Evangeline's Bistro and Music House is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

1. Evangeline's Bistro and Music House

8.5
512 N Euclid Ave (Washington Avenue), St Louis, MO
Cajun and Creole Restaurant · Central West End · 32 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: The blackened red snapper is coated in savory blackening spices, sautéed in rendered duck fat and then served with green beans, jasmine rice and finished with Meuniere sauce. Read more.

Café Mochi is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

2. Café Mochi

8.3
3221 S Grand Blvd (btw Wyoming & Humphrey), St Louis, MO
Japanese Restaurant · Tower Grove South · 73 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Cafe Mochi's version of pho bo (beef) starts with a made-from-scratch beef stock that has been slow cooked for ten hours and served topped with cilantro, scallions and a generous dash of black pepper. Read more.

Pho Long is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

3. Pho Long

7.9
8613 Olive Blvd, St Louis, MO
Vietnamese Restaurant · 21 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Pho Long, as you might imagine, offers a wealth of pho options for beginners and aficionados alike, including beef brisket, round steak, meatball, chicken, shrimp, tripe and ox tail. Read more.

Sameem Afghan Restaurant is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

4. Sameem Afghan Restaurant

8.3
4341 Manchester Ave, St Louis, MO
Middle Eastern Restaurant · Forest Park Southeast · 21 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Sameem Afghan Restaurant's chicken karahi is a spicy dish made with dark and white chicken, green chiles, garlic, fresh ginger, turmeric, tomatoes, coriander, cloves and whole cumin seeds. Read more.

HIRO Asian Kitchen is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

5. HIRO Asian Kitchen

7.3
1405 Washington Ave (14th St), St Louis, MO
Asian Restaurant · Downtown West · 21 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Hiro Asian Kitchen offers Indonesian beef rending on its new fall menu. Beef is cooked for several hours in coconut milk and freshly ground spices. Read more.

Comet Coffee is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

6. Comet Coffee

8.1
5708 Oakland Ave (at Highlands Plaza), St Louis, MO
Coffee Shop · 26 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: During weekends, however, visitors can look forward to slices of light and airy mousse cake stacked with rich layers of carefully prepared fillings. Read more.

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

7. Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company

8.1
5025 Pattison Ave, St Louis, MO
Candy Store · The Hill · 13 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company offers specialty Halloween treats like caramel apples or solid chocolate candies in shapes of pumpkins, witches, ghosts, mummies and more. Read more.

Pint Size Bakery & Coffee is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

8. Pint Size Bakery & Coffee

8.6
3133 Watson Rd (at Lindenwood Pl), St Louis, MO
Bakery · Lindenwood Park · 25 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Everything at Pint Size Bakery is made with only real butter, cane sugar, farm fresh eggs and unbleached flour. Add some spice with gingerbread "Skeletor" cookies. Read more.

9. The London Tea Room

8.4
3128 Morganford Rd (at Hartford St), St Louis, MO
Tea Room · Downtown West · 42 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Has a range of in-house baked goods, including everything from rock cakes and their family's recipe for scones to a tried-and-true customer favorite: moist and flavorful blueberry-lemon cake. Read more.

10. Whisk Bakery

8.8
2201 Cherokee St (at Missouri Ave), St Louis, MO
Bakery · Benton Park · 14 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Whisk: A Sustainable Bakeshop (2201 Cherokee Street; 314-932-5166) excels at lots of things, from award-winning cupcakes to a veritable rainbow of juicy popsicles. Read more.

11. Frank & Helens Pizzeria

7.8
8111 Olive Blvd (Hafner Pl), St Louis, MO
Pizzeria · 15 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Before placing the chicken in the pressure fryer, Frank & Helen's marinates the meat for twelve hours. It's then lightly breaded, placed in the broaster and served searing hot.

12. Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

8.8
4465 Manchester Ave, St Louis, MO
Brewery · Forest Park Southeast · 67 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: When it comes to Urban Chestnut's sandwiches, the "Strammer Max" is hard to beat: thinly shaved Black Forest ham, Comte cheese and an over-easy egg, served open-face style on buttery rye bread.

13. The C-town Ghetto

East Saint Louis, IL
Scenic Lookout · 4 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: The summer citrus salad was one of the Crossing at New Town's better offerings. Mixed greens, sliced strawberries and Mandarin oranges were topped with well-cooked jumbo shrimp.

Phúc Loi is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

14. Phúc Loi

7.5
3723 Gravois Ave #C, St Louis, MO
Vietnamese Restaurant · Tower Grove South · 6 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Even simple dishes like seared strips of beef over with nuoc cham (a sweet, spicy fish-sauce based condiment) are delicious. Read more.

Crazy Bowls and Wraps - Clayton is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

15. Crazy Bowls and Wraps - Clayton

7.4
7353 Forsyth Blvd (at Forest Park Parkway), St Louis, MO
Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant · 19 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Crazy Bowls offers everything from a teriyaki bowl or hot and spicy bowl (featuring carrots, napa cabbage and onions in a jalapeño-cilantro sauce) to a spicy Buffalo wrap or Thai wrap. Read more.

Taft Street Restaurant & Bar is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

16. Taft Street Restaurant & Bar

4457 Gravois Ave, St Louis, MO
Bar · Bevo Mill · 1 tip

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Try braised veal in a cream sauce with mushrooms, or Bosnian crêpes (called palacinke) prepared sweet for dessert or savory and stuffed with meat for an entrée. Read more.

Famous Szechuan Pavillion is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

17. Famous Szechuan Pavillion

5.8
8615 Olive (Woodson), University City, MO
Chinese Restaurant · University · 7 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: The chile and the Szechuan peppercorn are the touchstones here. Read more.

Spencer's Grill is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

18. Spencer's Grill

8.0
223 S Kirkwood Rd, St Louis, MO
Diner · 24 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Known for its breakfast, Spencer's cooks up pancakes and omelets along with other traditional breakfast favorites. Read more.

Friendly's Sports Bar and Grill is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

19. Friendly's Sports Bar and Grill

7.4
3503 Roger Pl (Potomac Street), St Louis, MO
Sports Bar · Tower Grove South · 21 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Sports fans can also enjoy scoops of fresh popcorn while they watch the game. Happy hours run from 3 to 6 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to close and offer discounts on beer and well drinks. Read more.

Yemanja Brasil Restaurant is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

20. Yemanja Brasil Restaurant

7.8
2900 Missouri Ave (Pestalozzi Street), St Louis, MO
Brazilian Restaurant · Benton Park · 15 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Feijoada, for example, a stew of pork and black beans that serves as Brazil's national dish, is aggressive enough to sandbag anyone whose palate hasn't been in training. Read more.

Central West End is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

21. Central West End

9.0
St Louis, MO
Neighborhood · 15 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: he best cupcake on the regular menu is the "Peanut Butter Cup," whose peanut-butter buttercream tastes exactly like the peanut-butter filling of its namesake candy. Read more.

Protzel's Deli is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

22. Protzel's Deli

8.6
7608 Wydown Blvd (at Westwood), St Louis, MO
Deli · 28 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: The deli also offers specialty sandwiches, such as the "John Carney Special," with a third of a pound of corned beef and pastrami, Munchee cheese, honey mustard and coleslaw served on an onion roll. Read more.

Crushed Red is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

23. Crushed Red

8.4
8007 Maryland Ave, Clayton, MO
New American Restaurant · 41 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: The pizzas are perfectly sized for one, the ingredients fresh and well prepared. Read more.

Spice-n-Grill is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

24. Spice-n-Grill

7.8
6800 Olive Blvd (Ferguson), University City, MO
Indian Restaurant · 4 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: The standout dish is beef (or lamb) nihari, a complex, brightly flavored stew unlike any you’ve ever eaten. Read more.

La Tejana Taqueria is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

25. La Tejana Taqueria

7.8
3149 N. Lindbergh, Bridgeton, MO
Taco Restaurant · 16 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: A liquor store that serves tacos? A taqueria that sells booze? However you describe La Tejana, you're likely to throw in such adjectives as "favorite" and "best." The food is that good. Read more.

Onesto Pizza & Trattoria is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

26. Onesto Pizza & Trattoria

8.4
5401 Finkman St (Macklind), St Louis, MO
Pizzeria · Princeton Heights · 40 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Especially tasty is a pizza with chicken smoked in-house, a rich, tangy barbecue sauce, roasted jalapeños, bacon, caramelized onion and cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. Read more.

Pastaria is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

27. Pastaria

9.0
7734 Forsyth Blvd (btwn S. Bemiston Ave. & S. Hanley Rd.), Clayton, MO
Italian Restaurant · 70 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: You can opt for an American style pepperoni pie (the meat cured by the restaurant) or a more ambitious pizza with Brussels sprouts, lemon, bechamel sauce and lardo. Read more.

Steak 'N Shake is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

28. Steak 'N Shake

12173 Prichard Farm Rd, Maryland Heights, MO
Restaurant · 1 tip

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: Shoestring fries, baked beans, and one of Steak 'n Shake's signature cold dessert drinks (milkshakes in mocha, peach, chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and banana flavors) make one heck of a big meal. Read more.

Pointer's Market is one of Riverfront Times’s Tips.

29. Pointer's Market

2901 Salena St, St Louis, MO
Sandwich Spot · Benton Park · 2 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: If you'd rather share such a hefty bounty, keep in mind that Pointer's also proudly makes the "World's Largest Delivered Pizza," an eight-pounder ready to feed up to twenty adults. Read more.

30. Kim Cheese

8.3
13435 Olive Blvd (at Woods Mill Rd), St Louis, MO
Korean Restaurant · 33 tips and reviews

Riverfront TimesRiverfront Times: The most intriguing dishes might be the burgers, which are actually rib-eye steak sandwiches with cheese and pungent kim chi. Don’t neglect to add a side order of the french fries, which are terrific. Read more.