Cafe Natasha's
Cafe Natasha's

Cafe Natasha's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafenatasha.com/
  • Phone: 3147713411x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Tuesday 11:30am -9:00pm.
    Thursday - Saturday 11:30am - 10:00pm.
    Sunday 11:30am - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Persian, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Hamishe and Behshid Bahrami
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: Live music and belly dancing on the patio for summer entertainment.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arsenal St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cafe Natasha's
More than a Saint Louis original, Café Natasha’s offers Persian inspired cuisine with a focus on bold flavor. Everything is fresh. Everything is homemade. Taste buds delight in diverse offerings from exclusively marinated Sirloin Steak Kabob to vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu options like the critic-acclaimed Grilled Pomegranate Eggplant. Best known for an expertise in lamb, guest favorites include fall-off-the-bone Braised Lamb Shank, Charbroiled Lamb Chops and savory Persian lamb stews.

Celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, the recently renovated restaurant boasts sleek contemporary comfort with the warmth of Persian art and hospitality. Owner/Chef Hamishe and daughter Natasha are often spotted making their rounds with their guests, many on a first-name basis with the family. Affordable and approachable, Café Natasha’s has many options including a casual bar area, main dining room and a large outdoor patio and garden to enjoy dining al-fresco this summer.
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Cafe Natasha's reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)great for outdoor dining (7)fit for foodies (5)good for groups (4)great for lunch (2)special occasion (2)romantic (1)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • A Persian Pearl
    lovesagreatdeal
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Loved the food at Cafe' Natasha's on each of my three visits. The portions are generous and tasty. The staff is friendly. While I'm not a fan of outdoor seating, they did have a lovely space for those who do. Looking forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frequentflyer
    frequentflyer
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Cafe Natasha provides very good food at a reasonable price, and the quality is very consistent. They offer the best Osh in our experience, but other dishes are also very good and offer a Persian flavoring, not the same as other middle Eastern restauruants. The family and waiters are friendly and helpful. It is always worth the trip to eat there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try the Osh!
    Tinkerbell
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great choice for Persian-inspired food. Be sure to try the Osh (lentil soup). Patio seating was very pleasant (except under the grape arbor, where there were mosquitoes).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant!
    anonymous1
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Cafe Natasha's on Grand is a great local spot and never disappoints. Delicious food and wonderful ambience. Totally recommended for a relaxed or nice night out.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just plain pleasant evening
    UncleBoomsky
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Hummus, baba ganoush, falafel, lentil-raisin rice, steak kabob, berry pie--friendly service--great outdoor seating, lucky weather. Just plain awesome. Very reasonable prices for a great night out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    EllenVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food had a lot of appeal both in taste and presentation. Good seasoning
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 7 reviews are from the Cafe Natasha's reviews archive.
  • Wonderful Find!
    JustGoodFoodVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    The atmosphere was very nice with white table clothes, but not overly stuffy. It would be nice for a family or for a romantic evening. The wait staff was very attentive but not aggressive or annoying. It does fill up the later it gets so I would suggest reservations if you have more than 2 people or it's a weekend. The food was divine! I tried food I had never had before and the meat, Oh the MEAT was perfect and melted in your mouth. The rice was tender, and the salad was one of the best I've had. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't Go (Please!)
    drew
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We love Cafe Natasha's. Even though it's been around for 30 years it's awesome and feels new every time. It's one of those places you go to and think "why don't I come here more often." So please don't go. Don't make it too crowded. Don't take all the good food. Don't drink all the inventive cocktails. Or at least don't do it when I want to go.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Self absorbed. Not accommodating
    bigtippingfoodie
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Advertised as vegan friendly but not so at all. My gal, who is vegan, is able to eat at most any restaurant without any issues. Most all servers and chefs are very accommodating but they had no interest in being helpful at all. Would not modify menu items to make vegan. If theyou had been busy, I could almost understand. I always try multiple times before giving up on a place [everyone has bad days] , but the service was ridiculously poor. It will be quite some time before I have a desire to try again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Return Visit
    SOZ1VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We had not dined at Cafe Natasha for some time and were pleasantly surprised to see the place renovated. The food was good as always. In the future, we would like to see some specials and perhaps some variation of menu items. But overall, we enjoyed our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • old favorite
    frequentflyer
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The menu has grown considerably over the years, but the core of Persian dishes has not changed, and the quality has been maintained, and perhaps even improved. The Osh is among the best anywhere. It is still run by the original family, and the care for customers shows in all aspects of the meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Experience
    Brian
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    This was our first experience at this restaurant. The website was very nicely designed and helpful in pre-planning our orders. Once there, the food was awesome and the servers were very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Persian Restaurant
    David
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Our first time visit was a pleasant surprise. We will definitely return for another meal due to the ethnic authenticity of the food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.