A Hard Act to Follow

Finale's amazing food deserves a standing ovation -- and the digs ain't bad, either

Finale might best be summed up by one of its desserts, a smashing trompe l'oeil in-joke called toasted chocolate ravioli. Dough spiked with cocoa powder is shaped into T-rav shells, filled with milk-chocolate ganache and sprinkled with Cocoa Krispies "bread crumbs." Raspberry sauce, white chocolate flecks and mint-leaf shavings stand in for marinara, Parmesan, and oregano, respectively. It's both delicious and hilarious.

"There aren't enough stalls in the bathroom," I heard a woman say to her friend while they waited in the ladies' room as I was note-taking in one of the lavatory's two stalls. "That's my only complaint."

Jennifer Silverberg

Location Info


Brio Tuscan Grille

1601 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
Frontenac, MO 63131

Category: Restaurant > European

Region: Frontenac


1446 Saint Louis Galleria
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Richmond Heights


Poached lobster $12
Pork tenderloin $21
Roasted veal ribeye $28
Chocolate toasted ravioli $8

314-863-8631. Hours: Lunch 11a.m.- 2 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; dinner 5-10 p.m. Mon.- Thu., 5-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat.

8025 Bonhomme Avenue, Clayton

Mine too.

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