Sub Zero Vodka Bar
Sub Zero Vodka Bar

Sub Zero Vodka Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.subzerovodkabar.com/
  • Phone: 3143671200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Saturday: 11:00am-1:30am
    Sunday: 11:00am-midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maryland
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We have a lot in the back of our restaurant that you can enter off of Maryland Ave. We also offer complimentary valet on Friday and Saturday nights.
A word from Sub Zero Vodka Bar
Sub Zero Vodka Bar is known for having the largest vodka selection in the country and offering sushi and New American Burger menus until last call nightly. Menu options include lamb, turkey, vegetarian and American Kobe beef burgers, a wide selection of traditional and non-traditional makimono, nigiri, and sashimi as well as an extensive martini and cocktail list.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Sub Zero Vodka Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (23)hot spot (23)neighborhood gem (17)good for groups (14)late-night find (12)great for outdoor dining (9)special occasion (8)fit for foodies (6)great for lunch (4)scenic view (3)romantic (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Pretty good birthday dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Took my husband here for his 26th birthday. Made a reservation for 10 people but later realized it would be 16. Called and the hostess increased our reservation with no problems. The food was very good and the vodka menu was massive. The service could have been better but it was fine for how many people we had. They gave my husband a free bottle of vodka as we were leaving because it was his birthday. Overall a good birthday experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you Sub Zero
    Tevan
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our experience was great! Our server was awesome, always available. She made great suggestions. The manager came by and checked in our experience, she was very pleasant as well. Thank you Sub Zero, you made our date night a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi is so so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    There is much better sushi in St. Louis. Burgers made up for the mediocre sushi
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sushi
    LoveNewOrleans
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Love the sushi....love to drink the Zentinis.....great diverse menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Timer Notes
    CWEdiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My first visit to this neighborhood bar/restaurant. One of the few in the area on Open Table that could accomodate our group of 5 people on short notice. No surprise that the place was packed inside and out, which made the noise level more than "energetic." From other reviews I expected an extensive cocktail menu, but was mildly disappointed that food menu was limited to Sushi or Burgers (with a small number of additions in the appetizer / salad category). Veggie Tempura was excellent. My Thai BBQ burger was just okay. Sweet Potato Fries overdone. Still, I will go back for lunch or weeknight dinner though to sample some other offerings.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    Coco
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I love all of the vodka choices to choose from. Drinks are a little pricey, but you can expect that when you are going to a vodka bar. Food is great! I love their sushi! The Kung Fu Voo, Dynamite, and Buffalo Tuna Rolls are a few of my favorites. If you don't like sushi, they have great burgers and appetizers as well. Great atmosphere and great service!!! If you go the day of your birthday, you also get a free fifth of vodka. Can't get any better than that!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun and Ecclectic
    jkwolff
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Options for outdoor dining and the inside is quite unique! Great vodka bar and nice sushi menu. Excellent burger choices including lamb burger.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday at Sub Zero
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The space is amazing, the drinks are incredible, the food is delicious and the service is outstanding. That was my second time at the bar and both of experiences were amazing. I highly recommend! :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere and great food!
    CWEfan
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    There is something for everyone at SubZero. The sushi is amazing and the chefs are always very accommodating with special requests.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as great as first visit there
    MyHeavens
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Sushi rolls and too much rice around edges, and rice was also soggy and in a cake like format. Restaurant did not have enough menus available for guests at time of visit, and I had to share one menu with my friend. Service was otherwise excellent and friend seemed to enjoy his burger
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad veggie burger
    VeggieOne
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    A few years ago a restaurant critic, writing in Saint Louis magazine, claimed that SubZero had the best veggie burger in town. I'm a 25-year vegetarian and based on my experience of July 3, 2014, I know that is not true. It was the worst I have had. The patty was not tasty and the only added vegetable was slices of avocado. You gotta do better than that. Do your research: try the one at SweetArt in the city and others around. And your Build-A-Burger ingredients did not include any version of lettuce. Fresh dill would be a wonderful addition to any veggie burger! And got to have ripe tomato slices. Decisions re this should not be made by a carnivore! Your salads are EXCELLENT, however. And the service by John was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 250 reviews are from the Sub Zero Vodka Bar reviews archive.
  • Dinner for 4
    devilydelicious
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Outstanding drinks. We especially loved the 4 pepper vodka. Sliders and sushi were very good. The salmon burger was ok. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful with selections.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sushi
    TasterVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We met friends for a sushi dinner. The rolls are a bit pricey and not that large for the price, but the quality was good. We sat outside, which was nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could've been better!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    I chose this place because I love sushi and the drinks. I had a birthday gathering there for about 25 9 people showed the place was not at all crowded and we couldn't understand why our waiter took so long getting drinks to us. Very nice place but service was really slow and bad.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This was my 2nd time visiting the vodka bar. I recommended it to one of my friends from out of town. We had a BLAST. My friend said he would love to visit the bar again next time he's in St. Louis. Music was great. Atmosphere was great. Food was great...and of course the drinks are ALWAYS great! Keep up the good work!!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening of Fun
    luv2dine
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Would highly recommend using the private dining rooms downstairs at Sub Zero. The staff was excellent at accommodating our large group. Food was excellent and service was so great and so friendly!! Also the manager Jeremy was so attentive and flexible as our number in our party changed a couple times. We would definitely return!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Location, Awesome Drink Menu
    EatnDrink
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Really fun bar and restaurant. Great food, especially for foodies. I had the Lamb burger and it was delicious! Friends had sushi and loved it. HUGE cocktail list so if you like fun and unique drinks this is a great spot. Within walking distance of a lot of other locations, so nice to go for a walk and get a chocolate martini and the chocolate place (which I can't remember the name of but it is by a fountain). I would definitely go again. We got there early and there was a family with a child, and they had sports on tv, but it didn't feel like a sports bar AT ALL! We went for a girls night and had a blast! Also, Sub Zero called the day of the reservation to confirm, that was pretty awesome!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dynamic Atmosphere + Solid Service
    BeccaJ8
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Sub Zero called us to confirm our 7:00 reservation and I explained our timing situation; we were celebrating two birthdays and trying to make it to a concert on time. They were very accommodating, allowing us to add another person to our reservation and having the table available by 6:45. We arrived around 7:10 and the table was still reserved, although there was only one menu available. It was very loud and crowded (it was a peak dinner/bar time on a Friday night), but service was great considering. I was a little disappointed in my sushi but the sweet potato fries were awesome! And their drink selection is wonderful! I had a prosecco cocktail, someone got a beer, another got a mixed drink, plus they have the new dill pickle vodka.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always - Constantly Good
    StlAlVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    One knows that their dinner will be great at Sub Zero Vodka Bar. Food, quality, service is top notch. Can't wait for warm weather to sit outside and enjoy not only the great food, weather, but the People Of The Area. Keep the great food coming....
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    BBinSTLVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    One of the few places you can get a GREAT burger AND good sushi. I got sushi this time. I got the Alaskan roll, which was delicious. I also got a spicy tuna hand roll, pretty good, not very spicy. It was more like just a tuna hand roll. They did have a problem with part of my order. I ordered Tobiko (Flying fish or Capelin roe) but they brought Ikura (Salmon roe). When I mentioned this to the guy that delivered my order (wasn't our waitress), he was confused and had no idea what I was talking about. A few seconds later, the waitress returned and immediately saw my plate, apologized and went to get it corrected. She did a great job, was attentive but not overly so. Drinks were kept flowing, great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went for my birthday and loved it!
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I had never been before but will definitely go again! We sat downstairs and I really liked that a) the tables weren't squished together b) it was a little quieter than upstairs so everyone in my group could hear each other and c) we had a TV right by our table. I was pleasantly surprised by the massive selection of martinis, cocktails, champagne infusions, and other drinks! Not only that, but I enjoyed every one that I tasted! The food was also wonderful. I had the Jamaican Jerk Burger and fried zucchini; it was cooked exactly as I ordered, portions were nice, and it tasted great. Although the prices overall are a little on the expensive side, everything was delicious. Our waitress was also very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusual combination that works!
    BeauVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Went for sushi and drinks. Awesome sushi, very well made signature cocktails and excellent service! Very busy when we arrived but service was excellent despite the crowd. Not a quiet place but highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We celebrated a birthday the night we went to eat here. They gave the birthday person a free bottle of vodka! Very nice touch. Food and service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for cocktails with friends
    Lizzbird
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Nice meeting place before event at Peabody House. Parking was a challenge, so easier to pay the $6 parking in back of the restaurant instead of feed the meter. Food is good, but drink selections even better. I would like this place for HAPPY HOUR, but didn't see any special drink pricing, just food for happy hour. Fun place to enjoy with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you're in the bar area,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    If you're in the bar area, the noice level is more then energetic it's just LOUD but the dining area is great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Times and sushi too!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    A group of my family got together and decided to go to Sub Zero Vodka bar. Not knowing what we would find, it was a good choice. Great atmosphere and the drink menu is awesome! The sushi bar was unexpected (no I didn't look online for the menu). There was a food choice for everyone in our group. Cool place and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and drinks are always
    Insurancegal
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Food and drinks are always awesome. Love this place and would recommend to anyone. Who can go wrong? Sushi and burgers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late-night Dining
    JCT830
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Made reservations for late Friday night and we were seated right away. Our waitress was great and always made sure we were taken care of. There are two sides, one to sit down and eat and another side with a few bars. It was pretty busy, as expected for a Friday. The drinks were delicious and the food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great sushi and very interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    great sushi and very interesting drinks. We only had sushi, but the burgers coming out of the kitchens also looked delish. Our bartenders were exceptional and very helpful in finding a drink I would like. I tend to be picky. But our server at our table was obviously new. She forgot to refill our waters until we had to ask for it. She didnt know many drinks and forgot to put in half of our order. I would still go back because it was a fun place for my girlfriends bday celebration.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date spot
    DaleRigby
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Was on a date and had a great experience. Vodka list was the biggest I've ever seen. My girlfriend and I had a reso at 830 and walked in at 8 to a perfect corner table by the window. Server was cute and friendly. Def will come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it !!!!!!!!
    bellydancersforever
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We love coming here staff is great manager Jennifer is amazing and all super friendly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold table by the door
    Hortsp15
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Bad spot to sit so we walked out. Drunken fish is better
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentine's Day night out.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was the second time that I used reservations to eat there. Both was for a special occasion for my wife. Each time we have went, we have enjoyed ourselves. It is a bit pricey or we would visit more often. The ambiance was great though the table was close to a cold window. Would definitely want the same table when the weather is warm.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First so so experience at SubZero.
    kjporter62
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Maybe the problem was that it was Valentine's day plus my date's birthday. High expectations from a place we have enjoyed a lot in the past and recommended to many others. We had reservations but got put in the basement and were entirely by ourselves except for the attentive bartender....no ambience whatsoever, for the first half hour. We felt ostracized and just plain weird....not at all like a special celebration on a doubly special day. Would never go on a holiday again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Times
    denise
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    SubZero Vodka Bar was amazing. I truly had s great celebrating my friend's birthday. Service was great, food was great, the atmosphere waa great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Solid Restaurant
    Bill
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The sushi is always fresh and always delicious. The service is friendly and quick without feeling rushed. The hamburgers are great, though the black bean/corn veggie burger is a bit dry and flavorless. Also, do not use Valet Parking that is offered. We stood outside for almost 10 minutes waiting for someone to show up to retrieve our car. The wind chill was below zero. Finally I noticed one of the guys and they stood talking to a friend on the opposite side of the street. Save the money and park yourself. They really need to improve on the valet service
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this Gem!
    STLFoodie
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Sub Zero is my favorite spot to grab a great cocktail. The staff is delightful and will accommodate you any way they possibly can on a busy Saturday night! The Moscow Mule is a delightful classic drink to order. Served in the traditional copper mug, it can't be missed. I made a reservation via Open Table and they fit us in as early as they could as we finished our earlier dinner earlier than expected. The Oreo martini is also a must (though you really can't go wrong with any drink here! If you accidentally do pick a drink you don't like, they swap it out for you! A definite must try and still my fav!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best sushi in midtown
    JimstlVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Why hamburgers and sushi go together escapes me but here it makes sense. Young, high energy crowd. Don't bring your friends who like to be able to hear what you're saying. Just smile a lot and enjoy the scenery and the food. Seated promptly, served by attentive, friendly wait staff, reasonable pricing and big selection of unique rolls. Very good experience !
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We are not big sushi fans
    tennisVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We are not big sushi fans but the sushi was very good and fresh. We are also not big "hard liquor" drinkers but it was fun to try a well made vodka beverage. This is a great place for a change of pace.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to bring friends
    centraltable
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    The place is a gem. The food and drinks were great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.