March 31, 2017

13 New Restaurants You Should Try in St. Louis Right Now

If you can't find anywhere interesting to eat in St. Louis, you're obviously not trying very hard. In the past few months alone we've seen more than a dozen new restaurants pop up, with cuisine ranging from creative street food to vegetable-focused fine dining. Take a look at some of the new St. Louis restaurants you need to try right now.

If you can't find anywhere interesting to eat in St. Louis, you're obviously not trying very hard. In the past few months alone we've seen more than a dozen new restaurants pop up, with cuisine ranging from creative street food to vegetable-focused fine dining. Take a look at some of the new St. Louis restaurants you need to try right now.

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Himalayan Yeti
3515 S. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63139
Don't judge a restaurant by its building's previous tenant. Formerly the location of a Long John Silver, this south St. Louis spot is now the home of outstanding Indian and Nepalese cuisine. Photo by Dipak Prasai.
Himalayan Yeti
3515 S. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63139

Don't judge a restaurant by its building's previous tenant. Formerly the location of a Long John Silver, this south St. Louis spot is now the home of outstanding Indian and Nepalese cuisine. Photo by Dipak Prasai.
Himalayan Yeti offers fine dining, complete with a full bar. A menu of Indian dishes, as well as a few Nepalese classics, awaits diners. Photo by Sarah Fenske.
Himalayan Yeti offers fine dining, complete with a full bar. A menu of Indian dishes, as well as a few Nepalese classics, awaits diners. Photo by Sarah Fenske.
Shawarma King
571 Melville Ave.
University City, MO 63130
(314) 261-4833
No dried-out chicken or pita drenched in tahini here. At Shawarma King, you can get the best of the Middle East, right in the Delmar Loop. Photo by Mabel Suen.
Shawarma King
571 Melville Ave.
University City, MO 63130
(314) 261-4833

No dried-out chicken or pita drenched in tahini here. At Shawarma King, you can get the best of the Middle East, right in the Delmar Loop. Photo by Mabel Suen.
Shawarma King owner Mohammed Alsalem has committed to only serving freshly prepared food -- and in the process, has filled a void in St. Louis dining. "This sort of real, quality shawarma like they serve in the Middle East, you can't find that anywhere here in town," he says. Photo by Mabel Suen.
Shawarma King owner Mohammed Alsalem has committed to only serving freshly prepared food -- and in the process, has filled a void in St. Louis dining. "This sort of real, quality shawarma like they serve in the Middle East, you can't find that anywhere here in town," he says. Photo by Mabel Suen.
Sardella
7734 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 773-7755
A shock went through St. Louis when James Beard award-winning chef Gerard Craft announced he was closing his flagship restaurant, Niche. But diners didn't need to fret. Sardella took its place, and it too has proven to be a big success. Photo by Mabel Suen.
Sardella
7734 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 773-7755

A shock went through St. Louis when James Beard award-winning chef Gerard Craft announced he was closing his flagship restaurant, Niche. But diners didn't need to fret. Sardella took its place, and it too has proven to be a big success. Photo by Mabel Suen.
The Italian-inspired cuisine at Sardella is of course a must-try, and the restaurant's beautiful interior will make you feel like you're in an Amalfi Coast kitchen. From cauliflower soup to stout-braised oxtail, the menu at Sardella is top-notch. Photo by Mabel Suen.
The Italian-inspired cuisine at Sardella is of course a must-try, and the restaurant's beautiful interior will make you feel like you're in an Amalfi Coast kitchen. From cauliflower soup to stout-braised oxtail, the menu at Sardella is top-notch. Photo by Mabel Suen.
The Chase Club
212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 454-9000
You may remember this spot in the Chase Park Plaza as being home to the casual bar and grill known as Cafe Eau. This space has since been revamped, however, with a new name, new look and new menu. Photo by Sarah Fenske.
The Chase Club
212 N. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 454-9000

You may remember this spot in the Chase Park Plaza as being home to the casual bar and grill known as Cafe Eau. This space has since been revamped, however, with a new name, new look and new menu. Photo by Sarah Fenske.
Now called The Chase Club, this Chase Park Plaza restaurant still has a casual vibe, and simple, tasty treats are at the center of its menu. But you'll notice a much sleeker appearance, excellent cocktails and an impressive beer program as well (we're talking 18 taps and 27 bottles and cans). Photo by Sarah Fenske.
Now called The Chase Club, this Chase Park Plaza restaurant still has a casual vibe, and simple, tasty treats are at the center of its menu. But you'll notice a much sleeker appearance, excellent cocktails and an impressive beer program as well (we're talking 18 taps and 27 bottles and cans). Photo by Sarah Fenske.
Snax Gastrobar
3500 Watson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63139
(314) 353-9463
Looking for a weeknight dinner place, somewhere you can take the kids, or simply a place to watch the game? Snax Gastrobar is your place. With board games, five TVs and a patio with a fire pit, Snax Gastrobar invites you to kick back and relax. Pictured: Owners Stanley and Arlene Brown with co-owner/chef Joseph Hemp V. Photo by Johnny Fugitt.
Snax Gastrobar
3500 Watson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63139
(314) 353-9463

Looking for a weeknight dinner place, somewhere you can take the kids, or simply a place to watch the game? Snax Gastrobar is your place. With board games, five TVs and a patio with a fire pit, Snax Gastrobar invites you to kick back and relax. Pictured: Owners Stanley and Arlene Brown with co-owner/chef Joseph Hemp V. Photo by Johnny Fugitt.
Don't get the idea that Snax Gastrobar is a generic bar and grill, however. The casual atmosphere does not sacrifice quality -- interesting dishes grace the menu, such as roasted chicken over shiitake mushroom and leek-braised beans with lemon-garlic pan jus. Of course, you can still get that soup, salad, or burger you've been craving, too. Photo by Johnny Fugitt.
Don't get the idea that Snax Gastrobar is a generic bar and grill, however. The casual atmosphere does not sacrifice quality -- interesting dishes grace the menu, such as roasted chicken over shiitake mushroom and leek-braised beans with lemon-garlic pan jus. Of course, you can still get that soup, salad, or burger you've been craving, too. Photo by Johnny Fugitt.