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Elaia

1634 Tower Grove Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110 | St. Louis - Tower Grove | 314-932-1088

Location Description:

Elaia brings elegant modern dining to the city's up-and-coming Botanical Heights neighborhood. The cooking of owner Ben Poremba is Mediterranean in the broadest possible sense: His mother hails from Morocco; he himself is a native of Israel who studied in France and Italy. He is confident enough to combine any or all of his influences in a single dish, and he shifts with ease from sophisticated compositions (a parfait of foie gras so delicate you spread it on toast as carefully as you'd polish your great-grandparents' china) to rustic fare (a salad with slivers of pressure-cooked pigs' ears). An à la carte menu is available, but ambitious diners should consider the tasting menu: a dozen or so courses that showcase the full range of Poremba's skills and talents. Elaia isn't cheap (the tasting menu costs $100 per person), but it belongs on the very short list of St. Louis' very best restaurants. Diners seeking a more casual experience can visit the adjoining wine bar, Olio.


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  • Cuisine(s): Contemporary, Mediterranean, New American
  • Hours: Tue-Sat 5:30pm-10pm
  • Price: $$$$
  • Serving: Dinner
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Highly Recommended
  • Parking: Lot Available, Street, Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Attire: Business-Casual, Dressy
  • Features: Business Dining, Prix Fixe, Vegetarian Friendly

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