by Ian Froeb
May was an especially busy month for restaurant openings. Notable debuts included The Libertine, which returns acclaimed chef Josh Galliano to an everyday kitchen gig, and the ambitious restaurant-gourmet market Central Table Food Hall.
There were very few closures in May -- that we know of, at least. The most notable of these was Dierdorf & Hart's Steak House, the steakhouse originally opened by the eponymous Big Red legends.
As always, please let us know in the comments of any openings or closings we missed.
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Anis Hyderabad Cafe (8613 Olive Boulevard, University City) Annie Moons Bakery and Cafe (4001 Utah Street; 314-296-3300)* Central Table Food Hall (23 South Euclid Avenue; 314-932-5595) Cini (8831 Ladue Road, Ladue; 314-863-2464) [additional location] Crushed Red (140 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood; 314-238-0100) [additional location] Fizzy's Soda Fountain and Grill (29 North Gore Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-395-4550) J. Greene's Pub (10017 Manchester Road, Warson Woods; 314-294-2330) J. Gumbo's (312 North 10th Street; 314-696-2500) The Libertine (7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-2999) Mi Linh (9737 Manchester Road, Rock Hill; 314-918-8868) The Original Pancake House (8817 Ladue Road, Ladue; 314-932-1340) [additional location] Pita Pit (6120 Delmar Boulevard; 314-261-4884) [additional location] Premierz (5535 South Grand Boulevard; 314-932-7508)
* - Opened in March; reported in May.