Food & Drink in University City

Up to 45% Off at Manhattan Express

Clayton

$29 $16

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From artichokes to feta, up to 20 ingredients choices vie to top a 16-inch pizza made with a whole-wheat, thin, or New York–style crust

50% Off Fresh Cafe Food at Choice Saint Louis

Clayton

$16 $8

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Chefs whip up breakfast, a selection of sandwiches, fancy salads, soups, pastries, smoothies, and pizzas using fresh and organic ingredients

Up to 53% Off Italian Food at Pasta Plus

Clayton

$15 $7

Casual eatery serves up heaping portions of pasta, Italian subs, salads, and hand-tossed pizzas

50% Off at Fizzy's Soda Fountain & Grill

Webster Groves

$10 $5

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Classic Americana is showcased in the burgers and hot dogs, classic floats and shakes, and nostalgic deocr

50% Off Gourmet Popcorn at POPtions! Popcorn

Ladue

$30 $15

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Freshly popped corn kernels in a variety of gourmet flavors ranging from traditional to mojito lime; special lids for the upcoming holidays

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Trattoria Branica

Saint Louis

$50 $25

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Amid wall sconces and modern chandeliers, seafood and veal swim in wine sauces alongside sauce-laden pastas and juicy, thick-cut steaks

50% Off at El Porton Mexican Restaurant

Woodson Terrace

$18 $9

Authentic Mexican dishes such as taquitos, carnitas, and tamales coupled with margaritas

Up to 63% Off Brunch

The Magic Chef Mansion

$200 $79

The third-annual Saint Andrew's Derby Brunch takes place on Sunday, May 4, at the Magic Chef Mansion

Up to 48% Off Dinner and Wine at The Tenderloin Room

Central West End

$100 $54

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Porterhouses and new york strip sirloins rubbed with special seasonings and served under elegant chandeliers

Christopher Titus – Up to 40% Off Standup Show

St. Louis Edison Theater

$28.50 $17

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Comedian shares brually honest stories of his unconventional life, joined onstage by podcast sidekick Rachel Bradley

50% Off at The Posh Nosh Deli

Clayton

$14 $7

Deli sandwiches ranging from classic pastrami to a veggie Reuben topped with homemade russian dressing

45% Off at Fortel’s Pizza Den

University City

$20 $11

Crispy, thin pizzas made from dough prepared fresh daily and topped with dozens of toppings and one of seven rich sauces

50% Off at Burger King

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

World-famous fast-food burger chain flame-broils made-to-order Whopper sandwiches along with fries and chicken sandwiches

Up to 60% Off Pub Food at Big Daddy's on the Landing

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Throw a bash or pub crawl with all-you-can-drink libations and appetizers; enjoy classic pub eats at two locations

Up to 57% Off Drinks at The Office

West End

$44 $22

Enjoy a night out with a group of friends or a date at a sleek nightclub and lounge with regggae nights, DJ sets, and other events

Up to 54% Off St. Louis Storytelling Show with Drinks

Morgan Street Brewery

$60 $30

Storyteller and tour guide regales audiences with tales of St. Louis while joined by a folk guitarist; includes drinks and a food discount

Up to 43% Off at Mile 277 Tap & Grill

Saint Louis

$55.54 $32

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Classic roadhouse food and cocktails served in a biker-themed bar featuring live music and events every night of the week

50% Off Italian Food at Cecil Whittaker's Pizzeria

St. Louis

$20 $10

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Pasta, sandwiches, and famous thin-crust pizzas, including Cecil's Deluxe, Cecil's Veggie, and Cecil's Meat Lover.

Half Off at Bella's Frozen Yogurt Cafe

Saint Louis

$10 $5

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The menu changes often, with frozen-yogurt flavors such as eggnog and candy-bar smash and toppings such as cookie dough and sprinkles

Up to 50% Off Mexican Food at El Paisano

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Mexican favorites, such as shrimp fajitas or steak poblano in zesty tequila sauce, served in a colorful dining room with weekly live music

Up to 51% Off Gourmet Pizza at Pizza World

Saint Louis

$36.57 $18

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Guests customize pizzas with choice of crust, variety of cheeses, and unique toppings such as classic pepperoni or sweet oranges

The Hub at Holiday Inn—Half Off Your Bill

St. Louis-South County Center

$20 $10

Casual, comfortable eatery welcomes everyone from families with young children to solo business travelers

Half Off at King Louie's Empire Deli & Pizza Company

Downtown St. Louis

$10 $5

Deli sandwiches made from Thumann's all-natural meats share menu space with New York–style pizzas, salads, and hot dogs

50% Off Russian Cuisine at Astoria Kabob House

Saint Louis

$40 $20

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Beef stroganoff, chicken Kiev, and traditional Russian stews are served to diners seated in carved wooden chairs

Up to 56% Off at The In Spot Dessert Bar and Lounge

Skinker DeBaliviere

$34 $15

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Southern-style snacks complemented by house wine in intimate, romantic lounge replete with leather furniture

Up to Half Off at New St. Louis Wok

Tower Grove South

$29.90 $14.95

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General tso’s chicken, beef and broccoli, and other Chinese classics available for dine-in or carryout

Up to 50% Off Beer Tastings at Alpha Brewing Company

Downtown St. Louis

$15 $7.50

Tasting flights and pints served inside the taproom of a microbrewery that serves a variety of ales

50% Off at Sekisui Sushi Bistro

Tower Grove South

$50 $25

Award-winning sushi combines the flavors of the southern US with the traditional flavors of Japan

Up to 53% Off Steak and Seafood at Soulard's Restaurant

Soulard

$15 $7

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Steak and seafood entrees such as shrimp and clams or Creole-spiced Atlantic salmon; options for lunch or dinner

Half Off at Smiles Coffeehouse

Lindenwood Park

$12 $6

Espresso drinks, iced coffee, smoothies, and lunch food such as salads and chicken focaccia sandwiches

Half Off Italian Food and Drinks at Ciao Restaurant Bar & Grill

Bevo

$30 $15

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Italian chef piles ingredients such as gyro meat, shrimp, and arugula onto pizzas; entrees range from grilled salmon to hearty lasagna

IHOP – Half Off Breakfast and Diner Food

St. Louis

$16 $8

National brand delivers pancakes, eggs, and bacon in varying combinations; lunch and dinner options include burgers, BLTs, and steak

Up to 52% Off Jamaican Food at De Palm Tree Restaurant

University City

$30 $15

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Akee and saltfish, curry goat, and oxtail stew represent Jamaican delicacies alongside beef patties, jerk chicken, and plantains

Up to Half Off Mediterranean-Style Dinner at Pan D'Olive

St. Louis

$30 $15

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Mediterranean and Californian flavors fuse into delicious suppers in the warm-yet-contemporary dining room

Half Off Local American Food at Water Street

Maplewood

$50 $25

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Local ingredients fill chicken pot pie and top flatbreads of the day; drinks poured in vintage barware

Bevo Mill – 52% Off Sunday Brunch

Bevo

$24.99 $12

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Brunch includes belgian waffles, eggs strata, a rotating carving station, buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy, and vegetarian pastas

50% Off Casual American Food at The Choice

Saint Louis

$30 $15

Comforting dishes such as blackened chicken fettuccine, stuffed burgers topped with shrimp-and-crab sauce, and stuffed potato skins

50% Off Modern French Dinner at Franco

Soulard

$40 $20

French cuisine crafted from local produce, cheese, and meat pairs with an extensive wine list

Half Off at Ernesto's Winebar

Benton Park

$30 $15

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Homage to Ernest Hemingway with subtly complex small plates, craft beers, and seafood sautéed in wine sauce

Up to 50% Off Café Food at Nora's

Clayton-Tamm

$15 $7.75

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Eatery specializes in fresh salads, soups, and creative sandwiches with meats that are smoked in-house; gluten-free and vegetarian options

Zpizza – 50% Off

St. Louis

$20 $10

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Pizzas can be made with organic and vegan ingredients on gluten-free crusts

50% Off Thai and Japanese Food at Ocha

St. Louis

$30 $15

Menu features pad thai and teriyaki dishes, alongside succulent rolls and fresh selections of tuna, salmon, and yellowtail nigiri

Up to 51% Off Cuban Fusion Tapas at Boogaloo

Maplewood

$20 $10

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Cuban food with a creole and Caribbean twist, such as New Orleans–style barbecue shrimp, crab empanadas, and blackened grouper sandwiches

47% Off at Kampai Sushi Bar

Multiple Locations

$30 $16

Chefs draw on recipes from Japanese and Korean cuisine to create inventive sushi and savory grilled meats

Lavell Crawford – Up to 33% Off Standup

Chaifetz Arena

$59.80 $40

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Five popular comics, including Breaking Bad's Lavell Crawford, stir up pre-Mother's Day laughs

Up to 50% Off One-Man Comedy

The Pageant

$60 $30

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

50% Off Barbecue Take-Out at Richard's Ribs

Saint Louis

$10 $5

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Hickory-smoked barbecue takes the form of ribs, chicken, brisket, and pork loin; the smoky flavor is enhanced by homemade barbecue sauce

52% Off at Sushi Bistro

Sushi Bistro

$25 $12

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Sushi includes peanut avodaco roll and Mango Manica roll with spicy lump crab and mango, and entrees such as chicken teriyaki and pork katsu

Half Off Burgers and Fries at The Concord Grill

Concord

$22 $11

Half-pound burgers pair with heaping helpings of sizzling fries

Up to 50% Off Luncheon Cuisine at Sisters Tea House

Fenton

$20 $10

A historic building welcomes visitors to enjoy elegant sandwiches, desserts, and 20 varieties of tea from around the globe

45% Off American Comfort Food at Cheeburger Cheeburger

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

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Amid 1950s decor, 100% all-natural Angus beef with choice of 30 toppings are paired with fries and 378,000 possible milkshake flavors

Half Off Dinner at John Mineo's Italian Restaurant

Saint Louis

$60 $30

Tuxedo-clad servers deliver housemade pastas, veal specialties, and fine wines inside a more than 40-year-old family-owned restaurant

Half Off at Sawmill BBQ

East Saint Louis

$20 $10

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Tasty beef, pork, and turkey barbecue smoked each day and slathered in housemade sauce, served amid decor of rustic roadside chophouse

50% Off Italian Food at Pirrone's Pizzeria

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Cooks craft each pizza to order, piling housemade italian sausage and custom toppings onto fresh dough

at 026 Pub and Biergarten

Fenton

$20 $10

Irish, German, and American dishes fill the pub's menu, along with domestic and imported beers

Up to 55% Off Mastermind Vodka-Distillery Tour

Granite City

$62.06 $28

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Groups tour the digs where distillers create small batches of American vodka from Midwestern grains

50% Off Sports Bar Cuisine at Field Box

Saint Charles

$15 $7.50

Guests build their own burger or nosh on kabobs and mini tacos in sports-themed restaurant

Half Off Bike Rental and Cafe Fare at Bike Stop Cafe

Bike Stop Cafe

$10 $5

Organic, vegetarian, and vegan fare with ingredients from patio vegetable garden or Jamis bike rental for nearby trail

Half Off Pizza and Beer at Misty Nights Bar & Grill

Saint Charles

$34 $17

Pizzas baked in a brick oven pair with domestic brews at a pub with free pool tables and karaoke Thursday–Saturday

Up to 50% Off Homestyle Food at Gallagher's Restaurant

Waterloo

$30.90 $16

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Fried-chicken dinners voted #1 by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch alongside burgers with candied bacon, smoke-cured pork chops, and seafood

50% Off at Jonny's Pizza & Pasta

Columbia

$20 $10

Eatery dishes out a variety of pizza and pasta, such as a buffalo chicken pizza and lasagna, as well as subs, salads, and apps like wings

48% Off a Cookie Cake from Great American Cookies

Chesterfield Mall

$24.99 $13

Chefs at the Entrepreneur magazine–lauded bakery craft cookie cakes from a generations-old recipe and decorate them by hand

Half Off Frozen Yogurt

Chesterfield

$10 $5

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Selection of more than 50 fro-yo flavors adorned with nearly 60 types of fruit, candy, and syrup toppings pairs with espresso drinks

Half Off Chinese at Mongolian BBQ Asian Buffet

Chesterfield

$20 $10

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Traditional Chinese fare in granite-topped buffet

Up to 51% Off at Pizzarelli's Pizza

Ellisville

$22 $11

Handmade pizza dough creates thin-crust, deep-dish, and New York–style pizzas with fresh sauces and toppings

50% Off Casual Italian Food at Jonny's Pizza and Pasta

Fairview Heights

$20 $10

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Pizzas slathered in sweet red, alfredo, or barbecue sauce join baked pasta, fresh salads & 12-inch subs

40% Off Hot Beverages

O Fallon

$10 $6

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Winery Experience at Chandler Hill Vineyards

Defiance

$120 $60

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Tour the winery, taste from the barrel, sip a reserve wine flight, and enjoy dinner, all overlooking rolling vineyards and a scenic lake

Half Off at Redbirds Sports Cafe

Saint Charles

$30 $15

Double beef "Theowich" burgers and "The Larry Bird" chicken sandwiches served against backdrop of HDTVS, 4 pool tables, and arcade

50% Off American and Mediterranean Food at Adam's Café

St. Peters

$20 $10

Classic American breakfasts, such as egg-and-cheese croissants, served alongside Mediterranean lunches, such as gyros and chicken shawarma

50% Off Italian Food at Cafe Palermo

Pacific

$30 $15

Husband-and-wife team cook timeless Italian pasta dishes and bake creamy cheesecakes in cozy café

Half Off at J.P's Sports Bar & Grill

Eureka

$20 $10

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Grilled-chicken sandwiches, pork wings, and thin-crust pizza at a low-key sports bar with pool tables and dartboards

Up to 50% Off Casual American Pub Fare at Bemo's

Cottleville

$30 $15

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Wide selection of appetizers, burgers, pastas, classic comfort foods, and a global wine list

Half Off at Cowboy Slim's Smokehouse & Saloon

Godfrey

$20 $10

Burgers and barbecue meals cooked in natural-wood smoker

DQ Grill & Chill – Frozen Treats or Three $10 Groupons

Lebanon

$20.90 $9

Blizzards with candy, smoothies with real fruit, Dilly Bars, ice-cream cakes, and more; burgers, fries, and cheese curds round out the menu

$8 for Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf

O Fallon

$8 $4

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Frozen yogurt with fewer than 2 grams of fat in flavors such as raspberry, blueberry, and choco mint; fruit and candy toppings

50% Off Pizza Meal from Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza

Plevna

$20 $10

Fresh pizzas such as the Cowboy with red sauce, pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms wait to be baked at home in customers’ ovens

Up to 58% Off Pizza Tasting at Edwardsville's Pizza Prowl

Woodland School

$40 $20

Friends and families sample cheesy slices from up to 10 different pizzeria's from around the neighborhood

55% Off at Boardwalk Pizza

Ballwin

$33.10 $15

Eatery offers pizza with hand-tossed dough and housemade sauce and cuisine such as wings, chicken fingers, and meatball subs

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The bright-red door outside Three Kings Public House acts as a beacon, summoning guests into the tavern—which was named the Best New Bar in 2011 by the Riverfront Times—for a brew and a bite. Once past the vibrant port, though, diners enter an old-school world dominated by brick and wood decor. Though this aesthetic choice gives the Delmar Loop bar a time-honored vibe, the menu reveals that the kitchen’s vision is focused firmly on the here and now. In fact, to keep their dishes as fresh as possible, chefs use only locally sourced ingredients from nearby Missouri and Illinois farms including Twin County, Heil, and Thies Farms. This conscientious culinary choice adds to the bar's effort to keep its carbon footprint smaller, but it also ensures that each handcrafted pub-style entree—from third-pound burgers to traditional fish 'n' chips and barbecue pulled-pork sliders—arrives at tables bursting with flavor. Chefs also toss out a culinary curveball in the form of their not-so-traditional bar eats, including a soy-protein burger and a filet mignon cut into the shape of each diner’s silhouette.

To further enliven Three Kings' eats, meals can be accompanied by a fresh cocktail or any of the "20 craft and locally brewed beers on tap" mentioned by the Riverfront Times. During the warmer months, diners are invited to recline on the outdoor patio; no matter the season, Tuesday and Wednesday nights are dedicated to live musical acts performing on the bar’s built-in stage.

6307 Delmar Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Chef Matthew Galati began his kitchen conquests early, passing after-school minutes preparing meals for his family and apprenticing in the kitchen at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. These culinary instincts led him north, where he studied at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Program at Brown College in Minnesota. After graduation, Matt returned to his native St. Louis, where he cut his teeth as an upscale restaurateur and caterer before landing at Rhine Haus.

Now, Matt spends his days crafting comforting pub fare that blends German and American culinary traditions with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Hosting pork and ground beef in equal measure, the Frickadellen burger typifies Germany’s carnivorous cravings alongside Bavarian bratwurst and gravy-smothered sauerbraten. A Sunday brunch service complete with bloody mary bar rolled out in March. German ales from Paulaner and Spaten slosh in 1- and 2-liter mugs as live music fills the air on Saturday nights. Televised sports spill from 23 flat-screen TVs in a sprawling interior that hosts shuffleboard, darts, and a projection screen, which broadcasts homemade Die Hard sequels where the Germans finally win.

255 Union Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Though the Midwest isn’t the most obvious locale for modern latin fusion cuisine, Flaco’s Cocina—from patio to downstairs lounge—proves that dishes can still taste authentic in the middle of the country. Everything about the restaurant exudes a latin ambiance, from the giant fish mosaics, painted beach scenes and live music of El Paraiso Lounge to the bright blue walls and red chairs that play calypso music each time a diner stands up. Amid the vibrant dining room, downstairs lounge, and airy patio, guests dig into fajitas, tacos, and quesadillas that teem with seafood, spices, and citrus touches. To complement the spicy eats, margaritas douse tongues with a choice of handpicked tequilas—such as Don Julio Silver, Patron Silver, and Cabo Wabo—which guests can also enjoy at the full bar in the newly opened downstairs El Paraiso Lounge. Sleek hardwood floors run throughout, supporting a stage that plays home to an eclectic lineup of live music. The downstairs area also hosts special events, private parties, holiday celebrations, and salsa lessons on its spacious dance floor. Live music and DJs are an extra fee.

8400 Delmar Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Memorialized in paint, ancient Greeks dressed in flowing togas dance beneath the arches on the walls at Momos Ouzaria Taverna. At adjacent tables and pillow-lined booths, dining companions share small plates of Greek cuisine, such as the pan-seared bay scallops in tomato-garlic basil white wine sauce. Other small plates include traditional lamb gyros with feta and tzatziki sauce and grilled shish kababs. The focal point of the main dining area is a flickering fireplace bearing a tile mosaic of a satyr peaking from behind a tree, impatiently waiting for a beautiful sunbathing woman to dive into the river so that he can steal her bowl of hummus. Nearby, bartenders serve drafts and bottles of domestic, imported, and craft brews; mix shakers filled with signature martinis; and decant glasses of ouzo, the traditional Greek liqueur known for its herbal and anise flavors.

630 N and S Rd.
Saint Louis,
MO
US

New to the Loop, Ginger Bistro fuses French and North American culinary touches with time-tested recipes from China, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, and the Pan-Pacific region to create a harmonious global summit of flavors. The menu boasts a variety of dishes prepared from fresh ingredients, each presented with a careful artist's touch and collapsible easel. Tasters run the gamut from the Philly cheese steak rolls ($4.95) to house specials such as Korean bulgoki beef ($12.95), banh mi sandwiches ($4.95), peppercorn bean curd ($6.95), curry fried rice ($6.95), and a selection of sushi ($4.50–$9.95). A $4.95 lunch menu is available between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., which sidekicks heroic dishes such as pineapple chicken fried rice and Mandarin pork with the delicious comic relief of the soup of the day.

6665 Delmar Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US

On weekends between 10:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., a cart laden with plated dim sum rolls through Lu Lu Seafood, delivering handcrafted treats such as pork shu mai or spare ribs in black bean sauce. Patrons can also dine on regional Chinese seafood such as live lobsters with ginger and scallions or hot pots simmering with fresh scallops, washing it all back with cocktails, smoothies, and milk tea laden with pearls of tapioca. The opulent crimson-and-gold eatery also houses private karaoke rooms with bottle service where guests can sing in English, Chinese, or Korean.

8224 Olive Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US