February 2011 Openings and Closings


South Grand Gyro Express returned after an eight-month hiatus. - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • South Grand Gyro Express returned after an eight-month hiatus.
February was a very busy one for restaurants in St. Louis. Not only were there numerous openings, including at long last 1904 Steak House, the revision of the former Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse at River City Casino, but a few restaurants returned from hiatus, including South Grand mainstay Mangia Italiano and, after an eight-month break that had many of us assuming that it was gone for good, South Grand Gyro Express. Closures included Papa Fabarre's in the downtown Macy's and Midtown eatery The U.

The full list is after the jump. As always, please let us know in the comments any openings or closings that we missed.


1904 Steak House, 777 River City Casino Boulevard, South St. Louis County
Bogart's Smokehouse, 1627 South 9th Street
Catch 22, 22 Mascoutah Avenue, Belleville, Illinois
Gokul Indian Restaurant, 6101 Delmar Boulevard [additional location]
Kakao Chocolate, 7272 Manchester Road, Maplewood [additional location]
Shameless Grounds, 2650 Sidney Street
Tee's Golf Grill, 103 Chesterfield Valley Drive, Chesterfield
Yamato, 4205 North Belt West, Belleville, Illinois


El Pollo Loco, 4103 Lemay Ferry Road, South St. Louis County
Manjelou's Pizzeria, 8135 Maryland Avenue, Clayton
Mango Peruvian Cuisine, 7307 Watson Road, Shrewsbury [this location only]
Papa Fabarre's, 601 Olive Street
Riverside Café, 7704 Ivory Avenue
St. Louis Room, 601 Olive Street
The U, 3108 Olive Street


Mangia Italiano, 3145 South Grand Boulevard
Ruma's Deli, 1395 Covington Manner Lane, South St. Louis County
South Grand Gyro Express, 5622 South Grand Boulevard


Pho Long, 8629 Olive Boulevard, University City (from 8613 Olive)

Closing (Temporary)

Nubia Café, 5860 Delmar Boulevard

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