It's always inadvisable to bite the hand that feeds you, especially since it's usually your own hand and the food is on the fork part anyway. Sink your teeth into this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $15 for $30 worth of upscale American lunch and drinks
- $25 for $50 worth of upscale American dinner and drinks for two
- $49 for $100 worth of upscale American dinner and drinks for four
- $69 for $150 worth of upscale American dinner and drinks for six
Elegant meals begin at lunch with spinach salads topped with smoked salmon, mushrooms, and bacon ($13), flatbreads with herb-lemon chicken, feta, and artichokes ($11), and plates of farfalle pasta with roasted shrimp, tomatoes, scallions, and garlicky cream sauce ($15). View the dinner menu’s many pasta, seafood, and steak options.
Copia Restaurant & Wine Garden
The modern flourishes on Copia's menu are grounded in the kind of American culinary tradition that chef Dave Rook knows best: raised in a family that ran a drive-in burgers-and-root-beer stand in Alton, Illinois, an appreciation for the comfortable side of dining runs in his blood. Globally inspired dashes of red chilies and champagne-goat-cheese cream take off from Midwestern classics, such as slow-roasted rotisserie chicken, house-smoked trout, and pork-rib chops.
Aided by a wine market whose bottles pour into the dining room at retail price, the downtown eatery aims to shuttle city dwellers directly into wine country with 18,000 square feet of exposed brick walls, wood-beam ceilings, and white tablecloths. Elsewhere within the rambling complex, natural light pours into an atrium garden, a glass waterfall neatly partitions off the bar to prevent diners from impulsively ordering every dish and drink they see, and stainless-steel vats age several of Copia's own wines. Much missed after a fire shuttered its initial incarnation, Copia was roundly welcomed back onto the St. Louis scene in 2010: among other praise, St. Louis Magazine called its calamari "as crispy-crunchy delectable as any seafood you’ll find in a New England clam shack" and its smoked ribs "the best upscale version of barbecue in the area."