This month, two popular restaurants got new digs: Taco Circus reopened in the former home of Three Flags Tavern, now sporting an expanded menu and full bar program, and Mac's Local Eats moved from Tamm Avenue Bar in Dogtown to the brand-new Bluewood Brewing on Cherokee Street. Nudo House opened its much-anticipated second location in the Delmar Loop, and Rick and Elisa Lewis quietly opened their new late-night concept, Grace Chicken + Fish, a few days early in The Grove. Yet arguably the biggest opening this month was St. Louis Union Station Soda Fountain, the first restaurant concept to open in the newly renovated Union Station alongside a brand-new Ferris wheel, carousel and mini golf course, all ahead of the grand opening of the St. Louis Aquarium later this year.
September did see a few unfortunate closings, as popular spots like BaiKu Sushi Lounge in Midtown and Piccione Pastry in the Delmar Loop closed their doors. But it was the closing of 808 Maison that made the most headlines, as the French bistro, which opened in Soulard earlier this year, received rave reviews from critics.
C. Oliver Coffee & Flower Bar, 7401 Hazel Ave., Maplewood, Missouri, 314.724.4221, facebook.com/pages/category/Coffee-Shop/C-Oliver-Coffee-Flower-Bar-2378780412342341/
Grace Chicken + Fish (located inside Grace Meat + Three), 4270 Manchester Ave., The Grove, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.533.2700, stlgrace.com
Pretzel Pretzel, 4338 Telegraph Road, Oakville, Missouri, 314.200.9528, facebook.com/Pretzel-Pretzel-Telegraph-LLC-622295468235326/
BaiKu Sushi Lounge, 3407 Olive St., Midtown, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.896.2500, baikustl.com