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801 Chophouse

The gold standard for modern-steakhouse dining in St. Louis, 801 Chophouse now boasts a sibling seafood restaurant, 801 Fish. Of course, 801 Chophouse itself has offered numerous seafood dishes since it opened in late 2013, but the choice then and now is steak: beautifully marbled, properly prepared rib-eyes, strips and filets. Excellence is expensive, of course: The Sunday $33 three-course prix-fixe dinner is the only way I know to enjoy an 801 Chophouse steak for less than $40. But if you’re on a budget, stop by during happy hour (4-6 p.m.), when individual lamb chops are $9 each.

Opened: 2013

Must order: 16-ounce rib-eye ($52)