Riverfront Times Restaurants Restaurant Guide 2012 : Page 55

OCE ANO BISTRO Though two mighty rivers surround us, we don’t necessarily look at them and think: “Dinner!” No, for that we have to call on distant shores. And in the case of Oceano Bistro in Clayton, the call is a daily one. Every day Oceano receives shipments of fish from places includ-ing South America, Hawaii, Alaska and New Zealand, as well as bringing in trout from Ozark Farms. But Oceano Bistro also calls upon local vendors, and lots of local produce shares the plate. Alaskan halibut season came about six weeks early this spring, and Oceano was one of the first area restaurants to serve it; it’s pan seared and presented atop a bed of vegetable ragu. Sea bass, served with an eggplant risotto, and pan-seared scallops (half a pound per order!) are all-time favorites and are generally available year-round. ; Favorite Seafood “...easily among the top tier of St. Louis restaurant kitchens.” STL Magazine ; ; gateway to Food and Wine i T V e R F A S ; w w w.veritasgateway.com 1722 Clarkson Road Chesterfield Open for Dinner: Thursday, Friday & Saturday Lunch: Tuesday – Sunday Private Events: 7 days a week 630.530.9505 Runners up 2. Broadway Oyster Bar 3. Gulf Shores Restaurant & Grill 4. Farmhaus 5. Demun Oyster Bar Tapas all day ~ Sangria all night Traditional Spanish Tapas Open 11 to 11 Daily Bar open late nightly Live music on Wednesdays SWEETIE PIE ’S To go out for soul food is to join a community from the moment you walk through the door. It’s familial, in no small part because the portions and the service are both gracious. And though Sweetie Pie’s Sweetie Pie’s has gained gained national attention through OWN’s show Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, owner Robbie Mont-gomery is no stranger to star power – she’s backed up Ike and Tina, Barbra Streisand, the Rolling Stones and others. Montgomery grew up in Mississippi, and at Sweetie Pie’s she shares her Southern roots with soul-food standards like liver, oxtails and collard greens — all of which make you feel as though you’re much deeper south than Forest Park Southeast — and the massive fried chicken wings and mac & cheese earn constant praise. Be prepared for out-the-door lines (and maybe a camera or two), but also be prepared for a dining experience like no other in St. Louis. Favorite Soul 34 N. Central Ave. • 314-863-9909 • barcelonatapas.com MODERN ITALIAN RESTAURANT & BAR M-F 11 AM to 10 PM • Sat 5-10 PM • Closed Sun 16 N. Central Ave. • 314-932-1040 • boccibar.com Escape to tth the C Coast t Raw Bar -Seafood Low Country -New England M-F 11 AM to 10 PM • Sat 5-10 PM Closed Sunday 14 N. Central Ave. • 314-932-7377 • coastalbistro.com A SPECIAL RIVERFRONT TIMES ADVERTISING SECTION | RESTAURANTS | 55 Runners up 2. DelMonico’s Diner 3. Yummie’s 4. Mama Josephine’s 5. The Shaved Duck

Seafood

OCEANO BISTRO

Though two mighty rivers surround us, we don’t necessarily look at them and think: “Dinner!” No, for that we have to call on distant shores. And in the case of Oceano Bistro in Clayton, the call is a daily one. Every day Oceano receives shipments of fish from places including South America, Hawaii, Alaska and New Zealand, as well as bringing in trout from Ozark Farms. But Oceano Bistro also calls upon local vendors, and lots of local produce shares the plate. Alaskan halibut season came about six weeks early this spring, and Oceano was one of the first area restaurants to serve it; it’s pan seared and presented atop a bed of vegetable ragu. Sea bass, served with an eggplant risotto, and pan-seared scallops (half a pound per order!) Are all-time favorites and are generally available year-round.

Runners up

2. Broadway Oyster Bar

3. Gulf Shores Restaurant & Grill

4. Farmhaus

5. Demun Oyster Bar

Read the full article at http://digitalissue.riverfronttimes.com/article/Seafood/1031482/107619/article.html.

Soul

SWEETIE PIE’S

To go out for soul food is to join a community from the moment you walk through the door. It’s familial, in no small part because the portions and the service are both gracious. And though Sweetie Pie’s has gained gained national attention through OWN’s show Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, owner Robbie Montgomery is no stranger to star power – she’s backed up Ike and Tina, Barbra Streisand, the Rolling Stones and others. Montgomery grew up in Mississippi, and at Sweetie Pie’s she shares her Southern roots with soul-food standards like liver, oxtails and collard greens — all of which make you feel as though you’re much deeper south than Forest Park Southeast — and the massive fried chicken wings and mac & cheese earn constant praise. Be prepared for out-the-door lines (and maybe a camera or two), but also be prepared for a dining experience like no other in St. Louis.

Runners up

2. DelMonico’s Diner

3. Yummie’s

4. Mama Josephine’s

5. The Shaved Duck

Read the full article at http://digitalissue.riverfronttimes.com/article/Soul/1031483/107619/article.html.

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