New Restaurants Opening in St. Louis

The following information is accurate as of an early-June press date.

May was an average month for restaurant closings in St. Louis and an anomaly for openings. Three closings is on par with last May, but there were only six true openings (vs. 26 last May), the smallest number since we began this tally back in 2008. (Not to fear, June looks to be an average month, with 20 anticipated openings.) Early last month, The Wood Shack sold its last Soulard Primer sandwich and in mid-month Dave & Tony’s closed its doors in Creve Coeur after a 13-year run. Dao Tien Bistro closed its downtown location late month; Dao Tien Express (728 S. New Florissant) remains open. On the sunny side of the street, the most significant opening was Napoli Bros. Pizza and Pasta in Chesterfield, home of the city’s only coal fired pizza oven. (It’s also the biggest pizza oven in town.) 



  • Smoke & Kettle: 5420 Old Collinsville, O’Fallon (inside KC Club & Event Center), May 22 (reopened) 
  • Napoli Bros. Pizza and Pasta: 17084 N. Outer 40, Suite 205, May 23
  • Lineage: 3015 Locust (inside Brennans Work & Leisure), May 26 (pop up dinner series)
  • Ichiro Ramen (Hunan Peking): 5638 Telegraph, May 29


  • Chaos Sushi Bar & Grill (Lexi’s): 126 E. Main, Belleville, June 6 
  • Good Time Kitchen: 3194 s. Grand (residency at Grand Spirits Bottle Co. until December 21), June 6
  • Vicia Wine Garden (Taquerita Morita): 4260 Forest Park, June 6
  • Florentin (Brew Tulum): 5090 Delmar, June 7
  • Smoke & Kettle: 3535 S. Route 159, Freeberg, Il (inside Catholic War Veterans), June 7 (second location)
  • Bud’s Pizza & Beer: 3805 S. Kingshighway, June 12
  • Flower Child (Saint Louis Bread Co.): 10336 Clayton, June 18 (first Missouri location)
  • Constantino’s (Feasting Fox): 4200 S. Grand, mid-June
  • Fielder’s Choice: 1 Cardinal Way, Unit A, mid-June
  • Silvie Dee’s: 8721 Big Bend, mid-June
  • Casa Mia Mexican Kitchen (Los 3 Compadres Mexican Restaurant): 1052 Wolfrum, Weldon Spring, late June (additional location)
  • Poke Munch (BLK MKT Eats): 9 S. Vandeventer, late June (additional location)
  • Cobblestone: 701 N. 1st, June
  • Costello’s Pizza and Subs: Tower Court Park, June
  • Black Salt: 11429 Olive, June (additional location)  
  • Crusoe’s Legacy (Keeton’s Double Play): 4944 Christy, June 
  • Pretzel Boy’s: 2699 Highway K, O’Fallon, Mo, June (additional location)
  • Sauci Pasta: 1990 1st Capitol, St. Charles, June
  • The Fountain On Delmar: 5232 Delmar, late June (additional location)
  • Steve’s Hot Dogs: 5232 Delmar, late June (additional location)
  • Taziki’s Mediterranean Café (Crazy Bowls & Wraps): 12704 Olive, June (first Missouri location)
  • The Station (concept from 4 Hands Brewing/Peacemaker Lobster & Crab): 150 W. Argonne, June
  • Dirty Dough Cookies: 14844 Manchester, early summer (first metro area location)
  • Sabroso Cocina Mexicana (Casa Maya): 2726 Sutton, early July (second location)
  • Alpha Brewing Company Distillery (ABCD): 5232 Delmar, mid-July
  • Porano (First Watch): 13323 Manchester, July
  • First Watch: 8001 Forsyth, early summer (additional location)
  • Rooster (Whitebox Eatery) 176 Carondelet Plaza, mid-summer (additional location)
  • 4 Hands Brewing/Peacemaker Lobster & Crab (Schlafly and Pasta House Co.): Lambert St. Louis International Airport T-2, summer
  • Burger 809: 801 Market (Terrace View at Citygarden), summer
  • Insomnia Cookies (Boardwalk Waffles): 1001 Russell, summer (additional location)
  • Mooyah Burgers, Fries & Shakes (Potbelly): 2027 State Highway K, O’Fallon, Missouri, summer (first Missouri location)
  • Nexus Cuisine & Craft Cocktails: 2700 Locust, summer
  • Nixta/Bar Limon: 5232 Delmar, summer
  • Shake Shack (CPK and Burger King): Lambert St. Louis International Airport T-2, summer (additional location)
  • Mission Taco Joint: 398 N. Euclid, summer (reopening) 
  • NASCAR Drafthouse: Lambert St. Louis International Airport T-2, summer
  • Oak Street Inn & Lounge: 5521 Oak, Cottleville, summer
  • Pavilion: 5201 Shaw (in the courtyard at Sado), summer
  • Ranoush: 386 N. Euclid, summer (reopening)
  • Uhuru Foods & Pies (Kay’s Kitchen): 3719 W. Florissant, summer
  • Expat BBQ: 3730 Foundry Way, mid-August
  • Narwhal’s Crafted: 17057 N. Outer 40, late August (additional location)
  • Bartolino’s: 1300 Big Bend, August (additional location)
  • Garden Variety Deli:  3131 Morganford, August
  • Mexican Barrel House (Houlihan’s): 1085 N. Mason, late summer
  • The Fattened Caf: 3405 S. Jefferson, late summer
  • The Yale Bar: 7120 Oakland, late summer
  • Lotawata Creek’s Chk’n Shack (Kitchen Chinese Restaurant): 14065 New Halls Ferry, late summer
  • The Fattened Caf: 3405 S. Jefferson, late summer
  • Elaia: 5162 Delmar, summer/fall
  • Olio (Delmar Lee’s Chop Suey): 5162 Delmar, summer/fall 
  • No Ordinary Rabbit (Nixta): 1621 Tower Grove, early September 
  • Lucy Quinn/Little Lucy (BEAST Butcher & Block): 4156 Manchester, September
  • Napoli Kirkwood: 416 N. Kirkwood, September
  • dohmo: 9538 Olive, early fall
  • Salt + Smoke (O’Charley’s): 4130 Rusty, early fall
  • Lafayette Local (Rue Lafayette): 2026 Lafayette, October
  • Cottle Village Farmstead + Distillery: 6470 Hwy. N., Cottleville, fall
  • Off Elm: 8709 Big Bend, fall


  • Three Kings Pub: From 6307 Delmar to 6315 Delmar (HopCat), July
  • Ukraft Cafe and Catering: to 701 Market, early July (expanding and rebranding as Ukraft Brunch Cafe at Kiener)

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