I just went tonight. I've driven by several times when in town and finally stopped.It was reasonably busy. The staff was super friendly to me me. I will definitely stop by again. One of the best burgers I've had. I also walked down the street to their sister restaurant V(Five) and had a carpaccio and glass of wine. By the time I left, they were full. Hopefully the other comments are in the minority, because I loved it.
Best Burger - 2008
Newstead Tower Public House - CLOSED
4353 Manchester Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
The key to the hamburger is the hamburger. If that's not a Zen koan, it should be. Too many burger joints view the humble patty — which, you know, just so happens to be a cornerstone of American culture — as a vacant lot on which they can build terrifying towers of caloric excess. (Yes, we're looking at you, Thickburger.) That ain't the case at Newstead Tower Public House, the new gastropub in Forest Park Southeast's Grove neighborhood. Here the star of the hamburger is the meat itself: a plump, juicy hunk o' chuck nestled between two halves of a soft, slighty sweet roll. But that's not any old ground chuck. It's grass-fed beef from Cape Girardeau's Fruitland Farms, and that's what really sets this burger apart. This is what beef should taste like, a clean, pure flavor that will make you wonder if you've ever really had a hamburger before.
We love/loved Newstead. The atmosphere is chill and the burgers are great. The beer selection on tap is also amazing. We were recommending them to everyone until one day my wife took her co-workers there for lunch and they had a 1hour wait on their food with no apology. She emailed them to express her disappointment; especially since we've been there over 20 times. We however never received a reply or apology.
Luckily St Louis has so many other restaurants, its not hard to find an alternative.
Burger was great, my was cooked perfect as was my husbands.Our friend had ordered well done and was served to him asMed Rare. To our dismay we had to pay $1.50 for 2 mushrooms on my husbands burger and $1.00 for 2 rings of onion on mine. (not slices, but rings) As I complained .50 was deducted from our bill. The condiments were home made, mustard, ketchup and mayo. The mayo was excellent. The service was also excellent. However, we will probably never go back.