I dunno, I asked one of the fish guys behind the counter if they had any monkfish. He didn't know what it was....
Best Fresh Seafood Counter St. Louis 2011 - Whole Foods Market
Members of Whole Foods Market's seafood-counter staff wear orange Grundéns bib overalls, just like seasoned commercial fisherman. These folks know their stuff, but there's not much you need to ask them. Each aquatic creature they sell is fronted by a placard detailing both the provenance (where it was caught) and method (how it was caught). On a recent afternoon, for example, the Atlantic squid was trawler caught, while the smelts were harvested with gill nets in the Great Lakes. The selection at Whole Foods is one of the most diverse in town, from baby octopus to swordfish to Mediterranean sea bass (branzini). It ain't the cheapest seafood counter, but if you check in regularly, you'll catch plenty of specials.
The same great quality and available specials also applies to our beautiful Town & Country store, located at the SW corner of Clayton and Woods Mill Rds. So proud to be "The Best Of!"
That's b.s.! I've bought monkfish there on multiple occasions at the Brentwood store, and although the West County store never seems to carry it, the people at the fish counter always offer to order it. In fact, there's only been once time that I can recall where they didn't know of a particular fish I'd asked for, but they offered to call the supplier while I waited, to see if they could get the fish for me.