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Monarch Event Space

7401 Manchester Road Maplewood, MO 63143 | Maplewood | 314-644-3995

Location Description:

The acclaimed Maplewood restaurant Monarch has revamped its spacious bar and cozy bistro dining room as Monarch Southern Bistro. Here executive chef and Louisiana expat Josh Galliano offers a laid-back menu of Cajun and Creole favorites, including overstuffed po' boy sandwiches and fritters made from the pork-and-rice sausage known as boudin. The best dishes bear traces of Galliano's creative touch, like simple hush puppies classed up by a burnt-lemon sauce, or catfish wrapped in shredded sweet potato. (Diners in the bar and bistro can also order from the more upscale menu of Monarch's main dining room.)


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  • Cuisine(s): Cajun, Creole, Southern
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Evening
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Street, Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Banquet Facilities, Business Dining, Catering, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible

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