There’s no doubt that Tony’s is St. Louis’ most revered restaurant. Since the Bommarito family opened this old-school dining landmark in downtown St. Louis in 1946, this upscale, formal Italian restaurant (jacket required) has racked up as many honors as it has bottles in its vast wine cellar (which itself is a perennial Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner). Devoted patrons (us included) rave about the veal dishes and the beef tenderloin with foie gras and port wine demiglaze, and they swoon over the highly attentive service from the tuxedo-clad wait staff. That said, the staff’s attitude can come across as arrogant rather than proud, and that you pay the steep tab for the restaurant’s past glories rather than any current ones.
- Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 05:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Friday to Saturday from 05:00 PM to 11:30 PM
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