The Best of the Best Restaurants in St. Louis – February 25, 2017

The Best of the Best Restaurants in St. Louis
The Best of the Best Restaurants in St. Louis

The Top of St. Louis’ Restaurant Top 10 Lists

ST. LOUIS, MO/February 25, 2017 (STL.News) – St. Louis has a dynamic restaurant scene with offerings that are both eclectic and delicious.  This is a culinary center where there really is something for everyone.  With the huge selection of cuisines and quality restaurants, deciding where to eat can be downright dizzying.  So we, like many hungry St. Louisans, turn to customer reviews to find the best tacos, or pizza, or whatever we’re craving at the moment. We use those reviews to choose our own meals, and also to create our weekly top 10 lists in order to help our readers find the most delicious meals this city has to offer.

Each week, we take a moment to reflect on those top 10 lists, and shine the spotlight on the restaurants that hold the number one spot on each.  This week’s list bring you St. Louis’ favorites from five of our most popular Top 10 lists.

French

Brasserie by Niche (4.31 stars/612 reviews) Central West End, 4580 Laclede Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63108, (314) 454-0600.  This is acclaimed chef Gerard Craft’s take on a classic French brasserie, offering simple, delicious food in a casual, attractive, windowed setting.  In traditional brasserie style, diners are treated to rustic, cheese-crusted onion soup, bistro steak, perfect pommes frites, along with a nice wine list and beer selection.  Customers love their service, their reasonable prices, and weekend brunch.

Asian

Lona’s Lil Eats (4.64 stars/370 reviews) Fox Park, 2199 California Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63104, (314) 925-1888.  This cozy Fox Park cafe got its start as a booth selling fried dumplings at Soulard Market.  You can still get those famous dumplings at the restaurant, along with make your own giant rice paper wraps!  The food at this popular Asian eatery is fresh, delicious and affordable.

Juice Bars

Seedz Cafe (4.54 stars/ reviews) Demun, 6344 South Rosebury, Clayton, MO 63105 (314) 725-7333. St. Louis’ favorite gathering place for juice and smoothies offers a 100-percent organic, plant-based menu featuring fresh juice blends and smoothies, along with sandwiches, soup, and pizza.  The restaurant is casual, comfortable, and a bit quirky.  The owners encourage actual conversation among diners, so there’s no Wi-Fi.

Sandwich

Blues City Deli (4.76 stars/836 reviews), Benton Park, 2438 McNair Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63104, (314) 773-8225.  This isn’t just St. Louis’ favorite sandwich shop, it’s one of the Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in the US—for two years in a row!  This south city deli is well loved for their Po’boys and other lip smacking sandwiches, like the giant Muffuletta!  They’re also known for their friendly service, cool atmosphere, and great music.

Bars & Pubs

Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar (4.32 stars/690 reviews) Downtown, 1004 Locust Street, Saint Louis, MO 63101, (314) 241-8141.  This is a unique establishment in a sleek, brick-walled space in downtown St. Louis.  They carry more than 200 beers, 55 on tap, plus more that 100 wines, including a nice selection available by the glass, plus snacks, charcuterie, salads, sandwiches, and entrees made from locally sourced ingredients, antibiotic and hormone-free meat producers, and fresh bread baked daily at their sister restaurant, Rooster.

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