Yes, Midtown is good but I agree that Kirkwood has been rapidly gaining. From Citizen Kane & Cafe Provencal to the Custard Station & Spencer's Grill; there are many choices for all sorts of customers including families. And you can even catch a train to go to Kansas City or Washington MO, where there are a whole bunch of terrific restaurants.
Best Restaurant Neighborhood - 2009
Midtown? A dining destination? Tell that to most lifelong St. Louisans and they'll laugh in your face. But a funny thing has happened over the past few years: An area where your dining choices were once limited to one Italian restaurant and the Saint Louis University student union is now booming. In one building alone you can enjoy barbecue at Pappy's Smokehouse, a cold one at the Buffalo Brewing Co., and sandwiches, burgers and chili-cheese fries at the U. Across Olive Street, the Good Pie turns out Neapolitan-style pizza, and a block to the north the Fountain on Locust serves up sandwiches, soups and ice-cream sundaes. Add in Triumph Grill, and now the problem in midtown isn't finding a place to eat — it's choosing which.
Great choice! What an awesome neighborhood and I love that Pappy's. I hope that area continues to develop it has HUGE potential!
Yes, those restaurants in Kirkwood are indeed close to each other, but... they all suck (except for deweys). Try again.
Kirkwood outshines any neighborhood with its plentiful and diverse restaurants in it's downtown area. Deweys Pizza, Bar Louie, Citizen Cains Steak House, Mike Duffys, Massas, Spencers Grill, PJs, Ice&Fuel and the new Amigo's Mexican restuarant to name a few. All within in a couple blocks of each other.