The Central West End is a thriving community with dozens of restaurants, bars, coffee shops and cafes. While the neighborhood is filled with many longtime favorites, there are a few new restaurants getting ready to open soon.
Gamlin Whiskey House:
There will be a new steakhouse in the Central West End this summer. The Gamlin Whiskey House will open in the old Liluma space at the corner of Maryland and Euclid. The restaurant will be casual, bar focused and will have whiskey on tap.
According to Sauce Magazine:
Gamlin emphasized that it would not be an “old-school” steakhouse. Rather, it will have a casual feel and be “bar forward.” As the name implies, Gamlin Whiskey House will carry an extensive selection of whiskey, with an emphasis on bourbon. The Gamlins, along with bar manager Dustin Parres (who currently oversees bar operations at Sub Zero) will be hand-selecting barrels of bourbon and making the spirit available on tap. “Eventually, we want to have six barrels on tap,” Gamlin said.
There has been a sign on the window for months at the site of the former Rothschild’s Antiques at the corner of Euclid and McPherson.
The restaurant is a non-pizza venture for the Pi Pizzeria owners, who have a Pi location on that corner. STL Today reports:
Expect a “Baja-surfer-hippie vibe” for the decor, Uible says, and a menu centered around tacos at about $4 a pop. Gringo’s tacos will be more substantial than traditional street tacos, with meats being cooked sous-vide — a low-and-slow cooking technique that Sommers says will keep proteins consistently tender.
You can follow the renovation in pictures on Facebook.
Central Table Food Hall:
There is a new venue originally scheduled for a March opening will be the first of its kind for St. Louis. The location is designed to focus on seasonal products with an ever changing menu and be a destination for foodies and farmers.
The massive, 10,000-square-foot undertaking is set to open in March with sit-down and takeout options that include tapas and flatbreads; craft beer and wine; sushi and other raw foods; a seasonal grill; upscale coffee, tea and chocolate; sandwiches, soups and salads; charcuterie and more.
With seating for more than 200 people, free Wi-Fi and easy to-go options, Central Table will be modeled after food emporiums like Eataly in New York and Umamicatessen in Los Angeles, says restaurant developer Walter McClure.
While I am eager to try all of the new restaurants coming to the Central West End, I have a feeling Central Food will quickly become one of my favorite destinations. I live in the southeastern section of the Central West End…between Forest Park Parkway and Lindell and about as far east as you can go before you are in midtown. The location at Euclid and Laclede is an easy walk for me. Assuming I can find some place near the door to tie up my dog Milo’s leash, this really could become my go-to take out option.
I can’t wait.
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