Tuesday, March 1, 2016

St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: February 2016

Posted By on Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 6:15 AM

St. Louis-style ribs at Boundary, the new restaurant now open in the Cheshire Hotel. - PHOTO BY JOHNNY FUGITT
  • Photo by Johnny Fugitt
  • St. Louis-style ribs at Boundary, the new restaurant now open in the Cheshire Hotel.

After a rough start to the new year, with high-profile closings from downtown to Sunset Hills, February proved full of good news for St. Louis diners. Stunning new restaurants opened in the Chase Park Plaza and the Cheshire Hotel, while Olive + Oak drew positive buzz in Webster Groves and the Slider House brought an astonishing array of wee sandwiches to Rock Hill in its soft opening last week.


And there's even more good news on the way: Mission Taco and Shake Shack are both headed to the Central West End, though one will be here much sooner than the other. Yes, we lost a few good ones last month, but happy days feel like they're here again.

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.

Openings:
Balentine's Restaurant & Bar (1801 Park Avenue, Lafayette Square)
Boundary (7036 Clayton Avenue, Richmond Heights)
The Muddled Pig Gastropub (2733 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood)
Olive + Oak (102 W. Lockwood, Webster Groves)
Peno (7600 Wydown, Clayton)
The Preston (212 N. Kingshighway, Central West End)
Revel Kitchen (8388 Musick Memorial Drive, Brentwood)
The Slider House (9528 Manchester Road, Rock Hill)
Yummy 17 (8041 Olive Boulevard, University City)

See also: Yummy 17 Serves Authentic Chinese on Olive — But Maybe Not for Long

See also: The Preston Opens Today at the Chase Park Plaza


Closings:
The Edible Difference (615 Pine Street, Downtown)
Franco (1535 S. 8th Street, Soulard)
Gringo (398 N. Euclid, Central West End)

See also: Companion Bakery's Cafe/Campus Now Open in Maryland Heights

See also: Boundary Brings Eclectic Eats to the Cheshire Hotel

Editor's note: This post was updated after publication to include an additional closure. 

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