Set
  • Wheelhouse
  • Yolklore
Restaurant dedicated to Italian/Italian-American cuisine
  • Acero
  • Anthonino's Taverna
  • Cafe Napoli
  • Charlie Gitto's
  • Cunetto House Of Pasta
  • Favazza's
  • Gian-Tony's Ristorante
  • I Fratellini
  • Joe Boccardi's Ristorante
  • Katie's Pizza & Pasta Osteria
  • Louie
  • Pastaria
  • Paul Manno's
  • Trattoria Marcella
  • Zia's Restaurant & Catering Co.
Restaurant dedicated to Chinese/Chinese-American cuisine
  • Bo Fung Chinese Kitchen
  • Cate Zone Chinese Café
  • Chef Ma's Chinese Gourmet Restaurant
  • China King
  • China Wok
  • Chinese Express
  • Corner 17
  • House Of Wong
  • Lemay Wok
  • Lona's Lil Eats
  • Lu Lu Seafood Restaurant
  • Lulu Asian Kitchen
  • Mai Lee
  • Sesame Chinese Restaurant
  • Wang Gang Asian Eats
  • Wonton King
  • Yen Ching
Restaurant dedicated to/known for fried chicken
  • Amigo's Joe's
  • Byrd & Barrel
  • Crusoe's Original
  • Frank & Helen's Pizzeria
  • Gallagher's
  • Goody Goody Diner
  • Grace Meat + Three
  • Hodak's Restaurant & Bar
  • Juniper
  • Kimchi Guys
  • King Edwards Fried Chicken
  • Porter's Fried Chicken
  • Southern
  • Sweetie Pie's
  • The Pat Connolly Tavern
  • The Piccadilly at Manhattan
  • Young's Ice Cream
Elegant dining with exceptional service
  • Al's Restaurant
  • Annie Gunn's
  • Blood & Sand
  • Cinder House
  • Farmhaus
  • Giovanni's on The Hill
  • Grand Tavern by David Burke
  • Kemoll's Italian Restaurant
  • Kreis' Restaurant
  • Louie
  • Olive + Oak
  • Peppe's Apt. 2
  • Polite Society
  • Sidney Street Cafe
  • Stone Soup Cottage
  • Tony's
  • Twisted Tree Twisted
  • Vicia
Restaurant dedicated to/known for burgers
  • 5 Star Burgers
  • Annie Gunn's
  • Baileys' Range
  • Blueberry Hill
  • Carl's Drive-In
  • Chuck-A-Burger Drive In
  • Concord Grill
  • Hi-Pointe Drive-In
  • Layla
  • Mac’s Local Eats
  • O'Connell's Pub
  • Rockwell Beer Co.
  • Stacked STL Burger Bar
  • The Dam
  • The Tattooed Dog
Shop dedicated to ice cream/gelato/snocones
  • Baileys' Range
  • Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream
  • Bobby's Frozen Custard
  • Clementine's Creamery
  • Doozle’s Frozen Custard
  • Fritz's Frozen Custard
  • FroYo
  • Gelato Di Riso
  • Ices Plain & Fancy
  • Jilly's Ice Cream Bar
  • Mr. Wizards
  • Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream
  • Silky's Frozen Custard
  • Sweet EM's Coffee and Ice Cream
  • Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
  • The Fountain on Locust
Restaurant dedicated to African cuisine
  • African Palace
  • Baida Moroccan Restaurant
  • Merhaba Restaurant
  • Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant
  • Simba Ugandan Restaurant
  • The Benevolent King
  • Ye Ethiopian
Restaurant dedicated to Cajun/Creole cuisine
  • 1764 Public House
  • 1860 Saloon
  • 909 Public House
  • BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups
  • Boogaloo
  • Broadway Oyster Bar
  • Completely Sauced
  • Evangeline's Bistro & Music House
  • Grafton Oyster Bar
  • Gulf Shores Restaurant & Grill
  • Highway 61 Roadhouse and Kitchen
  • Molly's in Soulard
  • Sister Cities Cajun
  • The Crooked Boot Food Truck
  • Who Dat's Southern Food
Restaurant dedicated to Indian cuisine
  • Bombay Food Junkies
  • Copper Chimney
  • Everest Cafe and Bar
  • Flavor of India
  • Gokul Indian Restaurant
  • Haveli Indian Restaurant
  • Himalayan Hut
  • Himalayan Yeti
  • House of India Restaurant
  • India Palace
  • India's Oven
  • Mr. Currys India Restaurant
  • Rasoi
  • Saffron Indian Cuisine
  • Taj Indian Cuisine
  • Taj Palace
  • Taste of India
Restaurant dedicated to Korean/Korean-American cuisine
  • Asian Kitchen Korean Cuisine
  • Joo Joo Restaurant
  • K-Bop Food Truck
  • Kalbi Taco Shack
  • Kim Cheese
  • Kim's Bakery
  • Kimchi Guys
  • Oriental Spoon
  • Seoul Garden Korean Restaurant
  • Seoul Taco
  • Shu Feng
  • Sides of Seoul
  • U-City Grill
  • Wudon BBQ Korean Restaurant
Restaurant specializes in traditional/nontraditional tacos
  • Amigos Cantina
  • Cha Cha Chow
  • Chava's Mexican Restaurant
  • Chimichanga's Mexican Restaurant
  • El Burro Loco
  • Fort Taco
  • Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
  • La Vallesana Tacos & Ice Cream
  • Las Fuentes
  • Mi Ranchito
  • Mission Taco Joint
  • Nachomama's
  • Rosalita's Cantina
  • Seoul Taco
  • Taco Circus
  • Taqueria El Bronco
  • The Taco & Ice Cream Joint
  • Yo! Salsa
Restaurant dedicated to Mexican/Mexican-American cuisine
  • Amigo Joe's
  • Amigos Cantina
  • Casa Romero
  • Chava's Mexican Restaurant
  • Chimi's Fresh-Mex
  • Chimichanga's Mexican Restaurant
  • El Burro Loco
  • El Maguey
  • Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
  • La Vallesana Tacos & Ice Cream
  • Las Fuentes
  • Mi Ranchito
  • Nachomama's
  • Nixta
  • Pueblo Solis
  • Rosalita's Cantina
  • Taco Circus
  • Taqueria El Bronco
Restaurant dedicated to Greek cuisine/Greek-American cuisine
  • Anthonino's
  • Apollonia Restaurant
  • Ari's Greek-American Cuisine
  • Dado’s Cafe
  • Fazzi's
  • Go! Gyro! Go! Food Truck
  • Gyro House
  • Jimmy the Greek's
  • Michael's Bar & Grill
  • My Big Fat Greek Truck Food Truck
  • Olympia Kebob House and Taverna
  • Pan D'Olive
  • Soulard Gyro
  • Spiro's Restaurant
  • The Greek Kitchen
  • The Gyro Company
Restaurant dedicated to Mediterranean/Middle Eastern cuisine
  • Al-Tarboush Deli
  • Aya Sofia Restaurant
  • Balkan Treat Box
  • Cafe Natasha's Kabob International
  • Kabob House
  • Layla
  • Levant
  • Medina Mediterranean Grill
  • Olio
  • Pan D'Olive
  • Ranoush
  • Sameem Afghan Restaurant
  • Taste of Lebanon
  • Taze Mediterranean Street Food
  • The Benevolent King
  • Vine Mediterranean Cafe & Market
  • Yiro/Gyro
Restaurant dedicated to soul food/traditional Southern cuisine
  • Brother's Diner
  • Celebrity Southern Soul Food Restaurant
  • Country Girl's Pie Shop
  • Diner's Delight
  • Five Aces BBQ
  • Grace Meat + Three
  • H&M Best Fried Fish & Chicken
  • Jaden's Diner
  • Juniper
  • Mom's Soul Food Kitchen
  • Mother's Fish
  • Ol' Henry Restaurant
  • Southern
  • Sweetie Pie's Upper Crust
  • You Gotta Eat Here
Restaurant dedicated to Thai/Thai-American cuisine
  • Addie's Thai House
  • Basil Spice
  • Blue Elephant Royal Thai Cuisine
  • Fork & Stix
  • Manee Thai
  • Pad Thai Kitchen
  • Pearl Cafe
  • Sen Thai Asian Bistro
  • Simply Thai
  • Tei Too
  • Thai 202
  • Thai House
  • Thai Kitchen
  • Thai Rama
  • Thai Table
  • The King and I
  • Zapp Thai Restaurant
  • ZEN Thai & Japanese Cuisine
Restaurant dedicated to Vietnamese/Vietnamese-American cuisine
  • Asian Cafe Bar & Grill
  • Banh Mi So 1
  • Dao Tien Bistro
  • DD Mau Vietnamese Eatery
  • Lemongrass
  • Little Saigon Cafe
  • Mai Lee
  • Mekong Restaurant
  • Monsoon Vietnamese Bistro
  • Pho Grand
  • Pho Long
  • Pho Manchester
  • Spot House Restaurant & Bar
  • Truc Lam Restaurant
  • VP Square
Restaurant serves traditionally prepared ramen
  • Blue Ocean
  • Fin Japanese Cuisine
  • Hiro Asian Kitchen
  • Midtown Sushi and Ramen
  • Nami Ramen
  • Nudo House
  • Ramen Tei
  • Robata Maplewood
Restaurant with significant/exclusive vegetarian or vegan options
  • Fred & Ricky's
  • Frida's
  • Gooseberries
  • Hello Juice & Smoothie
  • Lona's Lil Eats
  • Lulu's Local Eatery
  • Pizza Head
  • Revel Kitchen
  • Sacred Grounds Cafe
  • Small Batch Whiskey & Fare
  • Sweet Art
  • Sym•Bowl
  • Tree House
  • Urban Eats Cafe & Bakery
  • Wicked Greenz
Best restaurant of the year
  • Annie Gunn’s Smokehouse
  • Anthonino’s Taverna
  • Billie-Jean
  • Cinder House
  • Cleveland-Heath
  • Eleven Eleven Mississippi
  • Grace Meat + Three
  • Hendel’s Restaurant
  • Indie Eatery
  • Lona’s Lil Eats
  • Louie
  • Nippon Tei
  • Olive + Oak
  • Pastaria
  • Peacemaker Lobster & Crab
  • Reeds American Table
  • Savage
  • Sidney Street Cafe
  • Sugarfire Smoke House
  • The Chocolate Pig
  • Twisted Tree Steakhouse
  • Union Loafers Café and Bread Bakery
  • Vicia
  • Yellowbelly
Recognizes exceptional culinary talent
  • Aaron Martinez, Elaia
  • Brian Moxey, Sardella
  • David Sandusky, Beast Craft BBQ
  • Gerard Craft, Niche Food Group
  • Jack MacMurray, Boathouse
  • Jesse Mendica, Olive + Oak
  • Kevin Willmann, Farmhaus
  • Logan Ely, Savage
  • Matt Glickert, Sugarfire 44
  • Matthew Daughaday, Reeds American Table
  • Michael Gallina, Vicia
  • Nick Bognar, Nippon Tei
  • Ny Vongsaly, Billie-Jean
  • Patrick Russell, The Chocolate Pig
  • Rick Lewis, Grace Meat + Three
  • Samantha Mitchell, Farmtruk
  • Sean Turner, Louie
  • Tyler Layton, Twisted Tree Steakhouse
Recognizes exceptional bartending talent
  • Amanda Wilgus, Herbie’s
  • Anthony Geary, Cinder House
  • Drew Lucido, Angad Arts Hotel and Grand Tavern.
  • Harrison Massie, Small Change
  • Hope McCoy, Mike Shannon’s Grill
  • James Nahm, Cork & Barrel Chop House and Spirits
  • Kevin Titus, The Chocolate Pig
  • Meredith Barry, Grand Tavern by David Burke
  • Morgaine Segura, Olive + Oak
  • Phil Ingram, Vicia
  • Ted Kilgore, Planter’s House
  • Terry Oliver, Frazer’s
  • Tim Wiggins, Yellowbelly
  • Tony Saputo, The Midwestern (formerly The Benevolent King)
Best value and quality
  • 1818 Chophouse
  • 5 Star Burger
  • Basso
  • Brasserie
  • Drunken Fish
  • Frazer’s
  • Helen Fitzgerald’s
  • Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria
  • Mission Taco Joint
  • Oceano Bistro
  • Rosalita’s Cantina
  • Taste
  • The Chocolate Pig
  • Three Kings Pub
  • Wang Gang
Best outdoor dining
  • Bar Italia
  • Billy G’s Kirkwood
  • Boathouse
  • Brasserie
  • Broadway Oyster Bar
  • Cafe Natasha Persian Cuisine
  • Cinder House
  • Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
  • Hendel’s Market
  • John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub
  • Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria
  • Mike Shannon’s Grill
  • Molly’s in Soulard
  • Oliva on The Hill
  • Russell’s on Mackland
  • Sasha’s on Shaw
  • Sunset Overlook
  • Vin de Set
Best house chicken wings
  • Baked Wood-Fired Pizzeria
  • Culpepper’s
  • Doc’s Smokehouse
  • Frankie G’s
  • Grace Meat + Three
  • Hodak’s
  • Kimchi Guys
  • Mulligan’s Grill
  • Peel Wood Fired Pizza
  • Pi Pizzaria
  • Poor Richard’s
  • Southtown Pub
  • St. Louis Wing Co.
  • Sugarfire Smoke House
  • Syberg’s
  • Three Kings Pub
Best original cocktail menu
  • Blood & Sand
  • Boundary
  • Cleveland-Heath
  • Cork & Barrel Chop House and Spirits
  • Frazer’s
  • Narwhal’s Crafted
  • Olive + Oak
  • Planter’s House
  • Polite Society
  • Retreat Gastropub
  • Stone Turtle
  • Taste
  • The Chocolate Pig
  • The Gin Room
  • Twisted Tree Steakhouse
  • Yellowbelly
Best date night restaurant/bar
  • Acero
  • Bailey’s Chocolate Bar
  • Bar Les Freres
  • Billie-Jean
  • Brasserie
  • Cinder House
  • Elaia
  • I Fratellini
  • Louie
  • Olive + Oak
  • Sidney Street Cafe
  • Taste
  • The Crossing
  • Tony’s
  • Trattoria Marcella
  • Union 30
  • Vin de Set

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