"On my three visits to Prasino, I had vastly different experiences. At times, it soared with perfectly executed dishes and flawless service. At others, both the food and the service completely flopped, leaving me confused as to how something that worked so well could veer so far off course." Continue reading Cheryl Baehr's review of Prasino.
Hours: Sun 8am-10pm, Mon-Thu 8am-11pm, Fri-Sat 8am-1:30am
The first Missouri outpost for a small, Chicago-based chain of restaurants, Prasino features contemporary American cuisine while adhering to an environmentally conscious philosophy. The menu features a broad spectrum of dishes, from flatbreads to sushi to St. Louis-style pork steak. Especially noteworthy are the pork belly and scallop tacos, a fun, fusion-style interpretation of a classic Mexican dish. Another must-try are the beef short ribs, simmered for hours in a truffled Cabernet mushroom sauce – this refined comfort food is the perfect dish for a cool evening. The large bar at Prasino provides a lively spot to sample fresh sushi and eclectic small plates over seasonal cocktails. While food and service can be a bit inconsistent, depending on the size of the crowd, Prasino provides a nice alternative to the large chains that overpopulate the St. Charles area.