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Taste

Map & Directions 4584 Laclede Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
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314-361-1200
  • Contemporary, New American
  • Mon-Sat 5pm-1am, Sun 5pm-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Evening, Late Night, Snack Food
  • Full bar
  • Highly Recommended
  • Meters, Valet

Description

Riverfront Times' Description

The menu at taste changes with some regularity, but pork is always a safe bet (the pork fries are a fun snack), while the hand-cut noodles with black pepper and Pecorino cheese are simple and sublime. Drinks like Hell's Bells and Ab-Duck-tion offer a glimpse into the singular spirit alchemy at Taste: the former is a spiced gin wonder—Hayman's Old Tom Gin, Pimm's, a touch of sugar, absinthe and a sizable garnish of smoked red bell pepper, which sounds odd in theory but is absolutely divine in practice. Ab-Duck-tion is a heady melange of mascarpone, pepper, lemon, lavender bitters and duck fat infused Grand Marnier. Their erudite cocktail menu is a reflection of mixologist extraordinaire Ted Kilgore's prodigious skill at all things shaken, swizzled or stirred. For the true Taste experience, ask Kilgore what he's drinking these days, and then order that.

 
Member Reviews

  • ravenaa wrote a review for Taste
    on 11/23/13
    1

    I’m not sure the service gets any worse than this. We arrived at Taste, to be followed shortly by two other friends. I put our names on the wait list and was told it would be approximately 45 minutes. I then agreed the wait would be fine and we began making our way to the bar to get a drink. The General Manager then stopped us and stated the bar seats were reserved for the... More >>

  • emko18 wrote a review for Taste
    on 07/06/10
    4

    Niche is a great place to take out of town guests. Outstanding food!

  • rftbestof wrote a review for Taste
    on 05/06/09
    4

    "Pastry chef" seems an inadequate title for Mathew Rice, who masterminds the desserts at the Benton Park restaurant Niche and its new, adjacent bakeshop, Veruca. "Mastermind" works — though that too seems to miss something essential about Rice's baking. His desserts plug into someplace deep in the unconscious, where the simple pleasures of our childhood reside: tollhouse cookies,... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Bon Appetit Magazine on 03/31/11

    Voted one of the best bar snacks in America : Bruschetta with Sautéed Radishes. Follow our link to get the full recipe!

  • Riverfront Times on 10/26/11

    2011 RFT Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Drink Menu- Experience the cocktail selection that changes frequently and the mixologist whose whims and inspirations alter it!

  • Go! Magazine on 04/28/11

    Celebrate the pig with the braised pork belly, deviled eggs stuffed with bacon-whipped yolks, candied bacon and Taste's classic pigwich cookie. (Joe Bonwich)

  • Food & Wine on 04/21/11

    This small-plates and classic-minded-cocktails joint from Gerard Craft (an F&W Best New Chef 2008) features drinks by Ted Kilgore and snacks like house-made pickles and spicy pork meatballs.

  • Go! Magazine on 12/23/10

    Top cocktails of 2010: Try the Unusual Negroni, made with Hendrick's Gin, Aperol and Cocchi Americano. (Evan S. Benn)

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