Choose St. Louis' Most Underrated Restaurants


Niche. Monarch. Pi. Certain St. Louis restaurants are discussed frequently around these parts. Too frequently, some might argue. But regardless whether or not you believe those particular places are deserving of the hype, you probably can think of at least one area restaurant that undeservedly flies under the radar.

I want to highlight these places. Or, rather, I want you to highlight these places. Choose the restaurant you think is the most underrated in St. Louis, make your case in a maximum of 200 words and email it to me by Monday, November 16. I'll read through the entries and choose the nine most persuasive cases to include in the Ten Most Underrated St. Louis Restaurants. (I get to select one restaurant, too.)

Winners receive nothing except the pride of seeing their names and words reproduced on this here food blog. I reserve the right to reject any entry that I suspect is written by an employee -- or the relative of an employee -- at the restaurant nominated.

Finally, I grant that underrated is a subjective term. If you believe a restaurant that has been praised more than most is still underrated, feel free to nominate it. But you had better make a damn good case for it!