I am going to be in St. Louis at the Marriott Union Station for one week on government travel (so I have some money for food, but not a ton). I have read several good recommendations for Niche, Franco, and Sidney Street Cafe, but I have no idea if they are anywhere near where I am staying. I will not have a car, but I have no problem taking a cab, as long as it is not so far away that the cab ride is prohibitively expensive. Are any of those places a reasonably close cab ride away? Also, one of my co-workers will be with her family and the other co-worker is someone I would prefer to limit my interaction with, so I will probably be flying solo for a couple of evenings. Are there any places nearby for someone to grab a coffee and relax? How about a place where a solo woman could go and get a drink in the evening and feel pretty comfortable? Should I stick to the hotel, or is there someplace nearby with a nice bar area and a good wine and/or beer selection? Many, many thanks for your assistance.