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About Cafe Natasha's

More than a Saint Louis original, Café Natasha’s offers Persian inspired cuisine with a focus on bold flavor. Everything is fresh. Everything is homemade. Taste buds delight in diverse offerings from exclusively marinated Sirloin Steak Kabob to vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu options like the critic-acclaimed Grilled Pomegranate Eggplant. Best known for an expertise in lamb, guest favorites include fall-off-the-bone Braised Lamb Shank, Charbroiled Lamb Chops and savory Persian lamb stews.

Celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, the recently renovated restaurant boasts sleek contemporary comfort with the warmth of Persian art and hospitality. Owner/Chef Hamishe and daughter Natasha are often spotted making their rounds with their guests, many on a first-name basis with the family. Affordable and approachable, Café Natasha’s has many options including a casual bar area, main dining room and a large outdoor patio and garden to enjoy dining al-fresco this summer.

3200 S Grand St.
St. Louis, MO 63118
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Persian, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Tuesday 11:30am -9:00pm.
Thursday - Saturday 11:30am - 10:00pm.
Sunday 11:30am - 9:00pm.

Cross Street:
Arsenal St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 771-3411

Website:
http://www.cafenatasha.com/

Entertainment:
Live music and belly dancing on the patio for summer entertainment.

Executive Chef:
Hamishe and Behshid Bahrami

Additional:
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Cafe Natasha's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (4)
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Worth the Drive (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Iranian cuisine with regional specialities. NOT a steak & chop place so don't go with those hopes! Worth a visit or three.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Service was horrid. I still have not cotton the food as ordered.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This was my first time to visit Cafe Natasha and will certainly not be my last. Both the food and service were suoerb,

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Delicious food and great service. Definitely feels like home cooking in the best way. Great place for gin and tonics too!

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Came here with 2 adults and 3 kids. We all loved our food. We also ordered take-out for 4 friends and they loved the food as well.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Chicken/Beef Kabob combo was outstanding! Very tender and flavorful. Great wait staff as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We love Cafe Natasha. Good food and a lovely staff. They have a lovely menu with options for meat eaters and vegetarians.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Healthy
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We did have a large party of 12 but with reservations well in advance so it was no surprise.
It took 20 mins for her to take drink orders, after we had to ask for drink menus in the first place.
When she did take our food order about 45 mins later, it took 1.5 hours for our food to come out. She never came back to ask how things were going in that 1.5 hour time she had to be waved down. I've been there before with large group and they did separate checks she 1st said yes then came back and said no bc the cc company charges too much. By the way she still ran the same amount of cards she would have had to in the 1st place . She was nice once she brought us our bill.
Understand it was a large group and which we do A LOT and other places but this night was just poor. Poor service, if the kitchen is backed up you let us know, you check on us don't avoid us.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 17, 2017

This is not my kind of place. My palate is pretty basic. But I knew my out-of-town guest would love it and he did. There is one thing on the menu I like, and anytime I go there, it's what I get. It was delicious as always. The steak is cooked right and seasoned well as is the chicken (although a little dry this time), and the rice was perfect as always.

The service was good and just speedy enough. The water glass never got below half.

I think the place is a little pricey for the area, but I don't go often enough that it breaks my wallet. But I definitely would only come here for special occasions rather than a weekly or bi-weekly stop like I do at other restaurants on Grand (I live just a couple blocks away).

We were on the dining room side and even though only about half the tables were full, the noise level was excessive. We could hardly hold a conversation.

The ambiance in the dining room is pretty blah, but the bar side and outdoor patio are spectacular.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Spicy
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Good food and great patio with reasonable prices. .......

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Service was great. Food was abundant and very tasty. Portions were very generous - even the appetizers were large portions. Everything we had was super!

Tags: Vegan, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 8, 2017

First off, do yourself a favor and go an hour early. The expert folks in Natasha's Gin Room make really amazing cocktails, even if you think you don't like Gin. (I told them I like Manhattans. They made a shockingly Manhattan-like cocktail with Gin.)
The Persian food is delicious and authentic. On the night we went, there seemed to be a staff shortage - it took 45 minutes to get appetizers after being seated, then another 45 to get entrees. I suspect this is an aberration, so don't be deterred. The wine list is minimal at best, so you might want to stick to cocktails or a Persian drink.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 24, 2017

A great place for a kabobs. We sat outside, scenery nothing too fancy, but the flowers and plants made it peaceful and nice. I had the beef, which was tender and flavorful. Also tried the chicken, it was a bit dry, but spiced perfectly. Service was a bit slow, but we were in no hurry.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Always a hit! We've never had a bad experience here! Good is amazing and the drinks are great (albeit a little pricey)!

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Vegan
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was great, service was not. Owner apologized.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent experience for Mother's Day dining. Eclectic atmosphere and excellent Persian food! Be adventurous and try something new, everything I've had has been delicious. Save room for the rosewater ice cream!

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food WA excellent. The eggplant was particularly good

Tags: Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on April 1, 2017

CN is quickly becoming one of our favorite restaurants. New to the area on the Illinois side, CN is always worth the drive. Third visit in the books: 6 entrees, 6 different appetizers, 6 different gin specialities, and their dessert.....have yet to find anything less than stellar. A must go to if in STL!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Overall our experience was great. The food was excellent. Very well seasoned and very tasty. The only bad things was the service was not stellar. We also didn't get any pita bread with our entrees. But other than that, it was great and we will definitely be back.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 19, 2017

A different taste but delicious. We plan to return, despite being a further drive than usual for us.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 3, 2017

A charming little middle eastern food experience. The gin bar was great, if a little overwhelming. The bartender's recommendations were spot on, and the waitress was very helpful in our food choices. A nice little cozy spot for a very good meal.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The environment was great and the staff was so friendly. They went the extra mile by putting candles in my cupcakes and singing happy birthday. The food was also very authentic. Great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Vegan
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Excellent food. Extremely authentic and flavorful.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Service and food were very good. Parking was a little hard but otherwise a very good experience. A+

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We haven't been here in about 4 years. In that time we lived in the Middle East in 2014 & 2015. Glad to say that everything we had on this visit reminded us of the best food during our expat years. Keep up the great work!!!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We had a 7pm reservation for 4. We arrived around 7:05 and checked in. Table was not ready. We spent about 10 mins at the bar until our friends arrived. Another 5-10 mins later we got seated. It took about 15-20 mins for our server to make 1st contact. We ordered an appetizer as well as our entree. Another 20-25 minutes the entree arrived. We looked at the server and asked where our appetizer was. She apologized and said there must have been a mix up. At this point we were very hungry so we started to eat. I must say the food way very good. After dinner we had our coffee and asked for the bill. To our surprise they included the appetizer. We requested the server to remove it from the bill. After another set of apologies we received our updated bill. We left a very poor tip and left.
I am not going to say I will never go back but I was shocked that we were not comped for a portion of our bill. That is the least they could have done for us. Disappointing service and evening.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 29, 2017

We have eaten at Natasha's numerous times and love it. I love the Persian cuisine. The food is flavorful, well seasoned, and certainly different from other places we have in St. Louis. This is a wonderful place for a dinner with friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 29, 2016

My son was home for his break, so it was lovely to take him out to dinner at Cafe' Natasha one evening. We both enjoyed our meal. The food is quite good, as is the service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2016

It was our first time there and we loved our main course and the deserts. The appetizers were great too. But most importantly we enjoyed Natasha's hospitality. We will be back soon with friends and relatives.

Tags: Vegan, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Organic
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 7, 2016

We attended a birthday celebration. The Lamb chops were very good. Great atmosphere. Great service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Cafe Natasha is always one of our favorite restaurants in St. Louis. We will go back again and again for the good food, atmosphere, and service. Great gin cocktails to boot!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Food was very good, as was service. Gin list impressive. Beef tounge was excellent, if a little too muted.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 1, 2016

Thank you Natasha for the great experience. We had a great time exploring gins and tonics with you! Next time we will start at the bar as you suggested!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 29, 2015

My girlfriend and I went here prior to a show at the Fox on a Tuesday night. I had the Lamb Birayni and she had the Beef Shish Kabob. Both dishes were excellent. Lamb was a little fatty. Portions were the right size. Definitely not American sized. Suggest an appetizer if you're hungry. I had the Gin drink of the day and was happy it wasn't overpowering. My girlfriend had hot Persian tea which was fine. Service was great except one bus girl bringing a little too much peronal life to work. Overall I look forward to the next visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 6, 2015

I remember the lamb chops being fantastic, but not on this nite. My husband got the 2 beef kabob and although it he flavor was good, the texture reminded me of the frozen meatballs at SAMs club. Infused liquer was good, as was the salad dressing. Lamb was ok, but not as good as I remembered (3 years ago)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 7, 2015

We were in town for the weekend and found Cafe Natasha on Opentable. We love different cuisines and couldn't be happier with our choice. Service was excellent. Food was outstanding from the appetizers, to our lamp stew to the incredible home made ice cream and sorbet. And the gin bar was a surprise! We had no idea there were so many gin options and tonic combinations. We did the gin flight and is was excellent. Highly recommended restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2015

First time to the South Grand area to go to Cafe Natasha's, and it was a pleasant surprise. This is a very good Persian restaurant. Can certainly recommend the rice dishes and the Persian ice cream. Good drinks menu, too. Outdoor seating quite pleasant. Will return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 11, 2015

My wife and I dine here often and absolutely love the food. Oddly enough, we came here late last month after a two-week vacation to Italy and the Holy Land and the food at Natasha's was better than any meal we had in the Middle East.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 29, 2015

Cafe Natasha has for me always been know for excellent food and service. More recently they added a gin bar that is really unique and innovative augmenting the wonderful Persian cuisine. Now they have decided to "dress the place up" with new furnishings and wall decor. This is truly a neighborhood gem that keeps getting better.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 12, 2015

The 'lamb' stew was made with beef. What more need I saw.

The Persian ice cream, however, is exemplary.

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