This week, I visit Water Street Café (7268 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-646-8355), a new restaurant from the brother-and-sister duo of Gabe and Maria Kveton.
This is the Kvetons' first restaurant. Explains Gabe: "I wanted to open a place with a bistro-style atmosphere that was really casual and that offered a limited menu, really focused on the quality of the ingredients."Visit the RFT restaurant page late this afternoon or check back here tomorrow morning to see what I think.
Gabe brings several years' experience as a server, bartender and manager at I Fratellini in Clayton. At Water Street his domain is the bar. His vintage cocktails of the week, like the "Widow's Kiss," are drawn from a book titled Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. "We're drinking our way through it," he says.