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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Happy Hour at Triumph Grill: Wheelin' and Dealin' With Five-Dollar Snacks in Grand Center

Posted By on Wed, May 21, 2014 at 11:30 AM

"Hot Smoked Salmon Flatbread" with dill crème fraîche. | Photos by Mabel Suen
  • "Hot Smoked Salmon Flatbread" with dill crème fraîche. | Photos by Mabel Suen

The Place: Triumph Grill (3419 Olive Street; 314-446-1801)

The Hours: Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., as well as Sunday from 4 p.m. till close. Late-night happy hour is served Monday through Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. in the bar area only.

The Deal: $2 domestic bottles, $3 well drinks, $5 house red or white wine and $5 of all pitchers. Appetizer specials include nine different dishes for $5 apiece.

The bar from the back of the dining room.
  • The bar from the back of the dining room.

The Scene: Triumph Grill, located next to the Moto Museum across from Saint Louis University, is a full-service motorcycle-themed restaurant with a menu of American-style eats. Happy hour is restricted to the bar area, with seating available at a few dimly lit booths and tables away from the windows. The after-work crowd is a mild one, so if you're looking for a quiet place to unwind, this spot might do the trick.

Flash-fried stuffed mushrooms with goat cheese and herbs.
  • Flash-fried stuffed mushrooms with goat cheese and herbs.

The Food: Happy-hour appetizer specials include stuffed mushrooms, flash-fried asparagus, onion rings, smoked-salmon flatbread, wings, soft pretzels, buffalo chicken queso, housemade blue cheese kettle chips and calamari.

The whole stuffed mushroom caps get filled, battered and fried. Served with a garlic-Parmesan sauce, this indulgent dish was our favorite of the three we tried. Clearly, this happy-hour menu is a heavy one, not for the faint of heart.

Did Triumph Grill make the grade? Find out on the next page.

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