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Broadway Oyster Bar
Price: Moderate
Seafood
4.7
(705)
The Broadway Oyster Bar is a locally owned and operated establishment and has been for over 35 years. The Oyster Bar is widely regarded as the premier New Orleans' style restaurant, bar and music venue in the Midwest. BOB, as it is affectionately known by its many fans and friends, is housed in a building that was built in the mid 1840's and is one of the oldest buildings still in daily use within the city of St. Louis. During its colorful history, our building has had many functions including a family home, a boarding house, a Chinese laundry, a record store and a bordello to name a few. These walls have heard and seen it all. Some people feel that the building is haunted by spirits who, occasionally late at night, play good hearted jokes on the staff such as doors suddenly opening or closing or lights going on or off as if by magic. Then again, it just could be because the building is over 170 years old. However, our historic building has just gone through a renovation so we now have two outdoor patios that are covered and heated during cold or rainy weather and an expanded kitchen to better serve you. Our food has won numerous awards and readers' polls for excellence and features some of the most sustainable seafood available such as fresh Gulf and Blue Point oysters, Louisiana crawfish and shrimp, Prince Edward Island mussels, scallops and crabs. Our Cajun and Creole dishes are our versions of many of the traditional Louisiana favorites. If you love New Orleans, you will feel right at home at BOB. BOB offers live music twice a day every night of the week except on Friday when we feature one act for the evening. We present the best local and national touring acts representing a variety of musical genres such as rock, reggae, bluegrass, blues, funk, R&B, roots, and jam, and weshowcase a wide variety of bands visiting from New Orleans. The live music is free up to 8 times per a week. However, for some of the more popular and well known acts, we do charge a cover which typically goes to the bands in order to keep attracting them to the BOB. Broadway Oyster Bar has been referred to by many as a staple of St. Louis and was recently honored by the St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Restaurant Association as the 2015 Restaurant of the Year. BOB is a great choice for a relaxing dinner, a celebratory party or an opportunity to dance to a great band. As well known food writer, the late Joe Pollack, once wrote, "There is, quite simply, nothing in St. Louis quite like the Broadway Oyster Bar". That line was written over 30 years ago, but it is as true today as it was then. Welcome to the Broadway Oyster Bar Family.

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  • OpenTable Dinervip
    Hawaii •20 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    Wonderful experience dining with friends to celebrate a birthday. The restaurant is beautifully designed and has a great location with amazing views of the city. Cocktails were excellent, as was the service at the bar. The menu offers plenty of variety without being overwhelming, and the food is everything expect, the Beef Wellington was worth the trip alone, and the scallops and pork belly were bursting with well balanced flavors and textures, all beautifully presented. Thanks to the staff for the birthday treat, it was very thoughtful, especially as they tailored it to the birthday girls favorites. Out sever was fantastic, she told us it was her first day waiting tables alone, if she hadn’t had mentioned it, we would never have known, she was great.
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    Ramsay's KitchenPrice: Expensive• American• St. Louis
    4.4
  • OpenTable Dinervip
    Memphis •6 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    We always love eating at Charlie Gitto’s on our annual SLT trip! The atmosphere is beautiful and we were lucky to have an outside table. The service is amazing and the dishes are large. We will be back again next year!
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    Charlie Gitto's 'On the Hill'Price: Expensive• Italian• The Hill
    4.8
  • BarbB
    St. Louis •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    Excellent presentation and Strip Steak perfectly grilled at on their Plat du jour menu. Our server, Tara was excellent, very professional and attentive. She knew it was my Birthday and gave me a scoop of ice cream that I had never heard. It was outstanding. My husband had a chocolate mousse for dessert that was the best he's ever had. Barb B.
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    Brasserie by NichePrice: Moderate• French• St. Louis
    4.8
  • WilliamK
    Philadelphia County •8 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 6 days ago
    Found this neighborhood bistro on Google Maps, just passing through town. Highly rated and with good reason. The mushroom/artichoke/onion/garlic polenta with steak was uniquely delicious. Great service. If ever back in StL I’ll go again.
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    4.6
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    St. Louis •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 6 days ago
    I love this restaurant! Great food! Creative drinks! Fun atmosphere.
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    4.6

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Downtown St. Louis is the hub of the city's tourism and entertainment sector. Since the 1980s, the area has been revitalized and offers a variety of restaurants that will appeal to all palettes. Thanks to an eastern border on the Mississippi River, the area is known for its outstanding seafood dishes. Diners interested in traditional American fare will find an abundance of choices including steakhouses, burgers, wood-fired pizza and much more. You can't possibly spend time here without trying St. Louis-style ribs. Downtown St. Louis offers an incredible array of diverse options: One block may feature a bistro specializing in cured olives and gourmet bread and cheese while the next block is lined with bars to enjoy fun cocktails and tapas.

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Child friendly restaurants in St. Louis include The London Tea Room, The Lemp Mansion and Olive + Oak

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