Continuing with our trip to St. Louis Missouri to visit family and friends... After a tough day of shopping and wandering around the area, it was time for lunch.
Laurie and I went with Bonnie and Bill and their son Kyle to try a restaurant in St. Louis that they been interested in but hadn’t been to before. This is the Quincy Street Bistro.
The building was built about 110 years ago. It was formerly a bar known as Jimmy’s Saloon. The upstairs was occupied by 4 separate apartments with bathrooms down the hall. That area is now all open seating for approximately 100 diners. This family operated business has been open since the spring of 2011.
This is the downstairs bar area of Quincy Bistro.
Our table was in the second floor dining area. As usual for us, we were dining in ‘off hours’ between normal meal times. Business picked up a bit while we were there, with a wedding party taking over the space behind the curtains on the left.
We had a corner table with a view of the Gravois Avenue and the neighborhood. This old area on the south side of St. Louis is quite densely populated.
We started out with a couple of appetizers for the table. This is the Butchers Board, the kitchen’s daily selections of hand crafted meats, cheeses, pickles, mustards and jams. ($12.00) It was a very nice way to start out our meal.
Our other appetizer were the Crispy Cheese Curds, cornmeal battered local cheese curds served with buttermilk dressing. ($8.00) Laurie loves cheese curds but me not so much. However, I did enjoy this version very much!
I ordered the Buttonwood Farms Fried Chicken. ($14.00) This entrée consisted of a boneless chicken breast and a thigh soaked in buttermilk, tossed in seasoned flour, country-fried and served with smashed potatoes and sawmill gravy. I chose coleslaw for my side… This was a very good meal!
Bill ordered the Country Fried Steak. ($12.00) This was hand-cut sirloin pounded until tender, then tossed in seasoned flour, country fried and served with smashed taters and sawmill gravy. He opted for the pickled beets on the side. It was another winner!
Laurie and Bonnie split the “A Mighty Fine Grilled Cheese”. ($9.00) This luscious creation consisted of Muenster and Gruyere cheeses, apple compote, local honey and thyme laced butter, all on toasted Italian bread. Laurie’s choice of sides was also the pickled beets. Both she and Bonnie were happy campers!
Kyle ordered the Pastrami Gone A-Rye. ($10.00) This beauty layered house smoked pastrami, bread and butter pickled cabbage, Gruyere cheese and Thousand Island dressing on toasted rye bread. Wow!
Of course, we should have stopped there but hey…we were on vacation! Laurie and I shared the Bread Pudding with Bourbon Glaze. ($7.00) It was excellent!
Another choice was the Key Lime Pie. ($8.00) It was so good it had been partly eaten by the time Laurie took the photo…
To summarize…Quincy Street Bistro has good food, an interesting setting and nice service. Our waiter was very helpful. The Bistro also has a nice selection of beers. This restaurant is located at 6931 Gravois Avenue in Saint Louis Missouri. Phone: 314-353-1588. The restaurant’s website can be found at http://www.quincystreetbistro.com/.
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Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
Take Care, Big Daddy Dave