THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Vinocity Kirkwood Restaurant & Wine Bar
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THIS RESTAURANT HAS CHANGED NAMES Vinocity Kirkwood Restaurant & Wine Bar Restaurant Review: Aggressively reclaiming a challenged once-middle class in-town neighborhood, developers erected Kirkwood Station, which positions residences on top of retail spaces. One of the latter now is home to Vinocity, which moved into these upscale digs from its drafty, leaky old house in Midtown. While there is a bit of upholstered seating, most is table and bar, and upstairs on a mezzanine is a semi-private dining area. The kitchen is shockingly tiny, but manages to turn out reasonably decent food. Sandwiches and burgers are for lunch, while dinner mains don't kick in until 5 p.m. For appetizers, the free-form pulled pork ravioli deserves main plate status. Among the mains, the chicken roulade stuffed with feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes is an attempt at inventiveness. Simpler may be better, however: there’s also a 16-ounce bone-in rib-eye, one of the more ambitious dishes on the menu. Many patrons are young singles as well as parents who reside in the neighborhood, so a kids' menu is offered. Music starts after 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays, when a cover charge is collected at the door. Weekend brunch is a sure hit. Wine is king here, and--hallelujah!--reds are kept at 60 degrees and Riedel glassware is used.