Cielo’s best-selling entrée: seared ahi tuna 

Whether it’s a romantic date, business meeting or wedding rehearsal dinner, Cielo offers a high-end dining experience amid stunning panoramic views of the Arch and downtown St. Louis.

As the five-star Four Seasons Hotel’s lauded restaurant and bar, Cielo combines local farm-fresh ingredients and a personable staff with the spectacular downtown backdrop. “We have the best view in the entire area, a beautiful sky terrace and a great view of the Arch,” says assistant food and beverage manager Cory Cuff.

Cielo’s diverse spaces allow guests to choose their own experience. Patrons can meet for a specialty cocktail at the bar, enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner in the upscale dining area, indulge in luxurious private dining on the hotel’s eighth or 19th levels, celebrate a special occasion with a group in the banquet hall, or take to the rooftop terrace for a meal with a view.

Led by executive chef Fabrizio Schenardi, the restaurant’s culinary team tailors a custom menu with local products. “At Cielo, we place our guests first. We don’t sacrifice customer service or products,” Cuff notes. “We meet their dietary needs and help them celebrate special occasions in a great atmosphere.”

Cielo’s modern Italian menu features handmade pastas and locally grown food, from the grass-fed beef of Rain Crow Ranch to the natural meat and vegetables of Jones Heritage Farms. A dinner favorite is Cielo’s $35 four-course tasting menu: a selection of any small plate to start, then a pasta (tagliolini with shrimp or veal and truffle ravioli), a choice of an entrée (the best-selling seared ahi tuna, grilled salmon, pan-seared veal or short ribs), and, finally, a dessert, such as tiramisu or white cheesecake. And the newest special addition to the menu is the $15 working lunch special, which includes a soup or salad, and the choice of a Cobb salad, BLT, Italian meatloaf or steak rosticciana, along with ice tea. The restaurant and bar also offer extensive specialty drink lists and wines from around the world to satisfy any palate. 

At Cielo, the sky really is the limit. “We’re in the business of making people happy, so we pride ourselves on quality food and service,” Cuff says. “There isn’t anything we won’t do for our guests.”

ON THE COVER: Cielo Restaurant and Bar at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis offers upscale dining with local ingredients, personalized service and stunning skyline views for a uniquely St. Louis experience. For more information, call 881-5759 or visit  

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