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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:
Brunch Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

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

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
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Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Casual (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Fun (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 9, 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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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 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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·Dined on November 20, 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 4, 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 21, 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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·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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·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 27, 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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·Dined on August 13, 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 29, 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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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Nice patio area if you enjoy outdoor dining when the weather is nice.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 17, 2017

It started out badly when the host and hostess wanted to sit us at a high top table when I reserved a low table on Open Table. It seemed to be a big problem to seat us at a low table, even though the dining room was empty with the exception of 2 diners. Management had to be asked if we could sit where we reserved a table! The hostess seemed unable to hAmdle the stress of her job. I took a photo of the empty dining room when we arrived if anyone is interested. One would think a couple who was about to spend $150 for tapas and reserved a table in afvance would be treated better than a college kid walking in off the street to get buzzed. Started the evening off on a.bad note. Note to management: when someone makes a reservation HONOR IT AND DONT ASK THEM TO SIT IN THE BAR. The food was excellent and worth the aggravation of dopey kids who don't value their customers.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 11, 2017

They just started serving brunch. So the word is not out yet. My reservation was at 11:15am and we had the whole place to myself. Except for the uninvited fruit flies flying all over our food and in our face. FYI the eggs that come with the classic were scrambled with green/red peppers and onions. It was good! Just not mentioned on the menu. Maple Bourbon Pecan French toast was good. Pancakes had good flavor but the flatest and thin things I've ever seen.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food was food but over priced, buna foe the sliders were nothing more than dollar buns. Decor was kind of creepy

Tags: People Watching
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We loved the outdoor patio and variety of menu items! Great service and food!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Food is great the service is intermittent. With a tapas place i expected a quicker turnaround by the waitress and frequent check ins at our table. But she stopped by once every 10minutes or so.
Not a kid friendly place either. Our daughter spilled a drink and it took them over 10 minutes to realize the disaster, wipe the table, bring us fresh napkins and silverware.
Staff is cold. Would not go back, nor would recommend to friends with young ones.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Always excellent tasty tapas.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Took us 10 minutes to be seated. 25 minutes for a waitress to even come to the table. 30 minutes for one drink. Appetites were lost by then and didn't even order food because of the amount of time. Will not come back.

The place was not that busy either. Very bad service all around. Hate writing bad reviews but this was just not a good experience at all.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Good food. Always enjoy this spot. Poor service today unfortunately.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for Mother's Day breakfast with reservations already made for 4 people at 9am. We all showed up at 8:55 and we're probably the fourth group there. The weather was nice so we asked if we could sit outside and we're snarkily told that somehow the manager had already laid out where all the guests would sit that morning and we just were not randomly selected for a spot outside. We said ok, so we took our seats in our assigned indoor section next to the restrooms despite being one of the first groups there. Sidenote: at the end of our meal, about an hour later, the place was still empty including the outside seating, which despise being quite large only had two groups out there. We found it odd since they didn't let us out there. The food wasn't very good... I ordered the eggs benedict and unfortunately the plate was very oily and the eggs were over cooked, to the point where the yolk within the eggs benedict were cooked. My wife ordered the biscuits and gravy and was unhappy with it as well unfortunately. Anyhow, this place is primarily a place for drinks and we probably shouldn't have gone there for Mother's Day breakfast.

Tags: Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. The only problem was a shortage of ingredients at the bar

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 29, 2017

For a shareable concept restaurant, there was very little on the menu that was actually shareable. Portions are small and not designed for sharing. At best, four could share. We had six in our party.

Food was fine, not great. Too pricey for what you got. Drinks cost twelve bucks. Waitresses are young and untrained.

No ambiance to speak of. Sticky floor from all the sweet drinks that get spilled.

When one of our drinks splashed on the table and floor, the waitress pulled a napkin from her apron and wiped the floor first and then wiped our table, with the same napkin she just used on the floor!

We were with close friends so we were comfortable with passing our food but I would not feel comfortable if I were with casual acquaintances. Plates do not come with utensils so everyone uses their own eating fork to pick up food from the plates. Um, yeah.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Absolutely amazing experience. Great food, great drinks, and great staff.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The service was excellent; our waitress very attentive and seemed to antipate our needs. I asked if they had a drink that was not on the menu and the waitress was happy to check and the bartender made it special for me and it was excellent. We sat outside which is very lovely and a good place to people watch.

Tags: Healthy, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Cocktails were good. Food was way overpriced and pretty average. $12 for two average sized meatballs is outrageous. Our server was friendly but had to cover too many tables. Cocktails consistently took 15 minutes or more.

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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Really wanted to like this place. Food wasn't memorable. Cocktails were good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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