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Olio

Map & Directions 1634 Tower Grove Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
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314-932-1088
  • Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Lot available, Street, Valet

Description

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.

 
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  • Riverfront Times on 07/16/13

    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

  • Go! Magazine on 03/29/13

    Olio’s wine program, and service in general, is phenomenal. (Evan S. Benn)

  • Gardiner A. on 02/01/13

    Order a cocktail. Outstanding bar service. The beer and cocktail menu changes every month.

  • Alisha B. on 12/22/12

    Outstanding wine selection. Try a glass of Ga'ia!

  • Riverfront Times on 10/07/13

    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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