French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian—Creole cuisine has many influences. And Voice Places is St. Louis’s guide to the best Creole in town. Our hundreds of professional and user reviews, along with easily searchable listings, make it a cinch to find the best Creole this side of the French Quarter!
Owner Sam Kogos is a New Orleans native who owned a restaurant in that city, the Rendon Inn, for fifteen years. Chef Steve Daney, Kogos' cousin, was once... More »
The heartiest of the food found along the old Blues Highway is the stock-in-trade of this charming Webster Groves spot. From old favorites like... More »
It's sexy-time over at Boogaloo, the Cuban-Cajun-Creole lovechild of restaurateur Mike Johnson and chef Eric Erhard, who can whip their clientele into a frenzy with seductively... More »
In a town with as many blues enthusiasts as St. Louis, the question of which blues club is best can be a topic of spirited discussion. BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups... More »
Taking its name from Memphis' famed Beale Street, this small, boxy club has a little bit of every Southern river city in its hardwood and brick. Red track lighting runs... More »
While Nadine's labels itself a "gin joint," its menu caters to drinkers and teetotalers alike. Appetizers include hot wings, toasted ravioli and quesadillas, while the... More »
John P. Fields matches its bar atmosphere with a menu of pub grub. Options include gravy cheese fries, potato skins and fried pickles. There's also a "mini" menu with mini... More »
Arguably the very best Creole and Cajun fare around, the food at the Gumbo Shop tastes like spicy love. Hubby-and-wife owners Sid and Mary Roberts imported their own... More »
The acclaimed Maplewood restaurant Monarch has revamped its spacious bar and cozy bistro dining room as Monarch Southern Bistro. Here executive chef and Louisiana... More »
Cars zoom along DeBaliviere Avenue. Slowing slightly, if at all, they turn onto Forest Park Parkway, even when pedestrians have the right of way. Commuters hoof it from the nearby apartment buildings to the bus and MetroLink stops. At the end of the day, they trudge back home. So much traffic here, so few places to eat: a convenience store; a Subway; the former Talayna's, now St. Louis...
Roland Johnson is a true entertainer. This charismatic local soul performer can be found any week during regular gigs at Beale on Broadway, BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups and Hammerstone's. Usually backed by the Voodoo Blues Band, Johnson steps out onstage ready to entertain. He's smooth, cool, dancing and snapping as he sings classics from Solomon Burke and Tyrone Davis. He's also always dressed...
The gap between "drummer" and "percussionist" can often seem vast. It's one thing to keep a beat; it's quite another to paint a rhythmic picture with drums, melodic percussion and other sundry items that, in the right hands, can add new dimensions to a song. Local musician Joe Pastor is a capital-p Percussionist: He can certainly keep a groove on the drum kit, as he has done for everyone...
1 block from my apt, this place is hard to avoid... its chill and a mixed crowd decently priced drinksRead Full Review
I opt to come here before Cardinals games because it's a nice change of pace from a sports bar. The catfish po' boy is filling enough and well-cooked with fresh tomato, onion, and lettuce (I add generous shakes of Hot Sauce), but the jambalaya is the star of the menu. They have likeable musical offerings, although I think it leans too much toward the jam-band...Read Full Review
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