Chili Mac’s Diner (510 Pine St). Classic diner and great for breakfast, however plan ahead as they are only open on weekdays.

Roosters Crepe Sandwich Café.  This is a great breakfast and lunch hotspot for eggs, crepes and sandwiches.  The kids menu got two (sticky) thumbs up for its crustless pbj’s and large bowl of fresh fruit.  The fried egg, bacon and avocado sandwich was a solid favorite as well.

Lunch & Dinner

Baileys’ Range Burgers & Shakes.  Perfect for burgers and beers and family friendly (sit upstairs or outside if you have young children).  Extensive beverage menu covers everything from old fashion sodas to a substantial list of local breweries.  French fries are served with a choice of in house mayo and ketchup options (favorites: ginger ketchup, chipotle mayo, and honey mustard) as well as homemade pretzels served with a house cheese sauce (I would have taken a pint of this if I possible).

The Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar. Third restaurant from the team that brings you Rooster and Bailey’s is their wine bar, well stocked with local, regional, and international breweries and vineyards.  The cheese selection is equally satisfying.  Great for late afternoon small plates and happy hour.

Cielo Restaurant & Bar. Located in the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, the menus are well thought out and presented.

Tony’s.  This local institution is the place to go for the quintessential steak and wine dinner.  An Italian restaurant by description, it serves a variety of classics from carpaccio to veal chops along with outstanding service.