Boundary

We had the exciting opportunity to dine with other bloggers and writers from around the Midwest at Boundary, a newly renovated restaurant located within The Cheshire property in St. Louis, Missouri. Chef Rex Hale and his team of culinary creatives have developed a stunning menu that we continue to gush about. Large, decorative light features pop against brick and wood accents. Bright green and gold features help create a fun, fresh, and hip atmosphere.

You can’t miss the impressive raw bar once you’re inside the main dining room. From the raw bar, we tried the kona kampachi, tuna poke, and the Peruvian ceviche. The Peruvian ceviche arrived in an innovative coconut dish and was enjoyed immensely by everyone at our table. The bright flavors of lime and coconut paired with the delicate corvina atop crunchy cassava chips was a memorable way to start the evening.

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I’ve been craving their tuna poke since we left. Buttery yellowfin tuna tossed with savory flavors of ginger and soy have been haunting me and begging me to return again to order this dish.

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When it comes to poutine, we’re pretty picky (Neil is Canadian, after all). The poutine at Boundary was incredible. Silky, salty gravy poured over fries and topped with an egg would have been good enough, but Chef Hale adds the most amazing cheese curds I’ve ever had, which pushed the dish over the edge.

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Another dish we devoured was the toast, served similar to a bruschetta. This dish featured crispy, buttery bread topped with warm brussels sprouts, melty stracciatella, local honey and walnuts.

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The pork ribs fell literally off the bone. They were sticky, smoky, and sweet.

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Chef Hale features ingredients from local farmers within his dishes, such as cheese from a local farm. This cheese board featured wide variety of local cheeses with an assortment of breads.

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As a beautiful beet salad came to our table, and we all ooed and ahhed over the alluring presentation. Creamy whipped goat cheese set this salad apart from any other beet salad I’ve had.

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I’m not the biggest grapefruit fan, but Boundary’s endive salad changed all that for me. This endive salad with grapefruit, pecorino, marcona almonds, and a popped mustard vinaigrette was incredibly refreshing.

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Light, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth sea scallops are paired with creamy butternut squash risotto.

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Neil’s favorite dish of the night was the pork shank. We all dove into this dish right away, not thinking to pause and take pictures, because it looked just too appetizing. Succulent, juicy pork, carassed by fontina polenta sent us to the moon and back.

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The most impressive presentation of the evening with the whole crispy gulf snapper. Thin, crispy skin seared to perfection with white flaky fish underneath. You can imagine the symphony of “oh my goshes” at our table as we dove in.

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BUT THEN… there was dessert. We had four or five different offerings, and they were all impeccable. The meyer lemon cheesecake was the best cheesecake either of us have ever had in our lives. And Neil’s had a lot of cheesecake. The rich and creamy consistency was reminiscent of a thick creme brûlée, and it had just the right balance of crunch with a dusting of cookie crumbs.

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My favorite dessert (surprise surprise) was the chocolate mousse. It was unbelievably decadent and smooth, with deep dark chocolate flavors that made me think I was committing some sort of sin with each bite.

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To say we enjoyed Boundary is an understatement. It surpassed our high expectations, as Chef Rex Hale’s creations always do. If you’re in St. Louis, you must go. We’re already on the books for another evening at Boundary in a few weeks and are counting down the days.

THE FOLLOWING CONTEST HAS ENDED

To celebrate the opening of this fabulous spot in St. Louis, we’re hosting a giveaway!! One lucky winner will win an a one night stay at the Cheshire that includes a $50 gift card to Boundary. You can leave four separate comments to enter four separate times:

  1. Comment on this post and let us know what dish you’d like to try at Boundary
  2. Subscribe to our website via e-mail (at the bottom of the page) and leave us a comment letting us know you subscribed
  3. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook then come back here and leave a comment letting us know you follow us on at least one of those platforms.
  4. Follow Boundary on Twitter and/or Facebook, then come back here and leave a comment letting us know you follow them on at least one of those platforms.

All comments must be received by The Newlywed Chefs in the comments section of this post by 11:00pm CST April 3rd, 2016. Up to 4 entries per person. US Residents over the age of 18 are eligible to enter. Please no giveaway only/scam accounts. Winner will be selected at random and announced on this blog and our social media sites. Room will based on availability, must call 14 days in advance to reserve.

We received a guided tour of the Cheshire, all meals and drinks during our Boundary experience, and the giveaway package as compensation for this post and related social media posts from 10x Studios. However, as always, all opinions are 100% our own. 

We’re St. Louis food bloggers who love to cook! Join us on our culinary adventures as we keep a fresh outlook on life, love, and food.

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Comments (78)

  • JonahK 1 year ago Reply

    I’ve got to have that poutine. Especially if it’s Canadian approved!

  • Kelli M. 1 year ago Reply

    Sounds awesome! We will check it out! Also started following you guys on Facebook.

  • Sam and Adam 1 year ago Reply

    The pork ribs, poutine or scallops! We can’t decide. Already following you guys on Instagram and Boundary on Facebook…

  • Allison Sandweg 1 year ago Reply

    I want to try the poutine! Looks delish!

  • Amy 1 year ago Reply

    Def the chocolate mousse!!!

  • Allison Sandweg 1 year ago Reply

    I subscribed to your website

  • Allison Sandweg 1 year ago Reply

    I follow you on Instagram and Facebook! 🙂

  • Allison Sandweg 1 year ago Reply

    I now follow Boundary on Facebook!

  • Shannon Kelley 1 year ago Reply

    Poutine looks incredible! But I want it all!

  • Shannon Kelley 1 year ago Reply

    I now follow you guys on Instagram!

  • Shannon Kelley 1 year ago Reply

    I have subscribed to your website!

  • Shannon Kelley 1 year ago Reply

    I have liked Boundary on Facebook!

  • Melissa R 1 year ago Reply

    I’ve got to try that crispy gulf snapper – looks amazing!

  • Melissa R 1 year ago Reply

    I subscribed to your site!

  • Melissa R 1 year ago Reply

    I follow you on Twitter

  • Melissa R 1 year ago Reply

    I follow Boundary on Twitter

  • allie 1 year ago Reply

    I can’t wait to go eat here! I’ll try the endive grapefruit salad and chocolate mousse.

  • allie 1 year ago Reply

    I liked the newlywed chefs on facebook

  • allie 1 year ago Reply

    i subscribed to your blog with my e-mail address!

  • allie 1 year ago Reply

    I an following the Boundary and the Cheshire on Facebook.

  • M&M 1 year ago Reply

    I’d like to try the poke!

  • M&M 1 year ago Reply

    I subscribed to your insta

  • M&M 1 year ago Reply

    I subscribed to your blog

  • kim 1 year ago Reply

    “BUT THE CHEESECAKE!” It was such a pleasure meeting you guys that night. I can’t wait to come back to see more of the city!

  • April 1 year ago Reply

    Mmm. I would like to try the tuna poke 🙂 …Or maybe the pork shank?? No…the tuna poke.

  • April 1 year ago Reply

    Also…I can’t believe I didn’t before, but I’m following y’all on Twitter now!!

  • April 1 year ago Reply

    And I’m following Boundary too! Thanks for the link…

  • Fred Rose 1 year ago Reply

    The chocolate mousse looks delicious, I’d try it.

  • Danielle tenBruggencate 1 year ago Reply

    Hi there! Love your blog. That Meyer Lemon cheesecake would be on my hit-list any day of the week. Oh man do I love all things lemon!

  • Danielle tenBruggencate 1 year ago Reply

    & just followed you on Instagram 🙂

  • Maggie 1 year ago Reply

    I want to try the poutine and be brave and try the red snapper!

  • Maggie 1 year ago Reply

    And I subscribed to the email notifications

  • Maggie 1 year ago Reply

    And followed Boundary on Twitter 🙂

  • Maggie 1 year ago Reply

    I already followed you on FB but now Instagram too!

  • Heather Wade 1 year ago Reply

    That ceviche looks so good! And the toast! And the desserts!

  • Heather Wade 1 year ago Reply

    I follow you on FB, and maybe I need to get with the times and get an Instagram account 🙂

  • Heather Wade 1 year ago Reply

    And I subscribed!

  • Meagan O'Brien 1 year ago Reply

    How do I pick one? I am feeling scallops for my first choice to try at the moment! Also, you all are the best! Thanks for the awesome review!

  • Meagan O'Brien 1 year ago Reply

    I’m officially an Instagram follower!

  • Meagan O'Brien 1 year ago Reply

    Following Boundary on facebook now! (or “liked” the page I should say)

  • Jen Moder 1 year ago Reply

    I follow you guys on Facebook and love reading about and seeing the food adventures you experience together!

  • Jen Moder 1 year ago Reply

    Just signed up to follow Boundary on Facebook and am looking forward to my first visit at this establishment.

  • Jen Moder 1 year ago Reply

    I would love to try the pork ribs. Looked like great sauce on the pork! Moving here from Kansas City I’m always trying to find that best bbq spot in the St. Louis area.

  • Jen Moder 1 year ago Reply

    Just signed up to “stay in the know” of The Newlywed Chefs via their email newsletter!

  • Elizabeth 1 year ago Reply

    Following you guys on FB!

  • Elizabeth 1 year ago Reply

    Excited to try that chocolate mousse! Yum! Get in my belly!

  • Elizabeth 1 year ago Reply

    Subscribed to le blog via emails

  • Elizabeth 1 year ago Reply

    Following Boundary. Hope they post half as well as the newlywed chefs!

  • Maureen Fitzgerald 1 year ago Reply

    The photos are amazing!!! The pork shank and the pork ribs sound delish! Please add some chocolate mousse and I will be very happy.

  • Maureen Fitzgerald 1 year ago Reply

    I am already following you on Facebook. I just liked Boundary on Facebook.
    Your blog on Boundary’s dishes are very descriptive. You need a TV show now!

  • Michael Laspe 1 year ago Reply

    The poutine looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it!

  • Ben 1 year ago Reply

    Poke! I haven’t had good poke since leaving Hawaii a decade ago. I need to give it a try soon!

  • Ben 1 year ago Reply

    Guess who is just liked you on facebook?!

  • Ben 1 year ago Reply

    Uh oh!….Guess who now likes Boundary on facebook?! Oh and you guys on insta?!

  • ben 1 year ago Reply

    here we go again!….the newlywedchefs and I are now connected through email on your website!
    Oh and thanks for all the Easter recipes….so delicious:-)

  • Bridgette 1 year ago Reply

    I subscribed via email!

  • Bridgette 1 year ago Reply

    I would like to try the toast with brussel sprouts. Sounds ah-mazing!

  • Bridgette 1 year ago Reply

    I like your blog on Facebook and Instagram!

  • Bridgette 1 year ago Reply

    Just followed Boundary on Facebook, as well!

  • Sara 1 year ago Reply

    I would like the poutine!

  • Sara 1 year ago Reply

    I follow you on Instagram

  • Sara 1 year ago Reply

    I also follow Boundary on Instagram.

  • Brianna Oliver 1 year ago Reply

    Let’s just be honest. The poutine looks amazing!! I love cheese boards. Grapefruit in my salad?! The Lord has heard my prayer. Lemon cheesecake?! Woah. Im in heaven.

  • Brianna Oliver 1 year ago Reply

    I follow you on Instagram!

  • Brianna Oliver 1 year ago Reply

    I have subscribed to you blog!

  • Brianna Oliver 1 year ago Reply

    Following Boundary on Facebook!

  • Cris Bushway 1 year ago Reply

    This place looks awesome and I cannot wait to try the food here!

  • laurenhebel 1 year ago Reply

    Hey! I am going here on Friday with some really cool people. I started following Boundary on Facebook

  • Jenny 1 year ago Reply

    pork shank and the cheese board

  • Jenny 1 year ago Reply

    Following you on Instagram and Facebook

  • Jenny 1 year ago Reply

    Following Boundary on Facebook!

  • Sarah buschmann 1 year ago Reply

    I definitely want to try the sea scallops with butternut squash risotto!! Yum!!

  • Sarah Buschmann 1 year ago Reply

    I subscribed to your blog!

  • Sarah Buschmann 1 year ago Reply

    I follow you on Facebook and Instagram.

  • Sarah Buschmann 1 year ago Reply

    I follow Boundary on Facebook.

  • Lindsey P. 1 year ago Reply

    The risotto looks amazing!

  • okcupid2 4 months ago Reply

    I also follow Boundary on Instagram. i want to share

  • expressdiagnostics 4 months ago Reply

    It was a great post. I follow Boundary on Facebook. i am sharing your post..

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