Wednesday, February 1, 2017

St. Louis Restaurants Openings & Closings: January 2017

Posted By on Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 6:42 AM

click to enlarge COURTESY OF HI-POINTE DRIVE-IN
  • COURTESY OF HI-POINTE DRIVE-IN

January is historically a slow time for restaurant openings, and this month was no exception. Still, it's hard not to be excited about the few places that have opened their doors — see above for a good illustration of what we're talking about vis a vis Hi-Pointe Drive-In. And Cherokee Street's latest storefront, a brightly modern tea cafe Teatopia, also has St. Louis excited.

We also lost a few good ones this month, including two restaurants that helped bring St. Louis an understanding of true Mexican cuisine, not just Tex-Mex. As for other bad news on the horizon, now might be the time to visit Atlas Restaurant for one last time — they're closing in just two weeks.

Openings
Cork & Barrel Chop House & Spirits, 7337 Mexico Road, St. Peters
Hi-Pointe Drive-In, 1033 McCausland Avenue, Hi-Pointe
New Day Gluten-Free, 7807 Clayton Road, Clayton
Teatopia, 2619 1/2 Cherokee Street, Cherokee District
Yiro Gyro, 15581 Manchester Road, Ellisville

See also: Hi-Pointe Drive-In Opens, Giving Diner Classics New Life

See also: Teatopia Is a New Kind of Tea Shop on Cherokee Street

Closings
Dandy Inn, 1030 Lincoln Highway, Fairview Heights, Illinois
Moya Grill, 567 Melville Avenue, Delmar Loop
Sansai Japanese Grill, 822 Olive Street, Downtown
Senor Pique, 14870 Manchester Road, Ballwin
Tom + Chee, 1280 State Highway K, O'Fallon
Tortillaria, 8 1/2 S. Euclid, Central West End

See also: Tortillaria to Close; Mission Taco to Open in St. Charles

See also: Moya Grill Has Closed in the Loop

See also: Senor Pique to Close After 12 Years in Ballwin


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