Chowhound visiting St. Louis for three days next month for guys trip. Five guys will be in town for annual trip, and we typically seek to eat well. We like fun, james beard caliber food. We dislike wine bars, white table cloths, and elaborate tasting menus (at least for this weekend, those places are better suited for other company). Think more David Chang than Eric Ripert.
In that vein, here is my ask:
1) chef driven, trendy restaurant, meat centric if possible (but not a steak house)
2) Fun, food centric restaurant with private room
If these two can be found in the same place, all the better.