Outdoor Dining: Vin de Set

Lafayette Square hotspot Vin de Set, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this summer, features one of the most covetable patios in St. Louis. Although the food will transport you to France, the Gateway Arch visible in the distance will keep you pleasantly rooted in St. Louis. Take advantage of a beautiful sunset on Vin de Set’s rooftop while snacking on a plate of Missouri and French cheeses and sipping a selection off the restaurant’s reasonably priced wine list. The view goes particularly well with Vin de Set’s croque monsieur with pommes frites or the ratatouille ravioli with a roasted-tomato cream sauce. (Photo by Jacklyn Meyer)

★ Vin de Set often uses produce and herbs sourced from its own garden, managed by owner Paul Hamilton, located across the street in a formerly vacant lot.

Vin de Set, vindeset.com

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