Our favorite restaurants of 2011
The Block is one of Our favorite restaurants of 2011.

1. The Block

9.1
146 W Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves, MO
American Restaurant · 20 tips and reviews

Go! MagazineGo! Magazine: Bacon ice cream is no longer innovative or shocking, but the Block pulls it off nicely, with bacon playing a role similar to the role salt plays for caramel. (Joe Bonwich)

Bogart's Smokehouse is one of Our favorite restaurants of 2011.

2. Bogart's Smokehouse

9.5
1627 S 9th St (at Lafayette Ave.), St Louis, MO
BBQ Joint · Soulard · 87 tips and reviews

Go! MagazineGo! Magazine: Some of the best ribs you'll ever eat, but get 'em while you can: Bogart's hours are less than perfect. (Joe Bonwich)

Home Wine Kitchen is one of Our favorite restaurants of 2011.

3. Home Wine Kitchen

7322 Manchester Rd, Maplewood, MO
American Restaurant · 25 tips and reviews

Go! MagazineGo! Magazine: Try the tuna tartine, an open-face take on a tuna salad sandwich that reflects Home's stated goal of "elevated comfort food." (Joe Bonwich)

Mathew's Kitchen is one of Our favorite restaurants of 2011.

4. Mathew's Kitchen

8.6
5625 Hampton Ave, St Louis, MO
American Restaurant · St. Louis Hills · 12 tips and reviews

Go! MagazineGo! Magazine: Chef Mathew Unger takes over the old Del Pietro's space and makes it his own with lobster-and-Gruyere mac and cheese, drop-biscuit chicken pot pie and other elevations of comfort food. (Joe Bonwich)

Riverbend is one of Our favorite restaurants of 2011.

5. Riverbend

1059 S Big Bend Blvd, St Louis, MO
Cajun / Creole Restaurant · Soulard · 30 tips and reviews

Go! MagazineGo! Magazine: For a real taste of New Orleans, try the shrimp creole, similar to Riverbend's etouffee, but amplified. (Joe Bonwich)

Salt is one of Our favorite restaurants of 2011.

6. Salt

4356 Lindell Blvd (btwn. Newstead and Boyle), St Louis, MO
New American Restaurant · Central West End · 20 tips and reviews

Go! MagazineGo! Magazine: Salt's menu is always changing, but we like the seared scallop. Served in a small canning jar, it's a low-key attempt on molecular gastronomy. The scallop is large and well-caramelized. (Joe Bonwich)

Three Sixty Rooftop Bar is one of Our favorite restaurants of 2011.

7. Three Sixty Rooftop Bar

9.0
1 S Broadway (Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark), St Louis, MO
Hotel Bar · Downtown East · 76 tips and reviews

Go! MagazineGo! Magazine: Try Three Sixty's signature dish, chopped house-smoked salmon served on elongated, crisp fresh potato chips, brought to the table on an elevated plank. (Joe Bonwich) Read more.

Via Vino is one of Our favorite restaurants of 2011.

8. Via Vino

7.5
Frontenac, MO
Italian Restaurant · 4 tips and reviews

Go! MagazineGo! Magazine: Try the large pork chop, richly flavored with a mushroom-enhanced jus, with porcini mushrooms, spinach and coin-size slices of roasted fingerling potatoes. (Joe Bonwich) Read more.