St. Louis restaurant openings, closings, and coming soons: January 2018

Article by George Mahe for St. Louis Magazine online.

The following list is accurate as of a late January press date. A condensed version will be published in SLM’s March 2018 issue.

Editor’s Note: Under the “didn’t see that one coming” banner was the closure of The Libertine and the announced March 24 shuttering of Milagro Modern Mexican (the latter is scouting for a new location). On a brighter note, January marked the arrival of Court Louie, a food truck court that serves its customers inside (the first of its kind in the country, according to the owner). Also of interest is the opening of the massive Casa Juárez Mexican Town (which includes a tequila tasting bar and a street taco bar) and the late-month arrival of Del Pietro’s, Mike Del Pietro’s tribute to his parents’ legendary restaurant, which we predict will become instantly popular due to its affordable pricing and central location (the former Riverbend/Harvest space).

Additions and changes in boldface.


Laurie’s Place: 228 North Main, Edwardsville, Ill. January 1
Donut-King: 662 1st Capitol Dr​ive​,​ St. Charles, January 4
The Libertine: 7927 Forsyth, January 6
St. Louis Bread Co. Cares Community Café: 10 S. Central, January 9
Sen Thai Asian Bistro: 1221 Locust, January 13 (moving)
McArthur’s Bakery Café: 13700 Olive, January 21
Water Street Cafe: 7268 Manchester, January 30
Wasabi Sushi Bar: 1228 Washington, January 31
Milagro Modern Mexican: 20 Allen, March 24 (announced)


Wicked Greenz: 4015 Highway K, O’Fallon, Mo. January 2
India Palace (Standard Brewing ): 12322 Dorsett, January 3 (moved from 4334 N. Lindbergh)
Sides of Seoul (S.O.S): 10084 Page, January 15
Native Grill & Wings (Tilted Kilt): 1566 Country Club Plaza, St. Charles, January 17
Parm Pasta & Sandwich Co. (Teatopia): 2619 1/2 Cherokee, January 18
Court Louie (food truck court): 4001 Utah, January 20
Hamburger Mary’s: 400 Washington, January 20
Casa Juárez Mexican Town: 12710 Dorsett, January 22
Mr. Meowski’s: 3315 Highway 94 North, St. Charles, January 23
Sugarfire Smoke House: 670 Walton, Farmington, Mo., January 28
The Eatery (food court includes Dino’s Deli, Kimcheese Asian Fusion, Arista Gourmet Salads and Flatbreads): 1 Metropolitan Sq, January 29
Majeed Mediterranean Restaurant (Papagayos): 4658 Gravois, January 30
Del Pietro’s (Riverbend Restaurant & Bar): 1059 S. Big Bend, January 31
Small Change: 2800 Indiana, February 1
Volpi Cafe (inside Volpi Foods): 5257 Daggett, February 9 (announced)

Coming Soon:

Bao (Coastal Bistro & Bar): 14 N. Central, early February
Himalayan Hut (Yong China): 9814 Manchester, early February
Baked Wood-Fired Pizzeria: 235 S. Florissant, mid-February
Brick River Cider: 2000 Washington, mid-February
I Love Juice Bar: 10283 Clayton, mid-February
W Karaoke Lounge (Social House II): 6665 Delmar, mid-February
Growler USA: 3833 Elm, St. Charles, late February
Hofbräuhaus St. Louis–Belleville, Belleville, Ill, 123 St. Eugene, late February
Twisted Roots Brewing Company (PaPPo’s Pizzeria): 3690 Forest Park, March
Alphateria: 4310 Fyler (inside Alpha Brewing Co), early March
Guerrilla Street Food (Pita Pit): 6120 Delmar, early March
Snarf’s: 11512 Page Service, early March
St. Louis Kolache: 21 N. Bemiston, early March
Brew Hub Taproom (St. Louis Ribhouse): 5656 Oakland, mid-March
Wellspent Brewing Co., 2917 Olive, mid-March
Bloom Cafe: 5200 Oakland, late March
Mi Jalapeno (La Parrilla): 1333 Central Park, O’Fallon, Ill, late March
Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream (Yo My Goodness): 2901 Dougherty Ferry, March
Crispy Edge: 4168 Juniata, March (booking private parties until then)
Circle 7 Ranch Taphouse & Grill: 11769 Manchester, March
Levant (Kopperman’s Deli): 386 N. Euclid, March
River’s Edge Social (Johnny Gitto’s): 6997 Chippewa, March
Gioia’s Deli (Goodcents Deli): 623 N. New Ballas, early April
Kaldi’s Coffee Cafe: 40 N. Euclid, early April
‘ZZA Pizza + Salad: 40 N. Euclid, early April
Good Fortune: 1641 Tower Grove, April
The Shack (Shogun Japanese Restaurant): 12521 Olive, April
Blueprint Coffee: 4206 Watson, spring
Kimchi Guys (Drunken Fish): 612 N. Second, spring
Morton’s The Steakhouse: 999 N. Second, spring
Rush Bowls: 227 N. Euclid, spring
Sarah’s Drink Stop (drink truck): spring
Three Kings Public House: St. Louis Lambert Int’l Airport Terminal 2, spring
Thai Table: 7403 Manchester, late spring


Alpha Brewing Co.: moving from 1409 Washington to 4310 Fyler, late February
Sen Thai Asian Bistro: from 1221 Locust to 1000 Washington, March
Twisted Ranch: moving from 1730 S. Eighth to 1731 S. Seventh, spring
The Boathouse: 6101 Government, late spring

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