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    Grapeseed

    Grapeseed

    • Style: Wine Bar, New American, Casual Fine-Dining
    • Pros: Locally sourced food that is expertly crafted. Pasta made from scratch.
    • Cons: Being locally sourced, menu might change based on season.
    • Charlie’s Favorites: Gnocchi, Butcher’s Board, Double Freedom Rocket
    • Christine’s Favorites: Gnocchi, Mushroom Ravioli , Southside Dark and Stormy
    Planter’s House

    Planter’s House

    • Style: New American, Cocktail Bar
    • Pros: Amazing cocktails and wonderful food. Beautiful interior and patio.
    • Cons: Have not encountered any yet.
    • Charlie’ Favorites:  Mussels, Pork Belly (special), Manhattanite
    • Christine’s Favorites: Mussels, Wild Mushrooms, Blue Grey Fizz
    Russell’s On Macklind

    Russell’s On Macklind

    • Style: Brunch, New American, Wine Bar
    • Pros: Incredible brunch, and dinner. Friendly open atmosphere. Dog friendly patio.
    • Cons: Can get crushed by rushes, expect a wait at certain hours.
    • Charlie’ Favorites:  Pork Belly, Cheese Puffs, Breakfast Flatbread
    • Christine’s Favorites: Crab Cakes, Cheese Puffs, Breakfast Flatbread
    OLIO

    OLIO

    • Style: New American, Mediterranean, Tapas
    • Pros: Amazing small plates and a bar managed by one of St. Louis’ best.
    • Cons: Maybe a little too cozy inside, but still enough elbow room.
    • Charlie’ Favorites:  Steak Salad (special), Charred Eggplant Dip, Liberal Cocktail
    • Christine’s Favorites: Hummus, Charred Eggplant Dip, Burrata
    Bocci Wine Bar

    Bocci Wine Bar

    • Style: New American, Wine Bar, Global Cuisine
    • Pros: Really tasty New American cuisine with a lot of variety and wonderful presentation. Wonderful wine selection.
    • Cons: They are still finalizing the menu and style. No cocktail menu.
    • Charlie’s Favorites:  Duck and Fig Flatbread, Scallops with Pea Puree and Honey, Citrus Tiramasu
    • Christine’s Favorites: Flight of Soups, Beet Salad, Citrus Tiramasu

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