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, 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
Third time I have been here but 1st time ...
Third time I have been here but 1st time in 2 years. Charcuterie was as good as I remember. Good enough for 2 or 3 to start. Excellent wine list from smaller winery from around the world.
Salmon was very good. Portions not large but adequate.
Service was perfect
Very kind and eager to please waitress ( ...
Very kind and eager to please waitress (Anita). Bartender/wine advisor Jacob (pretty sure I remembered his name!) on the mark: he brought out two complimentary glasses of a lovely sparkling French rose to honor my friend, who was celebrating his 65th birthday. Also confirmed our Rhine wine choice, which was nice.
We both had the 4-course menu. Delicious as always! The braised beef was sublime! The pork loin came out medium (though I was told it was going to be well cooked). It's not the chef of course... It's me! I just don't like meat that's not cooked through. Perhaps it was miscommunication with the waitress. If I'd known, I'd have ordered the beef or the salmon. It was still delicious-- I just hD to not think about it!
The only "disappointment" was the dessert. The description of the pizzelle had us thinking we were getting something else... More chocolately goodness with expresso ice cream. It was more like chocolate pudding plopped on the pizzelle with whipped cream and ice cream . the ice cream was exquisite-- I would have been ecstatic to have a bowl of that with bittersweet chocolate sauce drizzled over it! Even if the elements of the dessert were the same, and maybe presented differently (like layered, in a jam jar, where it would have melded better together I. A pretty way) it might have worked better.
Alas, our neighboring table was peopled by a very loud, self-absorbed man and his poor companion (obviously a work colleague who's agreed to have dinner with him, an out of towner). Once they finally left, we were able to better enjoy the wonderful ambiance (and each other!) and focus on our food.
It was also nice to see the owner come in to the bar area with what looked like his young son in soccer cleats. They stayed, ate, and socialized with friends and it was delightful to see.
We look forward to a return visit our next trip to STL! It's always a "must-visit" when we travel to STL!
Nonetheless, we will be back again
My husband and I were visiting from Cali ...
My husband and I were visiting from California and loved our evening at Five. We both had the four course meal and were happy with everything. The food was all very fresh and well- prepared. I had the Raviolis and they were yummy. For dessert my husband had the cheese platter with nice cheese selections and I had a peach tart that was so yummy and homemade tasting (naturally sweet with the peaches and a thin, light crust. )
My compliments to a very talented chef. Can't wait to go back!
Everything was very good in respects to ...
Everything was very good in respects to the food and the drinks. My only reason for not giving the ambiance 5 stars was the tables were set close together. So close that it was hard to not hear the conversations happening on either side of you. Other than that, great dinner, great drinks, great night.
Impressive! The four-course meal was fr ...
Impressive! The four-course meal was fresh, tasty, and wonderful, the ambiance and service was great--we'll be back to try the wine pairing next time. And maybe to eat on the patio... Similar to Farmhaus, but the interior decor is more upscale-not formal, but more sophisticated.
My husband and I went for dinner. We re ...
My husband and I went for dinner. We really enjoyed our meal. Our waitress was very attentive, the space had a nice atmosphere and we thought it nice that the chef greeted everyone. We would definitely recommend Five and will be going back to this neighborhood gem.
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 :)
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