10 Restaurants That Take You Around the World — Without Leaving St. Louis


By Cheryl Baehr

This time of year, our desire mounts for the thrill of the open road, the smell of salt air and the excitement of discovery — only to be met with the sad state of our bank account. Summertime may be meant for languidly basking on a South Pacific beach or sipping rosé in Provence, but who has the money for that? Many of us seem destined to a vacation season spent closer to home.

But you don’t have to splurge on a trip to feel like a globe-trotter. We’ve hand-picked ten St. Louis restaurants that offer a chance to get away without leaving town. These oases are the perfect spots to live your Amalfi dreams, even if you’re on a River Des Peres budget.