October 2011 Openings & Closings


  • Mabel Suen
October was a crazy month in St. Louis. While the activity in the restaurant scene paled in comparison to what happened at Busch Stadium, this was still one of the busiest stretches of restaurant openings that I've experienced over the past few years.

Notable openings included Baileys' Range, the new burger joint from restaurateur Dave Bailey, and the Crow's Nest, a spinoff of the popular south city pub the Bleeding Deacon Public House. October also saw the return, in a new location, of St. Louis institution Dooley's Ltd., now known as Dooley's Beef n Brew Haus.

Closings were fewer, but included one new restaurant, Crostini Restaurant & Lounge, and one still relatively new, Adobe Reds.

The full list is after the jump. As always, please let us know in the comments if we missed an opening or closing.


Baileys' Range (920 Olive Street; 314-241-8121)
Boodles BBQ (10024 Gravois Road, south St. Louis County; 314-631-0000)
Buffalo Wild Wings (1210 Strassner Drive, Brentwood; 314-645-9464) [additional location]
The Crow's Nest (7336 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-781-0989)
Dao Tien Vietnamese Bistro (8600 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-995-6960)
Dooley's Beef N Brew House (601 North Grand Boulevard; 314-531-7600)
Frontenac Grill (731 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac)
Hooked (8613 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-997-8886)
Molldeli's Delicatessen (11836 Tesson Ferry Road, south St. Louis County; 314-729-1800)
Mosaic (11925 Manchester Road, Des Peres; 314-394-2323) [additional location]
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt (6674 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights) [additional location]
Pita Pit (200 North Ninth Street; 314-436-1840)
Rhine Haus Eatery & Pub (255 Union Boulevard; 314-367-1710)
Smoothie King (465a South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood; 314-821-4770) [additional location]
Ya-Hala Restaurant (12434 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton; 314-738-0559)


Adobe Reds (3108 Olive Street)
El Borracho (2001 Locust Street)
Crostini Restaurant & Lounge (4501 Manchester Avenue)
Seasons American Cuisine (79 Forum Center, Chesterfield)
Verlin's Bar & Grill (1449 South Vandeventer Avenue)

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