Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall delivers food as flavorful as its beers

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall delivers food as flavorful as its beers
Jennifer Silverberg
Hungarian bratwurst alongside roasted cauliflower, cider marrow beans, wheat toast and romesco sauce.

See photos: Urban Chestnut Serves Delicious Eats as well as Craft Beer in The Grove

Urban Chestnut has reinvented the classic German bierhall for its mammoth Grove brewery. As a local craft-brewing institution, patrons come to the facility, first and foremost, for the beer, though the food gives the suds a run for their money. Chef Andrew Fair draws upon his German heritage and time living in Europe to create a menu of traditional German cuisine that has been updated so as not to be a caricature. Offerings consist of small plates, sandwiches and wurst boards with highlights such as salt cod brandade beignets, and dumplings of the moment. The indulgent "Strammer max" sandwich is a must-try. Thinly shaved Black Forest ham, luscious Comté cheese and an over-easy farm egg are piled atop butter rye bread for a German version of a croque madame. Urban Chestnut features a selection of excellent G&W sausage served with rotating side dishes such as marrow beans and sauerkraut. It's the ideal food for a day of drinking.

Chef Andrew Fair wanted the bierhall's food to pay homage to St. Louis' strong German tradition without being literal.

Click here for Riverfront Times' full review.

Location Info

Map

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

4465 Manchester Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: St. Louis - Forest Park Southeast

Details

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery and Bierhall
Brandade beignets...$9
"Strammer Max"...$14
Hungarian bratwurst board...$14
4465 Manchester Avenue; 314-222-0143. Kitchen hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., Sun.

Related Stories

More About

See photos: Urban Chestnut Serves Delicious Eats as well as Craft Beer in The Grove

 
My Voice Nation Help
 
Loading...