Best Bosnian Restaurant St. Louis 2007 - Grbic
"Bigger is better" has never been our motto here at Best-Of HQ. We seek treasure in the tiniest nooks and find greatness in the itty-bittiest crannies. But part of Grbic's charm owes to its sheer size. While most ginormous restaurants are unpleasant locales like industrial cafeterias and all-you-shouldn't-eat buffets, Grbic is simultaneously spacious and utterly warm. The Grbic family had the right idea when they turned a south-city dairy into a banquet hall-size Bosnian restaurant. Even on a slow night, when the only real sight is white tablecloths and picture windows, you can look out over the dozens of tables and imagine them crowded with families. Even on a quiet evening, when the only real sound is Bosnian pop music and the soft shuffling of waiters, you can listen closely and almost hear the chatter and laughter. It's a place for rehearsal dinners, for wedding receptions, for milestone birthdays. And the generously portioned dishes crafted with obvious care are a shining example of true comfort food. Grbic's menu draws from several European nations, not just Bosnia, and the result is a delightful mishmash of schnitzels, pasta dishes and expertly grilled meat and seafood. The sarma a savory blend of beef and rice, wrapped tight in cabbage leaves and smothered in a light tomato sauce is particularly good, as is the feta-heavy "Grbic Salad." And whatever you do, don't forget to order cevapi; Grbic's version of this famous Bosnian beef sausage is spicy, earthy and absolutely top-notch.