As we gear up for the holidays, St. Louis diners have plenty of new spots to explore. Two of the city's most renowned restaurant couples – Mike and Liz Randolph (Half & Half, plus the now-shuttered Público and Randolfi's Italian Kitchen) and Michael and Tara Gallina (Vicia) – opened new concepts, both in U City. From the Randolphs, Original J's Tex-Mex & Barbecue is serving up central Texas-style 'cue, including plenty of smoked meats and tacos, while the Gallinas have revamped the much-loved Winslow's Home into Winslow's Table, offering the same seasonally inspired, vegetable-forward fare that won them acclaim at Vicia. The second restaurant at the much-anticipated St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station, Train Shed, also opened this month, as well as a coffee shop featuring food from acclaimed chef Rob Connoley of Bulrush and a new wine shop in the Shaw neighborhood.

Although openings were, thankfully, slim this month, a few restaurants did close up shop, including Guerrilla Street Food's outpost inside Two Plumbers Brewery + Arcade in St. Charles and brunch favorite Café Madeleine at the Piper Palm House, which plans to reopen with a new concept in the spring. 


1798 BBQ, 5210 Highway N, Cottleville, Missouri,

Britt's Bakehouse, 137 W. Jefferson Ave., Kirkwood, Missouri, 314.440.4794,

Destination Café, 3182 Morganford Road, Tower Grove South, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.899.0413,

High Low, 3301 Washington Ave., Midtown, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.549.9990,

J’s Pitaria Mediterranean Cuisine, 91 Concord Plaza Shopping Center, Sappington, Missouri, 314.270.8005, (second location)

J.P. Fields West, 11656 Manchester Road, Des Peres, Missouri, 314.426.0127,

Original J's Tex-Mex & Barbecue, 7359 Forsyth Blvd., University City, Missouri, 314.202.8335,

The Train Shed, 201 S. 18th St., Downtown, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.923.3949,

Wild Olive Provisions, 2201 S. 39th St., Shaw, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.300.8089,

Winslow's Table, 7213 Delmar Blvd., University City, Missouri, 314.725.7559,


Café Madeleine, 4256 Magnolia Ave., Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.575.5658,

Guerrilla Street Food (located inside Two Plumbers Brewery + Arcade), 2236 1st Capitol Dr., St. Charles, Missouri, 636.224.8626,

Table Three, 3519 St. Albans Road, Wildwood, Missouri, 636.458.0131,

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