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.


Bluewood Brewing and Mac's Local Eats, 1821 Cherokee St., Cherokee Business District, St. Louis, Missouri,

C. Oliver Coffee & Flower Bar, 7401 Hazel Ave., Maplewood, Missouri, 314.724.4221,

Grace Chicken + Fish (located inside Grace Meat + Three), 4270 Manchester Ave., The Grove, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.533.2700,

Nudo House, 6105 Delmar Blvd., Delmar Loop, St. Louis, Missouri,

Pretzel Pretzel, 4338 Telegraph Road, Oakville, Missouri, 314.200.9528,

St. Louis Union Station Soda Fountain, 201 S. 18th St., St. Louis, Missouri,

Taco Circus, 4940 Southwest Ave., Southwest Garden, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.899.0061,


808 Maison, 808 Geyer Ave., Soulard, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.594.4505,

BaiKu Sushi Lounge, 3407 Olive St., Midtown, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.896.2500,

Cafe Coeur, 10477 Old Olive Street Road, Creve Coeur, Missouri, 314.439.8800,

Piccione Pastry, 6197 Delmar Ave., Delmar Loop, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.932.1355,

Steve's Hot Dogs, 2131 Marconi Ave., The Hill, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.762.9899,