Saint Louis, MO

Dine at Central West End St. Louis

George Vandervalk

St. Louis, MO – Located between Forest Park and the Saint Louis University campus, the Central West End is a pedestrian-friendly district that is vibrant and elegant. The neighborhood has more than seventy-five restaurants, bars, and businesses that will satisfy your needs.

If you are looking to dine at the Central West End district there are so many places you can choose from, but here are the places we choose for your dining experience:

Retreat Gastropub

Opened in 2015, Retreat is a modern American pub with a rustic touch located inside the 6 North building on the corner of Sarah and Laclede. The retreat which is also a cocktail bar offers you an extensive selection of craft beer and American food that is made from scratch.

Enjoy dinner at Retreat and try their seasonal beverages crafted and lead by Tim Wiggins. Then order the dining menu from small plates, burgers, sandwiches and if you are a vegetarian or a vegan they also offer a large selection of vegetarian and vegan-friendly menus.

Currently, the retreat is not open for lunch and brunch but instead, it is only open for dinner every Monday, Thursday to Sunday from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Brasserie by Niche

Brasserie is a French restaurant located at 4580 Laclede Avenue, visit the restaurant and experience an exciting menu of French cuisine.

Brasserie offers a brunch and dinner menu, try out their brunch menus such as their sweet beignets, brioche French toast, or some French onion soup. For the dinner menu, they also offer a Menu Du Jour which is a three-course menu that includes appetizer, entrée, and dessert.

Brasserie by Niche is open for brunch only on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and for dinner, they are open from Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. and on Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.


The Yellowbelly is an American restaurant and cocktail bar that is inspired by the island and ocean serving seafood and other elements of the ocean and connecting it with the Midwest produce.

Located at 4659 Lindell Boulevard, Yellowbelly offers visitors a tropical and a seaside getaway vibe with its foods and cocktail selections such as the Pina Colada and their Hawaiian sesame bun burgers options or their seafood plates from warm mini lobster roll to a pan-seared halibut filet.

Yellowbelly is open for brunch every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and for dinner, it is open every Tuesday through Thursday from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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