Want to know a secret? Anyone from STL or Missouri, in general, may not like me anymore if I tell you, though.
I don’t like St. Louis style pizza.
“Wait. You don’t like Imo’s, Tracy?”
I know. I know. It’s a sin.
It’s like a cracker crust. I’d have to eat the whole pizza to feel like I’m not hungry anymore.
I’m from Carbondale, IL, where we have Quatros. “Call 549-5326, Quatro’s Deep Pan Pizza.” I totally just sang that. It’s so good.
My boyfriend’s from Missouri, not STL, but he can’t believe I don’t like Imo’s.
P.S. He’s also not a big fan of Quatro’s if you were wondering. He goes if I ask, but he doesn’t love it.
Anyway, St. Louis has some of the best food and restaurants in the midwest. While STL is famous for T-Ravs, gooey butter cake, provel cheese, and St. Louis style pizza, there is so much more to try. What better time to try some new places than during an STL date night?
Annie Guns, the Perfect STL Date Night Location
I’m pretty sure the month I moved to STL, I started hearing about Annie Guns, yet still I haven’t been. Located in Chesterfield, MO, it is one of the go to’s for several of my clients as well as a few of my friends.
Their motto is “Food and wines inspired by the richness of country life.” They also use local produce to support local farmers, which I love.
If you are planning a date night to Annie Guns, be sure to book a reservation! You can book online or use OpenTable.
Charlie Gittos is definitely my favorite STL date night Italian restaurant. I’m going to be honest, I think it’s because I love gnocchi, but their other dishes are great as well.
There are three location in STL- the Hill, Chesterfield, and at Hollywood Casino. Weekend and special occasion reservations are a must! You can use OpenTable to make your reservation here too.
Maybe… Brasserie by niche?
I’ve been to this restaurant once with a group of girls. It was really good and the feel of the restaurant is very intimate. Brasserie by Niche will make a great STL date night location! It’s located around Maryland Plaza in St. Louis.
Have you tried Eleven Eleven Mississippi?
Named after the street address, Eleven Eleven Mississippi serves award-winning Tuscan/Californian cuisine. Everything is made from scratch with fresh seasonal ingredients, most grown in the restaurant’s own commercial hydrophonic greenhouse.
Be sure to make a reservation for this great restaurant!
End the night with Bailey’s Chocolate Bar
After you have been to any of the restaurants previously mentioned, be sure to stop at Bailey’s Chocolate Bar for dessert and drinks! It’s a romantic quiet lounge that you both will enjoy, especially with any of the dessert options they have.
Tracy Lynn is a boudoir photographer for brides-to-be in the St. Louis area, and a mentor + coach for photographers looking to level up their businesses with better systems and processes.