2013 Openings & Closings: A Year in St. Louis Restaurants

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       Element was one of our favorite openings this year. | Corey Woodruff

Is it really 2014 already? It was a banner year for the St. Louis dining scene. A number of acclaimed chefs opened up new spots, like Josh Galliano, Cassy Vires and John Perkins. Many beloved spots closed, too, but we suppose that's just the way it goes. It's inevitable that we missed some things, so let us know if something opened in your neighborhood or your favorite place closed down. See you next year!

See also: Gut Check's Three Favorite Cocktails of 2013

Openings:

A Corner Bistro (4993 Loughborough Avenue; 314-353-1811)
Alpha Brewing Company (1409 Washington Avenue; 314-651-0936)
Alumni (200 North Thirteenth Street; 314-241-5888)
Amy's Corner Bakeshop (4476 Chouteau Avenue; 314-371-2253)
Andy's Frozen Custard (311 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood; 314-966-1075)
Anheuser-Busch Biergarten (One Busch Place, 314-577-2626)
Anis Hyderabad Cafe (8613 Olive Boulevard, University City; 314-695-5820)
Annie Moons Bakery and Cafe (4001 Utah Street; 314-296-3300)
Baida (3191 South Grand; 314-932-7950)
Billy G's Kirkwood (131 West Argonne, Kirkwood; 314-984-8000)
Blind Tiger (7376 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-646-8822)
Blueprint Coffee (6225 Delmar Boulevard; 888-863-8053)
Bombay Food Junkies (@bombayfoodtruck) [food truck]
Bud's Smokehouse (1135 South Big Bend Boulevard; 314-781-2345)
Caife Caife by Colleen's Cookies (7337 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-727-8427)
Casalone's (2675 Telegraph Road; 314-487-5100)
Cathy's Kitchen (250 South Florissant Road, Ferguson; 314-524-9200)
Central Table Food Hall (23 South Euclid Avenue; 314-932-5595)
Chubbies (6227 Delmar Boulevard; 314-725-5000)
Cini (374 South Grand Boulevard; 314-531-4433)
Cini (8831 Ladue Road, Ladue; 314-863-2464)
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant (1146 Town and Country Crossing Drive, Town & Country; 636-489-0059)
Corner 17 (6623 Delmar Boulevard; 314-727-2402)
Crushed Red (140 South Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood; 314-238-0100) [additional location]
Cucina Pazzo (392 North Euclid Avenue; 314-696-8400)
Dynasty Hibachi Steak, Seafood and Sushi Buffet (6710 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights; 314-781-8888)
Eighteen 76 (Terminal 2, Lambert Airport)
El Paisano Mexican Bar & Grill (5916 Delmar Boulevard; 314-645-7455) [additional location]
Element (1419 Carroll Street; 314-241-1674)
Eleven65 (1165 Technology, O'Fallon; 636-329-0065)
King Louie's Empire Deli & Pizza Co. (1131 Washington Avenue; 314-553-9999)
Evangeline's (512 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-3644)
Feraro's Jersey Style Pizza (77004 Ivory Avenue; 314-256-0500)
Fizzy's Soda Fountain and Grill (29 North Gore Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-395-4550)
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (900 Spruce Street; 314-932-1456)
Fozzie's Sandwich Emporium (11656 Manchester Road, Des Peres; 314-909-4757)
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers (1365 Jungerman Road, St. Peters; 636-447-2496)
Gamlin Whiskey House (236 North Euclid Avenue; 314-875-9500)
Gateway Grill (11188 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann; 314-209-0400)
Gist Bistro (403 Lafayette Center, Manchester; 636-527-3300)
Great Harvest Bread Co. (7360 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-991-0049)
Gringo (398 North Euclid Avenue; 314-449-1212)
Heavy Riff Brewing Company (6413 Clayton Avenue)
Hiro Asian Kitchen (1405 Washington Avenue, 314-241-4476)
Hong An Bun Hoe Hue Restaurant (3924 South Grand Boulevard; 314-776-3426)
Hot Aztec (1914 Bowles Avenue, Fenton; 314-540-2949)
International Tap House - Central West End (16 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-4827)
J. Greene's Pub (10017 Manchester Road, Warson Woods; 314-294-2330)
J. Gumbo's (312 North Tenth Street; 314-696-2500)
J. Gumbo's (3949 Lindell Boulevard; 314-802-8113)
Jax Cafe (2901 Salena Street; 314-449-1995)
Jet's Pizza (14940 Manchester Road, Ballwin; 636-220-8929)
Juniper: A Southern Table & Bar (360 North Boyle Avenue; 314-520-6750)
Kaslik Restaurant (8141 North Lindbergh Boulevard, Florissant; 314-972-8282)
Katie's Pizza & Pasta Osteria (9568 Manchester Road; 314-942-6555)
Kim Ngan (3863 South Grand Boulevard)
La Pâtisserie Chouquette (1626 Tower Grove Avenue; 314-932-7935)
Lampert's BBQ (11658 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights; 314-291-0303)
Llywelyn's Pub (2490 Taylor Road, Wildwood; 636-821-3000) [additional location]
Mama Gusto's Pizzeria (1031 Lynch)
Marco's Pizza (3515 South Big Bend Boulevard; 314-645-2233)
McAlister's (3200-b Laclede Station Road; 314-338-2800)
Melt (2712 Cherokee Street, 314-638-6358) [new location]
Mi Linh (9737 Manchester Road, Rock Hill; 314-918-8868)
Mike Shannon's Grill (871 South Arbor Vitae, Edwardsville, Illinois; 618-655-9911)
Mission Taco Joint (6235 Delmar Boulevard; 314-932-5430)
Nathalie's (4356 Lindell Boulevard; 314-533-1580)
Panorama at the Saint Louis Art Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive; 314-721-0072)
Piccione Pastry (6197 Delmar Boulevard; 314-932-1355)
Pita Pit (6120 Delmar Boulevard; 314-261-4884) [additional location]
Planter's House (1000 Mississippi Avenue; 314-696-2603)
Potbelly Sandwich Shop (12 South Bemiston Avenue; 314-202-8001)
Prasino (1520 South Fifth Street, St. Charles; 636-277-0202)
Premierz (5535 South Grand Boulevard; 314-932-7508)
Rise Coffee (4180 Manchester Avenue; 314-769-9535)
Robust (126 South Main Street, Edwardsville, Illinois; 618-307-3203)
Russell's on Macklind (5400 Murdoch Avenue; 314-553-9994)
Scarecrow (1095 Chesterfield Parkway, Chesterfield; 636-536-9440)
Senora Espinos Taqueria (840 Bryan Road, O'Fallon, 636-272-9001)
Slice of the Hill (@SliceoftheHill; 314-791-2557) [food truck]
Smalls Tea & Coffee (2619 1/2 Cherokee; 206-384-7354)
Smiling Buddha (5544 Telegraph Road, 314-845-8233)
Smoking Barrels BBQ (5641 South Kingshighway Boulevard; 314-669-9455)
Spare No Rib (2200 Gravois Avenue; 314-202-8244)
Squealers Bar and BBQ (2951 Dougherty Ferry, Valley Park; 636-529-1551)
Stacked Burger Bar (7637 Ivory Avenue, 314-655-4900)
Station House Bar & Beer Garden (3502 Papin Street; 314-577-1378)
Strange Donuts (2709 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood; 314-932-5851)
Subliminal Grilled Subs (5 Maryland Plaza, 314-361-1500) [additional location]
Sushi Ai (910 Olive Street; 314-588-7888) [additional location]
Syberg's (1310 Central Park Drive, O'Fallon, Illinois; 618-622-0801)
Table (1821 Cherokee Street, 314-449-1888)
Taha'a Twisted Tiki (4199 Manchester Road; 314-202-8300)
Takaya New Asian (634 Washington Avenue; 314-727-8264)
The Block (33 North Sarah Street; 314-535-5100) [additional location]
The Choice (3265 South Jefferson Avenue)
The Crafty Chameleon (1384 Clarkson Clayton Center, Ellisville; 636-220-9144)
The Cup (1590 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield; 636-536-2287)
The Dam (3173 Morganford Road; 314-771-3173)
The Docket (100 North Tucker Boulevard; 314-977-4615)
The Filling Station (5323 South Kingshighway)
The Geyer Inn (220 South Geyer, 314-814-9402)
The Kitchen Sink (255 Union Boulevard; 314-454-1551) [new location]
The Libertine (7927 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-2999)
The Market at Cheshire (7036 Clayton Road; 314-932-7840)
The Nest (10440 German Boulevard, Frontenac; 314-494-5706)
The Original Pancake House (8817 Ladue Road, Ladue; 314-932-1340) [additional location]
The Post Sports Bar & Grill (763 Old Ballas Road, Creve Coeur; 314-736-1205)
The Precinct (1900 Locust Avenue; 314-588-8899)
The Wheelhouse (15 North Central Avenue, Clayton; 314-726-7955)
The Whiskey Ring (2651 Cherokee Street; 314-769-7249)
Tree House (3177 South Grand, 314-696-2100)
Tripel Brasserie (1801 Park Avenue, 314-678-7787)
Tucanos Brazilian Grill (1520 South Fifth Street, St. Charles; 636-724-4499)
Veritas Gateway to Food and Wine (15860 Fountain Plaza Drive; 636-227-6800)
Vincent Van Doughnut (@VinVanDoughnut) [food truck]
Vito's in the Valley (138 Chesterfield Towne Center, Chesterfield; 636-536-3788)
Wilson's BBQ (4904 Devonshire Avenue; 314-335-7041)
Yummies Soul Food (2800 Olive Street; 314-696-2444)
zpizza (7600 Wydown Boulevard, Clayton; 314-727-3555)

Continue for 2013's closings.

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8 comments
jzavist
jzavist

open - 026 Pub & Biergarten in Fenton - great burgers!

jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

Still pissed about Arcelia's closing again, apparently because the whole family is a bunch of fucking disfunctional rimjobs. Fuck all of them, dickheads.

Riverfront Times
Riverfront Times

Thanks Timothy! We reported the closings but somehow left it off our master list. We'll update.

Este Ruiz
Este Ruiz

Was also going to mention the owner fled Mosaic.

Timothy Gatti
Timothy Gatti

Shocked that you forgot to include the closing of Mosaic (Downtown and Des Peres) in 2013. Then again, they're both still listed as being open on RTF...

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Henry Lacy Jr.

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