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About Five Bistro
Our menu features familiar, crowd-pleasing items, as well as a wide range of dishes with ethnic flair. We prepare from scratch and use the freshest, organic, and natural ingredients possible. Our menu changes daily, to reflect not just seasonal availability, but also to provide a constant variety sourced from our local farmers. Quality products and service keep regular customers coming back and pique the interest of the new customer.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Contemporary American, Italian
Hours of Operation:
DINNER: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm to 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm to 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our partnership with local farmers allows us to offer a large selection of appetizers and desserts created with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Dinner selections can also be designed with your personal input through our catering manager.
Ample street parking is available in this quaint Hill neighborhood.
Metro Transit stops are available within 2 blocks of our location.
Private Party Facilities:
Our Tamara Room provides a warm and comfortable space, seating approximately 50 guests and providing the perfect background for an extraordinary dining experience. Wooden room dividers ensure your guests privacy and quiet from an adjacent room.
Private Party Contact:
Bonnie Devoti: (314) 773-5553
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We host 5-course wine dinners once a month. Please sign up on our website to join our email list for more information.
Five Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We joined friends in St. Louis for a great dinner on the hill. Once again I was not disappointed. The food was excellent fie the most part paint two of us got a pork roll which was very dry. The salad was fresh and crisp. The soup was divine and the Hamic was absolutely prepared perfectly.
Food was outstanding, locally sourced or made in-house, and thus fresh! Presentation was beautiful! Staff was knowledgeable about every item and ingredient, and educational without being offputting. The Chef even visited our table to provide further detail about the food! Best meal I've had in St. Louis since moving from Chicago! Can't wait to go back and take others!
From the parents of the chef who greet you when you arrive, to a stellar bartender/sommelier, to a chef who knocks it out of the park with seasonal/local ingredients, Five Bistro delivers a consistent, stellar experience. Even the simple things are done to perfection: bread baked on site, hand formed noodles, lamb shanks braised sous vide until they fall of the bone, locally foraged mushrooms, house made ice creams. You're not going to find a Caesar with a PERFECTLY poached locally raised egg like this many places. And ALL of this is delivered by knowledgeable servers, without a touch of pretension and a genuine interest in you and your dining experience. We are a little bit ambivalent about telling our friends because it is cozy in size. But how could we NOT!!!
Tony has a phenomenal way of mixing home grown and farm to table sourced ingretiants to beautifully blend flavors that I truly look forward to every time. Their ingredients are beyond fresh and Tony holds everyone there to a very high standard! The staff is just as wonderful. Please arrive early and have drink with Jake at the bar and take in all of the furnishings that Tony's dad Joe handmade.
If you want a great meal or, if you're looking for an excellent dining experience for that special (you name the occasion) dinner, look no further. I heard about Five when they first opened on Manchester. This was a good while before the foodie explosion that's been going on here. At the time, the concept was new for St.Louis though common on either coast. Locally sourced, seasonally fresh food for a dining experience that recognized the five senses. We loved 'em from the start and every time we go back, Five never disappoints. The service is personal and caring. The food is a mix of classic ingredients and preparations, mixed with a fresh twist. Be it the presentation or the combinations of foods on the plate. I wish I could dine here ever week. We'll be back. Oh, and get on their mailing list to hear about the different focus and pairing events. There's something for everyone and you'll never be disappointed.
There's something to be said about changing the menu every day. You can't fine tune a dish that way. My appetizer lacked seasoning and my guest had way too many truffles on hers. While my entree was very good (pot roast,) hers (braised pork) had ingredients in it that fought with the taste of the pork so she did not finish her appetizer or her entree. We went early on Wednesday night so we were virtually the only guests in the place so our waitress was checking on us basically every 5 minutes, which made it difficult to have a conversation. I had eaten there twice before and it was excellent so I was very disappointed. Especially for the cost of the meal. I would try it again hoping that this was just an off night.
What a lovely experience! I called before I made reservations to see if they could accommodate our 10 year old daughter & Chef Tony kindly offered to make her either pizza or pasta. The rest of us had the 4 course prix fixe which was absolutely fantastic! The pizza he prepared for her was amazing! Her meal was made with as much care and consideration as any of the other courses and the chef even came out to ensure she enjoyed her pizza. Our server, Bethany, was wonderful and we enjoyed the friendly, professional service as well as a delicious and interesting meal. Without a doubt, we'll be back!
I am hesitant to recommend now. Had a delicious meal there 2 weeks ago. Beef pot roast...tender, delicious. Ask for a scoop of ice-cream for dessert and got a nice scoop. This night started off with a drink with a vodka request that she said they never carried. I had asked for it last week, so I guess they just served whatever they wanted to! Tasted good, but still deceptive. Complimentary starter was not special at all. Pot roast was sliced very thin, looked attractive, tasted good, but was incredibly tough. Waitress explained that he butchers his meat there and uses every part...maybe this one not so tender. Well, I don't want that "part" again! Asked for scoop of ice-cream like before, received a scant tablespoon on profiterole (3) which I had said I did not want. Waitress came over at almost every bite/sip to affirm that it was delicious and we loved it. Too much! And when I commented on the toughness, she brushed me aside. So, she did not really care what I thought... just thought if she mentioned delicious often enough, I would believe it. First visit, I thought I had found a new favorite. I will give it another try, but this made me hesitant to bring more friends here.
My husband & I went with my son & daughter in law to Five Bistro on a Tuesday evening. A bit slower of a night so noise level was subdued. Our waitress was just right attentive. We each had a different entree & sampled each other's. All delicious! We'll be back!
we have been there many times and found this past time the food was just ok. i had the pot roast which wasn't as tender as described by the server, not very warm, and not much flavor. my dining partner had the pork loin chop which was very chewy and again not as tender as described by the server. we have always loved this restaurant but this past time was very disappointing.
This may be the best restaurant I've eaten at in the St. Louis area. The food is superb, nutritious and delicious. For locovores especially, this is the place to go. The chef is remarkable, including the bread he bakes too. I'm eager to go back. The other two in my party were equally enthusiastic.
We each had the four-course dinner. Everything was outstanding--there wasn't a single miss. Pasta appetizer with outstanding mushrooms and a light sauce, Brussels sprouts, salad, pumpkin soup. scallops, vegetable plate (the vegetarian among us received extraordinary care), amazing chocolate cake and apple crisp, great wine . . . everything was outstanding. On top of that, the service was at least as memorable as what we were served.
My husband and I hadn't been to 5 Bistro for a while and wanted a good spot for a date night. We were not disappointed. It was a surprisingly warm October evening and we requested to sit outside. The quickly accommodated and set a table for us. Dinner was delicious, and the staff fully attentive. We'll doubtless return in the coming months.
Tagliatelle w wild mushrooms and deviled egg w smoked pork shoulder were delicious first courses. A great Caesar salad and a monster house charcuterie plate were our second. The charcuterie would have been more suitable for 4 than 2 and carried a large up charge, $15. It did have some very interesting items including pork tongue and beef heart, as well as some more traditional items like head cheese and pate, all was very good but huge portion for 2. Entrees of braised chicken leg quarter and pork loin were also great. Only criticism was the pork was a little overcooked and beans w the pork were a little underdone thus 4 stars instead of 5. Cheese plate and a flourless chocolate cake were nice finishers. Cake was just a little grainy, ice cream w it was fabulous. Our server was very friendly, knowledgeable about the menu, and attentive wo being overbearing. Overall a great fine dining experience.
Five Bistro never disappoints. Farm-to-table, creative cuisine. Totally authentic -- every single ingredient is detailed on the menu. Chef Anthony Devoti is the real deal -- a great chef who treat you like he's invited you into his home. PLUS, the restaurant is very quiet -- you can actually have a conversation and hear each other across the table. When my foodie friends from New York come to town, I always take them to Five Bistro -- they are blown away by the quality of the meal and the reasonable price.
the experience was overall quite good. very good service and for the most part the food was excellent. had the four courses fixed price dinner. we liked three of the four courses, problem was though that the course we weren't crazy about was the main course. they have very limited options for the main course and the ones we ordered were just okay. however, the other courses were excellent. would go again.
Good food, unfortunately just poor service. Entree came out before appetizer, which all came out before bread. Never got asked how it was as she was scrambling. Maybe she was a new server but for food and wine at a fairly premium price we were kind of insulted by the service.
I've had great meals here in the past...but this latest meal was not so great. I had the lamb which was tough and chewy, and frankly lacked flavor. My Dad had the pot roast which was perfect. Our waitress was a little odd and acted awkward and was a 'low talker' I could barely understand her and my Dad couldn't hear 3/4 of what she said. Service was slow, which is okay if you aren't waiting for your cocktail.
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