What a great experience dining at Five Bistro!
Our waitress worked hard to explain the ordering options and also menu items. The menu is limited only because the ingredients are so seasonably fresh and local -- but the sky is the limit with the ingredients on hand.
We ordered items off the menu and also allowed the chef to "create" a vegetarian dish for us. Everything was mouth-wateringly delicious!
From my one experience, the atmosphere, waitstaff and food are exceptional.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Meal in Months
Five Bistro is great. Perfect flavors, ingredients, wine menu and preparation. You won't be disappointed.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful dining experience!!
This is a wonderful restaurant. Have eaten here several times and am never disappointed.
Food is fabulous....beautifully presented and just the right amount.
I love to try the choice of three/four/five courses with wine pairings.
The Tues-Thurs 3 course menu is exceptional value for $25(add $12 for wine pairings)
Service is exceptional always and the restaurant personnel are extremely friendly and welcoming.
This is one of the better restaurants in St Louis...an dining here two more times in the next two weeks and introducing it to friends who enjoy fine dining!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellence in Dining
Five understands how to provide a wonderful meal at a reasonable price. We enjoyed the four course prix-fixe with wine pairings. Each dish was excellent and there was more than enough to eat. I was at Five a few years ago and always wanted to go back. I'm not certain what took me so long but I will definitely be back at Five again soon.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not Afraid of Flavor..
Magnificent 5 course chef's tasting, well prepared and presented. I appreciate a chef who will design a meal around available fresh from local farmers. Our server Alesha, paced the evening wonderfully giving us the time for conversation and digestion. I will tell many about our great evening with Five Bistro.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food and outstanding service. As an out of towner this was definitely worth the short cab ride outside of downtown St Louis. I highly recommend it to anyone living in the area or stopping through.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous,as usual.....wonderful food and service!
Three course tasting menu with wine pairings is fantastic value.
Presentation is beautiful and an extra touch....amuse bouche or intermezzo 'on the house'.
Recommend this restaurant highly!
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a wonderful evening. The food and ingredients were inventive. Much of the produce and herbs are grown on the premises and the what isn't is locally sourced.
The wait staff seemed to have a team approach. Our principal waiter James really knew his menu and explained several terms with which we were familiar. But while James revisited us several times the plate service was done by others. Always attentive but never intrusive.
Go with the prixe fix offerings!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a treat!
Great dinner with friends...wonderful service and food. Presentation is exceptional.....every bite is a delectable surprise.
LOVE this restaurant!! Can't wait to come back!
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem on the Hill
Five Bistro is one of my favorite locally owned restaurant's around St. Louis. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Their menu changes every week. They source as much of their food as possible from local farmers. The food is fresh and the chef prepares each dish perfectly. They have a good wine selection also.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
James was excellent as he
James was excellent as he explained the items on the dinner menu. The food was More than filling when one thinks the servings will be "too" small. Superb and my sister from out of town gave the dinner a two thumbs up.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were in St. Louis for the weekend and I decided to try Five Bistro even though my local friends had never been there. I really enjoyed my experience at Five Bistro. The atmosphere was quiet and it was a great way to spend a date night out. The waitress was fantastic, explained the various menu options, and provided excellent service. I never waited for refills and each course came quickly. The menu is sourced from local farms and they even grow some of their own vegetables. The Caesar salad is quite possibly the best I've ever had and the rabbit saddle was delicious. I would definitely return and recommend this place to others.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful dinner....great food and service.
Had the three course with wine pairings which is $25 (plus $12 for wine) Tues-Thurs. ....fantastic value.
Flavours are fabulous,presentation always a work of art.
Simply the best choice for fine dining in St Louis....congrats chef!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Might be the best restaurant in StL
Amazing. Locally sourced food! Do the chefs tasting with wine flight. Just awesome.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing!! My husband and I had a great dinner and wonderful evening.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem on the Hill
The food is all local and prepared in a delicious and interesting way. Everything I have tried here has been very good. I will be back in the future.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were outstanding.
Food and service were outstanding. Our first visit and we will be a frequent return customer in the future. A real undercover gem on the Hill, 5 Bistro uses local farms and their own garden to create sumptuous dishes full of flavor that are healthy and delicious.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved this place
Wonderful food, great restaurant. Owner chatted with us personally and was very genuine. Tasting menu allowed us to try several items and they were accommodating with dietary requirements. Great overall experience.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
Five Bistro uses locally sourced foods and the menu varies daily to reflect what us best and fresh. As a result and along with detailed and talented preparation, each dish we had was fantastically flavorful and unique.
A little nest of house made tagliatelle with micro greens lightly dressed with a luscious fresh tomato sauce was my favorite. Excellent service; calm atmosphere; we will definitely go back.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious! Everything
The food was delicious! Everything is so fresh especially the vegetables from their garden! The ambiance is very nice and the art work is very cool. The service is excellent as they explain the details of the dishes they serve! We loved our experience at Five and will definitely go back!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
a pleasant dining experience
For the most part our dining experience was enjoyable; the peaches and prosciutto, as well as the gnocchi dish were both outstanding. We were pleasantly surprised by the little extra offerings along the way -- a chicken croquette, focaccia and olive oil, little cupcakes at the end. My porchetta was a little dry in places, but overall the dish was delicious and satisfying. . My dessert was the brioche tart. The tart itself was a little disappointing, the blueberries were fresh and wonderful.
Service: a longer space in between our starters and entrée than should have been. Everyone was friendly and ready to please, however, and that means more than a mistake or glitch here and there.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun. Excellent food. We will
Fun. Excellent food. We will definitely be back. On our hit list for sure!
7/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
out of my comfort zone
I took my husband to Five Bistro for his birthday to try something different. It is rare that we go beyond our usual restaurants or dishes and Five Bistro's dishes are definitely different. They are fantastic and brilliantly put together! It was way beyond my expectations. Service was great. Every waiter I heard around us knew exactly what they were talking about snd were very friendly. It is quiet, but not overly quiet that you feel awkward. I loved everything about it. This could be our new place!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Knowledgeable and attentive
Knowledgeable and attentive service.
Wonderfully prepared and presented dishes
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
My chef husband and I are always looking for a great dining "find". Five Bistro was our "find". Every bite, every presentation, every explanation was outstanding. Our server was knowledgable and professional. Each dish was a perfect portion to enjoy the favors and textures. If we lived in St. Louis we would be frequent customers. Hats off to Chef Anthony and his wonderful staff.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Five just keeps getting better
Fresh and local food. Creative menu and small menu but not over the top strange. something for everyone and chef will work with preferences and special requests. We have always had an outstanding meal here and been diners several times a year for past five years.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Two of our party of three had not been to Five Bistro previously, however, we all had a great time. It was quiet on Tuesday evening, but that did not dim the enthusiasm of our waiter, nor the chef. My wife commented that she did not suffer from heartburn after the meal, and we all enjoyed the presentation of the food and the wine pairings. Overall, a great time!
8/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
FIVE Stars for Five Bistro!!!
We planned a trip to St. Louis for my wife's birthday/weekend getaway, and I wanted to find a special restaurant. After plowing through several Trip Advisor reviews, I did some filtering and googling around and found this place. We were intrigued by the website...menu changes daily, uses almost exclusively local produce, and just a really unique selection on the sample menu.
The end result was a very special meal that we'll remember for a long time. The waitress was great and very helpful. We did the four-course prix-fixe, and added 1 main dish on top of that. This option allowed us to sample a lot of the menu and gave us both a great main dish and a dessert to share. The chef even came out to say hi and thank us for coming in.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything was so good. Food was excellent. Service was perfect. Definitely going back
8/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fresh ingredients galore
Part of the pleasure of 5Bistro is that the offerings are built on what is fresh from the garden and the local purveyors. This time, delicious mussels, salad with heirloom tomatoes & cukes, peaches prepared several ways with prosciutto.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Five Bistro has become one of St. Louis' finest restaurants. It's a terrific, small, neighborhood gem on the HIll.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Five Bistro. Five's wine list is one of the best in the city as it offers better variety than most and the markups are very fair. Highlights of our meal were the rabbit shank, tagliatelle, green bean salad and their lavender panna cotta dessert. The overall ingredient level was very impressive. Five also serves excellent bread which is often an afterthought at many local restaurants. Service was attentive and very capable. The dining room is one of the more comfortable in the city as tables are well spaced and the noise level was a pleasant buzz. Five is one of the top restaurants in St. Louis and we highly recommend it.
8/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
a great find
Our first time to dine here, we found the food to be just awesome, the prix fix menu items for $45 ,was just enough food, one could have wine parings with prix fix for $60. Alarte items were reasonably priced. The food is elequently presented. We will be returning here for another great dinner
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious meal....beautifully presented. Tasting menu,highly recommended....
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Night out WITH kids
We were skeptical when we arrived with our kids for a family celebratory dinner. We had NO reason to worry however, Jacob our server was so wonderful putting the menu in terms our kids could understand. We all had 5 courses and with each clearing of dishes there was not a crumb left on the plates!
Especially yummy was the rolled chicken dish and the beef . The king salmon was expertly prepared. Homemade pastas were perfectly crafted. If you go make sure to save room for dessert--simply outstanding and creative combinations!!
9/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was delicious and the price - $25 for a 3-course prix fixe menu - was too. Service was efficient and not intrusive. Portions were just right. And the wine pairings were spot on. Yummy!
9/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our dinner at Five Bistro, was fantastic. My husband and I ordered the Tasting menu and each of the 5 portions were wonderful.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a party of five and
We had a party of five and all chose the tasting menu. Great selection, great value. Everyone enjoyed their meal and service was excellent. Thank you for letting us bring our own wine, even though your wine list is quite extensive. Good evening and we all will be back.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our meal at Five was amazing as always. The extra attention we received when we mentioned it was my wife's birthday made our meal that much better.
9/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and its presentation
Food and its presentation were excellent. Our server was very good, but spread too thin to be able to provide the kind of service that's part of really fine restaurants. The flow of the meal lagged at times.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were simply outstanding! I cannot believe I waited so long to try this little gem of a restaurant. I will definitely be going back for more.
10/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
The five course menu along with wine and beer pairings was creative and delicious!
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
You have to try Five
Great food and service. Menu changes on a regulatory basis.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very enjoyable experience!
Very enjoyable experience! The ambiance of the restaurant is great. Tasteful. Casually elegant. Coupled with the attentive but non-rushed service and excellent food made for a thoroughly memorable evening. Thank you.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful experience
We had a wonderful experience at Five Bistro. We went for my husband's birthday. Our waiter brought us each a glass of bubbly to celebrate right after we sat down. We got excellent help from the sommelier on a wine choice, and the service was attentive but not obtrusive throughout. We were there on a week night, so I had the $25 prix fixe dinner. The portions are small but it was just right for me. My husband got the $45 a la carte prix fixe with four regular sized portions. Both were excellent values. The food was fresh and delicious. My dessert--a little too vinegary for me. But my husband had cheese that he really liked, and they put a candle on his plate to wish him a happy birthday. We both highly recommend the restaurant.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tasty Tasting Menu
Food quality very high
Good wine menu
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a winner!
Consistently good food, attractively presented with locally sourced ingredients.
Always a great place with a rotating menu of choices to please the adventurous or the timid palate!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is consistently fresh,
The food is consistently fresh, seasonal and excellent. The portions are thankfully not the typical St. Louis, Mid-West over-sized portions. Presentation is outstanding.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top 3 eating experiences
We loved our time at Five - truly awakened all five senses. Specifically the complex spiced flavors of the pork which was smoothly paired with a red zin that was like a sip of crisp winter after the first snow. So wonderful. We will be back.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining experience
We hadn't dined at Five in years until last Saturday night. There were five of us and we all did things a little differently. Two of us did the prix fixe menu; the other three did a combination of small plates. The kitchen handled the different orders with ease. My pork with polenta was fabulous as was the tagliatelle starter. I would highly recommend Five.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM