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1031 Lynch St. Send to Phone

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Lynch Street Bistro Restaurant Review

: Not far from the Anheuser-Busch brewery, the Lynch Street Bistro serves as a lunch room for many of the A-B suits. Despite the Milano-ish décor (check out the iron staircase in the bar), and the bare brick walls, the conservatives seem to fit right in because nothing here seems intended to be too far out. It didn't begin that way---its opening rocked the eaters and the trendoids of the city---but it has slid into a doze in the past few years. While the menu sounds exciting, first courses are uninspiring, a duck pizza arriving on a supermarket crust, and a shrimp appetizer very iodine-y and wearing stripes of what was described as rooster sauce, a Southeast Asian chili sauce that was nowhere near as fiery as we were cautioned it would be. Cajun cream sauces on entrees taste of bottled seasoning mixes; sausages are dry. Chicken breasts have more flavor than a shallot and mustard sauce served on them. Desserts are usually more of a high spot, a fine crème brûlée, an outstanding chocolate pecan pie. The wine list is good but relatively pricey; service is, as it has always been, casual but sharp.


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