by Ian Froeb
Have you made your dinner plans for Valentine's Day yet? Are you worried that there are no tables for two available at any of your favorite romantic spots in St. Louis?
Never fear! With one week remaining until the Big Night, Gut Check has once again done the heavy lifting for you. We've searched Open Table for a table for two at 7 p.m. at some of the most popular destinations in town. While we didn't find many tables for two at 7 p.m. exactly, we did find plenty of tables still available for those of you who don't mind dining on the early or the late side.
Restaurants with no reservations for two available between 5 and 10 p.m., according to Open Table, receive the Stay Home, Make Love designation. Which is Gut Check's general advice for Valentine's Day dining, but that's a whole 'nother issue.
Reservations are available via Open Table as of 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 6.
Acero: 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Annie Gunn's: 10 p.m. Bar Italia: **7 p.m.** Brasserie by Niche: Stay Home, Make Love Cafe Eau: **7 p.m.** Cardwell's at the Plaza: 5:45 p.m., 7:45 p.m. Cielo: 5 p.m., 9 p.m. The Crossing: 5 p.m., 9 p.m. Eleven Eleven Mississippi: 5 p.m., 9:15 p.m. Five Bistro: 5:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m. Franco: 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m. Harvest: 5:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m. Herbie's Vintage 72: 5:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m. Little Country Gentleman: 9:30 p.m. Niche: Stay Home, Make Love Prime 1000: 5 p.m., 9 p.m. Salt: 5:15 p.m., 9 p.m. Tavern Kitchen & Bar: 5 p.m., 9 p.m. Truffles: 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Vin de Set: 5:45 p.m., 8:45 p.m.
We'll update the list again next week, adding new restaurants if they have openings available.