UPDATE: found out after review was left that they are closing and changing the concept. I am not sure why the server did not tell us when we said we would be back for the clams. What a shame. Not sure we will try new concept. I have also updated my rating and review because of this.
We chose DOB for two reasons:their kitchen is open late&they have fresh clams which I’ve been craving. We ordered starters of a la carte grilled shrimp & fried oysters. It arrived quick & were delicious. The shrimp came w/green onions that we really liked. The oysters were crispy & tasty. The size of the oysters were quite large. Here’s where the stars start coming off. We are ready to order entrees. I was definitely getting the clams. The server came over & Oh NO! They are out of the clams! Disappointing but understandable b/c we were there late. We decided we are going to get more a la carte items & the cheese board. We figured we would just keep ordering shrimp & oysters till we were full. The second round of grilled shrimp & fried oysters came out. This time no green onions on the shrimp. Instead, a mix of micro greens. This was on both the shrimp and oysters. We missed the green onions b/c they went so well with the shrimp. The oysters were much smaller than the first round. I am sure this is common as they are oysters, but it was a significant size difference. The cheese board came with four different cheeses, all were fine. As we are finishing our rounds, the server cleared our plates. Unfortunately he cleared my starter plate & the second round plate that still had bites left. I really would have liked to finish both. Still, we are enjoying everything. Third round. We get more grilled shrimp & grilled oysters this time. We have had raw & fried oysters never grilled. I think we are hooked now, they were really good. This round, the shrimp came with nothing on them. No onions or greens. We joked that they must be running out of everything. Overall, great but inconsistent.
We recently discovered the Oyster Bar and were happy to call it our go to. Sad to hear that it is closing and reopening as a Mexican small plate venue. On a high note, staff will remain and they are all solicitous and gregarious.
Spectacular. Every time.
Demun Oyster Bar is my very favorite restaurant!!!!!
Sorry to see the place close!!
Delicious Sun brunch! Can’t wait to go back and try the pancakes!
The table given was two small round tables pushed together for a table of 4, clearly not normal dining tables. A large group of 18+ was seated behind us and there was not enough room for people to move in and out so we had to get up several times for people to move, or we were bumped into SEVERAL times if we didn’t move. If the restaurant didn’t have enough space they need to either deny a reservation or be honest about expectations. The waiter was not accommodating or apologetic in any way. We probably did them a favor by leaving without eating. Will not return and will not recommend.
Always a great meal and great service. We wish them luck on their new business model, but we'll very much miss the D.O.B., having made so many memories with friends and family there over the years. But with the same staff promised to be there as changes are made, we'll be sure to return to a great location to make more memories.
Awesome food in a pretty small space. It got quite loud once the restaurant filled up. Service was excellent on a very crowded night
Too bad the three staff members stood or sat at the bar and ate and talked about scheduling, and other work issues the whole time we were there. I felt like an employee instead of a guest. This used to be a fun great energy place to unwind with terrific food.
Bread was stale—never a good sign. Oysters were overpriced.
Service decent. Food very hit or miss. Don’t get the crab cakes.
The service at Demun Oyster Bar is outstanding. Great location.
This is a restaurant that does not disappoint! It is my new best place for brunch.
"I feel like a quite night with you and oysters...Let's go to DeMun Oyster Bar!"
"Yea! Let's celebrate! We can go to DeMun Oyster Bar!"
"You love oysters? We know just the place...DeMun Oyster Bar!"
"I am too tired from being out all day. Where should we go to eat? DeMun Oyster bar!"
"Besides Oysters, where can I go for a delicious French 75? DeMun Oyster Bar!"
"I would love to go out for cocktails before out fancy event. How about DeMun Oyster Bar?"
BUMMED ABOUT THE CLOSING!
Well designed space with large windows showcasing the streetscape. Good wine list, as well as specialty drinks. Interesting menu with creative ideas.
Delicious! They have a $1 oyster HH at the bar, but only on the East coast oysters. I ordered one of each oyster, and the West coast oysters were outstanding. They're more expensive, but if you love a variety of quality oysters, definitely give them a try.
Another great evening! We love this neighborhood gem!
Great food and drinks. Awesome service. Would be wonderful in the summer with outdoor seating. VERY expensive.
Very fun night out!
Excellent service, excellent food and excellent ambience
Wonderful service. Waitress was very knowledgeable on the oysters they had.
We wanted a special meal on 24th December for five. Quiet, comfortable and unique menu. This was the perfect match. Everyone had particular yearn for ??? The menu and daily specials fulfilled our group’s varied taste. House-mad crab rangoon had visible pieces of crab with a crisp wrap. The crab cakes thrilled two years of our party. Another cried when last mussel was in his mouth. Nice size order and he still wanted more. “The Board ” appetizer was so UN-St Louis in such a wonderful way. Service was attentive and helpful with recommendations. We apologized for their having to work on Christmas Eve but thanked them for wonderful meal and great ambiance
Great food. Staff was great with my daughter. Top notch place
We had very good seafood, in a very nice neighborhood locale--DeMun, and a very nice time. I think all of us really liked the food and the restaurant.
Indifferent service, great food and wine
The service is always wonderful and the food is outstanding! Fresh oysters, delicious salads and warm baked bread! We look forward to visiting again soon!
Shared an appetizer I never had before. The Board. It was amazing. The Salmon was outstanding, and they make a delicious burger too.
The staff was awesome. We had a blast. Loved the oyster-beer pairing thing.
We had a good meal there. They made a couple of minor mistakes with the dishes, but nicely offered a comp dessert to make up for the problem. A little too dark (during dinner) and loud music made talking a challenge in the space. Pluses: they worked with us to accommodate us getting to a show, had a surprising, nice wine recommendation and food came out quickly. Will definitely return for another evening to try other items on the menu.
Has gone downhill over time. Very limited menu compared to before. Slow service, mediocre food. Hope it comes back to former glory!
good Ceasar salad with oysters was enjoyed & nice environment with lots of window seating & interesting décor. One of best places in St Louis for seafood & cool location in Demun area of Clayton
Beautiful night to be on the patio. Wait staff very knowledgeable on wine and oysters. Variety of oysters was very good, restaurant made sauces were outstanding. I'll definitely be back.
have been to the Oyster Bar previously and while I love the ever changing menu we all felt that the selection of items was quit different than we previously experienced. Love the cocktails and the waiter who has been there for a very long time was his usually wonderful helpful self. we will be back soon.
My friends had the Cesar salad and complained about the 'brown lettuce'.
I had the spinach salad and thought it was good. Oysters might be a better bet.
Delicious as always and tucked away in a perfect spot. Great seafood and drinks. Always a treat
Wonderful selection of oysters! Had a mix of fresh and grilled and the sauces to go with the oysters were terrific! Sat outside on the corner of the charming neighborhood in 90+ degree heat but a bottle of wine helped cool us off. Waitress was friendly and helpful as we made our selections. Food and fish were fresh and well prepared. Would definitely visit again!
Great food and great service. If you like seafood then this is a must try.
So disappointed! They must be under new management. The menu is significantly different than before and much less appealing. Service was totally lacking. Unfriendly, unhelpful wait staff. Food quality just okay. Something major has changed here. This used to be one of our favorite restaurant but I won't be back.
Gorgeous pre-autumn evening with my beautiful bride for her birthday, oysters on the half shell, delightfully surprised by a bottle of Vigoble du Reveur from Alsace, gem of a patio.