St. Louis Restaurant Openings & Closings: April 2014

Master Pieza opened on Cherokee Street. | Mabel Suen

We lost two long-time St. Louis restaurants this month. Majestic Resturant (4900 Laclede Avenue) left the Central West End after more than 50 years and two generations. Giancarlo's Ristorante (4915 Hampton Avenue) closed as well to give its owners some much-needed R&R. As always, there is still new stuff on the horizon. Check out our list of April's openings and closings, and let us know anything we missed in the comments.

See also: Wild Flower Taking Over the Majestic for Barbecue Restaurant


Art Bar (2732 Cherokee Street; 314-769-9696)
Bocci Bar (16 North Central Avenue, Clayton; 314-932-1040) [reopening]
Estancia Mexican Restaurant (17258 Chesterfield Airport ;636-730-3151)
Master Pieza (2846 Cherokee Street; 314-899-9939)
Park Avenue Coffee (5105 Columbia Avenue; 314-717-1900) [additional location]
R-Café (1704 South Broadway; 314-833-4548)
Restituo (4100 Shenandoah Avenue)
The Station (2232 Thurman Avenue; 314-735-5527)
Sugarfire Smokehouse (3150 Elm Point Industrial, St. Charles; 636-724-7601) [additional location]
St. Louis BBQ & More (4265 Reavis Barracks; 314-544-1661)


Bill's Market & Meats (10009 Bellefontaine Road)
Giancarlo's Ristorante (4915 Hampton Avenue)
Guajillo Mexican Grill (12683 Dorsett; 314-579-6020)
Majestic Restaurant (4900 Laclede Avenue)
The Shack (3818 Laclede Avenue)

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Location Info

Bocci Bar

16 N Central Ave, Clayton, MO

Category: Restaurant

Giancarlo Deli & Pizzaria

4915 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

The Shack Pubgrub

13645 Big Bend Rd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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Michele Ochse
Michele Ochse

Does anyone know if St. Louis Gast Haus down on Choteau is still open?

Domenic Mendoza
Domenic Mendoza

The shack in slu closed, but they moved it to Dougherty ferry and big bend. It is a different menu. They serve breakfast, lunch, and Thursday-Saturdays dinner as well. It is in the same plaza as the corner pub and grill as well as the Tavern (which is also owned by the corner pub).

Riverfront Times
Riverfront Times

Actually it closed Friday, but the new one is opening in May!

Chris Fitzgerald
Chris Fitzgerald

Pretty sure The Shack is still open, check out their Twitter, they were posting about their open patio as of yesterday!

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