With reviews from professional critics and active local users, Voice Places is your guide to New American cuisine in St. Louis. Our easily searchable listings make mapping out your next meal an all-American experience.
When Stephen Gontram opened Harvest nearly fifteen years ago, it set a new standard for St. Louis dining with its emphasis on seasonal American cuisine. Gontram sold Harvest a... More »
Chef Lou Rook's imaginative cooking makes this a castle fit for a king. Specialties such as smoked trout come from Troutdale Farms, but Rook is at his best mixing and... More »
Tom Schmidt thought he'd open a diner. After a reasonably priced meal at a trendy Manhattan restaurant, he realized what St. Louis really needed: hearty, affordable French bistro... More »
Acclaimed restaurateur Gerard Craft has relocated his flagship restaurant, Niche, from Benton Park to a brand-new, state-of-the-art space in downtown Clayton. The menu from Craft... More »
The relocated and re-imagined Taste might have lost the intimacy between chef and diner that made the original Taste by Niche so appealing, but it has plenty of new charms to... More »
An attractive contemporary space in a Valley Park strip mall, the Tavern impresses with its selection of "upscale comfort food": bacon-wrapped meat... More »
Chef Cassy Vires brings rustic, contemporary American cooking to a Maplewood storefront in this, the first restaurant of her own. The menu changes every week. In... More »
Kevin Willmann gained a following for his work at Erato on Main in Edwardsville, Illinois. At Farmhaus he takes his approach - smaller portions, intensely flavored, beautifully... More »
Cute but not cutesy, value-priced but not cheap, fancy but not fussy, Five is one of those quiet, half-hidden bistros where you wind up on a whim one weeknight, where no... More »
The Central West End feels complete again, now that Monarch owners Aaron Teitelbaum and Jeff Orbin have reopened St. Louisā?? beloved Cafe Balaban as an homage to its... More »
Allow me to conclude my tenure as Riverfront Times' restaurant critic with a statement that is neither original nor bold, but that nevertheless bears repeating, with emphasis: Niche is the best restaurant in St. Louis.
Niche is not one of the best, or the first among equals or any other piece of...
Before our tasting menu at Elaia officially begins, before the first of twelve courses (or was it fourteen? my post-meal notes, chicken scratch under ideal circumstances, suggest that at some point I entered a state of delirium, or left the space-time continuum altogether, and lost count) arrives at our table, our...
Has the U.S. economy finally turned the corner? Don't ask me. I can't even reconcile my bank statement. Still, my accounting of the best dishes from the new restaurants I reviewed in 2012 features several establishments of impressive scope and ambition — in other words, not the sort of places you open when would-be diners are choosing Hamburger Helper. And the trend is set to continue...
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