11 Key Restaurants Downtown For You To Try

By Natalie Boesch
In Culture

Downtown STL is exploding with so many restaurants that it’s hard to decide which one to try first. This list makes it easier by including places that are perfect for a casual lunch break, a romantic date night or a late night out.

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Photo courtesy of Hiro Asian Kitchen

1/ Hiro Asian Kitchen
The inside of Hiro Asian Kitchen will surprise you with a colorful LED-lit craft cocktail bar, funky light fixtures and spacious booths. Order their dim-sum sampler and generously portioned pork belly ramen.
1405 Washington Ave.

2/ Wheelhouse
This sports bar, restaurant and night club spans 10,000 square feet with three bars and a VIP section. Their menu includes classic bar foods like fried pickles, pretzels and wings as well as some unique creations, like zucchini fries and napa cabbage hand rolls.
1000 Spruce St.

3/ Robust Wine Bar
Robust Downtown offers brunch, lunch and dinner with an extensive wine list. Overwhelmed by all the choices? Use the Robust Factor as a guide; it’ll help you find what pairs best with your meal.
635 Washington Ave.

4/ Mr. Curry’s India Restaurant
Go to Mr. Curry’s for an authentic Indian buffet and casual, humble environment. Eat all you can or take it to go for only $12.95. The buffet changes slightly each day so check out their menu online to plan your visit.
612 Olive St.

5/ Bailey’s Range
This is arguably the most flexible burger joint in the city. At Bailey’s Range, you can choose a traditional beef, pork, bison, lamb, chicken or veggie patty along with a variety of toppings to make a burger that suits you best. Pair it with a boozy, house-made ice cream shake!
10th & Olive Streets

6/ Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar
David Bailey’s Bridge offers a more upscale environment than Range with 200+ beers and 100+ wines. Snack on popcorn flavored with honey, beet powder and mustard or pair your wine with charcuterie. The kitchen stays open late every night.
1004 Locust St.

7/ Mango
Eat Peruvian cuisine without leaving the city. The menu includes Seco de Carne, a beef stew with garlic, onions and cilantro, and Pollo en Salsa de Mango, a grilled chicken breast with mango, red pepper and pisco sauce served with white rice and potatoes.
1001 Washington Ave.

8/ Sauce On The Side
SOTS’s new Downtown location is the perfect spot to stop for a quick business lunch. Choose among 14 different creative calzones.
411 N 8th St.

9/ Broadway Oyster Bar
Listen to live music and shoot back oysters in one of the oldest buildings still in use in St. Louis. The establishment’s reputation speaks for itself.
736 Broadway 

10/ Medina Mediterranean Grill
Get Medina’s specialty The Original Palestine shawarma with your choice of chicken or beef, or keep it classic with expertly made falafel. Not feeling the pita? They also offer shawarma salads.
1327 Washington Ave.

11/ The Boom Boom Room
One of Downtown’s newest restaurant, bar and events club features a French-inspired dinner menu and burlesque shows every weekend. Transport back to the 1920s while sipping on a craft cocktail named after a burlesque dancer.
500 N 14th St.

 

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