Restaurant Roll Call for 2009 [Updated]


RFT editorial coordinator Courtney Schilling and I did our best to compile as thorough a list of openings and closings as possible. Inevitably, though, some places will slip through the cracks. Please drop us a line or leave a comment with additions or deletions. - Ian

McCormick & Schmick's unleashed its seafood upon St. Louis this year. - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • McCormick & Schmick's unleashed its seafood upon St. Louis this year.


Before we get too far into this new decade, how about one last recap of last year's never dull restaurant scene?

It seemed a veritable musical chairs of restaurant space, but even with the sad end of some old favorites (we're looking at you, In Soo), the tally of new establishments is still larger than that of the closings. That's something worth celebrating! So with respects to the places that didn't ring in the new year and a hearty ¡salud! to those that did, here's our Restaurant Roll Call for 2009:

Updates and corrections since original post in bold.


*- Reopening

** - Second (or higher) location

12th Street Diner, 1137 Washington Avenue

Amigo Joe's, 5901 Southwest Avenue
Asian Kitchen, 8423 Olive Boulevard, University City
Audi-K's, 235 North Euclid Avenue

Balaban's Wine Cellar & Tapas Bar, 1772 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield
BBC Asian Café & Bar, 243 North Euclid Avenue*
Bevo Mill, 4749 Gravois Avenue*
Brasserie by Niche, 4580 Laclede Avenue
Brick House Tavern & Tap, 2 McBride and Son Center Drive, Chesterfield
Bravo! Cucina Italiana, 17 West County Center, Des Peres

Café Lazeez, 14248 Manchester Road, Manchester
Café Mochi, 3221 South Grand Boulevard
Candicci's, 100 Holloway Road, Ballwin*
Chuy Arzola's, 3701 Lindell Boulevard
Côco Louco Brasil, 512 North Euclid Avenue
Cork Wine Bar, 423 South Florissant Road, Florissant

Eclipse, 6177 Delmar Boulevard
El Pollo Loco, 4103 Lemay Ferry Road, South St. Louis County
Ernesto's, 2730 McNair Avenue

Fallon's Bar and Grill, 9200 Olive Boulevard, University City
Feraro's Jersey-Style Pizza, 11726 Baptist Church Road, Concord Village**
Foam Coffee & Beer, 3359 Jefferson Avenue
Foundation Grounds, 7298 Manchester Road, Maplewood

Genghis Grille, 15819 Fountain Plaza Drive, Ellisville
Global Quesadilla Company, 189 Lamp & Lantern Village, Town and Country
Gourmet to Go, 200 North Broadway
Grill Erol, 4258 Schiller Place

Hanley's Grille & Tap, 79 West County Center, Des Peres
Haveli, 720 Page Avenue, Overland
The Haven, 6625 Morganford Road
HuHot Mongolian Grill, 12675 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur

Ice Kitchen, 302 Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights
The In Spot, 5854 Delmar Boulevard

Jade Restaurant & Lounge, 910 Olive Street
Joo Joo, 12937 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur

King Louie's Courtyard Bar & Pizzeria, 800 North 3rd Street

La Dolce Via, 4470 Arco Avenue*
La Sala, 5641 South Kingshighway
Lafayette Fire Company No. 1, 1801 Park Avenue
Laganini Pizzeria & Restaurant, 4625 Gravois Avenue
Lal Qila, 15222 Manchester Road, Ballwin
Las Palmas, 7356 Manchester Road, Maplewood
Latitude 26°, 6405 Clayton Road
Local Harvest Café & Catering, 3137 Morganford Road

Maravelle, 7322 Manchester Road, Maplewood
Mango Peruvian Cuisine, 1101 Lucas Avenue
The Map Room, 1901 Withnell Avenue
Mayuri, 12513 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, I-270 & Manchester Road, Des Peres
Molly's in Soulard, 808 Geyer Avenue*
Mr. Curry's Buffet Express, 612 Olive Street
My Daddy's Cheesecake Bakery & Café, 6451 Clayton Road, Clayton

Omar's, 10111 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann
OR Smoothie & Café, 3 North Euclid Avenue
The Over/Under Bar & Grill, 911 Washington Avenue

Pearl Café, 8416 North Lindbergh Boulevard, Florissant

Peel Wood-Fired Pizza, 921 South Arbor Vitae, Edwardsville
Pho Mama Vietnamese Restaurant, 3737 South Grand Boulevard
Pi, 400 North Euclid Avenue**
Pi, 10935 Manchester Road, Kirkwood**
The Plaza Cafe and Grill, 3182 Morganford Road
The Post Sports Bar and Grill, 7372 Manchester Road, Maplewood

Quintessential, 149 North Main Street, St. Charles

Ranoush, 6501 Delmar Boulevard
Red Kitchen & Bar, 315 Chestnut Street (Hyatt Regency St. Louis)
The Red Lion, 7336 Manchester Road, Maplewood
Rue Lafayette, 2026 Lafayette Avenue
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, 315 Chestnut Street (Hyatt Regency St. Louis)

Sammy Scott's, 12766 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur
Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill, 777 Casino Center Drive (Harrah's St. Louis), Maryland Heights
Sanctuaria, 4198 Manchester Avenue
Sapore Italian Café, 403 Lafayette Center, Manchester
Seasons St. Louis, 79 Forum Shopping Center, Chesterfield
Sevens, 200 South Front Street (Casino Queen), East St. Louis
Six Row Brewing Company, 3690 Forest Park Avenue
Smoking Joe's Bar-Be-Que, 1901 Washington Avenue
Soulard Gyro & Deli, 2202 South 12th Street
South Grand Gyro Express, 5622 South Grand Boulevard
Spaghetteria Mamma Mia, 904 South Vandeventer Boulevard
St. Louis Cellars Food & Wine, 2640 South Big Bend Boulevard
Stone Soup Cottage, 5525 Oak Street, Cottleville
SweetArt, 2203 South 39th Street

Table Three, 16765 Main Street, Wildwood
Taj Palace, 92 THF Boulevard, Chesterfield
Taste by Niche, 1831 Sidney Street
Taqueria la Monarca, 8531 Olive Boulevard, University City
The Terrace View, 808 Chestnut Street
The Tilted Kilt, 131 Arnold Crossroads Center, Arnold
Tribeca Bistro and Lounge, 120 Chesterfield Valley Drive, Chesterfield

The Wedge, 442 Bates Avenue*
Wicked Fresh Subs, 1933 Washington Avenue

The Vine, 3171 South Grand Boulevard

Yagu Asian Fusion, 17265 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield
Yummies Restaurant, 3149 Shenandoah Avenue

Next: Closings


47 Port Street, 1260 South Main Street, Saint Charles

Agave Mexican Table & Tequileria, 4198 Manchester Road

Bella Vita, 9528 Manchester Road, Rock Hill
Beso Mexican Grill, 1130 Washington Avenue
Bevo Mill, 4749 Gravois Avenue, since reopened
Bistro Alexander, 7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton
The Bully, 1449 South Vandeventer Avenue

Caito's Pizzeria, 10012 Manchester Road
Carolyn's A Matter of Taste, 10431 Clayton Road, Frontenac
Cookie's Jazz and More, 20 Allen Avenue
Crepes in the City, 500 North 14th Street

El Paisano, 9514 Olive Boulevard, Olivette
El Scorcho, 7356 Manchester Road, Maplewood
Erato, 3117 South Grand Boulevard
Espresso Mod, 210 North 9th Street

Fumanchu, 7336 Manchester Avenue, Maplewood

In Soo, 8423 Olive Boulevard

Joe Bush's Pizza & Pub, 3710 South Kingshighway Boulevard
Joe's Crab Shack, 2 McBride and Son Center Drive, Chesterfield

Kitchen K, 1000 Washington Avenue
KoBa, Edison Avenue & Chesterfield Industrial Road, Chesterfield

Maid-Rite, 250 South Florissant Road, Ferguson
McLozzi Deli, 2870 McNair Avenue

Norton's, 808 Geyer Avenue

Ozzie's Restaurant & Bar, 645 Westport Plaza, Maryland Heights

Reggie's Backstage, 522 North Grand Boulevard
Revival, 3800 Chouteau Avenue
Ruchi, 12513 Olive Boulevard, Creve Coeur

Saleem's, 6501 Delmar Boulevard
Sapphire Pan-Asian, 4753 McPherson Avenue
Skybox, 800 North Third Street
Soda Fountain Square, 1801 Park Avenue
St. Louis Pizza Haus, 6602 Delmar Boulevard
Stella Blues Restaurant & Bar, 3269 Morganford Road

Tumo's Ristorante, 6419 Hampton Avenue
Two Nice Guys/Trattoria Two, 10935 Manchester Road, Kirkwood

Veruca Bakeshop, 1831 Sidney Street

Wholly Mackerel, 403 Lafayette Center, Manchester\
Wm. Shakespeare's Gastropub, 601 North Grand Boulevard

Next: Restaurants that opened and closed, plus those that moved


Baan Thai Express, 711 Olive Street
Beechwood Bistro by Sage, 1820 Market Street (Saint Louis Union Station )
The Billy Goat Chip Company, 4993 Loughborough Avenue
Capone's, 35 North Gore Avenue, Webster Groves
Chouteau's at 39th, 3800 Chouteau Avenue
Parkside Lounge, 3117 South Grand Boulevard
Señor Pop's, 4101 South Grand Boulevard
Soulard Smokehouse, 1627 South 9th Street
St. Louis Jazz Café, 1500 St. Charles Street


Chez Leon, 7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton (from 4580 Laclede Avenue)
Five, 5100 Daggett Avenue (from 4317 Manchester Avenue)

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