The Place: Monty's American Grill (15850 Manchester Road; 636-220-3333)
The Hours: Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
The Deals: Half-off appetizers, $2 domestic bottles, $6 wines, $3 rail drinks and $3 draft beers.
See also: Happy Hour at Prasino
The Scene: Monty's American Grill opened in late January, offering up salads, wraps, sandwiches, burgers and more in Ellisville. The concept comes from the owners of Monty's Sandwich Company located in downtown St. Louis, and features many of the favorites from its flagship along with appetizers, entrees and a full bar. The large dining room has a contemporary red, gray and black theme with plenty of booths and tables to accommodate individuals to large groups. A few TVs occupy corners between neutral-colored paintings. All in all, the vibe comes off as low key and family friendly.
The Food: The half-off food selection includes everything from the appetizer menu except for the "Southwest Crab Cakes." Choose from toasted ravioli, chicken strips, chicken wings, a shrimp cocktail, beer-battered onion straws, spinach-artichoke dip, a slider trio, and four different kinds of loaded fries.
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