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
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.
Dominic's never disappoints!
Dominic's (on the Hill) is an awesome special occasion restaurant. The food is absolutely delicious and its presentation is lovely. The service is impeccable, without being intrusive. We've been to many Italian restaurants in larger cities; Chicago, New York, & Boston to name a few. Dominic's is every bit as good as many in those cities and better than some! Others on the Hill are very good, but Dominic's is GREAT, especially if you're celebrating a family birthday or parents' anniversary. Many thanks to the Galati family!
Excellent overall experience
With friends, we decided to participate in "Restaurant Week on The Hill," a week where restaurants offer special pricing with limited menus and proceeds going to charity. Never having been to Dominick's, we thought we would try something new....and were glad we did!
It is an upscale venue, romantically lit, with the interior walls lined with art and multiple mirrors. We were greeted immediately, seated, and waited upon. And waited upon. The staff was extremely attentive, with a team of very professional staff filling water glasses, clearing plates, and bringing wine and food.
Food: The house salad was good, but unremarkable. I was able to taste my husband's Caesar salad, however, and it was one of the best I've tried. Both salads were generous. As the menu was limited, three of us ordered the pasta for the main course - a penne with sausage, peppers and spinach. It was delicious, with excellent sweet Italian sausage which the staff reported came from Volpi's (we will definitely check that grocery out during our next trip to The Hill!) Another member of our party ordered the grilled pork loin with garlic mashed potatoes that she really enjoyed as well. The dessert was fabulous, with spumoni, tiramisu and 'Jackies' plates all eaten clean. Their Jackies is a layered wedding cake with chocolate cake saturated with something delicious topped with cream filling and a cream vanilla cake layer dusted with cocoa. Top notch.
Did I mention that the staff was attentive? They were great, and we also witnessed a procedure I'd never seen before: food brought to the dining area was briefly set atop portable Sterno burners to recover any heat lost during the journey from the kitchen. Our entree plates were hot, and stayed hot during our leisurely course. A nice extra touch.
I would definitely recommend to a friend, and will be returning there myself!
Dominic's -A Hill classic
Dominic's delivered a good meal. Love the old world Italian decor. Went expecting it to be quiet and romantic. Instead found service staff a little disorganized, big noisy groups, cooking tables in the way...sadly not the romantic, quiet Italian dinner we were expecting. Had the osso bucco on risotto (rice). Very good. Started with the grilled peppers, mozzarella and anchovies. Delicious. Bread in basket was stale...butter hard as a rock. Finished our meal and wine, and left without dessert or coffee. Would return again in hopes of a better experience.
I visited St Louis this past weekend. I was excited to go to eat on The Hill. I have had many many wonderful experiences there and was looking forward to taking my family. I received a great time from open table and sat down promptly. Ambiance was great and everything seemed to be set up for a special evening. I was wrong. My dinner took 3 hours!! The food was average at best other than the bananas flambé, which was out of this world. My server took an initial drink order and a second drink order 2 hours later. The host had to take the other drink orders as well as appetizer, entrée, and desert. We had long amounts of time with no one looking after us.
Excellent experience as usual. Highest quality
Everything was perfect down to the napkins. Very friendly and courteous staff. Great wine selection. Salads were top notch. Entrees cannot be outdone. Desserts are delectable and the cappuccino was of the highest quality. Not your everyday dinner destination but definitely worth every penny spent. This was the third time dining here for myself and the first for my girlfriend. She was more than impressed with everything about the experience. We will definitely be dining at Dominic's on The Hill in the near future.. I highly recommend anyone going for a very unique and classic dinner experience. Ps. Dont just order and entree. Order salads appetizers wine dessert and coffe to get the full experience of this establishment.
2/14/16 First visit to Dominic's on the Hill was disappointing. Service was adequate. Waiters had no recommendations other than veal was their specialty on the menu. My husband and I ordered veal. Chopped veal was chewy and flavor was very average. Red pasta was very average. I had Veal Picata and the veal was cut extremely thin and sauce was not impressive. Mixed vegetable were flavorful and tender. Banana flambe was a disaster. Bananas were hard and tasteless. Took 25 minutes to get our check. Not worth $150.
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