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Sidney Street Cafe

2000 Sidney St, Saint Louis, MO 63104-2829 (Benton Park)
314-771-5777
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Ranked #182 of 2,537 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
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Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Benton Park
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The best meal yet while visiting St Louis. This restaurant is located in Soulard area of downtown which is the historic area of the city. Our waiter, Rich was attentive, informative and helpful. We ordered veal dumplings (so amazing) and pea pirogues (very good) for an appetizer that 4 people shared. I am still dreaming of the veal dumplings...one of... More

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United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I found both the food and service to be quite good, but somewhat short of excellent. I started off my meal with a cold cantaloupe soup that was very tasty, while my main course was a lobster stuffed filet which, while very good was a bit disappointing. The beef was tender and the Bearnaise sauce was tasty without being overbearing.... More

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Wichita, KS
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We did a wine tasting with food for a set price. An adventure for sure as the chef made some very tasty, but unusual items. Service was excellent! Our friends's favorite restaurant.

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STL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The food was really good, and portion control is important. But Sidney's portions are simply too small. Had ribeye (5 slices) with fingerling potatoes (1 cut up), wife had scallops (3 small ones). We get that the focus is on high quality ingredients, but way too small. We left hungry. None of the other high end restaurants in St. Louis... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had been to Sidney Street Cafe years ago and enjoyed the food so went again on our recent trip to St. Louis. The food continues to be excellent! The service was attentive but not fawning. The food arrived at the table in reasonable time and everything we ordered tasted great!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My husband and 3 other couples go out to eat once a month. We try more upscale restaurants that are new to all of us. This month was Sydney Street. It was the most expensive and the least impressive of the restaurants we have tried to far. The portion sizes are laughable. When spending over $30 on an entree, I... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

It is still spring so the chilled pea soup was my choice of starter. What elevated this dish to great was the addition of crisped bacon ( not unusual) and salt cured lemon zest. The salt and lemon added crunch and citrus notes which made this one of the best soups, and certainly the best chilled soup, that I have... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We have been to Sydney Street in the past and it has always been on our list of top restaurants in STL. This past visit failed to live up to expectations. We told the waiter we were in no hurry and he came by 5 times asking if we wanted to order. I also had to send back a glass... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

I took my wife here for our wedding anniversary. It was our first visit and we had a very nice dinner. We were greeted and seated immediately. The host was aware that it was our anniversary and congratulated us. The roses I had ordered were already at our table. The restaurant was busy, even on a Tuesday night. Our server... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a wonderful place for a special dinner. The atmosphere of the main dining room, with its dark wood and excellent service, makes for an ideal "special" dinner. Our starters were the dinner's high point. They were full of flavor and very imaginative. The dinner entrees were also quite good, though lacking the "wow" I was hoping for. Dessert... More

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