Good seafood in the Midwest? Impossible, you say. But Oceano Bistro proves naysayers wrong, serving innovative seafood fare that’s fresh in every respect. The Missouri stream rainbow trout and Charleston soft shell blue crabs reflect executive chef Jon Lowe’s roots; this Kansas City native refined his upscale comfort food at The Charleston Grill (in South Carolina) before returning to his home state. His sides and sauces complement and amplify the flavors masterfully, especially the white truffle beurre fondue that accompanies the George’s Bank scallops. The main dining room—divided up by columns and graceful low arches—can get loud, especially as Clayton businessmen arrive for their power lunches. Ask for a table in the glass atrium, instead, a quieter and more romantic room for the many couples who choose Oceano as the best St. Louis restaurant for their date night.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Friday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Saturday from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Sunday from 10:00 AM to 09:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover
- Takeout Available: Yes
- Nearest Train: Metro Link Clayton Station