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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Midtown

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Midtown? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Crossing restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2458)
$50 and over
French
Clayton
About the restaurant
Featuring local "farm to table" cuisine using a breadth of farmers in the Missouri and Illinois communities. When asked to define of The Crossing, Owner/Executive Chef Jim Fiala often says that he is a chef that buys locally whenever possible and cooks as any French and/or Italian chef would given the ingredients sourced. Joining Jim is Chef Thu Rein Oo who brings passion and years of experience to the kitchen. Our food is fresh, organic (whenever possible), seasonal and by design very simple. The Crossing stays true to classic techniques and the chefs love showing off their skills and passion for elegant food.


Top review
NBFoodievip
Dined 3 days ago
Every time we come to St. Louis, The Crossing is on our GO TO list. They did not disappoint and we had the opportunity to introduce a friend for a first-time visit. Ambiance, wine, FOOD. Stellar as always!
A photo of Acero restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2656)
$31 to $50
Italian
Maplewood
About the restaurant
Rustic Italian cuisine in the heart of Maplewood that features fresh ingredients from local farmers as well as an all Italian wine list.
Top review
Samantha
Dined 2 days ago
We did the 8 course tasting menu. It was all great, favorites were the carbonara and the duck! There was one table that was very loud but once they left it was perfect volume. A great time!
A photo of IL Bel Lago - From the Hill restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1541)
$30 and under
Italian
Creve Coeur
About the restaurant
Il Bel Lago From The Hill. A fixture in St. Louis for 15 years now! Food is what makes an authentic restaurant great, and with its 50 years of experience from their Hill location Il Bel Lago has all the ingredients for excellence. You enter via the fountain plaza to find an open, airy lounge. Il Bel Lago is both elegant and comfortable with floor to ceiling wine racks and private dining spaces.
The Food here is as stunning as the décor. The Italian Cuisine is equal to the very best anywhere in St. Louis. Il Bel Lago's menu rates among the top Italian restaurants in St. Louis, as does the service. Come visit us and see for yourself.
Buon Appetito!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Service is superb, food is perfectly prepared, atmosphere exceptional. HIGHLY recommend!
A photo of The Capital Grille - St. Louis - Clayton restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1979)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Clayton
About the restaurant
Make it a day to remember. From birthdays and anniversaries to professional milestones, we aim to make every gathering special at The Capital Grille. Open seven days a week, The Capital Grille is best known for our expertly prepared steaks, which are dry aged in house for 18 to 24 days and then hand-cut by our restaurant's on-premise butcher. The Capital Grille's wine list features more than 350 selections, and its floor-to-ceiling wine kiosk regularly houses 3,500 - 5,000 bottles. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to delighting you.
Top review
Josh
Dined 4 days ago
Our waiter Andrew was amazing. Just the right level of attentiveness without being overbearing. Knowledgeable about the menu and really great suggestions. The food was, as usual excellent, the sea bass is incredible.
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4.8
4.8 (602)
$30 and under
Italian
Clayton
About the restaurant
Southern Italian Restaurant and wine bar. Luxurious craft cocktails, worldly wine list. A chic, seen or be seen up-scale eatery in an uncharted area of Clayton's business district.
Top review
SandyY
Dined 3 days ago
The choice of a three or a four course meal was fantastic. The lobster speidini was fabulous and the eggplant parmeseano was the best I've had in a long time. The food was wonderful and the waiter and owner Mike Del Pietro were delightful. I can't to return for more delicious quisine
A photo of Café Napoli restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2183)
$30 and under
Italian
Clayton
About the restaurant
Café Napoli is a family owned restaurant, established in 1989 by Tony and Kathy Pietoso. Quickly becoming a success, they moved the small basement restaurant to a larger location at the corner of Forsyth and Bemiston in the heart of Clayton. In 2003, sons Ande and Kye expanded their family restaurant by adding Bar Napoli, a swank cocktail lounge. A few years later, Napoli Reserve was added onto Bar Napoli allowing for private event space and an additional bar and lounge for the weekends. After years of a flourishing business, Kathy and Tony decided to take their ventures West to Town and Country where they opened their second location, Napoli2, managed by Ande. Kye has taken the reigns from his father and is now the front man for the 8,000 square foot establishment in Clayton. Café Napoli and Bar Napoli have recently undergone a face lift inside and out. Inside the kitchen, Executive Chef from Napoli2 Jon Berger was recently added to the team, bringing fresh ideas and innovation to the regional Italian specialties.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We ordered the caprese salad with lobster and the fried calamari—both excellent. Main course linguine with scallops and shrimp and veal shank both also excellent. Will be returning!
A photo of Del Pietro's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1015)
$30 and under
Italian
Richmond Heights
About the restaurant
Del Pietro's is a casual affordable Italian restaurant serving fresh pastas, pizza, salads, antipasti, entrees, local beers, and a diverse wine list.
Top review
Mike45
Dined 4 days ago
First time there. Wonderful food , service and owner hospitality. Highly recommend!
A photo of Russell's on Macklind restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1138)
$30 and under
American
St. Louis Hills
About the restaurant
Russells on Macklind is a neighborhood restaurant that serves seasonal farm to table dinner and weekend brunch. We are well known for our extensive bakery offerings as well as a bar that features seasonal cocktails, local craft beers, and wine. Russells is located in a renovated 100 year old building at the corner of Murdoch and Macklind in the Southampton neighborhood of St. Louis. We pride ourselves on serving exceptional food in a warm and inviting neighborhood atmosphere.

Top review
LWS2ndvip
Dined 6 days ago
A hidden gem that has become one of our favorite restaurants.
A photo of Porter's Steakhouse - Collinsville restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1217)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Collinsville
About the restaurant
Porter's features hand cut steaks and chops, and fresh seafood flown in daily. Our award winning wine list features over 200 bottles from every corner of the wine growing world. Craig, our wine steward, would be happy to help you make a selection that will pair perfectly with your meal.

Located in the Collinsville Doubletree Hotel, Porter's features Private Dining Rooms to accommodate intimate gatherings, as well as guest rooms for your overnight travelers. Please email John McGuire at jmcguire@doubletreecollinsville.com to reserve a Private Dining Room.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The atmosphere was very comfortable and relaxed, The host were friendly, the food was beyond amazing, can’t wait to go back it’s definitely a 10/10
A photo of Frida’s restaurant
4.6
4.6 (178)
$30 and under
Californian
University City
About the restaurant
Welcome to Frida’s and Bonito Bar. We are one of the area's most seasoned healthy restaurants. We pride ourselves serving plant-forward pescatarian and Californian cuisine. We invite you for lunch or dinner with friends and loved ones. After ten years, we have over 30 accolades including Top 100 Restaurants in St. Louis, A-List Chef/Owner, A-List Restaurant, Best Vegetarian and Best Non-Beef Burger by St. Louis Magazine, Feast and RFT.

Our bar and cocktail lounge serves house and classic cocktails, low ABV and fresh mocktails. We also provide a late night snack menu. We are located in a quaint neighborhood setting in North Clayton / University City. Pet friendly / outdoor dining available. Bar is first come first serve.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 13, 2024
Everything was perfect. The service was amazing from the minute we stepped in. Food and drinks were SO good. Can’t wait to come back!
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