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About Five Bistro
Our menu features familiar, crowd-pleasing items, as well as a wide range of dishes with ethnic flair. We prepare from scratch and use the freshest, organic, and natural ingredients possible. Our menu changes daily, to reflect not just seasonal availability, but also to provide a constant variety sourced from our local farmers. Quality products and service keep regular customers coming back and pique the interest of the new customer.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Contemporary American, Italian
Hours of Operation:
DINNER: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm to 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm to 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our partnership with local farmers allows us to offer a large selection of appetizers and desserts created with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Dinner selections can also be designed with your personal input through our catering manager.
Ample street parking is available in this quaint Hill neighborhood.
Metro Transit stops are available within 2 blocks of our location.
Private Party Facilities:
Our Tamara Room provides a warm and comfortable space, seating approximately 50 guests and providing the perfect background for an extraordinary dining experience. Wooden room dividers ensure your guests privacy and quiet from an adjacent room.
Private Party Contact:
Bonnie Devoti: (314) 773-5553
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We host 5-course wine dinners once a month. Please sign up on our website to join our email list for more information.
Five Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We went to Five Bistro for the first time with great anticipation due to reviews. There were 4 of us and we eat at a quality restaurants monthly. We all appreciate food and make a decision to try a new restaurant each time, mostly following reviews. Overall the food was bland and needed salt. The risotto was bland but had an overwhelming pepper flavor. I like pepper but this was way too much. The bread appetizer was not worth the $5 and was unimaginative and boring. Out entrees were good, the chicken leg, pork roast and lamb chops, but not great. The dessert was 50/50. The chocolate cake was good/great but the panna cotta was bland and not even worth more than one bite. And to top it off, at the end of the meal we were given chocolate chip cookies which were bland and needed salt as well. Overall this was our worst restaurant experience since we started over a year ago. Very disappointing.
Food was very good, great tastes that are hard to find anywhere else but still hard to rationalize cost.
Left after the $100 six course chef special, basically everything on the menu but in super small portions, still feeling hungry.
It was paired nicely with the wines, wines were very small portions.
Just be aware of the Prix Fixe menu; it isn't prix fixe in the usual sense where you pay a "fixed price" and you get to order different courses. At this restaurant you pay the fixed $50 price but certain choices incur a hidden charge. So my $50 prix fixe dinner ended up costing $57.
The menu explanations were over the top. I can see explaining choices prior to ordering but to give an explanation of all ingredients when each plate is delivered seemed pretentious. Let the food speak for itself.
I always forget about Five, and that's a crime. Lovely food, beautifully presented, and rich in local seasonal ingredients. My only complaints: lots of hard surfaces make for a weirdly tense environment; and there was a mix-up over a simple wine order, which we were billed for anyway. Go for the food, but pay attention to the service.
Always excellent service to go along with the excellent food. Complimentary champagne from Jacob at the bar to greet us returning out of town customers-- much appreciated!. Delicious cocktails, tasty amuse-Bouches, and superb quality farm to table ingredients presented just so! Had the 4-course tasting menu with some wine we brought ourselves... but don't hesitate to ask Jacob for suggestions. They have very reasonable, interesting and eclectic bottles at great prices. I love Five Biarritz! It's a culinary gem! Just wish I lived closer!
Chef Tony Devotti is a master. I have never, ever been disappointed by anything he has served! He uses the freshest local ingredients, prepares his own charcuterie, and creates exciting and interesting dishes that never fail to please. It's always a celebration when we got to Five Bistro.
we have eaten at Five many times and it is different, in a good way, every time based on what comes out of the garden located next to the restaurant. When they say local they mean local.
It is interesting that when five of the top chefs in St. Louis were asked who the most underappreciated chef in St. Louis was 2 of them said Anthony Devoti of Five Bistro.
The only complaint I have heard from people is that the servings are small. My rejoinder is that they should slow down and enjoy the big flavors that each dish provides. I invited a food professional friend and his wife to join us and he was enthusiastic about everything that came before us, particularly the beets which had been harvested that afternoon.
Please go on an evening when you can spend some time dining and drinking so you can experience a true locavore meal.
Five is one of my favorite restaurants. The menu selections are fresh, local, and always delicious! Of note is that I have a food allergy and they always accommodate my diet and give me a tasty meal every time. The service is attentive, but we always enjoy a leisurely meal there. It's a great place to go and talk and savor the evening -- whether with your spouse or date or with a group.
While delighted with our many previous meals at Five Bistro, our most recent visit was a disappointment. The charcuterie plate was wonderful, a nice variety of interesting cured meats and pates, with delicious garnishes. However the zucchini soup was bland and watery, and entries were not up to expectations. The chicken entree was nicely presented, but dry, and the portion was extremely small, no more than 2-3 ounces of chicken. The monkfish and sea bass plate ( at $35) was very disappointing, with two small ( 2 inch) fritters, and a very tiny fish fillet (no more than 2 ounces), which was overcooked. We did not order the tasting menu, but rather ordered ala carte, so entrees were presumably "full size". I am sad that one of my favorite restaurants did not perform up to previous standards.
Tasty meal, per usual. We started with the charcuterie plate - serves four, easily. Yes, there was head cheese that I've assumed was disgusting - without ever having any. Theirs was delicious - rich, complex flavors. Next, one of us ordered the fish - very good; another ordered the beef dish - not as excited about this one; and I ordered an appetizer of the pasta - marvelous. So rich, the appetizer was enough - also, that on top of the charcuterie plate. Recommend for a special meal. Also, we ate outside, which was just delightful.
We were impressed by the overall professionalism of the staff and the tasteful decor of the dining room. Wish we could have experienced the patio but, alas, it was very stormy that evening.
I have seen reviews that interpreted the menu as being somewhat limited. We ordered the charcuterie plate, and if you have a sound culinary back round you would appreciate the work that an item like this entails. Headcheese, country pate, chicken liver pate, pickled veggies, apple sauce, french mustard, and more indicated that the kitchen was indeed very ambitious in its menu. It all tasted great. The wheat bread was aromatic, the brioche buttery, and the flat bread tasty if a little bit on the thin & fragile side for this dish.
The pappardelle was particularly well executed and just the right portion also.
We had an ample wine list from which to choose. The Sancerre was absolutely spot on. Dry, flinty, and aromatic.
My pork entree was perfectly cooked with just enough pink to keep the moisture level adequate.
The vegetables were carefully done and very flavorful, a perfect accompaniment for the pork.
We also enjoyed the rhubarb/strawberry tart with our after dinner coffee.
This is one of the very few restaurants that presents the bill folio with a petite sweet from the kitchen. I have not experienced that delightful tradition since my days at the Culinary Institute of America. Thank you.
One of our most dependable "go to" places, Five Bistro consistently delivers a sumptuous dining experience. They also seem to attract the most pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient service staff. This is a family run enterprise and you can see that the staff and the customers are made to feel like one of the family.
I love this place. The ambiance is great and everything I tasted was excellent. The only downside is the menu is very limited - if you dine with people who like basic straight forward food (steak and potatoes) this is not a great spot for you. We had a delicious squid appetizer and a crab salad on toast. My entre was a pork loin over polenta and wild mushrooms. So tasty and cooked to perfection (pork can so easily become dry and tasteless). We were too full for dessert but the chef sent out 3 small, warm chocolate chip cookies. I was in heaven!
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