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Best American Restaurants in University City


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A photo of The Capital Grille - St. Louis - Clayton restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • Clayton
Booked 59 times today
"The Capital Grille - St. Louis - Clayton has emerged as a top contender for the best steakhouse in town, winning over patrons with their top-notch service and outstanding steak dishes. Reviews frequently laud the restaurant's comprehensive wine selection and the quality of their seafood, in addition to their steak. The personalized service is frequently mentioned as “can't be beaten”, contributing to the upscale atmosphere that patrons have come to love. The Capital Grille goes beyond just serving good food, providing memorable experiences, as seen in their detailed celebration arrangements, making it a go-to option for special occasions. This steakhouse definitely lives up to its reputation.
A photo of Herbie's restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Clayton
Booked 19 times today
Located in Clayton, Herbie's has been praised as a great option for American dining. Based on customer reviews, the restaurant offers impeccable service, with friendly and knowledgeable staff. The food is described as delicious, fresh, and flavorful, with special mentions for their pastas, seafood, shark special, and the outstanding hash. Their beef Wellington and live Maine lobster have earned specific praise as well. The restaurant's wide variety of meals is appreciated for its consistency and quality. Herbie's is also acknowledged for its awesome cocktails and extensive wine list. With its warm ambiance and excellent service, Herbie's is a testament to the essence of good American cuisine.
A photo of Oceano Bistro - Clayton restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Clayton
Booked 21 times today
Oceano Bistro, located in Clayton, is renowned for its excellent seafood gastronomy. The eatery continues to receive rave reviews for its exceptional dishes, with its fresh grilled salmon hailed as the "best salmon dish she has ever eaten." The seafood Soffrito and seafood risotto, among other dishes, have received notable compliments. Regular patrons and first-time visitors alike celebrate the quality and taste of the seafood and their creative presentation. The ambiance, fast and attentive service, and ease of parking are further highlights. The restaurant’s consistency in food quality and service is extraordinary, making it a recurrent choice for many.
A photo of Olive + Oak restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • St. Louis
Booked 76 times today
Olive + Oak is a distinguished establishment renowned for its exceptional American cuisine. Attracting visitors from within and outside of St. Louis, it has consistently received rave reviews for its mouth-watering dishes. Revisiting customers highly commend it for its attention to seasonality and freshness, which result in unique, ever-changing menus. Signature dishes include Blue Crab Gratin, Waygu Tartar, and their innovative take on Caesar salad. Olive + Oak's staff have also been praised for their amicable and professional service. The exciting atmosphere and excellent cocktails add to the overall fabulous dining experience. The glowing reviews emphasize the restaurant as an unmissable culinary experience, making it a must-visit when in St. Louis.
A photo of Ibby's restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • The Loop
Nestled at the heart of the Washington University in St. Louis campus, Ibby’s is located in the Danforth University Center. This unique campus bistro offers fresh, creative cuisine inspired by local ingredients and the seasons. Behind the scenes, Ibby’s chefs apply classical cooking techniques to their ingredients to produce cuisine that is stunning to the eye and exciting to the palate. With a focus on sustainable and locally sourced ingredients, Ibby’s offers a delightful, fresh menu to satisfy all your dining needs.
A photo of Stone Turtle restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • St. Louis
Booked 15 times today
Stone Turtle is an exceptional American cuisine restaurant with consistently high praises from its guests. Reviews highlight their "outstanding, delicious food" and "fabulous drinks", indicating a balanced strength in both food and beverage. The service at Stone Turtle is frequently described as "wonderful", "friendly", and "attentive", ensuring an impeccable dining experience. Notable dishes include the mushroom tagliatelle with shrimp, the Mac and cheese appetizer, and the unique egg roll tiger roll, showcasing a high quality and creative touch. With its commitment to delivering exceptional food and service, Stone Turtle is a must-visit for lovers of good American cuisine.
A photo of Peel Wood Fired Pizza restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Clayton
Booked 18 times today
Peel Wood Fired Pizza, located in Clayton, is highly respected for its excellent Pizzeria cuisine. Customers praise not only the restaurant's superb variety of wood-fired pizzas, such as the Wild Mushroom and Maple Bourbon Pork Pizzas, but also the high-quality ingredients used in their preparation. Besides pizzas, the menu also includes salads, sandwiches, and wings, all receiving equal praise. Reviewers love their delicious Kale Caesar salad and Wood Fired Cauliflower. Excellent service is another element that the reviews emphasize consistently, with staff commended for being attentive and providing good advice. With numerous endorsements for the 'exquisite' food and 'exceptional' service, Peel Wood Fired Pizza has secured its spot as a standout in the Clayton restaurant scene.
A photo of Perennial on Lockwood restaurant
Price: Moderate
• American • Webster Groves
Booked 30 times today
Perennial on Lockwood is a restaurant highly admired for its brewery cuisine, with several reviews highlighting its impressive selection of in-house brewed tap beer. Many reviewers rave about the food, describing it as the perfect match for their exceptional beers, some of which are exclusive to this location. The steaks and beet salad with whipped feta have been particularly praised, with one reviewer insisting it was "worth every penny." The pleasant atmosphere has been commended and the service is frequently described as friendly, excellent, or the best. Patrons have enjoyed both the in-house and patio dining, appreciating the availability of many beers brewed on site that aren't available in stores. Whether for a casual lunch or a special occasion like a beer tasting, Perennial on Lockwood continually impresses its guests with its outstanding food, beer, and service.
A photo of Beyond Sweet restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• American • The Loop
Booked 28 times today
Beyond Sweet Kitchen + Bar is St. Louis' newest vibe.
A photo of Truffles - St. Louis restaurant
Price: Expensive
• American • Clayton
Booked 14 times today
Located in St. Louis, Truffles offers a classic European/American cuisine that is highly characteristic of contemporary American dining. As testified in customer reviews, their menu, featuring items such as their Truffles BBQ ribs, Dover Sole, and Truffle Risotto emphasize modern flavors while revisiting American classics. Recognized for its exceptional wine selection and immaculate service, guests laud Truffles as a "world-class" restaurant, emphasizing the venue's "attention to detail" and a standard of service "not seen for quite some time." Whether you're seeking the best steak in St. Louis or planning to indulge in their renowned dessert offerings, like key lime tart, Truffles is a remarkable gem in contemporary American cuisine.
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