The sixth annual edition of the STL 100 looks back on a thrilling decade for St. Louis dining. Chefs winning national recognition. The ongoing barbecue boom. The growth of food trucks and fast-casual dining. You will find all these developments and more represented in this list. You will also see the result of 2019’s stunning crop of debut restaurants, an influx that forced me to make the most difficult choices yet to form this list of St. Louis' 100 most essential restaurants. Here is the STL 100 for 2020.
Stone Soup Cottage
Olive + Oak
Sidney Street Café
Balkan Treat Box
Lona's Lil Eats
Beast Craft BBQ Co. and Beast Butcher & Block
Grace Meat + Three
Nippon Tei and Ramen Tei
Private Kitchen and Soup Dumplings STL
J. Devoti Trattoria
- The STL 100 is divided into the Top 25 and the Rest of the Best. There is no gap between No. 25 and whatever No. 26 would have been.
- Restaurants must have opened by Oct. 31, 2019, to be eligible for this edition.
- Pricing info is estimated per person based on dinner (when applicable).