The 5 Best Restaurants to Celebrate the Fourth of July in St. Louis
(999 North Second Street; 314-881-5800)
If you want to get fancy for the Fourth, Cielo is the place to be. On July 4 and 5, enjoy a special four-course meal and a reserved rooftop table all night -- a primo fireworks-viewing spot. To start, choose from a carmelized onion tart or panzanella salad, followed by tomato nudi with basil and fresh mozzarella or spaghetti and meatballs. For the main course, pick an American red snapper with a Yukon Gold and Nantucket Bay scallop hash with Carnival cauliflower, the lamb chop with peach agro dolce, lemon verbena, granno and charred zucchini or filet mignon with blue potato croquettes, white asparagus and pepperonato. Finish up with a dessert choice of the "Stars & Stripes," panna cotta with housemade biscotti or the "Rasberry Bomb," which is a blueberry coulis with meringue kisses. Tickets are $70 per person on Friday, and $110 per person on Saturday with a reserved terrace table. Call 314-881-5759 for reservations.
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