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Sanctuaria, St. Louis, MO

Sanctuaria

4.1
4.1
752 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Stop in today and prepare to be impressed at Sanctuaria in the Grove, featuring unique Spanish and Mediterranean-inspired Tapas. Whether it be the Wicked Good Shrimp, Frita Sliders or the Devil Bites, it is sure to be unforgettable.
Our unique cocktail recipes are created by our team of talented bartenders, and are made with fresh herbs, fruits, vegetables, spices and house-made juices, shrubs, syrups and tinctures, along with high end spirits. Nine times recognized by Buffalo Trace as one of America's Best Bourbon Bars, you will find a modest selection of rare bourbon allocations.
Our Dia de los Muertos-inspired décor is sure to leave you awestruck: cozy tables, and a giant Tree of Bones sculpture behind the bar.
The huge patio is simply unbeatable, with lush florals and greenery, and its very own fountain, a French Conservatory and heaters when it's chilly. The photo ops are incredible.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (314) 535-9700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

  • Private party facilities

    Book our gorgeous glass conservatory, or our outdoor event space for your special occasion. We host parties from business dinners, all the way to weddings. Reasonably priced, and beautifully decorated, Sanctuaria is perfect for your event.

  • Neighborhood

    St. Louis

  • Cross street

    Boyle

  • Parking details

    Fenced in parking lot behind the restaurant on Boyle.

  • Public transit

    Metro Bus Stop outside front door of restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 752 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown

    Good for groups

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  1. AB

    AlissaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Creative drink and food menu unfortunately it was somewhat mediocre. We had the Asiago seafood dip - yum; pork lollipops - ended up being 1 larger piece of pork that wS tasty but the potatoes it was served with needed a sauce or additional veg. The fried artichokes were on the greasy side :( Service was great with a cool decorative vibe. Will probably give in another try for brunch next.
  2. BH

    BradleyH

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Fun place but the food isn’t as good as I was hoping, one course had rubber for shrimp. The wings were great but the rest was lacking.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, very helpful staff, expertly crafted recipes
  4. JS

    JeannieS

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great up-and-coming old and trendy neighborhood. Great building and great quirky decor. The food was delicious and the variety of food and drinks amazing. Always love tapas and this is def a new fav!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We opted to eat outside & did not like the set-up we were shown so we suggested a change which was met with enthusiasm & effort. Being 3 parties we all ordered a variety of tapas & opted to share some amongst us. The drinks were very good, most of the food was delicious but a little too spiced for some of us & the server was excellent. We look forward to returning.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    I wasn’t given my complete order and when asked there was no sort of resolution
  7. ER

    ElizabethR

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my MOST favorite St. Louis restaurants! Again...GREAT service and GREAT food! We sat outside on a beautiful evening.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous, loved all the menu options, people extremely friendly and the atmosphere very cool!!!
  9. R

    Redexecgal

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The service was some of the worst I have ever had. This restaurant follows the out when ready policy which is fine. We had 1/2 of the table without food for at least an hour. The waitress comes to us and says the kitchen lost then order. Then, the oven broke down. She didn’t some back to our table for a second drink order. She seemed upset when we did order more food even though this is a Tapas restaurant. Outside patio was a delight! Perfect night…but we did go there to eat. We had a great time with our guests despite the horrible service.
  10. MI

    MIB001

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Shelby was terrific. Food was excellent (wings, guacamole, potato and zucchini). Drinks were great- the Rosé sangria was the best. Great outdoor seating.
  11. B

    Bill

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, imaginative cocktails and food offerings. Will return!
  12. JS

    JasonS

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was amazing, we tried so many and loved everything!
  13. K

    Kriss

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    We were excited to try out the restaurant as the menu sounded very good. The food came out fast but unfortunately didn’t taste as good as I was hoping. The outdoor sitting has a nice/romantic ambience. We decided to order a bottle of wine, the bottle came to the table already uncorked which isn’t supposed to be served like that. Restaurant has a lot of potential but need to change couple of things.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a good experience. Our waitress was amazing and so helpful when making decisions.
  15. C

    Chris

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Went @ happy hour. No guac. Strike 1. Chicken sliders were going to be a long time because fridge is broke. Huh. S2 Went right to tapas. Patatas bravas ok, but under cooked. Not much flavor. Tenderloin medallions w shrimp, very good. Cooked perfect. (Medium) Spanish mussels were ok, a bit undercooked, sauce was very good. Need a spoon served with this. After HH drinks were ordered, which were good, we were never asked if we’d like another. (We did, Old fashioned & glass of wine) Server came to table twice and walked by 4+ times with empty glasses sitting in front of us. We just waited to be asked… Planned on giving server at least $20, which I brought in cash, but didn’t spend what I thought I would. She got 15%, which was generous.
  16. G

    gr8foodGr8wine

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Many choices. Many choices available for dietary restrictions - GF, no dairy, veg.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, tasty food and drinks, and a cool live band!
  18. CB

    CarolineB

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing and the patio is beautiful. The staff are always so friendly.
  19. TP

    TexP

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    poor gals were understaffed. management needs to be present. They took orders but some items we ordered were not available but we were not told until some orders were delivered.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had never been to Sanctuaria before last night. We wanted a place close to the Moonlight Ramble. What a pleasant experience we had. As you likely know they specialize in tapas. Each and every one we had was just delicious. I felt the somewhat hodge-podge delivery of the order was a bit off but the quality of each item ordered superceded their delivery process.
  21. MR

    MauriceR

    New York Area

    82 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Service was haphazard. We waited forever to get drinks. Server was inexperienced but tried his best. Food was less inspiring than on prior visits but still very good. Outdoor area is beautiful but steps are a bit hazardous.
  22. ST

    SylviaT

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drink and atmosphere excellent as always. Enjoyed the live music.
  23. AD

    AndreaD

    St. Louis

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely night out. The sangria was outstanding. So was the filet mignon small plate. Highly recommend that dish. The other small plates were yummy, not outstanding as we had hoped. Solid good meal. I recommend.
  24. JD

    JonnyD

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It is located near my wife's work and she had wanted to try it for quite some time. So, last Friday night (8-5-220 we checked it out and I came away pretty impressed with the dining experience there. The food for the most part was really delicious. The only complaint we really had was our shrimp being slightly overcooked and the dip for the Papas Fritas lacking a bit of kick to it but the seasoning of the fries more than made up for any flavor that the dip may have lacked. All in all, we enjoyed our meal and at the very least we will go back to have the Asiago Seafood Dip. It was absolutely addictive!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Had a reservation for last night and drove in from West Saint Louis. Arrived and the restaurant was closed.
  26. ST

    STLFoodie

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, drinks and the patio was divine! Love Sanctuaria!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We went to Sanctuaria for our anniversary. We booked an early dinner (on a date that turned out to be poorly chosen due to a local event...not the fault of the restaurant). The restaurant was very uncrowded, but still loud due to employees chatting, etc. The food was good, and we enjoyed trying the various small plates, but drinks were only so-so. Their beer menu was hopelessly out of date. The service wasn't bad, but definitely not attentive. All in all, not a bad experience, but we probably won't be back.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    There was an issue with communication. Our waitress brought our things that we didn’t order and we didn’t receive food/drinks that we did order. The supervisor was great though and listened to our concerns.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Menu items unavailable, rushed to order, rushed to leave. Food was not that great. Had a filet medallion that was mostly just fat. Very disappointing
  30. CR

    ChrisReviews

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a great experience at Sanctuaria! We sat on the cool patio. We'd love to know how the owners acquired a French conservatory as well as some of the other unique decor. Since it was a hot evening, most patrons were inside, so the inside vibe was boisterous, whereas the patio was relaxed. The food and drinks were all great. For "small plates" we thought the portions were larger than expected. We ordered the chicken wings, bacon wrapped dates, asiago seafood dip, and cuban chicken sliders. All were unique and delicious! I enjoyed the Paloma flight, too! We will definitely be back.
  31. s

    shari

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Sanctuaria has definitely gone downhill in the past few years. Service was just awful Started to order our meals-were informed that 2 things we wanted were out of stock, the charcuterie board and the guacamole. Blamed it on supply chain issues. Really ? I have avocados at my house but they can’t get any? Then he said they import their cheeses for the charcuterie board from Spain so they’ve been backed up. Um go to any grocery store and get some cheese. Give me a break. Our cocktails came quickly but it took over an hour for any food to show up. No bread nothing. Even after we asked for some. Ok so the food finally shows up they forgot two of our items and never said anything about it when the check came they were still on the check -unbelievable The food was ok but nothing special Will not be returning
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We waited 40 min to just get our wine. The waiter left our food in the kitchen so it was overheated when bringing it out. Great night for a patio and we left after not getting service or food delivered in timely manner. Very disappointed.
  33. W

    Wildcat

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Server was new and was over attentive. Small plate carrots were disappointing. The sauce was fine, but garden or farm fresh (locally grown?) carrots would have been a better experience. The small plate shrimp and lobster dip had more cream cheese flavor than anything else.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Lovely place, outdoor seating and a live band on Sundays! Great experience food was a little bit slow to come out but was worth the wait!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    I was so excited to try this place but I was incredibly disappointed. We ordered the plantain mozzarella, seafood dip, pork tenderloins, vaca frita, and beggars purse. All of the sounded way better than they were. For the most part, every dish was tasteless and had something wrong with it. The plantain was undercooked, the chips for the dip were undercooked, we got 1 pork chop (not 2 as stated on the menu) and the “patatas bravas” were undercooked. They were also not traditional patatas bravas, just cut up potatoes. Lastly, not a huge deal but still annoying- the drink menu was very outdated. Ordered 4 beers and they were all out of stock and apparently had been for a while. Overall huge let down.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Great happy hour - food was good - service ok - they were just opening and it seemed they were out of several items - but the Bacon Wrapped Dates are always a win!
  37. w

    wasgordon

    St. Louis

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Very hot inside the restaurant (and too hot to eat outside). Nothing on the windows to block the blazing sun Service, waitress was nice, but it was very slow service. Food wasn't bad but nothing to rave about. It was all so-so
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Place has a lot of potential but everything was off. General lack of maintenance/care for dining areas, restrooms, and patio. Servers were trying there best but it was evident that they were overwhelmed and without training, management or oversight. Food was good but last dish never came out. Seemed like air conditioning was not working inside. The bones and ambiance of this place could really make a cool place but I would not recommend it as is.
  39. RF

    RachelF

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, wonderful funky atmosphere, attentive service and really good food.
  40. JJ

    JoanieJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service was not good. It took us at least 10 minutes to be seated...at a dirty table...drinks took another 30-45 minutes...staff was standing around and tables were needing to be bussed everywhere...it was very hot in there...bartender didn't know how to make a drink that we ordered so brought the wrong thing. We were going to eat but figured it would take another hour to get food - so we went across the street to another restaurant!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sanctuaria using the Order Online button. Sanctuaria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 535-9700.

Sanctuaria is rated 4.1 stars by 752 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Sanctuaria

4198 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Boyle

  • Neighborhood

    St. Louis

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Fenced in parking lot behind the restaurant on Boyle.

  • Public transit

    Metro Bus Stop outside front door of restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (314) 535-9700

  • Catering

  • Private party facilities

    Book our gorgeous glass conservatory, or our outdoor event space for your special occasion. We host parties from business dinners, all the way to weddings. Reasonably priced, and beautifully decorated, Sanctuaria is perfect for your event.

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