Happy Hour at Triumph Grill: Wheelin' and Dealin' With Five-Dollar Snacks in Grand Center
The Place: Triumph Grill (3419 Olive Street; 314-446-1801)
"Hot Smoked Salmon Flatbread" with dill crème fraîche. | Photos by Mabel Suen
The Hours: Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., as well as Sunday from 4 p.m. till close. Late-night happy hour is served Monday through Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. in the bar area only.
The Deal: $2 domestic bottles, $3 well drinks, $5 house red or white wine and $5 of all pitchers. Appetizer specials include nine different dishes for $5 apiece.
The Scene: Triumph Grill, located next to the Moto Museum across from Saint Louis University, is a full-service motorcycle-themed restaurant with a menu of American-style eats. Happy hour is restricted to the bar area, with seating available at a few dimly lit booths and tables away from the windows. The after-work crowd is a mild one, so if you're looking for a quiet place to unwind, this spot might do the trick.
The bar from the back of the dining room.
The Food: Happy-hour appetizer specials include stuffed mushrooms, flash-fried asparagus, onion rings, smoked-salmon flatbread, wings, soft pretzels, buffalo chicken queso, housemade blue cheese kettle chips and calamari.
Flash-fried stuffed mushrooms with goat cheese and herbs.
The whole stuffed mushroom caps get filled, battered and fried. Served with a garlic-Parmesan sauce, this indulgent dish was our favorite of the three we tried. Clearly, this happy-hour menu is a heavy one, not for the faint of heart.
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