Monarch owners Aaron Teitelbaum and Jeff Orbin reopened St. Louis’ beloved Cafe Balaban as an homage to its late founder, Herbie Balaban. Soak up some history with your meal in Herbie’s traditional French-style bistro, the opulent inside bar and lounge or bask in the sun on the new outdoor patio. The menu offers contemporary bistro fare with emphasis on fresh caught seafood and seasonal pairings. You never know who you’ll see at Herbies, a nostalgic St. Louis favorite. Indulge in brunch on Sundays and check out excellent bands on the weekends in the lounge.