22 New St. Louis Restaurants That Are Getting a Bunch of Buzz

A ton of new restaurants have opened up in the St. Louis area since the beginning of the year.

And while 2021 might not have the entire service industry flexing its muscles just yet, it's clear that the St. Louis food scene is back on the rise.

These are the most buzzed-about openings so far this year.

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Songbird
(4476 Chouteau Avenue, 314-781-4344)
In addition to creating a breakfast sandwich that has a cult following, Songbird also offers other daytime delights.
Find out more here.
Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Songbird
(4476 Chouteau Avenue, 314-781-4344)

In addition to creating a breakfast sandwich that has a cult following, Songbird also offers other daytime delights.

Find out more here.

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Edera Italian Eatery
(48 Maryland Plaza, 314-361-7227)
The food at this dreamy Italian restaurant is like a little slice of heaven.
Find out more here.
Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Edera Italian Eatery
(48 Maryland Plaza, 314-361-7227)

The food at this dreamy Italian restaurant is like a little slice of heaven.

Find out more here.

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Tacos La Jefa
(3301 Meramec Street)
This birria shop is the realization of a lifelong dream.
Find out more here.
Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Tacos La Jefa
(3301 Meramec Street)

This birria shop is the realization of a lifelong dream.

Find out more here.

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Diego's
(630 North and South Road, University City; 314-553-9906)
One of the most beautiful restaurants in town, this new joint from Chef Natasha Kwan feels like a coastal Mexican eatery.
Find out more here.
Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Diego's
(630 North and South Road, University City; 314-553-9906)

One of the most beautiful restaurants in town, this new joint from Chef Natasha Kwan feels like a coastal Mexican eatery.

Find out more here.

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
BEAST Butcher & Block
(4156 Manchester Avenue, 314-944-6003)
In response to the pandemic, BEAST Butcher & Block owners David and Meggan Sandusky temporarily suspended their barbecue operations and pivoted to a sandwich pop-up, which is run out of the butchery side of the BEAST complex.
Find out more here.
Photo credit: Ed Aller
BEAST Butcher & Block
(4156 Manchester Avenue, 314-944-6003)

In response to the pandemic, BEAST Butcher & Block owners David and Meggan Sandusky temporarily suspended their barbecue operations and pivoted to a sandwich pop-up, which is run out of the butchery side of the BEAST complex.

Find out more here.

Photo credit: Ed Aller
O+O Pizza
(102 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-721-5422)
This Webster Groves pizza joint is serving some of the best Italian food in town.
Find out more here.
Photo credit: Mabel Suen
O+O Pizza
(102 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-721-5422)

This Webster Groves pizza joint is serving some of the best Italian food in town.

Find out more here.

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Terror Tacos
(3191 South Grand Boulevard, 314-260-9996)
This punk rock taco joint offers tons of cheap vegetarian and vegan options.
Find out more here.
Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Terror Tacos
(3191 South Grand Boulevard, 314-260-9996)

This punk rock taco joint offers tons of cheap vegetarian and vegan options.

Find out more here.

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Noto Italian Restaurant
(5105 Westwood Drive, St. Peters; 636-317-1143)
Guests just can't get enough of Noto's authentic Italian cuisine and Neapolitan pizzas.
Find out more here.
Photo credit: Wayne Sieve
Noto Italian Restaurant
(5105 Westwood Drive, St. Peters; 636-317-1143)

Guests just can't get enough of Noto's authentic Italian cuisine and Neapolitan pizzas.

Find out more here.

Photo credit: Wayne Sieve
Taqueria Durango
(10238 Page Avenue, Overland)
This Overland favorite burned down last Spring, but it has reopened, and it's better than ever.
Find out more here.
Photo credit: RFT file photo
Taqueria Durango
(10238 Page Avenue, Overland)

This Overland favorite burned down last Spring, but it has reopened, and it's better than ever.

Find out more here.

Photo credit: RFT file photo
Pastaria Deli & Wine
(7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-773-7755)
This year Chef Gerard Craft has created the food counter of his dreams.
Find out more here.
Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Pastaria Deli & Wine
(7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-773-7755)

This year Chef Gerard Craft has created the food counter of his dreams.

Find out more here.

Photo credit: Mabel Suen