For those who can't wait that long for their New Orleans oyster fix, Riverbend offers two oyster dishes as appetizers: "Doc Sewall Oysters," which are oysters baked with breadcrumbs and cheese, and the intriguing "oyster bread." This looks something like cheese bread, a crusty baguette halved lengthwise and topped with an oyster spread. It is ridiculously tasty, a touch sweet, a touch salty.

Riverbend Restaurant and Bar's owner Sam Kogos.
Jennifer Silverberg
Riverbend Restaurant and Bar's owner Sam Kogos.

Location Info


Riverbend Restaurant & Bar

701 Utah St.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: St. Louis - South City


Riverbend Restaurant & Bar
Oyster bread...$6.95
Cochon de lait po' boy...$8.50
Crawfish Creole...$12.95
701 Utah Street; 314-664-8443.
Hours: Lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Sat. Dinner 5-9 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Thu., 5-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
(Closed Tue. and Sun.)

There are exactly two desserts: chocolate cake and Creole bread pudding. The latter is Pat Kogos' recipe, the dense, soft bread studded with golden raisins and topped with a whiskey-cream sauce. It is another thing for which we must thank her — after, of course, convincing her husband to move here.

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