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Part of a chain originating in Columbus, OH, the Des Peres location of Bravo! Cucina Italian sits in the West County Center complex. The restaurant focuses on affordable, family-friendly white-tablecloth dining. Weekday diners can sit at the bar and enjoy "bar bites," Bravo's take on tapas. Weekend brunch offers frittatas, omelets, and French toast stuffed with cream cheese, cinnamon and honey, among other items. Bravo's lunch and dinner choices include bruschetta, fried calamari, pizza, steak, pork chops, seafood and specialty dishes, such as veal Marsala, alongside pasta dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs and the restaurant's "signature dish" - pasta Bravo!, rigatoni with grilled chicken and mushrooms in a roasted-red pepper cream sauce. Younger diners can choose their meal from an extensive kids' menu, while grownups can sip from a large variety of wines. Bravo accepts reservations. Guests can also enjoy the restaurant's large patio.
Tucked away near the juniors' section of Nordstrom at West County Center lies Café Bistro, the department store's restaurant. Diners can place their orders with the cashier and then choose a seat in the contemporary dining room. The menu focuses on organic, local and sustainable foods, as well as environmentally friendly cups, bottles and napkins. The café highlights soups, salads and sandwiches alongside a few pizzas and specialties such as roast chicken pommes frites. Café Bistro also offers a brief wine and beer selection.
California Pizza Kitchen originated in Beverly Hills in 1985, riding the "California cuisine" wave that would come to define the culinary decade; the company now boasts 250 locations of casual sit-down eateries with modern, neutral decor and a casual-yet-upscale feel. A pioneer of envelope-pushing fusion pizzas, the chain claims to have invented the now-ubiquitous barbecue chicken pizza, an anchor of a menu that offers pies topped with everything from Thai-spiced chicken with peanut sauce and bean sprouts to bacon, avocado and mayo-dressed lettuce on three different crust options: original, honey-wheat or thin and crispy. Besides the namesake pizzas, CPK offers hungry St. Louis diners a full menu of "California twist[s] on global flavors" including enormous salads like the Spago-inspired Chinese Chicken and a so-right-now Quinoa and Arugula, plus other globe-trotting items ranging from "Tuscan" hummus and tortilla soup to fish tacos and cedar-plank salmon. California Pizza Kitchen is easy to find on Voice Places.
Chick-fil-A is a national fast-food chain serving chicken and American food. This location is located in the food court inside mall West County Center in Des Peres.
Home of the original chicken sandwich--not to mention nuggets, strips, and those illustrious waffle fries, plus lemonade made from actual lemons--Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A found itself mired in controversy in early 2012 when company president Dan Cathy publicly shared his views against gay marriage. LGBT groups revolted and the media had a field day, with activists staging same-sex kissing demonstrations inside the restaurant and thousands of customers vowing to boycott the chicken chain. But ultimately the brouhaha doesn't seem to have hurt business; loyal fans are still packing the St. Louis drive-thru daily to be served by the most polite employees in the fast food world, who without fail refill drinks with a simple "My pleasure." Chick-fil-A's just a click away on Voice Places.
Chill continues the frozen yogurt trend from its three locations in the St. Louis area. The shop, which is owned by Amy and Bill Koman's three daughters, allows guests to choose their flavor and pile on whatever toppings they like. Flavor choices include banana, cake batter, chocolate-hazelnut, cotton candy and root-beer float. Toppings cover the gamut of fruits, nuts and assorted sweets. Chill also offers sorbets. To add to the sweetness, a portion of Chill's profits benefit Friends of Kids With Cancer.
Des Peres bistro and bakery The Daily Bread offers everything from Napa Valley salads and roasted portobello mushroom wraps to from-scratch cookies, cakes and breads.
Hidden in a strip mall off Manchester Road in Des Peres, Down Under serves up a variety of items for hungry shoppers. Entrees include prime rib, rib eye, meat loaf and chicken marsala, as well as a large selection of sandwiches. Down Under also features "blue plate specials" such as country fried steak.
The West County Center location of Southern California-based Elephant Bar chain serves up an expansive variety of dishes for different tastes. Guests can choose to sit in the large dining room or in the separate bar area. Appetizers include sweet-potato fries and Vietnamese spring rolls, with a large variety of salads, sandwiches and burgers for the main course. Elephant Bar's wok menu features staples such as kung pao chicken and Mongolian beef. While the menu is Asian-influenced, Elephant Grill also dishes out diverse offerings such as chicken Marsala and jambalaya.
Hungry. Must shove food into pie hole and pour coffee down gullet, pronto. Must get to First Watch. At this expanding national chain’s four St. Louis locations, cartoonishly large platters of breakfast and lunch staples come to the table cartoonishly fast. Concentrate your menu attention on the dizzying array of egg dishes, all of them great. Or go for lunch and the soups-and-sandwiches-and-salads route. See listings for additional locations under "Webster/Kirkwood" and "West County."
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