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Best St. Louis Outdoor Dining


Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in St. Louis.


 

Annie Gunn's New American
14/20
16806 Chesterfield Airport Rd.
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Menu
Annie Gunn's is still going strong, offering its fine renditions of steaks, potatoes and more, complemented by a wide-ranging wine selection. More...

Atomic Cowboy Mexican
11/20
4140 Manchester Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
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The Tex-Mex fare and rockin’ music give diners in The Grove a reason to kick up their heels. More...

Bar Italia Ristorante Italian
12/20
13 Maryland Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63108
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Non-clichéd Italian in the always-happening Central West End. More...

BARcelona Tapas
13/20
34 N. Central Ave.
Clayton, MO 63105
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This popular Clayton tapas bar gives customers plenty to nibble on. More...

The Block Steakhouse
13/20
33 N. Sarah St.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Paying tribute to the corner butcher with hearty comfort foods. More...

Brasserie by Niche French
14/20
4580 Laclede Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
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A noted chef lures fans of simple French cuisine to the Central West End. More...

Broadway Oyster Bar Creole
12/20
736 S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102
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Happiness is a Cajun meal at this temple to the blues. More...

Cafe Ventana Coffeehouse
Quick Bite
3919 W. Pine Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
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A coffeehouse hangout with pillowy beignets and specialty cocktails served morning, noon and night. More...

Cielo Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Cielo, St. Louis, MO Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
999 N. Second St.
St. Louis, MO 63102

Elevated Italian-American cuisine matches the scene at sky-high Cielo. More...

Cyrano's Desserts
11/20
603 E. Lockwood Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119
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A dessert venue gets its groove on during happy hour, too. More...

Demun Oyster Bar Seafood
12/20
740 Demun Ave.
Clayton, MO 63105
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Fresh oysters and wine vie for top billing at this cozy Clayton spot. More...

Diablitos Cantina Mexican
11/20
3761 Laclede Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
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Mexican fare in a lantern-lined cantina in Midtown. More...

Fast Eddie's Bon-Air American
Quick Bite
1540 E. 4th St.
Alton, IL 62002
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The seven-item menu draws travelers from far and wide. More...

Franco French
13/20
Soulard Market Apartments
1535 S. Eighth St.
St. Louis, MO 63104

Grown-up French fare is served in a former baby carriage factory. More...

Frazer's Eclectic
12/20
Dining Room at Frazer 1811 Pestalozzi St.
St. Louis, MO 63118
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A pocket of global cuisine within shouting distance of the Budweiser brewery. More...

Grbic Eastern European
12/20
4071 Keokuk St.
St. Louis, MO 63116

A Bosnian hangout with an old-world feel and stick-to-your-ribs fare. More...

Harry's Contemporary
12/20
2144 Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63103
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Good food, a lively bar and a postcard-perfect view of downtown each hold their attractions. More...

John D. McGurk's Irish Pub Irish
12/20
Dining Room at John D. McGurk 1200 Russell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
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Tap into Irish beer and ale, eat hearty bar food and listen to the most authentic Irish music in town. More...

La Vallesana Mexican
11/20
2801 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Authentic Mexican dishes, both sweet (ice cream and frozen fruit pops) and savory (tortas, tacos, fajitas), in the heart of Cherokee Street. More...

Mike Shannon's Steak & Seafood Steakhouse
12/20
Dining Room at Mike Shannon 620 Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63101

Beef and baseball --- it's a tradition. More...

Molly’s American
11/20
816 Geyer St.
St. Louis, MO 63104
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The huge courtyard is a major draw at this Soulard neighborhood hangout. More...

Sanctuaria Tapas
12/20
4198 Manchester Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
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Latin tapas and tasty cocktails deliver goodness to The Grove. More...

Sasha's Wine Bar Wine Bar
11/20
Dining Room at Sasha 706C DeMun Ave.
Clayton, MO 63105

Its late-night hours and open atmosphere make Sasha's a favorite for vino lovers of all ages and persuasions. More...

Scape Modern American
12/20
48 Maryland Plz.
St. Louis, MO 63108
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Scape ups the chic factor along Maryland Plaza. More...

Seamus McDaniel's American
11/20
1208 Tamm Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139
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An American favorite with neighborhood folks from 2 to 92. More...

Taste Contemporary
14/20
4584 Laclede St.
St. Louis, MO 63108

Food is a bold prelude to the cocktail selection at this sophisticated CWE spot. More...

Three Sixty American
14/20
Dining Room at Three Sixty, St. Louis, MO Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
1 S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102

Striking downtown views and American cuisine to match. More...

Vin de Set French
12/20
Dining Room at Vin de Set, St. Louis, MO 2017 Chouteau Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
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Favorite French dishes with a rooftop view of downtown. More...

 

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