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Sanctuaria

4.4
595 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
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Stop in today and experience Sanctuaria, bringing flavor and atmosphere to you. Offering exclusive, delicious menu selections served with a modern twist, created by our award winning chef, Christopher Lee. Our unique cocktail selections are made with fresh herbs, fruits, vegetables and spices. We were recently nominated for the Spirited Awards at Tales of the Cocktail for WORLD'S BEST COCKTAIL MENU!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Diablitos Lunch
Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(314) 535-9700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Wil Peley
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Catering
Let us bring wildly delicious tapas to your special event either on location or off site. Customized packages are available. Please contact us with any questions or to request additional information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Boyle
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Parking details
Street parking along Boyle and Manchester. Also, parking lot behind restaurant on Boyle.
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Public transit
Metro Bus Stop outside front door of restaurant.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 595 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

We tried 5-6 different tapas and enjoyed them all. Best perhaps were the stuffed peppers and the sliders. Beverages were unique and tasty - accommodated our requested adjustments with no problems. Very personable and knowledgeable server. Would go again.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We went for a birthday. There were 8 of us. There was also another table with about 12 and all the other tables were packed. We had a blast, it is loud, but I came for a fun night not dinner with grandma. We pretty much had all the tapas and most of the entrees and they were all great. The specialty drinks were terrific. The only thing I would change, but it would be logistically tough is the bathroom situation. Other than that we had a great time and will for sure go back to sit outside when the weather is right.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This is a delectable tapas restaurant. All the menus items are delicious, some have a slight south of the boarder influence. Whether you choose from appetizers or mains, we enjoyed the items, sometimes ordering a repeat. Only thing it is not very private for conversations. The tables are VERY close together. Was our first time there, The outdoor seating looks fab! Will try it in warmer weather - hope they have some live music!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Our waiter was absolutely awesome. The food and drinks were outstanding! The interior decorating itself may be one of the coolest places in St. Louis. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Waiter was great and food delicious!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I love coming to Sanctuaria for the great food, the super dark and romantic vibe, and the fun and friendly service. Try the journeyman cocktail, the fried plantain chips and the stuffed dates.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Ended up here by luck of the draw and was surprised by everything throughout the evening. Food was great with a lot of variety. The drink menu was vast with great twists on the classics and the house drinks were fantastic. However the one drawback, even at 8:30 the place was crazy loud. The tables were not oversized by any means yet to hold a conversation everyone felt like we were shouting. All being said, I will return many times I'm sure.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Cool location. Food was all pretty good, especially the poultry plate.

The restaurant itself was really dark and really loud, which isn’t normally a problem, but it was especially dark in Sanctuaaria.

I’d likely go back there with a larger group and split a few plates.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

First time there, was super dope. Food was great, I could’ve easily ordered the entire menu everything was that good. Really nice ambiance. Will be back.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great ambience and drinks! Service was ok with a few misses. Food though not spectacular, was good!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We've eaten at Sanctuaria several times, now. Their brunch is very original. Dinner the other night was creative and delicious. Ylena, our waitress was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Just a great, unique restaurant. If you want a change of pace and great food and service, a great place to go. The Autumn Old Fashioned was an A++++.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

The food is delicious, and the wine and beer list extensive. They also have a few, but excellent, single malts. The wait staff is very helpful and knowledgeable.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was wonderful had 4 different tapas plus the stuffed. Mushrooms and quesadilla. The mushrooms where stuffed with venison and an herb stuffing like mixture. The quesadilla was stuffed with goat cheese and duck the goat cheese was a little string or too much of it took away the flavor of of the duck confit. All 4 of the tapas where wonderful., don’t remember there names..

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Serious fans of tapas, we found the food to be not only overpriced but not that great. We frequent Barcelona in Clayton quite a bit and perhaps sanctuaria needs to take a look at their menu. We also did not like that all of our food arrived at the same time. So, it got cold by the time we were not even halfway through our meal. We like the ambience, but it was very noisy.

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

When we arrived on Friday night, the place was pretty empty but it didn't take long to fill up. Soon lively conversation filled the air, fueled in part by great cocktails. Everything we ordered was tasty (stuffed peppers, chips, shrimp, fajitas), and the selection of wines by the glass was great.

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2.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Below average food and horrible service

It’s definitely taken a significant dip

We use to go all the time....no more

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Fantastic service!! Originally had reservation for 10 people and our group grew. I Called a few days before to inform them of the increased size of the group and they accommodated us without an issue. The day before they even called to confirm the size of the party and to Inquire if we would need more seating. The food and drinks were amazing and our server Ben was great and very attentive! Overall we had a great experience and would recommend to anyone!

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1.0Dined on January 24, 2018

arrived at restaurant for our reservation after concert and business was locked up tight, no people, no lights. Posted hours showed open till 11pm and no other signs explaining why they weren’t open.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

I frequent Sancturaria at least 2-3 times a year. The service is always top notch and food selections are good. For some reason on this visit, the beggars purse and especially the cornbread were extremely briney.

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Good food, enjoyable evening. The service was very good. I will be back again

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3.0Dined on December 26, 2017

First off Sanctuaria is the name after lunch.... Thus it is Diablo during lunch hours and they close at 3:00,and reopen to Sanctuaria... This isnt mentioned in OpenTable... It was very cold inside...making for it to be a good first time experience... My tacos were not hot, for the amount of time it took to come from the kitchen (I selected 3- Baja Fish, and the 2 variations of chicken-of the 3 the fish was the best, and it was just ok). The extra for the “Salsa and chips” may have been the best and worth it, with the exception of closing it down prior to us leaving... I asked for a “Golden Margarita with Anejo Tequila with “Little” rocks, no salt” and received a glass full of ice! The restaurant was not crowded.... one other couple at the time... Needless to say... Diablo will not be a return visit for me.... let’s hope that “Sanctuaria” can do better...

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Fun, causal place in the Grove. Small plate options--all with lots of FLAVOR , entrees and a separate Mexican option--but not an overwhelming menu. Impressive bar with great cocktails and an impressive beer list.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Our favorites were the Wicked Shrimp and Beggars' Purse small plates, and the Quail special from the farm to table menu. Excellent craft cocktails . Outstanding service!

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

I've been here a few times and I absolutely love it! Great wine, friendly servers, and omg the food! Definitely try the beggars purse if you go!

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Best service ever! Waitresses are adorable and so helpful. The restaurant is fun and original. We had tapas and each one was amazing. Live music not too loud which is always nice. The decor was hysterically fun. Will come back every time I’m in town.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Great dinner, highly recommended!

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Good time out together with friends!

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3.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Sanctuaria was good, but it has a little identity crisis. Is it a tapas place, fine dining, or Mexican. I was told that the owners closed their other restaurants and combined the best of both menus, but I found that odd.

The service was decent, but they forgot a drink that I ordered during our meal.

But one really negative aspect was that we seemed to have fruit flies at our table - not an infestation, but just a few that were annoying. They need to get rid of that problem.

I’d give the place a C+ or at best a B- on this visit.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Beautiful restaurant. Great service. Fantastic food. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Food service was great. Drink service was slow. Food tasted excellent.

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

This is no longer Sanctuaria but a Mexican place! What a surprise!

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Sanctuaria is a quirky place with good food. The service is a little "relaxed" for my taste, but the food is very good and the atmosphere is fun. They have an interesting cocktail list, but do not keep their wine list up to date.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Love this restaurant, one of our favorite places. Great ambiance, perfect place to take friends and make an evening of amazing food and drinks!

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

Great menu. Sampled as much as we could. Everything on the menu was excellent. Save room for both types of bread pudding, it was light and fluffy. Not like most bread puddings that are heavy and doughy.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Great brunch, great food, great service!! Love this place!

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5.0Dined on September 27, 2017

Staff was super friendly and attentive. It was our waitress' first day and she did a great job. Food, drinks and company was awesome!

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Great service, waitress wss very helpful, great cocktail list, excellent environment

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2.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Overpriced food and drinks, drinks were ridiculously overpriced, they were small and overfilled with ice and then charge $20 for one drink. Service, if that is what you call it was poor. And it wasn't even busy, now we know why. Very dissatisfied, went in optimistic and came out regretful. Won't ever be going back and will not recommend.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

A wonderful dinner for a birthday with a few close friends. The outdoor patio was amazing and the food was even better! Great night and will definitely visit again soon!

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