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Best Late-Night Eats

The Gramophone

4243 Manchester Avenue, 314-531-5700

If your idea of late-night dining means mediocre diner food and stale coffee, clearly you haven’t been to the Gramophone. After an eight-year run as a music venue, this Grove eatery converted into a sandwich shop in 2015 and made St. Louis a tastier place. For proof, order the “Manchester Melt,” a riff on the St. Louis classic gerber. It’s magnificent any time of day but tastes so much sweeter at 2 a.m. Photo by Mabel Suen.