Excellent roasted pork paired with ruby red grapefruit over mixed greens with goat cheese, almonds and apricots elevates a dinner salad into a satisfying entrée. (The salads are listed as "Entrée Salads," which isn't an overreach.) Here too, little things stand out, the kitchen having taken the time to candy the almonds and poach the apricots in apple juice.

Of course, a restaurateur as savvy as Bailey, who at 32 is already one of the city's best operators, knows that these little things are what set a place apart — what will allow the Bridge to thrive in spite of its out-of-the-way location. At a time when city boosters are gnashing their teeth about downtown's growth (or lack thereof), it's heartening to see someone take the gamble not simply to open a new establishment, but to do so off the well-trod Washington Avenue path and then, just for the hell of it, to grill grass-fed burgers on the sidewalk.

Music to downtown's ears: the Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar. See a slideshow of the Bridge Tap House here.
Music to downtown's ears: the Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar. See a slideshow of the Bridge Tap House here.

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Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar

1004 Locust St.
St. Louis, MO 63101

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: St. Louis - Downtown

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The Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar
Popcorn...$3
Roasted beet-goat cheese gratin...$7
Coffee-braised beef...$12
1004 Locust Street; 314-241-8141.
Hours: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight Sun.

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God knows St. Louis needs more sidewalk food vendors. And while we're at it, we need more Dave Baileys.

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