Last month, St. Louis’ Southwest Garden neighborhood welcomed 58hundred, which features new American cuisine for both meat-centric and plant-based diets and comes from the team behind butcher shop-meets-restaurant The Block.
The opening of the casual eatery follows the closure of The Block’s location in St. Louis’ Central West End (with the original in Webster Groves unchanged). Marc and Amy Del Pietro and Brian and Lea Doherty are helming 58hundred.
The new eatery – which serves dinner from Monday through Saturday, with lunch supposedly coming soon – fills a space previously occupied by Lou C’s Bar & Grill. It seats roughly 85 guests in the dining areas. Renovations to the space included opening it up with lighter colors and a midcentury-modern aesthetic, featuring a white-quartz bar top, geometric light fixtures and a live-edge table from Dow, Illinois’ David Stine Furniture.
Marc Del Pietro and Brian Doherty collaborated on the menu, which features a selection of starters, salads, sides, sandwiches and entrées. The chefs source their ingredients from such area vendors as New Douglas, Illinois’ Rensing’s Pork and Beef, De Soto’s Such and Such Farm and Benton, Illinois’ Double Star Farms.
“We’re using a good amount if not all of the our same farmers from Webster Groves that we’ve had a relationship with for years,” Del Pietro says. “We’re really just kind of letting the seasons and farmers really dictate the menu, which will be well-rounded with vegetarian items.”
Highlights include Brussels sprouts tacos with flash-fried Brussels sprouts, lime crema, pickled red onions and toasted almonds, served on flour tortillas. Smoke-and-vinegar beets are another popular pick. From The Block’s butchery, 58hundred offers a braunschweiger board with grain mustard, garlic mayo, pickled red onion and grilled country bread.
Sandwich options include a smashed burger, as well as a grilled cheese with sharp cheddar, white cheddar, blue cheese, portobello mushrooms and roasted peppers. Entrées include a half Amish chicken with mushrooms, leek bread pudding, creamed orzo and herb pesto; braised beef with brown-butter gnocchi, squash, carrots, sage and red-wine reduction; and grilled salmon with herb quinoa, asparagus, cucumber, celery and romesco, a Catalonian nut- and pepper-based sauce.
“It’s a really great, friendly atmosphere, and the price point is really hard to beat for the quality of everything we’re offering,” Del Pietro says.
Whether you’re intrigued by the eatery’s atmosphere or its delectable delights, be sure to visit 58hundred before seeing Aladdin at The Fabulous Fox Theatre.
From the bar, guests can choose from draft, canned or bottled beer, as well as wine by the glass or bottle. Classic cocktails on offer include the Bee’s Knees with gin, honey and lemon. Bar manager Brad Chapman will also soon introduce specialty cocktails, such as a smoked-fig Old-Fashioned with Lismore scotch, Amaro Lucano herbal liqueur, Black Infusions’ Black Fig vodka, and wood and hibiscus-grapefruit bitters.
58hundred, 5800 Southwest Ave., St. Louis, 314-279-5799, 58hundred.com