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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 were impressed by the overall professionalism of the staff and the tasteful decor of the dining room. Wish we could have experienced the patio but, alas, it was very stormy that evening.
I have seen reviews that interpreted the menu as being somewhat limited. We ordered the charcuterie plate, and if you have a sound culinary back round you would appreciate the work that an item like this entails. Headcheese, country pate, chicken liver pate, pickled veggies, apple sauce, french mustard, and more indicated that the kitchen was indeed very ambitious in its menu. It all tasted great. The wheat bread was aromatic, the brioche buttery, and the flat bread tasty if a little bit on the thin & fragile side for this dish.
The pappardelle was particularly well executed and just the right portion also.
We had an ample wine list from which to choose. The Sancerre was absolutely spot on. Dry, flinty, and aromatic.
My pork entree was perfectly cooked with just enough pink to keep the moisture level adequate.
The vegetables were carefully done and very flavorful, a perfect accompaniment for the pork.
We also enjoyed the rhubarb/strawberry tart with our after dinner coffee.
This is one of the very few restaurants that presents the bill folio with a petite sweet from the kitchen. I have not experienced that delightful tradition since my days at the Culinary Institute of America. Thank you.
One of our most dependable "go to" places, Five Bistro consistently delivers a sumptuous dining experience. They also seem to attract the most pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient service staff. This is a family run enterprise and you can see that the staff and the customers are made to feel like one of the family.
I love this place. The ambiance is great and everything I tasted was excellent. The only downside is the menu is very limited - if you dine with people who like basic straight forward food (steak and potatoes) this is not a great spot for you. We had a delicious squid appetizer and a crab salad on toast. My entre was a pork loin over polenta and wild mushrooms. So tasty and cooked to perfection (pork can so easily become dry and tasteless). We were too full for dessert but the chef sent out 3 small, warm chocolate chip cookies. I was in heaven!
My friend and I came here for The Hill Restaurant Week. This was the first time here for both of us. We were promptly greeted and brought to our table. We both had the Tagliatelle Bolognese for Course 1, which had wonderful flavor and the ricotta melted in your mouth. Course 2 was the beef roast (medium rare) or scallops. We each got different choices, and they were delicious. The scallops were cooked perfectly and the beef was beyond tender. Both came with amazing tasting sides to complement the protein. The last course, we both got the chocolate cake. It had a crisp outside with a warm, moist center that balanced well with the creme anglaise and cookie crumbles. Between 2 courses, the chef also came out to see how the food was and he started our meal by introducing the first course!
Recommend to others: YES
~Food, all of it--taste, presentation, freshness
~Friendliness and professionalism of wait staff
~Prices on every day menu can get a little high for the average person, so maybe not your typical common dinner stop. However, definitely worth it to go every now and then, especially for a special occasion.
Mandy was a waitress I remember. Not sure why. She was just a genuine person who connects well with people. The chef knows what he is doing and the farm to table, which is a slogan in some places, is a mantra at Bistro. I will be back. Just a great meal, and great night.
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.
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