Valentine's Day may have passed, but who says you can only have a romantic evening out on Feb. 14? St. Louis has plenty of places where you and your significant other can have a fine meal and pitch some woo all year long. Here are a few of our favorites:
Perched atop the downtown Hilton, 360 definitely lives up to its name with an unmatched panoramic view of the metro area and beyond. Aside from the spectacular vistas, the restaurant also has an impressive array of beverages and a delicious and eclectic list of Small Plates and entree-sized House Plates courtesy of executive chef Rex Hale.-- 360, Hilton At The Ballpark/One S. Broadway Ave., 241-8439, 360-stl.com.
Bailey's Chocolate Bar
This Lafayette Square gem is well-known for its huge selection of decadent chocolate dessert drinks, but there's also a plentiful list of beers, wines and other libations, as well as various sweets and noshables. The patio seating is not to be missed.--Bailey's Chocolate Bar, 1915 Park Ave., 241-8100, baileyschocolatebar.com.
Bar Les Freres
The latest eatery from restaurateur Zoe Robinson, Bar Les Freres is like a little bit of Paris in St. Louis. The intimate space, combined with a selection of classic cocktails and cuisine, makes it the ideal destination for any romantic rendezvous, from first dates to milestone anniversaries.--Bar Les Freres, 7637 Wydown Ave., 725-8880.
This Hill neighborhood landmark offers some of the best authentic Italian food around, as well as a sexy Rat Pack vibe sure to stir up those feelings of amore.-- Charlie Gitto's (On The Hill), 5226 Shaw Ave., 772-8898, charliegittos.com.
Cyrano's Coffee Cafe & Dessert
Long a go-to for its indulgent selection of desserts, Cyrano's also offers a variety of large and small plates and a drinks menu that boasts a selection of bubbly cocktails, among other liquid delights to start the night off right--or to help wind it down.--Cyrano's, 603 E. Lockwood Ave., 963-3232, cyranos.com.
Giovanni's On The Hill
Old World elegance and service are the hallmarks of the Giovanni's experience, along with classic Italian cuisine. Whether you're celebrating a love new or old, doing so at Giovanni's will make it a night to remember.-- Giovanni's On The Hill, 5201 Shaw Ave., 772-5958, giovannisonthehill.com.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Combining classic steakhouse ambience and top-notch menu offerings with whiz-bang 21st century amenities like an iPad wine list, an evening at Fleming's is guaranteed to impress that special someone.--Fleming's, 1855 S. Lindbergh Blvd., 567-7610, flemingssteakhouse.com.
Another charming entry from Zoe Robinson, I Fratellini boasts a menu of tasty Italian dishes. Located just across the street from Bar Les Freres, it's a fine destination to steal away to for a delicious lunch or dinner assignation.--I Fratellini, 7624 Wydown Ave., 727-7901.
Since 1927, Kemoll's has been providing an intimate fine-dining experience to generations of St. Louisans. Now located on the 40th floor of the Met Square Building downtown, the restaurant has stunning views of the riverfront to complement its menu of classic Italian cuisine.-- Kemoll's, 1 Metropolitan Square, 211 N. Broadway Ave., 314-421-0555, kemolls.com.
Cozy and inviting, Pomme delights with a delectable bill of fare that features French cuisine with an American twist and an ambience reminiscent of a Parisian cafe. A fine start to an amorous evening.-- Pomme Restaurant, 40 N. Central Ave., 727-4141, pommerestaurants.com.