Our 20 Favorite Restaurant Openings of 2013

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Collage made up of photos by Jon Gitchoff and Jennifer Silverberg.

As the year winds ever closer to its end, we here at Gut Check are getting awfully nostalgic for the year that is and was 2013. In celebration, we compiled a list of the twenty restaurants, coffee shops, bars, burger shacks, BBQ joints, and so on that opened for business in 2013 and changed the dining landscape of St. Louis for the better.

This list is in alphabetical order with the exception of the top spot, which in 2013 goes to The Libertine (7927 Forsyth Boulevard), Josh Galliano's new Clayton restaurant. The other nineteen are listed but not ranked. All the love.

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The Libertine
[Opened in May]

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Jennifer Silverberg
The dining room at the Libertine -- a "neighborhood eatery" in Clayton -- which opened in May.

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Jennifer Silverberg
The twice-cooked duck egg, garden-vegetable salad and chicken-fat sherry vinaigrette.

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Jennifer Silverberg
Ramen -- soft poached egg, noodles, molasses bacon and pickled shiitakes -- from the lunch menu.

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Adam's Smokehouse
[Opened in October]

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Mabel Suen
A tri-tip sandwich.

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Mabel Suen
A smoked salami sandwich with a sampling of ribs, potato salad and coleslaw.

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Mabel Suen
Order at the counter to eat in or carry out.

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Location Info

The Libertine

7927 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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15 comments
Annette Pentecost
Annette Pentecost

I've only heard of Mike Shannons and Strange Donuts but haven't been to any on the list.

Stacey Barbeau
Stacey Barbeau

need to go to delmar... lots of yummies on that stretch!

DontBeEvilMan
DontBeEvilMan

@RiverfrontTimes I'm a little sad Starr's new BBQ place is not on this list.... but then I remember our 8 other restaurants and I understand

DontBeEvilMan
DontBeEvilMan

@RiverfrontTimes I'm a little sad Starr's new BBQ place is not on this list.... but than I remember our 8 other restaurants and I understand

johndoe
johndoe

Alumni downtown should have got a sniff. 

Tom Halaska
Tom Halaska

Lots of friends on this list. Can't wait to see what 2014 brings!

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