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About Sanctuaria

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!

4198 Manchester Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates

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

Cross Street:
Boyle

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(314) 535-9700

Website:
http://www.sanctuariastl.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Street parking along Boyle and Manchester. Also, parking lot behind restaurant on Boyle.

Public Transit:
Metro Bus Stop outside front door of restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Wil Peley

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

Sanctuaria Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (11)
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Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for a Date (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Authentic (4)
Casual (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Romantic (3)
Cozy (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Vegan (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 11, 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 4, 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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·Dined on February 3, 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.

Tags: People Watching, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on February 3, 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.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 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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 (New Orleans)·Dined 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Authentic, Tapas, Vegan
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great dinner, highly recommended!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good time out together with friends!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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!

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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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 (St. Louis)·Dined 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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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We made a 2:00 reservation shortly before then since we were less than a mile away. We got to the restaurant at 2:03 and we're surprised they closed at 2:00.
Why take a 2:00 reservation when you are closed then????

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Sanctuaria was a great combination of food and atmosphere. Our server Grace was very helpful and was patient as we took our time throughout the night. I will go back.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Tapas
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Ok for pricey cocktails . But they are delicious ! Not the greatest for dining. Cool place but I would suggest starting your evening here or ending it .
Nothing in between. Food is ok at best.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Worst brunch I have ever had. Not one dish out of six was served right. Cold, wrong order etc.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Very disappointing and food is not worth the cost.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Biscuits and gravy very good, fruit cup was overripe. A little too oricey

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We waited for an hour and no one was there to serve us. They brought us some water and then we waited more. We ended up walking out. I was very disappointed.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 30, 2017

I love this venue. We plan to come back in two weeks with friends. Tapas are delicious, Sangria is divine.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Tapas
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Everything from service to food was simply fantastic.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Waiter didn't know drinks nor did he know his menu. Cocktails were $10 and up and you got about two swallows. This place was way over priced for what you got

Otherwise the food was delicious

Just poor service and overpriced cocktails

Tags: Tapas
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