Central Table
Central Table

Central Table

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.centraltablestl.com/
  • Phone: 3144491600x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday: 6:00am - 2:00pm,
    Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00am - 10:00pm,
    Friday: 6:00am - 10:00pm,
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, American, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Euclid and Forest Park
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer validated garage parking for our dinner guests, and valet service Thursday to Saturday evenings for $4.

    We do not validate garage parking during daytime hours.
A word from Central Table
Central Table Food Hall is a first-of-its-kind culinary destination that offer's a diverse array of food options through exhibition-style food stations, food to-go, and seated dinner service at night. The menus feature ingredients sourced from the finest local, regional, and national purveyors, providing an approachable take on farm to table dining.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Central Table reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (15)fit for foodies (14)neighborhood gem (10)great for lunch (7)romantic (4)hot spot (4)special occasion (4)notable wine list (4)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Starting to lose its quality
    ChicagoFoodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We've come here several times, and this time found the service a little lacking, and some of the food overpriced. The pizza was great, but everything else just OK. The "home made raspberry and creme ice cream" didn't taste much different than raspberry sorbet. In fact, I would be shocked if it was ice cream. And $12 for four skinny pieces of tempura shrimp? Not worth it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No longer my favorite
    luv2brunchVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Central Table used to be my favorite restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was excellent, I came here weekly. My most recent visit proved that the management is everything. My first visit since the general manager switch, I found the service was lacking and the food was terrible. I never would have thought it possible to burn sushi, but apparently the new sushi chef can do the impossible. While in most restaurants your water glass never even gets below half full, I could not even flag down a waiter to refill my glass here. Central Table needs a bit of an overhaul if they don't want to lose customers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Susiek
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Interesting offerings Great experience! Keep up the good work!!!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great, friendly service. Very good food. Nice portions and well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    turtlechef12
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My best friend and her boyfriend had a wonderful time having the most awesome gourmet pizza that the place had to offer. Along with our other friend who is not used to eating that kind of food. He loved it. This was my fifth time visiting and has not change but always exceeds expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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  • great food, great price
    HannahBaileyE77
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Everything about this place is astounding except for our less than stellar service. They didnt immediately welcome us when we came in and werent asked about our reservation, or they would have known about our graduation/birthday celebration. Our server was inattentive. We often waited for 10 minutes or more for our drinks to be refilled. He took a while to get back to us for desserts and even when everyone at our table requested change, he initially handed back two of our checks. I do believe it was just our server and not the basis for how great this restaurant is. Even with our sub par service we had an amazing night with great food! I wish I lived closer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meh
    Nomossundermyfeet
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have been here twice before and it was quite good. Less good the 2nd time. Decided to try it again. Not many people there. Kale salad was okay - leaves a bit too tough; not as tender as in the past. Had polenta and mushrooms for my main. Terrible. No salt in polenta, no parmesan or mascarpone; it was lumpy. Clearly chef did not know how to make polenta. Mushrooms were minced and there was no flavoring. No garlic, salt, anything. My son had the chicken entree and he liked it; it looked good. The waiter seemed unsure of himself. 3 stars b/c my son was happy with his meal.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't bother.
    VisitingAndEating
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Selected Central Table because of the interesting choices in the menu...and it would have been great if they could have pulled it off. One dish was bland while the next was so salty it hurt my mouth. Never said yum about anything we ordered. Sad.
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  • Not the best but very good
    BABBS
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Try the sushi. It is very fresh. The flatbreads are good too. The caramel gelato was excellent. Some of the options could more summer seasonal. For example-why have pumpkin ravioli with sage brown butter sauce anytime besides fall?????
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere
    Emmaloo
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    It was a little empty when I ate there but it was 6:30 on a Thursday so I'm chalking it up to that. The pizza was AMAZING. The service was awesome and whole feel and concept of the place is awesome. The smoothie bar, sushi, deli and breakfast options are great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 189 reviews are from the Central Table reviews archive.
  • Great food. Slow service.
    Finedinningwasmything
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I appreciate when a chef sends back an item that he feels could be better. I admire this. Our food was delicious, my scallops were amazing and the server was accommodated all of 7 of us. I have to say, as a previous server, table service/awareness and attentiveness is a priority. Our server wasn't "bad" but does need to stay near the table. I think the prices can be justified if the service can rise to the quality that the excellent food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • below average
    fathersDay
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Brunch is overrated. Small portions high prices. Mimosas are ok, but doesn't make up for the entire experience. Great decor and ambiance but the food sucked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not There Yet
    Robin
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We went for dinner and were under whelmed. Had 6:30 reservations but still had to wait even thought there were only 4 tables in the restaurant. Food was hit and miss. Bone Marrow had plenty of parmesan but no marrow. Pizza was uninspired. Lamb shank was very good on a bed of polenta. Ordered a side of polenta to "share". For $6 we got a small ramekin to "share" The value is just not there for any of their dishes. Lots of potential but not there yet.
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  • sA1983
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    My only wish is sushi is served each night. Would have loved to try it. The gelato was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    It was very pricey for small portions. I just wish I had known that ahead of time. The food was very good though
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    MaxDVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We went to grab sushi because we had read that the restaurant won a local award for best sushi. Perhaps it was an off night, but the sushi was not good. The rice on the rolls was dry. The sashimi did not seem very fresh. The featured dessert was a cobbler, and it seemed like a boxed food from the grocery. I have been there for lunch and had a great meal. I don't know what happened this time at dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WashUMDs
    WashUMDs
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We made reservations for 7pm on a Friday for 4 adults & two children. Much to my dismay, we were seated in a back corner between kitchen double doors & the noisy grill counter &a pole that made it tight for seating. The restaurant was not even 25% full. We could not appreciate window scenery or really move at the table because of the tight table placement. Our server was not very engaging. For the price of the menu and ambience of the restaurant, the complimentary bread was embarassingly tiny in proportion - 6 cubes of bread measuring 2 cm by 2 cm. The wine list lacked pricing variety. The dishes were over priced and scant in plating. We ordered 2 pizzas, meatballs, ceviche, and flank steak and one more entree that I cannot recall.
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  • favorite spot
    jtz789
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I have visited central table multiple times and have never been disappointed. The bone marrow is a must have!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Like this restaurant despite many complaint from friends about service. Now understand why- took 1 1/2 hours to get food- virtually ignored by wait staff- manager brought complimentary drink but no food. When we arrived and sat at bar waiting for another to arrive we were ignored.- totally. And the place was sparsely filled- on a Thursday night. Big international company running it who should know better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Mgmt; Food great
    NYerInSTLVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Management Not On Par With Food Quality Unfortunately for Central Table, the unprofessional management deters customers from wanting to return even though the restaurant serves tasty, quality food. The management here is unprofessional, discourteous, and chaotic. The General Manager and Maître Ds are exceptionally rude. The gruff serves seem to be the only staff that stick it out at this place past a few months.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our food took 25 minutes to arrive and there was neither an apology or many people in the restaurant. This was a Mother's Day brunch.
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  • Great sushi and more
    Charlie
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Went for dinner and was very happily surprised with menu and quality of food. Would deffinitely go eat there again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    Sassy
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We entered and 3 staff was just standing around and just stood there looking at us. We felt we were in some private spot finally one finally said welcome Service was ok servor drove us nuts. He needs training Dessert menu lacking. Food was okay but not great as so many of our excellent restaurants
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  • a modern food court
    EVOO
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Yes it is just a food court but looks nicer. We went there for Easter brunch, food was average and service was sooooo bad. It all started when we told the hostess we did not want to be seated by the kitchen door, it took her about 10 minutes before she could find us another table and they were not even busy. The server was very difficult to find and was not very helpful with the menu. The bussers looked like they had no energy at all, slow moving and no personality. I was very disappointed and will not recommend this place nor come back
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  • Tasty, but cold and presumptious
    Disappointed
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Everyone was very nice, but we went in with a misconception that caused us to be a little disappointed from the get go. We're used to "Easter Brunch" in St. Louis meaning something above and beyond the typical Sunday brunch menu, often a buffet. My wife saw the advertisement for Easter Brunch, but we were disappointed to find that it was their standard Sunday brunch menu. The wait staff was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The food was tasty, but dishes that should have been hot were barely lukewarm. The pancakes in particular were too cold to melt the butter that the server or chef had put on them. The pancakes came with a lot of butter and jelly or jam, and a little syrup already on them, which pleased no one.
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  • Easter Brunch
    Purdue80
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We recently enjoyed Sunday Brunch, but since it was Easter, we were expecting a buffet. Our service was a tad slow, but that was OK as we were enjoying our bottomless Mimosas!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Central Table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Fun place for "new food", interesting dinners and desserts. Not great for brunch! Service fair.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Outing
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Space is appealing with natural light and a clean open feel. We were the first seating for Sunday brunch happy not to be rushed through. The fresh oyster appetizer with 2 sauces was good, the cheese plate also serviceable although nothing exotic or exciting & miniscule portions. We waited 15" after our appetizers arrived and were eaten before being asked about our entree orders. 25" later entrees arrived. Blue cheese burgers/onion marmalade well prepared, the sushi rolls fresh. These items arrived 8 minutes before 2 egg entrees. Creamy polenta with a single poached egg, 3 cherry tomatoes and 5 pieces of wilted escarole with a grating of Parmesan. The dish was dramatically under seasoned and at $14 was not money well spent.
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  • Food excellent but service slow
    HirschwritesVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great Spanish octopus, magic mushroom maki roll, fungi pizza, pasta with citrus and crab meat. But kitchen was slow. Had bottle of house wine which was good.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • girls night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Our server was clearly new and seemed to be struggling a bit. However I understand a group of 6 30 year old women can be difficult, when someone needs something almost every time he arrived at the table, mainly another drink. He did forget a drink order completely, and my entrée arrived about 10 minutes after everyone else was served. We still had a good time, and the food was good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This was probably the worst food and service we've had in a very long time.
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  • Unique concept with a variety
    OutOfTownerVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Unique concept with a variety of great food for every tatse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite best sushi, but very good
    dougandmary
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We went to Central Table as they were recently rated as best sushi in St Louis specifically to try the sushi. We found the sushi presentation to be top rate, beautifully done. However the fish was not flavorful, the rice was a bit undercooked and overall the texture seemed a bit off. It's true that finding really good sushi in the Midwest is a challenge and this continues to be true. Still Central Table is a top notch place---the fried calamari appetizer was the best I've had EVER. Great wine list. It's also a terrifc place for lunch. Can't wait to go back to try other dinner menu options!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick service
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Quick service was appreciated as we were headed for the Fox.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu doesn't accurately describe
    Linda
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Dinner Friday Night - first visit. We had several disappointments. The biggest one was needing to send food back because the menu didn't adequately describe the ingredients. Several ingredients were left off. The chicken pizza failed to list citrus but when it arrived it tasted like it was bathed in some citrus juice. When we brought it to our waiter's attention he did allow us to order something else but did nothing to make us feel good that in fact the menu was lacking. And by the way, don't order the bread pudding. The worst bread pudding I've ever had. Dry, hard and bad looking to boot. Do order the caramel gelato. Wonderful
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice, but not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Expansive menu for those with an adventurous palate. Odd pricing -while some items were very affordable, others were ridiculously overpriced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good, but I left
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Food was good, but I left hungry and with an empty wallet. The ravioli didn't fill me up.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Delicious Night Out
    anewbys
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This was my second time dining at Central Table, and my friend's first. Once again the food was amazing, especially the risotto I had, and the brussel sprouts were the best I've ever tasted. Our experience was great, and our waiter witty and attentive. Dinner selections are just right to give everyone a taste of something new or revisit old favorites. Either way you leave with an excellent dining experience. Next time I'll have to try lunch too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    Nomossundermyfeet
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    great urban dining choice with options to suit almost any palate and dietary consideration. Energetic, youngish vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mid week dinner
    DMD1860
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Hubby had sushi and thought it was fresh and delicious. My son had sushi and pizza, loved both as did son #2 who got the left overs. I had the bone marrow starter which is delicious but for those who don't eat gluten it would be nice if they offered a different "shingle". My steak was flavorful but the roasted potatoes were the best part of my meal.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.