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The Libertine

7927 Forsyth Blvd. (S. Meramec Ave.) Send to Phone
314-862-2999 | Menu
Within four categories --- meat, seafood, veggies and dessert --- chef Josh Galliano explores a full spectrum of flavors and textures.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sun.
Features
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Business casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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The Libertine Restaurant Review

: It’s safe to assume that at least one conversation per table begins with these words: “I’ve never had ...” Maybe it’s the buffalo-style pig’s tails, crisp and finger-licking tasty. Or the quail, part of a trio with chicken and game hen alongside rice grits, peas and greens. Or bone marrow, raclette, Chinese bacon and rutabaga. The coffee-brined pork chop gets too much of its flavor from fat, unlike the pan-roasted fish filet with mushrooms, sprouts and raisins. Chef Josh Galliano’s knack for Southern comfort food lends familiarity to complex dishes. A classic example is the “candy bar,” a layered mini-cake with salted caramel semifreddo, ganache and hazelnuts. The team behind the bar includes industry heavy-hitters with a light touch when it comes to house-made tinctures and bitters. Beers are mostly local and all craft; wines come by the glass and there’s an always evolving selection of approximately 75 to 125 bottles. The restaurant is located in downtown Clayton, where attorneys dining on expense accounts rub elbows with groups of lighthearted friends and nervous couples on dates.

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