St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: June 2016

Jul 1, 2016 at 6:43 am
A pear and prosciutto pizza at Scarlett's Wine Bar, now open in the Central West End. - PHOTO BY SARAH FENSKE
A pear and prosciutto pizza at Scarlett's Wine Bar, now open in the Central West End.

It's been a very active month in the St. Louis restaurant scene. Not only did the area's most acclaimed restaurant, Niche, close its doors after a decade of service, but the most controversial sports bar in University City, Social House II, shut down as part of a legal settlement with that municipality

But the news isn't all bad! Niche plans to reopen as Sardella, a more casual, more modern concept right in the same Clayton space. Scarlett's Wine Bar is now bringing some of that Sasha's magic to the Central West End. And if you like tacos, you're in luck: Club Taco opened in Kirkwood while Kalbi's Taco Shack opened on Cherokee. Are tacos — not ramen — actually the barbecue of 2016? We can only hope!

Brickyard Tavern (3196 S. Grand, Tower Grove)
Electric Cowboy (4109 N. Cloverleaf Drive, St. Peters)
Ferguson Burger Bar and More (9120 W. Florissant Ave., Ferguson)
Krieger's Chesterfield Pub & Grill (1684 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield)
Luna Lounge (4561 Gravois, Benton Park)
Mathew's Kitchen (5625 Hampton Ave., Southampton)
Melt (2712 Cherokee Street, Cherokee District)
Mexcla (2818 Cherokee Street, Cherokee District)
Niche (7734 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton)
Social House II (6655 Delmar Blvd., the Loop)
Tavern of Fine Arts (313 Belt Ave., DeBaviliere Place)
Thurman Grill (4069 Shenandoah Ave., Shaw) (temporary)

See also: Luna Lounge Is Closing This Weekend

See also: Louie's Wine Dive Brings Smart Pairings to Clayton

See also: How a Costly Legal Fight Doomed Social House II

Club Taco (200 N. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood)
Foundry Public House (126 N. Main Street, Edwardsville)
Kalbi's Taco Shack (2301 Cherokee Street, Cherokee District)
Louie's Wine Dive (16 S. Bemiston, Clayton)
Queen's Cuisine Tea Room (120 S Main St., Edwardsville)
Scapegoat (52 Maryland Plaza, Central West End)
Scarlett's Wine Bar (4253 Laclede Avenue, Central West End)

See also:
Scarlett's Wine Bar Now Open in the Central West End

See also: Niche Will Close, Reopen as Sardella

See also: Thurman Grill Has Closed, Will Reopen

See also: Kalbi's Taco Shack Puts a Twist on Cherokee Street Classics

See also: Club Taco Brings Wildly Creative Tacos to Kirkwood