Pull up to The Ritz-Carlton, have your car valet parked and let the rest of the night flow. A sophisticated evening of sumptuous dining awaits at The Grill. Executive chef Azhar Mohammad's new steakhouse menu offers a well-edited selection of high-quality American classics. Scallops are seared with lemon and plated with fava beans; a silky cauliflower purée; and sweet, tangy pineapple chutney. A New Orleans expat, Mohammad has a take on barbecued shrimp and stone-ground grits that delivers a depth of flavor rarely experienced in that Southern classic. Steaks are perfectly cooked, tender and flavorful, with a range of sauces such as bone marrow demi-glace and traditional béarnaise. Turf needs a bit of surf, and we suggest you try the barramundi with lime-caper beurre blanc or tomato-basil sauce. Executive pastry chef Simone Faure finishes the feast with an array of goodies, but we say stay classic: Order the Grand Marnier soufflé with a vanilla bean crème anglaise.

100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/StLouis

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