O'Fallon, Missouri, now has its own Corner Pub and Grill.
The third location of the neighborhood restaurant is now open in O'Fallon, serving up casual fare in a new space. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, its shiniest feature just might be the massive outdoor patio and full outdoor bar.
The other two locations of the Corner Pub are in Valley Park and Chesterfield. Owner and managing partner Brant Baldanza says that he has wanted to bring a location of the Corner Pub to O'Fallon ever since his nearby location of The Shack had become successful.
"We got to meet the community, and also start to be a part of the community," Baldanza says. "That's really what we fell in love with."
The menu has remained mostly the same as the other locations, offering an approachable menu with appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, soups and wraps with rotating specials. But Baldanza is especially proud of the restaurant's vast gluten-free menu, inspired by his daughter Hanna back when the first Corner Pub and Grill opened. The gluten-free menu features dishes from burgers and sandwiches with gluten-free bread, fried chicken with gluten-free batter and gluten-free twists on classic appetizers.
According to Baldanza, the only true difference in the new location of the restaurant is the size of the patio. Because the team had the opportunity to come up with its own patio – and the size of it – O'Fallon's Corner Pub and Grill features an outdoor landscape with 100 seats that still allows for proper social distancing. The patio also features two sport courts that feature a game called Baldango Ball that was created by Baldanza and his team at the OG Hospitality Group. The game is similar to bocce ball but is played on a smaller court and uses a point system more akin to shuffleboard.
Baldanza hopes that with this new location, OG Hospitality Group will have even more of a chance to become a part of the O'Fallon community.
"We've always wanted to not infringe upon the community, but be a part of the community," Baldanza says. "Having another restaurant here is just going to make us that much more involved in the community."
Corner Pub and Grill, 2921 State Highway K, O'Fallon, Missouri, 636.294.1072, cornerpubandgrill.com