St. Louis, MO 63110
Riverfront Times' Description
Owner Ben Poremba has transformed a circa-1920s Standard Oil gas station in the city's up-and-coming Botanical Heights neighborhood into a beautiful wine bar and casual restaurant. The menu features small plates meant to be shared: cheeses; salume from the acclaimed south-city salumeria Salume Beddu (in which Poremba is a partner); hummus and other spreads; salads and straightforward, flavorful vegetable and seafood dishes. Each night a different special is available from the rotisserie oven (e.g., roast lamb every Saturday). The wine list ranges across the old and new world, including Romania, Slovenia, Greece and other lesser-known regions. The cocktail and beer menus are also excellent. Diners seeking a more sophisticated experience can visit the adjoining restaurant, Elaia.
Tips from foursquare
Olio is big on vegetarian options, with dishes such as lentils and goat cheese, caponata (eggplant, raisins, capers and olives) and fava bean and sweet pea puree. http://bit.ly/12YQRKj
Olio’s wine program, and service in general, is phenomenal. (Evan S. Benn)
Order a cocktail. Outstanding bar service. The beer and cocktail menu changes every month.
Outstanding wine selection. Try a glass of Ga'ia!
Voted Best Salad in RFT's Best of STL 2013. If Oilo's Octopus Salad doesn't define the perfect salad, then we don't know what does! http://bit.ly/1coKPIC
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