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.
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The LibertineThe dining room at the Libertine in Clayton.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Libertine

The dining room at the Libertine in Clayton.
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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.
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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.
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Adam's SmokehouseA tri-tip sandwich.
Mabel Suen
Adam's Smokehouse

A tri-tip sandwich.
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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.
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BaidaEggplant stuffed with grouper.
Nancy Stiles
Baida

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

Tomatoes stuffed with a goat cheese sauce.
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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.
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Blueprint CoffeePeople watching on Delmar.
Nancy Stiles
Blueprint Coffee

People watching on Delmar.
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Blueprint Coffee
Toasted French peasant bread with Havarti cheese and Cesmach coffee.
Nancy Stiles
Blueprint Coffee

Toasted French peasant bread with Havarti cheese and Cesmach coffee.
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Blueprint CoffeeCesmach coffee: It's better from a beaker.
Nancy Stiles
Blueprint Coffee

Cesmach coffee: It's better from a beaker.
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Central Table Food HallDecadent bone marrow with grilled bread, watercress and shallots.
Jennifer Silverberg
Central Table Food Hall

Decadent bone marrow with grilled bread, watercress and shallots.
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Central Table Food HallWine in the beverage cooler at Central Table Food Hall.
Jennifer Silverberg
Central Table Food Hall

Wine in the beverage cooler at Central Table Food Hall.
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Central Table Food HallMartell Barnett prepares a tomato-basil panini.
Jennifer Silverberg
Central Table Food Hall

Martell Barnett prepares a tomato-basil panini.
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ChubbiesA "Double Chubbie Cheddar" comes stacked with two patties, cheddar and carmelized onions. Seen here with the addition of bacon and a side of crinkle fries.
Jennifer Silverberg
Chubbies

A "Double Chubbie Cheddar" comes stacked with two patties, cheddar and carmelized onions. Seen here with the addition of bacon and a side of crinkle fries.
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Chubbies
Chubbie's facade, 6227 Delmar Boulevard. "Just read the words printed across the windows: 'burgers, wings, frozen custard,' and envision the hordes of hungry students walking back from campus to their new Wash. U. digs." -- Ian Froeb
Jennifer Silverberg
Chubbies

Chubbie's facade, 6227 Delmar Boulevard. "Just read the words printed across the windows: 'burgers, wings, frozen custard,' and envision the hordes of hungry students walking back from campus to their new Wash. U. digs." -- Ian Froeb
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ChubbiesFrozen custard with Oreos.
Jennifer Silverberg
Chubbies

Frozen custard with Oreos.
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Corner 17Ramen with beef and bok choy.
Mabel Suen
Corner 17

Ramen with beef and bok choy.
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Corner 17Milk tea.
Mabel Suen
Corner 17

Milk tea.
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