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STL: Sat night dinner rec?

tmontauk | Mar 22, 200807:59 AM

I know this is last minute -- but maybe there are some folks out there who can help.

Just found out two friends from the DC Area will be stopping in STL just tonight (3.22) as they drive across country. They called this morning and want me to pick a great dinner place and maybe some place for after drinks.

I've relatively new to STL myself so I'm looking for some help. I'm in the South City area -- so I'd like to stay in the city or no further than UCity. I was thinking some places in The Grove?

Here is what they want:

Good food -- maybe something they've never tried before (they are adventuresome eaters)

One of them mentioned "I'd rather have an funky hole in the wall with great food than any place trendy."

Reasonable price (entrees no more than the $15 range)

Fun atmosphere -- we are in our mid-30s -- but nothing super dressy

Good cocktails or a good bar near by

I know those requirements are super vague - but they do rule out some places.

I was thinking of a place like MoMos -- but I've been there so many times I'd personally like to try something new.

Any suggestions?

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