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Cielo Restaurant and Bar
Cielo Restaurant and Bar

Cielo Restaurant and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cielostlouis.com/
  • Phone: (314) 881-5759
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: 6:30am - 11:00am; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 06:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: 6:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday-Thursday, 530pm-1030pm Friday and Saurday; Bar is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gian Nicola Colucci
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carr
  • Public Transit: Arch-Laclede's Landing Metro-Link Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: COMPLIMENTARY parking through Four Seasons valet only.

A word from Cielo Restaurant and Bar
Cielo (“chee-eh-lo”): Italian word for “sky”
Renowned for our modern Italian cuisine and stunning skyline views from every table, Cielo features simple, elegant dishes, expertly prepared with quality ingredients. Our talented kitchen crew offers their take on Italian classics, from pan-seared veal parmesan with porcini glaze to house-made pizzas topped with smoked BBQ chicken, mozzarella, parmesan and caramelized onion.

Though our food brings a certain creative flare, at its heart, Cielo is about familiar flavors crafted by our expert culinary team and served in a breathtaking atmosphere.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Our family dined outside and despite the drizzle, it was wonderful to have a view of the Arch and there was a nice breeze. We were under cover so the drizzle did not hamper the evening. The food was great although the lamb slightly overdone. The presentation of the food was wonderful and inviting. The wine mark-up is significant. The waiter and Maitre d' were very hospitable and took care care of us. I would definitely recommend others to this restaurant and I will most certainly visit again."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at Cielo. Food was delicious, but I missed those wonton crackers!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Services were disjointed. Table helpers and our waiter not communicating. Helpers were clueless what dishes he was bringing out and for whom. Waiter wasn't around much. We ordered 3 appetizers and 4 entrees. One entree was a multicourse meal. The entrees arrived first. Appetizers were no where to be found. The helpers had no idea. A few min later the waiter came out and told us that they were being prepared. In the end, we were not charged for the 3 appetizers (nice of them). Later we asked one of the helpers for a dessert menu and he said he'll be back in 2 min. He never returned. We asked another waiter and we didn't see it either. Then our waiter appeared and we again asked for the dessert menu and finally got it."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "This is a great place to take out-of-towners as the view of the arch & downtown is stunning! Management is hands-on & staff is attentive. The food is good...nothing to write home about with the prices in the high range though, but you feel as if you've been on holiday while dining there."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Each time that we bring a new couple there, they are so impressed with everything about the unique rooftop dining experience. And this time we all agreed that we felt like we were out of town at a beautiful resort! Food was deliciously prepared, small portions but that was ok, because the 4 course special allowed us to sample quite a bit and made for a full evening of relaxing conversation and enjoyment!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "When I made the reservation, I included a note that it was my significant other's birthday. There was zero acknowledgement of this. Three hours after cocktails were served - the same glasses were on the table."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This place was excellent. I had the $50 Tasting menu of scallops (cooked to perfection), nudi with mushrooms (excellent texture an flavor), filet (good temperature and flavor), and tirimasu (decent, but not the best. We sat outside and enjoyed the view and perfect temperature. The staff made this restaurant. They were all so attentive and helpful. Their wine list, though small, has a selection of unusual bottles--well priced and delicious. I will definitely return"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Having read about the restaurant several months ago I decided more or less on the spur of the minute to visit it for our anniversary. We were more than pleasantly surprised with the great staff, the wonderful atmosphere, the superb food and the great experience we had on Tuesday evening. I have gone to a lot of new restaurants that were pleasant but probably a one time experience--this is not one of those. We will definitely revisit the restaurant and I've already told several people of our wonderful experience. It was definitely noteworthy! And considering that it is approximately a 50 minute drive for us to get there you have to know I was impressed."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Cielo with a few friends and it was an excellent experience. The service was great, although we choose a table inside the scenic view was really nice. My wife was very pleased."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Went to Cielos for our 39th wedding anniversary, food was great, ambiance was great. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We have been to Cielos in the past, but now with the new chef, the food was truly disappointing. The dishes were bland without any flavor. Beautiful view of St. Louis."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We booked using a groupon offer and were very disappointed with the food offered on the deal. We have been to Cielo before and were looking forward to celebrating my birthday with friends. The restaurant ambiance is wonderful but the food was marginal if not worse. Only appetizer offered(a hot-pocket) was not at all tasty; pasta with meat sauce entrée was small, cold and had a speck of meat sauce; veal was tough. Only redeeming feature was the view. It was not a memorable evening."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We have been here many times - food and service is excellent always!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Cielo offers a great view of the city and beautiful atmosphere. Pools and outdoor seating make this a great find. Inside our food was excellent and service impeccable. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was a fantastic find. The food was delicious, the service was wonderful, and the scenery was amazing. The only problem was parking. I recommend spending a little extra on the valet if you are planning on having dinner here. It's just a little safer. All in all, it was an amazing time! RECOMMENDED!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My wife and I were looking for a nice place for our anniversary and chose Ceilo based on other reviews, but it turned out far better than expected. We dined outside by the 8th floor pool of the Four Seasons' pool with a spectacular view of the river, Gateway Arch, and cityscape. The potato and leek soup was very smooth and tasty. Our main courses, a filet and the veal chop, were both perfect. Our meals were so good and the staff so friendly that we didn't want to leave, so we ended-up ordering cappuccinos, dessert, and finally some port wine. We watched the sun go down while the city lit up. One of the best meals and nicest evenings ever!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food, setting and service were exceptional. We had the $35 tasting menu with 4 courses. There was sufficient choice for each course; the portions were enough to satisfy our appetites; and the presentation was beautiful. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The service was amazing. We were greeted by name. They remembered that I was bringing guests from out of the country and seated us at an amazing outdoor table. Our server was friendly and informative without being intrusive. None of us wanted alcohol and they did not seem put out by that. However, the only disappointment was the food. A Bruschetta starter was literally three tiny pieces of bruschetta (the kind you buy in a grocery store) with what appeared to be a bit of jam and some proscuitto layed on top. I ordered the Panzanella salad; what I got was chopped tomatoes and cucumber mixed with small, hard garlic croutons (again, the type you get in a bag at the grocery store). Main courses were better. no more room, sorry."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "superb food and service. when is a restaurant good enough to take your most discerning friends. everytime at cielo"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "once again we were amazed at the food, service and friendliness of this fine establishment. always anxious to adjust for a deviance from excellence, ciello is one fantastic place. you would be wise to visit and enjoy."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • " this restaurant really is fantastic. fantastic view ,food and fantastic service . do not use the Groupon that pay our offering the dinner options are sparse on that deal."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "what a pleasant surprise on the top floor of the Four Seasons. Outstanding vews and outdoor dining. Pricing was reasonable for a Four Seasons but the portions were small and my swordfish was very dry. I love the environment, but did not pick a great night for the food."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Lesser known place, as we have lived here for a year and had not heard of it until seeking out a special place that I could take my wife for our anniversary. Fortunately, we had a friend that knew of it and I could not be more pleased with the overall experience. The food was splendid, the view was breathtaking, and the service was absolutely second to none. My wife had mentioned it was our anniversary to the host when we entered and had hoped to get an outdoor table. She accommodated and I cannot tell you how many of the staff came over to well wish us on our special evening. Great experience all around!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Cielo has a new chef and I am delighted to report the standards are maintained and even exceeded. The food was exceptional, with a range of locally sourced meats as well as interesting fish dishes. Pastas were superb. Appetizers were varied and beautifully presented."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience---interesting menu, terrific service and very fine food. This was one of our best dining experiences in St. Louis this year. The new chef has reinvented the menu---we chose the small tasting menu and it was perfect. Beautiful presentation, balanced flavors and wonderful taste. Clever use of herbs. We will be back!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Everything was Fabulous until the dessert........The waiter said you get a free dessert for your Birthday, so I picked one. He brings me what I ordered and a 2nd one. Turns out the 2nd one was Free, tasted like YUK, and the one I ordered was on our bill. Really? $165 later......"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We've been to brunch at Cielo before, but we took some friends with us this weekend...and once again, we were pleasantly delighted with the service, food and ambience! The poolside DJ was a nice touch, and really created an upscale neo-Vegas atmosphere that we enjoy. Somehow, an order placed for Lobster Eggs Benedict got misinterpreted and we received Lobster Ravioli, but the dish was still quite tasty."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "For those prices, there are a million other great places to eat in the STL area.... I took the advise of a snob to go there... Once again the snob was wrong....Great food and service in STL, but not here...."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Splendid service continues to be the hallmark of the dining experience at Cielo. Consistently good fresh innovative food, attention to detail, unmatchable view from outside dining patio, and a fun pool scene during a summer saturday make this well worth the visit!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "At the beginning of the meal, my husband ordered a soda, & I ordered a glass of wine. I got my wine quickly, but after eating our salads, my husband STILL hadn't gotten his soda. He finally got one at the bar. After taking our order, the only other time I saw our server was when he asked me if I wanted a refill. We both had the Panzanella Salad...more bread than salad, barely any dressing, two inedible pieces of tomato core, & three lonely pieces of mozzarella. The "Spaghetti & Meatballs" is best compared to Chef Boyardi according to the rest of my table. I've never had it, so I don't know. I do know that my 3 "meatballs" we're each slightly larger than a marble, pasta was chewy, & the sauce was quite honestly embarrassing to my people."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The Fourth of July is our anniversary, so we chose Cielo for our special dinner. We were fortunate enough to have Jeff, the Sommelier, as our waitperson. Jeff paired some wonderful and magical wines with our courses. And, every course was superb! The only hitch was that poor Jeff, being the only Sommelier on a very busy day, could not handle all the inside AND outside tables. We didn't mind waiting between courses, because we were taking in the ambience. However, we waited an inordinately long time between dessert and our last sips of fine wine, and paying. Please, give Jeff some help during your next holiday service. He was really trying."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I came here for a birthday celebration and this was right on the mark. From the concierge who accommodated my every need down to my last minute changes to the restaurant staff, they aimed to please. Customer services was wonderful. They definitely made this birthday celebration a memorable one. If you are looking for a nice scenic place to take your special someone this would be the place. I loved the rooftop seating and even though it was close to the pool the noise level was very minimal."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Took my wife to Cielo to start the evening for our 1 year wedding anniversary. It was a surprise and wow, she was indeed surpised. Pleasantly. I requested a Sky Terrace table and we were seated at a great table. Even the hostess wished us a happy anniversary! Next the water boy, then the bread boy, then our waiter. All congratulated us and were extremely friendly to say the least. The Terrace wasnt cooperating with us. The wind had picked up and we requested a seat in doors after trying the outdoor for 30 minutes just to see if it would calm. They seated us at a perfect table with low lights and was relatively quiet. The food was unreal. I am on a near-zero carb diet and they augmented each course to have no carbs!! How perfect? That good.."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The patio and cocktails are very nice but the food and service are not worth the price with so many better restaurants in town. Even though we had a reservation we got bumped to the bar area to accommodate a large group. The service was not slow and apathetic, the food was just average but sorely overpriced. Would only go back for cocktails and the patio view."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This is my third trip to Cielo, 2nd brunch. We had the perfect time! We have a 1-year-old, the restaurant was completely fine with him running around. You might think that, being a Four Seasons establishment, people would frown upon this, but that wasn't the case. I was touched that our server and the hostess came over with a small wagon with toys, and let him pick one. After we ordered, we went out to the deck to get some pictures with the Arch behind us (which, if you've never done, I HIGHLY recommend). The hostess came all the way out and took pictures for us! Our server was PJ, he was very attentive and genuinely friendly. The food was excellent. I had the waffles, which were amazing. We will DEFINITELY be back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was delicious! Service was great! Outdoor seating area was beautiful along with an awesome view of the Arch."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had a party of 6 here for dinner on a Thursday evening. The staff was wonderful; from the bartender to the waiter and sommelier. We had the 4 course menu and were very pleased with the selections. The view goes without saying and it was lovely to see the sun go down and the city light up. There were minor annoyances that otherwise would've allowed an outstanding rating: Half of our table were not fans of the salmon tartar - it was more of a tartar cake and not what we were anticipating. Also, I expected the waiter to refill our wine glasses when empty (or near empty). Perhaps our table would've ordered another bottle had it been poured often enough? Overall, a very memorable dinner and one to be talked about for a long time."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "It's a great space, but the food was just bad. They put a lot if effort into upscale service, but when you can't get anything right on the pris fixe menu, which is very pricey, maybe you need to reexamine. Given there were not that many people outside of the happy hour crowd, it took forever for the food to come out. I mean, undercooked pasta can't take that long to prepare. You can get better food anywhere on the Hill, or really, in my kitchen. Not worth it."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This was our second visit and while we had an enjoyable evening, it wasn't the magic we had anticipated. The first time we were so excited by every aspect of the visit, this time we found the food not as good and our server wasn't as attentive. The hostess was lovely, she sat us on the patio at a lovely table with an amazing view she was a total professional. The SA was also very professional, coming right over to fill waters and greet. Our server was slow to come over and seemed stoic the entire visit, the best thing that he did was to bring over another server (Ben) to give us a spot on wine recommendation. Ben was great and knowledgable. The rest of the night was ok food and lackluster service. We hoped for more."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our night was great although most of our order was messed up. We ordered the pre fix dinner and each ordered something different. They messed up 2 courses although our waiter saved the day by refilling our wine. Will return!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014