Sidney Street Cafe

★★★★★
  • 2000 Sidney St

    St Louis, MO 63104

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  • 314-771-5777

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Mon Closed, Tue-Thu 5pm-9pm, Fri 5pm-10:30pm, Sat 5pm-10:30pm, Sun Closed

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Delicious food, just loved their Wasabi Steak...yum yum yum. Great service, wonderful warm atmosphere. And their wine offering was always great. Highly recommend!

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Delicious food, just loved their Wasabi Steak...yum yum yum. Great service, wonderful warm atmosphere. And their wine offering was always great. Highly recommend!

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My husband and I read this was to be one of the most romantic restaraunts in St. Louis, I did not find it romantic. However, the excellent service made up for it! We decided to have a cocktail at the bar before dinner and were treated like we didn't belong by the bartender. She talked down to us with the few words she did share. Fortunately, our server Suzanne (city search isn't letting me use her shortened name) made up for the horrible first impression. She had outstanding knowledge of the menu and treated us like we were regulars. She made an excellent reccommendation for the lobster turnovers! The Tuscan Sea Bass was outstanding as well! I would reccommend this restaraunt, but not if you're looking for an after dinner drink at the bar and the lack of personality behind it.

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★★★★☆

My husband and I read this was to be one of the most romantic restaraunts in St. Louis, I did not find it romantic. However, the excellent service made up for it! We decided to have a cocktail at the bar before dinner and were treated like we didn't belong by the bartender. She talked down to us with the few words she did share. Fortunately, our server Suzanne (city search isn't letting me use her shortened name) made up for the horrible first impression. She had outstanding knowledge of the menu and treated us like we were regulars. She made an excellent reccommendation for the lobster turnovers! The Tuscan Sea Bass was outstanding as well! I would reccommend this restaraunt, but not if you're looking for an after dinner drink at the bar and the lack of personality behind it.

Pros: Interesting menu options! Great service

Cons: Bad first impression

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When I saw the menu, the wine list and the professional and attentive staff. The food was VERY good. I had all appetizers for dinner -- soup and southern rolls and veal ravioli. They were imaginative and tasty. The wine was scrumptious. It was a well-thought-out Oregon Pinor Noir that really complemented the food nicely.

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★★★★★

When I saw the menu, the wine list and the professional and attentive staff. The food was VERY good. I had all appetizers for dinner -- soup and southern rolls and veal ravioli. They were imaginative and tasty. The wine was scrumptious. It was a well-thought-out Oregon Pinor Noir that really complemented the food nicely.

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Excellent food. First class service. Friendly service. NOT romantic. I went to this restaurant ONLY because it was billed as romantic. Not so. Not in any manner. No way. I have no idea who thinks that a table with a candle that was so smoky it had to be blown out immediatly, harsh lighting and no private tables could be considered romantic but I'm not one of them. If you are looking for exceptional food and great service and don't mind pricey, this is your place. If you are looking for romantic, keep on looking.

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★★★★☆

Excellent food. First class service. Friendly service. NOT romantic. I went to this restaurant ONLY because it was billed as romantic. Not so. Not in any manner. No way. I have no idea who thinks that a table with a candle that was so smoky it had to be blown out immediatly, harsh lighting and no private tables could be considered romantic but I'm not one of them. If you are looking for exceptional food and great service and don't mind pricey, this is your place. If you are looking for romantic, keep on looking.

Pros: Food

Cons: NOT romantic

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Being a newbie to st.louis and not food lol. I needed a great place to entertain. a girlfriend mentioned this site so i checked it out and sidney street looked like the best place to entertain my client before closing.with all the great reviews how could they be wrong. WELL LET ME TELL YOU ! seabass overcooked, steak overcooked and what langostino was there may or may not have been you know !?server was great and can not be held resposible.and although mistakes happen its sad it had to be me at the time. after talking to my friend she convinced me to give it another shot and it was amazing!! she was right my bass, moist and delicious the reviews were right after all. My client and I returned only to be dissapointed yet again sorry sidney street but I won't be wasting my time or money on such inconsistant nonsense.

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★★☆☆☆

Being a newbie to st.louis and not food lol. I needed a great place to entertain. a girlfriend mentioned this site so i checked it out and sidney street looked like the best place to entertain my client before closing.with all the great reviews how could they be wrong. WELL LET ME TELL YOU ! seabass overcooked, steak overcooked and what langostino was there may or may not have been you know !?server was great and can not be held resposible.and although mistakes happen its sad it had to be me at the time. after talking to my friend she convinced me to give it another shot and it was amazing!! she was right my bass, moist and delicious the reviews were right after all. My client and I returned only to be dissapointed yet again sorry sidney street but I won't be wasting my time or money on such inconsistant nonsense.

Pros: service

Cons: inconsistant

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This is the place to go if you want great service and excellent cuisine. We were surprised by the small size of the restaurant, and would definitely recommend reservations - especially on the weekend or for a group. The menu is imaginative and mouthwatering, the wait staff pleasant and engaging...as well as knowledgeable on pairing food with wines, etc. The hot from the oven beignets were an absolute dream, a MUST for any traveler or seasoned St Louisan alike. You will crave the food again and again...we talked about it all the way home!!\r
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Romantic atmosphere, great for a date. The only drawback is having to pick your dinner from a chalkboard at your table, and remembering the description of each one. But the wait staff is always happy to repeat, from our experience. You will LOVE and always remember your trip here. Try the shrimp appetizer as well....you will not be disappointed!

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★★★★★

This is the place to go if you want great service and excellent cuisine. We were surprised by the small size of the restaurant, and would definitely recommend reservations - especially on the weekend or for a group. The menu is imaginative and mouthwatering, the wait staff pleasant and engaging...as well as knowledgeable on pairing food with wines, etc. The hot from the oven beignets were an absolute dream, a MUST for any traveler or seasoned St Louisan alike. You will crave the food again and again...we talked about it all the way home!!\r
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Romantic atmosphere, great for a date. The only drawback is having to pick your dinner from a chalkboard at your table, and remembering the description of each one. But the wait staff is always happy to repeat, from our experience. You will LOVE and always remember your trip here. Try the shrimp appetizer as well....you will not be disappointed!

Pros: GREAT Ambience, melt in your mouth beignets, imcredible shrimp, impecable wait staff!

Cons: Ordering from the mini-chalkboard and perhaps forgetting the waiter's descriptions

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My husband took me here for my birthday last night. The service was excellent, as well as the food. I had the sea bass. You must try it. It's the best I've ever had! My husbad had a filet stuffed with langastino's. It was wonderful. From appetizer to dessert, you won't be dissapointed!

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★★★★★

My husband took me here for my birthday last night. The service was excellent, as well as the food. I had the sea bass. You must try it. It's the best I've ever had! My husbad had a filet stuffed with langastino's. It was wonderful. From appetizer to dessert, you won't be dissapointed!

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

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My sister-in-law introduced me to the wonderful food found at Sidney Street Cafe. Even though I live in California I try to make one visit there every time I am in St. Louis. When folks ask me what my favorite restaurant is I tell them it is located in another state. Then I show them the website and my mouth starts to water. Never dissapointed.

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★★★★★

My sister-in-law introduced me to the wonderful food found at Sidney Street Cafe. Even though I live in California I try to make one visit there every time I am in St. Louis. When folks ask me what my favorite restaurant is I tell them it is located in another state. Then I show them the website and my mouth starts to water. Never dissapointed.

Cons: For me, its because they don't have on in California

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I really do mean that. You may find restaurants with better entrees on a given night, a more extensive menu, a wonderful patio for a summer evening, etc. But, you won't find a more consistently excellent restaurant in St. Louis. Other restaurants vary visit to visit, but Sidney Street never disappoints. It's elegant, unpretentious, romantic, cozy, and both the food and the service are second-to none. Better still, it doesn't carry the pricetag of a Tony's or An American Place.\r
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The only thing that could make this place better is if it were open on Sunday and Monday! So for a special occasion, or just because it's Wednesday and you want to celebrate making it halfway through a terrible week--go to Sidney Street Cafe. You won't be disappointed.

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★★★★★

I really do mean that. You may find restaurants with better entrees on a given night, a more extensive menu, a wonderful patio for a summer evening, etc. But, you won't find a more consistently excellent restaurant in St. Louis. Other restaurants vary visit to visit, but Sidney Street never disappoints. It's elegant, unpretentious, romantic, cozy, and both the food and the service are second-to none. Better still, it doesn't carry the pricetag of a Tony's or An American Place.\r
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The only thing that could make this place better is if it were open on Sunday and Monday! So for a special occasion, or just because it's Wednesday and you want to celebrate making it halfway through a terrible week--go to Sidney Street Cafe. You won't be disappointed.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Parking, perhaps?

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My family has been going to Sidney Street for the past 18 years and generally have had the same waiter (by request) during the entire time. All special occasions have been spent here. It is without a doubt the best of the best in the area. My daughters are now married and spend their anniversaries here. Warm, romantic atmosphere, with delicious food and ecellent service. Their escargot can't be beat!!! Great place to bring out of town company...a plade they will remember and return to on their next trip to STL.

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★★★★★

My family has been going to Sidney Street for the past 18 years and generally have had the same waiter (by request) during the entire time. All special occasions have been spent here. It is without a doubt the best of the best in the area. My daughters are now married and spend their anniversaries here. Warm, romantic atmosphere, with delicious food and ecellent service. Their escargot can't be beat!!! Great place to bring out of town company...a plade they will remember and return to on their next trip to STL.

Pros: Great Food, Excellent Service, Ambience

Cons: Parking limited

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I have now been to this restaurant two times - both of which were fully enjoyable. Everything I've tried (and the company I was with) has been delicious. The serving sizes are extremely delicious. The wait staff provides excellent recommendations and seems knowledgeable. Great wine selections. Option for an individual appetizer sampler (mostly seafood, but if you ask you can get a non-seafood option instead). Many choices for your meal - it's hard for me to decide because everything sounds so good. Great presentation of the food. I think this restaurant is worth the wait (will need to make reservations) and the price. I will continue to go back again and again. Only negative - it was extremely cold in the restaurant when I was there.

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★★★★★

I have now been to this restaurant two times - both of which were fully enjoyable. Everything I've tried (and the company I was with) has been delicious. The serving sizes are extremely delicious. The wait staff provides excellent recommendations and seems knowledgeable. Great wine selections. Option for an individual appetizer sampler (mostly seafood, but if you ask you can get a non-seafood option instead). Many choices for your meal - it's hard for me to decide because everything sounds so good. Great presentation of the food. I think this restaurant is worth the wait (will need to make reservations) and the price. I will continue to go back again and again. Only negative - it was extremely cold in the restaurant when I was there.

Pros: selection, service, quality

Cons: reservation wait

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This is the place! Sure it's a bit pricey, but between the wonderful service and the best food I've experienced in St. Louis - still a bargain. The server was not only knowledgeable about the menu - but had a great sense of humor and really added to the experience. All the entrees tried were exquisite and the desserts were even better.

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★★★★★

This is the place! Sure it's a bit pricey, but between the wonderful service and the best food I've experienced in St. Louis - still a bargain. The server was not only knowledgeable about the menu - but had a great sense of humor and really added to the experience. All the entrees tried were exquisite and the desserts were even better.

Pros: great service, amazing food

Cons: , decor is a bit sedate, crowd lacks diversity

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This is my favorite restaurant in St. Louis. The service is excellent, the food delicious, and the atmosphere romantic. I been going to Sidney Street for well over 12 years and have had a great experience every time.

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★★★★★

This is my favorite restaurant in St. Louis. The service is excellent, the food delicious, and the atmosphere romantic. I been going to Sidney Street for well over 12 years and have had a great experience every time.

Pros: service, food, atmosphere

Cons: reservations required

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The menu selection, food quality, service and ambiance combine to make this the best dining experience in St. Louis. The consistency of quality is unbelievable.

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★★★★★

The menu selection, food quality, service and ambiance combine to make this the best dining experience in St. Louis. The consistency of quality is unbelievable.

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One of the best restaurants in St. Louis. Every time I have dined here the evening has been perfect. A great combination of food, service and atmosphere.

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★★★★★

One of the best restaurants in St. Louis. Every time I have dined here the evening has been perfect. A great combination of food, service and atmosphere.

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The wife and my favorite place for special occasion. The atmosphere and ambience are incredible. You see all types of people from all walks of life. Folks in tuxedos to cutoffs (not necessarily recommended) as it's a nice place to eat. Pricey but by comparison not bad for what you get. Very interesting menu with everchanging items but they will bring back the favs if you ask.

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★★★★★

The wife and my favorite place for special occasion. The atmosphere and ambience are incredible. You see all types of people from all walks of life. Folks in tuxedos to cutoffs (not necessarily recommended) as it's a nice place to eat. Pricey but by comparison not bad for what you get. Very interesting menu with everchanging items but they will bring back the favs if you ask.

Pros: excellent chef, the bread, fun place

Cons: prices, wine list

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a true st. louis experience. dark, wooded, excellent food. the restaurant is kind of hard to find and is deep in the city.

2
★★★★★

a true st. louis experience. dark, wooded, excellent food. the restaurant is kind of hard to find and is deep in the city.

Pros: ambiance, food, service

Cons: location

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My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary, as we do every year, at Sidney Street Cafe. There is not a more romantic place to dine in this city. The setting and ambiance are beautiful and inviting--cozy tables, dark and candle-lit, with hardwood floors and brick walls. The food is more amazing, every time you visit. The chalkboard menu is intriguing and the waitstaff is as professional and accomodating as they come. What a wonderful, inviting, comfortable, sensual place to be romantic. We visit the cozy bar for an after dinner cocktail and some dessert--anticipating what will come later!! Absoultely, perfectly romantic!

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★★★★★

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary, as we do every year, at Sidney Street Cafe. There is not a more romantic place to dine in this city. The setting and ambiance are beautiful and inviting--cozy tables, dark and candle-lit, with hardwood floors and brick walls. The food is more amazing, every time you visit. The chalkboard menu is intriguing and the waitstaff is as professional and accomodating as they come. What a wonderful, inviting, comfortable, sensual place to be romantic. We visit the cozy bar for an after dinner cocktail and some dessert--anticipating what will come later!! Absoultely, perfectly romantic!

Pros: Food!!, Atmosphere/Ambiance, Service

Cons: Reservations!!, Can't be spontaneous,, and just drop in

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As a St. Louis native and resident of Benton Park (I live a block away from Sidney Street) I can assure you Sidney Street ranks at the top of St. Louis restaurants. The top. I've been there probably 50 times and have never had a bad experience. As a matter of fact, every experience has been flawless. Because the establishment treats their wait staff almost like family, the service is impeccable and friendly.

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★★★★★

As a St. Louis native and resident of Benton Park (I live a block away from Sidney Street) I can assure you Sidney Street ranks at the top of St. Louis restaurants. The top. I've been there probably 50 times and have never had a bad experience. As a matter of fact, every experience has been flawless. Because the establishment treats their wait staff almost like family, the service is impeccable and friendly.

Pros: menu, taste

Cons: bad parking, reservations

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Immediately upon entering Sidney Street Cafe, you are transformed back to a time where restaurants were for lovers. The ambiance, atmosphere, staff and food are sensually enticing to the mind, body and soul. The staff is fabulous in their knowledge (without notes) of the menu, and the descriptions of the choices tantalize the tongue through the mind. The setting is dark and romantic; the air electrified with promises of ""what comes later."" This is a great date place.

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★★★★★

Immediately upon entering Sidney Street Cafe, you are transformed back to a time where restaurants were for lovers. The ambiance, atmosphere, staff and food are sensually enticing to the mind, body and soul. The staff is fabulous in their knowledge (without notes) of the menu, and the descriptions of the choices tantalize the tongue through the mind. The setting is dark and romantic; the air electrified with promises of ""what comes later."" This is a great date place.

Pros: great food, great service, romantic

Cons: parking

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For the past number of years I have went to the Melting Pot for mine and my husband's anniversary but this year decided to switch it up a bit. We were swayed by city search's 2001 restaurant poll. Sidney Street got #1 for most romantic while Melting Pot got #2. We had to see who could beat out the Melting Pot's romantic atmosphere. We were not impressed. Do not let me mislead you the food and service were phenomenal but we were sat in the middle of a crowed, noisy, completely open room. The only bit of romance that I noticed was the candle on the table. The server had to raise her voice just so we could hear her as did me and my husband. We will go back but just for dinner not for any romantic occasions.

2
★★★★☆

For the past number of years I have went to the Melting Pot for mine and my husband's anniversary but this year decided to switch it up a bit. We were swayed by city search's 2001 restaurant poll. Sidney Street got #1 for most romantic while Melting Pot got #2. We had to see who could beat out the Melting Pot's romantic atmosphere. We were not impressed. Do not let me mislead you the food and service were phenomenal but we were sat in the middle of a crowed, noisy, completely open room. The only bit of romance that I noticed was the candle on the table. The server had to raise her voice just so we could hear her as did me and my husband. We will go back but just for dinner not for any romantic occasions.

Pros: food

Cons: not romantic

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The food, atmosphere, and service are all excellent, as good as they come. Best in St. Louis

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★★★★★

The food, atmosphere, and service are all excellent, as good as they come. Best in St. Louis

 

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