Sanctuaria

Sanctuaria

Lounge and Tapas Restaurant$$$$
Forest Park Southeast, St Louis
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  • Rachyxo
    "... chicken skewers, & the wicked good shrimp. But don't come here if you aren't prepared..."(2 Tips)
    Darren O.
    "The frita sliders are my favorite."(2 Tips)
    Alexandria S.
    "The beggars purse!!! must try a seasonal drink for sure."(2 Tips)
    Chris T.
    "Late night happy hour - get the fritas, little pork sliders!"(2 Tips)
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  • Ajose O.
    Ajose OlamiposiFebruary 18
    Their drink selection is unlike anything I have ever seen before– WHAT! I first selected something off of their new seasonal cocktail menu and it did not disappoint.I LOVE SANCTUARIA
  • Cornell B.
    Cornell BestDecember 2, 2016
    Love the Big brisket and sausage sandwich
  • Chris D.
    Chris DavisOctober 3, 2016
    I love a good ol group to bring to a place and share everything! This place looks cool inside and out! Georgeous patio. Def a very trendy place but not too fancy. Go here for happy hour and cocktails
  • Alexandria S.
    The beggars purse!!! must try a seasonal drink for sure.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BarbagalloApril 29, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great sangria!
  • Debbie Y.
    Debbie YeeSeptember 17, 2015
    Good variety of cocktails and mocktails! There's and outside patio for when the weathers nice
  • Zack M.
    Zack MinarickAugust 31, 2015
    More of a club vibe cocktail bar, at least on weekends. Everything here is really solid. Plus the bar is amazing. Check out their Sunday happy hour
  • Stellaa D.
    Stellaa DuhartApril 5, 2015
    Cherry baked Oaxaca, Good mezcal drink.
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesNovember 20, 2014
    Sanctuaria offers a unique tapas experience and an innovative cocktail menu wrapped in Latin-infused décor. Read more
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesAugust 4, 2014
    Small plates that range from simple pleasures, such as cornbread studded with jalapeños and slathered with honey butter to grilled lamb chops served with a sophisticated Bosc pear-and-pine nut salsa. Read more
  • Eddie B.
    Eddie BelterApril 5, 2014
    Late nite happy hour starts at 11 PM, ends at 1 AM.
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesDecember 2, 2013
    150 different drinks aren't the only reason to come to Sanctuaria. Try the plump camarónes, which are simmered in a thick, garlicky, peppery tomato sauce. Delicious! http://bit.ly/19dbsdM
  • Alexander
    AlexanderNovember 18, 2013
    Hot coco isn't bad
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesNovember 15, 2013
    The Mint Julep come in a chilled silver goblet & has lots of mint & lots of bourbon & just the right amount of sweetness. http://bit.ly/1hM1AAX
  • Rachyxo
    RachyxoOctober 12, 2013
    This is the best place for tapas and cocktails! Try the banana rum cheesecake, chicken skewers, & the wicked good shrimp. But don't come here if you aren't prepared to tip. The bartenders are amazing!
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesOctober 7, 2013
    Voted Best Tapas/Small Plates in RFT's Best of STL 2013. Try the cornbread, studded with jalapeños slathered with honey butter, or the piquillo peppers stuffed with goat cheese. http://bit.ly/16OABA9
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesJune 5, 2013
    Try the caipirinha, Brazil's best-loved drink. It starts with Cabana Cachaça, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and mint leaves plucked right from Sanctuaria's garden. http://bit.ly/ZtLsJz
  • ALIVEMagSTL
    ALIVEMagSTLMay 10, 2013
    Winner of Best Late-Night Menu in ALIVE's 2013 Hot List!
  • MO Wine P.
    MO Wine PleaseApril 6, 2013
    The Frita Sliders are killer. Ignore the Beggars Purse and Onion & Poblano Rings. When they say 'Sangrita' they literally mean 'small sangria'.
  • Jeffrey L.
    Jeffrey LoweMarch 16, 2013
    OMG I want to try everything on the menu! I need to save room for the Absinthe ice cream!
  • Greg C.
    Greg ColemanFebruary 10, 2013
    I love this place but if you want good service either make a reservation or come during a slow time. Literally 7 people "served" us tonight and it was awkward and lacked communication.
  • Darren O.
    Darren OwensJanuary 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tapas is delicious! The frita sliders are my favorite. The cocktails are second to none as well. Try the Gin Fizzer. One of my favorite atmospheres in the city.
  • Andy A.
    Andy AratoDecember 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the punch, it's a small serving but is a surprisingly strong and tasty cocktail.
  • Mel
    MelNovember 29, 2012
    Highly recommend the CALMER THAN YOU ARE cocktail. (Apple Juice, Don Q Gran Anejo Rum, Hot Water, Cinnamon Syrup, Lime Juice, Fresh Rosemary)
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesOctober 10, 2012
    RFt 2012 Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Drink Menu http://bit.ly/RfrePT
  • Adam G.
    Adam GreeneJune 15, 2012
    The Havana Bread is worth the wait! Get a scoop of Carrot Cake Ice Cream to top it off. Foodgasm!
  • Angela O.
    Angela O'HanlonJune 1, 2012
    Best drinks (& bartenders) in STL. Food is exceptional too.
  • Bethany L.
    Bethany LaskaMarch 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    #99 "she loves me not"... my favorite cocktail in the world! :)
  • Joey K.
    Joey KlecknerDecember 3, 2011
    Best bartenders. Great drinks. Beautiful atmosphere! End of story!
  • Micheal D.
    Micheal DanbomNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Vaca Frita and Chimichurri, it's absolutely amazing!!
  • Charissa S.
    Charissa StowersNovember 2, 2011
    The monterey jack and guava empanadas are delicious.
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesOctober 26, 2011
    2011 RFT Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Cocktail Name "Creeping Death"-Well, they all are, when you stop to think about it.
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesOctober 26, 2011
    Chosen as 2011 Best Place for Cocktails in the RFT's Best of St. Louis issue.
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesOctober 26, 2011
    Voted 2011 Best Place for Cocktails by RFT Reader's in the Best of St. Louis issue.
  • Sarah J.
    Sarah JoyOctober 17, 2011
    Wonderful roasted ravioli
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KratkySeptember 4, 2011
    If you order one thing, order the shrimp and sexy grits. Do it now!
  • Lee S.
    Lee SimmonsAugust 20, 2011
    If you like cocktails, this is ur spot. If you like the different, this is it. Great atmosphere, food & drink
  • Jackie F.
    Jackie FaberJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Join the cocktail club you won't be sorry. Treat your bar team good. All the food here is amazing. Late night happy hour has some half priced dishes. I love love love this place!
  • Kyle K.
    Kyle KratkyJuly 19, 2011
    Not a huge menu, but almost everything on it is great. Sit outside on the patio if the weather is right. They do a near-perfect classic Manhattan. Read more
  • Lisa F.
    Lisa FialaJuly 17, 2011
    Most amazing elixirs ever!!! The friendly" mixologist" know their shit. Best bar ever if you wanna go balls to the wall!!!
  • Nicholas G.
    Nicholas GilhamMay 17, 2011
    Sit at the bar and watch the mixologists create amazing drinks. Read more
  • Riana
    RianaApril 6, 2011
    BEWARE! Sampled with a gift certificate. Liked the food, but when it came time to pay was told that I couldn't use my gift certificate with their "daily special".
  • Riana
    RianaApril 6, 2011
    HAVE to try the Cabrales Cigars - Spanish blue cheese & leek fondue, rolled into phyllo "cigars" then pan seared and accented w/ sherry-raisin sauce.
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThomasJanuary 30, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Late night happy hour - get the fritas, little pork sliders! Addictive!
  • Nathan N.
    Nathan NealJanuary 27, 2011
    I love and have loved every second of it!! Again and again!!!
  • Go! Magazine
    Go! MagazineJanuary 6, 2011
    One of our favorite new restaurants of 2010
  • Go! Magazine
    Go! MagazineDecember 23, 2010
    Top cocktails of 2010: Try the Wascally Wabbit, made with North Shore Aquavit, fresh carrot juice, Yellow Chartreuse and St. Germain Elderflower liqueur. (Evan S. Benn)
  • Riverfront Times
    Riverfront TimesNovember 15, 2010
    RFT Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Bartender: Matt Seiter- The local night life loves the atmosphere here- Scenery and drinks you will long for!
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TegethoffOctober 2, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Also Blake is handsome.
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TegethoffOctober 2, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Also Blake makes great sangria.
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle TegethoffOctober 2, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Best cocktails in the world!
  • Joseph R.
    Joseph RiccaSeptember 5, 2010
    The 47th Ward paired with the Frita is an awesome combo!
  • Robin R.
    Robin RiccaJuly 8, 2010
    Make sure to try the tostones! The black bean spread and the green sauce are a sublime combo!
  • A P.
    A PMarch 29, 2010
    The hot chocolate is amazing:):)
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KMarch 21, 2010
    Ask for Erin or Brigid too!
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KMarch 21, 2010
    Cheesey cigars are am-azing!!!
  • Ami G.
    Ami GrimesMarch 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken skewers...off the menu taste test and they were delish!!
  • April
    AprilMarch 16, 2010
    Try the Wicked Good Shrimp. Ask for a straw...you'll want to drink the sauce. It's, well, wicked good. Read more
  • Matt E.
    Matt EverettMarch 9, 2010
    Order the mango and cheese empanadas as a finisher... Sweet cheesy goodness!
  • Ami G.
    Ami GrimesFebruary 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Locavore special...short ribs are fork tender & full of flavor. Make sure and partake before they run out of this weeks local selection
  • Ami G.
    Ami GrimesFebruary 3, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Market Fresh Cocktail, "Corpse Reviver" is delish
  • Ami G.
    Ami GrimesJanuary 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Tres Leches dessert is amazing tonight!!
  • G P.
    G PaddaJanuary 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The BBQ shrimp are amazing!!
  • Craig B.
    Craig BiehleDecember 19, 2009
    Try the good morning cocktail. It has bacon infused bourbon in it!
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