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Demun Oyster Bar

4.3
310 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy

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Born from the ambitions of those that created Sasha's on Demun and Sasha's on Shaw I am the newest addition to the fun and service offered to you in the form of great atmosphere, great nosh, and of course copious libations. I hope you'll find your way to our classic and historical rennovation, where you're sure to find a great time.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Sunday: 11am - 9pm

Brunch
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Sunday: 11am - 3pm

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Phone number
(314) 725-0322
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dan Sammons
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Spectacular. Every time.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Demun Oyster Bar is my very favorite restaurant!!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Sorry to see the place close!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Delicious Sun brunch! Can’t wait to go back and try the pancakes!

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Awesome food in a pretty small space. It got quite loud once the restaurant filled up. Service was excellent on a very crowded night

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Bread was stale—never a good sign. Oysters were overpriced.

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2.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Service decent. Food very hit or miss. Don’t get the crab cakes.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The service at Demun Oyster Bar is outstanding. Great location.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This is a restaurant that does not disappoint! It is my new best place for brunch.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

"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!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Well designed space with large windows showcasing the streetscape. Good wine list, as well as specialty drinks. Interesting menu with creative ideas.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Another great evening! We love this neighborhood gem!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food and drinks. Awesome service. Would be wonderful in the summer with outdoor seating. VERY expensive.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Very fun night out!

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent service, excellent food and excellent ambience

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful service. Waitress was very knowledgeable on the oysters they had.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food. Staff was great with my daughter. Top notch place

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Indifferent service, great food and wine
Great location

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

Shared an appetizer I never had before. The Board. It was amazing. The Salmon was outstanding, and they make a delicious burger too.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

The staff was awesome. We had a blast. Loved the oyster-beer pairing thing.

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Has gone downhill over time. Very limited menu compared to before. Slow service, mediocre food. Hope it comes back to former glory!

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4.0Dined on October 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on September 29, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on September 26, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Delicious as always and tucked away in a perfect spot. Great seafood and drinks. Always a treat

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Great food and great service. If you like seafood then this is a must try.

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2.0Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

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.

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