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.
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: 3147735553x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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 arrived at 5:30 when the restaurant o ...
We arrived at 5:30 when the restaurant opened. We had excellent personal attention and all menu items were available including a few specials. Service was right on, neither too fast or slow. Our waitress was soft spoken, pleasant and eager to please. We chose the 4 course tasting menu which had flexible choices from the evening's menu ( at least 3 items per course). We also ordered the cured meats platter and was told we could have half cheeses which we did. Excellent choice for just 19.00 more. Portions were just right. I left full and happy, but not stuffed. The food was creative, fresh and seasoned perfectly. The decor was elegant, dark wood, green walls with Art Deco type art work and mirrors, impeccable white table cloths and table settings. Our server removed plates and utensils after each course and brought fresh for the next one. She even refolded my napkin when I left the table briefly. I haven't seen this level in of service inSt Louis in a while. Excellent choice if you don't mind spending a little more to get a lot.
This is just another restaurant on the " ...
This is just another restaurant on the "Hill." Everything was fresh and tasty. The lamb was outstanding, perfectly seasoned and incredibly tender. The halibut with kalamata olive garnish/tapenade was excellent yet may be too much for someone on a low salt diet. Service was spot on. They adjusted the menu and preparation to create a gluten free option. It was a very pleasant experience.
The menu is very limited and even though ...
The menu is very limited and even though we dined at 7pm, they were out of multiple entrees, further limiting the menu. Everything I ordered or sampled, though, was excellent, with the exception of the bread pudding dessert, which was disappointing. It also took longer than one would expect to get each course after we finished the prior one. Server was very nice and helpful but disappeared a couple of times.
My husband and I dined at Five Bistro for the first time and were celebrating our anniversary. We can't say enough good things about the entire experience! The bartender was outstanding, the waitress knowledgeable and friendly. And the food was extraordinary! Great job...we will be back!
High quality gourmet - farm to restaurant.
This was our first time at Five Bistro. I had the salmon and my husband had the ribeye. We were both very impressed by the service, the presentation, and most importantly, the food. The salmon was super fresh and perfectly cooked. The steak was as well. I love their approach to serving fresh, local, and simply prepared food. Not a bunch of sauces to mask anything.
The server pointed out that everything in the dish is listed in the description on the menu. I liked this a lot since I was avoiding gluten and dairy and they were able to accommodate very easily. The menu is short, but they offered a number of off-menu specials for the weekend. Overall we were extremely satisfied and will definitely return.
Wonderful Dining Expertience
First time here. I was particularly impressed by the quality of the service. No nonsense, direct, knowledgeable and efficient. The dining area is very comfortable and tastefully appointed. Everyone in our party of three loved the food. Highly recommended.
I tried this spot for the 1st time for The Hill Restaurant Week, which was more than enough. The portions are small and the food was disappointing to say the least. The ambiance is great and the wait staff is too. I would tell people to try it and judge for themselves. I would suggest they need to revise a few of their menu items: The scallps with sweet potato gnocchi was very bland, the only high point to the spring salad was the deviled egg, otherwise the dressing was blahh and the chocolate dessert was not sweet enough.
Not Recommended for restaurant week
We went for the first time during the Hill Restaurant week, 2016. While the food was flavorful, creative and fresh, the portions were ridiculously small. $25 for ONE scallop?! We'll think hard before we go back to this place
The chicken was wonderful
The service was very nice too. I had been before but it keeps getting such buzz i thought i would take my foodie friend that I eat all over the country with.
The onion soup was so flavorless that I couldn't believe it. Even if the onions come from within an hours drive or whatever....does it zap all the flavor away? Couldn't something be added? It was the most bland onion soup i have ever had by far. I'm sorry but it damped our enthusiasm for this restaurant to mess up such a basic dish. Good luck to them though.
When every day is a special occasion
I have taken three different friends to Five on their respective birthdays and was so pleased that I decided to take three other friends there on my own birthday. I turned the entire evening, menu, and wine selection with each course over to Anthony and Jacob. It can only be described as superb! We spent three and a half hours dining, drinking, and discussing the fabulous pairings of food and wine. We finally left, completely sated and happy. Thank you FIVE times over!
Unique Menu, Great Food and Intimate Atmosphere!
My wife and I were looking for an intimate dining experience with unique menu options. Five Bistro's sample menu on their website captured our interest, especially considering they purchase their food from local farms.
Five Bistro is family owned and has an intimate atmosphere that did not become loud as the restaurant filled up.
They have an extensive wine list - if you like Pinot Noir, my wife and I would recommend "Tyler", which was one of the best Pinot's we have had in a long time.
We had Truffle as an appetizer - the sauce was unbelievable (my wife playfully asked if she could lick the bowl - I said no :)
We each had a Caesar salad with devilled egg - it was one of the best Caesar's we have ever had. My wife contemplated asking for the dressing's recipe...WOW! And the devilled egg was the perfect touch!
For our entrees, I had braised goose breast and she had the Brenkenfarm (sp?) beef - the meat was tender, exquisitely seasoned and the sauce was yet again fantastic!!
We completed the meal with Dessert - I had crème bulee and my wife had a chocolate cake with a special sauce that was out of this world. Both desserts made from scratch...in particular, the chocolate cake was not heavy yet the chocolate had a rich and deep flavor that put Godiva to shame!
The restaurant is family owned and the chef is the owner. In speaking with the host and the waitress, he just loves to cook and savors delighting his customers with his culinary gift. As first time customers, the owner/chef took the time to come to the table and welcome us. We gave him our heartfelt gratitude and admiration...and told him we would be back :)
Excellent Service, Even Better Food
I searched Google for "farm to table restaurants in St. Louis" and Five Bistro came up as one of the first search results. Neither my wife or myself had been, so we decided to go. We were very happy with the service, all the way from the server, to the bar tender, to the chef - all made a point to come ask how we were doing.
It was my wife's birthday, and Five Bistro went over the top (in a good way) to make her night special.
Would highly recommend for a special occasion.
5 is good
Had not been to the restaurant for a while. Seated promptly at our reservation with a warm welcome. The 4 of us ordered an appetizer and an entree. Apps were good. The mains were good, beautiful but VERY small portioned. I had the sole others had the pork shoulder. Even if you can't give me a bigger piece of fish maybe some adequate sides. Not sure we will be in a hurry to go back.
Went for my special birthday dinner and the food was excellent. Homemade three cheese ravioli and salad were excellent!! I had fluke (fish) which was flaky and nicely cooked, the potatoes that it came with were a little undercooked and crunchy, but everything else was amazing. Fiance had Lamb stew that he liked but didn't win his heart. There's a nice selection of wines by glass and bottles, and the service and hostess was pleasant and timely.
Another memorable evening at FIVE
Always a wonderful evening of good food and thoughtful service. The menu this time was even more diverse and interesting.......delicious for all six of us. Fabulous desserts that were shared by the table. But TWO scallops, really?!? Prefectly prepared, but barely plural and that disappointed me. Tasty wine that was selectly almost at random. Service was timely and just right; not over bearing but right there when needed. FIVE remains in my top group of StL favorites (but another scallop or two would have made the evening near-perfect!!).
Locally grown food--fabulous!
This restaurant is one of our favorites. We Love it for a quiet date night, to a fun night out with a few couples, to a larger celebration with 10 to 12 people in the semi private bar room. The menu is small, but most items are locally grown and prepared in a delicious manner. You can't go wrong eating at Five!
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