A romantic dinner by a roaring fire is best enjoyed in a restaurant, and not around the neighbor's emblazoned wicker man. Retain your amorous appetite at American Bounty Restaurant and Winebar, located about an hour from St. Louis in Washington. For $225, you will get a specially prepared meal for 10 people ($450 value) featuring three courses, each paired with a different glass of wine. Against the backdrop of the Missouri River, parties will savor a first course appetizer or salad depending on the season, followed by a choice of three entrees and a seasonal dessert, all specially prepared by the head chef. Each course is accompanied by a carefully selected glass of wine to enhance the delicate flavors of the dishes and encourage lively group discourse.
- The restaurant is now features both a formal space and casual area. In the formal area, modern art covers the exposed brick on the walls, making the restaurant not just an eating establishment, but an art gallery as well. – Karen Myers, Missourian
- If you have the time for a wonderful sit-down meal, American Bounty is the best that Washington has to offer. – Scott D., Insider Pages
Old Vine Riverfront Bistro
At Old Vine Riverfront Bistro, proprietor Brian Manhardt draws on more than 25 years of experience to shape a bold bistro menu of fresh seafood, steaks, artisanal salads and stone hearth-fired pizzas. Inventive dishes such as their crab cigars—blue crab meat rolled inside of egg roll wrappers, fried crispy, and served with roasted red pepper aioli—can be paired with local beers, cocktails, and fine wines. Their curated wines and tobacco are sold at an onsite shop.
Situated in a distinctive two-story building that dates back to 1858, Old Vine Riverfront Bistro contrasts an energetic ambiance—punctuated by free live music almost every Saturday evening—with historical décor, such as a stone walled atrium and an excavated cistern that’s been transformed into the restaurant’s wine cellar. On warm weather days, consider dining al fresco on the patio.
430 W Front St.
Washington, Missouri 63090Get Directions