December 09, 2013

Twenty Best New Restaurants of 2013

We review the twenty restaurants that opened for business in 2013 that in some way changed the dining landscape of St. Louis. This list is in alphabetical order with the exception of the top spot, which in 2013 goes to The Libertine (7927 Forsyth Blvd.), Josh Galliano's new Clayton restaurant.
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The LibertineThe twice-cooked duck egg, garden-vegetable salad and chicken-fat sherry vinaigrette.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Libertine

The twice-cooked duck egg, garden-vegetable salad and chicken-fat sherry vinaigrette.
The LibertineThe dining room at the Libertine in Clayton.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Libertine

The dining room at the Libertine in Clayton.
The LibertineRamen -- soft poached egg, noodles, molasses bacon and pickled shiitakes -- from the lunch menu.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Libertine

Ramen -- soft poached egg, noodles, molasses bacon and pickled shiitakes -- from the lunch menu.
Adam's SmokehouseA smoked salami sandwich with a sampling of ribs, potato salad and coleslaw.
Mabel Suen
Adam's Smokehouse

A smoked salami sandwich with a sampling of ribs, potato salad and coleslaw.
Adam's SmokehouseA tri-tip sandwich.
Mabel Suen
Adam's Smokehouse

A tri-tip sandwich.
Adam's SmokehouseOrder at the counter to eat in or carry out.
Mabel Suen
Adam's Smokehouse

Order at the counter to eat in or carry out.
BaidaEggplant stuffed with grouper.
Nancy Stiles
Baida

Eggplant stuffed with grouper.
BaidaTomatoes stuffed with a goat cheese sauce.
Nancy Stiles
Baida

Tomatoes stuffed with a goat cheese sauce.
Baida
Zaaluk, fresh eggplant and tomato blended with olive oil, cilantro, garlic and cumin, with herb crostini.
Nancy Stiles
Baida

Zaaluk, fresh eggplant and tomato blended with olive oil, cilantro, garlic and cumin, with herb crostini.
Blueprint CoffeePeople watching on Delmar.
Nancy Stiles
Blueprint Coffee

People watching on Delmar.