St. Louis, MO 63104
Riverfront Times's Description
In late summer of 2011, a year and a half after opening, Market Grill rebooted itself, keeping its name but jettisoning the entire menu. The new chef is Jonathan Olson, a local-food fanatic, and his menu bridges the gap between highfalutin' entrées and corner-bar fare. The porchetta sandwich is nothing short of incredible, packed with the indulgently fatty meat (shoulder wrapped in belly). Seafood is a standout, whether starring in a straightforward preparation of seared sea scallops or something bolder, like sea bass seared in delectable duck fat.
Tips from foursquare
Market Grill in Soulard has a fun list of house cocktails. The Real Housewife of St. Louis, made with Jeremiah Weed and St. Germain, gets our mazel. (Gabe Hartwig)
karaoke changed to Wed nights.(iLoveSoulard.com)
Tuesday night karaoke
Don't ask for a Manhattan. Stick with beer. The Bartender didn't know diddley.
Try the Cold Fried Chicken. Definitely unique. (iLoveSoulard.com)
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Reviews and News
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Market Grill (728 Lafayette Street) in Soulard shuttered in June, after trying both a traditional bar-and-grill and a more ambitious... More on Market Grill »
Selecting the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned... More on Market Grill »