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A tremendous brick structure occupying an entire city block, this once industrial warehouse has been transformed into an eating, living, and entertainment panacea in beautiful Lafayette Square. The food is only half the story, with traditional menu items like beef tenderloin, accompanied by eclectic alternatives like the Seafood Bouillabaisse and the Three Layer Terrine antipasto. On several nights of the week, SqWires features stellar local and national jazz, blues, and conversational bands. There's also an impressive banquet hall, suitable for weddings and large events. Some even live in the newly renovated lofts adjacent to the restaurant. The food and entertainment are upscale, but the staff and clientèle create an atmosphere that is all about comfort, having fun, and eating well.
This is basically a restaurant for chicken lovers, but there are a few other items on the menu. The kitchen makes a great picnic lunch, while the bar has a good selection of beer, wine and mixed drinks. You can also order a meal to take home. See their website for further details. While the both the decor and dress code are casual, a select group of businesses chooses this restaurant to cater their parties and meetings. The clientele ranges from business executives to families and college kids. Hodak's serves deliciously crispy fried chicken with cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans and America's number one dessert, apple pie.
Nod your head to great old blues music while partaking in some of the best service in St. Louis. Located a stone's throw away from Lafayette Park, these po' boy-makin' folks specialize in St. Louis, Memphis, Chicago, and New Orleans-style sandwiches on great fresh bread with soups, salads, and cookies. For beer-lovers, the selections hail from some of the best breweries in the country. If planning to dine at this quaint eatery during lunch, come early or late. Around noon, the place gets so busy that finding a seat is nearly impossible.
With its newly expanded menu and highly energized staff, Mississippi Mud House is a great place to stop while frolicking on Cherokee Antique Row. The coffee is amazing, and the chocolate chip cookies inspire a double take upon discovery that they are organic and vegan. It’s a neighborhood spot, and the staff knows most of the customers by first and last name. It’s peaceful and pleasant, especially on warm days; the back patio is a relaxing place to enjoy one of their many hot and cold beverages as well as breakfast and lunch items.
The City Diner has become a St. Louis institution for its great food, over the top decor and its convenient location in the hip South Grand neighborhood. The dining room has a consciously retro feel. The kitchen serves up all the diner standards as well as a surprising number of healthy and vegetarian options. Alcohol is available and the diner features patio seating in warmer months. A large and diverse late night crowd packs the dining room on weekends and an equal number of families and hipsters come in for breakfast every morning. If you are looking for great mashed potatoes or a spiked milkshake after a night on the town this is the place to be!