Before becoming raisins, olives are supple fruits that lead full lives as drink accessories and decorative finger-toppers. Pay homage to this charismatic garnish with a trip to 400 Olive. For $30, today's deal gets you $75 worth of grilled entrees, American cuisine, and wine at this upscale eatery located in the Hilton St. Louis Downtown. 400 Olive was voted one of St. Louis's most romantic spots by AOL's City's Best.
Plush banquettes, dramatic chandeliers, and rich tones give the expansive restaurant a sophisticated and studious feel. Accompany the refined surroundings with a comforting starter such as Gruyere- and provolone-laced Amber Bock onion soup; light, veggie-packed tortilla soup; and creamy roasted-corn and crab chowder ($6 each). Dive into dinner with a selection from the urban grill such as tuna ($21), Kansas City strip ($29), and pork rib chops ($20), among others. Pasta dishes include the grilled eggplant lasagna ($17) and grilled chicken pasta dotted with kalamata olives, roasted tomatoes, baby spinach, and borretane onions ($17).
Midday fare features burgers, meat-centric sandwiches, and leafier eats. For those who could never choose a favorite child, color, or Beanie Baby, there is an option to pick two ($9) from a list of soups, salads, and sandwiches (add $2). Pair any meal with a selection from the modestly priced and extensive wine list that includes selections by the glass and bottle. Drivers who must resist the allure of grown-up grape juice can indulge in the ample free parking instead.
The Current says dining at 400 Olive is worth traveling for:
- While many St. Louis natives are not usually fans of dining downtown, there are many good things about the restaurant 400 Olive, located at that address in the downtown Hilton hotel. 400 Olive is a fantastic dining experience, indulging both the eyes and the palate. The beauty of its décor and the deliciousness of its food make it worth the trek… Upon entering the restaurant, one cannot help but be completely amazed. The beauty of the restaurant will take anyone's breath away. – Stephanie Soleta
- Although, I've heard many good things about this place, I decided to try it after seeing it here in the Best Romantic section. My husband and I both loved the food, and friendly staff. I would highly recommend! – karjeep, AOL Yellow Pages
- The food is above average, and there is a lot of interesting items to choose from. I chose the macadamia salmon and loved it. The decor is nice and the place just seems huge with the high ceilings. – Jennifer B., Yelp
From its lobby-level outpost in the majestic Hilton St. Louis Downtown at the Arch, 400 Olive serves executive chef Michael Smith's renditions of American and Italian favorites made with locally sourced ingredients. Smith's background growing up on a small-town farm is what informs much of the food he serves—and instilled in him a preference for farm-to-table local ingredients. His other great influence is the time he spent spent studying Italian gastronomy at the Culinary Institute of Florence, which surfaces in the menu's pastas, bruschetta, and eggplant parmigiana. But local favorites don't get short shrift either: St. Louis–style smokehouse ribs give diners an upscale taste of one of the city's most famous dishes. Beyond the menu, the dining room's Greek revival columns and extra-high ceilings ooze elegance and call back to an earlier time when the building—built in 1889—housed a bank.
Downtown St. Louis
400 Olive St.
St. Louis, Missouri 63102Get Directions