About Dominic's on the Hill
Dominic and Jackie Galati purchased Dominic's on the Hill in 1971 and moved in above the restaurant. Within two years, Dominic began winning national awards and has continued to do so for the last 40 years. This is an exceptional restaurant with fine Italian cuisine, professional, friendly service, & an extensive wine list. Dominic oversees the kitchen,and the menu includes fresh seafood, veal, tenderloin, lamb, and many other choices. The restaurant has a Florentine atmosphere, with low lighting, white tablecloths, & classic oil paintings. Dominic's has been honored by DIRONA, 2001 Restaurant Hall of Fame, 1999 International Award of Excellence, The Epicurean Award & was voted one of the two best Italian Restaurants in the country by Conde Nast Traveller.
The second floor of the restaurant is available for private parties of 15-65. Please call for details. Smaller parties up to 18 people can be accommodated downstairs as well as larger parties up to 150.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Large groups of 40 or more can be accommodated in the afternoons and on Sunday with enough advanced notice.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Catering is available. Please call 314-771-1632 for more information.
Valet parking on weekends. Street parking also available every night.
Private Party Facilities:
Dominic's on the Hill is ideal for business functions, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, anniversary parties, graduation parties, and small wedding dinners. The elegent and intimate Sopra Room on the private second floor is complete with separate bathrooms, full bar, and plasma TV. The main restaurant has two semi-private rooms which can seat 18 people. The whole restaurant can also be reserved for up to 150 people. Private dining menus range in price depending on your budget and wants. Wine can also be ordered exclusively for your event. A deposit is required to hold the space for your private event. Call for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Jessica Carolyn: 3147711632x
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Dominic's on the Hill Ratings and Reviews
This is a well-known restaurant. Does it ...
This is a well-known restaurant. Does it live up to its reputation? It depends on your expectations. Neither a temple of healthy cooking nor of nouvelle cuisine, it is a traditional "posh" Italian restaurant with prices to match, but it's not unpleasantly snooty: for example, wines are available by the glass, which is convenient if a couple wants a different one for each course. The service is good without being intrusive and it's generally not too pretentious though I would as soon they skipped the extra heating of the dishes at table side: it's probably not necessary and was apt to make the food too hot. The cooking is good without necessarily being outstanding in every dish. The servings are very generous, so much so that many will not be able to eat more than two courses. I would have preferred smaller portions costing a little less. In fact the beast options would be to offer a choice of small or large portions of the dishes, as is done in some European countries. We were disappointed that the classic Italian aperitifs of Punt e Mes and Cynar were not available, as they are our favorites. We tried one of the off menu offerings of a main course and it was outstanding, and the Zuppa di Pesce was as authentic as an American public can tolerate - excellent! The bill with tip came to somewhat over $100 per person for two courses plus salads with three (generous) glasses of wine per person and coffee, so most people would hardly make dining there a weekly habit: but it's a nice place to go for a special occasion like a birthday.
Dominic's is a gourmet restaurant. The ...
Dominic's is a gourmet restaurant. The service, food, and ambiance were incredible. If compared to Tony's (another fine restaurant in St. Louis), I prefer Dominic's. They are a little pricey, but their food is worth it. The appetizers, mains courses, and deserts were all 5 star!
Finally, I strongly recommend the Osso Bucco (cross-cut veal shanks braised with vegetables, white wine and broth). It is what they are known for and it is the best thing on the menu!
Once again, we chose Dominic's On the Hi ...
Once again, we chose Dominic's On the Hill for a special occasion. And, as usual, we were not let down. As happened the last time, we were greated by Dominic himself when we walked in the door and the whole experience after he greated us was exactly what we have come to expect - great atmosphere, great service, and incredible food and wine. All in all a great evening!
Very elegant, classy, a great restaurant ...
Very elegant, classy, a great restaurant. Service was outstanding. Food was way beyond expectations. Parking was a challenge and some customers were not appropriately dressed. Difficult to fault the restaurant about the dress as it seems to be pervasive in all restaurants these days.
Gino and the gang that took care of our ...
Gino and the gang that took care of our table were awesome. Very, very attentive. Fantastic service. Food was great, good old-fashioned Italian style. The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars was b/c the scallops were overdone and the guy who heated them up at the table to serve them saw that they were overcooked but served them anyway. He DID bring out 2 freshly cooked ones that were perfect but in my opinion, he #1 shouldn't have served the overcooked ones and #2 should have served a whole order of perfectly cooked ones, not 2...
Dominic's on the Hill really has excelle ...
Dominic's on the Hill really has excellent service with very attentive waiters! The decor is nice, creating a pleasant atmosphere. As to my salmon dinner-- without the sauce, it tasted quite fishy. The sauce masked the fishy taste, but I also wanted to enjoy it plain, too. I commented about the fishy taste to the waiter, but my comment was ignored. The other meal was a very good pasta, which, of course, is their specialty. The wine was great. The prices are not inexpensive, so I would have appreciated a better salmon with less fishy flavor on my plate.
This was my first time eating here and w ...
This was my first time eating here and was an experience that will have me and my fiance coming back. It was our dinner prior to my popping the question! The staff was very tentative to our needs and the food came out exactly as we ordered and quick. Once the food comes out they set the plates on these rings of fire to warm them up some more something I noticed the kids next to us really enjoyed. The resturant has a very romantic feel to it as soon as you walk in to dining area but i think it would be great for any occasion...oh and the food tasted aaaaaaamazing and they were huge portions! Great job Dominic's
We celebrated our wedding anniversary at ...
We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Dominic's. It was a Monday evening so the restaurant wasn't very busy which was nice as the noise level was very low and the staff were very attentive. We had the Dominic's Choice five course dinner for two which started with the Tenderloin Carpaccio followed by pasta combination of Tortellini Alla Fiorentina and Rigatoni Amatriciana. The third course was the Dominic's salad followed by a combination of Scampi Alla Griglia and Tenderloin Rossini. A large tiramisu for two completed the meal. Everything was excellent and the serving sizes were larger than we have typically experienced with multiple course selections.
I have gone to Dominic's many times over the past 35+ years and have never had a bad experience. The only complaint was that neither of the Galati's were present that night so I could personally tell them how good the entire experience was.
The welcoming, quiet ambiance. The helpful, solicitous waiters. A true delightful experience for anyone that wants to have good conversation and fantastic food without yelling over music, the next tables conversation, or being rushed through your meal. This is how delicious food is to truly be enjoyed and meals are to be an integral part of life. The staff was so gracious and friendly. The food beyond compare. Truly a must place to eat for all St Louisians.
Another amazing dinner at Dominic's.
It was our 10th anniversary and we were treated like family. As always, Christian and the staff were over the top with their recommendations and service. Dominic personally stopped by to congratulate us on our special occasion. Such a true gentleman. Thank you once again for a very memorable anniversary dinner. Here's to many more!!!
We were married in the Botanical Gardens and had our dinner reception here 16 years ago. A perfect choice then and now. If we are in town, we come here to celebrate the day...or if we just want a nice quiet great tasting meal with super waitstaff!
Food wonderful; service spotty. A busy F ...
Food wonderful; service spotty. A busy Friday night, but other than having our ice refilled every minute, service was not attentive. We went a good 15 minutes between check ins from our waiter. At this price level, I expect a higher level of service.
Great old world dining
Dominic's is the place for a great dining experience from the time your greeted at the door until you leave. Mr. Galati will make you feel s welcome guest at his table.
Our party of four were there for Restaurant Week. The food was exceptional, exceeded only by the great service. The attention to detail in service far exceeded our expectations and the food was a delight to everyone in our party.
I highly recommend dining at Dominic's for any occasion. You won't be disappointed.
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