Our Guide to St. Louis Food

Olive + Oak

Here is our guide to where we like to eat in St. Louis. This list will be ever changing, so check back often for our new favorite places. We only included places we regularly go on here, so if you don’t see your favorite, it’s probably because we haven’t been there enough times to truly recommend it.

Oh, and tell ’em we sent ya.

Date Night Restaurants:

Olive + Oak (Webster Groves)

Juniper (Central West End)

Sidney Street Cafe (South City)

Peacemaker (South City)

Retreat Gastropub (Central West End)

Boundary (Clayton)

Cielo at the Four Seasons Hotel (Downtown)

Casual Restaurants:

Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria (Rock Hill)

Hi-Pointe Drive In (Dogtown) 

Lulu’s Seafood & Dim Sum (Olivette)

The Fountain on Locust (Grand Center)

Carl’s Drive In: (Brentwood)

Mission Taco (Multiple Locations)

Byrd & Barrel (South City)

Nachomama’s (Rock Hill)

Pastaria (Clayton)

Mai Lee- Vietnamese & Chinese (Brentwood)

City Coffeehouse and Creperie (Clayton)

The Daily Bread (Kirkwood)

Pho Grand – Vietnamese (Grand)

Union Loafers (Tower Grove)

Zen Thai & Japanese (Crestwood)

Companion Bread (Ladue)

Winslow’s Home (Loop)

Old Town Donuts (Florissant)

Crown Candy Kitchen (City)

King and I – Thai (Grand)


Pappys (City)

Bogarts (Soulard)

Sugarfire (Multiple Locations)

Salt + Smoke (The Loop)


Pi Pizzeria (Multiple Locations)

Dewey’s Pizza (Multiple Locations)

Sauce on the Side (Multiple Locations)


Five Star Burgers (Clayton)

Schlafly Bottleworks (Maplewood)

4 Hands (Downtown)

Urban Chestnut (The Grove)

Civil Life (City)

Square One Brewery and Distillery (Lafayette Square)

Craft Beer Cellar (Clayton)

Taste (Central West End)

The Block (Webster Groves)

Three Sixty (Downtown)

The Flying Saucer (Downtown)

The Crow’s Nest (Maplewood)


Park Avenue Coffee (Lafayette Square)

Sump Coffee (South City)

Blueprint Coffee (The Loop)

Kaldis Coffee (Multiple Locations)

Coma Coffee (Brentwood)

Rise (The Grove)

Comet Coffee (Dogtown)


Cyranos (Webster Groves)

Ted Drewes (South City)

The Custard Station (Kirkwood)

Tropical Moose (Kirkwood)

Kakao Chocolate (Multiple Locations)

La Patisserie Choquette (Tower Grove)

Nathaniel Reid Bakery (Kirkwood)

Jilly’s Cupcake Bar (Olivette)

Bissinger’s Chocolates (Central West End)

Jeni’s Ice Cream (Central West End)