As the weather warms up, patio season starts to get underway and vaccines are administered more frequently throughout St. Louis, there's a glimmer of hope on the local restaurant scene. A few restaurants, including the storied Bogart's Smokehouse, have reopened after closing during the slow winter months, while others, including C. Oliver Coffee + Flower Bar and Sauce on the Side, have grown their businesses with additional locations.
In Clayton, two major openings took place this month. Casa Don Alfonso, the first American venture for renowned Italian restaurateur Mario Iaccarino, opened inside The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, and just down the street, the legendary Tony's opened inside its new home after several decades in Downtown St. Louis.
Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier (located inside St. Louis Galleria), 1421 St Louis Galleria St., Richmond Heights, Missouri, 314.530.9600, bissingers.com (additional location)
C. Oliver Coffee + Flower Bar (located inside St. Louis Galleria), 1155 St. Louis Galleria Pkwy., Richmond Heights, Missouri, facebook.com/oliverscf
Tony's, 105 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, Missouri, 314.231.7007, tonysstlouis.com
Uncle Julio's, 2011 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Frontenac, Missouri, 314.300.9049, unclejulios.com/locations/frontenac