Dallas-based Chowhound heading to St. Louis next week for business . . . have one night (unfortunately a Sunday) for a nice meal on the company;s dime. I'll be dining with two co-workers of whom have far less culinary interests than I. Long story short, I need some help with recommendations for a great meal on a Sunday night (probably around 9:30pm or 10pm) that would not be too frou-frou.
After reading the boards here it seems clear that places like Niche, Terrene, Atlas, Franco etc all serve great food, but would they be too romantic for three male co-workers to grab some dinner. These guys would probably be happy with a good steak (or any grilled meats), a good plate of pasta etc.
If I had the choice to myself, Niche or Terrene seem like great foodie options. Would "regular guys" hate these places? Is King Louie a good option? Or LoRusso's? Is Seamus McDaniel's to be avoided? Is Iron Barley purely for tourists?
We definitely do NOT want a touristy place and we have a rental car . . . so driving is not a problem. We'll be staying right near the Gateway Grizzlies minor league ballpark (I-255 exit 15 Mousette Lane).
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide us!