My girlfriend and I will be in St. Louis for just one night (Saturday, February 5th), and we’re looking for your recommendations on where to have dinner.
We like interesting food and are willing to try new items and preparations, but well-executed quality is more important than being on the edge. Budget is not a constraint. Neither of us eats meat, so excellent seafood and vegetarian/pasta alternatives are important. A good wine list by the glass or bottle (or half bottle!) would be nice, but is secondary to the food. Neither of us cares about dessert. I think we’ll need to be seated around 6pm to get to our subsequent evening appointment near the Crestwood Court Mall by 7:45pm (at Watson Rd and Old Sappington Rd).
I’ve read through current and previous posts on this board, have taken a look at the restaurant websites, and have a short list of what seems to be the usual suspects that get endorsed by the Chowhound community:
Niche, Monarch, Farmhaus, Sydney Street Café, and Harvest
The question is: how to choose just one? (or am I missing some other place?)
So, what are the real differentiators among them? And, which will cause us to say: “that was a damn fine, enjoyable, and (maybe) interesting meal.”
1831 Sidney Street, St. Louis, MO 63104
7401 Manchester Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63143
1059 South Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63117