34th Annual Southeastern Medieval Association Meeting

2-4 October 2008

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, Missouri

RESTAURANT LIST

Figure 1. the mahogany-enamelled womb of The Scottish Arms

Approximate costs: $ (10.00+)   $$ (20.00+)   $$$ (30.00+)

Most of these places are in the Central West End, a short drive or long walk west of Saint Louis University (and if you are staying at the Parkway Hotel, anything in the Central West End—CWE below—is walkable and within a short distance). Places one can walk to from the Busch Student Center are termed close or not far from SLU. If you are staying at the Water Tower Inn, all of these restaurants are a very short car or taxi ride, especially anything in the Central West End, Tower Grove, Soulard, or Lafayette Square neighborhoods (CWE, TGR, SLD, and LSQ below). The Hill is the Italian neighborhood, between Tower Grove and the Central West End. Clayton is a suburban-urban neighborhood (and county) that borders Saint Louis on the west side (just behind Washington University).

Some of the more interesting places a little farther away are added at the bottom of this list.

*Thanks go to Paul Acker and Sara van den Berg for helping to put this list together.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DINNER/LUNCH      
Eau Cafe & Bistro 212 N. Kingshwy, 454-9000 Chase Park Plaza Hotel, CWE $$$
Drunken Fish 1 Maryland Plaza, 367-4222 Pan-Asian & sushi, CWE $$
Duff's 392 N. Euclid, 361-0522 American, good brunch, outdoor dining, CWE $-$$
Kopperman's 386 N. Euclid, 361-0100 Kosher deli, brunch, CWE $
Bar Italia 4656 Maryland, 361-7010 Fine Italian, outdoor dining, CWE $$-$$$
Liluma 236 N. Euclid, 361-7771 Continental, outdoor dining, CWE $$-$$$
India’s Rasoi 25 N. Euclid, 361-6911 Indian, CWE $-$$
Little Saigon Café 10 N. Euclid, 361-8881 Vietnamese, CWE $-$$
The Majestic 4900 Laclede, 361-2011 Diner, great breakfast, CWE $

Wild Flower Café

4590 Laclede, 367-9888 American, pizza, CWE $$
Chez Léon 4580 Laclede, 361-1589 French bistro, outdoor dining, CWE $$-$$$
Moxy Bistro 4584 Laclede, 361-4848 Continental bistro, patio dining, CWE $$-$$$
Tortillaria 8-1/2 S. Euclid, 361-4443 Mexican, fast, CWE $
Cha Yoon Sushi 4 N. Euclid, 367-2209 Sushi, tea bar, CWE $-$$
Sub-Zero Vodka Bar 300 N. Euclid, 357-1200 200 vodkas, burgers, sushi $-$$
Terrene 33 N. Sarah, 535-5100 Continental, sustainable foods/eco-supportive, not far from SLU $$$
Vito's 3515 Lindell, 534-8486 Pizza, pasta, patio dining, close to SLU $
Iggy's 3761 Laclede, 531-7400 Mexican, sports bar, close to SLU $
Pappy's 3106 Olive, 535-4340 Good barbecue, mainly lunch, not far from SLU $
COFFEE/SANDWICHES      
Coffee Cartel 2 Maryland Plaza, 454-0000 24 hours, coffee, pastries, sandwiches, ice cream, CWE $
Starbuck's 4656 Maryland, 367-1577 coffee, pastries, sandwiches, salads, CWE $
Einstein Brothers Bagels 2 N. Euclid, 361-2020 coffee, bagels, muffins, CWE $
Coffee Oasis 8 S. Euclid, 361-6666 Middle Eastern, CWE $
St. Louis Bread Co. 4561 Forest Park Ave., 367-5999 coffee, pastries, soup, sandwiches, pizza, CWE $
Nadoz Euro Bakery & Café 3701 Lindell, 446-6800 coffee, pastries, crepes, sandwiches, close to SLU $
Laclede Coffee Company 3722 Laclede, 533-1600 coffee, sandwiches, crepes, waffles, convenience store, close to SLU $
Au Bon Pain SLU Busch Center, lower level sandwiches, soup, pastries $
Café Ventana 3919 West Pine, 531-7500 coffee, beignets, and New Orleans-style bistro menu, close to SLU $
Crazy Bowls and Wraps 3852 Lindell, 533-9727 Pan-Asian food, fast, close to SLU $
PUBS      
Dressel’s 419 N. Euclid, 361-1060 Welsh pub menu, beer, CWE $-$$
Llywelyn’s 4747 McPherson, 361-3003 Welsh pub menu, beer, CWE $-$$
Scottish Arms 6–10 S. Sarah, 535-0551 Traditional & contemporary Scottish cuisine, beer and whiskey, not far from SLU $-$$
WORTH THE DRIVE/TAXI RIDE      
Schlafly Tap Room 2100 Locust, 241-2337 good brew pub, towards downtown $-$$
Schlafly Bottleworks 7260 Southwest, 241-2337 good brew pub, outdoor dining, Maplewood $-$$
Mosaic 1001 Washington Ave., 621-6001 tapas/modern fusion, downtown business/arts district $$
Kitchen K & K Bar 1000 Washington Ave., 241-9900 nouvelle American diner, downtown business/arts district $$
Mangia 3145 S. Grand Ave., 664-8585 nouvelle Italian/Continental, funky local bar, sidewalk seating, TGR $-$$
LemonGrass 3161 S. Grand Ave., 664-6702 Vietnamese, TGR $
Pho Grand 3195 S. Grand Ave., 664-7435 Vietnamese, TGR $$
King & I 3157 S. Grand Ave., 771-1777 Thai, TGR $$
Niche 1831 Sidney St., 773-7755 nouvelle American, voted one of America's "best new chefs" in 2008 (Food & Wine magazine), Benton Park $$$
Newstead Tower Public House 4354 Manchester, 535-7771 gastropub, between CWE and TGR $$
Five Bistro 4317 Manchester, 535-5553 nouvelle American, between CWE and TGR $$$
Bailey's Chocolate Bar 1915 Park Ave., 241-8100 exotic cocktails, desserts, pizzas, cheese, LSQ $$
Franco Bistro & Wine Bar 1535 S. Eighth, 436-2500 hearty French, wine bar, SLD $$-$$$
Vin de Set 2017 Chouteau Ave., 241-8989 American/heart French fusion, rooftop bar, LSQ $$-$$$
Broadway Oyster Bar 736 S. Broadway, 621-8811 Cajun, music, downtown $
Eleven Eleven Mississippi 1111 Mississippi, 241-9999 wine country bistro (northern Californian/Tuscan), LSQ $$$
McGurk's 1200 Russell, 776-8309 Irish pub, music, patio dining, voted one of the ten best irish pubs in America, SLD $-$$
Venice Café 1903 Pestalozzi, 722-5994 famously funky, music, near Budweiser Brewery $
Trattoria Marcella 3600 Watson, 352-7706 fine Italian, off of Hampton Avenue $$-$$$
Harvest 1059 S. Big Bend, 645-3522 nouvelle American, south of Clayton $$$
Modesto 5257 Shaw, 772-8272 tapas, great sangria, the Hill $$-$$$
Jimmy's Café on the Park 706 Demun, 725-8585 nouvelle American, sidewalk dining, Clayton, near Washington Univ. $$$
Cardwell's 8100 Maryland, 726-5055 nouvelle American, downtown Clayton $$$
Remy's Kitchen 222 S. Bemiston, 726-5757 Mediterranean, wine, open late, Clayton $$
Boathouse Café Government Dr., 367-3423 eclectic, lunch in Forest Park $-$$
Blue Elephant 7816 Forsyth Blvd., 862-0500 Thai, Clayton $-$$