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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 #193 of 2,527 restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
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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English first
STL
Senior Contributor
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
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
25 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Springfield, IL
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

For years we heard wonderful things about Sidney Street Cafe. We wondered if the star might have lost some shine after the years. We were pleasantly surprised in every way. The food is the feature of the day. From the appetizers through dessert, every course was wonderful. The faro should not be missed. The waitress was very good. She knew... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Sidney Street has always been our favorite restaurant. So much so, I have a picture of it on my "favorite things" wall. It's been a while since we've been. My husband and I went last night for my birthday. The service was good and the lobster turnovers were great. I knew there had been some menu changes but it is... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to me by another foodie. And it was right on the mark. I was there on business and had a group of coworkers dining with me. We started off w the lobster turnover, hamachi crudo, veal dumplings and sweetbreads. Portions were perfect with the sauces with great presentation. The entree I chose was the peppered steak... More

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