Exquisite Food & Service
Tony's restaurant lived up to it's reputation for fine dining for us. The Chef's tasting menu was simply excellent & beautifully complimented by the accompanying wines. Each course was perfectly sized & we have to admit all standout - did particularly love the Penne Lobster & Shrimp. One note was that we were not asked how we'd like the Tenderloin of Beef to be cooked (normally we say as chef sees fit anyway & be more towards rare which is fine for us), however it came more medium & was not as tasty as we'd expected - this was offset though with excellent Foie Gras & glaze. Service by Nick was perfect - a server actually spilt wine & they replaced the whole tablecloth (over the top perhaps but highlights their desire for perfection). Great.
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family lived in STL for
My family lived in STL for many years, and ate at Tony's many times. We no longer live there, but we recently decided to celebrate our anniversary at Tony's, and my only regret was that we had let so many years go by between visits. The food and the service were both superb, as I remembered.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food at Tony's was amazing,
The food at Tony's was amazing, and the service was top-notch! I would definitely recommend it! The risotto was one of the best I've ever had, and the spinach and avocado salad was fabulous. We had a brown butter and almond tart for dessert that I could eat every day forever! The owner himself went table to table to ensure everything was as it should be! If you're looking for a culinary treat, this is it!!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took a group of 12 for dinner.
Took a group of 12 for dinner. Service was impeccable and the food outstanding. Will definitely return to Tony's next time I am back in St. Louis.
5/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best food life has to offer
This is the best culinary experience! The detail to the well being of the diner is paramount which includes quality of material, service, ambience, creativity. This restaurant is a must while in St.Louis!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
First Time at Tonys
Loved it- it exceeded both my husband's and my expectation. Food was so fresh and prepared perfectly. The portions are just right. Great value for money.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We booked at the last minute
We booked at the last minute after a baseball game. Loved every bit of the experience except one part. We were greeted and told I needed a jacket. The opentable app shows business casual, and this is how we dressed. Please be aware.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still the best- Enough said
Looked like the old days as we had to wait for a table even with a reservation. But we were there on graduation week and there were many large parties. We were seated in the wine room, which is not our favorite but no telling how much longer it would have been for a table in the main dining room. Steak Diavola was excellent as usual (pepper sirloin). Wife had scampi and lobster tail and loved it as well. Tony's salad is still the best. Had the chocolate ice cream pie for dessert. Huge meringue on top of ice cream with "gold brick' chocolate on top. Service impeccable and very friendly. This is simply the best restaurant in St. Louis.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tony's never fails to meet the highest of standards for all occasions. We went for an anniversary and service, food, ambiance were all terrific. Where else do they recognize you even if you only get there once year and have your car waiting even without asking or presenting a ticket? Toy's remains the place to go for all very special celebrations even by our children who are now grown and live in different cities.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for special occasions
We love to come here for birthdays and are never disappointed.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thursday night and busy
For a weekday night, the place filled in nicely. Obviously well known as a venue for a special occasion. We enjoyed the food and the service was excellent.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time here as new transplants to STL, wonderful, wonderful. Great place for our anniversary dinner. We will be back!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always great the classic superb restaurant. Worht every penny and they treat you like you are the most important person in the place. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyonewho wants a special treat and superb food.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding from A to Z
We took my Mom here for her 70th Birthday and the entire experience was outstanding from start to finish. Tony's lives up to its reputation...
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classy, friendly with outstanding
Classy, friendly with outstanding food and service. pricey and dressy (jacket required) but worth it.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, the service, and the atmosphere are all amazing. The food comes out exactly as ordered and all of it tastes fantastic. The service is top notch and all of the servers are willing to help at any time. Great experience and a great place.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just an outstanding experience....
Just an outstanding experience.... Such attention to detail. Really a memorable evening.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Class Act
This place always maintains the highest standards of fine dining. The staff is thorough and polished and the food is classic with a creative touch here and there. It is nice to dress up and receive refined treatment once and awhile. The owner and his son are always on top of things and he has a wealth of knowledge about classic restaurants and restauranteurs around the country.
7/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tony's did not disappoint
It has a 70's feel to it, and the ambiance was very cool and quiet. The food was amazing, the wine list was reasonably priced for the most part, and the service was top notch. They honored our requests to create tastings across various appetizers and entrees for the entire table. The table side presentation was spectacular and they even created a never made new peach flambé dessert for us at our request. The chef came out and talked with us after our meal and we got to thank him personally for such an amazing evening. I would highly recommend Tony's for business dinners and special occasions.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The owner is very hands-on
The owner is very hands-on in making sure his customers are happy-the key to a great restaurant.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice to have a chat with
Very nice to have a chat with Tony and tell him in person
How much we enjoyed the experience.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Service and Atmosphere
Three friends and I just had dinner at Tony's and couldn't have been more pleased. The dining room is lovely --- soft lighting but strong enough so one can read the menu; beautiful wood; and while it's "formal" it's not stuffy. The service is superb --- we were fortunate that we had Carlos serving us. He made excellent suggestions that enhanced our meal. The wine list is pricey but with many reasonable options (smaller bottles as well as some terrific choices in the $30-40 range).
The food was universally well prepared, delicious and beautifully presented. We all had the grilled scampi and lobster tail entree and we were all glad that we had --- the dish was so delicious that we might not have wanted to share it.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always, but the
Excellent as always, but the food preparation was even better than their usual high standard. Expensive, but well worth it.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
As usual, dining at Tony's
As usual, dining at Tony's was the high light of our anniversary celebration. You cannot find a better restaurant in St. Louis for food, service, and ambiance.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Tony's to celebrate our 22 year anniversary and we couldn't have picked a better place. Everything was special. From the moment we walked in service was impeccable. We were congratulated several times throughout the dinner for our anniversary and got a complimentary desert for that. Food was fantastic, ambience with a mix of old & modern was the right background for a romantic dinner. We were thrilled to have celebrated our special day with Tony's staff. It is so nice to go to a place where you can enjoy good food and see all guests dressed to nice (for a change!). Highly recommend.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best restaurants
One of the best restaurants in the Midwest. Outstanding food and service.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and were in St. Louis for a conference. Found Tony's on OpenTable and reviews and menu looked great. We were looking for a fine restaurant, something on the romantic side and great service. From the moment entered Tony's were treated wonderfully. Wait staff was exceptional. Food was exceptional. Still talking about it.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding service and food.
Outstanding service and food. Everything was just superb and I highly recommend Tony's!!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food with Applebee's service
No one in St Louis has better food. However, the impeccable service of the past was noticeably missing.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic old school special
Fantastic old school special occasion spot. Great classic dishes. The only place I know of to get respectable swordfish and great recipes involving lobster. Scallops w/ black truffle appetizer is incredible (be advised 2 per order). Service is classic old school, table captains, tableside preparations. Wife loved the bananas flambee though was not too thrilled about the wines by the glass offerings. Interior is pretty plain overall, good lighting though, thought the sculptures were cool. I respect that they're keeping old traditions alive, it's hard to find this anywhere. Sauces are a bit buttery for me, but I'm assuming older clientele might prefer this and I think that's a bigger base for them (though I could be wrong).
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was an incredible experience celebrating an anniversary. The atmosphere was perfect, the service was first-class and the food was amazing. From our perspective, worth every penny and can't wait to do it again in the future.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a meal
Last Thursday. We were in St. Louis on business and had heard that Tony's was a good choice for a nice meal. As it turns out it was better than nice it was exceptional. From the veal chop, to the pasta, to the grouper. Our entire party had an the best meat that we have had in a very long tile. Great food... Great Service....Pricey but worth it.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent. A true classic, that never disappoints. May be a throw back, and not for everyone, but a great meal in a welcoming place. Vince is a classic.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
When you want to celebrate....
Tony's is the place to go - Guys - Be sure and wear a suit jacket. The service was top notch - always a visit from one of the family members - and expect 2- 3 hours for your entire evening - but you want to savor every minute of it - the dessert - salad and I had the Linguini with shrimp & Lobster - just perfect.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing service and memorable
Amazing service and memorable menu. Will definately be back!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy 50th Birthday It Was!
My 12 year old & I dined this week. We had not been there in years, but will be returning at least monthly. My son was properly treated with respect and his questions answered nicely. The food was devine. I ordered the white asparagus app. Small, light and perfectly plated and presented. My son ordered filet mignon and I the tenderloin topped with fois gois. I thought it was a mushroon on top of the steak, the fois gois was so big. One of my favorite things in the world. I will ask if I can order an a la carte fois gois next time. I do not eat dessert, but they gave me a piece of cake with a candle. My son ordered a fabulous dessert - Baked Alaska meets ice cream pie. The champage was incredible. I hadn't had rose champagne since the 80s.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
World class experience!Magnificent!
A must eat for anyone living in or traveling through STL! The owners treat you like family. The staff is impeccable! Big shout out to Bruce! After all that the greatness begins and perfectly prepared food begins to arrive. I'm 100% Italian and only eat Italian food out in select cites and this has been an absolute must for me since 1992! Newer location same excellent experience!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second visit and it was outstanding
Tony's does a wonderful job on all fronts. The service is something not found much anymore. Top notch technically, very friendly, it flows very well and finishing everything table side is wonderful. According to my wife i am food snob and rarely will i repeat at a restaurant in a city I don't get to, too often. Tony's was an exception. Second visit to St. Louis and second visit to Tony's.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
First went to TONY"S in the
First went to TONY"S in the 1970's. TONY'S has not "missed a beat". Everything from arrival to departure is first class. The food continues to be the "highlight" fo the evening. From steak to seafood to pasta, we had it all. Not one dish missed the mark.
How do they do it? Tony's is still #1 in St. Louis.
10/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Has to be the best Italian restaurant in St. Louis - or perhaps in the entire Midwest. The menu is superb and the service impeccable. If Anthony is there, he makes you feel quite welcome. I went on the night of a Cardinals-Dodgers playoff game wearing Dodger blue, and I still received world-class treatment. The branzino was exceptional. And the tiny bar makes getting there early worth it.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time at Tony's
And we can't wait to go back. Service is outstanding, we avoided Tony's because we did want someone hovering all night, but they gave us the perfect amount of attention. A lot of items to try. Wines were very good. They were crowded, but it was still quiet. Our dinner was very good, but the experience and atmosphere make Tony's what it is.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
first time to Tony's
Finally! It was worth the wait. We enjoyed a terrific Chef's Tasting on a weekday evening. Maybe had a bit too much alcohol with my meal, but I knew that was on the menu. I'm just a lightweight when it comes to drinking! Nick was fantastic, made sure to answer any questions we had and but was not overattentive. We had enough alone time to savor the meal and our night out. He even snapped some pics for us - Thanks! Tables are a little too close, we heard some of our neighbor's convo. Overall, it was the great experience I had hoped for. Our visit to Tony's made a special evening even more special. K (c:
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great return experience
We have been to Tonys for many years--25 or more--and found the same great experience. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel important and welcome. They did an appetizer that is mot on the menu when I asked if they would. The recommendations for wines were right on for the food being served. We recommend Tonys to anyone who enjoys great food served well.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect date night in St Louis
My wife and I were in St Louis for a conference and we had one open night for dinner on our own. Our conference pals who live in St Louis recommended Tony's. Wow were they spot on...great food...flawless service...fun night!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always our favorite
Have been visiting Tony's since the 80's when it was on Broadway. Try to get there whenever we are in St. Louis. Travel all over the country to all major cities, and never found a better restaurant for service, food, and ambiance. That includes several so called " 5 star "places in New York, California, etc. Don't know what they are looking for, but Tony's will always be 5 star to us.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Vince and his son, go out
Vince and his son, go out of their way to make it a personal experience. Since my first visit in October 1996 until now, it has never failed to impress me. The filet mignon of swordfish.... and my wife's Filet, - simply incredible!!!
Carlos, was our table captain, and he was fun, informative, and went out of his way to make our experience a memorable one. I LOVE this restaurant!!! I need to make it a point to come more often. Its so worth the drive and I love the experience we always have while there.
May you all continue to be blessed!!!
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, Tony's had outstanding
As always, Tony's had outstanding service and food for our special occasion dinner. This restaurant consistently provides a memorable dining experience. There is no other restaurant in St. Louis that matches the level of service and the understated elegance of Tony's.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best restaurants in STL
It was our first time there and it won't be our last!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tony's is a great spot!
Tony's has not lost its luster over the years. It is still one of the best restaurants in St. Louis. The food was quite good (although it did not seem quite as special as in visits past). The service is just the best. Table-side cooking is such a treat and these folks are very talented. Tony's is a must when in St. Louis.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
To Die For!
Tony's is an annual treat for our anniversary. It seems to get better every year. The lobster dish is "to die for." Everything is always very fresh and superbly prepared. The presentation is picture perfect. Our waiter and support staff were not only knowledgable and attentive, but friendly with just the right amount of personality. It is always a delightful and filling experience!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM