Sauce Magazine – 12 great St. Louis restaurants that are definitely open on Monday, Vol. 3
12 Great St. Louis Restaurants That Are Definitely Open On Mondays 3
You know the exercise: it’s Monday again, you’re looking for something to eat, you’re about to give up and get something out of your freezer. Do not do it! We have you; Read the third volume of our collection – the first and second here – with great restaurants on a Monday.
This old school South City pub sticks to the basics, but in O’Connell’s case, that’s a nice thing. From the beloved burgers and onion rings to the beloved roast beef sandwich, this is the kind of classic bar food that is guaranteed to cure your Monday blues.
4652 Shaw Ave., St. Louis, 314.773.6600, oconnells-pub.com
Katie’s pizza & pasta
Katie’s is a safe haven for Italian foodies in the county. Enjoy a Negroni or an Aperol spritz, some black garlic bread and a unique pizza or two like the pumpkin blossom, morel and rampe or Ted’s meatballs.
multiple locations, katiespizzaandpasta.com
If you think that it is impossible to find a killer cocktail bar open on Monday, you are wrong! Retreat Gastropub has all the refreshing, tropical-themed drinks you could want. Or just stay satisfied with a well-known classic. And while the drinks are great, many just leave because they love the food. Both are good reasons.
6 N. Sarah St., St. Louis, 314.261.4497, Retreatgastropub.com
You already know what it is. Pho, Banh Mi and Killer Vegetarian Dishes. Who could ask for more? Bonus: If you’re there for dinner afterward, you can walk down the street for a drink at the CBGB, which is also open on Mondays. You’re welcome!
3195 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314.664.7435, phogrand.com
Taqueria El Bronco
This low-key taqueria on Cherokee Street offers some of the best Mexican fare in town. Head to an Al Pastor and a Chorizo Taco, some fries and salsa, and a couple of beers.
2817 Cherokee St., St. Louis, 314.762.0691, taqueriaelbronco.com
If your regular lunch or dinner moves include pasta and wine, you are likely already going to Pastaria; If not, add it to your rotation. Definitely get a pizza or two. And a piece of birthday cake at the end, because it’s Monday and you deserve it.
7734 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.862.6603, eatpastaria.com
Salinas Mexican restaurant
This little shopping mall spot in Chesterfield brings a lot of flavor; It’s satisfying and well worth the trip whether you are in the neighborhood or in St. Louis City. We love the fish tacos, the steak tacos and the phenomenal house salsa.
20 Clarkson Wilson Center, Chesterfield, 636.530.9010, Facebook: Salinas Mexican Cafe
Sauce on the side
Sometimes all you want is a damn calzone and a good salad. This is completely right. Between all the different sauces and filling options – eggplant! Figs! Salsa Verde! Garlic oil! – You’re pretty much guaranteed a serious taste bomb.
multiple locations, Sauceontheside.com
Pickled fries. Tamales. The Southwest Slinger. Buttermilk cornmeal pancakes. Tortas. Enchiladas with red and green chillies. These are some of our favorite things.
6803 Southwest Ave., St. Louis, 314.260.7244, southwestdinerstl.com
Smokee Mo St. Louis BBQ
Vegans will love it – this Grafschaft BBQ area (which also serves quality meat) has everything from jackfruit nachos to vegan mac and cheese to tofu syrups. All barbecue sauces clap, so be sure to stock up on food to soak with.
110 Old Meramec Station Road, Manchester, 636.220.1227, Smokeemosstlouisbbq.com
The hot salami sandwich.
different locations, gioiasdeli.com
Blue ocean sushi
This loop sushi staple is a sauce worker favorite. The sushi is high quality but if you are not in this zone you are safe with a hearty bowl of ramen and a nice cocktail – something for everyone.
6335 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314.726.6477, blueoceanstl.com