Have you still not 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? Did you ignore the one-week-out edition of this very post?
Reluctantly, with a stern lecture on the vices of procrastination on the tip of our tongue, Gut Check has returned with an updated guide to Valentine's Day reservations. Believe it or not, there are still tables available at some well known and well loved area restaurants.
Once again, we searched Open Table for a table for two at 7 p.m. We've posted the closest available reservations on either side of that time between 5 and 10 p.m.
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 OpenTable as of 10 a.m., Tuesday, February 12.
Acero: 5 p.m., 9 p.m. Annie Gunn's: 10 p.m. Bar Italia: **7 p.m.** Brasserie by Niche: Stay Home, Make Love Cafe Eau: 6:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m. Cardwell's at the Plaza: 8:45 p.m. Cielo: Stay Home, Make Love The Crossing: 5 p.m., 9:30 p.m. Eleven Eleven Mississippi: Stay Home, Make Love
The list continues, with new additions, on the next page.
Five Bistro: 9:30 p.m. Franco: 5:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Harvest: 9:30 p.m. Herbie's Vintage 72: 6:45 p.m., 9 p.m. Little Country Gentleman: 9:15 p.m. Niche: Stay Home, Make Love Prime 1000: 6 p.m., 9:15 p.m. Salt: 9:45 p.m. Tavern Kitchen & Bar: 5 p.m., 9 p.m. Truffles: 9 p.m. Vin de Set: 5:15 p.m., 9 p.m.
Because Gut Check never tires of helping you, we searched for even more restaurants on OpenTable, including one that we can't believe we left off the original list -- Tony's, which, believe it or not, still has tables available.
Araka: 5:45 p.m., 8:15 p.m. Aya Sofia: 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Eclipse: 6:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m. J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood: 9:30 p.m. Lorenzo's Trattoria: 5:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m. Milagro Modern Mexican: 5:15 p.m., 8:30 p.m. Oceano Bistro (Clayton): 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Restaurant at the Cheshire: 9:30 p.m. Tony's: 8:30 p.m.