September 22, 2021

New St. Louis-Area Restaurants That Opened in 2021 [PHOTOS]

RFT food editor Cheryl Baehr has consistently updated us on the restaurants we've lost and gained this year. While we rounded up the restaurants that we've lost earlier, we thought we could take a look at all we've gained in 2021.

From City Foundry's food hall to vegan hot spots, St. Louis is serving up some serious deliciousness despite all we've gone through this past year. This list doesn't include restaurants that have moved or additional locations, so make sure you check out Baehr's posts for those. Here are the new restaurants that have opened up in 2021.

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Botanica
(2490 Taylor Road, Wildwood; 636-821-1233)
Food editor Cheryl Baehr writes that “Botanica's menu is pizza-forward,” but not limited to the dish.
Read more here.
Photo credit: Phuong Bui

Botanica

(2490 Taylor Road, Wildwood; 636-821-1233)

Food editor Cheryl Baehr writes that “Botanica's menu is pizza-forward,” but not limited to the dish.

Read more here.

Photo credit: Phuong Bui
City Foundry Food Hall
(3730 Foundry Way, 314-944-3953)
The long-awaited Food Hall at the City Foundry served 15,000 people in its first days of opening in August. It features several St. Louis-area restaurants.
Photo credit: Holden Hindes

City Foundry Food Hall

(3730 Foundry Way, 314-944-3953)

The long-awaited Food Hall at the City Foundry served 15,000 people in its first days of opening in August. It features several St. Louis-area restaurants.

Photo credit: Holden Hindes
Bowood by Niche
(4605 Olive Street, 314-545-6868)
Bowood by Niche sits amongst the Bowood Farms nursery, serving delicious daytime fare.
Read more here.
Photo credit: Phuong Bui

Bowood by Niche

(4605 Olive Street, 314-545-6868)

Bowood by Niche sits amongst the Bowood Farms nursery, serving delicious daytime fare.

Read more here.

Photo credit: Phuong Bui
 Padrino's Mexican Restaurant 
(3143 South Grand Boulevard, 314-282-0357)
According to food editor Cheryl Baehr, “if food is how restaurants show affection, a Padrino's burrito is a long, tight bear hug from a doting Mexican grandma.”
Read more here.
Photo credit: Mabel Suen

Padrino's Mexican Restaurant

(3143 South Grand Boulevard, 314-282-0357)

According to food editor Cheryl Baehr, “if food is how restaurants show affection, a Padrino's burrito is a long, tight bear hug from a doting Mexican grandma.”

Read more here.

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
The Golden Hoosier
(3707 S Kingshighway Boulevard, 314-354-8044)
Opened in April, The Golden Hoosier offers smash burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and plenty of drinks.
Photo credit: Cheryl Baehr

The Golden Hoosier

(3707 S Kingshighway Boulevard, 314-354-8044)

Opened in April, The Golden Hoosier offers smash burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and plenty of drinks.

Photo credit: Cheryl Baehr
Commonwealth (inside the Angad Arts Hotel)
(entrance at 634 N. Grand Boulevard; 314-405-3399)
The new spot has a well-rounded menu, from cheese plates to salads to a rack of lamb. 
Read more here.
Photo credit: Courtesy Angad Arts Hotel / Commonwealth

Commonwealth (inside the Angad Arts Hotel)

(entrance at 634 N. Grand Boulevard; 314-405-3399)

The new spot has a well-rounded menu, from cheese plates to salads to a rack of lamb.

Read more here.

Photo credit: Courtesy Angad Arts Hotel / Commonwealth
Tai Ke Shabu Shabu 
(9626 Olive Boulevard, 314-801-8411)
A new take on the original Tai Ke restaurant, food critic Cheryl Baehr wrote that  “fans of Tai Ke 1.0 will be pleased to know that the menu has been enhanced, not replaced.”  The restaurant opened in January.
Photo credit: Mabel Suen

Tai Ke Shabu Shabu

(9626 Olive Boulevard, 314-801-8411)

A new take on the original Tai Ke restaurant, food critic Cheryl Baehr wrote that “fans of Tai Ke 1.0 will be pleased to know that the menu has been enhanced, not replaced.”

The restaurant opened in January.

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Loaded Elevated Nachos
(1450 Beale Street #130, St. Charles; 636-202-0841)
In some ways, what started as a “culinary thought experiment,” Baehr writes,  turned into the new nacho spot. Situated next to Narwhal’s, an adult frozen drink spot, the business offers a range of nachos from buffalo chicken to toasted ravioli. The spot opened in February. 
Photo credit: Mabel Suen

Loaded Elevated Nachos

(1450 Beale Street #130, St. Charles; 636-202-0841)

In some ways, what started as a “culinary thought experiment,” Baehr writes, turned into the new nacho spot. Situated next to Narwhal’s, an adult frozen drink spot, the business offers a range of nachos from buffalo chicken to toasted ravioli. The spot opened in February.

Photo credit: Mabel Suen
Sabroso
(11146 Old St. Charles Road, St. Ann; 314-918-5037)
One of the owners says Sabroso’s mission is to educate people that Mexican food goes beyond beans, rice and fajitas.
Read more here.
Photo credit: Courtesy Sabroso

Sabroso

(11146 Old St. Charles Road, St. Ann; 314-918-5037)

One of the owners says Sabroso’s mission is to educate people that Mexican food goes beyond beans, rice and fajitas.

Read more here.

Photo credit: Courtesy Sabroso
Tres Equis
(3169 Morgan Ford Road, 314-571-9549)
A new Mexican bar and restaurant, the place opened in Tower Grove South in February.
Photo credit: Phuong Bui

Tres Equis

(3169 Morgan Ford Road, 314-571-9549)

A new Mexican bar and restaurant, the place opened in Tower Grove South in February.

Photo credit: Phuong Bui