St. Louis restaurant openings, closings, and coming soons: January 2021

The following list is correct at the time of going to press in late January.

Seven restaurants closed in January 2020 compared to three in 2021 – a positive note for the start of the new year. The month’s openings are led by Tai Ke Shabu Shabu and include UKRAFT which opened in Peabody Plaza. Several restaurants moved, including the flagship Pasta House, Nami Ramen and Coma Coffee Roasters, which were relocated to the former Blue Sky Tower barbecue area via the office lobby. And two other ghost kitchens, Holy Mole and Bu-NS, also debuted that month.


  • The stellar pig: 5623 Leona, January 3rd (temporary closure)
  • Vegan Deli & Butcher: 524 S. Main, St. Charles, January 17th
  • The wheelhouse: 1000 Spruce, January 19 (temporary closure)
  • Start bar: 1000 Spruce, January 19 (temporary closure)
  • Lemmons Restaurant: 5800 Gravois, January 21st (closed due to winter)


  • Resuscitation Meat & 3 (Food truck): January 4th
  • The noodle house Co: Moved to 8831 Ladue (Giovanni’s kitchen) on January 4th
  • Tai Ke Shabu Shabu: 9626 Olive (LuLu Asian Kitchen) January 4th
  • Holy Mole: 286 East (Mission Taco Joint’s delivery-only ghost kitchen) January 5th
  • Nami ramen: Moved to 278 N. Skinker (Bobo Noodle House) January 7th
  • St. Louis Kolache: 5936 southwest (additional location), January 9th
  • UKRAFT (6 North Café): 701 Market, Jan 17th
  • Do you have a cow and cattle company: 2742 Lafayette, January 20
  • Old Bridgeview Brewing: 16 E. Front, Washington, Missouri, Jan. 21
  • Sulaiman’s Cafe (Bombay Food Junkies): 3578 Adie, Jan. 21
  • This-NS: 6997 Chippewa (popup in River’s Edge Social) January 26th
  • Koma coffee roaster: Moved to 1034 S. Brentwood (Blue Sky Tower Grill) January 26th
  • Spike’s Public House: 4 E. Washington, Millstadt, Il., January 27 (additional location)


  • Boo Coo: 1031 Lynch (oak), early February
  • Honeybee biscuits + great food: Food truck, early February
  • Rec Hall: 800 S. Duchesne, St. Charles, early February
  • The stellar pig: 40 Clarkson-Wilson Center (subway), early February
  • Loaded:: Increased nachos: 1450 Beale, No. 130, St. Charles, mid-February
  • Oenology: 3767 New Town, St. Charles, February
  • Don Alfonso House: 100 Carondelet Plaza (The Restaurant), mid-March
  • Terror Tacos: 3191 S. Grand (Baida Moroccan restaurant), March
  • Uncle Julios: 1701 S. Lindbergh, March
  • Promenade waffles & ice cream: 4348 Telegraph, April (additional location)
  • City foundry STL: 214 S. Vandeventer, late spring
  • Amy’s Cake Pop Shop and Boozy Bites: 7961 Big Bend, spring
  • Beets & Bones: 8401 Maryland (Northwest Coffee), spring
  • The golden hoosier: 3707 S. Kingshighway, spring
  • Hi-Pointe Drive-In: 531 W. Hwy. 50, O’Fallon, Illinois, spring
  • International Tap House: 6217 Delmar, spring
  • The Patty Cart: Mac’s Local Eats Food Trailer, Spring
  • Salt + smoke: 1 Cardinal Way (Ballpark Village), spring
  • Sauce on the side: Streets of St. Charles, spring
  • Super Smokers BBQ: 9525 Gravois, spring
  • Promenade waffles & ice cream: 465 Union, mid-May
  • Promenade waffles & ice cream: 1001 Russell, May
  • Byrd & Barrel: 2652 Hampton (Bobby’s Place), early summer
  • 801 grill: 2012 S. Lindbergh, summer
  • Promenade waffles & ice cream (Miss Ms Candy Boutique): 500 N. Grand, Summer (additional location)
  • Back out: 10463 Manchester, summer
  • Giovanni is on the hill: 5201 Shaw (reopening after the 2019 fire), summer
  • Rec Hall: 3676 Market (in the armory), summer


  • Tony’s and Anthony’s Bar: From 410 Market to 105 Carondelet Plz., Late winter
  • Bennie’s Pizza Pub: From 124 E. Main, Belleville, Illinois, to 113 E. Main (Panera), March
  • Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions: From 2810 Sutton to 2733 Sutton, spring
  • Kingside Diner: From 4651 Maryland Plaza to 236 N. Euclid, Spring

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George Mahe

Mahe is the restaurant editor for St. Louis Magazine. Originally a fussy eater, he has owned or operated restaurants for most of his life. He started reviewing her for SLM in 1991.

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February 1, 2021

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