Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Openings & Closings: A Year in St. Louis Restaurants

Posted By on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Brisket at Salt + Smoke, which opened in June. | Jennifer Silverberg
  • Brisket at Salt + Smoke, which opened in June. | Jennifer Silverberg

It has been a crazy year for St. Louis restaurants. Too many closed too soon, but we also saw some exciting culinary talent emerge, as well as restaurant risk-taking. Continue on for our full list from 2014, and let us know any we missed in the comments.

See also: The 10 Best New Restaurants of 2014

Openings:

21st Amendment: The Brewer's Bar (2017 Chouteau Avenue; 314-241-6969) 612 Kitchen & Cocktails (612 West Woodbine, Kirkwood; 314-965-2003) A Pizza Story (7278 Manchester Avenue; 314-265-6085) Art Bar (2732 Cherokee Street; 314-769-9696) Avenue (12 North Meramec, Clayton; 314-727-4141) BaiKu Sushi Lounge (3407 Olive Street; 314-977-4411) Bar Louie (103 Chesterfield Valley, Chesterfield; 636-812-4280) [additional location] Bishop's Post (16125 Chesterfield Parkway West, Chesterfield; 636-536-9404) Bistro 1130 (1130 Town & Country Crossing Drive, Town & Country; 636-394-1130) [new concept] Bobby's Place and Plager's Lounge (1130 Washington Avenue; 314-241-3900) Bocci Bar (16 North Central Avenue, Clayton; 314-932-1040) [reopening] Bolyard's Meat & Provisions (2810 Sutton Boulevard; 314-647-2567) Bonefish Grill (8780 Eager Road, Brentwood; 314-918-1649) Brevan's Patisserie (1009 Century Drive, Edwardsville, Illinois; 618-307-5772) Cabana on the Loop (6100 Delmar Boulevard; 314-875-0532) Cantina Laredo (7710 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-725-2447) The Caramel Room at Bissinger's (1600 North Broadway; 314-615-2480) Cooper's Legendary American Grill (140 North Main, St. Charles; 636-724-5505) The Corner Cup (1221 Tamm Avenue; 636-667-9409) Corvid's Cafe (5001 Mardel Avenue; 314-481-1522) Craft Beer Cellar (8113 Maryland Avenue, Clayton; 314-222-2444) The Dark Room (615 North Grand Boulevard; 314-531-3416) Death in the Afternoon (808 Chestnut Street; 314-621-3236) The Dining District (6241 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-833-5699) Doc's Smokehouse (1017 Century Drive, Edwardsville, Illinois; 618-656-6060) Earthbound Brewing (2710 Cherokee Street; 314-504-3532) Estancia Mexican Restaurant (17258 Chesterfield Airport ;636-730-3151) Fort Taco (8106 Manchester Road; 314-555-6144) Ferring Jazz Bistro (Jazz at the Bistro) (3536 Washington Avenue; 314-289-4030) Finger Foodies (@FingerFoodiesMO) Flying Rolls (3674 Forest Park Avenue; 314-246-0589) The Good Luck Bar & Grill (2501 South Ninth Street; 314-833-5825) The Good Pie (6665 Delmar Boulevard) Goody Cafe (3960 Lindell Boulevard; 314-814-8074) Grapeseed (5400 Nottingham Avenue; 314-925-8525) Great Location Bar & Grill (799 Mall Parkway, Wentzville; 636-856-8500) Grove East Provisions (3101 Arsenal Street; 314-616-8527) Gulf Shores Restaurant & Grill (215 Harvard Drive, Edwardsville, Illinois; 618-650-9109) [additional location] Ices Plain & Fancy (2256 South 39th Street; 314-601-3604) Itacate Mexican Grill (3324 North Lindbergh Boulevard; 314-736-4516) Insomnia Cookies (226 North Euclid Avenue) JJ Twig's Pizza & Pub (5600 Hampton Avenue) [additional location] Jilly's Ice Cream Bar (8509 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-993-5455) Kaldi's @ Farrell (520 South Euclid Avenue) Kakao Chocolate (7726 Forsyth, Clayton) [additional location] KimCheese (10441 Olive Boulevard, Chesterfield; 314-485-1408) [additional location] Kitchen House Coffee (3149 Shenendoah Avenue; 314-732-0009) Larder & Cupboard (7431 Manchester Road; 314-300-8995) Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant (1901 Washington Avenue; 314-241-1557) [additional location] Leonardo's Kitchen & Wine Bar (2130 Macklind Avenue; 314-664-1410) The Living Room (2808 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-306-7626) Lona's Lil' Eats (2199 California Avenue; 314-925-8938) The London Tea Room (3128 Morganford Road; 314-241-6556) [new location] Lücha (522 North Grand Boulevard; 314-833-9993) Lucky's Market (15830 Fountain Plaza Drive, Ellisville; 636-220-1223) Lulu's Local Eatery (3201 South Grand Boulevard) Mama's Downtown (758 South Fourth Street) Mary Ann's Tea Room (4732 McPherson Avenue; 314-361-5303) Massa's (14314 South Outer 40, Town & Country; 314-485-8800) [additional location] Master Pieza (2846 Cherokee Street; 314-899-9939) McMurphy's Café (800 North Tucker Boulevard; 314-802-0700) Mission Taco (908 Lafayette Avenue) [additional location] Nadoz Chesterfield (17089 North Outer 40 Road, Chesterfield; 636-536-4100) [additional location] Old Standard (1621 Tower Grove Avenue; 314-899-9000) Pairings Wine & Dessert Bar (1131 Colonnade Center, Des Peres; 314-821-5455) Park Avenue Coffee (5105 Columbia Avenue; 314-717-1900) [additional location] Peacock Loop Diner (6261 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-721-5555) Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co. (1831 Sidney Street; 314-772-8858) Peel Wood Fired Pizza & Brewery (104 South Cherry Street, O'Fallon, Illinois; 618-726-2244) Pharaoh's Donuts (200 North Seventh Street; 314-351-0285) Pickleman's (11921 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur; 314-473-1155) Pizzeoli (1928 South Twelfth Street; 314-449-1111) Pizzeria Mia (4501 Maryland Avenue) Pizzino (7600 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton; 314-240-5134) Plank Road Pizza (5212 Highway N, Cottleville; 636-477-6155) The Purple Martin (2800 Shenandoah; 314-898-0011) R-Café (1704 South Broadway; 314-833-4548) Racanelli's (6314 Delmar Boulevard; 314-727-7227) [additional location] Rack House West Winery (5065 North Highway N, Cottleville; 636-244-0574) Recess Brewing (307 North Main Street, Edwardsville, Illinois; 618-692-5101) Rocket Fizz (6303 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-833-4614) Restituo (4100 Shenandoah Avenue) Riverbend Restaurant and Bar (1059 South Big Bend Boulevard; 314-664-8443) [moved] Rooster South Grand (3150 South Grand; 314-772-3447) [additional location] Salt + Smoke (6525 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-0200) The Salted Pig (731 South Lindbergh Boulevard; 314-738-9373) Sauce on the Side (7810 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-833-5426) [additional location] Seoul Taco/Seoul Q (6665 Delmar Boulevard; 314-863-1148) [moved] Se7en Cupcakes and Martinis (5045 State Highway N, Cottleville; 636-244-5185) Siam STL (4121 Manchester Avenue; 314-533-7426) The Shack (13645 Big Bend Boulevard, Suite 105; 636-529-1600) Side Project Cellar (7373 Marietta Avenue, Maplewood) Smallcakes Cupcakery (343 South Kirkwood Road, #8, Kirkwood; 314-698-2780) Snarf's (374 South Grand; 314-833-4828) [additional location] The Station (2232 Thurman Avenue; 314-735-5527) Steve's Hot Dogs (3457 Magnolia Avenue; 314-932-5953) [additional location] Strange Donuts (107 1/2 East Argonne Drive, Kirkwood) [additional location] Strange Trap Kitchen (4659 Maryland Plaza; 314-361-9444) [inside Brennan's] Sugarfire Pie (9200 Olive, Suite 108, Olivette; 314-736-6300) Sugarfire Smokehouse (3150 Elm Point Industrial, St. Charles; 636-724-7601) [additional location] Sugarfire Smoke House (9955 Winghaven, O'Fallon; 636-265-1234) [additional location] Sun Cafe (1435 Salisbury Street; 636-544-2151) Sushi Ai (4 North Central Avenue; 314-727-1168) [additional location] St. Louis BBQ & More (4265 Reavis Barracks; 314-544-1661) Taj Mahal (567 Melville Avenue, University City; 314-721-4499) Three Flags Tavern (4940 Southwest Avenue; 314-669-9222) Three Kings Public House (11925 Manchester Road, Des Peres; 314-815-3455) [additional location] Tick Tock Tavern (3459 Magnolia Avenue; 314-101-9999) Truffles Meat Market Butchery (9208 Clayton Road; 314-567-9100) Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (4465 Manchester Avenue; 314-222-0143) [second location] Urban Eats Cafe (1301 Olive Street) [additional location] Walnut Grill (1386 Clarkson/Clayton Center, Ellisville; 636-220-1717) The Wheelhouse (1000 Spruce Street; 314-833-3653) [additional location] Which Wich (6662 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-899-0999) White Box Eatery (176 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton; 314-862-2802) WildSmoke (12316 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur; 314-548-2222) Yo My Goodness Frozen Yogurt (6610 Wydown Boulevard) Zoup! (810 North New Ballas Road, 314-792-6060) Zydeco Blues (1090 Old Des Peres Road, Des Peres; 314-858-1188)

Closings:

Bad Dog Bar & Grill (3960 Chouteau Avenue; 314-652-0011) Bill's Market & Meats (10009 Bellefontaine Road) BlackFinn American Grille (1147 Saint Louis Galleria) Blind Tiger (7376 Manchester Road) Brazikat Brazilian Steak & Seafood House (172 Carondelet Plaza) Chi Sushi Sake (4 North Euclid Avenue) Chill Frozen Yogurt (6610 Wydown Boulevard) Clementine's (2001 Menard Street) Eleven65 (1165 Technology Drive, O'Fallon) Gelateria Tavolini (1327 Washington Avenue) Giancarlo's Ristorante (4915 Hampton Avenue) Giuseppe's Ristorante (4141 South Grand Boulevard) Graham's Grill & Bayou Bar (612 West Woodbine, Kirkwood) Guajillo Mexican Grill (12683 Dorsett; 314-579-6020) Hamburger Mary's (3037 Olive Street)Harvest (1059 South Big Bend Boulevard, Richmond Heights) Home Wine Kitchen (7322 Manchester Road, Maplewood) Itacate Mexican Grill (3324 North Lindbergh Boulevard, Bridgeton) J. Gumbo's (312 North Tenth Street) J. Gumbo's (3949 Lindell Boulevard) La Cantina (35 North Gore Avenue, Webster Groves) Lampert's BBQ (11658 Dorsett Road; Maryland Heights) Lester's (4651 Maryland Avenue) Lester's (14810 Clayton Road, Chesterfield) Local Harvest Café (815 Olive Street) Lola (500 North 14th Street) Macaroni Grill (all four area locations) Majestic Restaurant (4900 Laclede Avenue) Majic Market (640 West Woodbine Avenue, Kirkwood) The Market at the Cheshire (7036 Clayton Road) Mi Linh (9737 Manchester Road, Rock Hill) My Daddy's Cheesecake Bakery & Cafe (6451 Clayton Road, Clayton) The Nest (10440 German Boulevard, Frontenac; 314-494-5706) Nico (6525 Delmar Boulevard, University City) Pomme (40 North Central Avenue, Clayton) Pomme Cafe & Wine Bar (44 North Central Avenue, Clayton) Pronto! (11240 Manchester Road) Richard's Ribs (10727 Big Bend Road, Kirkwood) Roxane (12 North Meramec Avenue, Clayton) The Shack (3818 Laclede Avenue) The Shanti (825 Allen Avenue) Siete Luminarias (2818 Cherokee Street) Table (1821 Cherokee Street) Tripel Brasserie (1801 Park Avenue) Vino Nadoz (16 The Boulevard, Richmond Heights) Wild Horse Grill (101 Chesterfield Towne Centre, Chesterfield)) Yacovelli's (407 Dunn Road, Florissant)

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