St. Louis is a city renowned for its culinary delights, and when it comes to special occasions, there are plenty of restaurants that offer an unforgettable experience. From Rob Connoley's exploration of local ingredients and historic Ozark cuisine at Cinder House to Ben Poremba's flagship restaurant for modern dining, there is something for everyone.
Nick Bognar'sJapanese and Southeast Asian-inspired dishes at Louie create a unique atmosphere, while Olive + Oak offers a wide range of appetites from hamburgers to Dover sole.
Philip Day's seasonal kitchen at Augusta is worth the drive, and Kevin Nashan's Sidney Street Cafe in Benton Park is a timeless place for special evenings. Tony's new flashy rooms in Clayton haven't altered the restaurant's old school dining experience, and Matt McGuire and Sean Turner's Italian-inspired restaurant Los Gallinas is a member of their restaurant group. No matter what type of cuisine you are looking for, St. Louis has something to offer for any special occasion. Rob Connoley's Cinder House offers Brazilian-inspired food with panoramic views of the city center and the Mississippi River.
The Crossing has been a must-see destination for special occasions for nearly a quarter of a century, with exquisite cuisine and unparalleled hospitality. Ben Poremba's flagship restaurant offers the most exclusive modern dining experience in St. Louis, with a full tasting menu and exceptional wine pairings. Nick Bognar has established himself as one of the top chefs in St.
Louis, with Japanese and Southeast Asian-inspired dishes creating their own special occasion. Louie is a never-ending dinner and party atmosphere that enhances everything you celebrate there. Olive + Oak is the place to go for an occasion that needs to satisfy a wide range of appetites. Philip Day's seasonal kitchen at Augusta justifies the trip and more, while Kevin Nashan's Sidney Street Cafe in Benton Park remains undisputed as a timeless place for special evenings and a thoroughly modern American restaurant. When dining at Sidney Street Cafe, the menu seemed comforting and appealing, more spacious than usual.
There were classic dishes such as lobster patties in crackling puff pastry with a reduction of tomato and brandy, as well as modern dishes such as raw hamachi combined with popcorn. Beyond the exclusive selection of snacks presented on a table board, there were artfully served main courses and a variety of à la carte options. A friend and I ended up filling our table with an elegant plate of veal cheeks, simple quail, polenta, spaetzle with sweet Dungeness crab, and more. Two years ago, Kevin Nashan had nothing to prove with his acclaimed and beloved Benton Park restaurant. Faced with the unprecedented challenge of the pandemic, he has allowed Sidney Street to adapt and move forward.
Tony's new flashy rooms in Clayton haven't altered the restaurant's old school dining experience to the maximum. It has become The Spot for the most special occasions for a reason. One of the best restaurants in St. Louis is always memorable, especially since their seasonal menu is constantly changing, making the experience unrepeatable. Whether you are looking for Rob Connoley's exploration of local ingredients or Nick Bognar's Japanese-inspired dishes, St.
Louis' restaurants remain committed to a vision of haute cuisine that is both refined and progressive - suitable for special occasions. If you're looking to make your special occasion truly unforgettable, St. Louis has some of the finest restaurants in the country that will make your night one to remember. From Rob Connoley's Cinder House to Ben Poremba's flagship restaurant for modern dining, Nick Bognar's Louie to Olive + Oak offering something for everyone - you'll be sure to find something that suits your taste buds perfectly! Philip Day's seasonal kitchen at Augusta is worth the drive while Kevin Nashan's Sidney Street Cafe in Benton Park remains timelessly classic - perfect for any special evening. No matter what type of cuisine you're looking for or what kind of atmosphere you're hoping to create - St. Louis has something to offer for any special occasion! So come explore all that this city has to offer - you won't be disappointed!.