Missouri-St. Louis

4.6 / 5 2 / 5

May 11, 2018

Located in St. Louis’ hip Central West End, Brasserie is home to tantalizing French fare and expertly crafted cocktails full of European flavor.

The brainchild of one of St. Louis’ most acclaimed chefs, Brasserie presents casual, approachable and, most importantly, delicious French-inspired food and cocktails in the city’s hip Central West End. Bordering the leafy Forest Park and adjacent to universities and spaces dedicated to the arts, the Central West End has long been a cosmopolitan center in St. Louis. Home to many restaurants and bars that remind many of Manhattan more than Missouri, Brasserie took over the space vacated by a legendary French restaurant, putting its own twist on things in the process. The food menu is not only stuffed with French brasserie staples like onion soup, mussels, escargot, and savory steak, but also full of fun touches like Trout Grenobloise and celery root soup. The cocktails and wine follow suit, and have made Brasserie one of the best places to hang out in the neighborhood, long after the dinner tables have cleared. Paramount on the continental-inspired cocktail card are the Reve de Provence – made with premium British vodka, lemon-lavender honey, ginger liqueur, all topped with bubbly champagne – and the Haut et Bas – French amaro, sweet vermouth, local small batch coffee, lemon, sugar, frothy egg white, and chocolate bitters. In addition to the cocktails, Brasserie is home to wines from all over France, from the Loire Valley to the Alsace, and a fine selection of craft beer.