A Food Lover's Guide to St. Louis City and the Metro East

Discover the restaurants we love in 2022

click to enlarge Dish from Polite Society
Mabel Suen
Polite Society

This year, we're bringing you "Something Old and Something New:" Those favorite spots that are embedded in our hearts — our gold standards — as well as those new and notable places that are recent to the scene but are sure to become our new classics. These, and all the restaurants in our guide, were curated by RFT  Dining Editor and Restaurant Critic Cheryl Baehr, who is excited to shine a light on all of the reasons our region's food scene is garnering national attention. Read on to discover the shape of dining in St. Louis city and the metro east, and then check out her introduction to the guide as well as her picks for St. Louis County.

Benton Park & its Neighbors
Central West End/Cortex
Midtown/Grand Center
The Grove
Shaw/Botanical Heights
Tower Grove South and East
The Hill & its Neighbors
North Hampton, Southampton, Crown District
Cherokee Street
South of Meramec
North City


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